|Psych episode "Lassie Jerky" is about Bigfoot and stars WWE's The Big Show|
The association of found footage and Bigfoot is so pervasive, the newest Bigfoot movie "Stomping Ground" proudly claims it is NOT a found footage movie.
Tonight (3.13.2013) the newest episode of Psyche, Lassie Jerky, decides to carry the torch of the Bigfoot/Found footage genre. Psych is a detective comedy-drama television series. The series stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, who solves crimes under the guise of being psychic and he is paired with his reluctant partner Gus played by Dulé Hill.
|Carlton "Lassie" Lassiter (Timothy Omundson)|
Zap2it is an online watching guide for television and movies, they were able to get the scoop on tonight found footage Bigfoot episode from executive producer Steve Franks.
"It's funny because [found-footage] was one of the ideas I had in between Seasons 6 and 7 ... My first thought was, 'Maybe we'll do an episode that's 25 percent found-footage, or to make it a little more difficult we'll do 50 percent' ... and James immediately said, 'I want to write it' and the first thing he says is 'And it's all found-footage.'" laughs Franks.
"James and I had more discussions about how to pull this of than we have with anything," Franks adds. "It's unbelievable that he managed to do it. It's such a tribute and achievement to James and his skill as a filmmaker. He's going to be a tremendous director for the rest of his life, just based on seeing what he pulled off with the found-footage episode."
The episode sees our intrepid SBPD (Santa Barbara Police Dept) gang deep in the woods. What starts out as a hunt for Bigfoot turns serious when Gus makes a startling discovery at the bottom of a ridge. Cue Lassiter and O'Hara to the rescue -- and boy, does Lassiter take a beating in this episode.
Watch four clips from tonight's episode of Psych below.