History Series / Psych

20th Sep '17 8:24:08 PM Frakkyfire
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** James Roday's role in the 2005 remake of ''Dukes of Hazzard'' is referenced (and derided) by both Shawn and Gus in the season 8 episode "Cloudy... with a Chance of Improvement". Doubles as an ActorAllusion.

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** James Roday's role in the 2005 remake of ''Dukes of Hazzard'' is referenced (and derided) by both Shawn and Gus in the season 8 episode "Cloudy... with a Chance of Improvement". Doubles as an ActorAllusion.
20th Sep '17 8:23:03 PM Frakkyfire
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** James Roday's role in the 2005 remake of ''Dukes of Hazzard'' is referenced (and derided) by both Shawn and Gus in the season 8 episode "Cloudy... with a Chance of Improvement". As with the above example with Dul&eacute, this may double as an ActorAllusion.

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** James Roday's role in the 2005 remake of ''Dukes of Hazzard'' is referenced (and derided) by both Shawn and Gus in the season 8 episode "Cloudy... with a Chance of Improvement". As with the above example with Dul&eacute, this may double Doubles as an ActorAllusion.
20th Sep '17 8:21:54 PM Frakkyfire
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** James Roday's role in the 2005 remake of ''Film/Dukes of Hazzard'' is referenced (and derided) by both Shawn and Gus in the season 8 episode "Cloudy... with a Chance of Improvement".

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** James Roday's role in the 2005 remake of ''Film/Dukes ''Dukes of Hazzard'' is referenced (and derided) by both Shawn and Gus in the season 8 episode "Cloudy... with a Chance of Improvement". As with the above example with Dul&eacute, this may double as an ActorAllusion.
20th Sep '17 8:20:01 PM Frakkyfire
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** Anthony Michael Hall has been in the show as of the last episode of season seven, and unsurprisingly, ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' has been mentioned, most notably in the episode "Murder? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?". (This also brings up Shawn's jab at an FBI agent at the season 7 premiere about his "soft, peachy Anthony Micheal Hall-ish face".

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** Anthony Michael Hall has been in the show as of the last episode of season seven, 7, and unsurprisingly, ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' has been mentioned, most notably in the episode "Murder? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?". (This also brings up Shawn's jab at an FBI agent at the season 7 premiere about his "soft, peachy Anthony Micheal Hall-ish face".


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** James Roday's role in the 2005 remake of ''Film/Dukes of Hazzard'' is referenced (and derided) by both Shawn and Gus in the season 8 episode "Cloudy... with a Chance of Improvement".
1st Sep '17 5:28:01 AM HalcyonDayz
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* AmazonChaser: Lassie, apparently. He looks EXTREMELY proud when he finds out his fiancée Marlowe used Muay Thai to beat up the thugs holding her and then jumped out of a window to escape. When he later thinks she climbed out of a very high window and shimmied along a very small window ledge to the fire escape, he proudly announces "Our children are going to be Seal Team Six members!" Then, when Lassiter rushes in to save her and she hits him, he says "Was that a spinning back fist? God, I love you" and gives her a BigDamnKiss.

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* AmazonChaser: Lassie, apparently. He looks EXTREMELY proud when he finds out his fiancée Marlowe used Muay Thai to beat up the thugs holding her and then jumped out of a window to escape. When he later thinks she climbed out of a very high window and shimmied along a very small window ledge to the fire escape, he proudly announces "Our children are going to be Seal Team Six members!" Then, when Lassiter rushes in to save her and she hits him, he says "Was that a spinning back fist? God, I love you" and gives her a BigDamnKiss.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Zigzagged in the episode Santabarbaratown, where Shawn notes that color blindness is passed down from father to daughter. Since colour blindness is linked to the x chromosome, it will always be passed down from father to daughter [[note]]since men only have one X ''to'' pass down, and a colorblind male has an X with the mutation[[/note]]. ''Expressing'' this mutation, however, is fairly rare in females as they receive an X from their mother as well. So while a female being colorblind means her father ''must'' also be colorblind, a colorblind father does not ''guarantee'' the daughter will be colorblind. She also has to get a colorblind X from her mother, who may or may not be colorblind herself.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Zigzagged in the episode Santabarbaratown, 'Santabarbaratown', where Shawn notes that color blindness is passed down from father to daughter. Since colour blindness is linked to the x chromosome, it will always be passed down from father to daughter [[note]]since men only have one X ''to'' pass down, and a colorblind male has an X with the mutation[[/note]]. ''Expressing'' this mutation, however, is fairly rare in females as they receive an X from their mother as well. So while a female being colorblind means her father ''must'' also be colorblind, a colorblind father does not ''guarantee'' the daughter will be colorblind. She also has to get a colorblind X from her mother, who may or may not be colorblind herself.



* BrokenPedestal: When a case ends up exposing a {{Dirty Cop}} ring back when Henry was a detective, Shawn fears this on various levels. He isn't so much concerned of Henry being one of them, but his partner Lou, one of the dirty cops, was so close to the family young Shawn [[HonoraryUncle called him "uncle"]]. Shawn's real concern was that he always consider his dad a supercop who should have seen the deception. [[RebuiltPedestal This gets rebuild when it's revealed that Henry could never get a leg up because both of his friends (and one more) were doing everything they could to shake him off,and even then,it was difficult to do so.]] Additionally, Henry was the only one to not become a DirtyCop out of the group od four (with the last one, Jerry, being involved in something far worse than Jack or Lou), maintaining his integrity and dedication to what it means to be a real cop.

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* BrokenPedestal: When a case ends up exposing a {{Dirty Cop}} ring back when Henry was a detective, Shawn fears this on various levels. He isn't so much concerned of Henry being one of them, but his partner Lou, one of the dirty cops, was so close to the family young Shawn [[HonoraryUncle called him "uncle"]]. Shawn's real concern was that he always consider his dad a supercop who should have seen the deception. [[RebuiltPedestal This gets rebuild when it's revealed that Henry could never get a leg up because both of his friends (and one more) were doing everything they could to shake him off,and even then,it was difficult to do so.]] Additionally, Henry was the only one to not become a DirtyCop out of the group od of four (with the last one, Jerry, being involved in something far worse than Jack or Lou), maintaining his integrity and dedication to what it means to be a real cop.



** They also like to reference movies Dulé Hill appeared in: ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' in "65 Million Years Off" and ''Film/TheGuardian'' in "You Can't Handle This Episode". Thank God that ''Series/TheWestWing'' started in 1999 and really wouldn't be their sort of thing anyway, or else they'd be facing some ''very'' interesting paradoxes.

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** They also like to reference movies Dulé Hill appeared in: ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' in "65 Million Years Off" and ''Film/TheGuardian'' in "You Can't Handle This Episode". Thank God that ''Series/TheWestWing'' started in 1999 and really wouldn't be their sort of thing anyway, or else they'd be facing some ''very'' interesting paradoxes.



** In "65 Million Years Off", Shawn makes several references to ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', in which Dulé Hill had a minor role. May also double as an ActorAllusion.

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** In "65 Million Years Off", Shawn makes several references to ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', in which Dulé Hill had a minor role. May also double as an ActorAllusion.



*** Not just with Shawn though. In the episode involving the dinosaur, a psychologist appears eemingly to deal with Shawn's attitude with Henry behind him, only for the end to reveal he was there to deal with Henry's need for control. Henry flipped out in anger.

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*** Not just with Shawn though. In the episode involving the dinosaur, a psychologist appears eemingly seemingly to deal with Shawn's attitude with Henry behind him, only for the end to reveal he was there to deal with Henry's need for control. Henry flipped out in anger.



** Lassiter does start getting noticably more tolerant of Shawn and Gus after they help clear him of murder, only really objecting to the over-the-top acting and no-evidence-theories. Ultimately, [[spoiler: when he gets promoted to Chief, he keeps hiring them.]]

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** Lassiter does start getting noticably noticeably more tolerant of Shawn and Gus after they help clear him of murder, only really objecting to the over-the-top acting and no-evidence-theories. Ultimately, [[spoiler: when he gets promoted to Chief, he keeps hiring them.]]



** In the first few episodes, Shawn routinely claims to be speaking with and interacting with ghosts. That went away quick. And just in general, Shawn puts far more effort into his fake psychic episodes in the first couple of seasons, as opposed to later seasons where he mostly just puts his hand to his head and says "I'm getting something..." [[JustifiedTrope However, this is probably because Shawn has already establishd a reputation by some years and doesn't need to be as theatric as he needed to start out]].

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** In the first few episodes, Shawn routinely claims to be speaking with and interacting with ghosts. That went away quick. And just in general, Shawn puts far more effort into his fake psychic episodes in the first couple of seasons, as opposed to later seasons where he mostly just puts his hand to his head and says "I'm getting something..." [[JustifiedTrope However, this is probably because Shawn has already establishd established a reputation by some years and doesn't need to be as theatric theatrical as he needed to start out]].



* OutOfCharacterAlert: In one episode, Gus realizes Shawn had been under duress when they last spoke because he had been unusually serious and because he'd referred to their acapella group by its real name rather than the silly name he'd made up for it.

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: In one episode, Gus realizes Shawn had been under duress when they last spoke because he had been unusually serious and because he'd referred to their acapella a capella group by its real name rather than the silly name he'd made up for it.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Chief Vick's pregnancy in the first season. And for several episodes in season 2, Lassiter had his arm in a sling. The reason for this was never revealed, but was implied to be something embarassing. It was actually caused by Timothy Omundon's real-life injury.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Chief Vick's pregnancy in the first season. And for several episodes in season 2, Lassiter had his arm in a sling. The reason for this was never revealed, but was implied to be something embarassing.embarrassing. It was actually caused by Timothy Omundon's real-life injury.



** Also done with Drake(played by Mekhi Phifer), the sudden fifth member of Gus' old accapella quartet.

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** Also done with Drake(played by Mekhi Phifer), the sudden fifth member of Gus' old accapella a capella quartet.



* StandInParents: Shawn gets his uncle Jack to stand in for his dad at school. Shawn's dad finds out and is irritated rather than hurt. Especially since Jack really is (apparently) cooler than he is. Except Jack isn't cooln, he's an Franchise/IndianaJones wannabe who suffers from a serious case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.

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* StandInParents: Shawn gets his uncle Jack to stand in for his dad at school. Shawn's dad finds out and is irritated rather than hurt. Especially since Jack really is (apparently) cooler than he is. Except Jack isn't cooln, cool, he's an Franchise/IndianaJones wannabe who suffers from a serious case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.



** S4-E7, S6-E13 - The Boyz II Men acapella version (the episodes feature Gus' college acapella group.)

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** S4-E7, S6-E13 - The Boyz II Men acapella version (the episodes feature Gus' college acapella a capella group.)



* WomanScorned: Marlo's parole officer. Lassie had a one-night stand with her years previous and never called her back so she takes it out on Marlowe. Lassie tries to circumvent her restrictions, then rubs it in, which just makes it worse. Juliet gets an IToldYouSo moment when reminding him that she advised Lassiter against hooking up with her because she was "crazy".

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* WomanScorned: Marlo's Marlowe's parole officer. Lassie had a one-night stand with her years previous and never called her back so she takes it out on Marlowe. Lassie tries to circumvent her restrictions, then rubs it in, which just makes it worse. Juliet gets an IToldYouSo moment when reminding him that she advised Lassiter against hooking up with her because she was "crazy".
28th Aug '17 2:14:51 PM pyroclastic
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* ProtestByObstruction: In one case, an animal rights protester was a suspect in a murder case, but because she had chained herself in front of a restaurant in protest of their menu, she had an obvious alibi.
23rd Aug '17 1:28:52 AM omgubler
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The show originally ran from 2005 to 2013. The entire cast reunited for a Christmas Special in 2017.

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The show originally ran from 2005 2006 to 2013.2014. The entire cast reunited for a Christmas Special in 2017.
9th Aug '17 4:12:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: The SBPD often gives Shawn a deadline to solve the crime or get out of the way so that the real police can investigate. Played straight in the third season finale, when the killer gives Shawn a time limit to save the victim, [[spoiler:his mother]].



* YouHave48Hours: The SBPD often gives Shawn a deadline to solve the crime or get out of the way so that the real police can investigate. Played straight in the third season finale, when the killer gives Shawn a time limit to save the victim, [[spoiler:his mother]].
24th Jul '17 8:50:00 AM DoctorNemesis
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot has Lassiter paired with a different junior detective, with whom he's having an affair. She's gone by the second episode, and Lassiter's estranged from his wife. Shawn also worked a variety of jobs which on rare occasions had esoteric relevance to the plot. That disappeared relatively quickly and was replaced by Shawn learning his ChekhovsSkill in a flashback at the beginning instead. Shawn's also more hostile and belligerent towards Lassiter in the first episode, whereas in later episodes he becomes more playful, if still disrespectful.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot has Lassiter paired with a different junior detective, with whom he's having an affair. She's gone by the second episode, and Lassiter's estranged from his wife. Lassiter would also become much more morally upright (and so not the person to have an extramarital affair with a co-worker) and more inept with the opposite sex. Shawn also worked a variety of jobs which on rare occasions had esoteric relevance to the plot. That disappeared relatively quickly and was replaced by Shawn learning his ChekhovsSkill in a flashback at the beginning instead. Shawn's also more hostile and belligerent towards Lassiter in the first episode, whereas in later episodes he becomes more playful, if still disrespectful.
19th Jul '17 7:21:22 AM DoctorNemesis
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* AssholeVictim: Nigel St. Nigel in "American Duos" is a would-be case of this; he manages to survive the episode, but the fact that he's a hyper-critical, snooty, disdainful and arrogant [[TheMeanBrit British asshole]] means that finding who wants to kill him isn't particularly easy, since there's a list of suspects practically queuing up.
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