Season 2 Episode 1

American Duos

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 13, 2007 on USA

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  • American Duos

    The second season of "Psych" kicks off with an episode parodying one of America's favorite shows - "American Idol." Always throwing in as much pop culture as possible, the writers get to expand the comedy to encompass an entire plot, and it is a treat to watch. Anyone who has never seen "Idol" can rest easy, as the judges are the butt of more jokes than the show itself. Juliet gets to bust out some new moves and Lassiter's strange affection for Emilina Saffron is silly, but somehow logical. Tim Curry is always fun, although there is very little for him to do other than bully the other contestants. Shawn's psychic abilities are not used to great extent here, but Gus gets a piece of the case-solving action, which ties in to the title of the episode. It would seem that "Psych" has taken Shawn and Gus from their odd couple dynamic and is trying to keep up more of a dynamic duo appeal. So far, it's definitely working in the show's favor.

    The Good:

    -Little Gus and Little Shawn in their music icon outfits.

    -One of the judges is named Zapato. Zapato is a Spanish word that means "Shoe."

    -Gina Gershon plays Emilina Saffron, a character based on "Idol" judge, Paula Abdul. She is hysterical in the role.

    -The head-to-head battle of insults between Henry and Nigel St. Nigel.

    -"I feel like an angel baby swaddled in a cocoon of cloud candy."
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