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Supernatural: Party on, Garth

Dean's one-time hunting partner, Garth, calls him in when he runs up against an invisible monster that disembowels its victims. Garth and the Winchesters soon discover that someone has invoked a shojo, an alcohol spirit that someone can only see when they're drunk. Meanwhile, the Winchesters consider the possibility that Bobby's spirit is trying to contact them.


Episode Info


Episode number: 7x18
Production Number: 3X7068
Airdate: Friday March 30th, 2012

Director: Philip Sgriccia
Writer: Adam Glass

Alternate Airdates:

NO (FEM) Mar 04, 2012
UK (sky LIVING) Oct 17, 2012
FI (Sub) Jun 09, 2014

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (13 Votes cast)

Trailer


 
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Special Guest Stars
DJ QuallsDJ Qualls
As Garth Fitzgerald IV
Recurring

Guest Stars
Terry David MulliganTerry David Mulligan
As Randy Baxter

Co-Guest Stars
Andrew FrancisAndrew Francis
As Lee
Recurring
Eric KeenleysideEric Keenleyside
As Jim McAnn
Recurring
Alex KlinerAlex Kliner
As Cab Driver
Julia Rhodes (2)Julia Rhodes (2)
As Marie McAnn
Jan BosJan Bos
As Coroner
Karissa TynesKarissa Tynes
As Chris' Girlfriend
Kasey Ryne MazakKasey Ryne Mazak
As Japanese Chef
Shauna JohannesenShauna Johannesen
As Lillian McAnn
Burkely DuffieldBurkely Duffield
As Ray McAnn
Megan CharpentierMegan Charpentier
As Tess McAnn
Iain BelcherIain Belcher
As Trevor McAnn

Uncredited
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Recurring
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester

Recap

In Junction City, KS, Four teenagers are camping out in the woods and one of tem is telling the other three about the legend of Jenny Greentree, who froze to death in the winter seated beneath a nearby tree. The brother of one of the campers, Trevor McAnn, stumbles drunk out of the woods, startling him. His brother Ray complains and Trevor dares him to call their father Jim and report him. As they talk, Trevor suddenly sees something coming out of the woods, although the others can’t see anything. Trevor stumbles into the woods and they hear him scream. When Ray goes to find his brother, he discovers him lying on the ground, his stomach ripped open...

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Episode Notes
Mr. Fizzles is credited as "Himself."




Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bell Biv DeVoePoisonGarth's theme song


Episode Quotes
Sam: Say, either of you heard of Thighslapper Ale?
Garth: Is that a stripper or a beverage?

Sam: I mean, can you even get drunk anymore? It’s kind of like drinking a vitamin for you, right?
Dean: Shut up.

Dean: You have the CEO of the douchiest microbrew in the U.S. gagged in your hot tub? You really think that’s gonna end well?
Garth: I’m not feeling the love.



Episode Goofs
The website that Sam checks out says that the shojo has a red face and hair.



However the creature on screen clearly does not.




Cultural References
Title: Party on, Garth

Garth is Garth Algar, played by Dana Carvey, on the SNL Wayne's World sketches and subsequent movies.

Chris' Girlfriend: What do you want, Top Gun?

In the 1986 movie Top Gun, the pilot wear sunglasses just like Garth does.

Sam: Just wish it wasn’t like the damn tape from The Ring.

The 2002 movie The Ring featured a ghost that looks similar to the Shojo spirit.

Garth: Come with me if you want to live!

This line is spoken in all of the Terminator movies as well as The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Dean: All right, well if it wasn’t Bobby, then what Jedi’d that sword into my hand?

The Jedi from the Star Wars movies can move things with their mind, and often summon their light sabers to their hand using the Force.

Dean: Instant Swayze, right?

Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who can move objects through sheer willpower, in the movie Ghost (1990).



Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Sera Gamble  |  McG  |  Robert Singer (1)
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels  |  Adam Glass
ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin  |  Todd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerCraig Matheson  |  Jerry Wanek  |  Serge LaDouceur
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorDonald Koch
CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Alex Newman  |  Eric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorGabriel Correa
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerPatricia Hargreaves
Key GripHarvey Fedor
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerJanet McCairns
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Executive ConsultantEric Kripke
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorRobbie Thompson
Key Makeup ArtistJuliana Vit
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
"A" Camera OperatorBrad Creasser
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
 
Warning: Supernatural season 7 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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