Psych makes fun of The Mentalist: A supercut of all the times the USA show took shots at its CBS rival (VIDEO).

Here’s a Supercut of All the Potshots Psych Took at The Mentalist

Here’s a Supercut of All the Potshots Psych Took at The Mentalist

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Sept. 6 2015 2:17 PM

Here’s a Supercut of All the Potshots Psych Took at The Mentalist

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To state the obvious, Psych and The Mentalist are very similar shows. The former is a breezy romp, the latter a dark procedural, but both star crime-fighting men whose uncanny powers of observation are often mistaken for clairvoyance. As such, Psych, which debuted two years before The Mentalist, featured many a joke about how a certain CBS drama had copped its premise.

Those digs have been deftly compiled in this supercut; stick around for the concluding barb, which nicely illustrates how Psych’s writers never took themselves, or The Mentalist’s suspiciously familiar conceit, too seriously.

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