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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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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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In the episode "100 Clues" (season seven, episode five) Christopher Lloyd says "Great Scott!" This was his catchphrase from the Back to the Future trilogy. Lloyd's name in the episode also happens to be "Marty". See more »

Goofs

Gus and Shawn's Psych office is shown located near the beach with a railroad track running by it. The only railroads in Santa Barbara, California are located farther into the city and nowhere near the beach. In fact the terrain round the beach areas would not allow for a railroad to be built there as it's not as flat as the BC location used for shooting the series, See more »

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Shawn Spencer: I'm Shawn Spenstar and this is by partner, Gus "TT" Showbiz.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: The extra T is for extra talent.
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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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Written by Steve Franks
Performed by The Friendly Indians
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Best Detective Comedy Since Monk
8 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Psych is one of the most interesting and comedic series to come out this year. After watching the pilot episodes with one of my friends we were both hooked. James Roday brings his character, Shawn Spencer, a laid back cynical sleuth to life. The witty dialogue is enough to keep anyone entertained for the duration of every episode so far. The character of Gus played by Dule Hill is a brilliant contrast to Raday's character, creating excellent chemistry showcasing how opposites make great television. Over all Psych is a clever, interesting, and hilarious show. Although its not completely original and some concepts are a little far fetched, I think it will entertain anyone who takes the time to tune in Friday evenings.


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