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'Psych': James Roday's prized pop culture possession cannot be beat -- VIDEO


After eight seasons, it’s time to say goodbye to USA’s Psych. The satisfying March 26 series finale is called “The Break-Up,” and while star James Roday is tight-lipped, we can tell you that it centers on Shawn making a big life decision and trying to find a way to tell Gus (Dulé Hill), who in turn, has one of his own. “It really is a Shawn and Gus episode, as it should be,” Roday says. “I feel like [creator] Steve Franks did a wonderful job of combining the pathos of two best friends standing at the precipice of change with the fun whimsy that we’ve all come to expect from Psych. That friendship, for all its wackiness and craziness, was very real. I think that’s the reason it worked: These are two guys that have been inseparable since they were babies, basically, and at the end of the day would, in fact, take bullets for one another. Playing the reality of that was not difficult because of how grounded it actually is.”

Since that’s all we’re getting out of him in advance — we’ll have a post-mortem chat posting after the West Coast airing — we asked Roday to take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. It’s a fitting sendoff for a show filled with pop culture references, and for Roday, who admits he conveniently had three of his first celeb crushes (from the tender age of 14) guest on the series (Kristy Swanson and Twin Peaks‘ Sherilyn Fenn and Mädchen Amick). Also, as the headline states, his answer to our “What’s your most prized pop culture possession?” question does not disappoint. Watch the video below.


'Psych': Dule Hill sings for our Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO


Fans of USA’s Psych have been waiting for the two-hour musical episode, and finally, it’s here (premiering Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET, followed by an instant replay). Dulé Hill, who’s currently on Broadway in the musical revue After Midnight, does get to tap a bit and sing a reggae song — the latter a request he sent to the show’s creator, Steve Franks, who came back with the ditty “Jamaican Inspector Man.” “I love how he did it too,” Hill says, “because he made it a run throughout the musical, so it doesn’t just come out of nowhere. When it comes up at the end, it’s a nice payoff.”

Of course, before that, there are many numbers, one in particular during which Hill had a tough time keeping a straight face: Look for Shawn (James Roday) to perform one of his psychic demonstrations at a park bench, and then for Shawn and Det. Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) to do a tango. “I was like, ‘Wow, we’re goin’ for it,'” Hill recalls, laughing again.

When Hill recently stopped by EW, we launched an investigation of our own. Watch his Pop Culture Personality Test below to find out what he took home from The West Wing, who he karaokes with, and who he once met on a morning after he and his brother Bert slept over at friend Emmanuel Lewis’ house in a tent.

Join 'Psych' stars Dule Hill and James Roday in a live hangout!

It’s the moment all Psych fans have been waiting for: Psych: The Musical! Airing Sunday, Dec. 15, Dule Hill (a Broadway vet!) and James Roday will put on their dancing shoes along with the rest of the cast for a special episode. Get the inside scoop from the stars themselves in a live Google+ chat with EW.  UPDATE: We’re live! Watch below!

Tune in on Friday at 11:15 a.m. ET on the Google+ event page

Fill out this form for a chance to appear live in the chat. 

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Tnmiller916: 

“Gus, don’t be the B from Apartment 23. You’re better than that! We’re all better than that! Or at least I think we are.”

 Shawn Spencer (James Roday) after Gus locks him in another room on Psych

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Wednesday March 6 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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