If you have not seen the series you may be wondering why there is an article just dedicated to pineapples, it would be a fair question. Let me explain, in the pilot episode Shawn grabs a pineapple ( this was not in the script for him to do ) and asks Gus if he should cut this up for the road. The rest is history as there are pineapples in nearly every episode, more than 100 different episodes one appears in. This article is a list of every episode that a pineapple appears in. This will be helpful as I can not include an episode that does not have a pineapple, what would be the point.
For this article I would like to talk one portion of it that I find the most enjoyable. The trivia section of Psych's best character Burton "Gus" Guster. I find this section hilarious and amazing. If you have not seen the series most of this will not make much sense. For example "Gus is 1/4 Jamaican." makes me laugh way more than it should. In the series they always mess with Gus pretending that he is Jamaican, often doing fake accents, and to find out that he is actually Jamaican is funny. This article came from the same website that the biography on Pierre Despereaux.
This website is the Psych USA Wiki, which once I have finished writing these reports I am going to take a good look at. The main premise of this article is the biography of Pierre Despereaux, who is by far the best guest star on the show. This article will be useful in narrowing down which of the four episodes he is featured in is the best, and which deserves to be in the top ten list. The Pierre Despereaux episodes are some of the best in the series, except for the second one ( it was only okay), which makes it extremely difficult to narrow down which one is better than the other.
Suprise, surprise another list. This one is the top 11 moments in psych, not only does this bring nostalgia, it is very useful for my paper. These top moments are what makes the episodes great. They will be very useful for deciding between two close episodes.
This article is also about How I Met Your Mother, except this time it is about an episode, the finale. This article puts all of my hatred for the finale into words. If you have not seen the finale, don’t. It’s not worth it, they spent nine seasons building up to this finale only to ruin it. I could spend an eternity writing about how terrible this finale is, but I have four more of these to write. On to the next one.
This article is another top 10 ( top 50 in this case ) list of episodes, but this time is written by a different person and is about a different series: How I Met Your Mother. Just like the other list I enjoy this article since it is a list and it is about a televeison series I enjoy ( I enjoy all of it but season nine, that one nearly ruined the series ). This series is different from Psych in the ways of it not being a detective show, and that it is much less appropriate. I looked at a few different How I Met Your Mother lists before deciding on this one, mainly because this one is the longest. One thing I do not enjoy is that the episode titled “the playbook”, is at 44. For reference the other lists both had that one in their top five. Other than this is a good article, further solidifying my love for lists.
What drew me into this article is a combination of two things. The first being the top 15 list aspect of it. I personally enjoy lists probably a bit more than I should, but what am I to do about that. The second reason this article drew me in is the topic. “The best nicknames Shawn gave Gus”. The nicknames in Psych are some of my favorite parts of the show, it is a very silly and extremely entertaining. One thing I do not enjoy about this article is the fact that they for got about Sh’Dynasty. As Shawn says in the episode “ S-H- comma to the top- dynasty”.
This article is enjoyable to read because it perfectly encompasses what is so fun about the movie. It has a line “ As far as the plot of the “Psych” movie goes — oh, come on. Honestly, who cares? All you need to know is that the script, by star/producer James Roday and creator Steve Franks, knits together low-stakes action, haunted-house scares, a kidnapping plot, and a romance storyline reasonably well. It’s all just a framework to hang the usual “Psych” escapades on, and as such, the workmanlike core storylines get the job done.“, this line is perfect. The plot of the movie is not nearly as important as the comedy that the characters bring to it. This article does a fantastic job of bringing to light how many people in the psych community feel about the movie.
This article is slightly different in the sense that it is just a list of shows similar to Psych, but I still find it useful. This article is helpful in finding my target audience, I can see some of the shows that are similar, then know what people like about Psych and write about it based upon the similarities. The shows that are recommended are: Monk, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, the Good Guys, Common Law, the Finder, Leverage, White Collar, Franklin and Bash, In plain Sight. I have seen five of these shows and enjoyed them all, and I see the similarities between the shows. The ones I have seen are: White Collar, Leverage, Monk, Burn Notice, and Royal Pains. They are all shows about crime and they all have atleast a minimal humor per episode.
This episode review of Psych is making me consider the possibility of creating a top ten episodes of Psych. One thing that this article does very well, and that is very helpful, is that the writer of this article does not like Psych. They don’t enjoy the show in general, this is shown mostly in how he describes Shawn in normal episodes. This is a helpful new take on the show that will help with the top ten list. One idea/topic that drew me into this is the fact that it was given a grade, which is an interesting way of rating episodes of a tv show, espically considering that they have different people assigning grades to different episodes.