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Supernatural: Pac-Man Fever

Charlie calls in Dean and Sam on a case of corpses with liquified organs, but they soon discover that she has an ulterior motive. Meanwhile, Sam continues to weaken after completing the second trial.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x20
Production Number: 3X7820
Airdate: Wednesday April 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Apr 29, 2013
NO (FEM) May 24, 2013
UK (E4) Sep 04, 2013
FI (Sub) Jan 22, 2015


Guest Stars
Felicia DayFelicia Day
As Charlie Bradbury
Lynda BoydLynda Boyd
As Dr. Jennifer O'Brien

Co-Guest Stars
Nicholas EkrenNicholas Ekren
As Teenager #1
Manny JacintoManny Jacinto
As Teenager #2
Rhea FedorchukRhea Fedorchuk
As Gertrude Middleton
Jonathan HersJonathan Hers
As Djinn Teenager
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Dean wakes up and finds himself sitting in an Army office base dating back to the 50s. he's wearing an Army uniform and discovers that the door is barricaded shut. Dean slides the barricade away and goes outside, and discovers dozens of bloody corpses in the hallway. One of them is holding a newspaper dated 1951, while the signs on the wall say that it's Fort Brennan. A growling figure comes down the corridor and approaches Dean.....

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ChopinNocturne in E Flat Major 
Katrina & The WavesWalkin' on SunshineCharlie tries on dresses

Episode Quotes
Charlie Bradbury: I also found a series of books by Carver Edlund. Did those books really happen? Wow. That is some meta-madness. Thanks for saving the world and stuff. (to Sam) Sorry you have zero luck with the ladies.
Sam: Wha...? We need to find every single copy of those books and burn them.
Charlie Bradbury: They're online now, so good luck with that.

Dean: No brothers or sisters?
Charlie Bradbury: Actually, I have two.Their names are
Xbox and PS3.

Sam: What took you so long?
Dean: I stopped for gas. Shut up. The body's in here.

Dr. Jennifer O'Brien: Do you know what I smell on you?
Charlie Bradbury: Deodorant? A little pee, maybe?
Dr. Jennifer O'Brien: Fear.

Charlie Bradbury: Come with me if you want to live. I always wanted to say that.

Cultural References
Title: Pac-Man Fever

Pac-Man is a video game mascot, the first one to receive widespread popularity. The character is a yellow dot (sometimes with eyes), which races around a maze and gobbles up dots, while dodging four ghost enemies.

Charlie: So, you gonna invite me into your dungeon, or do I got to answer your questions three first?

In Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), the knights must answer three of the bridge-keeper's questions to cross the Bridge of Death.

Dean: Uh, Special Agent Hicks. This is my partner, Special Agent Ripley.

Ripley and Hicks are the main characters in the 1986 movie Aliens.

Dean: We'll come back later when Doris Do-Right isn't here anymore.

Dudley Do-Right is a cartoon character, a turn-of-the-century Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, who battles Snidely Whiplash and fights crime with the aid of his loyal horse, Horse.

Dean: Yeah, whatever you say, Wargames.

Dean is referring to the 1983 movie WarGames, which features a teenage computer hacker who inadvertently sets off World War III.

Dean: Does this mean we need to take Silkwood showers now, or is this still a case?

Silkwood is a 1983 movie based on the life of Karen Silkwood. A worker at a plutonium manufacturing plant, she undergoes a shower decontamination in one scene.

Dean: Who the hell is she--Jason Bourne?

Jason Bourne is the protagonist in a series of novels starting with The Bourne Identity in 1980, written by Robert Ludlum. They were subsequently adapted into a TV movie in 1988 and a movie franchise in 2002.

Charlie: Wilhelm scream.

A "Wilhelm Scream" is a stock sound effect of a man screaming, originally from the 1951 movie Distant Drums. Since then it has been used in hundreds of movies, including Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

Charlie: 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.

Charlie: She'd read me The Hobbit.

The Hobbit is a 1937 novel by JRR Tolkien, a prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy. It chronicles the adventures of a young hobbit who goes on a quest with a group of dwarf warriors.

Dean: Always wanted to get Troned.

Tron is a 1982 Disney movie set inside a digitized virtual reality universe where programs are individuals and a real-world game programmer is sucked in to fight in the arenas.

Charlie: I love you.
Dean: I know.

The two characters echo the exchange between Princess Leia and Han Solo in the movie The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Robert Singer  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Jeremy Carver  |  Adam Glass
Co-Executive ProducerJim Michaels  |  Peter Johnson
Supervising ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Craig Matheson  |  Robbie Thompson  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerBrad Buckner  |  Ben Edlund  |  Eugenie Ross-Leming
Associate ProducerPablito C. Tancinco
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
Post Production SupervisorShawn Wagoner
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Third Assistant DirectorKevin Royce
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Assistant Art DirectorAndrei Andrianko
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
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