Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 9

The Real Ghostbusters (12 Nov. 2009)

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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.


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


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

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This show has got to stop making fun of itself
14 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is just another in a series of bad, self mocking, silly episodes. I can understand 1 or 2 of these scattered throughout the season, and it would be understandable to have 1 of these jokey episodes after such serious, stark episodes that preceded these. So far though, most of the episodes this season have been these inconsequential, comedic, crap episodes. When they are the butts of a big joke, like this "supernatural convention" in praise of Sam and Dean, this kind of outlandish silly humor just takes me right out of it. Give me Macabre, give me evil, give me dark and scary, but not a self deprecating travesty like this "the Real Ghostbusters" "changing Channels" or "Curious Case of Dean Winchester". Hopefully Supernatural will get back to its over-arching, dramatic and suspenseful main story line and we can stop wasting time ad my attention on buffoonery. This show was really strong for a while there and I love the apocalyptic story arch, hope you can get back to business guys, get back to the scary.

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