Shawn Spencer was ruthlessly trained in observation as a boy by his father Henry, a strict cop, who moved away years ago, to his relief. Shawn never was able to keep a job. Now a TV news item on a high-profile kidnapping in the wealth McCallum family makes him attempt a longstanding dream, solving crimes for a living. So he recruits his shy youth friend Burton 'Gus' Guster to set up an agency. To get access to the police, he poses as a medium, which bully detective Carlton Lassiter finds frustratingly hard to unmask. the case is harder then expected, but cocky Shawn's perseverance pays off. Written by
Did You Know?
The character of Lucinda (Anne Dudek
) had a negative response from the test audience and was removed after the first episode. The character was replaced after this episode with Juliet O'Hara (Maggie Lawson
) who lasted to the end of the series. See more
During Gus's introduction, when Shawn walks into Gus's office, the door is open and closed between shots. See more
You solved all these crimes - what was it - watching the Channel 8 News Reports?
All right, I confess, that's not true. Sometimes I watch Channel 5. I prefer Channel 8- the weather girl? Adorable!
So, you're telling us that you can read guilt off of TV interviews.
Don't you try and trivialize police work!
I think you're doing a bang-up job of that all by yourself.
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Performed by Howard Jones
Written by Howard Jones See more