Sam says that the electrician, Billy Beaird, died in the giant fan. The brothers confirm that Beaird was cremated, but later Walter summons his spirit repeatedly to kill first Jay and then Marty.
Trivia: When the trailer for Hell Hazers 2 begins, the movie rating screen says Hell Hazers has been approved by the "American Association for Motion Pictures." In reality it is the "Motion Picture Association of America." Also, it says that the film has not been rated and underneath, in small print, it says "Not Yet Written, Cast, Shot, Edited or Scored."
Dean: Sam, check it out, it's Matt Damon.
Sam: Yeah, pretty sure that's not Matt Damon.
Dean: No, it is.
Sam: Well Matt Damon just picked up a broom and started sweeping.
Sam: Dude, you wanted to come to L.A.
Dean: Yeah, for vacation! I mean, swimming pools and movie stars. Not to work.
Sam: Does this look like swimming-pool weather to you, Dean? It's practically Canadian.
Dean: Oh, like Poltergeist?
Sam: It could be a poltergeist.
Dean: No, no, no. Like the movie, Poltergeist. (Sam looks confused) You know nothing of your cultural heritage, do you?
Brad: Who says horror has to be dark? It's kind of depressing, don't you think?
Brad: Uh, excuse me, green-shirt guy? Yeah, yeah, you, come here. Could you get me a smoothie from Craft?
Dean: You want a what from who?
Dean: What's a PA?
Sam: I think they're kinda like slaves.
Sam: So what do you think?
Dean: Well, I think being a PA sucks, but the food these people get? Are you kidding me? I mean, look at these things, they're like miniature Philly cheese steak sandwiches, they're delicious! (offers one to Sam, who looks grossed out)
Sam: Maybe later.
Martin: Jay, the poor guy killed himself. Like, for real. Shouldn't we shut it down or something?
Jay Wiley: We had a moment of silence for him at breakfast. He was just a studio guy.
Tara: Why would a ghost be afraid of salt?
McG: What do you think?
Marty: I'm not married to salt. What do you want? Are we still sticking with condiments?
McG: Mmm, it just sounds different, not better. What else would a ghost be scared of?
Walter: You gotta be kidding me.
Marty: What would a ghost be scared of? Maybe, uh, maybe shotguns.
McG: That makes even less sense than salt.
Dean: This map is totally worth the $5 bucks. Hey, we gotta go check out Johnny Ramone's grave when we're done here.
Sam: You want to dig him up too?
Dean: Bite your tongue, heathen!
(Trailer for "Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning")
Announcer: They never forgive. They never forget. And this summer they're coming back again to settle the score... AGAIN!
Sam: You know, maybe the spirits are trying to shut down the movie because they think it sucks. 'Cause, I mean, it kind of does.
Walter: You two can leave, but Martin's gotta stay.
Dean: Sorry, can't do that. It's not that we like him or anything, it's a matter of principle.
Martin: I cannot believe there's an afterlife.
Dean: Oh, there's an afterlife all right. But mostly it's a pain in the ass.
Sam: How's it going in here?
Dean: It's going really good, man. Tara has really stepped up her performance. I think it's probably from all the sense memory stuff she's drawing on.
Sam: Sense memory?
Sam: Dean, you know when I ask how it's going here I'm talking about the case, right? We don't really work here.
Wendy: But if they're in Hell, how can they hear us?
Mitch: They must have super-hearing!
(Sam and Dean stop the fan)
Martin: You are one hell of a PA!
Dean: I know.
Sam: After seventy-five years, she suddenly goes homicidal. I mean, why now?
Dean: I don't know. Maybe she's mad they're making a scary flick.
Sam: Come on. Is it really that scary?
There is no Then and Now like in previous episodes.
Music: Green Peppers by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, I've Got the World on a String by Frank Sinatra
Injoke: One of the people who died on Stage 9 in 1966, due to a run-in with a giant fan, is an electrician named Billy Beaird. Billy Beaird is a best boy electrician who works on Vancouver productions.
Injoke: Many of the crew on Hell Hazers II shown on the trailer are crew on the show: Robert Ulrich (casting), Jerry Wanek (production designer) Serge Ladouceur (director of photography), and Jay Gruska (music)
Injoke: The main actress likes to take Polaroids of the cast to "kill time." This is a reference to Jensen Ackles' pastime on set, taking photos of the cast and crew in between takes.
Denmark: May 6, 2007 on TV3
Australia: June 4, 2007 on Ten
Portugal: July 9, 2007 on AXN
Germany: April 22, 2008 on Premiere Serie
Italy: August 26, 2008 on Rai2
The Netherlands: April 5, 2009 on NET5
New Zealand: May 29, 2009 on TV2
In-Joke: Brad Redding, the studio guy who keeps trying to make strange changes to the show, is played by Gary Cole. Gary Cole starred in the series Crusade which had poor ratings that many blamed on strange changes forced on the show by the studio.
In-Joke: When Sam and Dean go to confront Martin about the summoning rituals contained in the script, we catch a glimpse of three movie posters on the wall of the office where Martin is found on the phone. The middle poster is for a movie called Monster Truck and features the truck from the 13th episode of Season 1, "Route 666."
Injoke: While eating the mini Philly cheese steaks, Dean comments on how wonderful the food is that these people get to eat. This is a joke referencing the fact that during the entire first season of shooting this show, the cast and crew constantly complained about how bad the Craft Services was. It improved for the second season when a new company was brought in to provide that service.
In-Joke: The tour guide mentions a place where they shot Lois & Clark. Robert Singer, executive producer of Supernatural, was also the executive producer of Lois & Clark.
In-Joke: The set they are using to the movie, is like a replica of the movie The Evil Dead, and the script is very similar to the movie.
In-Joke: For the movie, McG and Marty are tossing around ideas of what a ghost might be afraid of. They say that salt is silly, but shotguns make even less sense than salt. Sam and Dean frequently use shotguns loaded with salt to dispel ghosts.
In-Joke: Just before they start the shot with the actors in the cabin the sound clapperboard says Roll 6, Scene 6, Take 6. It is a reference to the number of the "Beast," 666 has been used in countless horror movies and TV.
In-Joke: When Dean goes to talk to Tara he says he loved her in Boogeyman and she says it had a terrible script. Boogeyman was written by show creator Eric Kripke.
In-joke: At one point, a rack of Sam and Dean's costumes is rolled by, and Sam gives it a long glance.
In-joke: Near the beginning when Brad is complaining about why the movie is so dark and that it should be lighter is referencing how dark fans say many of the episodes of Supernatural are, especially the pilot. In many places it is so dark it is difficult to see what is going on.
In-Joke: in the beginning of the show when Tara has problems with screaming at the tennis ball, the director,"McG", tells her that it is for the CG registration and that when Ivan and the effects guys get done with it, it will be terrifying. Ivan Hayden is the Visual Effects Supervisor for 13 episodes of Supernatural, including the Season 2 finale. And interviews with Jensen and Jared have included stories of how they have had to deal with acting to a tennis ball or painted X on the floor and then later seeing what the CG crew has managed to cook up for the scene.
The Hell Hazer II ad used scenes from "Scarecrow," "Route 666" "Bloodlust," and "Dead Man's Blood."
In-joke: Regan Burns who played the film's director is called "McG." Referencing executive producer Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol.
In-joke: Sam mentions that the Los Angeles weather is like Canadian weather. They are actually filming in Canada.
The name of this episode is from the book of the same title written by Kenneth Anger detailing the scandals of celebrities from the 1900s to the 1950s.
Tour Guide: To the right here is Stars Hollow, it is the setting for the television series Gilmore Girls.
Referencing the WB (now CW) series that started in 2000 and stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. Jared Padalecki (Sam) starred on the series as Rory Gilmore's boyfriend, Dean.
Dean: What, you mean like Poltergeist?
This line is a direct reference to the movie Poltergeist (1982), in which a ghost frequently haunts a house with a little girl.
Dean: You know this is where they filmed Creepshow?
Referencing the 1982 movie Creepshow, directed by George Romero and starring Stephen King, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, and E.G. Marshall.
Dean: It's like 3 Men and a Baby all over again.
3 Men and a Baby is a 1987 movie starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg. A rumor has persisted for many years that the figure of a ghostly spirit of a dead boy and the gun that he killed himself with appears in the movie.
Dean: Hey, we gotta go check out Johnny Ramone's grave when we're done here.
Johnny Ramone (real name John Cummings) was a founding member and the guitarist of the punk band The Ramones. He died of cancer at the age 55 on September 15th, 2004 at his home in Los Angeles.
Dean: Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs...
This is an allusion to the 1988 movie, Die Hard starring Bruce Willis, in which a New York cop meddles with terrorists as they hold hostages in an LA office building.
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