How the ‘Psych’ Guys Made ‘Stranger Things’ Star Shannon Purser Cry at Comic-Con

Yahoo had the pleasure of welcoming many stars of television and film to our suite at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, so we decided to bring back one of our favorite segments: “Stars Asking Stars.” From Kingsman: Golden Circle star Jeff Bridges to Stranger Things stars David Harbour, Paul Reiser, and Matthew Modine, we had stars ask a question to the next group of guests at our suite who would then answer it, and then ask something themselves.

We’ll have the entire piece for you soon, but there was one moment that was so sweet that we had to get it out right away. At the end of our interview with Psych stars James Roday and Dulé Hill, they had a question for Stranger Things star Shannon Purser. Purser, as you undoubtedly know, played the quickly-iconic role of Barb. While Barb’s (and Purser’s) future with the show seems unlikely to continue, Roday and Hill had a question for her nonetheless.

‘Stranger Things’ star Shannon Purser got emotional when she saw a video message from ‘Psych’ stars James Roday and Dulé Hill (Photo: Yahoo)

“Where’s Barb?” asked Roday.

“Where’s Barb?” Hill followed.

“And when are we going to get some of that?” said Roday.

“We want some Barb action,” Hill added.

What followed is easily the sweetest and most endearing moment that we experienced at Comic-Con. Purser immediately started to tear up.

“I need to have a moment,” said a beaming Purser. “I love that show so much. Why am I crying? I’m fine. I love that show so much. Where’s Barb? Barb is still living in Atlanta with her parents and she’s working. She’s a working girl.”

“I’m such a baby,” Purser joked. “I grew up with [Psych]. My sister is also a huge fan. It’s just so ridiculous, and like I said, I don’t know why I’m so emotional about it, but it’s just so funny and the writing was great. I’m really sad that it’s over.”

When we mentioned that Psych will return with a holiday movie this winter, Purser smiled.

“The holiday movie is coming and I’m so happy.”

Check out Purser and co-star David Harbour talking about the Emmy windfall for Stranger Things:

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: study tips psychology taught me
  • study in shorter intervals and take breaks (ie, 40 minutes studying and 20 minutes break)
  • during your break don’t watch tv or surf the internet. get outside if you can and go for a walk. or at least listen to some instrumental music and walk around your hall. or meditate or do some art. anything that doesn’t require super directed attention. this allows your attention to be replenished. it’s like a muscle and you gotta give it time to rest. tv doesn’t allow for that.
  • relate the information to yourself and your life. creating visual images will improve your memory.
  • when studying, take notes by hand and put them in your own words. generating material yourself will encode the material better in your brain, and you’ll remember it better
  • don’t just reread, rehearse! quiz yourself on the materials. if you use a visual image “memory palace” technique, walk yourself through it. you’re likely to remember information you’ve tested yourself on better.
  • organizing information into groups that make sense create more connections in your brain and allow you to remember things better. the more meaningful connections you make, the better.
  • make sure the last thing you do before bed is study. no phone, no netflix. your brain will process what you’ve just done while you sleep and this improve recall.

(feel free to add any!)