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originally posted April 26, 2015

Is driving Gus’ mother’s car
Forgot about the Zombie Fun Run
Pulls into a gas station for snacks
Rides with Zack on a cable installation
Leaves Gus alone in the van
Asks Lassie for work
Goes to see Gretchen at work
Poses as part of a gay couple with a fictional son named Joshy
Calls Gus “baby girl”
Talks to Coach Bagg
Gets lost under the gym
Visits a therapy session
Tells Gus he’s always had his back and always will
Runs from the morgue when the dead come to life
Drives Henry home from the Gusters
Comes back out from convenience store with snacks
Knows who killed Bagg
Brings milkshakes when Gus has a nightmare
Watches “Real Genius” with Gus

Is pining over Emmanuelle
Is having nightmares
Undergoing dream therapy
Gives Shawn his wallet for the snacks and stays in the car
Sees zombies in the rearview mirror
Sees Curt Smith pull up alongside
Zombies turn on him in the car and he wakes up in therapy
Is having abandonment issues because of Shawn
Lies to Shawn about the dreams
In his dreams, he dies every time Shawn leaves
Rides with Zack on a cable installation
Sees a strange man approach the van and runs screaming into the house
Can’t find Shawn or Zack
Dragged away by the masked man and wakes up in therapy
Keeps calling Emmanuelle – sent her 5 dozen roses
Asks Lassie for work
Goes to see Gretchen at work
Poses as part of a gay couple with a fictional son named Joshy
Talks to Coach Bagg
Gets lost under the gym
Loses Shawn at the gym
Runs from the morgue when the dead come to life
Wakes up at Mom’s house on the couch
Doesn’t know where he stands
Sees his mother eaten by a creature that comes out of the sink
Runs into Psych office where it’s black & white and Henry, Lassiter and Brannigan are fending off zombies
Hides in a closet with Henry
Runs into the bathroom and sees Shawn who is now a zombie
Wakes up from a nightmare and calls Shawn
Drinks milkshake and watches Real Genius with Shawn

Things have been great since he became chief
Walks out on Shawn and Gus
Happy that Brannigan gets the best of Shawn and Gus
Is pulled through the window by zombies
Blames it on legalized marijuana

Blocking doors to keep out zombies
Hides in a closet with Gus
Attacked by zombie in the closet

Is wearing a robe and smoking a pipe
Has a chrome skeleton
Naired his buttocks last night
Says the dead talk to him at night

Calls Shawn and Gus “psychos”
Crocheting a hat for her nephew
Arrests Shawn and Gus’ client for murder
Beats Shawn & Gus to the killer again
Is boarding up windows to keep out zombies
Carried off by zombies
Brings in the bookie’s muscle for killing Bagg

Slaps Gus with a giant flyswatter
Says Gus needs Shawn to feel whole
Has written a book: In Dreams I Walk with You
Calls Gus “Slappy”
Rubs Gus’ head
Interprets the dream as Gus believing working with Shawn will get him killed
Ranked #13 in Santa Barbara’s dream therapists in 2007
Holds a book signing at the college and no one shows

Believes his wife is having an affair with someone at work
Working as a security guard when he met Gretchen
Now works two jobs
Pulls up in front of a run-down house
Is arrested for murder
Has a bad heart, gout and IBS as well as being allergic to “everything”

Pulls up alongside Gus listening to his own music
Had a hankering for a microwaved bunuelo
Attacked by zombies


On the counter in the kitchen of the abandoned house

Burton Guster Black-Spencer
Blackstone (Simpson)

Episode: 1
Series: 70

Billy: 5
Val: 7

“Like REM is toxic.”Rapid eye movement sleep (REM sleep, REMS) is a unique phase of mammalian sleep characterized by random movement of the eyes, low muscle tone throughout the body, and the propensity of the sleeper to dream vividly. This phase is also known as paradoxical sleep (PS) and sometimes desynchronized sleep because of physiological similarities to waking states, including rapid, low-voltage desynchronized brain waves. REM was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. disbanded amicably in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.
“But most people wouldn't give 'em Up or New Adventures in Hi-Fi either.” - Led off by the single "Daysleeper", Up (1998) debuted in the top ten in the US and UK. However, the album was a relative failure, selling 900,000 copies in the US by mid-1999 and eventually selling just over two million copies worldwide. The group's 1996 album New Adventures in Hi-Fi debuted at number two in the US and number one in the UK. The five million copies of the album sold were a reversal of the group's commercial fortunes of the previous five years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac0oaXhz1u8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwtdhWltSIg&list=PLR0SxIFAY4pqSYWADK2ELLISpig5NWepf
“Like Wilt Chamberlain in Conan the Destroyer.” - Wilt Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history. Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprising their roles as Conan and Akiro the wizard, respectively. The cast also includes Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Tracey Walter and Olivia d'Abo. It is the sequel to Conan the Barbarian. The film was moderately successful at the box office in the U.S., and very successful internationally, although critical response was not as strong as for the original film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q15RX_fayv8
Curt Smith - Curt Smith (born 24 June 1961, Bath, Somerset, England) is an English-American musician. He is best known for forming the band Tears for Fears, along with childhood friend Roland Orzabal. As a solo artist, he has released four full-length albums.
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (playing in Curt Smith’s car) - "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is a song by the English band Tears for Fears. Originally released in the UK on 22 March 1985 it was the band's ninth single release in the United Kingdom (the third from their second LP: Songs from the Big Chair) and seventh UK Top 30 chart hit, peaking at number two in April 1985. In the US, it was the lead single from the album and gave the band their first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit on 8 June 1985, remaining there for two weeks. It also reached number one on both the Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales charts in the US. The song has since become the pinnacle of Tears for Fears' chart success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST86JM1RPl0
“How utterly Rob Thomas of me.” - Rob Thomas is a German-born American singer and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist. Thomas earned three Grammy Awards for co-writing and singing on the Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth", on the album Supernatural in 1999. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAkHqYlqops
“Had a hankering for a microwavable bunuelo.” - A buñuelo (Spanish: [buˈɲwelo]) (alternatively called bimuelo, birmuelo, bermuelo, burmuelo, or bonuelo; Catalan: bunyol, IPA: [buˈɲɔɫ]) is a fried dough ball. It is a popular snack in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Uruguay, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Morocco, and is a tradition at Christmas, Ramadan, and among Sephardic Jews at Hanukkah. It will usually have a filling or a topping. It is also an "essential dish" in Mexican cuisine, often served with a syrup made with piloncillo.
“I went through that with Roland, you know.” - Roland Orzabal is a British musician, songwriter and record producer. He is known mainly as a co-founding member of Tears for Fears, of which he is the main songwriter and joint vocalist, but he has also achieved success as a producer of other artists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFsHSHE-iJQ
Bruce Campbell (Dr. Ashford Simpson) – Bruce Campbell is an American film and television actor, director, writer, producer and author. As a cult film actor, Campbell is best known for his role as Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's hit Evil Dead series of films and he has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave, Maniac Cop, Bubba Ho-Tep, and Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat. He would later spoof his B-movie career in My Name Is Bruce, in which he starred and directed. He has since made voice appearances in animated films, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Cars 2. Campbell is of Scottish descent. In television, Campbell is known for his lead roles in both The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Jack of all Trades, his portrayal of Autolycus (the King of Thieves) in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and notably for his role as Sam Axe on the USA Network series Burn Notice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZvOeCUEohA
Ashford Simpson – A dual reference. Bruce Campbell’s most well-known character is Ash from the “Evil Dead” series. Ashford & Simpson were a husband-and-wife songwriting-production team and recording artists. their compositions were recorded by Ronnie Milsap ("Never Had It So Good"), Maxine Brown ("One Step at a Time"), as well as the Shirelles and Chuck Jackson. Another of the trio's songs, "Let's Go Get Stoned", gave Ray Charles a number one U.S. R&B hit in 1966. That same year, Ashford & Simpson joined Motown, where their best-known songs included "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)". Ashford and Simpson wrote many other hit songs, including Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" (1978) and Teddy Pendergrass's "Is It Still Good to You?". As performers, Ashford & Simpson's best-known duets are "Solid (As a Rock)" and "Found a Cure" (1979).
“Well, the fear of abandonment is certainly the beating heart of your anxiety, Blackstone.” - Harry Blackstone, Jr. (June 30, 1934 – May 14, 1997) was an American stage magician, author, and television performer.
Dean Cameron (Zack Eikleberry) - is an American television and film actor. He is best known for his role as Francis "Chainsaw" Gremp in the 1987 Mark Harmon comedy Summer School. Shawn referenced Summer School earlier. Also, the character’s last name is Dean Cameron’s real last name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogqqjIRU0Nk
Sutton Foster (Gretchen Eikleberry) - is an American actress, singer and dancer. Foster is best known for her work on the Broadway stage, for which she has received two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical in 2002 for her role as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie and in 2011 for her performance as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes. Her other Broadway credits include Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical, and Violet. On television, Foster played the lead role in the short-lived ABC Family comedy-drama Bunheads from 2012 to 2013. She is currently starring in the TV Land comedy-drama Younger as Liza Miller, which premiered on March 31, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo6lPifGnGA
“It's got a foreword by Sanjaya Malakar.” - Sanjaya Malakar is an American singer, who was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. He gained national attention on the series, controversially advancing to 7th place with public votes, despite being poorly received by the show's judges, particularly Simon Cowell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYrD-MrQFc
“You sent her five dozen roses and a cake with Nelson Rockefeller on it.” - Nelson Rockefeller was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States (1974–1977) under President Gerald Ford, and as the 49th Governor of New York (1959–1973). He also served in the administrations of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt regarding Latin America and Dwight Eisenhower regarding welfare programs. A member of the wealthy Rockefeller family, he was also a noted art collector, as well as administrator of Rockefeller Center.
Brannigan calls Shawn and Gus Psych-o’s – The is the name for fans of the show
“She's one fine piece of knish, huh?” - Knish is an Eastern European snack food consisting of a filling covered with dough that is either baked, grilled, or deep fried. Knishes can be purchased from street vendors in urban areas with a large Jewish population, sometimes at a hot dog stand or from a butcher shop. It was made popular in North America by Eastern European immigrants from the Pale of Settlement (mainly from present-day Belarus, Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine). In the most East European traditional versions, the filling is made entirely of mashed potato, ground meat, sauerkraut, onions, kasha (buckwheat groats), or cheese. Other varieties of fillings include sweet potatoes, black beans, fruit, broccoli, tofu, or spinach.
“Who was that giant slice of shepherd's pie?” - Shepherd’s pie is a meat pie with a crust of mashed potato. In early cookery books, the dish was a means of using leftover roasted meat of any kind, and the pie dish was lined with mashed potato as well as having a mashed potato crust on top. The term "shepherd's pie" did not appear until 1877, and since then it has been used synonymously with "cottage pie", regardless of whether the principal ingredient was beef or mutton.
“Oh, some meathead dad grousing about his kid's score on the presidential fitness test.” - Presidential fitness test is an American program by President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition that aims to encourage all Americans to "make being active part of their everyday lives" and to be physically fit. The President's Challenge is designed to help motivate participants (international participants also eligible) to improve regardless of activity and fitness level.
“The majors scouted me.” - “The Majors” stands for Major League Baseball, a professional baseball organization that constitutes one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. It is the oldest league of the four. Teams play in the American League (AL) and National League (NL), which operated as separate legal entities from 1901 and 1876 respectively. Today, MLB is composed of thirty teams: Twenty-nine in the United States and one in Canada. Teams play 162 games each season. Five teams in each league advance to a four-round postseason tournament that culminates in the World Series, a best-of-seven championship series between the two league champions that dates to 1903.
“And then ATV had to go and flip.” - An all-terrain vehicle, also known as a quad, quad bike, three-wheeler, or four-wheeler, is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control. As the name implies, it is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles.
666 (appears on the gym scoreboard)- The Number of the Beast (Greek: Ἀριθμὸς τοῦ θηρίου, Arithmos tou Thēriou) is a term in the Book of Revelation, of the New Testament, that is associated with the Beast of Revelation in chapter 13. In most manuscripts of the New Testament and in English translations of the Bible, the number of the Beast is 666. “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count sthe number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
Red Ball – this is referencing a scene in the 1980 film “The Changeling” starring George C. Scott. A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaPLQidZub4
“Left, left, left, right, left” – A cadence used when marching to keep everyone in step
Gus stuck in the spiderweb – This is an homage to “The Fly”, a 1958 American science fiction-horror film produced and directed by Kurt Neumann. The screenplay was written by James Clavell (his first), from the short story of the same name by George Langelaan. It tells a story of a Scientist who switches his DNA with a fly while testing out his latest invention. It was remade in 1986 as a film of the same name by director David Cronenberg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzTGSKNjrp4
“I one time actually entered Kate Capshaw's dream and interacted with her.” - Kate Capshaw is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Willie Scott in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. During production of the film, she met director Steven Spielberg, whom she later married.
“That is bush league.” – Bush league is a slang term for play that is of minor league or unprofessional quality. The "bushes" or the "sticks" are small towns where minor league teams may operate.
“Speaking of baby-smooth, I Naired my buttocks last night, gentlemen.” - Nair is a hair removal product manufactured by Church & Dwight. It was purchased from Carter-Wallace in 2001. The brand is mainly known for its depilatories that work by breaking the disulfide bonds of the keratin molecules in hair. This reduces the tensile strength of the keratin so greatly that the hair can be wiped away. Nair's slogans include: "The Less That You Wear, the More You Need Nair!"; "Like Never Before"; and "We wear short shorts, Nair for short shorts".
Martin Sheen – When Gus wakes up in his mother’s house he comments "papa" upon seeing a picture of Martin Sheen. This is a reference to the Dule Hill's previous series The West Wing where Sheen played President Josiah Bartlett A surrogate father figure to Hill's character Charlie Young.
Phylicia Rashad (Mrs. Guster) - is an American Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for this part in 1985 and 1986.
“I mean, Almond Joy's got nuts. Mounds do not.” - An Almond Joy is a candy bar manufactured by Hershey's. It consists of a coconut-based center topped with one or two almonds, the combination enrobed in a layer of milk chocolate. Almond Joy is the sister product of Mounds, which is a similar confection but without the almond and coated instead with dark chocolate; it also features similar packaging and logo design, but in a red color scheme instead of Almond Joy's blue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MOJAxformw
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” - is a song written by and first recorded in 1979 by Robert Hazard. However, it is better known as a single by Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983. It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead-off single from her debut album She's So Unusual. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem and was promoted by an award-winning video. It has been covered on either an album or in live concert by over 30 other artists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A
“I love me a good scotch egg.” - Scotch egg consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried.
The black and white scene at Psych office – This is an homage to “Night of the Living Dead”, a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a US$114,000 budget. The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It has been a cult classic ever since. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release for its explicit gore, but eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant. "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pElSu_ECJGM
“Lassie, come home!” - “Lassie Come Home” is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor feature film starring Roddy McDowall and canine actor, Pal, in a story about the profound bond between Yorkshire boy Joe Carraclough and his rough collie, Lassie. The film was directed by Fred M. Wilcox from a screenplay by Hugo Butler based upon the 1940 novel Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. The film was the first in a series of seven MGM films starring "Lassie." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJL7iQ6TMPc
“Well, I'm just a dream catcher in human form with a chin that's coveted around the world.” - In some Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher (or dream catcher; Lakota: iháŋbla gmunka, Ojibwe: asabikeshiinh, the inanimate form of the word for "spider" or Ojibwe: bawaajige nagwaagan meaning "dream snare") is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose net or web. The dreamcatcher is then decorated with sacred items such as feathers and beads. It is hung above the bed and used as a charm to protect sleeping people, usually children, from nightmares.
“My Twitter account is verified.” - Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.

Gus is pining after Emmanuelle, last seen in 8x05 "Cog Blocked"
Driving Gus’ mom’s car – Since the destruction of the Echo in 8x05 "Cog Blocked", they are dependent on others for vehicles
The first zombie coming out of the fields is Steve Franks, the show’s creator. Other members of the behind the scene crew also are zombies
Curt Smith – This is his third appearance following 5x08 “Shawn 2.0” and 7x05 “100 Clues”
“Juliet’s moved up north” – In 8x06 “1967: A Psych Odyssey” Juliet took a position in San Francisco with Chief Vick
“I don’t have a job” – Gus quit Central Coast in 8x05 “Cog Blocked”
Pomona College – (7x05 “100 Clues”)
Gus collects coins and stamps
3-hole punch - This is a reference to an inside joke among the cast and crew referencing a previous season, when one of the writers made a fuss about a line regarding a "three-hole punch", which then translated into several gag tapes with the cast inserting the line "three-hole punch" and laughing hysterically. (3x07 "Talk Derby to Me")
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