Season 3 Episode 3


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 01, 2008 on USA
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Episode Summary

Shawn suspects foul play after Dutch the Clutch, a daredevil, is almost killed while performing a stunt.

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  • Daredevils!

    The Good:

    -Shawn and Gus start a contest that involves jumping over chairs to show Juliet how people get invested in daredevils.

    -"He's still hiccuping?!"

    -Despite his best efforts, Shawn cannot convince Dutch that he's a daredevil.

    -Dutch's son also wants to be a daredevil, even though his father doesn't want that for him.

    The Bad:

    -Here again is an episode that feels heavy on the dramatic side.

    -The wrap-up is long, and a little cheesy for a show like "Psych," even though the twist in the case is unique and interesting.moreless
  • A cool action comedy adventure!

    Oh my goodess, I loved this episode! I thought it was hilarious and I was constantly laughing. I was immediately interested in the case from the beginning. I think it's cool how Shawn saw the leak on the bike all the way from his seat. Dutch was so funny. I had to laugh when he took bids to throw himself down, and landed on all the trash bags. The motorcycle chase was cool. I love the idea of Shawn riding a motorcycle. It's funny how Gus has mentioned at least a couple of times that Shawn has a motorcycle but doesn't seem to be riding it. I laughed very hard when Gus pulled up after the bike chase and Shawn called it sexy. Another great moment was when Juliet said she didn't understand the fascination with daredevils and Gus jumped over two chairs. His arrogant attitude was so funny. I am laughing right now thinking about how Buzz attempted to jump over the row of chairs and came crashing down. That was too funny. LOL

    I liked the moments between Lassiter and Juliet. Poor Lassy really does need a woman. He was about to resort to a prostititute. I can't believe he thought Juliet had a crush on him. I loved her laughing reaction. I thought it was awesome that Shawn could read Manny's lips. This episode, in my opinion, had the right amount of thrills and humor. It was suspenseful when Shawn and Dutch fell off the side of the building, when Shawn saved Dutch. The motorcycle chase was great. Another moment I loved was Shawn and Gus trying to spy on Red. While they are sneaking up, trying to hide and watch Red, they are eating candy. LOL I thought it was interesting that we only see Henry in the flashback, and that there was no young Gus. With all the little kids in the flashback, why wouldn't Gus be there? Hmm... I liked the ending. Shawn's words for Dutch were very sweet and I'm glad he got through to the man. When he said that he was sure that Dutch's plan for suicide was fool proof, I actually wondered if he'd die at the end. But I'm glad the ending was as happy as it could be. Anyway, I've written an essay here. :-) Let me leave off with some favorite quotes.

    "Do you know what it's like to have your dad tell you not to follow in his footsteps?" Lewis

    "I wish." Shawn "You know I have early onset vertigo." Gus

    "That's the sexiest thing I have ever seen." Shawn

    "Don't do that. Don't hate on the devils." Shawn

    "Gus, don't be a old sponge with hair hanging off it." Shawn

    "Clowns are funny. Stories about them being shot to death are not." Juliet

    "He's been hiccupping for nine years, Shawn. That's a canine record." Gus

    "And you usually jab me in the ribs with your elbow, which is like a chocolate harpoon." Shawn

    "Idiot? How about mind blowing genius?" Shawnmoreless
  • not the best but still decent.

    this episode of psych was not my favorite of this season but was actually the first episode i saw of Psych so i gave it a 7. the mystery wasn't as interesting as others of the show. but there were some amusing parts, like when Shawn tells Gus to not be "a dirty sponge with hair on it" and when the two of them jump out of the little kiddie-pool screaming when Dutch's crew is testing new stunt suits out on them and are going to light them on fire. and another good note for this one was the side story with Jules having to find Lassiter a girlfriend, which is quite amusing. but otherwise the episode wasn't as exciting as some of the other ones and isn't one i would highly recommend.moreless
  • Dutch the Clutch...

    I love the flashbacks in this episode. It was interesting seeing Shawn as a kid attempting to be a daredevil. I didn't think the story was very interesting in this episode. Basically, Dutch the Clutch's son wanted to find out who was trying to kill his father. In the end, it turned out that Dutch was dying and had to die in an accident instead of natural causes so that his family got money. I thought the ending was sweet, but the rest was just ok. I really liked Dutch's character and his son. I thought the whole part about the detective needing a girlfriend was kind of funny...nothing great. I loved when he was talking to the prostitute though...he's clueless. Overall, ok episode with an ok story.moreless
  • A daredevil is trying to be killed.

    A pretty good episode! This installment is about Shawn and Gus going to a showing of Dutch the Clutch, who is a daredevil who rides on a motorcycle. Then Shawn notices that somebody was tampering with the daredevil's motorcycle and thinks that somebody is trying to kill him. So he gets him and Gus to investigate by keeping a close watch on Dutch the Clutch while he does his insane daredevil stunts which makes it a whole lot harder to try to keep him alive. Dutch's son and agent are the prime suspects but Shawn can't really decide who really is the culprit. This episode is funny and mysterious but kind of swings and misses on the aspect of being a really classic Psych. It just doesn't have the same comedic feel as other episodes and the ending is a little disappointing.moreless
Brian Gross

Brian Gross


Guest Star

Bill Mondy

Bill Mondy

Manny Robertson

Guest Star

Mercedes McNab

Mercedes McNab

Viki Jenkins

Guest Star

Sage Brocklebank

Sage Brocklebank

Buzz McNab

Recurring Role

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Dutch: Ain't nobody tellin' me I can't do anything no more!
      Gus: (to Shawn) I think that was the worst English I've ever heard.

    • Juliet: (about Lassiter's date) You told the dead clown story, didn't you?
      Lassiter: What? That is a funny story.
      Juliet: Clowns are funny. Stories about them being shot to death? Not so much. Please tell me you didn't draw a diagram of the bullet holes.
      Lassiter: Wha- there were crayons on the table. What was I supposed to do?
      Juliet: You took her to a restaurant that had crayons on the table?

    • Juliet: I have to find Lassiter a date for the weekend. I've narrowed it down to three prospective candidates.
      Shawn: Jules, why would you possibly want to jump into that snake pit?
      Juliet: Vick ordered me to.
      Shawn: All right. Would you like me to give your candidates the psychic once over?
      Juliet: If you have to.
      Shawn: I'm sensing it'll be easier to get a stranger to go out with him than someone he works with.
      Gus: Or knows him.
      Shawn: Or has ever had a conversation with him.
      Gus: Or he hasn't shot.
      Shawn: One more question. Are we locked into the same species?

    • Gus: (to Lewis) You're guilty of attempted patricide!
      Shawn: And you tried to kill your own dad!

    • Gus: What is all this?
      Shawn: Those are forms that must be filled out so that we can be diehards. Just sign them.
      Gus: These "release the employer from any liability in case the stunt tester is torn to shreds". Stunt tester? Is that what we're doing? Are you crazy?

    • Dutch: Okay, you boys got the job. (he bangs his fist on the table) Oh damn!
      Gus: Did you just break your wrist?
      Dutch: Yeah, well, it's okay. Nothing busted through the skin.

    • McNab: What's wrong?
      Juliet: Chief just gave me some really weird advice.
      McNab: Huh, what does she want?
      Juliet: Well, I can't be sure, but I think she wants me to find Lassiter a girlfriend.

    • (Carlton is talking to a woman in his car during a stakeout.)
      Juliet: What are you doing?
      Lassiter: Oh, I'm just talking to your friend, Blair, here; she… she's great. We have so much in common.
      Juliet: She's not my friend.
      Lassiter: What do you mean? You didn't send her down here to meet me?
      Juliet: No. I don't invite friends to dangerous stakeouts. But I know her. She's a professional.
      Lassiter: (turns to Blair) Please tell me you're a hit-man.

    • Gus: Excuse me, what happened to the last bunch?
      Dutch: Well, we can't talk about it for legal reasons. All I know is our attorney said that, "It ain't decapitation if the head don't come off all the way".

    • Shawn: Life insurance policy?
      Gus: It doesn't make any sense.
      Shawn: Tell me about it. (pause) Dude, seriously, tell me about it. I have no idea what this means.
      Gus: You never could understand legalese.
      Shawn: Oh really? Remind me who it was who set up our Psych 401K?
      Gus: Oh, you mean our 601Ks? Because India doesn't have 401Ks.
      Shawn: It's a growth economy, Gus. We've already made, like, 500 rupee.
      Gus: That's thirteen dollars.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Juliet: Is that a real story?
      Chief Vick: Maybe it is, maybe I saw it on an old Police Woman re-run. The point is, O'Hara, sometimes it's up to the cop's partner to keep their head above water, huh. To do what's necessary; to make sure that they stay on course. Get me?

      Referencing Police Woman (1974-1978), an NBC crime drama created by Robert E. Collins starring Angie Dickinson as tough, no-nonsense Sgt. Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson.

    • Shawn: They call this a motorcycle show? There's like four motorcycles here. They don't even have the bike from Blue Thunder.
      Gus: That was a helicopter.

      Referencing Blue Thunder (1983), starring Roy Scheider and directed by Jogn Badham. The movie spawned a spin-off television series in 1984.

    • Shawn: ... [Dutch] jumped Springfield Gorge.
      Gus: That was Homer Simpson.

      Referencing The Simpsons (1989–), a FOX animated sitcom. Homer Simpson, an overweight and incompetent father character, is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. Shawn is specifically referring to "Bart the Daredevil", the eighth episode of The Simpsons' second season.

    • Shawn: Dude, you don't remember Dutch the Clutch. He was on That's Incredible once when we were kids...

      Referencing That's Incredible (1980–1984), an ABC reality series hosted by John Davison, Frank Tarkenton and Cathy Lee Crosby.

    • Shawn: And then he said, "Purple camel Lawnmower Man".

      Referencing The Lawnmower Man (1992). Episode guest star Jeff Fahey starred as Jobe Smith, a mentally retarded lawnmower man.