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"Supernatural" Bad Day at Black Rock (TV Episode 2007) Poster

(TV Series)

(2007)

Trivia

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In the final scene, Dean's "son of a bitch" line was ad-libbed. You can see Jared break character and laugh.
This is the first time Bobby calls the boys "idjits"
The storage unit that was robbed was rented under the name Edgar Cayce. Edgar Cayce was a famous American psychic and was known as the "Sleeping Prophet" because he supposedly had the ability to put himself in a sleep-like trance before he gave a reading.
Sam wears the same jacket he was wearing when he was stabbed by Jake Talley.
The entire episode is about luck. If you look closely in the thugs apartment, there is an upside down horseshoe above the door. Horseshoes are an international symbol of luck. If the horseshoe is right side up, it collects good luck. If the horseshoe is upside down, it lets all the good luck out and invites bad luck.
The title comes from a 1955 film about a mysterious stranger who arrives in a small town in search of someone and ends up changing life in the town forever.
The character Bela Talbot/Lagosi was named after Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi who starred in several horror movies from the 1920s/30s such as Dracula (1931) and Bride of the Monster (1955).
Wayne and Grossman are playing poker as Sam and Dean are sneaking into the apartment to get the rabbit's foot. Wayne gets four kings, and later on says he got two royal flushes in eight hands. The odds of getting a royal flush are 649,740:1, four of a kind 4,165:1.
This is the first of several instances where the made-up diner named "Bigerson's" is used.
When Kubrick tells Sam, "I'm on a mission from God," he is quoting The Blues Brothers (1980).
Kubrick drives (and lives in) an RV. On the rear left side it has three stickers: "How would Jesus drive?", "Don't make me come down there - God", and "Bethlehem or Bust".
As they prepare to burn the rabbit's foot, Dean says, "Say goodbye, wascally wabbit." He is quoting Elmer Fudd from the classic TV cartoon "Looney Tunes" (1930-1969).
The character Bela Talbot is named after not just the actor Bela Lugosi, but also named after Lawrence Stewart Talbot the character Lon Chaney, Jr played in The Wolf Man (1941).
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When Dean (Jensen Ackles) throws the pen into the barrel of the gun, it mirrors the move Batman did using a batarang in the movie Batman: Under the Red Hood. Jensen Ackles voices Jason Todd in this movie.
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Michael Masse played in sci-fi thriller/Drama The Crow(1993). He played Funboy who killed Brandon Lee(Eric Draven)
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After the rabbits foot is destroyed, Bela (Lauren Cohan) is leaning against a headstone with the name Lincoln. Cohan also plays Maggie in The Walking Dead who costar with Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes).
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Sam (Jared Padalecki) says of the cursed rabbit"s foot: "You can't just cut one off any rabbit. It has to be in a cemetery, under a full moon, on a Friday the 13th." Friday the 13th: The Series (1987-90) was another Canadian-based horror series about recovering cursed antiques. Jared also went on to star in the film remake of Friday the 13th (2009).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Towards the end of the episode, Dean throws a remote control at one of the men holding Sam, hitting him in the face and knocking him unconscious. Dean then says "I'm Batman." Jensen Ackles voiced the character Red Hood in the movie Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010).
The person holding the Rabbits foot is supposed to have incredibly good luck, yet while Sam has the foot in his possession he is pickpocketed by Bela and the foot is taken.
There is only 1 death in this episode.
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