What Is the Meaning Behind All the Pineapples in ‘Psych’?

Every Psych fan knows that pineapples are important to the show. But why? What is the meaning of the pineapples? Are they just a delicious fruit or is there something more to the story?

Fans would love to find out, since everything about Psych is interesting to those who love it. Knowing Psych, it’s bound to be something funny and interesting. The show always comes up with something you didn’t expect. And most likely the pineapples will follow that pattern.

What’s the story with the pineapples?

Psych cast (Dule Hill, James Roday, Maggie Lawson, and Kirsten Nelson)
Dule Hill, James Roday, Maggie Lawson, and Kirsten Nelson from Psych | Justin Baker/FilmMagic

According to USA Network’s website, there is a pineapple in almost every episode of Psych. Wow, that’s dedication! And it’s probably difficult for fans to always spot the fruit every time. If that’s the case, don’t worry.

There’s a website dedicated to spotting the pineapples in every episode of Psych. Of course, many fans have probably spotted all of them already. But if not, there’s always next time. It could be anywhere, so watch carefully.

What is the meaning of the pineapples in ‘Psych’?

According to the question asking website Quora, it’s all an inside joke. In the pilot episode, James Roday, who plays Shawn Spencer on the show, picked up a pineapple and said something about slicing it up for the road. Ever since then, it became a joke on set.

The fans picked up on it too and the pineapple became the symbol of Psych. This is just one example of the humor in Psych. You never know what you’re going to hear when you watch. It’s very spontaneous and always leaves you laughing.

Other examples of the humor of ‘Psych’

Psych also includes tons of pop culture references. There’s even a list of them from just Psych: The Movie on USA’s website. These references include Hallmark movies and Pokemon Go.

The humor in Psych is somewhat surprising. It always grabs you when you least expect it. All of the characters contribute to the humor of the show. From Shawn to Burton “Gus” Guster to Shawn’s father, Henry Spencer, everyone makes you laugh.

Why do the characters of ‘Psych’ make you laugh?

Shawn is the main character, so of course, he’s funny. Gus is his best friend and the two characters often play off of each other. Shawn and Gus often assist the police and work with characters like Carlton Lassiter and Juliet O’Hara, known as Lassie and Jules to Shawn. Lassiter’s so funny in spite of himself.

He takes himself far too seriously and it’s hilarious. He has no patience for Shawn, which Shawn of course exploits. Juliet is also very funny, definitely a match for Shawn. The two eventually date and fans love them, affectionately referring to them as “Shules.”

It’s a laugh fest from beginning to end. There’s something for everyone to laugh at, with a bunch of different types of humor. Psych is the kind of show that you love to watch. It keeps you interested and keeps you laughing the whole time.

And apparently, keeps you on the lookout for pineapples. Now fans who haven’t spotted the pineapples yet will probably feel like doing a rewatch. We understand. Whether you like pineapples or not, Psych is a great show to watch over and over.