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(2006– )


As a running gag, in every episode you'll find a pineapple, the word "delicious", a fist bump, the phrase "What?", and the phrase, "I can't do this right now."
James Roday and Maggie Lawson are dating in real life.
A recurring gag featured in the show's outtakes involves the cast and crew laughing hysterically at the mention of the phrase "three-hole punch". According to James Roday, the gag began with a script written by Tim Meltreger, which included a joke about a three-hole punch. During filming, Roday misspoke the line as "three-hole puncher". Meltreger called for a cut and raced onto the set, then insisted that Roday read the line exactly as scripted, because, in his words, "Three-hole punch is *way* funnier than three-hole puncher!" Subsequently, it became a running joke on the set: someone says the words "three-hole punch" while shooting and the cast and crew all pretend to laugh as if it's the funniest thing they've ever heard.
Inspired by how Steve Franks' father, who was a Los Angeles Police officer, would teach him how to be observant.
Kirsten Nelson was pregnant in real life when she auditioned for her role as Interim Chief Karen Vick. During the first few episodes, she gave birth; from that time on she had to wear a fake pregnant stomach for the remainder of her character's pregnant period, to compensate for her diminishing belly.
Shawn says the word "delicious" at least once in almost every episode.
A pineapple appears somewhere on-screen in most episodes.
Shawn likes to tell people that Gus played Bud on The Cosby Show (1984). Dulé Hill who plays Gus, guest starred on "Cosby" once.
In this show, Timothy Omundson's character is openly sceptical of Shawn's psychic ability. In Starship Troopers (1997), he was the psychic.
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.
Maggie Lawson often sneezes when Shawn is having a "psychic" episode
Gus always uses Microsoft-related products while Shawn always uses Apple-related products. This includes their phones in later seasons where Gus can be seen using a Windows phone (e.g. s7e6 "Cirque Du Soul"), and it's well-known that Shawn uses an iPhone. Gus always uses a PC, and Shawn uses a Mac. Except for in some episodes where an alienware laptop can be seen on shawn's desk. This can clearly be seen in the episode "Forget Me Not"
The theme song of the series, "I Know, You Know", is performed by The Friendly Indians, the band of series creator, Steve Franks.
The show often shares its extras with Supernatural (2005), as the two shows film in the same area.
According to his "MySpace" page, the following is a list of jobs that Shawn Spencer held before becoming the CEO of Psych: Newport Sailing Assoc., Newport Beach, CA US Assistant Race Chair 2006; English, Inc. Kho Samui, TH Teacher, TEFL 2005; Comerica Park Detroit, MI US Concessions Vendor 2005; Apollo Agency Seattle, WA US Foot and Ankle Model 2005; Ben and Jerry's Burlington , VT US Customer Service 2004; Minute Maid Park Houston, TX US Concessions Vendor 2004; Aquablanca Expeditions San Jose, CR Raft Guide 2003 - 2004; U.S. Cellular Field Chicago, IL US Concessions Vendor 2003; Flynn Special Events Santa Barbara, CA US Event Planner 2003; Mo's Outdoor Decor Santa Barbara, CA US Christmas Light Hanger 2002; Graceland By Night, Inc. Memphis, TN US Tour Guide 2002; Miller Park Milwaukee, WI US Concessions Vendor 2002; Oscar Meyer Wienermobile Madison, WI US Driver 2001 - 2002; Safeco Field Seattle, WA US Concessions Vendor 2001; Feedback, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA US Mystery Shopper 2000 - 2001; Turner Field Atlanta, GA US Concessions Vendor 2000; Assemblyman Skip Warner El Paso, TX US Constituent Relations 1999; Camp Durango Silverton, CO US Water Ski Instructor 1998 - 1999; Barrett's Mardi Gras Universe Algiers, LA US Construction 1997 - 1998; Hampton Inn Austin, TX US Desk Clerk 1995 - 1996; Pacific Emerald Cruise Lines San Pedro, CA US Lifeguard 1994 - 1995
To add tropical warmth to the show, lots of greenery is added to the scenes, and the show employs a large greenery department to handle it.
Spencer's mother, played by Cybill Shepherd, is called Madeleine, as a nod for her character in the 80's TV show Moonlighting (1985), Madeleine (Maddie) Hayes.
James Roday (Shawn) and Maggie Lawson (Juliet) are dating in real life.
Shawn always chews Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum.
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 yet cast is Emilio Estevez.

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