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Supernatural: #THINMAN

The brothers investigate a mysterious murder that was apparently caused by a ghost, and discovers that the Ghostfacers, Ed and Harry, are already on the case. However, the facts don't add up and the Winchesters realize that something more is going on.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x15
Production Number: 4X5066
Airdate: Tuesday March 04th, 2014

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Writer: Jen Klein

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Mar 17, 2014
UK (E4) Apr 14, 2015


Guest Stars
A.J. BuckleyA.J. Buckley
As Ed Zeddemore
Travis WesterTravis Wester
As Harry Spengler
Travis WesterTravis Wester
As Harry Spengler
Nicholas CarellaNicholas Carella
As Deputy Norwood
Nicholas CarellaNicholas Carella
As Deputy Norwood

Co-Guest Stars
Maria MarlowMaria Marlow
As Betty Miles
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In Springdale, Washington, a girl, Casey Miles, is taking selfies of herself when she hears someone moving in the hallway. She goes out to check but finds nothing, and confirms that her mother is still gone. Casey goes back in her room and checks her photos, and sees a photo of a burned figure behind her. She turns and sees the figure is still there, and then runs to the closet and calls 911. Before the operator can get any information, the figure appears behind her and kills her with a knife...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Wind and The WaveThis House is a HotelCasey in her bedroom

Episode Quotes
Harry Spengler: Ah, the Winchesters. Yay.
Ed Zeddemore: Says nobody.
Harry Spengler: Ever.

Harry Spengler: I've waited all my life for this. Amazon me, bitches.
Dean: I will shoot you... bitches.

Harry Spengler: First of all, hell no. And--and quit raining on my rainbow.
Ed Zeddemore: Rainbows can't happen without rain.
Harry Spengler: Don't use science with me.

Harry Spengler: All alone, deep in the woods, a man could lose his marbles being so close to the blade of doom. Lucky for us, I'm really good at marbles.

Dean: So you're Thinman, huh? That would make sense if it didn't look like you just ate a fat camp.

Ed Zeddemore: It's Scooby Doo time, douche bag. Take off the mask. I know you're not Thinman. You're just a me-me.
Harry Spengler: Ed, it's pronounced "meme."
Ed Zeddemore: It's spelled M-E-M-E.
Harry Spengler: The second "E" is silent.
Ed Zeddemore: You're a me-me, a man-meme, and I invented you.

Cultural References
Dean: You two clowns are going to get into that Mystery Machine outside and you're gonna leave town or I'm gonna put holes in your knees.

The Mystery Machine is the psychedelically-painted van that Scooby Doo and the gang drive around in, in the various Scooby Doo TV shows and movies.

Dean: And what about the rest of the Bad New Bears, huh?

The Bad News Bears is a 1976 comedy movie about a ragtag Little League team who rally and make it to the championship game with the aid of their alcoholic coach.

Harry: 50 Shades of way too much protein.

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic novel with lots of elements of sadism, domination, and bondage.

Norwood: I figured it wouldn't hurt to go a little Medium, you know.

Medium (2005-2011) is a paranormal TV series about a housewife with psychic abilities.

Sam: And when did viral go from that baby chimp falling out of a tree to killer Candid Camera.

Candid Camera is a long-running TV series that stages stunts and then secretly captures unsuspecting persons' reactions and play them back for an audience.

Dean: Okay, this all sounds like Sad Times at Bitchmont High.

Fast Time at Ridgemont High is a 1982 teenage sex comedy, featuring lots of nudity but also looking seriously at several teen issues of the time.

Harry: You crashed the Jenga Tower of our lives.

Jenga is a popular game, marked by Hasbro and created in Sweden in the 1970s. The object is to take a tower made up of 54 wooden blocks and remove blocks, one player at a time. The person who collapses the tower loses.

Dean: Just a couple of douche bags doing the Scream thing.

Scream (1996) is a post-modern horror movie where the characters are fans of horror movies. The killers in the movie take advantage of and play upon the typical actions and stereotypes of slasher movies.

Ed: It's Scooby Doo time, douche bag. Take off the mask.

In the various Scooby Doo series, Scooby's bad guys wear incredibly detailed masks that make the user look exactly like whatever monster they're impersonating, no matter how different their face and head shape are from the monster.

Norwood: And what we have here is a Frankenstein situation.

Norwood refers to Dr. Victor Frankenstein, the literary character created by Mary Shelley in 1818 in Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. Frankenstein reanimates a body made from stitched-together corpses and it goes out of his control.

Episode References
This is the third time that Sam and Dean have encountered purely human killers. The last time was in Season 4 in "Family Remains".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerAdam Glass  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Robert Singer
Co-Executive ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Jim Michaels  |  Eric Charmelo  |  Nicole Snyder
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Robbie Thompson
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Craig Matheson  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerEugenie Ross-Leming  |  Brad Buckner
Associate ProducerPablito C. Tancinco
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorDonald Koch
CastingPatrick Rush  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorGabriel Correa
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Assistant EditorBruce Gorman
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Executive ConsultantMcG  |  Eric Kripke
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
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