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

Will Lerner
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

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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