History Series / Psych

20th May '17 12:52:54 PM nombretomado
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* FakeCrossover: With ''Series/{{Monk}}'' in a series of USANetwork commercials. Gus was also obliquely mentioned in a "Monk" novelization.

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* FakeCrossover: With ''Series/{{Monk}}'' in a series of USANetwork Creator/USANetwork commercials. Gus was also obliquely mentioned in a "Monk" novelization.
8th May '17 3:36:59 PM bombadil211
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The show originally ran from 2005 to 2013. The entire cast reunited for a Christmas Special in 2017.
18th Apr '17 6:41:57 PM Berrenta
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* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: Pineapples - either the word or the actual pineapple - are slipped into every episode the producers of the show can manage. Pineapples appear to be Shawn's favorite food, or at least his favorite housewarming gift. Or they turn up on pizza, a cake, a smoothie, Henry's shirt, or as a code word.
** There's even a [[http://www.usanetwork.com/series/psych/sweepstakes/ Spot the Pineapple Sweepstakes]] that the viewer can play.
** The splash image for the show on Hulu is a picture of Shawn and Gus playing with pineapples on a white background.
30th Mar '17 3:48:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* WholePlotReference: Done with at least two episodes: "Dual Spires", which is an homage to ''TwinPeaks'', and "Last Night Gus" which was inspired by ''TheHangover''.

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* WholePlotReference: Done with at least two episodes: WholePlotReference:
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"Dual Spires", which is an homage to ''TwinPeaks'', and ''Series/TwinPeaks''.
**
"Last Night Gus" which was inspired by ''TheHangover''.''Film/TheHangover''.
25th Mar '17 4:52:34 AM NightShade96
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* TakeThat: Shawn walks up to a police department desk, then identifies himself as a psychic, saying he's like ''Series/TheMentalist'' only [[HypocriticalHumor not fake]], and declaring that if he was fake, it would be a virtual carbon copy[[note]]For the record, ''Psych'' predates ''Series/TheMentalist'' by more than a year, implying that ''Series/TheMentalist'' was at least a little bit of a case of FollowTheLeader[[/note]]. Other episodes indicate that Shawn is a fan of the show.
** Also, the killer in "Let's Get Hairy" is named after [[spoiler:Ken Tucker]], a TV critic for [[spoiler:Entertainment Weekly magazine]], who has criticized the show in the past.
** In "Shawn vs. The Red Phantom" Shawn and Gus meet a disgruntled comic book writer who's recently had a movie totally destroy his character's reputation. We aren't given details, but [[Film/BatmanAndRobin it's mentioned that the director added large nipples to the character's outfit.]]
** Done in Daredevils, at the later ''Film/DieHard'' sequels:
--> '''Shawn''': "I'm Die Hard. He's die harder. We have two other guys in our crew, but they're not nearly as good as us."
** "What is the deal with Series/OneTreeHill? It's like a poorly executed ''Series/DawsonsCreek''."
** "I think CGI has ruined movie story telling for all of us. I don't wanna say it's completely Creator/MichaelBay's fault, but that guy needs to be stopped because it's all his fault."
** Someone on the writing team clearly has something against Creator/ChadMichaelMurray.
** The episode "Juliet Takes a Luvvah" includes a very obvious one at ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'':
--> '''Shawn''': Don't be the B in Apartment 23! You're better than that! We're all better than that! At least I think we are!
** "Juliet Takes a Luvvah" also contains another dig at their favorite target ''Series/TheMentalist'' when talking about Juliet's online dating profile:
--> '''Tech guy''': I mean who lists The Mentalist as one of their favorite TV shows?
*** Then the show goes out of its way to ''make fun'' of the show's tendency to berate ''Series/TheMentalist''.
--> '''Shawn:''' Why would you say that?
--> '''Tech guy:''' I- I don't know. It just felt like the thing to say.
--> '''Shawn:''' What do you have against Series/TheMentalist?
--> '''Tech guy:''' I don't know, I've never watched it.
** In ''Lassie Jerky'':
--> '''Shawn:''' You know, Gus and I thought about [going to live in the forest away from humanity] after watching 'Film/TheVillage', but then we didn't because that movie was horrible.
** In a bit of SelfDeprecation, they open the eighth season remake of "Cloudy... with a Chance of Murder" by having Shawn and Gus discussing remakes, in which they pan ''Film/TheDukesOfHazzard'', especially that race-car driver, played by James Roday.

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* TakeThat: Shawn walks up to a police department desk, then identifies himself as a psychic, saying he's like ''Series/TheMentalist'' only [[HypocriticalHumor not fake]], and declaring that if he was fake, it would be a virtual carbon copy[[note]]For the record, ''Psych'' predates ''Series/TheMentalist'' by more than a year, implying that ''Series/TheMentalist'' was at least a little bit of a case of FollowTheLeader[[/note]]. Other episodes indicate that Shawn is a fan of the show.
** Also, the killer in "Let's Get Hairy" is named after [[spoiler:Ken Tucker]], a TV critic for [[spoiler:Entertainment Weekly magazine]], who has criticized the show in the past.
** In "Shawn vs. The Red Phantom" Shawn and Gus meet a disgruntled comic book writer who's recently had a movie totally destroy his character's reputation. We aren't given details, but [[Film/BatmanAndRobin it's mentioned that the director added large nipples to the character's outfit.]]
** Done in Daredevils, at the later ''Film/DieHard'' sequels:
--> '''Shawn''': "I'm Die Hard. He's die harder. We have two other guys in our crew, but they're not nearly as good as us."
** "What is the deal with Series/OneTreeHill? It's like a poorly executed ''Series/DawsonsCreek''."
** "I think CGI has ruined movie story telling for all of us. I don't wanna say it's completely Creator/MichaelBay's fault, but that guy needs to be stopped because it's all his fault."
** Someone on the writing team clearly has something against Creator/ChadMichaelMurray.
** The episode "Juliet Takes a Luvvah" includes a very obvious one at ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'':
--> '''Shawn''': Don't be the B in Apartment 23! You're better than that! We're all better than that! At least I think we are!
** "Juliet Takes a Luvvah" also contains another dig at their favorite target ''Series/TheMentalist'' when talking about Juliet's online dating profile:
--> '''Tech guy''': I mean who lists The Mentalist as one of their favorite TV shows?
*** Then the show goes out of
Has [[TakeThat/{{Psych}} its way to ''make fun'' of the show's tendency to berate ''Series/TheMentalist''.
--> '''Shawn:''' Why would you say that?
--> '''Tech guy:''' I- I don't know. It just felt like the thing to say.
--> '''Shawn:''' What do you have against Series/TheMentalist?
--> '''Tech guy:''' I don't know, I've never watched it.
** In ''Lassie Jerky'':
--> '''Shawn:''' You know, Gus and I thought about [going to live in the forest away from humanity] after watching 'Film/TheVillage', but then we didn't because that movie was horrible.
** In a bit of SelfDeprecation, they open the eighth season remake of "Cloudy... with a Chance of Murder" by having Shawn and Gus discussing remakes, in which they pan ''Film/TheDukesOfHazzard'', especially that race-car driver, played by James Roday.
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25th Mar '17 4:38:43 AM NightShade96
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Strangely enough, the Vancouver Doubling variant ''for'' a California town. Overall, they do a good job of making rainy, mountainous, heavily-forested British Columbia pass for dry, low-lying Southern California; but from time to time you can see the [[TheMountainsOfIllinois Mountains of Santa Barbara]] in the background.
** The episode "Dual Spires" was a parody of ''Twin Peaks'', and it took place in a town that strongly resembled that series' Pacific Northwest setting. Given that the episode still took place in Southern California, this made little sense, but [[RuleOfFunny it worked for the parody]].
** Anytime you see railroad tracks on the beach, it's filmed in White Rock, BC. The tracks in Santa Barbara are further back and [[RealityIsUnrealistic far too heavily used]] to provide such a nice vista.
*** An early establishing shot of a sports arena was of the Rose Garden in Portland, OR, from a show filmed in Vancouver but set in California. Oh, my.
* {{Callback}}: In the season 3 finale Shawn and Gus tell Mary he needs a new hobby to replace his Yang obsession. They suggest racquetball. It becomes a RunningGag in the finale of season 4 when they work with him again and culminates with them wearing racquetball uniforms to [[spoiler: his funeral]]. The joke comes back at the end of season 7 as a [[BrickJoke call-way-back]] to the line "[[spoiler: Do you think they have racquetball in heaven?]]" during the song "Promised Land" between Yang and Mary, who is dressed to play racquetball.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Strangely enough, the Vancouver Doubling variant ''for'' a California town. Overall, they do a good job of making rainy, mountainous, heavily-forested British Columbia pass for dry, low-lying Southern California; but from time to time you can see the [[TheMountainsOfIllinois Mountains of Santa Barbara]] in the background.
** The episode "Dual Spires" was a parody of ''Twin Peaks'', and it took place in a town that strongly resembled that series' Pacific Northwest setting. Given that the episode still took place in Southern California, this made little sense, but [[RuleOfFunny it worked for the parody]].
** Anytime you see railroad tracks on the beach, it's filmed in White Rock, BC. The tracks in Santa Barbara are further back and [[RealityIsUnrealistic far too heavily used]] to provide such a nice vista.
*** An early establishing shot of a sports arena was of the Rose Garden in Portland, OR, from a show filmed in Vancouver but set in California. Oh, my.
* {{Callback}}:
CallBack: In the season 3 finale Shawn and Gus tell Mary he needs a new hobby to replace his Yang obsession. They suggest racquetball. It becomes a RunningGag in the finale of season 4 when they work with him again and culminates with them wearing racquetball uniforms to [[spoiler: his funeral]]. The joke comes back at the end of season 7 as a [[BrickJoke call-way-back]] to the line "[[spoiler: Do you think they have racquetball in heaven?]]" during the song "Promised Land" between Yang and Mary, who is dressed to play racquetball.



* CassandraTruth: In "In Plain Fright", Shawn sees a murder...in a haunted house.
* CastingGag: Keisha Knight Pulliam, also known as Rudy from ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', plays Gus's wife in a dream of Shawn's. See CelebrityResemblance.
** Deon Richmond (Bud from ''The Cosby Show'') is cast as Gus's new boss in the finale.
* TheCastShowoff: Gus seems to have a lot of episodes where he is singing or, most recently, tap-dancing.
** The musical episode in season 7 gives most of the main cast the opportunity to show off their singing and dancing skills.
* CatchPhrase:
** "I've heard it both ways." "No you have ''not'', Shawn!"
*** Lassie gets in on the act where he goes to question a suspect called "Paget", which Shawn says is pronounced "[[ItIsPronouncedTropay Pah-zhay]]". Paget affirms what Shawn says, and Lassie steals the catchphrase.
*** To say nothing of a guest star in "The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Episode" pirating the line apropos of nothing.
** "You know that's right."
** ''[Gus walks into any given room]'' "Shawn!" {{Lampshaded}} in the Episode Commentary of "Mr. Yin Presents".
-->'''Andy Berman:''' One of the scenes we knew had to be in this episode was when Gus walks into the room and yells "Shawn!"
** "I can't do this with you right now."
** Gus's go-to conversation starter: "You heard about Pluto? That's messed up."
** "[[BigWhat What]]!" (highpitched; mostly Gus)
** Shawn's "Wait for it. Wait for iiiiiiiiiit..."
** Gus's "I hear that."
** Shawn periodically adding the suffix "-ish" when describing something.
** Gus's "You must be outta your damn mind."
** Gus's "It's a company car, Shawn."
** "Gus, don't be [insert random strange phrase here]."
*** Exactly one half of an eleven-pound Black Forest Ham.
*** This crevice on my arm.
*** A gooey chocolate chip cookie.
*** The American adaptation of the British Gus.
*** An old sponge with hair hanging off it.
*** A myopic Chihuahua.
*** A giant snapping turtle.
*** Nic Cage's accent in ''Film/ConAir''.
*** Such a gloomy you.
*** The only black lead on a major cable network (whoops, too late).
** "I like it. I like it very much."
** "Gus, can we go into the [something I don't want you to be doing/talking about] room and talk for a second?
** "I'm sensing something!"
** "Suck it!" has been one for a while, usually with Shawn and Gus shouting it back and forth at each other. Season 7 takes this UpToEleven with the two of them singing "Suck it" in harmony.
** More recently, Shawn and Gus have both begun using Ed Lover's catchphrase, "C'mon, son!"
** Lassiter telling Shawn "I would rather [insert hilarious imagery here]" than do something that Shawn suggests.
*** Shower with [[BearsAreBadNews a bear]].
*** French kiss a hobo.
*** Adopt a child.
*** Learn to play the harp.
*** Spend the rest of my life at Lilith Fair.
*** Fall in love with a vegan.
** "You can't call shotgun on a [uncommon vehicle/mode of transportation], Shawn!"
** Shawn's dramatically-emphasized "Me!"

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* CassandraTruth: In "In Plain Fright", Shawn sees a murder... in a haunted house.
* CastingGag: Keisha Knight Pulliam, also known as Rudy from ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', plays Gus's wife in a dream of Shawn's. See CelebrityResemblance.
** Deon Richmond (Bud from ''The Cosby Show'') is cast as Gus's new boss in the finale.
* TheCastShowoff: Gus seems to have a lot of episodes where he is singing or, most recently, tap-dancing.
** The musical episode in season 7 gives most of the main cast the opportunity to show off their singing and dancing skills.
* CatchPhrase:
** "I've heard it both ways." "No you have ''not'', Shawn!"
*** Lassie gets in on the act where he goes to question a suspect called "Paget", which Shawn says is pronounced "[[ItIsPronouncedTropay Pah-zhay]]". Paget affirms what Shawn says, and Lassie steals the catchphrase.
*** To say nothing of a guest star in "The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Episode" pirating the line apropos of nothing.
** "You know that's right."
** ''[Gus walks into any given room]'' "Shawn!" {{Lampshaded}} in the Episode Commentary of "Mr. Yin Presents".
-->'''Andy Berman:''' One of the scenes we knew had to be in this episode was when Gus walks into the room and yells "Shawn!"
** "I can't do this with you right now."
** Gus's go-to conversation starter: "You heard about Pluto? That's messed up."
** "[[BigWhat What]]!" (highpitched; mostly Gus)
** Shawn's "Wait for it. Wait for iiiiiiiiiit..."
** Gus's "I hear that."
** Shawn periodically adding the suffix "-ish" when describing something.
** Gus's "You must be outta your damn mind."
** Gus's "It's a company car, Shawn."
** "Gus, don't be [insert random strange phrase here]."
*** Exactly one half of an eleven-pound Black Forest Ham.
*** This crevice on my arm.
*** A gooey chocolate chip cookie.
*** The American adaptation of the British Gus.
*** An old sponge with hair hanging off it.
*** A myopic Chihuahua.
*** A giant snapping turtle.
*** Nic Cage's accent in ''Film/ConAir''.
*** Such a gloomy you.
*** The only black lead on a major cable network (whoops, too late).
** "I like it. I like it very much."
** "Gus, can we go into the [something I don't want you to be doing/talking about] room and talk for a second?
** "I'm sensing something!"
** "Suck it!" has been one for a while, usually with Shawn and Gus shouting it back and forth at each other. Season 7 takes this UpToEleven with the two of them singing "Suck it" in harmony.
** More recently, Shawn and Gus have both begun using Ed Lover's catchphrase, "C'mon, son!"
** Lassiter telling Shawn "I would rather [insert hilarious imagery here]" than do something that Shawn suggests.
*** Shower with [[BearsAreBadNews a bear]].
*** French kiss a hobo.
*** Adopt a child.
*** Learn to play the harp.
*** Spend the rest of my life at Lilith Fair.
*** Fall in love with a vegan.
** "You can't call shotgun on a [uncommon vehicle/mode of transportation], Shawn!"
** Shawn's dramatically-emphasized "Me!"
CatchPhrase: Has [[CatchPhrase/{{Psych}} its own page]].



* ContinuityNod: Shawn and Gus dig up a dinosaur skeleton in "65 Million Years Off". In "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead", the dinosaur skeleton is shown in the museum with a plaque bearing Shawn's name and photo. In yet a later episode, a photo of Shawn and Gus from the latter episode in an article about the psychic detective agency lands Gus in hot water at his regular job. Also used as the reason why one client chose Shawn's agency in an episode. Brought up again in "Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger".
** Also in the museum episode, a very spooked Gus is buying charms and talismans (talismen!) and says, "Now I just need to find someone to loan me a cat. Do you know [=McNab=]'s number?" Shawn gave [=McNab=] the cat he was using to pretend it was helping him solve a case more than a season and a half earlier.
** In the aforementioned episode where Gus nearly loses his job, Shawn attempts to save him by pulling off a ZanyScheme involving a very elaborate ScoobyDooHoax to prove to Gus' boss that their business is legitimate, complete with fake ghosts and rigging the lights in Gus' boss' house to flash on cue. When confronted about it, Shawn admits he went to get advice on the lights from Alice Bundy, the murderer from the Season 1 finale whose plan also revolved around a ScoobyDooHoax (albeit with a lot more murder involved).
** One episode is about how Shawn used to idolize firemen, which his policeman father tried to pull him away from; after meeting firemen as an adult, he thanks his father for "keeping him off the pole...in more ways than one." Two seasons later, Gus relates a HomoeroticDream about a firehouse Shawn described to him.
** Also, one episode had a woman keep a framed picture of Chad, the character Shawn played on a Spanish soap opera the season before.
** As part of his plan to distract a vicious dog, Shawn asks Lassiter if he still has the softball gear in the back of his trunk. An earlier episode in the season, "Shawn Gets the Yips", takes place immediately after a police department softball game.
** In the fourth season finale, [[spoiler:the serial killer Mr. Yin has "cast" the main characters as characters from Hitchcock films. He informs this of them via a slide show presentation that has a photo of the TV character next to the corresponding movie character]]. For Henry Spencer, the photo is a still from news footage from the previous episode where Henry had caught a shark.
** "Forget Me Not" features two fliers on the pole where the missing person's picture that keeps coming up is placed (you have to be quick [[strike:on the remote's pause button]] to catch them). One of them is a flier looking for a first print copy of ''The Green Spirit Strikes Again'', the comic Gus owned that Shawn ruined for TheReveal in "Shawn Vs. The Red Phantom". The other one is looking for a missing gold pocket watch reading "Don't Lose--Henry", the same one that Henry bought Shawn in "Weekend Warriors". Both are by Shawn (the pocket watch flier even offers a free psychic reading as a reward).
** In "Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark", Henry pulls a picture of Shawn from his wallet to show who they're looking for. The picture is a newspaper clipping from the article about Shawn that Henry was shown reading three and a half years earlier in "Spellingg Bee".
** Slightly deconstructed in "Shawn Rescues Darth Vader", when Lassiter calls out Shawn on ruining his relationship with the detective from the first episode, providing a reason on why he dislikes Shawn's relationship with Juliet.
** There's a first season episode where Gus and Shawn are trying get a massage from a great spa, only to be told that they only have a couples massage session available. Gus says no, but [[AmbiguouslyBi Shawn doesn't have a problem with that]]. In the seventh season, Shawn books a massage so they can investigate a case. Gus is annoyed that Shawn booked them as "Mr. and Mr. Nussbaum."
** In "The Adventures of Psych-Man and Tap-Man, Issue 2", Lassiter tells a reporter that he hasn't forgiven their paper for the "Detective Dipstick" incident, referring to the nickname the paper gave him in "The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Episode".

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* ContinuityNod: Shawn and Gus dig up a dinosaur skeleton in "65 Million Years Off". In "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead", the dinosaur skeleton is shown in the museum with a plaque bearing Shawn's name and photo. In yet a later episode, a photo of Shawn and Gus from the latter episode in an article about the psychic detective agency lands Gus in hot water at his regular job. Also used as the reason why one client chose Shawn's agency in an episode. Brought up again in "Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger".
** Also in the museum episode, a very spooked Gus is buying charms and talismans (talismen!) and says, "Now I just need to find someone to loan me a cat. Do you know [=McNab=]'s number?" Shawn gave [=McNab=] the cat he was using to pretend it was helping him solve a case more than a season and a half earlier.
** In the aforementioned episode where Gus nearly loses his job, Shawn attempts to save him by pulling off a ZanyScheme involving a very elaborate ScoobyDooHoax to prove to Gus' boss that their business is legitimate, complete with fake ghosts and rigging the lights in Gus' boss' house to flash on cue. When confronted about it, Shawn admits he went to get advice on the lights from Alice Bundy, the murderer from the Season 1 finale whose plan also revolved around a ScoobyDooHoax (albeit with a lot more murder involved).
** One episode is about how Shawn used to idolize firemen, which his policeman father tried to pull him away from; after meeting firemen as an adult, he thanks his father for "keeping him off the pole...in more ways than one." Two seasons later, Gus relates a HomoeroticDream about a firehouse Shawn described to him.
** Also, one episode had a woman keep a framed picture of Chad, the character Shawn played on a Spanish soap opera the season before.
** As part of his plan to distract a vicious dog, Shawn asks Lassiter if he still has the softball gear in the back of his trunk. An earlier episode in the season, "Shawn Gets the Yips", takes place immediately after a police department softball game.
** In the fourth season finale, [[spoiler:the serial killer Mr. Yin has "cast" the main characters as characters from Hitchcock films. He informs this of them via a slide show presentation that has a photo of the TV character next to the corresponding movie character]]. For Henry Spencer, the photo is a still from news footage from the previous episode where Henry had caught a shark.
** "Forget Me Not" features two fliers on the pole where the missing person's picture that keeps coming up is placed (you have to be quick [[strike:on the remote's pause button]] to catch them). One of them is a flier looking for a first print copy of ''The Green Spirit Strikes Again'', the comic Gus owned that Shawn ruined for TheReveal in "Shawn Vs. The Red Phantom". The other one is looking for a missing gold pocket watch reading "Don't Lose--Henry", the same one that Henry bought Shawn in "Weekend Warriors". Both are by Shawn (the pocket watch flier even offers a free psychic reading as a reward).
** In "Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark", Henry pulls a picture of Shawn from his wallet to show who they're looking for. The picture is a newspaper clipping from the article about Shawn that Henry was shown reading three and a half years earlier in "Spellingg Bee".
** Slightly deconstructed in "Shawn Rescues Darth Vader", when Lassiter calls out Shawn on ruining his relationship with the detective from the first episode, providing a reason on why he dislikes Shawn's relationship with Juliet.
** There's a first season episode where Gus and Shawn are trying get a massage from a great spa, only to be told that they only have a couples massage session available. Gus says no, but [[AmbiguouslyBi Shawn doesn't have a problem with that]]. In the seventh season, Shawn books a massage so they can investigate a case. Gus is annoyed that Shawn booked them as "Mr. and Mr. Nussbaum."
** In "The Adventures of Psych-Man and Tap-Man, Issue 2", Lassiter tells a reporter that he hasn't forgiven their paper for the "Detective Dipstick" incident, referring to the nickname the paper gave him in "The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Episode".
Has [[ContinuityNod/{{Psych}} its own page]].



* RunningGag: The pineapples
** Shawn introducing himself as Shawn and then proceeding to introduce Gus with some ridiculous name for no reason at all.
*** Methuselah Honeysuckle (although that one came from Henry)
*** Lavender Gooms
*** Paddy Simcox
*** Holla Backatcha
*** The list goes on, and on, and on... To the point that Gus comments on it whenever someone actually introduces him by his real name.
** Gus screaming like a girl and/or beating a hasty retreat.
** Gus being afraid of blood and allergic to almost everything.
** Gus calling his super-powerful nose "the Supersniffer"
** Gus obsessing about his Blueberry being a company car and being super protective of it as a consequence, usually to hilarious effect.
** Shawn's phone never being on vibrate and ringing always with horribly timing.
** Shawn's hair being almost super-humanly awesome. And people appreciating each other's hair in general.
** People admiring Gus's perfect head or Shawn calling him "Magic Head".
** Gus really trying to be good with kids and ending up looking extremely creepy.
** Gus saying something dismissive and Shawn responding with, "Gus, don't be the [insert obscure cultural reference]."
** Gus saying a long medical or academic word and Shawn responding with, "Gus, you can't just make up words."
** Someone comparing the situation they're in to a certain movie and then pointing out who each person involved correlates to in the film. Sometimes with people arguing over which character they want or don't want to be.
** RealLife example: Three hole punch. One of the writers thought that "three hole punch" sounded funnier than "three hole puncher" somehow, to which the cast responded by breaking into highly-exaggerated mock-laughter whenever the phrase came up.
*** So THAT'S why all the zombies were laughing in "A Nightmare on State Street."
---> '''Gus''': There's nothing funny about a three hole punch!"
** The episode "Office Space" takes place largely at Gus's job as a pharmaceutical salesman, after a few seasons of not mentioning his job at all. This is lampshaded repeatedly to the point of RunningGag with various people saying they didn't think Gus still worked there.
** Shawn and Gus having guns pointed at them.
** Gus always falling in love with a murderer or someone who knows a murderer.
** In seasons 6 and 7 especially, Shawn sampling snacks and taking cool stuff from the houses or apartments of the recently murdered or from crime scenes.
** More recently, Shawn slapping Gus in the pec affectionately, which he does to annoy Gus.
** Gus using the same lame pick-up line: "You heard about Pluto? That's messed up, right?"

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* RunningGag: The pineapples
** Shawn introducing himself as Shawn and then proceeding to introduce Gus with some ridiculous name for no reason at all.
*** Methuselah Honeysuckle (although that one came from Henry)
*** Lavender Gooms
*** Paddy Simcox
*** Holla Backatcha
*** The list goes on, and on, and on... To the point that Gus comments on it whenever someone actually introduces him by his real name.
** Gus screaming like a girl and/or beating a hasty retreat.
** Gus being afraid of blood and allergic to almost everything.
** Gus calling his super-powerful nose "the Supersniffer"
** Gus obsessing about his Blueberry being a company car and being super protective of it as a consequence, usually to hilarious effect.
** Shawn's phone never being on vibrate and ringing always with horribly timing.
** Shawn's hair being almost super-humanly awesome. And people appreciating each other's hair in general.
** People admiring Gus's perfect head or Shawn calling him "Magic Head".
** Gus really trying to be good with kids and ending up looking extremely creepy.
** Gus saying something dismissive and Shawn responding with, "Gus, don't be the [insert obscure cultural reference]."
** Gus saying a long medical or academic word and Shawn responding with, "Gus, you can't just make up words."
** Someone comparing the situation they're in to a certain movie and then pointing out who each person involved correlates to in the film. Sometimes with people arguing over which character they want or don't want to be.
** RealLife example: Three hole punch. One of the writers thought that "three hole punch" sounded funnier than "three hole puncher" somehow, to which the cast responded by breaking into highly-exaggerated mock-laughter whenever the phrase came up.
*** So THAT'S why all the zombies were laughing in "A Nightmare on State Street."
---> '''Gus''': There's nothing funny about a three hole punch!"
** The episode "Office Space" takes place largely at Gus's job as a pharmaceutical salesman, after a few seasons of not mentioning his job at all. This is lampshaded repeatedly to the point of RunningGag with various people saying they didn't think Gus still worked there.
** Shawn and Gus having guns pointed at them.
** Gus always falling in love with a murderer or someone who knows a murderer.
** In seasons 6 and 7 especially, Shawn sampling snacks and taking cool stuff from the houses or apartments of the recently murdered or from crime scenes.
** More recently, Shawn slapping Gus in the pec affectionately, which he does to annoy Gus.
** Gus using the same lame pick-up line: "You heard about Pluto? That's messed up, right?"
Has [[RunningGag/{{Psych}} its own page]].



* SherlockScan

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* SherlockScanSherlockScan: This is how Shawn is able to fake his psychic visions so that they are accurate.



* ShoutOut: Season 5, Episode 6 (Viarga Falls) has a club called the {{Series/Dollhouse}}. Yes, it has an asterisk logo as well.
** Season 2, Episode 9 (Bounty Hunters!) Shawn and Gus are pitted against "Bird, the bounty Hunter" - A [[PungeonMaster Punny]] Reference to [[RealityShow Dog The Bounty Hunter]]
** Season 2, Episode 12, when Shawn is wearing a doctor's coat, it has the name [[Series/DoogieHowserMD 'Hauser']]
** Season 4 Finale is basically a tribute to Hitchcock films, including several uses of the VertigoEffect.
** Season 6, Episode 5 has Danny Glover remarking that he doesn't know how long he can keep up this charade. Shawn's answer is [[Film/{{AngelsintheOutfield}} "All season."]]
** Season 5, Episode 15 has Shawn introduce Gus to Lauren (while she's filming them) as Radio Star, then says that he's "afraid your video will kill him". This is a reference to the song "Video Killed the Radio Star", a 1979 song by Creator/TheBuggles.
** Season 6, Episode 9 has a criminal named Leeroy Jenkins, and you just KNOW that Shawn has to shout it out.
** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom "Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger"]]
** "Heeeeere's Lassie" is full of them, from ''Film/TheShining'' to ''Film/RosemarysBaby''.
** Shawn sarcastically asks a Witness Protection agent [[spoiler:attempting to cover up an accidental murder by not-accidentally murdering the witness - the witness he's supposed to protect]] if he can [[Film/{{Wanted}} bend bullets.]]
** Shawn wonders where Desperaux [[Film/{{Batman}} get all those wonderful toys.]]
** When Shawn gets roped into helping the CIA to track a spy, he namedrops Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats during a fake psychic episode.
** In the finale, Chief Vik says that the SFPD has their own consultant, [[Series/{{Monk}} who is alphabetizing the victim's kitchen.]]
** Near Christmas, Shawn does the [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy Dance]] when he solves a case. The [[HilariousOuttakes "Psych-Out"]] at the end has Gus and O'Hara join in.
** In "The Head, The Tail, The Whole Damn Episode," Shawn asks Gus to warm up his [[APupNamedScoobyDoo Super Sniffer.]]
*** Gus' "Super Sniffer" has been referenced in other episodes as well.
** One Halloween episode had tons of {{Shout Out}}s to ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', complete with David Naughton.
** In "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead," Shawn realizes that Gus wasn't given credit for his help in [[ContinuityNod finding the dinosaur skeleton]] on display at the museum. His response? "Oh man, Gus is gonna have an aneurysm when he finds out. And [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer not the]] [[FunnyAneurysmMoment funny kind]], either."
** In "Romeo and Juliet and Juliet" Shawn is fighting a martial artist(long story) and he tries to use the [[Film/TheKarateKid Crane Kick]], along with the accompanying quote.
--> '''Shawn''': I do this right, you [[PunctuatedForEmphasis no. Can. Defend.]]
** The whole episode "Dual Spires" is made of shout-outs to ''Series/TwinPeaks''. A brief list: It features the Log Lady (one of the strange themes and original FramingDevice of ''Twin Peaks'') a murder victim named Paula Merral (an anagram of "Laura Palmer", the young woman whose murder touched off ''Twin Peaks''' story) who was known to run wild and was found wrapped in plastic next to a body of water. The opening theme is redone to sound like Twin Peaks'. The town is so small it appears on maps in parentheses. And then there's the final scene, which is nothing but Twin Peaks moments performed by Psych actors.
*** Far more directly, the guest stars are largely castmembers from ''Twin Peak''s, including Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs in the original, Bob Barker in the Psych episode), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne/Maudette Hornsby), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Dr. Gooden), and Lenny von Dohlen (Harold Smith/Sheriff Jackson).
** Shawn himself can be taken as one big {{homage}}. Let's see: a smart mouthed guy named Spencer is too wild to be a cop but he's a great detective, so he and his BlackBestFriend found a private detective agency where they take on cases that tend to become vastly more elaborate than they first seemed. [[{{Spenser}} I wonder where they got that idea.]]
** Shawn vs. The Red Phantom has a ''ton'' of fun with comic books and sci fi. There are numerous veiled references to comic books analogues, like [[Franchise/{{Batman}} a movie ruined by nipples on the action suit]]. Three characters are called [[Comicbook/RasAlGhul Talia]], [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Dent]], and [[Film/KillBill Beatrix]]. George Takei guest stars.
*** Dent could be [[ComicBook/TwoFace Harvey Dent]]. Additionally, there are background characters named Rob and Don, a shout out to ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.
** In one episode, Shawn and Gus visit a psychiatrist's office while on a case. Shawn introduces himself to the receptionist as [[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest R.P. McMurphy and his partner Cheswick]].
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Marina Sirtis]] in "Game, Set, Muuurder."
** In "The Breakup", Chief Vick mentions that [[Series/{{Monk}} the San Francisco Police Department had a consultant who was busy alphabetizing the kitchen]] of the victim's home.
** in "Disco Didn’t Die. It Was Murdered!" Shawn and Gus are dressed in 1970's psychedelic disco costumes, and reference the theme from ''Film/{{Shaft}}'':
--> '''Shawn:'''Ooh! I'm getting some serious jive, and it is fly! ... Oo. Yeah. The field is strong. Oo! I am gettin’ it. And it is one bad mutha—
--> '''Gus:''' Shut yo mouth!
--> '''Shawn:''' I’m havin’ a vision.
--> '''Gus:''' I can dig it.

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* ShoutOut: Season 5, Episode 6 (Viarga Falls) has a club called the {{Series/Dollhouse}}. Yes, it has an asterisk logo as well.
** Season 2, Episode 9 (Bounty Hunters!) Shawn and Gus are pitted against "Bird, the bounty Hunter" - A [[PungeonMaster Punny]] Reference to [[RealityShow Dog The Bounty Hunter]]
** Season 2, Episode 12, when Shawn is wearing a doctor's coat, it has the name [[Series/DoogieHowserMD 'Hauser']]
** Season 4 Finale is basically a tribute to Hitchcock films, including several uses of the VertigoEffect.
** Season 6, Episode 5 has Danny Glover remarking that he doesn't know how long he can keep up this charade. Shawn's answer is [[Film/{{AngelsintheOutfield}} "All season."]]
** Season 5, Episode 15 has Shawn introduce Gus to Lauren (while she's filming them) as Radio Star, then says that he's "afraid your video will kill him". This is a reference to the song "Video Killed the Radio Star", a 1979 song by Creator/TheBuggles.
** Season 6, Episode 9 has a criminal named Leeroy Jenkins, and you just KNOW that Shawn has to shout it out.
** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom "Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger"]]
** "Heeeeere's Lassie" is full of them, from ''Film/TheShining'' to ''Film/RosemarysBaby''.
** Shawn sarcastically asks a Witness Protection agent [[spoiler:attempting to cover up an accidental murder by not-accidentally murdering the witness - the witness he's supposed to protect]] if he can [[Film/{{Wanted}} bend bullets.]]
** Shawn wonders where Desperaux [[Film/{{Batman}} get all those wonderful toys.]]
** When Shawn gets roped into helping the CIA to track a spy, he namedrops Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats during a fake psychic episode.
** In the finale, Chief Vik says that the SFPD has their
Has [[ShoutOut/{{Psych}} its own consultant, [[Series/{{Monk}} who is alphabetizing the victim's kitchen.]]
** Near Christmas, Shawn does the [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy Dance]] when he solves a case. The [[HilariousOuttakes "Psych-Out"]] at the end has Gus and O'Hara join in.
** In "The Head, The Tail, The Whole Damn Episode," Shawn asks Gus to warm up his [[APupNamedScoobyDoo Super Sniffer.]]
*** Gus' "Super Sniffer" has been referenced in other episodes as well.
** One Halloween episode had tons of {{Shout Out}}s to ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', complete with David Naughton.
** In "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead," Shawn realizes that Gus wasn't given credit for his help in [[ContinuityNod finding the dinosaur skeleton]] on display at the museum. His response? "Oh man, Gus is gonna have an aneurysm when he finds out. And [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer not the]] [[FunnyAneurysmMoment funny kind]], either."
** In "Romeo and Juliet and Juliet" Shawn is fighting a martial artist(long story) and he tries to use the [[Film/TheKarateKid Crane Kick]], along with the accompanying quote.
--> '''Shawn''': I do this right, you [[PunctuatedForEmphasis no. Can. Defend.]]
** The whole episode "Dual Spires" is made of shout-outs to ''Series/TwinPeaks''. A brief list: It features the Log Lady (one of the strange themes and original FramingDevice of ''Twin Peaks'') a murder victim named Paula Merral (an anagram of "Laura Palmer", the young woman whose murder touched off ''Twin Peaks''' story) who was known to run wild and was found wrapped in plastic next to a body of water. The opening theme is redone to sound like Twin Peaks'. The town is so small it appears on maps in parentheses. And then there's the final scene, which is nothing but Twin Peaks moments performed by Psych actors.
*** Far more directly, the guest stars are largely castmembers from ''Twin Peak''s, including Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs in the original, Bob Barker in the Psych episode), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne/Maudette Hornsby), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Dr. Gooden), and Lenny von Dohlen (Harold Smith/Sheriff Jackson).
** Shawn himself can be taken as one big {{homage}}. Let's see: a smart mouthed guy named Spencer is too wild to be a cop but he's a great detective, so he and his BlackBestFriend found a private detective agency where they take on cases that tend to become vastly more elaborate than they first seemed. [[{{Spenser}} I wonder where they got that idea.]]
** Shawn vs. The Red Phantom has a ''ton'' of fun with comic books and sci fi. There are numerous veiled references to comic books analogues, like [[Franchise/{{Batman}} a movie ruined by nipples on the action suit]]. Three characters are called [[Comicbook/RasAlGhul Talia]], [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Dent]], and [[Film/KillBill Beatrix]]. George Takei guest stars.
*** Dent could be [[ComicBook/TwoFace Harvey Dent]]. Additionally, there are background characters named Rob and Don, a shout out to ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.
** In one episode, Shawn and Gus visit a psychiatrist's office while on a case. Shawn introduces himself to the receptionist as [[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest R.P. McMurphy and his partner Cheswick]].
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Marina Sirtis]] in "Game, Set, Muuurder."
** In "The Breakup", Chief Vick mentions that [[Series/{{Monk}} the San Francisco Police Department had a consultant who was busy alphabetizing the kitchen]] of the victim's home.
** in "Disco Didn’t Die. It Was Murdered!" Shawn and Gus are dressed in 1970's psychedelic disco costumes, and reference the theme from ''Film/{{Shaft}}'':
--> '''Shawn:'''Ooh! I'm getting some serious jive, and it is fly! ... Oo. Yeah. The field is strong. Oo! I am gettin’ it. And it is one bad mutha—
--> '''Gus:''' Shut yo mouth!
--> '''Shawn:''' I’m havin’ a vision.
--> '''Gus:''' I can dig it.
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13th Mar '17 11:14:45 AM morenohijazo
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** One episode had Shawn suspect a fashion mogul of killing her husband right up until she died at his funeral. He then commented "Okay, probably not the wife." Ultimately subverted when it's learned that she actually did kill him. She died from the [[TimeDelayedDeath delayed effects]] of him [[MutualKill poisoning her]].
** As the show reaches its later seasons, this trope starts occurring almost OncePerEpisode.
5th Mar '17 4:40:58 PM nombretomado
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* PacManFever: Shawn's dad apparently plays ''{{Crackdown}}'' with an NES light gun.

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* PacManFever: Shawn's dad apparently plays ''{{Crackdown}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'' with an NES light gun.
22nd Feb '17 9:43:43 PM lilac
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** The passing mention is reciprocated in the book ''Mr. Monk Goes to Germany'', with Natalie referring to Gus attending one of her meetings of a group for assistants of "quirky" detectives.
22nd Feb '17 9:30:39 PM lilac
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** The passing mention is reciprocated in the book ''Mr. Monk Goes to Germany'', with Natalie referring to Gus attending one of her meetings of a group for assistants of "quirky" detectives.
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