Thursday, February 18, 2010

'Psych' Out(break)

Whoa, Nelly!  Abigail recently left for a stint in Africa and Jules bid her college boyfriend adieu, but Shawn is wasting no time getting down to the heart of the matter -- sort of.  I guess that's what a deadly virus being released will do for you!  That is, until it becomes known that said deadly virus did not infect the girl you have some feelings for.  Seriously, Shawn was so close.  He was telling his story about the two kinds of kids and the prize in the cereal box, and just as he was about to tell Jules how he felt, he chickened out.  Apparently, he's going to have to wait a little longer to get that prize.  And now, here's a look at the rest of the best in this week's edition of "The Funny, The Funnier and OK, For Real, My Side Just Split" after the jump.

The return of the green Psych iPhone case and the premiere of Shawn's new ringtone.  You guys know how much I love that iPhone case, but I think Shawn's new ringtone might have out-awesomed it.  I know, I know -- I didn't think it was possible either, but listening to Wreckx-N-Effect's "Rump Shaker" every time Shawn's cell rang (especially during the inappropriate times) was pure comic gold.  It was all a part of Shawn's decision to go back to doing whatever he wants now that he is girlfriend-less.  Also included in this plan was insuring his poster of a scantily-clad woman on a Corvette for half a million dollars and TiVoing what he wants to watch.

The outdoor shower scene.  Just the visual of Lassie, Jules, Shawn and Gus naked each in their individual makeshift shower stalls on the public sidewalk while an Outbreak-suited government official scrubbed them down was funny enough.  But Lassie's reaction to the scrub down make things even more hilarious.  First of all, was it even necessary for the four of them to be washed off after coming in contact with the outside of a coffee shop that contained one of the broken vials of the Thornbirds Thornburg virus?  Probably not, but better to be safe than sorry.  Yet the simple fact that Lassie was so against it made it 100% necessary.  But best of all, he doesn't do "naked handshakes."  Hahaha!  Of course, Shawn was loving his scrub down.

Shawn and Gus play spacewalk.  I was already laughing about those two in the Outbreak suits, but when they started pretending to be out in space, I lost it.  It was even better because Gus went right along with it.  Everything from "Ground Control" to Shawn constantly making the static-y radio communication noise was beyond hilarious.  And then, he kept doing it while they were interviewing the witness!  It got so out of hand that the witness stopped and asked them if they really worked at the hospital!  So. Freakin. Funny!!

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John said...

I didn't notice any Mentalist jabs this week. And I like them.

Of course the plot idea was the same as an episode of Medium froma couple weeks ago, so I guess they don't want to bite CBS while taking their stories.

This was a good, but not great episode. Shawn was in good form a a psychic, but little Henray and no Chief.

It did have Lassie/Shawn antagonism, which is a plus.

And where did Jules take charge attitude on the case come from?

TVFan said...

I noticed the Medium similarity as well. In fact, it was how I figured out what was going on.

I'm not sure where take-charge Juliet came from! She was all over Lassie!