Thursday, June 6, 2013


This year we have two entries on the Birthday Honors List for induction into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.  Actually, since this first entry is a true Gemini with a duo, perhaps it should be said that we have three new members.

Shawn Spencer and Burton "Gus" Guster run the Psych detective agency in Santa Barbara, with Shawn passing off his finely honed observational skills as a psychic ability and Gus sometimes employing his "super-sniffer" power (although he's basically the best friend and trusty sidekick.)

Despite bombarding the airwaves with so many Zonks in each episode, 'Psych' takes place in the main Toobworld of Earth Prime-Time.  But Shawn & Gus also exist in the Promoverse, that tiny alternate dimension in which interstitials promote various TV shows.

And through several promos for 'Psych', Shawn and Gus have teamed up with characters from other TV shows.

And these have to be found only in the Promoverse because some of these shows - chiefly 'The Dead Zone' and 'Defiance' are not located in Earth Prime-Time.  (Or at least in the case of 'The Dead Zone', it started out as part of the main Toobworld, but then changed its focus to an alternate dimension where there was a different President of the United States.)

Here's the most recent one, in which Gus and Shawn finally teamed up together to meet characters from another series:

But for the most part, they have worked separately to make these links.  First up, we have Shawn, getting involved in a three-way:

But also:

Both Shawn and Gus contributed to the tributes to detective Adrian Monk:

Gus hasn't been too shabby in making the grade, with a few entries of his own:

And so that's why both Shawn Spencer and Burton "Gus" Guster have been inducted into the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame on my birthday.....


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