Season 3 Episode 4

The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 08, 2008 on USA



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Juliet: I can't believe your Uncle Jack actually had a treasure map.
      Lassiter: I can't believe you actually pretended your uncle was your dad.
      Shawn: I wanted Gus' dad to do it. But there was a genealogy issue I just couldn't resolve.

    • Jack: I guess you are wondering why I came back. I want you to help me find Bouchard's treasure.
      Henry: Come on. Not that again, Jack. I hate to break it to you, little brother, but Bouchard's treasure does not, has not, and will not ever exist. It's a pipe dream.
      Shawn: Don't listen to him, Uncle Jack. He's a dream killer.

    • Henry: It's been three years, Jack. What are you doing here besides breaking into my house?
      Jack: Breaking in. You gave me a key, Henry.
      Henry: I didn't give you a key. I don't give anyone keys, not even Shawn.
      Shawn: Oh, that's not true. I actually made a copy a while back. It was when I was hooked on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! on Noggin. I didn't have cable. Oh, I also stole your toilet paper for about a year, and a huge box of sporks.

    • Chief Vick: All right, Mr. Spencer, let me be frank.
      Shawn: As long as I can be Dean and Gus can be Sammy.
      Gus: Why do I have to be Sammy?
      Shawn: Fine. He's Sammy. That makes you Joey Bishop. Is that what you really want? You wanna be Joey Bishop?
      Juliet: Shawn.
      Shawn: I'm sorry, Jules, how often does someone set you up with "let me be Frank"?
      Juliet: Shawn! Don't forget that you are in a lot of trouble here, and I am probably the only person in this room who cares to see you get out of it. Now, it's 2:30 in the morning, we've been here for hours, enough with the jokes, stop delaying, and tell us what we wanna hear!
      Shawn: Oh my God, that was so hot.

    • Gus: I can't believe we're actually digging for buried treasure!
      Shawn: I know, dude. And you're getting your pants totally dirty and you don't even care? I'm so proud of you!

    • Shawn: You keep a stun gun in the bird house? What's under the garden gnome, an M80!?

    • (in the interrogation room)
      Henry: We didn't do anything wrong; we didn't break any laws. (Shawn looks away) Oh no! Oh no! What– What'd you do Shawn?
      Shawn: Nothing. It's just that laws keep changing. It's getting very challenging to keep up with them all.

    • Chief: Now, Mr. Spencer.
      Henry/Shawn: (together) Yes?
      Chief: Oh, I meant the older…(realizes her mistake) Sorry, not old… less…
      Shawn: Handsome? Less hair? Less friends on Facebook?
      Henry: Less nose…

  • Notes

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

  • Allusions

    • 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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