Psych (2006– )

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A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers that help solve crimes. With this assistance of his reluctant best friend the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

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 Shawn Spencer (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Burton 'Gus' Guster (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Carlton Lassiter (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Henry Spencer (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Juliet O'Hara (119 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Karen Vick (119 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Young Shawn (60 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Buzz McNab / ... (58 episodes, 2006-2014)
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During his childhood, Shawn Spencer developed a remarkable talent for noticing the tiniest of details under the guidance of his policeman father, Henry. However, upon growing up he found it difficult to get a job, and spends most of his time using his skill to give the police anonymous tips. However, the tips are so good that some cops become suspicious that he is involved with the crimes himself. To clear his name Shawn finally settles on a career: he pretends to be a psychic. No one really believes him, but he continues to be so helpful to the police that they keep calling him in on cases they can't solve. Shawn soon brings his childhood friend Gus into his scheme, and between their bantering they manage to solve every case they're presented with. Written by rmlohner

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According to his "MySpace" page, the following is a list of jobs that Shawn Spencer held before becoming the CEO of Psych: Newport Sailing Assoc., Newport Beach, CA US Assistant Race Chair 2006; English, Inc. Kho Samui, TH Teacher, TEFL 2005; Comerica Park Detroit, MI US Concessions Vendor 2005; Apollo Agency Seattle, WA US Foot and Ankle Model 2005; Ben and Jerry's Burlington , VT US Customer Service 2004; Minute Maid Park Houston, TX US Concessions Vendor 2004; Aquablanca Expeditions San Jose, CR Raft Guide 2003 - 2004; U.S. Cellular Field Chicago, IL US Concessions Vendor 2003; Flynn Special Events Santa Barbara, CA US Event Planner 2003; Mo's Outdoor Decor Santa Barbara, CA US Christmas Light Hanger 2002; Graceland By Night, Inc. Memphis, TN US Tour Guide 2002; Miller Park Milwaukee, WI US Concessions Vendor 2002; Oscar Meyer Wienermobile Madison, WI US Driver 2001 - 2002; Safeco Field Seattle, WA US Concessions Vendor 2001; Feedback, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA US Mystery Shopper 2000 - 2001; Turner Field Atlanta, GA US Concessions Vendor 2000; Assemblyman Skip Warner El Paso, TX US Constituent Relations 1999; Camp Durango Silverton, CO US Water Ski Instructor 1998 - 1999; Barrett's Mardi Gras Universe Algiers, LA US Construction 1997 - 1998; Hampton Inn Austin, TX US Desk Clerk 1995 - 1996; Pacific Emerald Cruise Lines San Pedro, CA US Lifeguard 1994 - 1995 See more »

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Gus's company car is a Toyota Echo hatchback, which was only made available to Canadian consumers. See more »

Quotes

Shawn Spencer: The chips say you're a cheater, cheater pumpkin eater!
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Each time a guest performer sings the theme song, they sing the entire song as opposed the shorter version in normal episodes. See more »

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Referenced in WWF Raw: Episode #20.11 (2012) See more »

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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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A Star is Born
23 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where did James Roday come from? Wow. I haven't seen anyone with this much star potential since Tom Cruise came onto the scene.

The show's premise is refreshingly plausible, despite the seemingly dozens of shows in recent years in which detectives with 'special powers' solve crimes. The twist is that he *doesn't* have special powers beyond excellent training by a dad with burdensome expectations.

Somehow it manages to combine youthful thirty-ish banter between buddies (Friends-style) with Monk-ish sleuthing and to charm our pants off at the same time.

The only weakness may be the cartoonish antagonism of officer Carlton Lassiter, who hates Shawn Spencer and denies his results beyond all reason. Hopefully, the writers will find a more comfortable space for the character to occupy.

Can't wait for the next season.


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