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Supernatural: The Real Ghostbusters

Sam and Dean are tricked into attending the world's first Supernatural fan convention, where Chuck Shurley is the guest of honor. Bemusement turns to surprise when they discover that several real ghosts are haunting the live role-playing ghost hunt.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x9
Production Number: 3X5209
Airdate: Thursday November 12th, 2009

Director: James L. Conway
Story: Nancy Weiner
Teleplay: Eric Kripke

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Mar 31, 2010

Guest Stars
Robert Patrick BenedictRobert Patrick Benedict
As Chuck Shurley (as Rob Benedict)
Emily PerkinsEmily Perkins
As Becky Rosen
Devin RatrayDevin Ratray
As Dean 2 / Damian
Ernie GrunwaldErnie Grunwald
As Sam 2 / Barnes
Crystal LoweCrystal Lowe
As Latisha Gore Actress

Co-Guest Stars
John ShawJohn Shaw
As Hook Man Fan (Fritz)
Amitai MarmorsteinAmitai Marmorstein
As Tim
Connor StanhopeConnor Stanhope
As Little Boy #2
Jonathan BruceJonathan Bruce
As Convention Manager
Ken Lawson (2)Ken Lawson (2)
As Hotel Manager
Teagan Rae AvoledoTeagan Rae Avoledo
As Latisha Gore
Kayla DoerksenKayla Doerksen
As Maid Actress
Darien ProvostDarien Provost
As Little Boy #1
Connor BeardmoreConnor Beardmore
As Little Boy #3
Luke GairLuke Gair
As Little Boy #4
Paul AndrichPaul Andrich
As Killer Clown Fan
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Sam and Dean receive a text message from Supernatural author Chuck Shurley, who asks them to come to the Pineview Hotel. They arrive and spot Chuck, but he says he didn't text them and has no idea why they are there. However, he quickly realizes that someone took his cell phone: Becky, Sam and Dean's biggest fan. She finds them and insists they need to come into the hotel and see what's going on. Chuck apologizes in advance and the brothers discover that the hotel is hosting the world's first Supernatural convention. Fans of the series are dressed up as their favorite characters, including plenty of Sam and Dean lookalikes...

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Episode Quotes
Convention Manager: Welcome to the first annual Supernatural convention. Uh, at 3:45 in the Magnolia Room we have the panel "Frightened Little Boy to Secret Life of Dean." And at 4:30, there's the "Homoerotic Subtext of Supernatural." And of course, the big hunt starts at 7 p.m. sharp.

Dean: Well, you sure look lovely tonight. Especially for a dead chick.
Latisha Gore Actress: Buddy, I have heard that line 17 times tonight, okay? And all from dudes wearing MacGyver jackets. But you seem different.
Dean: How so?
Latisha Gore Actress: Well, you don't seem scared of women.

Chuck Shurley: So what does the future hold for Sam and Dean? Well, uh, how do you feel about angels? Yeah. you know, because let me tell you, they're not nearly as lame as you think.

Chuck Shurley: Uh, no, there's really no such thing as a Croatoan Virus for... down there. You really should see a doctor.

Becky Rosen: Look, Sam, I'm not going to lie. We had undeniable chemistry. But like a monkey on the sun, it was too hot to live.

Sam: Oh, hey, Chuck, look. If you really want to publish more books, I guess that's okay with us.
Chuck Shurley: Wow. Really?
Sam: No, not really. We have guns and we will find you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Ben Edlund  |  Sera Gamble  |  Robert Singer  |  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
EditorNicole Baer
CastingEric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Key GripHarvey Fedor
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
GafferChris Cochrane
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
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