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
Real. Fake. I've heard it both ways.
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Shawn and Gus almost always wear opposing shirt patterns (between plaid and striped). Shawn almost always wears short sleeves, while Gus rolls his sleeves to three-quarters. Even in episodes where they are wearing sweaters, the undershirts will alternate. In some episodes, Gus will wear a pinstriped suit while Shawn wears a plaid shirt. See more
Gus's company car is a Toyota Echo hatchback, which was only made available to Canadian consumers. See more
It goes without saying, Mr. Spencer, that your father is in no way to participate in this investigation. He's no longer on the force, and his meddling could compromise the case in court. Do I make myself clear?
Yes, you do, Chief. What isn't clear is why people always say "goes without saying," yet still feel compelled to say the thing that was supposed to go without saying. Doesn't that bother you?
No, and frankly, I could care less.
Burton 'Gus' Guster
Now, that's the one that bothers me. Why do people say, 'I ...
Each time a guest performer sings the theme song, they sing the entire song as opposed the shorter version in normal episodes. See more
I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians See more