My TV Obsessions: 'Psych: The Movie's James Roday and Dulé Hill Reveal Their Favorite Festive Flicks
Psych: The Movie stars James Roday and Dulé Hill tell all about their Christmas traditions.
My Current Favorite Show:
Dulé Hill: Stranger Things. I need to know what happens next. Unfortunately, the place I’m staying while I’m working on this new musical “Lights Out: Nat King Cole” here in Pennsylvania doesn’t have good internet service. Which means, I have not yet been able to stream the second season!!! Aaaaaaaaah!!! #DamnYouInternetService
James Roday: Twin Peaks is my favorite show of all time. The new Peaks is a slow burn but I'm enjoying it and taking my time. There aren't many dots to connect so I just pop one on whenever I have an hour to kill and mind meat to spare.
My Guilty-Pleasure Show:
Hill: I don’t know if it’s my guilty pleasure or if I just find pleasure in watching the audacity of the guilty but I can binge watch some American Greed. It amazes me what people try to get away with.
Roday: I'll binge the blind auditions on the Voice. I'm a sucker for the blind part. WWE Raw. That’s the kid in me not wanting to grow up.
The Funniest Person On TV:
Hill: Ellie Kemper. She’s Unbreakable…duh!
Roday: The work Sam Richardson has done as Splett on Veep is inspired, and everyone should know this dude.
The Show I Miss the Most:
Hill: Miss Match? First Years? Ryan Caulfield: Year One? Nah, I think it’s that other show with James Roday. Psych! C’mon son! I love the cast and I love the PsychOs!
Roday: Sports Night. I just loved that collection of voices. Everyone was cast perfectly and experiencing Sorkin for the first time is like seeing a Mamet play for the first time. Or Christopher Walken in the Deer Hunter. It just feels essential. Plus, ssssssssssports!
The date was announced at New York Comic Con. Plus, John Cena will make his 'Psych' return!
What I watch Christmas morning:
Hill: Nothing. I wait for basketball in the afternoon!
Roday: My dog Franc opening his gifts. It’s impressive because he doesn’t have opposable thumbs.
The festive flick I watch every year:
Hill: A Christmas Story
[below]. It came out 34 years ago and still holds up.
Roday: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The TV Family I’d like to knock back eggnog with:
Hill: The Johnsons from black-ish. You know that there is going to be a lot of craziness and laughs in that household over the holidays.
Roday: I’ll go with The Munsters. It’d be fun to get blitzed with Herman and Grandpa.
Which of you would be the Heat Miser and which the Snow Miser?
Hill: Well, this is easy. I’m the Heat Miser and Roday is the Snow Miser. Have you ever visited our trailers? I mean, why would anyone keep their room that cold? Why? Whyyyyyy? You know what? Suck it Roday. Roday: Dulé is the Heat Miser. I’m undoubtedly the Snow Miser. That’s why it works.
My favorite Seasonal treat:
Hill: My Aunt Ven’s Jamaican Black Cake. It has rum, it has raisins and it is delicious!
Roday: It’s a dessert called Green Goop. It’s pistachio-driven, and you just don’t see that a lot.
My must-watch holiday special:
Hill: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I started in the theater and I love seeing Broadway’s finest sing and dance on the streets of New York City when I know they are freezing.
Roday: This year it’s Psych: The Movie. [Creator] Steve Franks would be pretty bummed out if I said anything else.
Psych: The Movie premieres Thursday, December 7, 8/7c, USA
This article also appeared in the Nov. 27 - Dec. 10 issue of TV Guide Magazine.