Psych 7/13/2007 (S02E01) "American Duos"

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  1. dswallow

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    Excellent season premiere. Laugh out loud moments throughout. Classic Shawn & Gus behavior. Superb performance by the judges, especially Nigel St. Nigel. And a wholly well-earned dig at American Idol.
     
  2. FilmCritic3000

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    :up:

    I'm so glad this show's back. What a wonderful episode.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    And Jules shows hidden...

    Well, I guess you can't say "depths." Hidden shallows? :D
     
  4. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    For some reason I didn't enjoy it at all- the writing felt disjointed and IMO they wasted Tim Curry who is extraordinarily capable of much, much more.
     
  5. MusicMama

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    Best. Episode. Yet. Too many one-liners to list. Just hope they can keep this up.
     
  6. jehma

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    I didn't realize it was Tim Curry for the first 10 minutes. I was shocked!

    I thought the episode was just OK. Not one of my favorites.
     
  7. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    This was great. I loved Gina Gershon as E. Saffron - she was definitely channeling Paula! And the cowboy duo? Scary/hysterical! The Latino judge was last seen on The Class :)().

    The singing in Round 1 was atrocious, but the boys made up for it Round 2 with the wigs and costumes.

    The only bad thing I can ever say about Psych is that the "crimes" sometimes are not so well thought out... First, there's one contestant who's allowed to audition over and over again from city to city as a solo act on a show called "American Duos? And since he apparently used the same name (per Gus' quick and simple internet research), why is it no one could ever put 1 + 1 together and figure out there's one commonality between all the murder attempts and it's this one contestant?

    By the way, I noticed that Kirsten Nelson (Interim Chief Karen Vick) is now in the credits. Maybe she won't be Interim much longer?
     
  8. MitchO

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    I'd enjoy Tim Curry if he stood there and read the instructions of a dishwasher. I was hoping for a buddy-like ending with Tim and Corbin Bernsen, as they seemed to really enjoy their repartee (much like Gus and Sean).

    Not *the* best Psych episode, but more than enough laugh out loud moments to make it worth a season premiere.
     
  9. aindik

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    UniversalHD doens't air this in HD simulcast with USA why again? Annoying that I have to switch to my Series 2 to see it. I barely remember it's on.
     
  10. FuzzyDolly

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    I love this show! Who knew "Charlie" could be so funny? ;)
     
  11. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I laughed out loud when Paula... I mean Emilina Saffron said... "Oh Mr. Bean thank God it's you" to Dective Lassiter. I've been waiting 2 seasons for that.
     
  12. jehma

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    So did we.
     
  13. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    I loved their ploy to get Jules to fish the jewel out of the toilet :D
     
  14. FilmCritic3000

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    Maggie Lawson can give me private dance lessons ANYTIME.
     
  15. ElJay

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    I thought it was hilarious, especially the reaction after the guys did their first act. Nigel St. Nigel said something like, "We can't even begin to comprehend how brilliant that was," and that really cracked me up. I couldn't help but think of Piers Morgan on "America's Got Talent" and some of his odd praise that seems to come from nowhere. Not to mention I could also picture him doing that "Zappato votes yes" thing to David Hasselhoff.
     
  16. Bill Reeves

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    I agree -- in the lesser episodes of Psych, the plot is just a loose framework to hang jokes off of, and generate funny scenes with Shawn and Gus. In the better episodes, the plot holds its own, and there are still plenty of jokes and funny scenes with Shawn and Gus.

    This one was a lesser episode for me, but it was still damn funny. Tim Curry was fun, and Gina Gershon stole the show.
     
  17. RobertE

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    I almost fell off the couch laughing at that line. :up: :D
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Then she called him Tony Randal, which I can also see.

    How funny was it that Paul ... er ... Emmeline said that she occasionally hooks up with Simo ... er ... Nigel. Who hasn't thought that this might happen in real life on Idol?

    There was a line near the end where "Zapato" said that he gets mistaken for the guy in the El Pollo Loco commercials and there was a knowing nod between Shawn and Gus. That made me think that maybe that actor really has been in El Pollo Loco commercials. Can anyone confirm this?
     
  19. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    I've never heard of this Crazy Chicken commercial, so you got me!
     
  20. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Actually, he was last seen in the last couple of Ugly Betty episodes. He's been busy.

    Great show. Gina Gershon was hysterical (as she is on Ugly Betty). A lot of LOL moments. I loved their performance at the end. I don't see why they didn't win! ;)
     

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