Season 4 Episode 6

Yellow Fever

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 23, 2008 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Sam and Dean investigate the mysterious deaths of several men who seemingly died of fright. Dean becomes infected with it starting as anxiety then leading to a full-blown terror which ends in death. Sam and Bobby race against time to save Dean.

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  • oh my god!! Hilarious!!

    Damn this was one hillarious episode...

    and the cat in the locker thing was probably the most funniest scene of the entire supernatural series!!
  • So far, the funniest episode!!

    Loved watching Dean in this episode! Screaming and running away from that cat! It was great. Nice change from the seriousness of what is happening around them.

  • The theme song to Rocky III. The track won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group. The highlight of the episode I watched today. And we have our very own Dean Winchester performing it towards the end! Jensen Ackles - Eye Of The Tigermoreless

    Oh my my! The two most craziest supernatural episodes aired back to back! First Monster Movie and now This! The last two minutes were hilarious, and for some reason, I personally didn't seem to miss the spooks and the hard -hitting action. I guess the brothers needed a little time off from the ghosts and demon life as well. In short, well done.

    Other than the story and the episode climax, the only other thing that stood out the most was obviously Dean's 1 man gig in his good ol' Chevy Impala. one of the most hilarious episodes I've seen yet.

    I'm always going to remember this episode. Nothing beats the good ol' humor brought to you by Dean Winchester!moreless
  • TWO comedy episodes in a row? What are you playing at, Supernatural?

    TWO comedy episodes in a row? What are you playing at, Supernatural? 'Yellow Fever' is more of a traditional giggleathon than 'Monster Movie' however, and this sets it apart from its predecessor. Where Edlund's script relied on subtle nuances and nods to narrative convention to generate the occasional wry smirk, Loflin and Dabb's sprinkles a dash of slapstick here and a dollop of hyperbole there to create a veritable bucket load of belly-laughs that ride the crest of a decidedly ludicrous narratalogical wave. Once again, Jensen Ackles steals the show, proving he can do clumsy, scared and awkward just as well as he can convince us all of Dean Winchester's bravado. Jared Padalecki plays well off him too: a simple glance in his general direction is enough to induce a healthy dose of the funnies. There's also some fantastic set pieces: the pre-credits sequence is a joy to behold (the teeny tiny dog is priceless), the overly clean Sheriff is wonderfully portrayed and the scene in which Dean hallucinates Lillith is spooky enough to virtually eradicate all of the good feeling generated by the episode's earlier dalliances with humour. A highly entertaining ride and one that's worth sticking around 'til the end for for Jensen Ackles' 'performance' of 'Eye of the Tiger'. Yes, you read that right.moreless
  • Very interesting episode which poses many questions. all the while telling an emotional story about a sad outcast.

    At their first episode for 'Supernatural', Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin deliver a good episode that is both a melancholic, emotional 'monster of the week' flick about a sad, abused outcast and s subtle piece of the over-arching mythology (what happened to Dean while he was in Hell? Why the 'ghost disease' affected only him and not Sam?). The direction by Phil Sgriccia made up for many scary moments - the death vision, Lilith's hallucinations and, first and foremost, Sam with yellow wyes - as well as many light-hearted, comedic sequences, like the cat in the locker or the chasing dog that sounds like a Hellhound but looks like the cutest thing ever. But what really touched me was Luther's story of harassment and abuse - a story that was really heartfelt and delicate, and a story that, even if it was to save Dean, made me feel really sorry for what Sam had to do to get rid of him. This is the kind of ethical ambiguity that makes 'Supernatural' the great show it is.moreless
Jack Conley

Jack Conley

Sheriff Britton

Guest Star

Stephen Duvall

Stephen Duvall

Jack Garland

Guest Star

David Mattey

David Mattey

Luther Garland

Guest Star

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Bobby Singer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Dean and Sam are in the mill they hear a sound coming from the locker room. As Sam opens the locker a cat comes jumping out making Dean scream like a little girl. Just before the scene ends you see Dean and Sam leave the frame with Dean laughing.

    • In the scene when Sam and Dean are invited into the sheriff's office, for the first time. Sam gets out of his chair and begins adjusting his shirt collar. But when the shot changes his hands are down to his side.

    • For some reason the closed caption says that Waylon Jenning's Slow Rollin' Low is playing in the police station when Dean and Sam go into the sheriff's office. No such music is playing.

    • Autopsies are suppose to be recorded when doing the procedure. The doctor did not record himself, instead he was talking with Sam and Dean.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Dean: (referring to the gun) I'm not carrying that. It could go off. I'll man the flashlight.
      Sam: You do that.

    • Dean: But why me? Why not you? I mean you got hit with the spleen juice.
      Sam: Yeah, uh, you see Bobby and I have a theory about that too. Turns out all three victims shared a certain…personality type. Fred was a bully, the other two victims, one was a vice principal the other was a bouncer.
      Dean: Okay?
      Sam: Basically they were all dicks.
      Dean: So you're saying I'm a dick?
      Sam: No, no, no it's not just that. All three victims used fear as a weapon. And now this disease is just returning the favor.
      Dean: I don't scare people.
      Sam: Dean, all we do is scare people.
      Dean: Okay, well, then you're a dick too.
      Sam: Apparently I'm not.
      Dean: Whatever.

    • Sam: How ya feelin'?
      Dean: Awesome. It's nice to have my head on the chopping block again, I almost forgot what that feels like. It's friggin delightful.

    • Coroner: Everyone drops dead sooner or later. That's why I've got job security.

    • Coroner: Oh, sorry. Spleen juice.

    • Sheriff Britton: Me and Frank, we were friends. Hell, we were Gamecocks. (Dean snickers) That's our softball team's name.
      Dean: Mmm.
      Sheriff Britton: They're majestic animals.

    • Sam: It's ghost sickness.
      Dean: Ghost sickness?
      Sam: Yeah.
      Dean: God, no.
      Sam: Yeah.
      Dean: I don't even know what that is.

    • Dean: I mean, come on, we hunt monsters. What the hell?!? I mean, normal people, they see a monster and run. No, no, we search out things that want to kill us. Yeah? Huh? Or eat us! You know who does that? Crazy people! We… are insane. You know, then there's the bad diner food and then the skeevy motel rooms and the truck-stop waitress with the bizarre rash. I mean, who wants this life, Sam? Huh? Seriously? Do you actually like being stuck in a car with me eight hours a day, every single day? I don't think so. I mean, I drive too fast and I listen to the same five albums over and over and over again and, and I sing along and I'm annoying, I know that. And you… you're gassy. You eat half a burrito and you get toxic!

    • Sam: We've been completely ignoring the biggest clue we have… you.
      Dean: I don't want to be a clue.

    • Sam: Yeah. How you feeling, by the way?
      Dean: Fine.
      Bobby: You sure, Dean? 'Cause this line of work can get awful scary.
      Dean I'm fine. You want to go hunting? I'll hunt. I'll kill anything.
      Sam Aw.
      Bobby He's adorable.

    • Sam: Dude, you're going twenty.
      Dean: And?
      Sam: That's the speed limit.
      Dean: What? Safety's a crime now?
      Sam: Dude, where are you going? That was our hotel.
      Dean: Sam, I'm not gonna make a left-hand turn into oncoming traffic, I'm not suicidal. Did I just say that? That was kinda weird.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The guitar riff playing when Dean encounters the small dog in the middle of the episode is the same guitar riff that was used during "Pilot" when Sam and Dean stumbled on the first crime scene; the only difference is that the pitch is one key higher.

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: November 3, 2008 on Channel Ten
      Denmark: December 28, 2008 on TV3
      UK: February 22, 2009 on ITV2
      Sweden: April 19, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Norway: April 30, 2009 on FEM
      Portugal: May 25, 2009 on AXN
      Spain: October 5, 2009 on AXN
      Germany: December 7, 2009 on Sky Cinema Hits
      Poland: March 19, 2010 on TVN7
      New Zealand: March 24, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: June 18, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: May 17, 2011 on Sub
      Slovakia: March 20, 2013 on Markiza

    • The end shows a small clip of Jensen Ackles dancing and singing to Eye of the Tiger.

    • Music: Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)


    • Hutchinson: You're scared of Donny? Don't be, he's a sweetheart. It's Marie you got to look out for. She smells fear.
      Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond and Olive Marie Osmond are a brother-sister duo of singers, actors, and television hosts. They also had very successful solo careers and have worked with other members of their show business family.

    • Hutchinson: Tyler and Perry? Just like Aerosmith!
      Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are the lead singer and guitarist, respectively, of Aerosmith, a hard rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970.