Think you are psychic? Shawn Spencer (James Roday) makes his living pretending to be. Shawn and his best friend Barton "Gus" Guster (Dulé Hill) own a business called "Psych". They are able to stay in business only because of the cases they work with the 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?
it took Shawn Spencer 57 different jobs to find his calling...
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Did You Know?
Although never directly stated, Psych is said to be based on, or at least a parody of, Sherlock Holmes, with Shawn Spencer being Sherlock Holmes, Burton "Gus" Guster being John Watson, Henry Spencer being Mycroft Holmes, Police Chief Karen Vick being Inspector Lestrade, and "Mr. Yang" being Moriarty. When BBC's Sherlock
(2010) premiered, parallels were also drawn between Detective Juliet O'Hara and Molly Hooper, and between Detective Carlton Lassiter and Phillip Anderson and Sally Donovan.
All crime solvers based on the famous fictional character Sherlock Holmes, there's also Medical Doctor Gregory House from House
(2004), who diagnosed medical diseases using Holmes' investigative techniques. See more
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
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?
Actually, all I have is the phrase "I have a foolproof plan." Beyond that, I'm wide open.
Each time a guest performer sings the theme song, they sing the entire song as opposed the shorter version in normal episodes. See more
As of 2018, unlike the ION channel reruns which left the episodes uncut, the Hallmark Channel censors some of the language and suggestive humor despite it being mild. See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #27.160
I Know You Know
Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians See more