American Duos

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 7/13/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Shawn and Gus go undercover as talent show contestants to investigate a number of failed attempts to kill one of the judges.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Corbin Bernsen

    Henry Spencer

  • Dule Hill

    Burton Guster

  • James Roday

    Shawn Spencer

  • Kirsten Nelson

    Karen Vick

  • Maggie Lawson

    Juliet O'Hara

  • Fan Reviews (36)
  • Shout

    By oojiwa, Mar 04, 2014

  • American Duos

    By Doctor10, Dec 04, 2012

  • American Duos

    By AJLane-TCP, Apr 03, 2012

  • PYSCH SEASON 2 (Bad very Bad)

    By evilsportsdemon, Jul 14, 2007

  • A sad waste of my time

    By tdalec, Jul 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Gus: (the phone rings) Don't you dare answer that. Shawn: Dude, it's Jules. She could be bleeding and in a ditch. Gus: She's not bleeding. Shawn: She could be in a ditch. Gus: She's not in a ditch. Shawn: She could be lonely and in the shower. Gus: She has a shower phone? Shawn: I certainly hope so. Dude, it's a win-win… except for the ditch one.

    • Zapato: I was the first to sign on, this was supposed to be my show! My shot! My comeback! You turned me into a simp! I freaking hate you! People don't even know who I am, I get fan letters addressed to Heraldo, Ricky Martin and that guy from the El Pollo Loco commercial! You ruined everything! Why won't you die?!? (Lunges to attack Nigel, but is stopped) Nigel: Really? That was your plan? That has to be the poorest executed attack in history. I was two feet away from you all the time. I mean you have to be absolutely without doubt the worst murderer I have ever seen.

    • Juliet: What about detective Lassiter? Nigel: (glancing at Lassiter)Absolutely not. His hair looks like it was poured out of a cake mold.

    • Gus: Shawn we're in a hallway. Staying close to the wall doesn't make us invisible. Shawn: I'm going to disagree.

    • Gus: How did you know that sandwich didn't come from the kitchen? Shawn: Easy there were only 83 sesame seeds on his bun. All the other ones from the hotel have 87. Gus: Are you serious? Shawn: Nooo.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates: Israel – January 14, 2008 on YES Stars 2 Finland – April 20, 2009 on MTV3 Slovakia – June 20, 2010 on Markiza Australia – July 22, 2010 on TV1 Czech Republic – September 15, 2010 on Prima

    Trivia (6)

    • Pineapple-Spotting: Shawn brings one as a gift to Emilina to her Hospital bed.

    • The song Shawn and Gus audition with is "Take on Me", by the Norwegian band a-ha. It was their biggest hit in the U.S, topping the Billboard charts in October, 1985.

    • The final song performed by Shawn and Gus as Roland Orzabal and Michael Jackson is a Tears For Fears song called "Shout".

    • Trivia: The name of the Latino judge, Zapato Dulce, means "Sweet Shoe" in Spanish.

    • Trivia: The religious statue in the hallway of the hospital is Saint Therese of Lisieux, the patron saint of missions. Saint Therese was born in 1873, died in 1897, and canonized in 1925.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Emelina: Come on, Count Chocula, I know you're in there!
      Emilina continues her actor and TV-character references to tall, brown-haired men whom she believes are Lassiter from her drug-induced haze (Tony Randall, Mr. Bean, etc.). Count Chocula is a character popularized by his eponymous breakfast cereal.

    • Shawn: Was he driving a Little Red Corvette? Gus: Under the Cherry Moon? "Little Red Corvette" is a 1983 song by Prince, and Under the Cherry Moon is a 1986 movie starring and directed by Prince.

    • Emilina: Everybody hates Nigel. Lassiter: You know that Everybody Loves Raymond. Everybody Loves Raymond is an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS from 1996 to 2005.

    • Gus: The contestants… are duos… They have to mesh, become one soul, like V'Ger and Stephen Collins in Star Trek I. Gus is referring to the end of the first Star Trek motion picture, released in 1979, in which Stephen Collins' character, Will Decker, merges with the entity known as V'Ger.

    • Shawn: She could be like Keyser Soze. Keyser Soze (Kevin Spacey) is the main character in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects, in which "Roger Kint" pretends to be an innocent cripple.

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