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Spooked is a web series produced by Geek & Sundry. It is a Paranormal Investigation comedy series about the Paranormal Investigation Team ("P.I.T." for short), a group of ghost hunters who travel around the country and help people deal with occult situations. The team members are:

  • Connor (Julian Curtis), the team leader
  • Morgan (Ashley Johnson), the team's psychic and occultist
  • Lindsey (Neil Grayston), the team's tech expert
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  • Elliot (Derek Mio), the team's ghost hunter
  • Piper (Shyloh Oostwald), Connor's little sister and the team's "secret weapon" who can talk to ghosts

The series follows a Mystery of the Week structure with a subplot about a Love Triangle between Connor, Morgan and Elliot.


  1. "Paranormal Professionals"
  2. "Mixed Signals"
  3. "Brotherly Departed"
  4. "Exorschism"

Tropes associated with Spooked are:

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Lindsey. While being consistently skeptical about the existence of ghosts and often trying to find alternative explanations, he strongly believes that aliens are real.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: Episode 3. More bedsheet than ghost, as it turns out.
  • Break Them by Talking: The demon in Episode 4 tries this with the P.I.T. members, The Exorcist style.
  • Creepy Child: Piper.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Piper is quiet, always dresses in black and can talk to the dead. However, she is a genuinely nice child who helps the team in their work.
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  • Dead All Along: Matt, in Episode 3, is really a ghost who has been trying to snap his brother out of the delusion that he is the one who's a ghost.
  • Demonic Possession: Episode 4.
  • Fan Boy: Elliot. He is constantly referencing pop culture, mostly sci-fi and horror movies and seems to base his ghosthunting methods on them. Oddly enough, he is also familiar with The Notebook.
  • Hollywood Exorcism: Played straight throughout Episode 4.
  • Insult Backfire:
    Morgan: You're a little weird.
    Elliot: Thank you.
  • I See Dead People: Morgan and Piper (Piper in particular).
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Carol and D.J. (Dichen Lachman and Alison Haislip, respectively) in Episode 1.
  • Love Triangle
  • Not a Date: In Episode 2, Connor and Morgan have been to lunch together. She thought it was meant as a date, but he thought it was just a lunch between friends.
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  • Ouija Board: Episode 1. Morgan considers it a spiritual safety hazard.
  • Paranormal Investigation
  • Poltergeist: The invisible poltergeist in Episode 1 which haunts D.J. and Carol. It turned the TV on to static, threw furniture around, stacked objects randomly and sat on a bed once. Turns out that it was the ghost of D.J.'s mother who died, hence a picture of them together.
  • The Quiet One: Piper. In the first episode, she is practically a mute, but she speaks more and more as the series progresses, culminating in her reciting a Bible passage as part of an exorcism in Episode 4.
  • Shout-Out: Episode 1 is a shout-out to Film/Poltergeist, from the static on the TV to Carol's name to stacked objects to the "This house is clean" quote.
  • Skeptic No Longer: Lindsey leans towards this throughout the series.
  • The Stinger: While the first three episodes all had promos for the next episode play during the credits, the post-credit scene of the final episode shows Connor's ex Amanda, possessed by a demon, say "Wait till they get a load of me".
  • Tinfoil Hat: Elliot makes a bunch of them in Episode 2.
  • Unfinished Business: The ghosts in Episodes 1 and 3.
  • Who You Gonna Call?

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