"Psych," which ends its eight-season run Wednesday, is known for celebrating '80s pop culture. As it turns out, stars James Roday and Dulé Hill aren't just playing '80s fans on TV. Along with "Psych" creator Steve Franks, they lived and loved the greatest decade.
From Depeche Mode to Bon Jovi, from "Ghostbusters" to "A Different World" and "Magnum, P.I.," the hilarious trio revealed to Yahoo TV what molded them from boys to men — and yes, that includes Boyz II Men — in a POPsessions lightning round on the eve of their series' finale.
1. What was on your favorite T-shirt when you were growing up?
Roday: The Smiths' "The Queen Is Dead" album cover.
Hill: The Pelé soccer camp jersey with Pelé's number 10 on the back.
2. Did you have a poster of a celeb on your wall as a kid/teen?
Roday: Christina Applegate with a snake covering her breasts and a hawk on her shoulder.
Franks: I had a poster of Adrienne Barbeau; that was famous at the time.
Hill: Jamaica [tourism] poster of a lady coming out of the water with a wet T-shirt.
Roday: Is that the one that said "Come in Jamaica" instead of "Come to Jamaica"?
3. What TV show would you like to live in?
Roday: "Twin Peaks."
Franks: You want to live in "Twin Peaks"?!
Roday: That would be dope, dude!
Hill: For me it's "A Different World" because I want to room with Lisa Bonet or Jasmine Guy.
Franks: "Magnum, P.I." because I want to drive a Ferrari and live in that house.
Hill: And you want to wear those short shorts too, Steve.
Franks: You know what? I'm wearing them right now.
4. Who is your TV/movie crush?
Roday: Monica Bellucci.
Hill: Grace Jones in "Boomerang."
Franks: Amanda Peterson from "Can't Buy Me Love."
5. What is your karaoke song?
Hill: "Just to Be Close to You" by the Commodores; my second one would be a Bon Jovi song: "Shot Through the Heart." I can never sing it well because it's way too high for me, but I always try. Or "Livin' on a Prayer."
Franks: When I do karaoke, I always try to do "Ghostbusters" because it annoys the sh-- out of people.
Roday: I generally end up doing "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode.
6. Do you watch, hate-watch, or not watch "The Bachelor"?
Franks: I watch.
Roday: Not watch.
Hill: Not watch.
7. What was your first concert?
Roday: New Edition.
Hill: With Johnny too?
Roday: I think it was pre-Johnny.
Hill: For me it was Jimmy Cliff at the Universal Amphitheatre. There was a lot of marijuana in the building that I vividly do remember. "What is that smell?"
Franks: I saw Barry Manilow at the Greek when my dad was working security at the Greek. I sat in the second row when he came out on top of a coconut tree for "Copacabana." Without my parents I saw AC/DC on the "For Those About to Rock" tour. It would've been an awesome double bill, though.
8. What is the best breakup song?
Hill: Boyz II Men, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday."
Franks: "Must I Paint You a Picture?" by Billy Bragg.
Roday: I'm gonna give props to a very, very current song that Christina Aguilera sings with the guy who plays piano and has big goofy glasses, and it's called "Say Something." You could be anywhere, you could be with someone, you could not be with someone — it has the most heartbreaking lyrics I think I've ever heard in my life.
9. If you were kidnapped, what movie or TV character would you call to save you?
Hill: I would call Shawn and Gus. They always get it right.
Roday: Yeah, I want to be saved by Shawn and Gus. But there's a decent chance I would call the Lynda Carter version of Wonder Woman.
Hill: Then I'd call Superman.
Franks: I would probably call Optimus Prime.
The "Psych" series finale airs Wednesday, March 26 at 9 p.m. on USA, immediately followed by a special live "Psych After Pshow."
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