On-screen dialogue establishes that Young Dean and Sam arrive at Truman in November of 1997. However, in the flashback right after Sam says, "Barry had a hard time," a banner can be seen congratulating the seniors of 1997. Either the poster is seven months out of date, or it should refer to the current Class of 1998.
Barry: That's your brother with Amanda Heckerman? He's so cool.
Young Sam: Yeah, he thinks so.
Young Dean: Kid's dead.
Young Sam: Dean.
Young Dean: I'm gonna rip his lungs out!
Young Sam: It's not a big deal.
Young Dean: Not a big deal? Sammy, look at yourself. If Dad was here...
Young Sam: He's not.
Young Dean: Well, I am. As soon as I'm finished with that dick...
Young Sam: Just shut up, okay? I don't need your help.
Young Dean: That's right, you don't. You could've torn him apart, so why didn't you?
Young Sam: Because I don't want to be the freak for once, Dean. I want to be normal.
Young Sam: Any word from Dad?
Young Dean: He called this morning, says it's going to be another week, at least. We weren't supposed to be here this long.
Young Sam: At least you got Amanda. She's cool.
Young Dean: Dude, she wants me to meet her parents. I don't do parents.
Dean: So what's our cover? FBI, Homeland Security, Swedish exchange students?
Dean: Today you will have the honor of playing one of the greatest games ever invented. A game of skill, agility, cunning. A game with one simple rule. Dodge. (nails kid with ball) Sorry.
Mr. Wyatt: You know this assignment was non-fiction, right?
Young Sam: Yes, Mr. Wyatt.
Mr. Wyatt: So you and your family killed a werewolf last summer, huh?
Dean: That ghost is dead. I'm gonna to rip its lungs out! Well, you know what I mean.
Dean: Ghost getting creative--well, that's super.
Dean: Well, we'd really like to pay our respects, Mr. McGregor. Umm, you mind telling us where Dirk is buried?
Dirk McGregor Sr.: Oh, he wasn't. I had him cremated.
Dean: All of him?
Dirk McGregor Sr.: Well, I kept a lock of his hair.
Dean: Oh, that's... that's nice. Where do you keep that?
Dean: All right, everybody stay where you are. You'll be okay.
Jock on Bus: Aren't you the P.E. teacher?
Dean: Not really. I'm like 21 Jump Street. The bus driver sells pot. Yeah.
Dean: I had to break into the principal's office to get this. Oh, and FYI, three of the cheerleaders are legal. Guess which ones.
Sam: Having fun?
Dean: (impersonating a gym teacher) The whistle makes me their god.
Sam: Right... nice shorts!
(an athlete collapses on top of Sam)
Sam: Little help.
Dean: He's giving you the full cowgirl.
Denmark: March 22, 2009 on TV3
UK: April 12, 2009 on ITV2
Australia: June 1, 2009 on Channel TEN
Sweden: June 7, 2009 on Kanal 5
Norway: June 18, 2009 on FEM
Portugal: July 20, 2009 on AXN
Spain: November 23, 2009 on AXN
Germany: January 11, 2010 on Sky Cinema Hits
Poland: May 7, 2010 on TVN7
New Zealand: May 12, 2010 on TV2
Czech Republic: August 6, 2010 on Prima COOL
Finland: July 5, 2011 on Sub
Slovakia: March 29, 2013 on Markiza
The episode is dedicated to the memory of Christopher F. Lima (rigging electrician) and Tim Loock (online editor).
Music: Long, Long Way From Home (Foreigner)
Referencing Afterschool Specials, which were ABC programs that aired in the late afternoon throughout the 1980s and were geared at children around the pre-teen age. They intended to teach the children moral lessons and covered topics such as drugs, alcohol, and sex.
Dean: Go have your Robin Williams "Oh Captain! my Captain!" moment.
This is a reference to the movie Dead Poets Society (1989) which stars Robin Williams as a dedicated teacher. At the end of the movie the main character (played by Ethan Hawke) stands up and quotes the famous lines "Oh Captain! my Captain!" from the poem that Walt Whitman wrote after Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
Dean: Look, Martha Dumptruck, Revenge of the Nerds, and Hello Kitty...
Martha Dumptruck is the name of a character from the 1988 movie Heathers starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 movie starring Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards who move into a fraternity of nerds and get revenge on the jocks. Hello Kitty references the Japanese cartoon cat with a bow of some sort on its left ear, and no mouth, created by Yuko Shimizu in 1974.
Dean: Coach Roth.
This is a reference to David Lee Roth, best known as the lead singer for the band Van Halen.
Dean: I'm like 21 Jump Street.
Referencing the TV series (1987-1991) starring Johnny Depp, Holly Robinson, Dustin Nguyen, and Peter DeLuise as young-looking police officers who went undercover as high school and college students.
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