Psych

Season 1 Episode 8

Shawn vs. The Red Phantom

5
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 25, 2006 on USA

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  • Trivia

    • After the Chief has her baby and says she's returning to work tomorrow, Shawn says she should take some time off and come back in January. After this episode, Psych went on hiatus, with the next episode airing in January.

    • Gus' Alias: Magic Head

    • "TriCon" the tri-annual comic book and science fiction convention is a tribute to Comic-Con International held annually at the San Diego Convention Center. Psych regularly has a discussion panel at Comic-Con.

    • Continuity: When Juliet is first talking to Gus and Shawn at the con, there's a guy with an Afro and a red costume behind her, walking away. When the camera flips back to Gus and Shawn, the same guy is walking past them.

    • Nitpick: When Shawn takes the final note, "Judgment Day", off the womans' heel, there is a hole in the note. But when it cuts to Shawn's point of view the hole is gone.

    • Psych-Out: Shawn and Gus sing "I'll Make Love to You", by Boyz II Men.

    • Trivia: Talia, Malone and Dent, who are all integral characters to the plot of this episode, are all names in the Batman series.

  • Quotes

    • Shawn: Dude… some guy in a wolf costume with a light saber just said "Hi" to you.
      Gus: (evasively) I don't know that guy.
      Shawn: He looked right at you.
      Gus: He was mistaken.
      Shawn: He said, "Hi, Gus." And then another dude with a cape and a codpiece gave you a half-nod.

    • George Takei: Why are you telling people you are my assistants?
      Shawn: Uhh, because we are your assistants(?)
      (George looks surprised)
      George Takei: Excuse me?!
      Shawn: Are you serious George? I know we said we'd work outside the loop, but this is a little ridiculous.

    • Juliet: You're not hired. I can't pay you. If it turns out there's something to it, I'll make sure you get put on the case. That's all I can do.
      Shawn: Juliet, I'm quite sure we could work out some kind of services exchange. You see I like to do some sketching myself and sometimes I need a model.
      Juliet: Huh! (gets up and walks from the room)
      Shawn: Was that inappropriate? ... (to himself) Felt ok.

    • Juliet: I don't ask questions I don't want to know the answers to.
      Shawn: Then never ask your boyfriend if he thinks your sister's hot.
      Juliet: I don't have a sister.
      Shawn: How about a boyfriend?

    • Juliet: Where are you?
      Shawn: On the phone, where are you?

    • (on natural childbirthing)
      Lassiter: Listen, I would put myself on a morphine pump if I were going to push 11 pounds of limbs and elbows out my--
      Chief Vick: I've made my decision!
      Lassiter: And I respect you for it.

    • (Shawn steps onto Malone's bed to investigate the light.)
      Shawn: Oh, yes. Yes, I'm definitely feeling something here. Oh, it's good. It's nice!
      Mrs. Breyfogle: What? What is it?
      Shawn: This mattress. It feels like one of those mattresses where you can bounce a bowling ball but the glass of wine doesn't spill. Gus, go find a glass of wine and a bowling ball.

    • Juliet: Any progress?
      Shawn: I picked up Malone's astral trail – that's what it's called – it leads to a hotel across from the convention center, room 428, oak door, can't miss it.
      Juliet: That's more specific than usual.
      Shawn: Sometimes the spirits are in a giving mood. Now you won't find Malone, but I sense some seriously dark juju-mo-gumbo went down in there.

    • Shawn: Malone Breyfogle? I can tell you this much: kid's been lifted up by his underwear more than once.

    • Juliet: (handing Shawn her notebook) Take a look at that, tell me what you think.
      Shawn: Flower doodle in the upper right-hand corner is excellent. This horse at the bottom doesn't look anything like My Little Pony.
      Juliet: The writing, not the-- That's a dog. I draw when I get anxious.
      Shawn: I think you made a wise decision not going into animation, Juliet.

    • (Juliet on the phone with Shawn, who is in the chief's office.)
      Juliet: Okay, you have five seconds to get your butt out of-- Actually, you know what? Stay right there.
      Shawn: Oh, indecisive. I like that.

    • Chief Vick: My water just broke.
      Lassiter: Are you sure?
      Chief Vick: No, Carlton, there's water spilling out of me for some other reason.
      Lassiter: Oh. No... Oh, can you move my briefcase.

    • Shawn: This place is trashed.
      Gus: Maybe Johnny Depp stopped by.
      Shawn: I'm sorry, did that joke just arrive in a time machine from 1992?

    • Henry: (said to young Shawn) Do you have any idea of how many kids brains I have to scoop up off the driveway because they think they can fly?
      Shawn: Those kids are dumb.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates

      Germany – 18 December 2007 on RTL
      Czech Republic – 16 July 2008 on Prima
      Finland – 23 February 2009 on MTV3

  • Allusions

    • Throughout the episode there are references to everyone only remembering the main superhero's nipple-ridden costume. This is a shot at Batman and Robin with George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell.

    • Shawn: For the love of Scotty. (said while trying to convince somebody they were assistants of George Takei)

      Scotty (Montgomery Scott) is as a character from Star Trek: The Original Series. The character was played by James Doohan.

    • Shawn: Where is he, chocolate Columbo?

      Columbo is a crime television series. The series aired regularly from 1971 to 1978, and later, sporadically from 1989 to 2003.

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