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‘Deez Nups’: Psych Has the Best Episode Titles

Some shows have quirky naming conventions for the titles of their episodes: song lyrics, goofy puns, specific phrases, and so on. But no other show seems to take quite so much pleasure in its silly episode titles as Psych, whose most recent episode was called "Deez Nups." (It involved a wedding.) Is it immature to openly laugh at that title and then to reflect fondly on those dumb jokes that were all the rage in ninth grade? Maybe. But not every Psych episode is named for testicular wordplay — fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective.

There's "Any Given Friday Night at 10pm, 9pm Central," "You Can't Handle This Episode," "This Episode Sucks" (which was about vampires and guest-starred Kristy Swanson), and "Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger." More shows should do this, please! Titles should be fun. Scandal's most recent episode was "Molly, You in Danger, Girl" — both a fantastic Ghost reference and an acknowledgement that the character Molly was about to die. That is so, so much better than, say, CSI's most recent title "Backfire" or The Following's "The Curse." Be bold, shows: "Deez Nups" has set a new standard.

Photo: Alan Zenuk/USA