‘Psych’ Moment, Devil in the Details

I enjoy nearly all the Psych episodes but I was particularly pleased with Season 4, episode 4 called “The Devil is in the Details and in the Upstairs Bedroom”. The obvious reason is not only does the show open up with Shawn questioning a priest about Noah’s Ark as a child, but proceeds to exposing demon possession (a parody of the movie The Exorcist) as nothing more than imagination and trickery. If you’ve ever seen a so-called demon possession that is what they are–no Hollywood effects, just lame tricks for those with strong imaginations. Someone changing the pitch of their voice and trembling is not an indication of a supernatural being (take note, Bob Larson).

Young Shawn: I’m sorry, Dad, but it just doesn’t make sense.
Priest: What doesn’t make sense, Shawn?
Young Shawn: Lots of things. Like if the Ark was built in the Middle East how did animals like the Koala Bear get to it?
Young Gus: God helped them get there using his almighty powers.
Priest: That’s exactly right, Gus.
Young Shawn: Then why didn’t he use those powers to create the Ark? Wouldn’t that be much faster than getting Noah to build it?

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