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
it took Shawn Spencer 57 different jobs to find his calling...
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Did You Know?
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
I can't believe this. You lifted your look right off this mannequin!
Burton 'Gus' Guster
On the contrary, Shawn. Clearly, someone is stealing my look.
Right... I did see Tommy Hilfiger creeping from bush to bush sketching you.
I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians See more