The Mentalist: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

The Mentalist is an American police procedural TV series that started in 2008 and went on until 2015. They released 151 episodes on CBS. Here are some interesting facts about the show.

Number Fifteen: A lot of Episodes Have the Word ‘Red’ in Them

They intentionally did this, making sure every episode featured the name of this color until the death of red john. After this, the episode titles started having different color names in them. Observant fans might have noticed this.

Number Fourteen: The Lead Actress Has Had Awkward Fan Encounters

During one, in particular, she met a woman who saw her the day after she died on the show Prison Break. The woman was crying in relief to see Robin Tunney alive, and Robin had to awkwardly reassure her that it was just a show, not real life.

Number Thirteen: Actor Simon Baker Started Acting in 90s Heartthrobs

The Australian star started in both Home and Away and Heartbreak High. He also happened to do some backup dancing in Euphoria’s song Love You Right.

Number Twelve: The Mentalist Set a Record

Their 2008 episode, “Flame Red” had the highest ratings for the entire week. This was the first time that had happened since the extremely popular Desperate Housewives achieved this four years previous.

Number Eleven: Simon Baker Loves to Surf

Unlike his character in the Mentalist, Patrick Jane, he is quite physically adventurous. He loves partaking in sporty activities, including surfing, and greatly enjoyed a role in a previous film where he starred as a rugby player.

Number Ten: Tim Kang starred in Rambo

Though he’s best known for his part in the Mentalist, the actor has starred in quite a few other noteworthy roles. These include Rambo, The Office, and Chappelle’s Show.

Number Nine: An Episode Reunited Old Colleagues

In season five, episode two, a couple of guest stars acted in the show together. Some fans may have noticed that the actors, Anthony Martins and Ajay Mehta played brothers in C.S.I New York. We hope you enjoyed part one of this article. Check back soon for part two.