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Supernatural: Hunteri Heroici

Rather than go to Heaven, Castiel chooses to join Sam and Dean as a hunter. On their first case, they investigate a series of strange deaths that seem based on cartoon reality.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x8
Production Number: 3X7808
Airdate: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

Director: Paul Edwards (1)
Writer: Andrew Dabb

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CW 23) Dec 02, 2012
AU (Eleven) Dec 03, 2012
NO (FEM) Jan 03, 2013
UK (E4) Jul 24, 2013
FI (Sub) Oct 30, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel

Guest Stars
Liane BalabanLiane Balaban
As Amelia Richardson
Amanda TappingAmanda Tapping
As Naomi
Brian MarkinsonBrian Markinson
As Stan Thompson
Mike FarrellMike Farrell
As Fred Jones
Catherine Lough HaggquistCatherine Lough Haggquist
As Detective Glass
Greg WebbGreg Webb
As Dr. Dwight Mahoney

Co-Guest Stars
Lisa ChandlerLisa Chandler
As Olivia Kobble
Maxine MillerMaxine Miller
As Sheila Tate
Lisa Marie DigiacintoLisa Marie Digiacinto
As Mrs. Frieling
Andrew ZacherAndrew Zacher
As Gary Frieling
Bryce HodgsonBryce Hodgson
As Orderly
Faustino Di BaudaFaustino Di Bauda
As Suicide Jumper
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In Oklahoma City, Gary Frieling meets his mistress Olivia Kopple in the park. He admits that he didn't think she would come after the last time, and Olivia admits that she didn't think so either. As they hold hands, Olivia hears Gary's heart thumping. He clutches at his chest and Olivia stares in horror as his heart beats out against his skin and then erupts outward...

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Episode Quotes
Dean: Garth has a safe-houseboat?
Sam: Dude, I don't even ask questions anymore.

Dean: What's the word, Cass?
Castiel: It's a shortened version of my name.
Dean: Yes, it is. I mean what's the word on the Word?

Amelia Richardson: Don't talk politics. Don't say anything bad about the Cowboys. And whatever you do, don't--do not use the words "moist" or "irregardless."
Sam: There goes my opener.

Castiel: What? I was being bad cop.
Dean: You were being bad everything.

Dean: She's right, you know. I mean, the whole heart jumping out of a guy's chest. The delayed fall. That's straight-up Bugs Bunny.
Castiel: So we're looking for some sort of insect-rabbit hybrid?

Dean: All right, well, let's gear up. It's wabbit season.
Castiel: I don't think you pronounced that correctly.

Dean: Cass. Let's go.
Castiel: I've almost cracked him.
Dean: Now.
Castiel: Hey, I'm not through with you. (walks away)
Cat: Dumbass.

Caption: Dean Winchester (Hunterus Heroicus) Dr. Mahoney (Grotesques Villainus)

Cultural References
Agent Names: Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Dean, Sam, and Castiel use the names of the folk rock supergroup members Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Detective Glass: Whatever you say, Scully.

Dana Scully is the female agent in the TV series The X-Files.

Sam: Like Woody Woodpecker or Daffy Duck.

Woody Woodpecker is an animated woodpecker created in 1940. Daffy Duck is one of the most popular of Warner Brothers' stable of animated characters (along with Bugs Bunny), and was created in 1937.

Dean: You know, uh, the Coyote chases the Road Runner.

Wile E. Coyote is the sometimes sympathetic antagonist to the Road Runner in the Warner Brother cartoons.

Dean: Maybe it's some--some crazy god who watched too much Robot Chicken.

Robot Chicken is a Cartoon Network half-hour program that uses stop-motion animation of action figures to perform parodies, often of animated and comic book characters.

Dean: Look, man, I hate those flying-ass monkeys as much as you do.

The flying monkeys are the minions of the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's Oz novels as well as the 1939 movie.

Dean: So this animaniac can step through walls?

The Animaniacs are cartoon characters on the Fox/WB series of the same name.

Dean: You go Invisible Girl and keep an eye on him.

The Invisible Girl, now Woman, is Sue Storm, a member of the comic book team Fantastic Four.

Dean: That's all, folks.

Dean saying "That's all folks!" is from the Warner cartoon which ended with Porky Pig saying the same thing.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerJeremy Carver  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Adam Glass  |  Robert Singer  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels
Supervising ProducerDaniel Loflin  |  Andrew Dabb
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Craig Matheson  |  Robbie Thompson  |  Serge LaDouceur
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund  |  Eugenie Ross-Leming  |  Brad Buckner
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorNicole Baer
CastingAlex Newman  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorGabriel Correa
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorWarren Dunlop
Script SupervisorTammy Bentz
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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