The first is the way both Shawn and Gus call each other in the different episodes; that´s why I´ve done the complete list of Shawn and Gus Nicknames on Psych. And another big reason is the whole bunch of pop references in Psych.
And that´s my current project, I´m doing the whole list of Pop References Quotes of Psych in every episode.
I already listed all the Pop references in Psych season one.
Now it´s time for season two.
Complete list of Psych Pop References in Season Two
Psych S02E01 American Duos Pop References:
The whole episode is a parody of American Idol
Shawn: What´s with the Michael Jackson outfit? That´s two years old!
Gus: I got scared
Shawn: You were supposed to be Billy Ocean. Why would Michael Jackson sing with Roland Orzabal?
Gus: Why would Billy Ocean sing with Roland Orzabal
Shawn: Cause he´s awesome. Now you are going to moonwalk to Shout
Shawn and Gus as Shawnstar and Gus TT Showbiz sing Take on Me from A-HA
Shawn: Those A-Ha guys were Norwegian. They didn´t even know what they were singing
Jules: What are you planning to sing for round two?
Shawn: Yankee Rose, David Lee Roth
Emilina: Everybody hates Nigel
Lassiter: Yeah and Everybody Loves Raymond
Shawn: I´m not a RainMan Gus
Gus: You sing like RainMan
Lassiter: We found Prints (sounds like Prince)
Shawn: Was he on a little red Corvette?
Gus: Under the cherry moon?
Lassiter: Finger Prints
Emilina to Lassiter: Mr Bean, thank God it´s you
Jules: The way Hall and Oates needed it
Shawn: She can be like Keyser Soze
Gus: With one shoe
Emilina: Come on Count Chuckula, I know you are there
Zapato: I got mail adressed to Geraldo, Ricky Martin, and that guy from El Pollo Loco Comercial
They sing as Shawn Spencestar and Gus TT Showbiz Shout from Tears for Fears, as Roland Orzabal and Michael Jackson
Psych S02E01 65 Million Years Off Pop References:
Juliet: Detective Lassiter is literally on fire
Shawn: What kind of fire are we talking about? Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial fire or misusing the word literally on fire?
Shawn Spencer: I can play Six Degrees of Dinosaur with you right now. You’ve never been in a movie with Kevin Bacon or Dilaposaurus, have you?
Shawn: She also gave me some pictures you can pay me to not show your next girlfriend
Gus: What pictures?
Shawn: the ones that document your Terence Trent D´Arby phase
Gus: We can´t rule out the possibility of an island somewhere in the Pacific where dinosaurs do exist
Shawn: And have an appettite for Jeff Goldblum
Shawn Spencer: You think I’m afraid of a little competition?
Gus: I know you’re afraid of competition. Why else would you have purposefully broken the “Battlezone” at Pizza Royale?
Shawn Spencer: Dude, you beat me once. And only because you first used the eyepiece and *then* revealed you had pinkeye.
Shawn: What are you? The lock whisperer? Are you channelling Michael Jackson?
Shawn: You can have my Tony Gwynn Rookie
Shawn Spencer: [looking at a field of dirt mounds] Oh, look at that. It’s like that movie, the one with, uh… Sigourney Weaver.
Shawn Spencer: No.
Shawn Spencer: No!
Gus: “Alien: Resurrection”?
Shawn: Gus, the one with the holes and Shia LaBeouf.
Gus: They had holes in Shia LaBeouf?
Shawn: The holes were in the ground, dude. Like that. [gestures toward the mounds] And Jon Voight was walking around all crazy.
Gus: Oh! “Anaconda”.
Shawn: [sighs] Man, never mind.
Gus: “Gorillas in the Mist”? “Death and the Maiden”?
Gus: “Half-Moon Street”?
Shawn: Just let it go.
Note: When digging holes in search of the dinosaur, Shawn mentions “that this is like that movie with Sigourney Weaver,” and Gus cannot guess the movie. ‘Dulè Hill’ actually was in this movie, Holes (2003), as Sam.
Psych S02E03 – Psy Vs Psy Pop References:
Shawn: Waiting for Godot?
Lars Ewing: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Shawn: Tootie, you are in trouble. It´s Mindy Cohen, Facts of Life
Shawn: Perfect those warm summer evenings when Reggie Jackson and Dyan Cannon swing by for Harvey Wallbangers
Shawn:This is Joe versus the Volcano
Shawn: This must be how Jay Leno feels when he walks into his garage… which makes you Kevin Eubanks
Shawn: We should join forces as Pitt and Jolie
Shawn: That´s amateur. I could expect that from John Edwards, maybe from Miss Cleo, but not from you
Lindsay Leikin: You met Gladys Knight?
Shawn: No, he met the Pips
Gus: Actually a Pip, the others got stuck in traffic
Shawn: I feel like Holly Hunter in Broadcast News when she is inside William Hurt´s mind
Shawn: We are talking about a Deluxe Easy Bake Oven, Gus, I payed 300 dollars on Ebay
Ewing: So, you have a MySpace page or something?
Shawn: It´s called spontaneous Psychic Krav Maga
Psych S02E04 – Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds Pop References:
Shawn: I don´t know if it looks like the warehouse from Blue City. You are the only one who remembers that movie Gus
Shawn: I´m not gonna discuss Judd Nelson right now
Gus: That was Lionel Richie in the video for Hello
Lassiter: You are right, Helvetica is a much better font
Shawn: A Jack and the Beans reference? Really?
Shawn: Awesome, Flavor Flav could wear it on his neck
Gus: Flav wears clocks not rims, Shawn
Shawn: Hello motif my old friend
Girl on LES conference: We´ve seen all this stuff in CSI
Shawn: I´m getting Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, the always under appreciated Don Cheadle.
Gus: You know that´s tight
Girl on LES conference: Traffic
Shawn: Say Hello to my little friend
Guy on LES Conference: Scarface
Psych S02E05 And Down the Stretch comes murder Pop References:
Shawn: I got some troubling news
Gus: You forgot to Tivo America´s Next Top Model
Gus: Some people are born evil. The kid from the Omen, The Children of the Corn, Chad Michael Murray
Gus: Why can´t I be Crockett?
Shawn: You stood in front of all the class saying when I grow up I want to be Philip Michael Thomas
Shawn: Chips was going to be on in 20 minutes. What should I have done?
Gus: That last one is Footloose
Shawn: Thank you Dr Pratt
Shawn: A rose with a thorne. CCLevine
Gus: David Lee Roth?
Shawn: Wrong band
Shawn: I see a tall woman
Gus: Brigitte Nielsen?
Shawn: There was a second spitter!
Shawn: You sound like Oprah
Psych S02E06 – Meat Is Murder, But Murder Is Also Murder Pop References:
Henry: Trying to get ungrounded before Robocop comes out on Friday?
Shawn: Maybe you should do some of the Lamaze breathing of yours.
Uncle Burton: I´ve seen enough Hill Street Blues to know what´s what
Gus: Bismut saltalicilate
Shawn: That dude who used to play for the Mavericks?
Uncle Burton: Do you think Diagnosis Murder would let family get in the way of work?
Uncle Burton: Guys this is better than Ghost Whisperer
Uncle Burton: You guys are like Rockford Files
Shawn: I bet he even saw Manimal
Gus: You are right
Shawn: About Manimal?
Uncle Burton: Matlock never ate that good
Uncle Burton: What I´m trying to say is that it´s Murder She Wrote, not Murder they wrote
Shawn: You could sign it Don Cheadle
Gus: I´m not signing
Shawn: D´brickashaw Fillington… Delroy Lindo
Psych S02E07 – If You are so smart, then why are you dead? Pop References:
Shawn: Are you sure it wasn´t Dirty Dancing?
Shawn: A goner, it must have been James Cagney
Shawn: It´s our chance to go undercover in highschool ala twenty one jump street. Obviously I am Johnny Depp; sadly you can only pass for Holly Robinson.
Gus: Why can´t I be Richard Grieco?
Shawn: Why would you want to be Richard Grieco?
Gus: I don´t sound like Richard Soundtree Shawn.
Shawn: She was a Nightbreed
Gus: She wasn´t
Shawn: She used to date Craig Sheffer
Gus: She did not
Shawn: She wore a ton of make up and lived in a cemetery
Goddard: So, any leads yet?
Shawn: Hold it there Doogie
Shawn: Does it smell like teen spirit in here?
Lassiter: Cops don´t wait in the line, they go right to the front. Even at Starbucks.
Janitor: Who do I look like? Jake and the fat guy?
Shawn: Are you a Right Said Fred fan? Are you too sexy for this shirt?
Goddard: Any leads? I am adapting this to a Nancy Drew fanfic
Shawn: I will be your ferryman over the river Styx. Now that´s Gus, my ferry.
Shawn: And I´ll tell you the question. Have at it young Trebek. Trebek I said.
Gus: This is Jeopardy.
Shawn: Dude, you didn´t even mention Magic Hit
Gus: You´ve seen “Sliding doors”.
Shawn: I most certainly did not.
Gus: Yes, you did
Shawn: Dude, I did not see “Sliding Doors”
Gus: It was me, you and mrs Isaacs. What are you talking about?
Shawn: I am talking about a Gwyneth Paltrow vehicle I know I never saw.
Shawn: I´m having a vision: The man from Snowy River. Eddie Macon´s Run. Spartacus.
Jules: Kirk Douglas!
Shawn: I´m glad you are all in time for Phsysics II: The Wrath of Khan
Psych S02E08 – Rob a Bye Baby Pop References:
Shawn: She said “Big” and “Top Secret” two of our favourite eighties movies
Shawn: Remember when you were on Matchmaker.com?
Shawn: If you had to have a Jackie Earl Haley moment, you´d want it to be from Bad News Bears
Gus: Maybe Breaking Away
Shawn: Not “Little Children”
Shawn: What I´m going to need from you Spock is a list.
Gary Mills: I just told you, yes, I am second in comand but my name is Gary Mills.
Shawn: I´m lost. You´ll have to talk to Bones and get back to me.
Shawn: Like in that show
Jules. Star Trek
Lassiter: And this is Startek
Shawn: There can only be one
Shawn: I thought we wee doing lines from Highlander. My bad
Henry: Everybody can do Connery. Your Lambert sucks.
Henry: Haven´t you seen Nanny 911?
Shawn: No, I´m still trying to catch up on my Dog Whisperer
Shawn: What fo you say? A little cameo on My Two Dads.
Gus: That show got cancelled for a reason
Shawn: I was thinking the Kool Aid guy, but yours probably sounds better
Shawn: She has a headache, start whistling something from Phillip Glass
Shawn: I´d say that´s ridiculous, although not as ridiculous as Denise Richards playing a nuclear physicist called Christmas Jones in Bond´s movie… but still
Psych S02E09 – Bounty Hunters! Pop References:
Shawn: Same vest, same Sean Cassidy´s hair
Shawn: Maybe he´s got a contact from “Down Under”
(Pronounced as Men At Work´s Land Down Under song)
Gus: Who are the other investors? Tango and Cash?
Gus: Wow… I think I hate that guy.
Shawn: Yeah, well, that’s the way it usually goes when you meet your childhood heroes, Gus. Nothing but heartache and disappointment. Remember how sad you were when you ran into Judge Reinhold at the dry cleaners?
Shawn: Look at it this way: now you have a story if you ever go on Letterman
Shawn: Dude, I´m pretty sure this is the boat from Dead Calm
Gus: Good, now we have to worry about Billy Zane too?
Henry: Is that a gunshot?
Shawn: No, don´t be ridiculous, we are sitting in the Psych office watching a movie: Midnight Run, have you seen it?
Gus: Maybe if someone would´ve tied up the boat we wouldn´t have been swimming around like the couple from “Open Water”
Shawn: Google Meadow Park
Gus: You know what, Shawn? Let’s get out of here. This guy wouldn’t know a good deal if it bit him in the seat of his Han Solo action figure pants!
Psych S02E10 – Gus’s Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy Pop References:
Shawn: Buzz McNab! Christmas spirits told me to give this to you.
McNab: Oh my goodness, a Daisy Red Ryder! I had one of these when I was a kid. It was the reason I wanted to become a policeman.
Shawn: Well, Merry Christmas from me and Gus.
McNab: Thanks, guys.
Gus: He’s going to shoot his eye out.
Shawn: Yes, he is.
Shawn: Gus, I can´t believe this. I feel like Pepe Le Pew when he looked Pew in the dictionary. “Le Pew, what? No”
Shawn: Now you are feelin´me you Convertible Le Baron
Gus: Norman, Norman, Norman (Imitating Psycho scene)
Shawn: That´s enough, that´s enough
Shawn: We call that a Sammy Floyd´s tree house shortcut ambush
Psych S02E11 – There´s Something about Mira Pop References:
Shawn: Dude, skydiving is one thing, but how did she get you to marry her?
Gus: Three words. Three little words.
Mira Gaffney: Let’s try Goldschlager!
Shawn: Brace yourself. Jann doesn’t actually exist.
Shawn: Fact: There is no record of Jann Angland, buyer of fine wines and food, on the internet anywhere. I did find a Jeff Angland. He’s an albino with a website dedicated to “Short Circuit”.
Gus: You put us on the e-mail list?
Shawn: That’s a given.
Shawn: I´m gonna grab a Clark bar from the vending machine
Shawn: Come on, man, we haven’t played golf in forever. This is going to be fun. Plus, I promise to keep my “Caddyshack” references to a minimum.
Shawn: Now I’ve heard this club is restricted, so, uh… don’t tell them you’re Jewish.
Psych S02E12 – The Old and The Restless Pop References:
Shawn: I tried “The Dingo Ate My Baby” Routine
Henry: But Shawn, I look like Henry Fonda
Pamela: I´m sorry, you two are brothers?
Shawn: Our father worked at Benetton (Note: Benetton´s slogan: United Colors of Benetton)
Henry: How the hell do you know that?
Shawn: Easy. It´s the same day as Val Kilmer´s birthday
Shawn: Can you check for a John Doe? Actually can you check for all the “does”? TaeKwon, Cookie, Play, Doesy
Shawn:Why don´t we take a fiver, relax, get a Coke, play some Frogger?
Shawn: While you´ve been here playing Camp Cocoon, we were solving the case
Gus: Where did he learn to Tango?
Dancer: It´s called the Florence Nightingale effect
Glorious Pine patient doing stand up: So what goes 10,9,8,7,6? Bo Derek getting old
Psych S02E13 – Lights, Camera Homicidio Pop References:
Shawn: So acting is a lie?
Henry: Of course Shawn, what do you think? Those goofballs on Chips are really cops?
Shawn: Dame Judy Dench called, she wants her breakfast back
Shawn: I sense there was a long woman hair in the evidence bag. Perhaps it belonged to a Ted Nugent impersonator.
Gus: He´s a Hollywood guy. He used to write in Blossom
Shawn: Of course he didn´t write the “Blossom” where she adopted the chimp and hit the road in an eighteen wheeler.
Gus: That´s BJ and The Bear
Jorge Gama Lobo: Yes, she is my sister
Shawn: She is very lovely in a Keith Hernandez kind of way
Jorge Gama Lobo: She´s the Latina Susan Lucci
Shawn: She is sweet like Mariah Carey on a bender
Shawn: I´m passing by with the spanish I learned from Charo on Love Boat
Henry: You sound like that El Pollo Loco guy (…)
Shawn: First of all, I´m trying to sound like El Pollo Loco guy
Writer: It´s like Hemingway, like Elroy, Steinbeck, Danielle Steel
Shawn: Ethan Hawke
Gus: Judy Blume
Shawn: After all that you just point at the murderer? Don´t you have any sense of dramatic tension or build? Come on! What are we in? Blossom?
Psych S02E14 – Dis Lodged Pop References:
Shawn: Dude, Moby is a Monarch
Gus: That´s not Moby, Shawn
Shawn: I´m pretty sure that´s Chuck from the Wonder Years
Shawn: I want the truth. What really happened to my cat Chairman Meow?
Henry: You want answers?
Shawn: I want the truth!
Henry: You can’t handle the truth!
Gus: I´ll be there with bells on
Shawn: Dude, who says that?
Gus. Closers, Closers say that
Shawn: If by Closers you mean middle aged women then yes, I do believe I´ve heard the phrase
Lassiter: Uh, I was just driving by the office and saw the lights on…
Shawn: You want to hire us.
Shawn: Oh, come on, Lassie, it’s not that tough. Let it go.
Gus: Yes, come on.
Shawn: Look around! You’re in a safe place, surrounded by men… who love you. Gus?
Gus: Lassiter, I love you.
(Not sure if it counts, but it was so funny I just couldn´t leave it out of this article, right?)
Shawn: I finally learned the lyrics to “Informer”
Gus: I´m Guster, Burton Guster and this is my associate, William Zane.
Gus: Brazilian airport codes. How do you know that?
Shawn: I lived in an airport for a month, Gus.
Gus: That was Tom Hanks in “The Terminal”!
Shawn: Same difference.
Psych S02E15 – Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion Pop References:
Shawn: It wasn´t working for us. We chose the Knight Rider shirt instead. Mom loves Kitt.
Shawn: The ‘cheetah’ is the worst name for a pick-up move in the history of mankind. Remember the rule: Treat a woman like a person, then a princess, then a Greek goddess, then a person again. Besides, I think ‘Operation Colonel Sugar-lemons’ is a much better move for a place like this.
Shawn: aren´t we worthy of BlueSteeling it up occasionally?
Gus: So, heard about Pluto? That´s messed up
Gus: Not until midnight, Shawn. I´m Cinderella and this is my ball. And I´m not lifting up one finger until my carriage turns into a big ass pumpkin
Gus: That marriage always seemed weird to me… like when Liza Minelli married David Guest
Gus: [looking through a closet in the models’ loft] Dude, you thought I was going to have trouble blending in. I have this shirt, this shirt, most of these shirts. And these are my exact Kenneth Coles. And that picture of my mom parasailing in Montego Bay… [stops] You moved me in?
Model: Uh, he´s wearing Hugo Boss, what a sellout
Secret: They said comparing me to her was comparing Cleopatra with Miss Cleo
Shawn: All right, what do we know about Emily Bloom?
Gus: Well, she wrote “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” and “Freckle Juice”.
Shawn: I think that was Judy Blume.
Gus: Oh. Then I got nothing.
Henry: Should I take her to Crab Shack Willy’s or The Third Wharf?
Shawn: Those can’t possibly be real places.
Shawn: Here I am… why are you dressed like Perry Como?
Henry Spencer: Thanks for coming, son.
Shawn: You said it was important. Clearly, you’re about to shoot an Old Spice commercial.
Shawn: I get it. You were invited to a very special screening of Bullitt
Psych S02E16 – Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead Pop References:
Creature from the Black Lagoon is showing in the opening scene
Off Topic (Inner reference): The T-Rex head Shawn and Gus found in season one is exhibited in the muesum in this episode.
Sophie: Not to sound too Shirley MacLaine scream… this seem like something potentially… Supernatural
Gus: This is like watching “Entrampment” but instead of Catherine Zeta Jones it had a guy with a pancake butt.
Gus: [mocking Shawn after his phone is muted] Look at me, look at me, I love my hair! I can make obscure ’80s references that nobody understands. Laugh at me, ha ha ha! Hey, know something about me? I have a motorcycle, but I never seem to be riding it!
Shawn: Come on, man! Haven’t you ever wanted to spend the night in a museum? You know, do it up with all the stuffed creatures and the bones?
Gus: No, Shawn, I haven’t. I can’t spend the night in the museum. I don’t have my toothbrush. I don’t have any of my multivitamins. And oh, yeah, I don’t want my soul suffering eternal damnation for disrupting the sleep of an Egyptian canal digger!
Shawn: [points to a Confederate Flag] What is wrong with this flag?
Shawn: Besides that.
Gus: The Lexin glass case that houses it is worth more.
Shawn: Lexin glass?
Gus: Yeah. It’s bulletproof.
Shawn: Well, it would have to be in case the guns decide to fire themselves. Lexin glass!
Gus: What? That’s common knowledge, Shawn. People know that.
Shawn: Who? People in Charlton Heston’s house?
Gus: Yeah… and your mama.
Shawn: Gus, Don´t be a Travelling Wilbury
Shawn: I need you! I need the sweet blue shirt, I need the pants, I need the winsome smile that hides the sad Jamaican clown inside.
Gus: Who´s that
Shawn: That´s Austin Kearns
Shawn: This is my partner Patty Simcox
Shawn: The name of your film is “Night Cycle”?
Hannah: What’s wrong with that?
Shawn: Well, it’s kind of boring… unless it’s about a motorcycle that comes to life at night and solves crime and does sweet wheelies.
Gus: This is an example of a situation best handled by the police… or Witch Hunter
Shawn: Then meet us at the museum.
Gus: Why can’t they just meet us at a well-lit Starbucks?
Shawn: One more time, buddy. For justice.
Shawn: It was not the mummy “Rub-my-bottom”
Shawn: You are the one who got in this Snuffleupagus
Shawn: Dad, I don’t know if you just read “The Secret” or watched an emotional “Oprah” or what, but I don’t think we’re ready to open our souls to each other.
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