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Supernatural: Fallen Idols

Sam and Dean take on their first post-reunion case when a man is killed in a head-on collision... in a parked car in a garage. The brothers soon realize that the killer is taking on the appearance of famous real-life icons and killing their greatest fans, and a wax museum holds the key to locating the killer.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x5
Production Number: 3X5205
Airdate: Thursday October 08th, 2009

Director: James L. Conway
Writer: Julie Siege

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Mar 03, 2010

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (42 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Paris Hilton
As Leshii

Guest Stars
Daryl Shuttleworth
As Sheriff Rick Carnegie

Co-Guest Stars
Brad Dryborough
As Abraham Lincoln
Paul McGillion
As Jim Grossman
Robert Clarke (1)
As Cal Hopkins
Paul Statman
As Museum Owner
Bruce Harwood
As Professor William Hill
Jo-Ann Fernandes
As Consuela Alvarez
Emily Tennant
As Girl #1
Anja Savcic
As Girl #2
Cynthia Mendez
As Waitress
Main Cast
Jared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In Canton, Ohio, Cal Hopkins invites his friend Jim Grossman over and takes him to the garage. They're both James Dean fans, and Cal has finally managed to purchase "Little Bastard," the cursed car that Dean was driving when he died. Cal prepares to start it up and Jim goes to get a camcorder to record the historical event. Cal gets in the car and the radio starts on its own. The temperature drops in the garage. Outside, Jim hears the car starts up and goes to investigate. He discovers that Cal is dead in a head-on collision... even though the car is standing stock still...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jeff BeckSuperstitionSam and Dean leave Canton

Episode Quotes
Dean: Dude, he's short.
Sam: Hey, Gandhi was a great man.
Dean: For a Smurf.

Dean: Is that Gandhi?
Sam: Yeah!
Dean: Dude, he's squirelly.

Dean: Let me get this straight. Your, uh, ultimate hero was not only a short man in diapers, but he was a fruitarian.
Sam: That's not the point.
Dean: That is good. Even for you, that is good.

Dean: Not a word.
Sam: Dude, you just got whaled on by Paris Hilton.

Cultural References
Sam: So, this is like Christine?

Stephen King wrote the novel Christine in 1983, and John Carpenter adapted it into a movie later that year. The movie's title character is a killer car possessed by the spirit of its psychopathic owner, who takes over a teenager who buys the car and uses the car to commit murder.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Ben Edlund  |  Sera Gamble  |  Robert Singer (1)  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Jim Michaels
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Jeremy Carver  |  Serge LaDouceur
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorTom McQuade
CastingEric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerRuss Hamilton (2)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Production CoordinatorJudith Swan
Supervising Sound EditorCharlie Crutcher
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorJulie Siege
Key Makeup ArtistSarah Graham
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Warning: Supernatural season 5 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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