Season 3 Episode 13


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 24, 2008 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Whilst investigating the haunted Morton Mansion, Sam and Dean run into a couple of familiar faces and become inadvertent participants in a new reality show named Ghostfacers. As events turn deadly and the team are trapped in the house, the investigation becomes a battle to survive until morning.moreless

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  • why bad reviews?

    I can only assume that the negative reviews are because if you're new to the Supernatural series then this episode might seem to come out of nowhere and stray from the style to which you've grown the Winchester's perspective determining what is it/how do we kill it and not

    while in a different method of presentation, this episode still holds creep factor as well as a moment or 2 to tug at the heartstrings. all in the midst of parodying the ghost hunting television shows that had been at the height of their popularity at the time this episode was released. don't worry. The supernatural that you've grown to love is not going anywhere. the stray from the norm has a purpose, but it's to be enjoyed as part of what makes this episode a rare gem of its own.moreless
  • Worst Episode so far.

    i also have been watching the show season by season for the 1st time as well. and i HATE reality tv with a passion. i am not a fan of ghost shows that are on Syfy or any other channel. they just aren't my taste. it's just a matter of ones taste. for people who enjoy shows like that you may enjoy this one, but as for me i hated it. i also hate shaky cam as well. and i get dizzy watching stuff like this. i never know what's going on and i suffer from ADD as well so that doesn't help.

    a bad thing that shows do nowadays is they do at least 1 episode where it's like this, reality tv of some sorts. and it takes me out of the show 100% and it's always the worst episode they EVER did and ever will do. i've never seen one show do it well. X-files just to name a few have done it and with . since there are shows like that on tv. it may fit a bit better doing that on a show like that. but on Supernatural i just could not tell what the hell was going on. and i don't like that. movies do this nowadays as well. and i don't like it than either. the only funny parts in it, is the guys getting bleeped

    and the end when well you will just have to see for yourself. you will at least get one or two good laughs from that.moreless
  • Crappy Reality TV on a Bad Acid Trip

    I just started watching Supernatural 6 days ago -- I've done nothing but work my way through seasons 1, 2 and 3. I am currently listening to this episode but not watching because the shaking-asred home-video thing is pissing me the hell off. If this show hadn't been 900% kick awesome up until now, I would be done. Cas in season 4 better make up for this terrible episode. I watch to see Sam and Dean kick-butt, not Ed and Harry wave cameras around and high five. >:Imoreless
  • Haha a dumb episode, but finally Dean says the F word :P

    Yea this episode was a total let down from the amazing previous 'Just in bello' episode. But dean said the F word, but it was censored with a little cartoon skull on his lips... :)
  • funny + REFRESHING ... worth watching for a laugh

    Every fan I know warned me about this episode beforehand but I actually loved it. The concept was fun on its own and seeing Sam and Dean have to deal with a bunch of silly amateurs had me giggling like a schoolgirl. I can see how some found the shaky camera-work and other "documentary" effects tiresome, but you could tell the writers had a lot of fun with this one and it's a thoroughly enjoyable episode if you open yourself up to it. I thought it was a great little "break" within the season, much like a 'clip show' episode would be for a sitcom - gives us a rest from the main storyline and lets the show poke fun at itself.moreless
A.J. Buckley

A.J. Buckley

Ed Zeddmore

Guest Star

Dustin Milligan

Dustin Milligan

Alan J. Corbett

Guest Star

Brittany Ishibashi

Brittany Ishibashi

Maggie Zeddmore

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Dean busts through the bomb shelter door Sam is wearing the party hat, but when he goes to untie Sam the hat is gone.

    • When the second echo shows up Dean asks the Ghostfacers if it was the same echo they saw before. Sam and Dean watched the video of the first echo so they would have known it was not the same one.

    • When Ed and Harry entered the house, we can see that Ed was wearing night vision goggles while Harry was holding a flashlight pointing from time to time at Ed. The light from the flashlight can destroy the goggles and temporarily blind the one who was wearing them during that time.

    • This is the first episode where we hear (albeit bleeped) and see crude, "four letter" profanity from the Winchester brothers.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Maggie: Ed has been obsessed with the supernatural since we were kids. Then, he meets Harry at computer camp and love at first geek.

    • Ed: Now, if you received this tape, you must be some sort of big-wig network executive. Well, today is your lucky day, mister.
      Harry: Because the unsolicited pilot you are about to watch is the bold new future of reality TV!
      Ed: Hmmm, we know you've had it hard during the crippling writers' strike.
      Harry: Lazy fat cats.
      Ed: Who needs writers when you've got guys like us? Our team faced horrible horrors to bring you the footage that will change your world forever. So strap in for the scariest hour in the history of television.
      Harry: In the history of your life.
      Ed: Strap in for….
      Together: Ghostfacers!

    • Dean: Seriously, does looking at this nightmare through that camera make you feel better or something? I mean…
      Maggie: Um... I... uh... oh, yeah. Yeah, I think so. Uh-huh.

    • Sam: (reading pamphlet) Huh. Survival Under Atomic Attack. An optimist.

    • Harry: You know, Corbett, we just, oh gosh, we just like to think that you're out there watching over us.
      Ed: As far as we're concerned you're not an intern anymore. You have more than earned full Ghostfacer status. Plus it would be cool to have a ghost on the team.

    • Dean: Listen, you and Rambo need to get the hell outta here.
      Ed: (laughs) Listen here, Chisel Chest, okay, we were here first. We've already set up base camp and we beat you.

    • Maggie: Wait. Didn't you guys get, like a permit or something?
      Ed: A permit?
      Harry: That's a good idea for next time.

    • Harry: I don't really like rats. They're gross. Rats are like the rats of the world.

    • Spruce: What's this guy Daggett's problem, anyway?
      Sam: Loneliness.
      Dean: What, he's never heard of a RealDoll?

    • Harry: Ed, you got to go be gay for that poor dead intern! You got to send him into the light.

    • Ed: Here we were, thinking we were teaching you, and all this time you were teaching us... about heart, about dedication, and… about how gay love can pierce through the veil of death and save the day.

    • Sam: I mean, it's bizarre how y'all able to, to honor Corbett's memory while grossly exploiting the manner of his death. Well done.

    • Dean: Hey, Ed, listen to me. There's some salt in my duffel. Make a circle and get inside.
      Ed: Inside your duffel bag?
      Dean: In the salt, you idiot!

    • Sam: Well, it's 12:04, Dean. You good? You happy?
      Dean: Yeah, I am happy.
      Sam: "Let's go hunt the Morton House," you said. "It's our Grand Canyon."
      Dean: Sam, I don't wanna hear it.
      Sam: You got two months left. Instead, we're gonna die tonight.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Music: American Band (Grand Funk Railroad), Hocus Pocus (Focus), It's My Party (Lesley Gore)

    • Injoke: Ed's line about the "crippling writers' strike" references the the WGA (Writers Guild of America) strike which delayed the original airing of this episode several weeks.

    • Injoke: This is a spoof of the SciFi series Ghost Hunters, a reality-based series featuring a team of real-life paranormal investigators who work regular jobs during the day and investigate hauntings at night under the cover of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society).

    • This is the first time the cast & crew credits occur at the end of the episode. This was done to preserve the feel of the Ghostfacers show.

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: May 14, 2008 on Warner Channel
      UK: June 8, 2008 on ITV2
      Australia: June 8, 2008 on Channel 10
      Norway: August 31, 2008 on TVNorge
      Spain: November 17, 2008 on AXN
      Sweden: November 30, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Portugal: January 29, 2009 on RTP 2
      Germany: March 16, 2009 on Premiere Film
      Finland: July 16, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: April 16, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: October 6, 2010 on Markiza


    • Dean: Listen, you and Rambo need to get the hell outta here.
      Referencing the series of action films starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, Vietnam-era Green Beret, most recently in Rambo (2008).

    • Sam: Daggett was the Norman Bates stuff-your-mother kind of lonely.
      Referencing Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 movie Psycho starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. Perkins plays Norman Bates, a hotel owner suffering from a split personality, who pretends to be his dead mother and kills anyone unfortunate enough to cross "her" path.