Leeroy Jenkins, Yes That Leeroy Jenkins Gets a Prime Time Name Check

I'm a fan of buddy crime-solving comedy Psych. The silly nature of the show and its constant references to obscure pop culture, the 80s and obscure 80s pop culture suits my downtime perfectly.

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But when I heard Shawn Spencer (actor James Roday) bellow out a "Leeroy Jenkins" I thought that maybe it was just a coincidence. So I hit up USA Network to find out if that sly, sorta subtle, name check really was in reference to the famously bad, famously funny World of Warcraft player.

Turns out it was, according to the network's director of communications. And there's one more reason to love Psych.


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DISCUSSION

I never seen or heard about that series before (derp europe hurp), but from that small clip it certainly did everything it could to NOT make me interested.

Rediculous computer wizadry? Check.

Very old internet meme reference? Check.

Spunky main character with cool and composed female companion? Check.

Stereotypical "nerd" with glasses? Check.

All i can say is: NOPE!

(You are free to convince me otherwise).