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Supernatural: What's Up, Tiger Mommy?

Kevin insists that the Winchesters take him to check on his mother Linda and they discover that she's being watched by demons. Once they free Linda, she insists on going with them to protect her son as they recover the tablet.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x2
Production Number: 3X7803
Airdate: Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CW 23) Oct 10, 2012
AU (Eleven) Oct 22, 2012
NO (FEM) Nov 22, 2012
UK (E4) Jul 03, 2013
FI (Sub) Sep 18, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel

Guest Stars
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Osric ChauOsric Chau
As Kevin Tran
Ty OlssonTy Olsson
As Benny
Lauren TomLauren Tom
As Linda Tran
Alex DiakunAlex Diakun
As Mr. Vili
Jonathan WalkerJonathan Walker
As Beau (as Jonathan Lloyd Walker)

Co-Guest Stars
Tyler JohnstonTyler Johnston
As Alfie / Samandriel
Graem BeddoesGraem Beddoes
As Clem Smedley
Rachel AberleRachel Aberle
As Bank Clerk
Wayne BakerWayne Baker
As Jerry
Kim KondrashoffKim Kondrashoff
As Purgatory Monster
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


An old man, Mr. Vili, arrives at a bank in Chicago and asks to see his safe-deposit box. The clerk is surprised when he says that it's box number one. She removes it and Vili removes a small metal box from inside the box. He opens it and takes out a bone, and tells the clerk that it's a very valuable bone. Vili then tells her that he's making a withdrawal and stabs her with the bone...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Reverent Horton HeatThe Devil's Chasing MeKevin and Linda get tattoos

Episode Quotes
Dean: You smell it, Sammy?
Sam: Burning flesh?
Dean: Revenge. So close.

Beau: Oh, if you're worried about the safety of the Prophet, rest assured we have a strict "no casting, no cursing, no supernaturally flicking the two of you against the wall just for the fun of it" policy.

Crowley: Well, if you're gonna to make an omelet, sometimes you have to break some spines.

Linda Tran: Stay away from my son!
Crowley: Charming. Defiling her corpse has just made number one on my to-do list.

Dean: And if Leviathan wanna take a shot at us, let 'em. We ganked those bitches once before, we can do it again.

Dean: Plan "C" tanked.
Crowley: Maybe you should try Plan "D" for dumbass.

Cultural References
Title: What's Up, Tiger Mommy?

What's Up, Tiger Lily? is a 1966 comedy movie with overdubbed dialogue on a serious Japanese spy film, International Secret Police: Key of Keys.

Kevin: Have you ever seen The Exorcist?

In the 1973 movie The Exorcist, Linda Blair played a demon-possessed child, Regan MacNeil.

Sam: Agents Neil and Sixx.

Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx are musicians with Motley Crue.

Dean: Well, thank you, Mr. Peanut!

Mr. Peanut is the mascot of Planters' Peanuts, and is naked except for a top hat, cane, and monocle.

Crowley: Listen to Moose, Squirrel.

"Moose" and "Squirrel" are the names that Boris Badenov uses for Bullwinkle and Rocky in the animated The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerAdam Glass  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Jeremy Carver  |  McG  |  Robert Singer
Co-Executive ProducerJim Michaels  |  Peter Johnson
Supervising ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerRobbie Thompson  |  Serge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek  |  Craig Matheson
Consulting ProducerEugenie Ross-Leming  |  Brad Buckner  |  Ben Edlund
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorJames Pickel
CastingAlex Newman  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorPam Lawrence
Assistant EditorKenji T. Yasutake
Post Production SupervisorPablito C. Tancinco
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
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