What Carlton Lassiter Can Teach You about My Behavior…

How’s it going? I hope you enjoyed Episode 6 of the podcast (although what I’ve been planning may have to be extended out to a couple weeks because it’ll take longer than I planned, provided what comes of it).

Let’s get to it.

Today I’m going to jaw a little about Psych. I probably have before, but if you don’t know, the bulk of it was a TV show over a decade or so old that followed a “psychic detective” named Shawn Spencer, who was really just an excellent observer.

Timothy Omundson played Carlton Lassiter in the Psych TV show (and Shamus McTiernan in the Disney show Luck of the Irish, as in “despite our nerves of steel, he did his best to Shamus.”)

Moving on…

At the very end of the original Psych series (before the musical and the movies, at least), Shawn Spencer sent a DVD to Lassie telling him lots of things. And right before Shawn confesses that he was never a real psychic…

Lassie rips the DVD out of the player and throws it away.

This fact of Shawn duping everyone was something he long suspected (probably), but he wanted to keep the mystery alive. And maybe on some level, Lassie wanted to stay ignorant of what was really going on…for what reason, I’m not sure.

There are points in my writing journey I’ve been like Lassie–on the cusp of knowing something could be amiss, or could be better, and ignoring things a little bit, or pretending it’s not what it really is.

That’s why I try to get out of my bubble every once in a while–it helps remind people I’m alive, and I get valuable feedback.

But I don’t think I do it nearly enough as is necessary.

And in that sense, I think we need to watch the whole DVD, so to speak.

Tomorrow is Triple F. Be sure to stop by.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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