Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 9

The Real Ghostbusters (12 Nov. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 1,339 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

Dean and Sam are on a Supernatural convention where they meet lots of fans of the Supernatural Comic Books. After a while they get the impression that something is not right at the location of the convention.

Director:

(as Jim Conway)

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5028 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 14 Feb 2012
 
a list of 67 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Real Ghostbusters (12 Nov 2009)

The Real Ghostbusters (12 Nov 2009) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Supernatural.
« Previous Episode | 91 of 202 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Damien / 'Dean'
...
Barnes / 'Sam'
...
Leticia Gore Actress
Teagan Rae Avoledo ...
Leticia Gore
Kayla Doerksen ...
LARP Maid
John Shaw ...
Hotel Manager
...
Alex
Amitai Marmorstein ...
Tim
...
Little Boy
...
Little Boy #1
...
Little Boy #2
Edit

Storyline

Sam and Dean are tricked into attending a Supernatural convention by their super-fan Becky Rosen where the brothers are are in for a shock when many of the fans are dressed up like them. But things turn serious when they are forced to look for and destroy a ghost who haunts the very country hotel they are at with the help of their creator Chuck Shurley. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 November 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sam Winchester: What do you think?
Dean Winchester: I don't think he's a good enough actor to be acting.
See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
perfect proof why serious shows shouldn't always take themselves too seriously
12 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

continuing with this season's phenomenal quality, this episode proved the writers of supernatural know what they're doing. and that they've been listening to their fans.

the basic premise of this episode is a bit lame, yes. dean and sam are tricked by their uber fan, becky, to attend a convention commemorating their own lives and while there, discover the bogus ghost hunt put on by the fans is more fact than fiction. but that doesn't mean this episode is pure genius.

first of all, this episode was hilarious. with loads of inside jokes, from calling upon the "homoerotic tension" between the brothers, to mocking how "supernatural makes grave digging look so easy," along with numerous dorky larpers trying their hardest to act the parts of dean and sam, and failing miserably and fantastically despite quoting the boys exactly from different scenes throughout the series, the humor of this episode is guaranteed to make any supernatural fan howl with squealing laughter. this episode is a perfect example for why serious shows should occasionally take the time to chill, and possibly make fun of themselves in the process.

however, despite the hysterical nature of most of this episode, it still managed to maintain a serious edge to it. during this episode, the brothers, dean in particular, had a chance to look at their lives through the eyes of their fans. it's well known by anyone who has watched this show that sam and dean are none too pleased to be living the life dealt to them. they have to carry more miserable and back breaking burdens than any normal human should. a normal person would go insane in their position. yet even still, there are fans who want to be them and the brothers can't understand it. but in this episode, two fans reveal to them why they are people to be looked upon with admiration, and even jealousy, and finally, they get it.

another great aspect of this episode: we haven't had a regular hunt episode in quite some time. the closest was the previous episode dealing with the trickster, but nothing involving the trickster winds up regular. it was good to have fight something that could be held back with just a bit of salt and iron. also, the plot twist near the end of the episode will definitely surprise you.

also, a very crucial bit of the plot was revealed within this episode. guess it's not just in fanfiction that people noticed how useful fans could be for sam and dean.

this episode was a true master piece. hilarious, yet oddly serious, supernatural reminds the fans once again why we love it so damn much. definite 10/10.


27 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
BTS scenes photo Jensen/stunt guy carleyj10
Best Season Premiere? taylor-evanoff
GMMR: Jensen Ackles - Part 2 scarlet8
I'd like to see Hunters try and exorcise Dean Odd_Ball
Access Hollywood: Jared + Jensen Tease Season 10 scarlet8
TV Line: Jensen Ackles Previews Demon Dean - Plus Musical Hour? scarlet8
Discuss The Real Ghostbusters (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?