Buddy Battles Round 2: Ted and Marshall vs. Shawn and Gus!
Buddy Battles Round 2: Ted and Marshall vs. Shawn and Gus!
Morgan Glennon
Morgan Glennon
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The Buddy Battles continue, this time with a pair of pals who solve mysteries facing off against another pair of pals involved in one of the longest parental stories of all time. That's right, Ted and Marshall from How I Met Your Mother are going head-to-head with Shawn and Gus from Psych.

You know the drill, whoever wins this round will go on to do battle with the rest of the contenders to become BuddyTV's favorite dynamic duo. 

UPDATE: Ted and Marshall narrowly beat out Shawn and Gus!
It was a close call but Ted and Marshall just narrowly squeaked by Shawn and Gus. With 52 percent of the vote to the Psych guys 48, they just barely made it through to the next round. It looks like Ted and Marshall's story will continue, much like the story of How I Met Your Mother. (Although the Buddy Battles will be over in less than 9 years.)

Poor Shawn and Gus fans put up a good fight, and this Buddy Battle was certainly much more down to the wire then the last one. 
round2bracket.jpgLast round, Dean and Castiel from Supernatural absolutely destroyed Nick and Schmidt from New Girl. I mean, destroyed. It wasn't pretty. Maybe this round will be a little more evenly matched. 

So let's take a look at the contestants! 

Ted and Marshall

Show: How I Met Your Mother 

Why Vote For Them? 
Ted and Marshall have been best buddies since they met as roommates in college. They've certainly been through a lot of ups and downs together along the way to Ted meeting his soulmate. This includes cross-country trips, smoking many "sandwiches", saying goodbye to an old car, heartbreak, Ted getting left at the altar, Marshall losing his father, and all of Ted's crazy relationships along the way. These two are as close as pals can be, and the show's flashforwards only prove "Uncle" Marshall and Ted will be best friends for years to come. 

Shawn and Gus

Show: Psych

Why Vote For Them? 
The two have been best friends since childhood, which means Gus has been putting up with Shawn's crazy antics his whole life. As partners in their detective agency, it's hard to imagine the two solving mysteries solo. The charming, crazy Shawn certainly needs the sobering influence of Gus...although Shawn has convinced Gus to relax and lighten up a bit. If you need a crime solved or a mystery unraveled, Shawn and Gus are the pair for you. 

Remember, you have until 3pm PST/ 6pm EST tomorrow to fight for your favorites. You only get one vote, so make sure you make it count!


If you're on Twitter, make sure to tweet to tell us who you're voting for and why with the hashtag #BuddyBattles, and your tweets might just show up if your duo of choice pulls through. 

Make sure to vote in the poll and let us know why your favorites should win in the comments! 

(Images courtesy of CBS and USA Network)