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Psych (2006–2014)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.


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Series cast summary:
 Shawn Spencer (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Gus Guster / ... (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Carlton Lassiter (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Henry Spencer (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Juliet O'Hara (119 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Karen Vick (119 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Young Shawn (60 episodes, 2006-2010)
 Buzz McNab / ... (58 episodes, 2006-2014)


Think you are psychic? Well so does Shawn Spencer. Shawn and his best friend Gus own a business called Psych. They are able to stay in business only because of the cases they work with Santa Barbara police department as psychics. Shawn and Gus go through many ups and downs trying to keep the ruse up. Can they pretend forever? Or is the world they built going to come crumbling down?

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery


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7 July 2006 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


A recurring gag featured in the show's outtakes involves the cast and crew laughing hysterically at the mention of the phrase "three-hole punch." According to James Roday, the gag began with a script written by Tim Meltreger, which included a joke about a three-hole punch. During filming, Roday misspoke the line as "three-hole puncher." Meltreger called for a cut and raced onto the set, then insisted that Roday read the line exactly as scripted, because, in his words, "Three-hole punch is *way* funnier than three-hole puncher!" Subsequently, it became a running joke on the set: someone says the words "three-hole punch" while shooting and the cast and crew all pretend to laugh as if it's the funniest thing they've ever heard. See more »


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


Shawn Spencer: Good morning detectives, collecting money for the Policeman's ball?
Carlton Lassiter: We don't have balls.
Shawn Spencer: I honestly have no response to that.
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Crazy Credits

Each time a guest performer sings the theme song, they sing the entire song as opposed the shorter version in normal episodes. See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #27.160 (2011) See more »


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Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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User Reviews

Really good!
7 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that this show was really good and entertaining. A lot are saying that its like Monk, but I honestly don't see any real similarities, the story lines are completely different, and Psych adds a new kind of humor which I found hilarious. The only real likeness is that they are both detective shows. The main characters work very well together, and there was enough going on to make me want to keep watching, without being overwhelmed. The man playing Shawn Spencer (whose name I forgot) I thought was great and adorable, and I'm looking forward to watching him every week. I think it is a perfect companion show for Monk, a show I admire also. I gave it a 9 out of 10.

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