Supernatural

Bugs

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/8/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Dean and Sam arrive in a town checking up a report of a mysterious death, and stop at a realtor's open house barbecue. Sam meets the realtor's son Matt, who is fascinated with bugs. Soon the town is invaded by swarms of deadly bugs, and there may be no way out.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric Kripke

  • Jensen Ackles

    Dean Winchester

  • Carrie Genzel

    Lynda Bloome

  • Robert Singer (II)

  • Tyler Johnston

    Matt Pike

  • Fan Reviews (75)
  • Was this episode really as bad as we all remembered?

    By arkanitoo, Aug 21, 2014

  • Lazy Writing

    By revjeremyduncan, Sep 01, 2013

  • Ewwwww, Bugs!!!

    By lanamissy, Jul 09, 2013

  • worst episode in tv history

    By TerrenceJones1, May 06, 2013

  • 108-"Bugs

    By williambrickman, May 21, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Sam: Joe White Tree? We'd like to ask you a few questions, if that's all right. Dean: We're students from the university. Joe White Tree: No, you're not. You're lying. Dean: Umm, well, truth is... Joe White Tree: You know who starts sentence with "truth is"? Liars. Sam: Have you heard of Oasis Plains? It's a housing development near Atoka Valley. Joe White Tree: I like him. He's not a liar.

    • Sam: I respected Dad. But no matter what I did, it was never good enough. Dean: So what are you saying? That Dad was disappointed in you? Sam: Was? Is... and always has been. Dean: Why would you think that? Sam: Because I didn't want to bow hunt... or hustle pool because I wanted to go to school and live my life, which in our whacked-out family made me the freak.

    • Sam: So how do we break the curse? Dean: You don't break a curse. You get out of its way.

    • Sam: Well, Dad never treated you like that, you were perfect. He was all over my case. You don't remember? Dean: Well, maybe he had to raise his voice, but sometimes you were out of line. Sam: Right! Right, like when I said I'd rather play soccer than learn bow hunting. Dean: Bow hunting's an important skill.

    • Dean: Growing up in a place like this would freak me out. Sam: Why? Dean: The manicured lawns and "How was your day, honey?" I'd blow my brains out. Sam: There's nothing wrong with normal. Dean: I'd take our family over normal any day.

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    Notes (5)

    • Music: Rock of Ages (Def Leppard), No One Like You (The Scorpions), Rock You Like a Hurricane (The Scorpions)

    • "Bugs" is one of Eric Kripke least favorite episodes. In the Supernatural: The Official Companion - Season 1 he states: "Robert Singer begged me not to do it because we wouldn't be able to accomplish it on the time and money, and I demanded we go ahead with it anyway. And the result was we weren't able to do what we wanted."

    • They were really dealing with real bees in this episode. However Jared and Jensen had to wear normal clothes. Yes, they did get stung. Jensen got stung first and Jared laughed at him, but then Jared sealed his fate. He went to sit down, and then he got a bee sting on his bottom.

    • The town of Oasis Plains is a fictional town in Oklahoma.

    • International Airdates: Denmark: February 26, 2006 on TV3 Portugal: November 27, 2006 on AXN France: December 11, 2006 on TF6 Italy: March 27, 2007 on RaiDue Germany: December 10, 2007 on ProSieben The Netherlands: August 24, 2008 on NET5

    Trivia (11)

    • There is no Oklahoma Gas & Power. In reality, the workers in the teaser would be working for Oklahoma Gas & Electric (or OG&E) and their trucks would be orange.

    • About 2min 45 seconds into the show, as Travis is running to the hole, we can see the camera crew following him. Their shadows appear right below the sinkhole.

    • Right after Sam has been in the hole, he and Dean are talking in the car. Sam talks and you see they drive by a pickup truck, Dean talks, and when Sam talks again they drive by the exact same truck at the exact same spot.

    • After Sam comes back out of the hole after trying to see what was down there, he doesn't have any dirt on his clothes, not even on his white shirt. There's no way he could have come out clean from that small, deep hole.

    • At around 7:20 (and onwards), as Sam and Dean drive away from the hole, the car window to the left of Sam appears to either have plastic sheeting on it, or a heavy rain pattern despite the fact that the rest of the windows on both side only have a few dots of water.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Dean: Yeah, the whole Timmy-Lassie thing. Lassie was a Emmy-winning TV show based on a boy (Timmy), the profound connection between him and his collie (Lassie) and his ability to come to the aid of those in trouble.

    • Sam: You watch Oprah? The Oprah Winfrey Show is a long-running daytime talk show with many celebrity guests. The topics on the show are mainly geared towards women -- hence Sam's astonishment with Dean being familiar with the show.

    • Dean: Like Willard? 1971 movie (remade in 2003) about a lonely man who uses his unusual bond with the rats he lives with to exact revenge on the coworkers who put him down.

    • Dean: (to Sam) You're like the blonde chick in The Munsters. Marilyn Munster was the blonde-haired, all-American member of the Munster family, a family of monsters, and therefore considered herself the freak.

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