While watching this week's episode of Psych, one song kept playing in my head like an imaginary soundtrack. It started out as a faint distraction and quickly swelled when Shawn and Gus hit the town with the parade of real models. "I'm too sexy for this shirt. Too sexy for this shirt, so sexy it hurts" played like a broken record during most of the episode for me. Then, it shifted to "I'm a model and you know what I mean..." when the models headed out for a night of partying. How funny was Gus in this episode??!! The way he obsessed over that one model and the way he got so caught up in the model life was Just. Too. Funny!! But, the episode's funniest moment came when Shawn, after being told there was no way he was a model, tried to say that his hands were Allstate's famous "You're in good hands" logo ("Perhaps, you recognize this from the insurance commercials"). And then there was Gus and Shawn's Black and Tan routine (Shawn: "My name is Black, his name is Tan. I can't believe you just made that assumption. You should be ashamed of yourself and your family").
It would have been funny enough to leave things with the model story line, but they went the extra mile and added a funny and somewhat emotional story involving Shawn's dad and a love interest. We finally learned more about Shawn's elusive mom in the process. It seems she ran out on the family. After all of these years, Henry is testing the waters with a seemingly mousy librarian type. This led to one of the best lines of the night:
Henry: "She's just... what would you call it? Non-descript?"
Shawn: "Non-descript?? I've never heard a woman described like that unless she was a robbery suspect."
Funny stuff. Of course, Henry was in for a big surprise when he took this "non-descript" woman to dinner. Let's just say there was A LOT to describe about her after that date! And how funny was Shawn about not wanting to hear about it? It even cost him some model cred when his dad stopped him on the street in front of the real models ("Some of the models are creeped out that you hang with your dad all the time"). Then again, the loss of cred may have come from that ridiculous hat/scarf combo he was wearing. Yup, this episode had me laughing from head to toe. Interesting note -- series star James Roday co-wrote this outing with showrunner Steve Franks.
Catch the season finale of Psych this Friday night on USA. Photos courtesy usanetwork.com