When Psych first started, no one knew how popular it would suddenly become. That was six years ago! Created by Steve Franks, he blames the I-Spy the Pineapple show on his years of working in the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland.
Not only does Franks’ band, The Friendly Indians sing the theme song, he has incorporated much of his personality into the show, giving life to characters such as the eidetic memory, charismatic Shawn Spencer, (James Roday), a fake psychic detective that aids the Santa Barbara Police Department on cases that are too bizarre for them to solve on their own. Gus Burton (Dule Hill) as his straight-laced, super-smeller, tap-dancing partner, his now girlfriend Detective Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson), lead detective and squirrel hater Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), overseer of the police compound Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson) and the may-or-may-not be dead former detective Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen).
There is no other show like this on television right now. Each episode is full of twists and turns, humor and drama, and manages to pay homage to shows like Twin Peaks, Clue, Star Wars, and every single 80’s reference you can think of.
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