If you ever come over to our home for an Open House, a Favorite Things Party, or even just to visit, you will find random pineapples throughout our house. You might think that it’s because I love the sweet, tropical fruit, and while that is very, very true, that is not it. You might think it’s because you see one growing on my back porch (courtesy of my Mom who grows them in her back yard) and that is not it either. Or maybe, it’s simply because pineapples are a symbol of warmth, hospitality, and friendship. And while I want you to feel all those things upon entering our home, that’s not it either lol!!!
And now for the real reason pineapples are all over our house is…..
…because of the tv show Psych!
Okay, so before you start thinking “HUH” let me explain. When I first heard about this hilarious show quite a few years back, it was already on Netflix and gave us the opportunity to binge the heck outta it. Which is exactly what the hubby, kids and I did. Come to find out a co-worker of mine loved the show as well and we got to talking about it one day. That is when I found out that the GENIUSES behind this show, hid a pineapple in every episode! It might be an actual pineapple or they may say it, but in every episode there is at least one.
When I heard about this, my mind was blown and I couldn’t wait to get home and tell the family because we have a serious LOVE for games of any kind and that is exactly what we turned this in to. Who would be the first person to spot or hear the pineapple in each episode. And let me tell ya, when one of us found it, we all knew it because the hollering of “PINEAPPLE!” was loud enough for the neighbors to hear…roflmao!
Hence the beginning of a collection. This was quite a few years back so pineapples weren’t a popular decorating item yet, so I had to be on the hunt! I found one or two and slowly started to place them in the house. Friends and family started to notice the collection and my excitement over finding them in stores or in the thrifts, even though they didn’t know the real reason why I loved them. Before I knew it, I had quite the collection to include brass drinking mugs, vintage table cloths, wine glasses, kitchen towels, and the list goes on and on.
So while I want everyone to have that warm, cozy, friendship feeling when they step into our home, the pineapples have nothing to do with it.
As silly as it sounds, this show will be one (of many) favorite memories that I will have with my kids and hubby! We turned it in to a fun game that only we played as family and to this day we still holler “PINEAPPLE” loud and proud even though we’ve all watched the episodes so much we know where it’s hidden or when they will mention.
If you are curious, here are a few of our favorite episodes, just to name a small few:
3.There’s Something About Mira
4.Tuesday the 17th
5.All the Yin/Yang episodes
6.Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion
7.High Top Fade Out
8.Murder…? Anyone…? Anyone…? Bueller…?
Now stop reading and immediately go find Psych on DVD or it’s currently on Amazon Prime and prepare to laugh your butt off, be on the search for all the pineapples, and hopefully make some fun memories with your loved ones!