PSYCH / 11.8.10 Q&A with James Roday & Dule Hill / TRANSCRIPT by multipleverses

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                                  November 8, 2010

Operator:     Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by and welcome to the USA
              Network‟s Psych conference call. During the presentation all participants will
              be in a listen-only mode. Afterwards we will conduct a question and answer
              session. At that time if you have a question, please press the 1 followed by the
              4 on your telephone. If at any time during the conference you need to reach an
              operator, you may press star 0.

              As a reminder this conference is being recorded Monday, November 8, 2010.
              It is now my pleaser to introduce Lynn Weiss, Director of Publicity with USA
              Networks. You may go ahead.

Lynn Weiss:   Okay. Thank you. Good morning everybody. Thank you so much for joining.
              We‟re gearing up again for the winter season of Psych. It premiers on
              Wednesday on USA at 10 pm and this episode is called “Extradition II” and
              our guest star for that episode is Cary Elwes and we have James and Dule on
              the line to answer any questions. So thank you very much and we‟ll get

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              please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. You will hear a three-
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                tone prompt to acknowledge your request. If your question has been answered
                and you would like to withdraw your registration, simply press the 1 and the

                Our first question is from the line of Troy Rodgers with You
                may proceed.

Troy Rodgers:   Hi James. Hi Dule.

Dule Hill:      How you doing, Troy?

James Roday:    What‟s happening, Troy?

Troy Rodgers:   Not too much. I wanted to know what‟s it like to film in Vancouver as

James Roday:    Well it‟s easier.

Dule Hill:      Yes.

James Roday:    That‟s for sure. We spend a lot of time running around and covering up signs
                and replacing license plates and moving fake palm trees. And...

Dule Hill:      And flags, taking down flags.

James Roday:    ...when we shot for actual Vancouver we didn‟t have to worry about any of
                that stuff which means we could allow our minds and the minds of some of
                our crew members to drift in a good way.

Dule Hill:      About Maple syrup.
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James Roday:    That‟s right.

Dule Hill:      And you also don‟t have to frame out the ice capped mountains either. You
                can use that.

James Roday:    Oh, that‟s true. Good point, Dule.

Dule Hill:      See what I‟m saying?

James Roday:    That‟s sharp thinking for this early in the morning. I‟m very impressed.

Dule Hill:      That‟s how I do it in the morning, you know what I mean?

James Roday:    Yes, man. Like a farmer except you‟re not.

Troy Rodgers:   And what can you tell me about the “Twin Peaks” inspired episode?

James Roday:    Well I can tell you that it is probably the most proud I have been of any of our
                achievements on the show, which as you know have been plentiful.

Troy Rodgers:   Yes.

James Roday:    It‟s me basically being a fan boy. “Twin Peaks” was my favorite show of all
                time. And, you know, to be able to work with seven of the original cast and
                basically pretend like I was in an episode of “Twin Peaks” was unbelievable.

                In addition to that, and I think it‟s just something that Dule and the rest of the
                cast all got to enjoy as well, we discovered that several of the original cast
                members hadn‟t seen each other in 15 or even 20 years. So we were basically
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                 doing a “Twin Peaks” reunion within our “Twin Peaks” show. And watching
                 them sort of reconnect and reminisce was pretty special as well. So it was sort
                 of like two unbelievable experiences for the price of one.

Troy Rodgers:    Pretty cool. Thanks guys and good luck with Season 5.

Dule Hill:       Thank you.

James Roday:     Thanks Troy.

Operator:        Our next question is from the line of (Anne Bailey) with
                 You may proceed.

(Anne Bailey):   Good morning guys.

Dule Hill:       How you doing, (Anne)?

James Roday:     Good morning, (Anne).

(Anne Bailey):   I have two questions. Same question for each of you. First I want you to tell
                 me the best thing about working with the other.

Dule Hill:       Well I would say from my side the best thing about working with Roday
                 would be I guess the challenge of working outside the box. That would be it
                 for me. I mean he‟s such a talented actor that his mind will go anywhere and
                 sometimes keeping up and staying on the train is a challenge for me but I
                 enjoy it. You know, it‟s a muscle that I haven‟t really used in previous parts of
                 my careers. So I‟m definitely enjoying the time right now.

James Roday:     That‟s it? That‟s all you‟ve got?
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Dule Hill:       Yes, that‟s all I‟ve got man. That‟s it. That‟s all I got.

James Roday:     That‟s very nice actually. Thank you.

                 Well I would say that in addition to, you know, the obvious which is that Dule
                 is a very gifted actor as well and that he actually makes my job easier by
                 keeping us on the tracks so that I can do all my crazy stuff. I mean that‟s sort
                 of what makes the show work and that‟s why our chemistry has been so good
                 from the beginning. It‟s sort of a - pieces just really fell into place nicely and
                 we‟re very lucky.

                 But also he also says everything that we‟re both thinking that have nothing to
                 do with acting whether it‟s weather-related or food-related or trailer-related or
                 anything you can think of, you know, we‟re always thinking the same thing
                 but then he always says is out loud and then I don‟t have to which is

(Anne Bailey):   There you go. That is awesome. And my other question is if - you‟ve done so
                 many pop culture references on the show and I am like a pop culture junkie. If
                 there was one pop culture reference that has not been done yet that you would
                 love to do, what is it? Both of you. I don‟t mean to break your brains this early
                 in the morning.

Dule Hill:       Yes. I‟m not really a pop - I mean I‟m on a show that‟s about pop culture
                 references but that‟s not really my forte. I‟m not really that big into it. Maybe
                 something about Emmanuel Lewis.

(Anne Bailey):   That‟d be cool.
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James Roday:     Yes. You know, gosh, I think - I mean there‟s still so many areas that are deep
                 and plentiful. I wonder if there‟s - if it‟s not time that we did like a - I don‟t
                 know, like a major sort of Alf reference of some kind.

(Anne Bailey):   That would be awesome.

James Roday:     Yes. I think he‟s probably due for some love.

(Anne Bailey):   Oh, yes. Oh, yes. All right. Well that‟d be really cool. Okay. Well good luck
                 with the new season. I can‟t wait to start watching it and I wish you guys both
                 the best of luck.

Dule Hill:       Thank you, (Anne).

James Roday:     Thanks so much, (Anne).

Operator:        Our next question is from the line of Traci Grant from
                 You may proceed.

Traci Grant:     Hi guys. Great to talk to you again.

Dule Hill:       Same here, Traci.

Traci Grant:     I‟ve got one question for each of you. James, you guys left us with one heck
                 of a cliffhanger with Juliet and Shawn at the end of the season there. Are there
                 any kind of details you can give us about what to expect with the two of them?

James Roday:     Well I can tell you that you‟re not going to have to wait for long. I guess we
                 all sort of decided that we had made you wait long enough and it‟s addressed
                 pretty cleanly and thoroughly in the premier on Wednesday. So if you can
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               wait for two more days, then I think you‟ll have all of the answers that you

Traci Grant:   Fantastic. And, Dule, any relationships on the horizon for Gus?

Dule Hill:     That‟s a good question. In terms of Season 5 I don‟t think so unless I‟m
               blanking out on something (Roday might think of).

Traci Grant:   So are you guys then both happy with the course of the love life for your
               characters then?

Dule Hill:     I mean I would say I think Gus is definitely kind of backed up. He could use a
               little bit of tender care, you know what I mean. But we‟ll see what happens
               going into the Season 6.

Traci Grant:   All right. Great. Well thank you so much.

Dule Hill:     No problem.

James Roday:   Thank you.

Operator:      Our next question is from the line of Tami Gill with

Tami Gill:     Hi there guys. Thanks so much for taking the time this morning...

James Roday:   Sure.

Tami Gill:     ...especially on my birthday.

Dule Hill:     Happy Birthday.
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James Roday:   Oh, happy birthday.

Tami Gill:     Well thank you. I‟m a huge fan in addition to you two also of Cary Elwes and
               I‟m excited about the “Extradition” episode and I just wanted to hear a little
               bit about the upcoming appearance and what he‟s like on the set.

James Roday:   We had a lot of fund with Cary. I think we had more fun with him the second
               time than we did even the first time because he, you know, he was sort of
               comfortable in the skin of the character. And he sort of got of better idea of
               what our set is and that it was going to be all fun and games all the time. And
               he just came up to sort of goof around this second time. And we spent more
               time with him off set as well and met his beautiful wife and unbelievably
               beautiful little girl. And he‟s an all-around good guy and very funny in the

Tami Gill:     That‟s great. That‟s great to hear. Well in addition to Cary Elwes, what other
               guest stars can we look forward to seeing this season?

Dule Hill:     Well beyond the Twin Peakers which come up, we have Ralph Macchio. He‟ll
               come up - he‟ll be in one of the upcoming episodes. We have the return of
               Ally Sheedy. And then we find out who Mr. Yin is. And then we have Mena
               Suvari who comes up in that same episode. Who am I forgetting?

James Roday:   We have Tony Cox.

Dule Hill:     Oh, yes, Tony Cox came up. That‟s right.

James Roday:   Very funny. Keshia Knight Pulliam, a little Bud/Rudy symmetry there. And
               Jacob Vargas, very good actor.
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Dule Hill:     That‟s right.

Tami Gill:     Great.

James Roday:   I think we had a shorter winter season. I think that‟s most of the highlights

Dule Hill:     And we have...

James Roday:   Although “Twin Peaks” you get...

Dule Hill:     ...(Aggie) the Polar Bear.

James Roday:   (Aggie) the Polar Bear.

Dule Hill:     That‟s right.

Tami Gill:     That‟s going to be great. Well that‟s awesome. Well here‟s my final question
               for you. I‟ve got three words for you, “Mentalist” crossover episode. You‟ve
               got to do it. What do I need to do to make this happen?

               I have to say this too, my actual question because my husband and I both are
               huge fans of Psych and “The Mentalist.” My husband however turned his nose
               up at “The Mentalist.” He won‟t watch it because he loves Psych so much. So
               what would have to happen? Could that ever be something we could get
               excited about and look forward to a crossover episode?

Dule Hill:     I mean, you know, just talk to, you know, Les Moonves and Jeff Wachtel a
               little bit. You know put a call into both (unintelligible).
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James Roday:   Yes.

Dule Hill:     I know you‟ve got him on speed dial, right?

Tami Gill:     Yes.

James Roday:   You have to come up with that fool-proof argument for CBS of why it makes
               sense to cross their show that has 100 million zillion viewers with our show
               that has...

Dule Hill:     They‟re like, “We think not. You want to take our 100 million viewers to how
               many viewers? Oh, and what‟s the name of the show? Oh, okay, okay.”

James Roday:   And then we‟d say, “Yes, but our 4 million are crazy, like, they‟re foaming at
               the mouth. They‟re like...”

Tami Gill:     We are.

James Roday:   “...the best fans of anyone on television. And a lot of your 100 million might
               be sort of, you know, they might fair-weather fans. This is a way to fuse those
               two ideas.” If he‟s still on the phone at that point, then you should feel good.

Tami Gill:     Well count me in the 4 million. Thank you guys so much.

Dule Hill:     Cool.

James Roday:   Thank you very much.
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Operator:         Our next question is from the line of Erin Galbraith with Pineapple Radio.
                  You may proceed.

Erin Galbraith:   Hi. Hi you guys.

Dule Hill:        How you doing, Erin?

Erin Galbraith:   Good morning.

James Roday:      Hey, what‟s happening, Erin?

Erin Galbraith:   Nothing. Good morning. I‟m not awake yet.

Dule Hill:        Good morning.

Erin Galbraith:   Okay. I have a question - or two questions but they‟re both for both of you.
                  The first one I know James that you‟re going to be directing a play called
                  “Greedy” with Red Dog Squadron. And skipping over that slightly, bordering
                  the lines of greed perhaps, are there any characteristics of the characters that
                  you each play that you envy and that you wish you possessed?

Dule Hill:        I mean I think from my side I do wish I possessed a little more of the - I guess
                  Gus knows a little bit of - he knows something about everything. Like he
                  really has the most random trivia information stacked inside of his brain. And
                  I think for myself I would love to be able to have that kind of information
                  stored up inside my brain.

Erin Galbraith:   Who wouldn‟t?

Dule Hill:        Right.
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James Roday:      I think Shawn sort of represents that person that I don‟t know we may have all
                  known or may not that, you know, we always say we wish we could be more
                  like that person because they take so many risks and they sort of live life to its
                  absolute fullest at any given moment and they jump without asking questions.
                  It‟s a pretty remarkable quality that some people actually do have. But then
                  we remember that it doesn‟t always work out in real life the way it works

Erin Galbraith:   Yes.

James Roday:      ...on television and that that‟s probably why we‟re not like that.

Erin Galbraith:   Okay. My other question is speaking of Cary Elwes, I‟m thinking about the
                  Dread Pirate Roberts. Have you ever considered piracy? What would be your
                  ultimate dream adventure atmosphere?

Dule Hill:        I‟m sorry. Repeat that question.

Erin Galbraith:   I‟m thinking about Cary Elwes in the “Princess Bride.”

Dule Hill:        Oh, right.

Erin Galbraith:   And he was the Dread Pirate Roberts.

James Roday:      Yes, he was.

Erin Galbraith:   And one of the questions posed in that movie is, have you ever considered
                  piracy? So I‟d like to know what would be your ultimate dream adventure
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James Roday:      As a pirate?

Erin Galbraith:   Sure. It could be...

James Roday:      Or just period?

Erin Galbraith:   I mean like period.

Dule Hill:        Ultimate dream adventure.

Erin Galbraith:   Like in space or out in the desert with the mummies or in a jungle with a

Dule Hill:        Probably...

Erin Galbraith:   ...or Oklahoma.

Dule Hill:        Probably like, you know, in the Amazon somewhere like down in South
                  America going through the rain forest, something like that. You know, but it
                  might be (unintelligible).

James Roday:      Yes. I‟m not trying to mess with like insects that are bigger than my dogs.

Dule Hill:        Well that‟s what I was going to say, in my dream adventure, if it‟s my dream,
                  then there is no insects there. It‟s just a nice paradise. You know, where the
                  river is flowing and the sun shines through in spaces and it rains sometimes
                  but not too much and...

Erin Galbraith:   I like that.
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Dule Hill:        ...there‟s definitely no bugs or anything like that. There‟s a nice queen-size
                  bed or king-size bed I can sleep in. It‟s my dream adventure, you know what I

Erin Galbraith:   Exactly.

James Roday:      I think I‟m running around doing like high-end espionage stuff.

Erin Galbraith:   Awesome.

James Roday:      Like a gentlemen, you know, like in Europe and then I‟m also somehow I‟m
                  in Morocco and then I‟m back in the States and then I‟m in Russia and I‟ve
                  got all kinds of cool money...

Erin Galbraith:   A little James Bond going on.

James Roday: different kinds of money.

Dule Hill:        Kind of James Bond-ish.

James Roday:      Yes. But like less danger and more gentlemanly.

Erin Galbraith:   Okay. Thank you so much.

James Roday:      Just enjoying the finer things of life with like a small mission on the side.

Erin Galbraith:   All right. Thank you guys so much. It was nice to talk to you.

Dule Hill:        You got it.
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James Roday:    We‟re really being thoughtful about our answers this morning, Dule, I have to

Operator:       Our next question is from Jenny Rarden with

Jenny Rarden:   Hi guys. Thanks for taking our calls.

James Roday:    Of course.

Jenny Rarden:   Someone mentioned a love interest for Gus and I just have to say that my
                husband said recently, “Come on, the man is seriously deprived.”

Dule Hill:      That is true. You can tell your husband that is a very factual thing.

Jenny Rarden:   Well we‟re running a contest right now on our site for Psych and we‟re having
                people tell us what names they think Shawn should introduce Gus as. And so I
                have to tell you a little bit of my favorites.

Dule Hill:      Okay.

Jenny Rarden:   We think they should call him Carlton Lassiter. The reactions from Gus and
                Juliet and Lassy himself would be hysterical. And then we have Burton
                Chocolate Silk Guster.

Dule Hill:      Chocolate what?

Jenny Rarden:   Chocolate Silk.

Dule Hill:      Oh, Chocolate Silk, okay.
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Jenny Rarden:   And then Henry McFly.

James Roday:    Henry McFly.

Jenny Rarden:   And then Burton I Like to Sing Spice Girls in the Shower.

Dule Hill:      Oh, wow.

Jenny Rarden:   And then Chocolate Thunder.

James Roday:    Always.

Jenny Rarden:   And then my personal favorite because I could totally see Shawn doing this is
                introducing him as Burton Ernie.

Dule Hill:      Pretty crafty.

Jenny Rarden:   Anyway so that ties in with my first question. For both of you, what‟s the
                favorite name that Shawn has call - what‟s your favorite name that Shawn has
                called Gus?

Dule Hill:      For myself it‟s always been the one I think from Season 1, which may have
                been the first or second episode, where he called me Gus “Silly-Pants”
                Jackson. You know, I - because when he first threw that out it kind of caught
                me off guard first of all because I believe that was one that was just off the top
                of his head. And it cracked me up. I just thought it was a hilarious thing. And,
                you know, we‟re big fans of Stoney Jackson over here so that kind of...

James Roday:    Yes, we are.
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Dule Hill:      ...(unintelligible) for Stoney Jackson.

James Roday:    That‟s the one that sort of...

Dule Hill:      Stoney and the Silly-Pants, you know.

James Roday:    ...kicked it all off. So I think it‟s always going to be special for us since
                everything sort of sprang from that.

Jenny Rarden:   Right. Now do you guys get a say in those or do they come already in the

James Roday:    Oh, sure. They definitely come in the script now but any time we can top
                what‟s there, we don‟t hesitate. Everyone‟s in on the fun now.

Jenny Rarden:   Excellent. Well this is another quick question. Are you guys having a
                Christmas-themed episode and if so, can you tell us anything about it?

James Roday:    Yes. We are returning to holiday Yule entertainment this season. I actually
                directed our Christmas episode and I can tell you that it‟s pretty out there. It‟s
                our sort of bizarro take on “It‟s a Wonderful Life.” Shawn learns what
                everybody would be doing if he had never come back to Santa Barbara.

                But it‟s - but prepare yourselves because it‟s not “It‟s a Wonderful Life.” It‟s
                something different and the only thing I can guarantee is that you‟ll get to see
                the characters that you‟ve grown to know and love in ways that you never
                thought you‟d see them.

Jenny Rarden:   All right. Excellent. Well thank you guys.
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Dule Hill:      No problem. Thank you.

Operator:       Our next question from the line of Laura Tucker with Small Screen Monthly.
                You may proceed.

Laura Tucker:   Thanks. Hi guys. Good morning.

Dule Hill:      Good morning, Laura.

James Roday:    Hey. What‟s happening?

Laura tucker:   As a takeoff kind of on the - and one - on one of the previous questions, feel
                free to be as silly with the answers as you may want, but obviously you guys
                know each other really well from all these seasons. What would be - now
                James, what would be something that Dule does not know about you? And
                Dule what would be something that James does not know about you?

James Roday:    Wow. You know, we‟ve got to fill a lot of time over this - over these seven
                months that we spend together. Something that he definitely doesn‟t know
                about me.

Dule Hill:      Wow.

James Roday:    Well our first season in Vancouver Dule was kind enough to let me tag along
                to a benefit that Diana Krall was having wherein I ended up getting to meet
                President Clinton which was certainly a highlight for me. Dule had already
                known President Clinton and played basketball with him and things like that,
                so less of a novelty there. But what Dule might not know is that I met
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                President Jimmy Carter when I was a very young boy and that it was actually
                the second time I had met a president.

Laura Tucker:   Okay.

James Roday:    I don‟t think I have ever told him that.

Dule Hill:      That‟s something I didn‟t know.

James Roday:    Boom.

Dule Hill:      Let‟s see. Well James probably doesn‟t know being that he‟s a native of San
                Antonio that I actually shot a basketball on the court of the San Antonio Spurs
                arena wherever they play down there.

Laura Tucker:   Oh, wow.

James Roday:    Look at that.

Dule Hill:      (Unintelligible).

James Roday:    After all these years we still surprise each other.

Laura Tucker:   There you go. Okay. If USA was going to have a “Best of „Psych‟ Week,”
                what would be the episodes that you‟d want to make sure that they had on

Dule Hill:      There‟s so many of them. There‟s so many of them. So if there was just going
                to be one a day I don‟t think that would be enough.
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Laura Tucker:    Of course not. It‟s a week-long marathon.

Dule Hill:       Yes. One of my favorites has always been American Duos because, you
                 know, just the fact of us being able to sing “Shout” and dress up like Roland
                 Orzabal and Michael Jackson and, you know, Tim Curry and the guest stars
                 we had there were just, you know, knocking it out of the park. I‟ve always
                 loved that episode.

James Roday:     Yes. I think I go back to Season 2 which was also - that was the same season
                 of American Duos where we did our Spanish telenovela episode where we
                 infiltrated a Spanish soap opera. It‟s some of the most ridiculous stuff we‟ve
                 ever done on the show. And I remember it fondly. I remember speaking two
                 languages, looking ridiculous and probably the most fun I‟ve ever had on set.

Laura Tucker:    Okay. Okay. Well thanks very much.

James Roday:     Pulling them out from the vault.

Laura Tucker:    Thank you.

Dule Hill:       Thank you.

Operator:        Our next question from the line of Jim Halterman from
                 You may proceed.

Jim Halterman:   Hey. Good morning guys.

Dule Hill:       How you doing, Jim?

James Roday:     What‟s up, Jim?
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Jim Halterman:   Hey. Hey, James, so I‟m wondering, you know, the “will they, won‟t they”
                 thing has been always such a part of the show and if you guys are actually
                 going there now with Juliet was there like just oodles of hours of discussion as
                 to which way that should go or was it just the time to do it?

James Roday:     I think there‟s always been plenty of discussion. But I think, you know, first
                 on the list is when is the time to do it. So I think those things sort of came to a
                 head and everybody was on the same page that five years of “will they or
                 won‟t they” was enough and that it was time to throw a curve ball and mix
                 things up, cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Jim Halterman:   Okay. And I was actually at the WWE event last year with Dule and I know
                 you were not able to be there, but any chance it‟s going to be revisited this

James Roday:     You know what, I think we missed our window for the winter premier since
                 it‟s on Wednesday. And I would have to be wherever they are tonight. But I‟m
                 certainly game to sort of do my part now that Dule has so dutifully done his
                 and maybe return for the Season 6 premier or something. I would absolutely
                 be down for that, yes.

Dule Hill:       Don‟t worry. I‟ll be making some phone calls to try to make that happen and
                 (to remind everybody). I think it‟s time for Roday to get slapped.

Jim Halterman:   Are you ready to do it again, Dule?

Dule Hill:       No, no, no, this will be Roday on his own. Alicia Fox will be slapping James
                 Roday this time.
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Jim Halterman:   That was a good slap.

Dule Hill:       Yes, it was. Yes, it was. Yes, it was.

Jim Halterman:   All right. Thanks so much guys.

Dule Hill:       No problem.

James Roday:     Thanks.

Operator:        Our next question from the line of Travis Tidmore with The CineManiac. You
                 may proceed.

Travis Tidmore: Hey guys. Thanks for joining us today.

James Roday:     What‟s up, Trav?

Travis Tidmore: I was going to see if you could tease some of the upcoming episodes and
                 maybe tell us a storyline you haven‟t come to yet that you‟d want to maybe
                 like zombies or something.

James Roday:     Well, let‟s see. Upcoming episodes first. We‟ve spoken about” Extradition.”
                 We‟ve spoken about “Twin Peaks.” We‟ve...

Dule Hill:       We have “Police Academy.”

James Roday:     ...spoken about Christmas. We do have a “Police Academy” episode which
                 features Ralph Macchio who we mentioned. Shawn and Gus have to save a
                 polar bear that may or may not be being framed for murder. We have an
                 episode in a haunted house in an amusement park.
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Dule Hill:       Right.

James Roday:     Probably the closest we will ever come to embodying the cast of “Scooby-

Travis Tidmore: Excellent.

James Roday:     And then we do - we bring home the Yin-Yang Trilogy. That will be our
                 finale where everything comes out in the wash. Pretty packed, pretty solid

                 As far as - I mean I can tease - I can actually tease that at some point next
                 season we‟ll be doing vampires.

Travis Tidmore: Awesome.

Dule Hill:       I have a feeling Gus will have a chance to say, “Oh, Sookie.”

James Roday:     Yes. We can probably work that in there.

Travis Tidmore: Any chance that...

James Roday:     We‟ve been talking about a musical forever. That‟s up on the board. Baseball
                 has been on the board for awhile. I think it‟s probably time to make that
                 happen as well.

Travis Tidmore: Any chance Larisa Oleynik‟s character from the werewolf episode could come
                 back in the vampire episode?
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James Roday:      Somebody has a little thing for Larisa Oleynik, huh?

Travis Tidmore: Yes. Yes, I have for years.

Dule Hill:        Well there it is.

James Roday:      There it is. Ah, no. We dug Larisa. That was a lot of fun. She had a fun
                  character. She got to wear a nose ring. Not that many people who come on site
                  can say that. But yes, I guess it could possibly work since they‟re all into the
                  occult and whatnot we could bring back Josh Malina too.

Dule Hill:        That‟s right.

Travis Tidmore: And then, James, I have one more question. All my wife‟s family is from San
                  Antonio and so one of her cousins asked me to ask you how often you get
                  back to San Antonio and what your favorite Mexican restaurant there is.

James Roday:      Well I don‟t make it back nearly as often as I‟d like because I do - I have
                  grown quite fond of that city since I‟ve left. When I do make it back my first
                  stop usually from the airport before I even get to wherever I‟m staying it
                  Pappasito‟s on I-10.

Travis Tidmore: It‟s an excellent restaurant.

James Roday:      It‟s fantastic and it holds up even though many have come and went since it
                  opened its doors. It‟s where I would take anyone who was visiting for the first

Travis Tidmore: Thank you guys very much and I look forward to this season.
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Dule Hill:      Thank you.

James Roday:    Thanks Trav.

Operator:       Our next question from the line of Sammi Turano from TVGrapevine. You
                may proceed.

Sammi Turano:   Hi. Good morning. It‟s a pleasure to talk to both of you again.

James Roday:    Thanks. It‟s nice to hear your voice.

Dule Hill:      Yes.

Sammi Turano:   Well thank you very much. My first question is what do you think makes
                Shawn and Gus relationship work so well since they are such polar opposites?

Dule Hill:      I think you just answered it right there. I think they fill each other out. They
                both bring each other to the center. You know, one is extremely to the right
                and one is extremely to the left and they balance each other out. I think...

Sammi Turano:   Okay.

Dule Hill:      ...without their relationship they would both be too far in either direction. I
                think Shawn would be doing something - I mean Shawn his life would be a
                long time ago spin out of control and Gus would be a hermit...

Sammi Turano:   Okay.

Dule Hill:      ...going to work, going home.
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Sammi Turano:   Okay. And my second question is, if Shawn and Gus can go on a reality show
                separately or together, what show do you think they would be cast on?

Dule Hill:      “Amazing Race.”

James Roday:    Oh, yes. Absolutely. And they would win.

Dule Hill:      Yes, they would.

James Roday:    They would win.

Sammi Turano:   Absolutely. I can see them winning. But no “Bachelor” for Gus and giving out
                pineapples instead of roses?

Dule Hill:      I mean sure that‟s a possibility. Sure. But I mean the first show would
                definitely be “The Amazing Race.” But...

Sammi Turano:   Definitely.

James Roday:    If a character every deserved to go and be the bachelor, I think it‟s Gus

Dule Hill:      It would be Gus, right.

Sammi Turano:   I think so too. And my last question is, how do you think your relationship
                with Lassiter is going to change now that, you know, they are working
                together more and he sees how well Shawn is working, you know, helping
                solve the Yin case and stuff like that?

James Roday:    You know what, he‟s watched us solve, what, 80 murders.
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Sammi Turano:   Something like that, yes.

James Roday:    He hasn‟t softened up to us yet. Something tells me he‟s never quite going to.

Dule Hill:      I think with Lassiter it‟s less about - for him the issue is not about the outcome
                it‟s more about the process. He doesn‟t respect our process.

Sammi Turano:   Makes sense. Makes sense. Well thank you to both of you. It was great talking
                to you again.

James Roday:    Thank you.

Dule Hill:      Thank you. Same here.

Sammi Turano:   Thanks.

Operator:       Our next question from the line of Lena Lamoray from
                You may proceed.

Lena Lamoray:   Hi James and Dule.

James Roday:    Hello Lena.

Dule Hill:      Hello.

Lena Lamoray:   It‟s a pleasure speaking with you today.

Dule Hill:      Same here.
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Lena Lamoray:   Now what character dead or alive would you like to bring back from

Dule Hill:      You kind of went out there. Dead or alive...

Lena Lamoray:   Yes.

Dule Hill:      What character dead or alive would I like to bring back?

Lena Lamoray:   Yes.

James Roday:    Well kick it off from Season 1, I think I‟d love to bring back Adam
                Hornstock, Esq., a character played by Michael Weston. There‟s bound to be a
                way that Shawn and Gus need legal advice. So I think that‟s pretty easy to do.

Dule Hill:      And I wouldn‟t mind bringing back - I forgot his actual name on the show
                Malcolm from...

James Roday:    Oh, Wally.

Dule Hill:      Yes. Wally. Wally from the “Pimp My Ride” episode because I just enjoyed
                doing the scenes with him where he was just talking in circles. He wasn‟t
                really making any kind of sense. That would be someone I would like to see
                come back.

Lena Lamoray:   How about Jimmi Simpson?

Dule Hill:      Well Jimmi Simpson (unintelligible).
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James Roday:    Well you‟ll get another dose of Jimmi this season. I‟ll let you try and figure
                out how we pulled that off but we did.

Lena Lamoray:   I‟m happy to hear that.

James Roday:    So don‟t miss the finale.

Lena Lamoray:   Okay. Now what would you like to see Shawn and Gus do more of?

Dule Hill:      I would like to see Gus obviously release some tension. Honestly, I would say
                I wouldn‟t mind seeing Gus do a little bit more dating, you know, but
                expanding his horizon outside the Psych office.

James Roday:    I would say I‟d like to see Shawn and Gus use their wits like at a three-to-one
                ratio over their legs.

Lena Lamoray:   Now Psych is filled with „80s references, so if you could change things up and
                switch to another decade for a season, which one would you choose and give
                me some examples of what the episode would cover.

Dule Hill:      I would say the „70s and probably have something - you know, some
                references dealing with Melvin Van Peebles, something having to do with
                “Sweet Sweetback‟s Baadasssss Song.”

James Roday:    I second that.

Lena Lamoray:   Thank you very much.

James Roday:    Thank you.
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Operator:         Our next question is from the line of (Dru Morehouse) from E! Online. You
                  may proceed.

(Dru Morehouse): Hi guys.

James Roday:      Dru.

(Dru Morehouse): Okay, hey. I saw the screener so the massive make-out session. My question is
                  how Shawn and Juliet‟s relationship is going to affect Gus and Shawn‟s

James Roday:      Well we deal with it right away and I think Shawn probably didn‟t give Gus
                  nearly enough credit for knowing that eventually something of that nature was
                  probably going to happen. So it‟s possible that Shawn sort of built it up in his
                  head that it‟s going to be a way bigger deal than it is. Although, I don‟t know.
                  I can‟t really remember. Do you remember, Dule?

Dule Hill:        Yes, I mean I remember how it affects our relationship.

(Dru Morehouse): Yes.

James Roday:      Yes. There‟s not like a - there‟s no major fallout.

Dule Hill:        Yes. I don‟t think there will be a major fallout (at least). We‟ll see what
                  happens going into Season 6 but Season 5, I don‟t think you see any major
                  fallout. It‟s something that I think Gus has prepared himself for for awhile. I
                  mean at some point he knew that Shawn and Juliet were going to get together.

(Dru Morehouse): Now if we had to wait five years for them to kiss, how long do we have to
                  wait until they actually go all the way?
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James Roday:      Well considering that we have been tagged as a family show and are
                  constantly being reminded that key members of our executive team‟s children
                  watch our show religiously, I‟m going to say that any all-the-wayness that
                  happens will happen very discreetly and off-screen.

(Dru Morehouse): But are we to assume that it happens this season?

James Roday:      I guess so, yes. I mean talking about two grown adults, so yes that‟s probably
                  fair to say.

(Dru Morehouse): And finally about the “Twin Peaks” episode because it‟s my favorite show of
                  all time too. Two questions, does David Lynch know you‟re doing it? Have
                  you tried to contact him?

Dule Hill:        He does know we‟re doing it.

James Roday:      My understanding and I‟m obviously both titillated and nervous about this is
                  that he is aware of the episode. His dear friend Catherine Coulson, aka “The
                  Log Lady”, came up and did the episode and called and left him a message
                  while she was sitting on our set.

                  So I‟m pretty sure that he‟s aware and I can only hope that we did him proud.
                  I feel like we did. You know, our whole hearts went into that episode and we
                  had the support of, you know, about half of his cast. So if he doesn‟t like it,
                  there‟s going to a lot of people in trouble.

(Dru Morehouse): And finally about “Twin Peaks” since Shawn and Gus are so into food, will
                  you be enjoying some cherry pie?
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James Roday:      We definitely enjoy pie.

Dule Hill:        Pie, yes.

James Roday:      But we made it our own and it‟s not actually cherry.

(Dru Morehouse): All right. Thank you so much. Can‟t wait to see it.

James Roday:      Yes, yes, yes. It‟s a good time. Thanks Dru.

Operator:         Our next question from the line of Sara Bibel from You may

Sara Bibel:       Good morning.

James Roday:      Good morning.

Dule Hill:        How you doing?

Sara Bibel:       Now my question is about Shawn‟s dad. How does he feel about Shawn and
                  Juliet getting together now that he‟s working at the police station and how
                  does their relation - Shawn and his father‟s relationship progress this season?

James Roday:      If memory serves, I‟m not sure if he ever - I‟m not sure he ever wizens up to
                  Shawn and Juliet. I don‟t think...

Dule Hill:        I don‟t think he does.

James Roday:      I don‟t think he does. I think that‟s, you know, it‟s - we‟re sort of proceeding
                  with great caution on that front. And then as far as our relationship, I will
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               admit I was - I didn‟t know how the whole moving him to the police station
               was going to work but I actually think it worked pretty well because it kind of
               renewed that antagonism that we had from seasons past where Shawn was
               always having to look over his shoulder and nothing‟s ever good enough and I
               think it motivates both of them.

               And it‟s an energy that I thought, you know, always served the show very well
               and that we got away from sort of in the middle seasons. And I thought it was
               good to have it back. You know, those two guys are never going to be on the
               same page but they do find strange twisted ways of appreciating one another.
               And I think we get to see more of that with Henry in the police station than we
               did with him, you know, out on his boat or making sandwiches in the kitchen.

Sara Bibel:    And Mad Man Roger Sterling is just came out - is just coming out with a
               book. I think Shawn needs - what do you think Shawn‟s book would be called
               and what would it be about?

James Roday:   I think it would be his memoirs starting from the time he left Santa Barbara
               probably and then taking it up to the present and it would be called I‟ve Heard
               it Both Ways.

Sara Bibel:    For Dule, what is Gus‟s favorite pharmaceutical product?

Dule Hill:     Oh, wow.

James Roday:   Take your time with this, Dule. Don‟t just rush out an answer.

Dule Hill:     Wow. What is Gus‟s favorite pharmaceutical product. Now if I could
               pronounce any one of these pharmaceutical products that I‟ve had to say in the
               past five years, I would be able to tell you but maybe...
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James Roday:       Well we know it‟s not Viagra or Cialis because he doesn‟t have any use for

Dule Hill:         Yes, it‟s definitely not Viagra or Cialis. I think it‟s probably maybe like - well
                   I guess that‟s not really a pharmaceutical product either but something having
                   to do with, you know, maybe some type of a Rogaine type thing, something
                   have to do with balding because he thinks there‟s a lot of balding people in the
                   world. You know, I don‟t know. That‟s a good question though. The funny
                   thing about all those pharmaceutical products that I say, I have no idea what
                   they are.

Sara Bibel:        Well great. Well thanks. And maybe there should be an episode about, you
                   know, Gus‟s quest to heal the world from male-pattern baldness. I think that
                   would be good.

Dule Hill:         You see what I‟m saying?

Lynn Weiss:        (Fran), we have time for one more call please.

Operator:          Okay. Thank you. Our next question from the line of (Colleen Pinto) with The
                   Voice of TV. You may proceed.

(Colleen Pinto):   Hi guys.

Dule Hill:         Hello.

James Roday:       (Colleen), that‟s so much pressure being the official voice of TV. I would not
                   want your job.
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(Colleen Pinto):   Oh, it‟s very difficult.

James Roday:       Yes.

Dule Hill:         I can imagine.

(Colleen Pinto):   We‟ve talked a lot about the guest stars that you‟ve had and sort of like your
                   favorites. Do you have a wish list of (unintelligible) you‟d like to see on the

Dule Hill:         Of what? Of who?

(Colleen Pinto):   Like who you‟d like to see on the show. Anyone who hasn‟t been on who
                   you‟d want on?

Dule Hill:         I would say I‟d love to have Chris Tucker come and do a quick spot. I don‟t
                   know if he ever would but I mean, you know, he‟s just hilarious to me and it
                   would be great to have him come swing through the show one time.

(Colleen Pinto):   Okay.

Dule Hill:         I doubt it will ever happen but, you know, you can always dream.

(Colleen Pinto):   Can always dream.

James Roday:       I‟ve been saying David Bowie since the first season so I‟ll stick with that until
                   he actually shows up which again may never happen.

(Colleen Pinto):   (Outside of) Twitter (unintelligible) it can happen.
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James Roday:       But it doesn‟t cost us anything to hope, you know what I mean. Hope doesn‟t
                   cost like money. Hope is free and it springs eternal. It‟s actually Dule who
                   taught me that.

(Colleen Pinto):   That‟s interesting. Your - you guys just finished up the college tour, correct?

James Roday:       Yes.

(Colleen Pinto):   Did you have a favorite campus that you visited.

Dule Hill:         I had a blast at each and every one of them. I mean I would say for myself
                   each one that I went to I mean was the best one. I really enjoyed University of
                   Georgia and then when I got to Boston I was like, “Oh, this is cool.” And then
                   I got to University of Texas at Austin I thought that was even better. And then
                   of course closing it out in Santa Barbara. So I mean I don‟t want pick either
                   one but I think they were all pretty good to me.

James Roday:       Yes. The kids were great. I mean the bottom line is that we just got to hang
                   out with a bunch of really, really cool kids, smart kids, bright kids, respectful.
                   It was just a big love-fest and they made us feel so welcome.

                   And it was - we were pretty tired so the fact that we were able to kind of get
                   up for all these is really a testament to how cool each stop was. I mean Texas
                   is my home state so I should probably say that if someone pointed a gun at me
                   I would say the University of Texas which maybe Dule would do too if we
                   had gone to Rutgers. I don‟t know.

Dule Hill:         Yes, yes if we had gone to Rutgers, then yes. You know, being that I‟m a
                   Jersey boy.
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(Colleen Pinto):   You‟re a Jersey boy?

Dule Hill:         Of course.

(Colleen Pinto):   I grew up in Jersey.

Dule Hill:         You grew up in Jersey? Where?

(Colleen Pinto):   Somerville in Central Jersey.

Dule Hill:         Where?

(Colleen Pinto):   Somerville. It‟s in Central Jersey.

Dule Hill:         Oh, Somerville. Yes, I know Somerville, of course. Yes, I know Somerville. I
                   grew up in Sayreville. You know.

(Colleen Pinto):   Okay. I went to school in (Edison).

Dule Hill:         Oh, (Diggins). Okay, yes, I know, yes. In fact J.P. Stevens is over there, that
                   high school.

(Colleen Pinto):   That‟s over there.

Dule Hill:         Yes. I hear that.

(Colleen Pinto):   All right. I have one last question and it‟s actually from my sister who almost
                   peed her pants when she found out that I was doing this call. She was really
                   excited. Do you guys believe in psychics?
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James Roday:       Is there any way to know for certain that she didn‟t pee her pants because she
                   probably wouldn‟t have admitted it if happened.

(Colleen Pinto):   She probably wouldn‟t have. And since she‟s in Texas and I‟m in Georgia
                   there‟s really no way to be sure.

James Roday:       I think it‟s more fun for us if she did pee her pants a little.

(Colleen Pinto):   I‟ll let you know that you think that.

James Roday:       Yes. And sure, I believe in psychics. I don‟t believe in all of them. I think
                   some of them are full of it just like Shawn. But I think there‟s enough weird
                   stuff out there and unexplainable things that there‟s bound to be some people
                   that have senses that most of us don‟t have.

Dule Hill:         I think there‟s more Shawn Spencers and less Notradamuses. But either way
                   I‟m like don‟t tell me. Let me be surprised.

(Colleen Pinto):   Okay. Well awesome. Thanks guys.

Dule Hill:         All right. Thank you.

James Roday:       Thank you.

Operator:          This does conclude the Q&A session. Ms. Lynn Weiss, back to you.

Lynn Weiss:        Okay. Well thank you everybody for joining in on the call today and we
                   appreciate all your coverage and thanks for tuning in on Wednesday to see the
                   winter season of Psych. And if you have any questions, please feel free to
                   contact us. Thanks so much.
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James Roday:   Thanks everybody.

Dule Hill:     Thank you all. See you all later.

Lynn Weiss:    Bye James.

James Roday:   Bye.


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