Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Phineas T.(The) Pineapple, a Wonderful Character from television show, Psych

This dog is a fan of the television show, Psych, as are my humans. Mommy has all the seasons on dvd, and she was watching some of them yesterday. For those of you who haven't seen it, Shawn has a real gift for noticing details which makes him a good detective, but unlike his father, (a retired policeman), Shawn likes to go his own way. Therefore, he uses his deductive reasoning to make it look like he is a psychic, and he helps the police force solve crimes. He has a friend from childhood, Gus, who helps him with his endeavors even though Gus would probably be much happier doing his regular boring job and not helping Shawn with his cases. I'm sure you can find out lots about these two characters and the actors who play the roles, so I am going to discuss another main character who really doesn't get the credit he should for all of his work. He has been in every episode---yes, EVERY episode. That largely unnoticed actor is Phineas T. (The) Pineapple. I arranged an interview with Phineas, and I was amazed at how interesting his life has been. Growing up on a tree in Hawaii, he was noticed by the nice people at Dole, and they gave him a scholarship to pursue his dream--becoming an actor. He graduated with honors from the prestigious acting school, New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California, where his professors were amazed at his talent. He got his first break in a Fruit of the Loom commercial, and his performance as the dancing pineapple got him noticed by the studio executives who realized that this was not just an ordinary pineapple. Sadly, he had signed a contract with the Fruit of the Loom company so he couldn't leave them for a couple of years or people would think he was rotten, and Phineas is not a rotten pineapple--he is one of the good ones. The Fruit of the Loom people decided to let him move on as long as he would continue to do their commercials, which he did which made him one busy pineapple. He also did a stint for Minute Maid when they were advertising their pineapple orange juice. He even took a trip to Great Britain so he could play the part of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. His first movie was a small part in Tropic Thunder where he played the part of a grenade. When asked how he liked being in a movie, he said the part was a real blast. Phineas went through a period of deep depression after the movie because he was unemployed and thought he could end up hamming it up on a pizza, but then he was hired by the folks who make Psych to play the part of the pineapple, which is one of his most exceptional roles. If you have not seen this show, I would suggest you watch it because if Demon Flash Bandit likes it, you know it has to be good. I kind of think of myself as being a bit like Shawn--I do tend to be quite popular and I like to do as I please. If you don't believe it, check my past blog about training the humans to do what a dog says. If you would like to learn more about this television show, the site to go to is: Demon Flash Bandit, sniffing out all the interesting websites!

Demon Flash Bandit (Saluting Phineas T. Pineapple)

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