Season 2 Episode 8

Rob-a-Bye Baby

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 07, 2007 on USA
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Episode Summary


Shawn and Gus want to be put on Lassiter's burglary case, but a sleep-deprived Chief Vick orders them to find her a nanny instead. Unfortunately, at least from Lassiter's view, the two teams keep crossing paths, and Shawn sees an opportunity to horn in on the more interesting case.


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  • Rob-a-Bye Baby

    The Good:

    -The show mocks the pros and cons of hiring Nannies.

    -When Shawn "hears" what the stuffed bunny is saying, he rats out all the annoying habits of the other stuffed animals sitting on the mantel.

    -"The man knows how to work a baby."

    The Bad:

    -While fun and up to par with the show's humor and the cast's energy, this episode lacks the excitement that some of its earlier plot lines have held.moreless
  • Great Shules episode!!!

    This is a great and hilarious episode!!! It has some great Shawn and Juliet moments (aka Shules moments) They have great chemistry on and off screen (James Roday (Shawn) and Maggie Lawson (Jules) are dating in real life) The Cheif really needs Shawn and Gus to help her and they really enjoy it...obviously because they have fun!!! Duh!!! Psych having fun!!! Who would of thought??? LOL I just love the Shules moments because I'm a huge fan of Shules!!! They would be so adorable as a married you can see in this episode!!! =) =) =) I just love Shules!!! =) =) =)moreless
  • A really great, really funny episode

    I loved this episode. Shawn and Gus thought the chief had something important to tell them and all she wants is their help finding a nanny. I loved so much about this episode. I never get sick of the banter between Shawn and Gus. They are great together.

    I LOVED when Shawn and Juliet went undercover together. It was great to see them pretend to be married. We got to see another side of Juliet, a romantic side.

    My absolute favorite scene of this episode is when Shawn and Gus are in the park watching the nannies. It appears that they are stalking the kids. The scene is so hilarious! Then someone calls the cops on them and Buzz shows up. That was great. I really liked the case and I am interested in seeing the guys go undercover with Juliet in a future episode. When they go undercover, such as in "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not..." it's really funny. This is just a great show!moreless
  • Nanny

    I must have shouted the word stop quite a few times during this episode and I was actually talking to the television characters. Particular times when this occurred was when Shawn and Gus were at the park. The looks on the womens faces were hilarious but at the same time obviously understandable. I bet the woman thought Gus was a Paedophile the way he kept talking. I have never seen chief Vick look so mad and to fire Shawn and Gus like that ... I am so glad that they got rehired again which I knew they would. Funny episode with a pretend married Shawn and Juliet.moreless
  • Another great episode.

    I feel like I am out there promoting Psych, because I have not yet seen an episode I do not like, so I have not yet written a bad review for it. In this one a sleep deprieved chief Vick asks Shawn and Gus to find her a new nanny, and once they do she promises them that they can be put on a bigger case. Gus and Shawn do some sneaking around in the park to find a nanny whil Lassiter, who is getting all the heat for the unsolved case, and from his cranky boss, takes out all of his anger on poor Jules. It is a funny episode, like all psych episodes though. An original plot and funny characters can take a show a long way.moreless
Eric Keenleyside

Eric Keenleyside

Steve Hitchcock

Guest Star

Patricia Isaac

Patricia Isaac

Perfect Nanny

Guest Star

Elizabeth Weinstein

Elizabeth Weinstein


Guest Star

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Sage Brocklebank

Sage Brocklebank

Officer McNab

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Shawn: There's this dark cloud surrounding you. It's starving your chi. Yeah, and down at the station I can see a raccoon with dark circles under his eyes … no, her eyes. Oh God, it's the chief. Chief Vick is becoming Chief Coon, and she's … she's lashing out at everyone.
      Juliet: That's true!
      Shawn:Especially Lassie, who in turn is taking his frustrations out on you. Look, Jules, you gotta take your chi back. Take it back! And that means doing something big, something risky, something that'll help you blow this case wide open. (Shawn takes off sunglasses and gets down on one knee) Marry me, Juliet.

    • (Henry looking at the robbed house)
      Henry: All right, which one?
      Shawn: That one.
      Henry: Yeah, well that's a stupid house to rob.
      Shawn: Does anyone live up to your standards? Maybe we can get hold on the burglar's number, you can call and tell him how disappointed you are.

    • Gus: None of these nannies will talk to me. Even the kids are avoiding me. Tell me the truth. Do I smell weird?
      Shawn: Nah, just the usual. Jerk chicken and new car smell.

    • Shawn: Gus, you're not going to find a nanny on the internet. If they're posting there, they're already too desperate. It's like online dating. Remember when you went on
      Gus: You mean when you posted a profile of me without my knowledge?
      Shawn: Right, and all the women who responded were complete freaks.
      Gus: That's because you said I was looking for a woman who was strong enough to hold me.
      Shawn: I didn't think they would take it literally.

    • Gus: Nannies are essential parts of today's working nuclear families.
      Shawn: They're babysitters who drive.

    • Juliet: So, getting any psychic vibrations on your two suspects yet, Levon?
      Shawn: I think I got thrown off picturing your placenta.

    • Henry Spencer: This was not a crime of chance, Shawn. That house was chosen for a reason.
      Shawn Spencer: "There can only be one."
      Henry Spencer: What?
      Shawn Spencer: Oh, I thought we were doing lines from Highlander, my bad.
      Henry Spencer: Let's get out of here.
      Shawn Spencer: Wait. "That sensation you're feeling, that is the quickening."
      Henry Spencer: Everyone can do Connery. Your Lambert sucks.
      Shawn Spencer: At least I have a Lambert.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Shawn: I mean, if you have to have a Jackie Earle Haley moment, you want it to be from Bad News Bears.
      Gus: Maybe Breaking Away.
      Shawn: Not Little Children.
      Jackie Earle Haley is an actor. He starred in The Bad News Bears as a baseball player; he was a bicyclist in Breaking Away; and he was a recovering pedophile in Little Children.

    • The name of the security company is StarTek. This is a play on the name of the sci-fi television series Star Trek. Also, the Startek logo closely resembles the appearance of the show's title. At the company's HQ, there can be seen to be 'sliding doors' of the type originated in the show. Shawn also refers to a security guard as Spock, a character on the show.

    • In the park, Shawn calls the invisible kids he "mannies" Perry and Luke. Referencing Luke Perry, best known for Beverly Hills 90210.

    • Title: "Rob-a-Bye Baby"

      The title is a play on the lullaby "Rock-a-Bye Baby."

    • Abigail Daniels: And it says here you're Mr. and Mrs. Levon Tostig.

      This is in reference to Elton John's song "Levon" from the album Madman Across the Water.

    • Shawn: Not as ridiculous as Denise Richards playing a scientist named Christmas Jones in a James Bond movie.

      Shawn is referring to the 1999 movie The World Is Not Enough, which stars Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.

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