Posted by teacherjulie @ 3:25 pm

Rachel tagged me to join Trav’s First Trivia Meme

The rules are as follows:
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to:
1. Choose a category from one of these: Television, Stage & Screen, Nightly News, Publishing, Lives & Times, Music
2. Find 8 bits of trivia about your selected category
3. Be sure to let me know you decide to play along so I can see what you come up with.

4. You may tag, or simply offer the meme for borrowing or stealing as you like.


I am going with the Television Category. Why? Because I have been doing a lot of watching lately, catching up on my DVD collections of TV series. Yes, I watch these TV series on DVD because we do not subscribe to any cable TV networks, my time, whenever I feel I want to watch. Some of me and my husband’s collection include CSI, Monk (I was supposed to write about this but I remembered I wrote a post about him a little over two years ago), Dexter, Psych, Bones, The Closer, Eureka, Jericho, Chuck, ok you got my drift.

I chose Psych because I have just finished viewing Season 1 and Season 2 episodes the other day. And guess what? The Season 3 will premiere in July 2008! 😀

The 8 bits of trivia I found in Psych are the following and no, I did not get this from the official website, these are my own observations:

  1. The show always starts with something about the three main characters’ past, mid 80s. By three main characters I mean Shawn, Shawn’s Dad ( a police officer at that time) and Gus, Shawn’s best friend.
  2. The blast-from-the-past clip is shown to show what lesson Shawn learned from his dad and this lesson is what he is going to use for the episode.
  3. Shawn’s uncanny observation about his environment makes him deduce what exactly is happening. He is consulted on tough and baffling police cases when the police are having a hard time. He gets good results, of course.
  4. He does not like doing physical work, and usually makes Gus do these, like when they had to dig in a farm to know more about a case they were working on.
  5. Gus, his best friend works at a pharmaceutical company. He is an unwilling assistant to Shawn but he goes along anyway.
  6. Shawn can be irritating sometimes but I find him funny.
  7. Shawn’s dad is his biggest critic. He still gives him lessons along the way even if he is now doing police consultancy work.
  8. Lassi (Lassiter) is the senior detective who doubts Shawn’s psychic abilities. Juliet (she is sometimes called Juls by Shawn, my nickname 😉 ) is Lassi’s partner who is amazed at Shawn’s abilities to know the relevant details in the case they are working on. And the chief, Chief Vick is also in awe of Shawn’s “psychic powers”.
  9. When Shawn is about to solve a case, he puts on a show to “demonstrate” his “psychic” abilities by making noises, making up names that include movie trivias and making facial contortions. When he does that, Lassi’s look is priceless 😀
  10. When the credits are being shown, the characters sing and sometimes dance too. Sometimes, bloopers are shown as credits are rolling.

Oops, I went over the 8 trivia because I was having fun! For more details on Psych, click here for the episode guides.

To my friends, Chateau, Wenchie, Cookie, Weng and Mary (yes, your GA), I want to know more about what you particularly like. So please share trivia about your favorite television, stage & screen, nightly news, publishing, lives and times and music.

To bloggers who are reading this, (I am going to do posts in my other blogs, GreenBucks.1 and GreenBucks.2 ) who want to do this meme, feel free to do so, just link back to me 😉 I had fun doing this and I know you will too 🙂

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18 May, 2008 @ 9:41 pm

Thanks Julie for doing this meme. I’m not familiar with Psych but it sounds very interesting.

18 May, 2008 @ 10:23 pm
Rowena said:

Thanks Julie for the tag, pwede ba music na lang that I’m currently playing here at home? Or pwede din nightly news, whatever…

19 May, 2008 @ 7:53 am
julie said:

I had fun Rach.

If you have a chance to get a DVD of Psych, please do so, you will enjoy it, that is IF you appreciate the kakulitan of in the show.

I will still do two more in my GreenBucks blogs 🙂

19 May, 2008 @ 7:54 am
julie said:

Yes, Wenchie. You can do the nightly news of your favorite band or singer.

I have already started doing this in one of the GreenBucks blogs but I have little time to finish kaya nasa drafts lang muna.

19 May, 2008 @ 10:05 pm
annamanila said:

Like Rach, i am hearing about psych for the first time. I should try watch it one of these days. Thanks!

20 May, 2008 @ 4:47 am
GreyMom said:

Oh you know me so well, Julie. LOL
I was able to watch the first few episodes of Pysch when it first came out but wasn’t able to watch after that. It is a fun show and the quirky characters are so interestingly funny.
Thanks for the tag. For some reason I have a card for you that came back as undeliverable and I think you haven’t been getting my emails.

best regards,

25 May, 2008 @ 10:36 am
julie said:

Am, Psych is shown in RPN every Sunday night. Not sure where it is shown on catv since we don’t have one. Warning though, Shawn is really makulit, hehe, sanay na lang siguro ako with behavior like that so I don’t really mind.

25 May, 2008 @ 10:39 am
julie said:

Thanks, Mary, will wait for your post.

I will look into the emails, if its in the Yahoo mail, I haven’t been suing that much except for my Post and Times subscriptions, parang archive na lang, hehe.

21 Oct, 2008 @ 8:59 am

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