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Shawn vs. the Red Phantom
Season 1
Episode 8
Air Date August 25, 2006
Written by Anupam Nigam
Directed by John Kretchmer
Guests Kirsten Nelson
Bre Blair
Previous episode "Who Ya Gonna Call?"
Next episode "Forget Me Not"

Shawn and Gus sneak into a comic book convention, posing as the assistants of the convention's featured guest George Takei, to locate a missing teenager.

Pop-Culture References Edit

  • Throughout the episode there are references to everyone only remembering the main superhero's nipple-ridden costume. This is a shot at the movie Batman and Robin with George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell.
  • Shawn: For the love of Scotty. (said while trying to convince somebody they were assistants of George Takei)

Scotty (Montgomery Scott) is as a character from Star Trek (the original series). The character was played by James Doohan.

  • Shawn: Where is he, chocolate Columbo?

Columbo is a crime television series. The series aired regularly from 1971 to 1978, and later, sporadically from 1989 to 2003.

Trivia Edit

  • Talia, Malone and Dent, who are all integral characters to the plot of this episode, are all names in the Batman series- Talia Al Ghul, Matches Malone, and Harvey Dent, respectively.

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