I find I'm rather distracted this morning (I might tell you why tomorrow). As a result, I've been looking at a blank screen and a blinking cursor for a while now so I think I'm going to start today's post with a very apt (and possibly fake) motivational poster:
Next up is the little psychic detective series that could... Psych. It premiered on the USA network in 2006 and has lasted six seasons thus far, with a seventh on the way. If you're unfamiliar with the premise, it's about a guy named Shawn Spenser who pretends to be a psych and helps the local police department (and occasionally other law enforcement types) solve crimes. His sidekick is his best friend, Gus. The friendship between Shawn and Gus is something to which we should all aspire. This show never fails to make me laugh and I find that's important in a show. Occasionally, the show takes a more serious turn (as per example the recent season finale. All I have to say is... WTF! I need the next season NOW!) and they still manage to make that work.
They also have managed to snag some pretty awesome guest stars including William Shatner as Juliet's father and Gary Cole who appeared as a hostage negotiator . Then there was the episode "Dual Spires" which featured much of the cast of "Twin Peaks" in a "Twin Peaks" parody.
But as awesome as all that is (and it really is quite awesome), my favorite part of each episode is finding out how Shawn will introduce Gus. Below is a montage video of said introductions (thank you, You Tube!) but my favorite one isn't in there so I'm writing it out for you instead.
Shawn: "This is my partner Jhon Shmit. His middle names are Jacob Jingle Hiemer. "
Random Guy: "You are saying his name is Jhon Jacob Jingle Hiemer Shmit?"
Shawn: "Yes. It was my name too, but I changed it... because of all the people shouting when I went out."
And last but not least... Palpatine
I am not a Star Wars fan. It doesn't really do anything for me. I've seen all the films and I thought "The Empire Strikes Back" was a pretty decent movie but that's really about it. So it surprises me that I enjoy Star Wars parodies as much as I do. Now, I'm also not a Robot Chicken fan. That show is really hit or miss (and more miss) so I've actually stopped watching it. Unless I hear they're doing another of their Star Wars themed episodes. Then I tune in because those crack me up, especially the clips involving Palpatine. I'm posting a couple of them below. Please note that they're Robot Chicken clips which inherently means they feature lots of strategic bleeping (and depending upon certain factors may not be suitable for work. Or for family viewing). But they are hilarious. At least I think so. Enjoy the videos. I'll see y'all tomorrow.