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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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Think you are psychic? Shawn Spencer makes his living pretending to be. 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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All the law. None of the order. See more »

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In season five, episode two, "Feet Don't Kill Me Now", Gus teaches Detective Carlton Lassiter how to tap dance. Lassiter is played by Timothy Omundson, who previously played a riverdancing evil leprechaun Seamus McTiernan in the Disney television movie Luck of the Irish (2001). See more »

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Gus & Shawn will occasionally mention eating Japadogs, which at the time of filming, were street vendors located only in Vancouver, Canada where the show was filmed and not in Santa Barbara, California where it is supposed to take place. See more »

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Shawn Spencer: Gus, don't be a myopic chihuahua. I have a foolproof plan that solves the case and gives the Chief all the credit.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: What is it?
Shawn Spencer: Actually, all I have is the phrase "I have a foolproof plan." Beyond that, I'm wide open.
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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 IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Dulé Hill (2010) See more »

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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Well done
20 July 2006 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

It is unusual to find an intelligent comedy out there in the TV wasteland, but 'Psych' is unusual in many aspects. The writing is quick, intelligent and witty plus the acting is fast-paced and done in an almost believable way even though the premise would be considered far-fetched by some. The storyline does cause the watcher to look at the clues that are given and try to figure out who did what and to whom. James Roday is perfect for the part that he plays, bringing to the part some of the comic timing and zaniness that he showed in 'Repli-Kate', one of his earlier movies. This series shows that he has refined his craft since then. I hope that this series is given the respect and audience that it deserves


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