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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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Real. Fake. I've heard it both ways. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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The vampire themed episode "This Episode Sucks" S6 E3 features three vampire themed guest stars. First is Corey Feldman from the '80's vampire movie "The Lost Boys" and the second is Tom Lenk from the '90's tv show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The third is the first episode of a new repeat character Marlowe Viccellio played by Kristy Swanson who starred in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" the original movie from the '80's. As Corey Feldman turns around to the camera, Cry Little Sister from the Lost Boys soundtrack is playing in the background. 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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Carlton Lassiter: So you think someone planted it in his locker?
Shawn Spencer: No, I think someone put it there on purpose.
Carlton Lassiter: That's what I just said.
Shawn Spencer: But mine wasn't in the form of a question, so it came from a place of power.
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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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Thumbs up!
8 July 2006 | by (Denton, Tx) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a pretty good pilot. I was laughing pretty consistently throughout. I also enjoyed his observational skills and the way the special effects team highlighted them. The buddy relationship between Shawn and Gus was fun and I liked the dramatic tension between Shawn and his Dad, especially considering dad's feelings on psychics and private investigators. The supporting cast at the police station was adequate with the chief really shining compared to the two detectives having an affair.

I also liked how they used Gus' very focused vocation-based observation skills to give Shawn a hand at solving the crime at the end. The whole conversation about Shawn needing Gus to take notes because Shawn zones out really rang true for me, plus Shawn occasionally needs the 'everyman view' for something he hadn't considered.

I give this a thumbs up. It's one of the few summer shows I've picked up and so far, it is clearly the winner.


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