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Psych: The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable

Shawn, Gus, and Henry return home to find an intruder in Henry's house. The man turns out to be Henry's brother, Jack. Jack, known to Shawn as the "fun uncle," is a treasure hunter. He has returned to Santa Barbara in order to search for ancient Spanish treasure and needs the help of Shawn and Gus' detective skills in locating it. However, recovering the treasure won't be easy, as the group has to avoid interference from Jack's previous partners and government officials, all of whom are also seeking the gold.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: #3_3004
Airdate: Friday August 08th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Comedy Central) Oct 02, 2009

Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Liam JamesLiam James
As Young Shawn
Marcus Gibson (1)Marcus Gibson (1)
As Mark Belleck (as Mark Gibson)
Desiree ZurowskiDesiree Zurowski
As Karen Raven
Jennifer MawhinneyJennifer Mawhinney
As Miss Kean
Garnet BarrettGarnet Barrett
As Boy in Classroom
Juan LlorensJuan Llorens
As Hispanic Goon
Main Cast
James RodayJames Roday
As Shawn Spencer
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Burton 'Gus' Guster
Timothy OmundsonTimothy Omundson
As Carlton Lassiter
Maggie LawsonMaggie Lawson
As Juliet O'Hara
Kirsten NelsonKirsten Nelson
As Chief Karen Vick
Corbin BernsenCorbin Bernsen
As Henry Spencer
Episode Notes
Psych-Out: Instead of losing his shoe, Dule Hill loses his dignity when he slips and falls in the mud.

Pineapple Watch: There's a plastic pineapple near Henry's answering machine when Shawn calls him from inside the cabin. There's also a pineapple drawn on the cave walls behind where Shawn and Gus are digging.

The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus: Shawn and Gus dig to China ... or so Shawn thinks.

This episode does not begin with a flashback. Rather, the flashback starts at the 2:07 mark.

Episode Quotes
Henry: Don't say a word.
Shawn: (after a long pause) Fergulus.
Henry: Shawn, I said no words.
Shawn: Oh, I see how it works. Two weeks ago we're playing Scrabble, it's not a word. Now suddenly it is a word because it's convenient for you.

Henry: We didn't do anything wrong. We didn't break any laws. (Shawn and Gus look around guiltily) Oh, no. Oh, no. What—what did you do, Shawn?
Shawn: Nothing. It's just that laws keep changing. It's getting very challenging to keep up with them all. Did you know, for instance, that it is now illegal to give a perm to a possum?

Shawn: Don't I get a phone call or something?
Lassiter: No.
Shawn: Fine, how 'bout a text message? I'll be quick. I just need to respond, "O-M-G, L-O-L." Here's a question: how do you make the face that's winking with a tongue coming out one side?

Henry: What can I say? The movie didn't make any sense.
Shawn: Of course it didn't make any sense to you. You came in twenty minutes late, fell asleep for an hour, then woke up and asked me what happened. You always do this.
Henry: What can I say? The movie theater's too damn dark. It makes me sleepy.
Shawn: So basically I paid ten dollars for you to take a nap.
Gus: Uh, basically I paid.

Shawn: You keep a stun gun in the birdhouse? What's under the garden gnome, an M-80?
(Henry points to his eyes and then points upward)
Shawn: You want me to poke you in the eyes on the roof?

(Gus runs in screaming with a hose)
Shawn: Dude, a hose, really? What were you gonna do, give him a high colonic?

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: So what about it, boys? Wanna 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!

(in a flashback that Shawn is recounting to Lassiter and Juliet)
Jack: OK, so the first thing we need to do is...
Gus: Get matching fedoras?
(cut back to present time)
Gus: "Get matching fedoras"? You're the one who wanted the fedoras, not me. Stop changing the story.
Shawn: My mistake. He wanted the yellow gauchos. I said no to that.

Karen: 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. (points to Henry) 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"?

Mark: We were partners.
Gus: (to Jack) I thought we were partners.
Jack: Oh, technically you're all my partners.
Shawn: Well, I don't know where you guys went to partner college, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to shoot at your partners.

Shawn: The spirit world is just one of life's little mysteries, like why the Oxygen network airs Goodfellas or ... why fools fall in love.

Karen: Now, Mr. Spencer...
Shawn and Henry: Yes.
Karen: Oh, I meant the older—sorry, not "old," less—
Shawn: Handsome. Less hair? Less friends on Facebook.
Henry: Less nose.
Shawn: Oh!

(Shawn, Gus, and Jack sit tied to their chairs)
Shawn: I have to pee.
Gus: No. No way, Shawn.
Shawn: Then what am I supposed to do?
Gus: Hold it, like a man.
Shawn: I'll get a urinary tract infection.
Gus: Like a man!
Jack: You know what? You can link your legs underneath your chairs and form a wheel and roll to the bathroom.
Gus: I don't even wanna project how that's gonna happen. I'm not rolling anywhere.

Gus: Plus, you already used up half my minutes waiting on hold for concert tickets!
Shawn: That was Tony! Toni! Toné! and Wet Wet Wet playing together! You know I can't resist that! The symmetry alone...

Shawn: Just come with us! Come with us!
Henry: Why do you need me?
Shawn: It's not that we need you. We want you. Plus ... we need you.

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.

(Mark and Andres point their guns at Shawn and Gus)
Mark: Why don't we just take the nephew here and ransom his ass for the gold?
Andres: We have no other choice.
Shawn: No, no, no. No, you—you—you—you always have a choice. You could ransom Gus' ass. You could swirl it up: you could ransom half my ass and half his ass.

Shawn: So that's why I called Andres che, to see if he'd react, which he did because in Argentina, che is slang for—for buddy or pal, sorta like I call you black star or home skillet or big baby Burton.
Gus: Don't ever call me home skillet.

Gus: I can't believe I lost my other shoe.
Shawn: Dude, I will buy you another pair. Just tell me you didn't really drop two hundred bones on sneakers.
Gus: No, Shawn. I was making a point.
Shawn: How much were they really?
Gus: Eighty bucks. And I had thirty-two dollars left on my Foot Locker gift card.
Shawn: So what am I looking at, like thirty bucks?
Gus: Forty-eight.
Shawn: I'm in for half. We'll get some jerk chicken on the way home.
Gus: Fine.

Cultural References
Shawn: It was when I was hooked on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! on Noggin.

Noggin is a cable television network that airs children's programming such as the animated series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

Jack: (introducing Shawn) Juan Priestley.

Jason Priestley is an actor best known for playing Brandon Walsh in the '90s drama Beverly Hills, 90210. Mark D. Espinoza (Andres) was also on the show, playing Andrea's boyfriend Jesse.

Karen: 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. (points to Henry) He's Sammy. That makes you Joey Bishop. Is that what you really want? You wanna be Joey Bishop?

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop were all part of a group of entertainers from the '50s known as the Rat Pack.

Shawn: The spirit world is just one of life's little mysteries, like why the Oxygen network airs Goodfellas or ... why fools fall in love.

The Oxygen network is a cable television channel that airs programs mostly aimed at women. Goodfellas is a crime film about the mob. "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" is a '50s song that popularized Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.

Gus: Plus, you already used up half my minutes waiting on hold for concert tickets!
Shawn: That was Tony! Toni! Toné! and Wet Wet Wet playing together. You know I can't resist that! The symmetry alone...

Tony! Toni! Toné! was an R&B musical group from the '80s and '90s. Wet Wet Wet is a pop group that began in the '80s in Scotland.

Shawn: With some people I can communicate through psychic wavelengths. My father is one of them. Val Kilmer is another.

Val Kilmer is an actor who has appeared in numerous movies, including the role of Batman in the 1995 film Batman Forever.

Shawn: The spirits are guiding my man paw! It's like—it's like that movie Idle Hands, except with no nudity, which means I must be completely unwatchable right now!

The comedic horror film Idle Hands stars Devon Sawa as Anton Tobias, a slacker who wakes up to discover his hand is possessed and murderous. Jessica Alba plays Molly and is scantily clad in one of the scenes.

Henry: We used to roust punks in there from drinking all the time.
Shawn: "Roust punks"? Thank you, Jack Lord.

Jack Lord was an actor best known for his role as police officer Steve McGarrett in the '70s television show Hawaii Five-O.

Shawn: H.B.
Gus: That could be for Hippolyte de Bouchard.
Shawn: Or Harry Belafonte.

Harry Belafonte is a musician and actor. He popularized Calypso music, and one of his most recognized songs is "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)."

Shawn: (to Andres) I know three things that you probably don't know. Uno, the secret of NIMH and the secret of my success? Same secret.

The Secret of NIMH is an '80s animated movie about a family of mice. It's based on the children's book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

The Secret of My Success is a 1987 movie starring Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater. Fox stars as a recent college graduate who, desperate to break free of his mail-room job, posses as an executive to get ahead in the company. The movie's theme song, also titled "The Secret of My Success," was performed by Night Ranger and appears on their 1987 album "Big Life" as well as the movie soundtrack. The song was written by Night Ranger's Jack Blades, along with David Foster, Tom Keane, and Michael Landau. David Foster produced the song.

(Jack's partners and Andres and his partners draw their guns at each other)
Shawn: If there were doves flying around, we'd be in a John Woo movie.

John Woo is a director and producer. His films are recognized by their use of slow motion action sequences, shoot outs, and Mexican stand-offs. He also frequently uses doves in his films as symbols of purity.

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