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originally posted April 16, 2015



SHAWN
At City Hall as part of a recognition ceremony
Tosses commendation plaque at Vick before giving a speech regarding genius
Has a proposal to remove traffic lights and speed signs between home and Psych office and he can go 140mph on the “Super Speed Corridor”
Wants a Chunnel to Catalina
Gets an invitation to the mayor’s for brunch
Has ideas for a new city motto. “Santa Barbara: Stop for a pee, stay for a lifetime”, “Santa Barbara: this is where Rob Lowe humps it out”
Made a diorama out of boxes, tongue depressors, toilet paper tubes, cupcakes and apple cores
Checks out the computer while the receptionist is away
Believes Swagerty killed Channing
Puts himself forward as a mayoral candidate to keep Swagerty from winning
Appears on local TV
Doesn’t like black jelly beans
Skipped out on dance lessons with Juliet saying he had shin splints but took them himself when he felt guilty
Instead of dance lessons, went with Gus to the Montecito Scottish Ventriloquist Festival
Refuses to tell Vick the truth
Ready to drop out when Swagerty is no longer a suspect
When he was 10, ran for office on the promise of a Thunderdome in the schoolyard
His administration would be all about transparency, hot dog wieners of unusual lengths and gladiatorial justice
Decides to throw the race
Can’t ride a horse
Calls his horse “White Lightening”, “Seabiscuit” and “White Chocolate”
Realizes Swagerty’s fiancé died after a fall down the stairs while having an affair with Channing
Is prepared to tell Vick the truth

GUS
At City Hall as part of a recognition ceremony
Knows local politics
Could have made it all the way to the White House as an aide
Made a diorama out of boxes, tongue depressors, toilet paper tubes, cupcakes and apple cores
Swipes the by-laws from mayoral office
Becomes Shawn’s campaign manager
Refuses to fist bump in order to keep neutral
Wears a bow-tie to the gala
Went with Shawn to the Montecito Scottish Ventriloquist Festival
Arranges horrible publicity in order to lose the election
Creates a commercial using footage of bombings, traffic jams, oil-covered pelicans, a crying baby by a smoking cigarette and tornado destruction

JULIET
At City Hall as part of a recognition ceremony
Refuses to go to brunch with Shawn
Agrees to be Shawn’s date to the gala in order to help the investigation
Still has feelings for Shawn but can’t trust him
Wants Shawn to tell Vick the truth
Rushes in and stops Shawn from confessing, taking the blame herself

LASSITER
At City Hall as part of a recognition ceremony
Not a fan of the mayor
Believes the Mayans were right
Would assassinate Shawn if he became mayor
Doesn’t say things to be humorous

HENRY
Finds out about Shawn running for mayor on TV
Sees moving as the only solution if Shawn wins the election
Tells Shawn he can’t withdraw because of the scrutiny that would follow

VICK
At City Hall as part of a recognition ceremony
Agrees to rule Channing’s death an accident

WOODY
Does nude sunbathing at the beach

STRAUB
Packing the mayor’s office
Wants to help with Shawn’s campaign
Needs to work on Shawn’s image
Tells them that Shawn is beating Swagerty
Covered up the death for Channing

SWAGGERTY
Becomes mayor
Daughter is a straight-A student who also plays soccer and violin
Liked Channing and leads a toast

PINEAPPLE SIGHTING
On the box of Shawn’s model he is presenting to replace the wetlands.

GUS’ NICKNAME
Bill Uvrights

CATCHPHRASES
“Suck it” (episode: 1 series: 24)
“You know that’s right.” (episode: 1 series: 25)
“C’mon, son.” (episode: 1 Series: 22)

SHAWN & GUS FISTBUMP
Episode: 1
Series: 56

ALLUSIONS
“The Santa Barbarian Candidate” is in reference to “The Manchurian Candidate” (1959), by Richard Condon, is a political thriller novel about the son of a prominent US political family who is brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for a Communist conspiracy. The novel has been adapted twice into a feature film by the same title, in 1962 and again in 2004.
Sebastian Spence (Channing) - Sebastian Spence (born December 9, 1969) is a Canadian actor. He played the lead role of Cade Foster in the Space Channel science fiction television series, First Wave (1998–2001).
Neil Grayston (Straub) - Neil Gordon Grayston (born March 24, 1981 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a Canadian actor. He won a 2006 Leo Award (Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series) for his performance in the Godiva's episode "The Bigger Man". Neil played Douglas Fargo in Eureka, a Syfy network series that began broadcasting in 2006.
“I believe it was EMF who first said, ‘You're unbelievable’." – EMF are an electronic rock band from Cinderford, Gloucestershire. They came to prominence at the beginning of the 1990s. During their initial eight-year run from 1989 to 1997, EMF released three studio albums and had gone on hiatus and reformed twice. Their first single, "Unbelievable", reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart, and was a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their debut album, Schubert Dip, went to number 3 in the UK Albums Chart. https://vimeo.com/78548198
“The autobahn of Santa Barbara.” - The Autobahn (German: Autobahn, plural Autobahnen) is the federal controlled-access highway system in Germany. The official German term is Bundesautobahn (plural Bundesautobahnen, abbreviated BAB), which translates as "federal motorway". The literal meaning of the word Bundesautobahn is "Federal Auto(mobile) Track". German Autobahnen have no federally mandated speed limit for some classes of vehicles. However, limits are posted (and enforced) in areas that are urbanized, substandard, accident-prone, or under construction. On speed-unrestricted stretches, an advisory speed limit (Richtgeschwindigkeit) of 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph) applies.
“You're going to approve my chunnel to Catalina.” – The Channel Tunnel (French: Le tunnel sous la Manche; also referred to as the Chunnel) is a 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi) rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. The island is 22 miles (35 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) across at its greatest width. The island is located about 22 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Los Angeles, California. The highest point on the island is 2,097 feet (639 m) Mt. Orizaba. Santa Catalina is part of the Channel Islands of California archipelago and lies within Los Angeles County.
“I said there would be blintzes.” - A blin (pl. blini) or blinchik (pl. blinchiki) is a type of thin pancakes which typically lacks a leavening agent; blin and blintchick are Russian names for crêpes. Blintzes are one of the types of blini. Blintze is a thin usually wheat-flour pancake folded to form a casing (as for cheese or fruit) and then sautéed or baked.
“Let's drag King Neptune into interrogation room "B" and put the screws to him.” – Neptune was the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers presided over the realms of Heaven, the earthly world, and the Underworld. Salacia was his consort. (I think this is the way Lassiter meant it)
“I could have made it all the way to the White House.” “As an aide.”– Dulé Hill played a presidential aide on the NBC drama “The West Wing” from 1999-2006, all 7 seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEGtX_-Zg1s
“I'm just saying, I could've been the black James Carville.” – James Carville is an American political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. Carville was a co-host of CNN's Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005.
“The farmer from Babe?” – Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, which tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog. The main animal characters are played by a combination of real and animatronic pigs and Border Collies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuzXPzgBDvo
“That's James Cromwell, Shawn.” - James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor and producer. Some of his more notable films include Babe (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), The Sum of All Fears (2002), I, Robot (2004), and The Artist (2011), as well as the television series Six Feet Under (2003–2005), 24 (2007), American Horror Story: Asylum (2012), and Halt and Catch Fire (2015). Cromwell has been nominated for one Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor for Babe), four Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He won the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor for his role in Still Mine and the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role in American Horror Story: Asylum
“I almost snagged myself one of these in the claw crane game at Dave & Buster's, but I think we all know that thing is rigged.” – Dave & Busters is an American restaurant and entertainment business headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Each Dave and Busters has a full-service restaurant and a video arcade. As of November 2014, the company has 73 locations across the United States and one restaurant in Canada. The company does not license the D&B concept internationally or domestically.
"Santa Barbara: This is where Rob Lowe humps it out." – Rob Lowe is an American film and television actor. He garnered fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, Tommy Boy, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. On television, he played Sam Seaborn on The West Wing, Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters and Chris Traeger in Parks and Recreation. Most recently, Lowe played the role of President John F. Kennedy in Killing Kennedy, a made-for-television movie that premiered November 10, 2013 on National Geographic Channel. In 2014, he began appearing in a series of DirecTV commercials. Jessica Gibson, 24-year-old former nanny for Lowe, made 12 allegations against Lowe involving sexual harassment claims and labor-code violations. On June 19, 2008, Santa Barbara, California, Superior Court Judge Denise de Bellefeuille dismissed two allegations regarding labor-code violations due to lack of legal basis. The legal battle ended in May 2009, the press reported that court records showed that lawsuits filed by both nannies and Lowe were dismissed in Santa Barbara. Attorneys for both women and Lowe sought the dismissals.
“What version of the Bible are you reading?” “The new Rick James version.” – Shawn is doing a little blending here. Rick James who was an American musician and composer. Influenced by singers such as Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, James started singing in doo-wop and R&B groups as a teenager in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. After entering the U.S. Navy to avoid getting drafted, he deserted to Toronto, where he formed the fusion band The Mynah Birds, whose lineup once included Bruce Palmer, Neil Young, and Nick St. Nicholas. He is best known for the single “Super Freak” from 1981. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYHxGBH6o4M The King James Version (KJV), also known as the Authorized Version (AV) or King James Bible (KJB), is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England that began in 1604 and was completed in 1611. First printed by the King's Printer Robert Barker, this was the third translation into English to be approved by the English Church authorities. The first was the Great Bible commissioned in the reign of King Henry VIII (1535), and the second was the Bishops' Bible of 1568. In January 1604, James I convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans, a faction within the Church of England. The translation is widely considered a towering achievement in English literature, as both beautiful and scholarly.
“Barack and Michelle got slammed in the press after doing that in public.” – Barack and Michelle Obama, the current President of the United States and First Lady fist bumped in 2008 during his campaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGBikSDv4nM
“That's from Along Came Polly.” – Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg, starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles. A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTXS-5D_U8k
“Plus Franco Nero.” – Franco Nero is an Italian actor. He is best known for his roles of the title character in Sergio Corbucci's Django (1966), Sir Lancelot in Joshua Logan's Camelot (1967), Horacio in Luis Buñuel's Tristana (1970), the title character in Enzo G. Castellari's Keoma (1976), Captain Nikolai Lescovar/Colonel von Ingorslebon in Guy Hamilton's Force 10 from Navarone (1978), Cole in Menahem Golan's Enter the Ninja (1981), his reprising role again as the title character in Nello Rosatti's Django 2 (1987), General Ramon Esperanza in Renny Harlin's Die Hard 2 (1990), Gianni Versace in Menahem Golan's The Versace Murder (1998), General Francini in Brian Trenchard-Smith's Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001) and Lorenzo Bartolini in Gary Winick's Letters to Juliet (2010).
“I'll be ready with all my best C. Tommy Howell quotes from Side Out.” – Side Out is a 1990 film about a beach volleyball competition, featuring C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton, Harley Jane Kozak and Courtney Thorne-Smith. The term “side-out” refers to an obsolete rule in volleyball under which the winning point could only be scored by the serving team. A side-out is now defined as when the receiving team earns the right to serve whether they get a point when they do so or not. Side-out can also refer to a type of scoring in a game of volleyball where only the serving team can score points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CLRhxzpOTE
“Oh my God, the Mayans were right.” - The 2012 phenomenon was a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or otherwise transformative events would occur on or around 21 December 2012. This date was regarded as the end-date of a 5,126-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, and as such, festivities to commemorate the date took place on 21 December 2012 in the countries that were part of the Mayan civilization (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador), with main events at Chichén Itzá in Mexico, and Tikal in Guatemala. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae were proposed as pertaining to this date. A New Age interpretation held that the date marked the start of a period during which Earth and its inhabitants would undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 21 December 2012 would mark the beginning of a new era. Others suggested that the date marked the end of the world or a similar catastrophe.
“You know, when he was ten years old, he ran for office on the promise he'd build a thunderdome in the schoolyard?” – Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, also known as Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome or simply Mad Max 3, is a 1985 Australian post-apocalyptic action adventure film co-directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie, written by Miller and Terry Hayes and starring Mel Gibson and Tina Turner. It is the third installment in the action movie Mad Max series, its story taking place 15 years after that of the previous film (20 after the original film). The Thunderdome is an arena where conflicts are resolved by a duel to the death. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uouqnng_Xro
“Only her stylist knows that for sure.” – This was an advertising slogan for Clairol. “Does she or doesn’t she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCrEyOWAEVw
“It's just about all we do in my hometown of Snowy River.” – The Man from Snowy River is a 1982 Australian drama film based on the Banjo Paterson poem The Man from Snowy River. The film had a cast including Kirk Douglas in a dual role as the brothers Harrison (a character who appeared frequently in Paterson's poems) and Spur, a prospector, Jack Thompson as Clancy, Tom Burlinson as "Jim Craig" (The Man), Sigrid Thornton as Harrison's daughter Jessica, Terence Donovan as Jim's father Henry Craig, and Chris Haywood as Curly. In 1880s Australia when young Jim Craig's father dies Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch and he is forced to become a man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqlz6lOLtIQ
“Seabiscuit, stop, stop.” - Seabiscuit was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse in the United States. A small horse, Seabiscuit had an inauspicious start to his racing career, but became an unlikely champion and a symbol of hope to many Americans during the Great Depression. Seabiscuit was the subject of a 1949 film, The Story of Seabiscuit; a 2001 book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand; and a 2003 film, Seabiscuit, which was based on the Hillenbrand book and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv6RnFTlu4I
“We could turn around, get Red Robin, go back to the Psych office.” - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers or simply Red Robin is a chain of casual dining restaurants founded in 1969 in Seattle, Washington, and now headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
“Orange Whip?” - An Orange Whip is a sweet cocktail, made with rum and vodka, containing the base alcohols mixed with cream and orange juice. It is typically blended to a froth like a milkshake, and poured over ice in a Collins glass.

CONTINUITY

Juliet working at City Hall – After nearly dying (4x16 “Mr. Yin Presents”) Juliet transferred to City Hall (5x01 “Romeo and Juliet and Juliet”)
Shawn in a suit (1x03 "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece", 6x01 "Shawn Rescues Darth Vader", 7x07 “Deez Nups”)
Gus wears a sweater vest – (2x11 “There’s Something About Mira”)
Shawn riding a horse – He seemed to have issues in 2x05 "And Down the Stretch Comes Murder"
American Duos – The boys went undercover to save the life of judge Nigel St. Nigel (2x01 “American Duos”)
Red Robin – “She loves Red Robin. Isn't that a strange favorite restaurant?” (2x16 “Shawn and Gus of the Dead”); “Yeah, it's Red Robin. It's still there.” (3x04 “"The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable")

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