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  • Throughout Sam's life, he always wondered why his mom and dad were so easy on him. Whether it was sports, school, career choices, or picking on his little brother Kyle, Sam always got away with everything. Because of it, he decided to drop out of college and take a dead beat job, wasting most of his time playing video games and wishing he could ask his co-worker Andi out. However, everything changes in Sam's life once he turns 21 and finds out the reason his parents let him get over was because they sold his soul to the devil before he was born.Satan explains to Sam that he must serve as his bounty hunter, tracking down souls that have escaped from Hell. Initially, Sam refuses to accept his fate but he realizes the grave consequences of breaking a deal with the devil. He is armed with various vessels to collect the escapees. Sam finds that the work is dangerous and frightening even with the goof ball help of his friends and fellow slackers Sock and Ben, and Sock's former girlfriend, Josie. As bizarre as his life becomes, Sam feels good about his newfound "missions", removing evil souls from the world and sending them back to where they belong. Along with his friends and his vessel of the week, Sam prepares to face his destiny as the "reaper".The series is produced by ABC Television Studio in association with The Mark Gordon Company.moreless

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  • S 2 : Ep 13

    The Devil and Sam Oliver

    Aired 5/26/09

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Business Casualty

    Aired 5/19/09

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    To Sprong, With Love

    Aired 5/12/09

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    My Brother's Reaper

    Aired 5/5/09

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    No Reaper Left Behind

    Aired 4/28/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bret Harrison

    Samuel "Sam" Oliver

  • Tyler Labine

    Bert "Sock" Wysocki

  • Rick Gonzalez

    Benjamin "Ben" Gonzalez

  • Missy Peregrym

    Andi Prendergast

  • Ray Wise

    The Devil

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  • Quotes (461)

    • Mr. Oliver: Bad day? Sam: Let's see. I got chased by a pack of dogs, moved an air conditioner with my mind, and the Devil tried to carjack me. So over all, not a great day.

    • Sam: Stay away from her. I swear to God... Devil: Swear to who? I don’t play in the kiddie pool.

    • Sam: Wait. So, they’re not all little vacuums? DMV Demon: The boss gives you the vessel he thinks you can handle. You must be a real moron. (laughs)

    • Sock: Ned Schmecker! Meet the Schmecker Checkers! Sam: Nice...

    • Sock: Hey, no shame in community college, K-Fed. I almost went.

    • Sam: Ted says I’m on notice. Sock: So what? I live on notice.

    • Devil: This will help. A vessel. Handcrafted in the bowels of Perdition, by the iniquitous and the vile. (Sam looks blank) Oh, I forgot, you got 600 on the SATs, didn’t you?

    • Sam: Where were you? Sock: Gift shop. (holds up magic marker) Ben would want eyebrows. Ben would want eyebrows, and he would want us to give them to him.

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    Notes (102)

    • International Air Dates: Poland: Sunday, March 23, 2008, on AXN Sweden: Thursday, June 5, 2008 on Kanal 5 Latin America: Friday June 20, 2008 on Universal Channel Denmark: Monday, July 7, 2008 on Kanal 5 Norway: Saturday, January 3, 2009 on TVNorge Germany: Monday, April 20, 2009 on ProSieben Australia: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 on 7TWO

    • Music: Devil's Haircut (Beck), Deadwood (Dirty Pretty Things), Date With The Night (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Myth Takes (Chk Chk Chk), Devil in Me (22-20's), Into Your Dreams (Foreign Born), On An Evening in Roma (Dean Martin), Take You Over (Low Five), Lazy Eye (Silversun Pickups)

    • In the original pilot of Reaper, filmed in March 2007, the character of Andi was portrayed by The O.C.'s Nikki Reed. In late June it was reported that the female role had been recast, and that Heroes alumna Missy Peregrym had been taped as a replacement. No specific reason was given for the change. Reed's scenes were subsequently re-shot.

    • The actress who plays the DMV worker at the end of this episode is actress Christine Willes who also played Delores Herbig in the show Dead Like Me, to which Reaper has been compared.

    • On Reaper, Bret Harrison plays Sam Oliver. On FOX's The Loop, Harrison's last television series, which lasted for two seasons and a total of 17 episodes, he also portrayed a character named Sam.

    • International Air Dates: Sweden: Thursday, June 12, 2008 on Kanal 5 Denmark: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 on Kanal 5 Norway: Saturday, January 10, 2009 on TVNorge Germany: Monday, April 27, 2009 on ProSieben Australia: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 on 7TWO

    • Music: 3's & 7's by Queens of the Stone Age Believe by The Bravery Changes by Spencer Tracy Come With Me by Girls Love Shoes Hurricane by Division Day Into the Wind by Ostrich Head Last Thing by Richard Markman Watch Me Go by The Dollyrots

    • International Air Dates: Sweden: Thursday, June 19, 2008 on Kanal 5 Denmark: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 on Kanal 5 Latin America: Friday July 4, 2008 on Universal Channel Norway: Saturday, January 17, 2009 on TVNorge Germany: May 4, 2009 on ProSieben

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    Trivia (76)

    • When Andi is leaving the Work Bench meeting, you can tell from the length of her hair that it is Nikki Reed who portrayed Andi in the original pilot.

    • Trivia: After his car accident Sam returns home, and we see a sign that reads "667" (the street number of the Olivers' house). The number 667 is consecutive to 666, which symbolizes Satan/The Devil.

    • Towards the end of the show, we see Sam talking to Andi and we see that Sam was sporting a mustache and that he needed to shave. When the Devil appeared and talked to Sam in the next shot we see that Sam was already cleanly shaven.

    • Trivia: Sam's license plate is: 245 S4M (Washington State).

    • Vessel: toy monster truck with remote control

    • When Sam, Sock and Ben are talking on the dam after Arthur Ferrey has disappeared, Sam removes his right glove and undoes the hat. However, in the next shot, when the camera focuses on Sock, we see the hat done up and when the shot zooms out Sam still has both gloves on, but the hat is now undone again.

    • When Sam and Sock are talking over their plan and they start to get up, Sam leaves the remote control for the toy truck on the table, yet when he is shown next, it is in his hand.

    • Sam uses a girl's PDA in the bar, and it is the only time that he doesn't shock or get shocked by what he touches.

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    Allusions (51)

    • Sock: Eat it, Heat Miser! Heat Miser was a character from A Year Without A Santa Claus. He had the power to control heat and use fire.

    • Sock: Hey, no shame in community college, K-Fed. I almost went. K-Fed is short for Kevin Federline, who is primarily famous for being married to Britney Spears.

    • Sock: (To Sam) Yes! You are Neo, You're the One. This is a reference to the trilogy The Matrix, where Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, finds out that his world is nothing but an illusion created by machines that store all humans bodies to harvest their energy. Neo was The One, chosen to bring the machines domination to an end.

    • Sock: You Bruce Bannered that thing, man. This is a reference to Marvel's Dr. Bruce Banner, or as he is better known, The Incredible Hulk.

    • Sock: Abso-smurf-ly. A reference to the 80s cartoon The Smurfs. The Smurfs spoke a language almost exactly like English, but with random words and syllables replaced with "smurf."

    • Sock: Sunday! Sunday! SUNDAY! We'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need The Edge! A reference to the Monster-Truck commercials (the vessel being a toy one).

    • Sock: Mornin', Linda Blair! Linda Blair is the actress who played the possessed child in the movie "The Exorcist" in 1973. The most famous scene of the exorcism is when the girl rotates her head 360°. Linda Blair won a Golden Globe for "most promising female star" thanks to this role.

    • The Devil: The Lady doth protest too much, methinks. This is an allusion to Shakespeare's Hamlet, act 3, scene 2. Commonly misquoted with the methinks at the beginning.

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  • Fan Reviews (165)
  • Petition to bring back Reaper

    By jessemartinez7, Oct 28, 2013

  • Cool show!

    By chrismichael, Oct 10, 2013

  • By Se7enkai, May 14, 2013

  • Great show

    By elliothuertav, Apr 28, 2013

  • lets start a kickstarter!

    By wheelzofdoom89, Mar 17, 2013