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** The hot air balloon in the Season 6 episode "Neil Simon's Lover Retreat" looks like cheap '90s CGI, and no attempt is made to disguise it.


* SpecialEffectFailure: In the season three episode about the arsonist, [[spoiler: the heavy-set arsonist sets himself on fire and turns into what's clearly a stuntman who's a lot skinnier than the actor is]].

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** The tower scene in the Season 3 episode "Daredevils!" has a really obvious green screen background.
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In the season three episode about the arsonist, [[spoiler: the heavy-set arsonist sets himself on fire and turns into what's clearly a stuntman who's a lot skinnier than the actor is]].

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: In "Lights, Camera, Homicidio" Juliet attempts to befriends a new female cop, which culminates in the cop filing a complaint against Juliet for harassment. This is supposed to be a lesson to the friendly, bubbly Juliet that she needs to be more professional in the workplace, a useful Aesop. However, the cop is unnecessarily rude to Juliet from the beginning, and the complaint seems to indicate that the cop is overly paranoid and shows that she can't healthily interact with her own coworkers.

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* AccidentalAesop: By repeatedly showing how easy it is for Shawn to convince people he's psychic when his knowledge about them always comes from other channels and his own observation, the show can easily be read as a warning to "Never trust people who claim to be psychic."


* JerkassWoobie: Yeah Lassiter can be a dick but the man [[ButtMonkey suffers through so god damn much]].

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* JerkassWoobie: Yeah Lassiter can be a dick but the man [[ButtMonkey suffers through so god damn much]].

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* FriendlyFandoms: There's a lot of overlap between fans of ''Psych'' and fans of ''Monk'', thanks to both shows' comedic nature and quirky, hyper-observant protagonists.

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** Juliet spends much of the episode "You Can't Handle This Episode" angry at Shawn for believing her brother is involved in the cover-up of a murder, claiming it's because he can't handle someone else having a healthy relationship. A few seasons later and it's revealed that, to Juliet, that was one of the few positive relationships in her family that she had, given her father is a con-man and her stepfather is a degenerate gambler. Her attitude makes a lot more sense.

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** Shawn's general tendencies in Season 4 to get a lot of details wrong and generally come off as more of an IdiotHero than before: he's a lot more prideful after capturing Santa Barbara's most notorious serial killer, and thus has an inflated ego. He then goes through a BreakTheHaughty thanks to Mr. Yin and his pride returns to pre-Yang levels in the following seasons.


* RetroactiveRecognition: As this is filmed in [[StargateCity Vancouver]], you see quite a few cameo cases of this, especially from USA and Creator/{{Syfy}} series.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: As this is filmed in [[StargateCity Vancouver]], UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}, you see quite a few cameo cases of this, especially from USA and Creator/{{Syfy}} series.

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** During a car chase in the season 4 episode "Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark", Shawn makes a joke that he'd "rather not be Paul Walker right now". Paul Walker died in a car accident in 2013.


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** [[SerialKiller Mr. Yin]], also known as [[ItsAllAboutMe Karl Rotmensen]], is a [[FauxAffablyEvil suave]], depraved sociopath and one of Shawn Spencer's most personal enemies. After grooming his partner [[spoiler:and daughter]] Yang into becoming a killer like him, the pair would force the police to play twisted games with an innocent person's life on the line. When Yin first appears, he makes his presence known by murdering a waitress and posing her corpse like a yin-yang symbol. He then goes on to stab police consultant Mary Lightly to death before kidnapping Shawn's friend Juliet and his girlfriend Abigail, and [[SadisticChoice forcing him to choose]] between preventing the former from falling to her death or saving the latter from drowning. When he reappears, Yin lures Shawn and his best friend Gus to his home, where he forces Shawn to watch as he tries to poison Gus while promising him a "special" death afterwards. A heartless madman who kills for the thrill of it, Yin's appearances [[KnightOfCerebus severely darken the tone]] of what's an otherwise lighthearted buddy comedy show.
** ''Psych: The Movie'': [[TheSociopath Allison Cowley]] is the apprentice of the aforementioned Mr.Yin, and the BigBad of TheMovie. In her first appearance in the season five finale, she passed herself off as a helpless victim of Yin to Shawn, only to lure them into one of Yin's traps. Beaten by Juliet, Cowley returns for revenge in the movie, and proves that even without her mentor's influence she can still be just as monstrous. Ordering her men to [[CopKiller gun down Juliet's partner]], Cowley later kidnaps Chief Vick's teenage daughter to lure the heroes to Alcatraz. When she reveals herself to the Psych crew, she coldly shoots her right-hand man dead, claiming that [[DisproportionateRetribution his accent was getting on her nerves]]. Telling the gang that she has strapped a bomb to Vick's daughter that will go off in twenty minutes and kill them all unless they find it, Cowley orders her remaining minions to kill the heroes as slowly as possible before finally getting her rematch with Juliet. Unapologetically psychotic and willing to hurt others just to spite her rival, Cowley managed to [[KnightOfCerebus darken the tone]] of the show with each appearance she made.

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''Series/{{Psych}}'':
** [[SerialKiller Mr. Yin]], also known as [[ItsAllAboutMe Karl Rotmensen]], from seasons 4 and 5, is a [[FauxAffablyEvil suave]], depraved sociopath and one of Shawn Spencer's most personal enemies. After grooming his partner [[spoiler:and daughter]] Yang into becoming a killer like him, the pair would force the police to play twisted games with an innocent person's life on the line. When Yin first appears, he makes his presence known by murdering a waitress and posing her corpse like a yin-yang symbol. He then goes on to stab police consultant Mary Lightly to death before kidnapping Shawn's friend Juliet and his girlfriend Abigail, and [[SadisticChoice forcing him to choose]] between preventing the former from falling to her death or saving the latter from drowning. When he reappears, Yin lures Shawn and his best friend Gus to his home, where he forces Shawn to watch as he tries to poison Gus while promising him a "special" death afterwards. A heartless madman who kills for the thrill of it, Yin's appearances [[KnightOfCerebus severely darken the tone]] of what's an otherwise lighthearted buddy comedy show.
** ''Psych: The Movie'': [[TheSociopath [[BigBad Allison Cowley]] is the apprentice [[BastardUnderstudy apprentice]] of the aforementioned Mr.Yin, and the BigBad of TheMovie. Mr. Yin. In her first appearance in the season five 5 finale, she passed herself off as a helpless victim of Yin to Shawn, only to lure them into one of Yin's traps. Beaten by Juliet, Cowley returns for revenge in the movie, and proves that even without her mentor's influence she can still be just as monstrous. Ordering her men to [[CopKiller gun down Juliet's partner]], Cowley later kidnaps Chief Vick's teenage daughter to lure the heroes to Alcatraz. When she reveals herself to the Psych crew, she coldly shoots her right-hand man dead, claiming that [[DisproportionateRetribution his accent was getting on her nerves]]. Telling the gang that she has strapped a bomb to Vick's daughter that will go off in twenty minutes and kill them all unless they find it, Cowley orders her remaining minions to kill the heroes as slowly as possible before finally getting her rematch with Juliet. Unapologetically psychotic and willing to hurt others just to spite her rival, Cowley managed to [[KnightOfCerebus darken the tone]] of the show with each appearance she made.


** [[SerialKiller Mr. Yin]], also known as [[ItsAllAboutMe Karl Rotmensen]], is a [[FauxAffablyEvil suave]], depraved sociopath and one of Shawn Spencer's most personal enemies. After grooming his partner [[spoiler:and daughter]] Yang into becoming a killer like him, the pair would force the police to play twisted games with an innocent person's life on the line. When Yin first appears, he makes his presence known by murdering a waitress and posing her corpse like a yin-yang symbol. He then goes on to stab police consultant Mary Lightly to death before kidnapping Shawn's friend Juliet and his girlfriend Abigail, and [[SadisticChoice forcing him to choose]] between preventing the former from falling to her death or saving the latter from drowning. When he reappears, Yin lures Shawn and his best friend Gus to his home, where he forces Shawn to watch as he tries to poison Gus while promising him a "special" death afterwards. A heartless madman who kills for the thrill of it, Yin's appearances [[KnightOfCerebus severely darken the tone of what's an otherwise lighthearted buddy comedy show]].

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** [[SerialKiller Mr. Yin]], also known as [[ItsAllAboutMe Karl Rotmensen]], is a [[FauxAffablyEvil suave]], depraved sociopath and one of Shawn Spencer's most personal enemies. After grooming his partner [[spoiler:and daughter]] Yang into becoming a killer like him, the pair would force the police to play twisted games with an innocent person's life on the line. When Yin first appears, he makes his presence known by murdering a waitress and posing her corpse like a yin-yang symbol. He then goes on to stab police consultant Mary Lightly to death before kidnapping Shawn's friend Juliet and his girlfriend Abigail, and [[SadisticChoice forcing him to choose]] between preventing the former from falling to her death or saving the latter from drowning. When he reappears, Yin lures Shawn and his best friend Gus to his home, where he forces Shawn to watch as he tries to poison Gus while promising him a "special" death afterwards. A heartless madman who kills for the thrill of it, Yin's appearances [[KnightOfCerebus severely darken the tone tone]] of what's an otherwise lighthearted buddy comedy show]].show.


** [[KnightOfCerebus Mr. Yin]], also known as Karl Rotmensen, from the season 4 and 5 finales, is an even more depraved [[SerialKiller murderer]] than his former apprentice [[spoiler:and daughter]] Yang. He introduces himself by murdering several people and arranging the corpses in a Yin Yang symbol. A fan of Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Yin murders police psychologist Mary Lightly in a manner reminiscent of the staircase scene from ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. Using this theme as a distraction, he kidnaps the hero Shawn's girlfriend and forces Shawn to choose between catching Yin or saving her. When he reappears, he continues attempting to murder Shawn and everyone close to him. Even worse, he admits that he never loved [[spoiler:his daughter—who he raised to become a serial killer herself, thus making him responsible for her killings--yet he was still angry when Shawn indirectly inspired her to finally stand up to him. He's not angry he lost his daughter, he's angry he lost a tool]]. A cold blooded sociopath who admits that he commits murders ForTheEvulz and doesn’t have any excuse for his actions, he stands out as one of the only villains to genuinely frighten Shawn.

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** [[KnightOfCerebus [[SerialKiller Mr. Yin]], also known as [[ItsAllAboutMe Karl Rotmensen, from the season 4 and 5 finales, Rotmensen]], is an even more a [[FauxAffablyEvil suave]], depraved [[SerialKiller murderer]] than sociopath and one of Shawn Spencer's most personal enemies. After grooming his former apprentice partner [[spoiler:and daughter]] Yang. He introduces himself Yang into becoming a killer like him, the pair would force the police to play twisted games with an innocent person's life on the line. When Yin first appears, he makes his presence known by murdering several people a waitress and arranging the corpses in posing her corpse like a Yin Yang yin-yang symbol. A fan of Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Yin murders He then goes on to stab police psychologist consultant Mary Lightly in a manner reminiscent of the staircase scene from ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. Using this theme as a distraction, he kidnaps the hero to death before kidnapping Shawn's friend Juliet and his girlfriend Abigail, and forces Shawn [[SadisticChoice forcing him to choose choose]] between catching Yin preventing the former from falling to her death or saving her. the latter from drowning. When he reappears, he continues attempting to murder Yin lures Shawn and everyone close his best friend Gus to him. Even worse, his home, where he admits that he never loved [[spoiler:his daughter—who he raised to become a serial killer herself, thus making him responsible for her killings--yet he was still angry when forces Shawn indirectly inspired her to finally stand up watch as he tries to him. He's not angry he lost his daughter, he's angry he lost poison Gus while promising him a tool]]. "special" death afterwards. A cold blooded sociopath heartless madman who admits that he commits murders ForTheEvulz and doesn’t have any excuse kills for his actions, he stands out as one of the only villains to genuinely frighten Shawn.thrill of it, Yin's appearances [[KnightOfCerebus severely darken the tone of what's an otherwise lighthearted buddy comedy show]].

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** Among the series' one shot characters, Nigel St. Nigel is a fan favorite: partially due to his [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilariously over-the-top assholishness]], but also because he's being played by the ever-hammy, [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-devouring]] Tim Curry to boot.

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