The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable

Season 3, Ep 4, Aired 8/8/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Henry's brother, Jack, claims that he has a map that leads to buried treasure. Shawn and Gus assist Jack in his search for the treasure, but it turns out that Jack has a lot more going on than meets the eye.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dule Hill

    Burton Guster

  • Mark D. Espinoza


  • Mark Gibson

    Mark Belleck

  • Timothy Omundson

    Carlton Lassiter

  • Maggie Lawson

    Juliet O'Hara

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable

    By AJLane-TCP, Apr 16, 2012

  • One of the best season 3 episodes yet!

    By nestosmells, Aug 24, 2008

  • Shawn and Gus on a funny and clever treasure hunt! Great episode!

    By SweetMissJaye, Sep 11, 2008

  • one of my favorites...

    By Fwirrel, Aug 21, 2008

  • We learn more about Shawn's family.

    By KatiKatNik, Aug 16, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Shawn: With some people I can communicate through psychic wavelengths. My father is one of them. Val Kilmer is another.

    • Henry: (his answering machine message) You've reached Henry Spencer. Leave your name and number, but speak slowly because people talk too fast in these things and I can never understand it.

    • Chief Vick: You, gentlemen, have a lot of explaining to do. Carlton: You can bet your ass I'm gonna get to the bottom of this– Shawn: Don't I get a phone call or something… ? Carlton: No. Shawn: Fine. How about a text message? I'll be quick. I just need to respond, "OMG LOL." Here's a question: how do you make the face that's winking with the tongue coming out one side?

    • Shawn: In Argentina, "Che" is slang fo-for buddy or pal. (to Gus) Sort of like I call you, "Black Star," or "Home Skillet," or "Big Baby Burton." Gus: Don't ever call me "Home Skillet."

    • Jack: So, what about it, boys? Want to be treasure hunters? Shawn: Are you kidding me? That's like asking me if I want my own jet pack, or if I've ever wanted to be a koala bear. Gus: Okay, I-I think he means yes, you can count him in. And me too.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates: Finland – September 21, 2009 on MTV3 Slovakia – August 22, 2010 on Markiza Czech Republic – May 21, 2011 on Prima COOL

    Trivia (1)

    • Pineapple Spotting: Henry has a plastic Pineapple near his phone in the living room. There is a tribal painting of a pineapple in the "Couleur Cueva", right before the camera pans down to see Shawn and Gus digging for the treasure.

    Allusions (2)

    • Chief Vick: All right, Mr. Spencer, let me be frank. Shawn: As long as I can be Dean, and Gus can be Sammy. Referencing the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop.

    • Shawn: (sitting in an interrogation room) Ay-yi-yi. The spirits are guiding my man paws. It's like, it's like that movie Idle Hands except with no nudity. Which means I must be completely unwatchable right now. Referencing Idle Hands (1999), which was written by Terri Hughes and Ron Mibauer and directed by Rodman Flender. The film is a comedy/horror that follows a possessed teenager who goes on a killing spree.

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