In this episode of Psych, called “Lassie Jerky,” Shawn, Gus, Juliet and (of course) Lassie find themselves taking part in a hunt for Bigfoot, which turns into a really bad day for Lassie.
A couple months back, I remember reviewing another one of my favorite television shows that had attempted to do a “found footage” episode and, sadly, didn’t pull it off very well. My complaint with that one was the fact that the actual stars of the show hardly appeared in the episode. Instead we were forced to follow a bunch of unknown characters who I couldn’t force myself to care about.
Well, I’m very happy to say that Psych didn’t follow in that other show’s footsteps. All of our favorites were all over this episode and it was fun to see them in a different element. Shawn tricking to Gus out into the wilderness with promises of some yummy barbeque was classic and I thought their interactions with the student film crew were hilarious. Actually, this is one time where I *might* have been okay with watching just the new characters. Kate and Chavo were really fun and they had enough of their own quirks that they didn’t feel out of place at all with Shawn and Gus and the rest of the group.
Speaking of the rest of the group, I think I got the biggest kick out of both Juliet and Lassie in this episode. Like I said above, it was cool to see them in a new environment and also watch them both get to be the hero at different times throughout the episode. Poor Lassie had a very rough time in this one but even when he was getting his foot caught in a bear trap, flying into a raging river, getting dragged away by a “monster” or getting shot; he still managed to save the day on more than one occasion. I make no bones about my crush on him and let’s just say that this episode made it grow at least tenfold. Then of course there was Juliet who, especially during those times when her partner was incapacitated, basically had to take care of the entire group. She was a total badass and I loved it.
My favorite bits..
This line on the screen: “…and may not be suitable for those who struggle to digest milk products.”
“Thank you for being so sarcastic.” – A double whammy of sarcasm. Nice!
“This is the boobs!” – I have never heard that phrase before, but you can bet your sweet booty I’m going to use it.
“Oh Gus, we’re just joking with you because you’re sweet enough to melt and drizzle on two scoops of me.” – You know that’s right.
Okay, so who else wants to eat at the Sassy Quatch now?
“Shawn, Hermeneutics is the study of theory.”
“Well, that seems redundant.”
Gus helping himself to some beef jerky.
The look on Gus’ face when Kate mentioned “Jungle Fever.”
“Shawn if we get out of here alive, I will kill you.”
“So what’s my incentive to live?”
Yay! Full version of the opening theme song. *Commences with sing-a-long*
They’re looking for a sasquatch? I didn’t realize Jared Padalecki was going to be in this episode. Oh wait. Wrong show.
Shawn reassuring Gus that he would poop out the transmitter with no problem.
“I’m filming a man who’s peeing Shawn, this isn’t right.”
Chavo claiming that he was a ninja.
Gus screaming through the woods like a little girl. Everyone may have been screaming, but his was definitely the girliest.
Being a tad disappointed that Gus didn’t scream louder when he saw the bodies.
Chavo telling Shawn that they weren’t paying him caca.
“Please let me shoot your boyfriend.” – Ha! Lassie would love that, wouldn’t he?
“No corpses only means one thing: zombie apocalypse.”
Shawn pointing out that yeti lived in snowier climates, like Hoth. Duh, everyone knows that.
I know it was wrong, but a part of me couldn’t help but to giggle at the sounds that came out Lassie when he stepped on that bear trap. Poor Lassie.
“That’s what you get for calling me Los Lobos.”
Juliet pushing down a tree to save Lassie. Whoa.
The bird stealing Shawn’s camera. …and Lassie catching it.
“That was the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.” – I am SOOO with her. Way to go, Lassie!
“What do I look like to you?”
“The love child of Matthew Perry and Tony Randall.” – Great, I can’t unsee that now.
Being very glad that Gus didn’t let Shawn ask him what he used to..you know.
“You can all suck it.”
Lassie talking to the camera = PRICELESS.
Everyone singing. That was awesome. LOVE Shawn’s voice and hearing it made me more excited for the musical episode.
Shawn’s eulogy for Lassie.
Juliet saying that Lassie couldn’t be dead because she wouldn’t let him be. Aw.
“Lassie does smell absolutely delicious.”
“Is that just his torso?”
Everyone screaming when Big Ed walked in the door.
“Hey, you found my shoe!” – Lassie’s childlike joy at seeing his shoe was too adorable.
“Wow, you’re like a predator, but totally doable.”
Finding out that Gus had sampled the meat when they all thought it was Lassie. Eeeeeewwww.
“This is like crack made out of deer.”
Juliet with the crossbow = AWESOME.
Gus making sure to get his last meal during the firefight.
“I peed. I’m still peeing.”
Oh noes! Poor Lassie…again.
Ed coming back to life long enough to save Shawn and Gus, and then dying again.
“This really hasn’t been my day, O’Hara.” – Um, understatement. Poor Lassie! (again)
“Doesn’t anyone check for a pulse anymore?”
Juliet holding Lassie’s hand as they carried him away. All together now..awww!
Gus’ reaction to finding out that Shawn credited him as “gopher.”
What did you think of this episode of Psych? Did you enjoy their foray into the world of a “found footage” episode? Got any favorite bits of your own? I love hearing from you guys!
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