The town of Milan, Ohio, is plagued by a series of calls where the victims are contacted by dead loved ones, and urged to commit suicide. When Dean and Sam investigate, Dean gets a call of his own and the two brothers are soon at odds.
When Sam is trying to get out of the cables binding him there is blood on his wrist. When he is fighting the crocotta there is no sign of blood.
Near the end of the episode, it is revealed that the crocotta uses the phone lines to communicate with people, yet he still managed to call a toy phone earlier in the episode. During the episode's first scene, the crocotta was also able to call Ben Waters even after Ben had ripped his phone from the phone jack.
Trivia: BustyAsianBeauties was a website previously mentioned in "Tall Tales."
When Lanie is on the computer talking to her "mother," the closed captioning flashes lyrics to Scandal'us' Make Me Crazy even though no music is playing.
Dean: Pack your panties, Sammy. We're hitting the road.
Dean: Wow, man, a couple of civvies are freaked out by some ghosts. Newflash, Sam--people are supposed to be freaked out by ghosts!
Lanie: (to Sam) Since when does a phone guy drive a rental or wear a cheap suit?
Sam: We should summon Ruby.
Dean: I'm not gonna have this fight with you.
Sam: She says she knows how to save you.
Dean: Well, she can't.
Sam: Oh, really? You know that for sure?
Dean: I do.
Dean: Because she told me, okay?
Dean: She told me...flat out... she could not save me. Nobody can.
Sam: And you just somehow neglected to mention this to me?
Dean: Well, you know, I really don't care what that bitch thinks and neither should you.
Sam: So what? Now you're keeping secrets from me, Dean?
Dean: You really want to talk about who's keeping secrets from who?
Sam: So you two were talking a case?
Dean: No we were uh, we were actually talking about our feelings. And then our favorite boy bands. Yeah, we were talking a case.
Dean: Mrs. Waters, withholding information from the police is a capital offense. (Sam clears throat) In some parts of the world, I'm sure.
Dean: I just talked to an 84-year old grandmother who's having phone sex with her husband who died in Korea.
Dean: Completely rocked my understanding of the word "necrophilia."
Sam: I mean, Dad? You really think it was Dad?
Dean: I don't know. Maybe.
Sam: Well, what did he sound like?
Dean: Like Oprah. It was Dad, he sounded like Dad, what do you think?
Sam: (about demon) And it's following you because...?
Dean: I guess I'm big game, you know? My ass is too sweet to let out of sight.
Sam: Dean, it's not Dad.
Dean: Then what is it?
Sam: A crocotta.
Dean: Is that a sandwich?
Stewie: Yeah! That's what happens when you mess with the phone company, dillweed!
Sam: There's nothing wrong with having hope, you know.
Dean: Hope doesn't get you jack squat.
Dean: And the only one person who can get me out of this thing is me.
Sam: And me.
Dean: "And me"? What, deep revelation, having a deep moment here. That's what you come back with? "And me"?
Sam: Do you want a poem?
Dean: Moment's gone.
Dean: Wow, you know, you'd think that Stanford education and a high school hook-up rate of 0.0 would produce better results than that.
Sam: So, what the hell is going on here, Dean?
Dean: Beats me. Better find out soon. This thing's turning into Spook Central.
Dean: Is that uh, BustyAsianBeauties.com?
Stewie: No... maybe.
Dean: Word to the wise. Platinum membership--worth every penny.
Denmark: May 11, 2008 on TV3
Latin America: May 21, 2008 on Warner Channel
UK: June 15, 2008 on ITV2
Australia: June 15, 2008 on TEN
Norway: September 7, 2008 on TVNorge
Spain: November 24, 2008 on AXN
Sweden: December 7, 2008 on Kanal 5
Portugal: February 5, 2009 on RTP 2
Germany: March 16, 2009 on Premiere Film
Finland: July 23, 2009 on Sub
Czech Republic: April 23, 2010 on Prima COOL
Slovakia: October 6, 2010 on Markiza
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is heard but not seen.
Dean: Like Oprah.
This refers to the talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who on her show is famous for calling people on her show Oprah to tell them they've have won something or are on international television.
Dean's Voicemail: This is Herman Munster. Leave a message.
This line refers to the character Herman Munster, who was the lovable oafish father of the monster-ish family in the popular CBS series, The Munsters (1964-1966), as played by Fred Gwynne.
Dean: Just watch out for Chris Hansen.
Referencing the Dateline NBC reporter who runs stings operations on sexual predators who locate their victims via the Internet.
Misters Campbell and Raimi
Dean and Sam go by the names Campbell and Raimi in this episode. Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi are two friends who created the Evil Dead movies (Campbell starring and Raimi writing and directing).
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