Catching up on our pineapple spotting–a new season of Psych, a new round of pineapples. Was it worth the wait?
The season premiere, focusing on an international art thief, was perhaps a little better anticipated than savored. Sure, there was a wonderfully cheesy homage to the greenscreen skiing scenes in Bond movies, Lassiter’s cheap travel plans, Shawn being afraid of raccoons, and sweet shoutouts to Psych‘s real-life home base in Vancouver. But how, how can you have Cary Elwes guest-starring as the bad guy on a show whose bread and butter is references to 80s pop culture and not lather the entire proceedings in Princess Bride references? Get used to disappointment.
It’s a good thing, then, that they provided a tricky pineapple as distraction. I never thought about making a “balloon animal”–er, fruit–in the shape of a pineapple, but that’s exactly what happens at the very end of the episode when Shawn and Jules are taking in the breathtaking view (meant as a romantic moment for the absent Abigail) at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The pineapple has a great view, perched on a table behind the balloon artist. It could have hopped over the rail and tumbled down the side of the hill shouting “Aaaaaaas yoooooou wiiiiiiish”–no one else did.