This is why I want a Psych/Supernatural (Psychonatural) crossover episode!
I want there to be like a haunting that Shawn and Gus are hired on and somehow Dean and Sam get on the case too.
Oh Shawn and his movie references.
Maudette: “Untimely death, a psychic and a black man all in one day”
Okay, so if you’re a Psych fan, I know you’ve seen Psych’s tribute to the early 90’s Soap Opera “Twin Peaks”, entitled “Dual Spires”. But it’s not just the name that Dual Spires has in common with Twin Peaks; this episode is ripping at the seams with Twin Peaks references. See how many you spotted on your own!
- The actors who portrayed bob Barker, Maudette Hornsby, Sheriff Jackson, Father Wesley and Doc Gooden were all in the cast of TP.
- In the beginning of the episode, there is a chocolate bunny on Shawn’s desk. In TP, Special Agent Dale Cooper says “Diane, I’m holding in my hands a small box of chocolate bunnies.”
- Gus then asks, “Since when is the sound of opening and closing shades so disruptive that it needs to be alleviated?” The character Nadine hurley in TP attempted to patent her silent drape runner invention.
- Someone from a website by the name of UnderTheNail.com sends Shawn and Gus an e-mail that says, “Who killed Paula Merral?” TP famed the catchphrase “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” The killer also purposely placed clues in his victims’ fingernail beds. The victim’s name itself is an anagram of “Laura Palmer”.
- While drinking a Cherry Coke, Maudette states, “Isn’t cherry the best?” Sherilyn Fenn, the actress who portrays Maudette, famously tied a cherry stem into a knot with her tongue in TP.
- Later, Ray Wise suddenly has white hair, just as his TP character Leland Palmer’s hair turned white overnight in one episode.
- Dual Spires is famous for its cinnamon pie and apple cider, as TP was famous for cherry pie and “damn fine” coffee.
- In both series, there are stacks of donuts at the police station.
- The Barkers have a framed prom photo of their niece wearing a tiara prominently displayed, and a similar photo of Laura Palmer remains the iconic TP image.
- In both series, the sheriff’s deputy is a Native American who is very in tune with nature.
- Upon entering the town Gus mentions that the residents are looking at him as if he were the first black man they had ever seen. There are very few black men in TP.
- Shawn asks if they can “poke around” but he and Gus immediately say “peak” in correction. Thus “peak”, as in Twin Peaks, is spoken twice.
Always finding ways to be creepier. That is the Carlton way
Dual Spires Psych Season 5 - possibly the most hilarious episode ever
Don’t ever come between Shawn/Gus and delicious food, especially anything cinnamon.
This is my partner Lodge Blackman
Yet another Supernatural parallel. These two shows NEED to have a cross-over.
- The guest stars.
- The theme song.
- The way that Paula died.
- Dual Spires itself is a synonym for Twin Peaks.
- Twin Peaks was a small, remote town, as is Dual Spires.
- The chocolate bunny on Shawn’s desk is a direct reference to Dale Cooper talking about chocolate bunnies to Diane.
- The way Paula’s aunt screams is similar to that of Sarah Palmer.
- The old man smiling and thumbs upping to Shawn and Gus is like the old, deaf concierge who talked to Dale after he had been shot.
- Paula Merral is an anagram of Laura Palmer.
- The music is extremely Twin Peaks-y, more so than usual.
- Lassiter’s hair is slicked back, much like Dale’s.
- The bird in the doctor’s office may be an allusion to the bird who witnessed the murder of Laura Palmer (who’s name I’m forgetting right now).
- Sheriff Andrew Jackson is named after a president, like Sheriff Harry Truman from TP.
- At some point, Shawn and Gus say the work ‘peek’ at the same time.
- The love triangle with Jack, Paula, and Randy is similar to the one in TP. Jack and Paula lipsynced records together, like how Donna, James, and Madeline recorded a song.
- Maudette Hornsby is a name that is awfully similar to Sherilyn Flenn’s character’s name in TP, Audrey Horne.
- Ray Wise had dark hair when seen early in the episode, and suddenly changes to white when he appears later, like his character on TP.
- Shawn says a woman from Washington in the early 90’s invented silent drape runners. Basically, NADINE. (This also establishes that Psych exists in the same universe as Twin Peaks.)
- The matching earrings were probably similar to James’ and Laura’s matching necklaces.
- The Sawmill Diner is an allusion to Norma’s diner, with the pie and whatnot.
- Michelle Barker closely resembles Norma.
- The Native American deputy to the sheriff is basically Hawk. His name is even Frost.
- ‘Who killed Paula Merril?’ is said often, much like ‘Who killed Laura Palmer?’ was a catchphrase in TP.
- There’s a woman with a log, and at first, it seems like she’s talking to the log. There’s a woman in TP who only ever communicates with her log.
- The photo of Paula that the bakers have is extremely similar to the iconic picture of Laura Palmer.
- Paula had a secret diary. So did Laura.
- They go to a cabin in the forest, which is either similar to the one that Shelly lived in, or the one that Laura was taken to the night she died. It does have the red curtains, though, so I think it’s the later.
- Shawn mentions a Great Sawmill Fire. The sawmill in TP is set on fire.
- The entire end scene is just a massive references. Carlton and his damn fine cup of cider and the way he holds his hand up is one of Dale’s famous scenes, the 7-foot tall man is obviously a reference to the giant, and the dancing is just like Audrey’s. Randy barking at a dog is like Bobby barking at James, and so many other things.
- Also in the end scene, if you keep watching Dana Ashbrook as Juliet and Shawn leave, he picks up a picture frame and dances with it sadly.
- Shawn and Gus find a book by ‘Earl Windom’, which sounds like a certain TP villain.
- The credits are also exactly like the TP credits, where it’s the iconic picture of Laura/Paula along with creepy music and the credits in white.