Psych television dating show
The actor names and title were shown on game cards similar to those of the cards of suspects in Clue.
Henry and Shawn have a difficult relationship, but despite this, Henry reluctantly helps Shawn on various occasions.To avoid being sent to jail, Shawn uses his observational skills to convince the police that he is psychic.The interim police chief warns Shawn that if his "powers" are fake, he will be prosecuted.As a child, Shawn was taught by Henry to hone his powers of observation and deduction, often using games and challenges to test him.Each flashback also sets the theme for the episode.Shawn originally becomes known as a psychic when, after calling in tips on dozens of crimes covered on the news which help the police to close the case, the police become suspicious of his knowledge.
The police theorize that such knowledge could only come from the "inside" and they decide to arrest him as a suspect.
Many of the overlooking helicopter shots and set-up shots (in which the exterior of the Santa Barbara Courthouse is shown) are actually filmed in Santa Barbara. The music, effects, and sound design for "The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus" were created by Fred Weinberg.
The animated segments "The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus" were created by J. The theme song for Psych is "I Know You Know" by The Friendly Indians, series creator Steve Franks' band.
The flashbacks usually involve Shawn and Gus being taught a lesson by a young Henry Spencer (Shawn's father), who wishes that his son would follow in his footsteps and become a law enforcement officer.
These lessons often play a role for the climax of the episode.
All the original main cast would return for the TV movie, which was directed by series creator, Steve Franks, and screenplayed by Franks and series star, James Roday.