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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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 Shawn Spencer (120 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Burton 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 / ... (57 episodes, 2006-2014)
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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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Fake Psychic. Real Detectives. See more »

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The casting team for this show appears to have a marked love of 80's TV shows and movies. They've cast stars from TV shows Growing Pains, Family Ties, Family Matters, Cosby Show, Moonlighting, Married With Children, Good Times; and movies Breakfast Club*, Star Trek, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Princess Bride, Pretty in Pink, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ghostbusters, La Bamba, and Revenge of the Nerds. This is FAR from a complete list. 4 of the 5 students in Breakfast Club have appeared on Psych. The only one not cast is Emilio Estevez, although Shawn uses this name as a cover while investigating in the season 3 episode, "Any Given Night at 10PM, 9PM Central" (3.13) as well as the later season 8 episode, "Someone's Got a Woody" (8.04). See more »

Goofs

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 crazy hooligan.
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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 Mad: X-Games: First Class/Criminal Minecraft (2011) See more »

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I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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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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