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Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) was only supposed to make a one-time appearance.
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The Latin inscription on the barrel of the Colt gun says "Non timebo mala", which translates to "I will fear no evil".
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An important aspect of the show's music is classic rock, most of which comes from Eric Kripke's own record collection, although one of his favorite bands, Led Zeppelin, has always been too expensive to license.
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None of the cast or crew members ever expected the show to last as long as it has. Misha Collins (Castiel) has stated that at the one hundredth episode party, someone said, "Maybe we'll see you at the two hundredth!", and everyone laughed at the idea, thinking the show would be long gone by that time. The party for the two hundredth episode of the series took place in October 2014. The 300th episode of the show aired in February 2019.
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Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) dislocated his shoulder while wrestling with Osric Chau (Kevin Tran). The writers were then forced to make up a story as to why Sam was wearing a sling in the beginning of season ten.
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There is a particular clock that shows up in almost every episode.
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Misha Collins (Castiel) originally read for the role of a demon in his audition, because the angels were a secret at the time.
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Originally, Jensen Ackles auditioned for the role of Sam Winchester. When Jared Padalecki came in and read for Sam, a slight re-casting was done. Producers called Jensen and asked if he'd rather use his charm for Dean, saying he was the Han Solo character of the duo, and what kid didn't grow up wanting to be Han Solo? Jensen accepted. It became known that he was previously interested in that role, because Dean was funny.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan (John Winchester) is only twelve years older than his on-screen oldest son, Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester).
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Whenever Sam is shown sleeping in a bed, wide shots typically show that his feet hang over the end of the bed, a silent testament to how tall he is.
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Sam's birth date is May 2, 1983. In 2007, this also became the birthday of Eric Kripke's son, which Kripke describes as "creepy".
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Creator Eric Kripke only planned for the show to last for five seasons, which is why the season five finale was titled "Swan Song". Also, the record company for Led Zeppelin was Swan Song Records.
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Riverview Hospital, a large mental health facility used as the main set in season one, episode ten, "Asylum", has also substituted for a prison, a regular hospital, and an apartment building on different episodes of the series. This is evidenced by seeing the same distinctive staircase in different episodes.
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In season two, Linda Blair guest-starred as a detective investigating the brothers. At the end of the episode, she said, "I need you two out there doing what you do best. I know I'll sleep better at night." This is clearly a nod to her role as Regan in The Exorcist (1973), as she was possessed by a demon. As the brothers walk away Dean says, "Does she look familiar to you?" Then he exclaims that he is craving pea soup, which was what Blair projectile-vomited in The Exorcist (1973).
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With the CW's announcement that the series was renewed for a twelfth season, It breaks the current record for the second longest running consecutive science fiction series, second to the BBC's Doctor Who (1963). Smallville (2001) (which also featured Jensen Ackles) held the record previously.
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While it may be coincidental, the choice of the name "Winchester" for the family is interesting. There is a rather famous mansion in California built by Sarah Winchester, wife of the gun magnate, which was under constant construction for thirty-eight years for paranormal reasons. According to legend, the reason for the constant building, was that a medium told Mrs. Winchester that if she ever stopped building, the spirits of people killed by people using Winchester rifles, would come after her. The strange design of the mansion is also attributed to this. It was built with dead ends and stairs to nowhere, allegedly to confuse spirits.
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The characters Alastair and Crowley reference notorious occultist Aleister Crowley.
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The show often shared its extras with Psych (2006), as the two shows filmed in the same area.
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Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki grew up in Texas, Jensen in Richardson, and Jared in San Antonio. Both now live in Austin with their wives and children.
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The role of Ruby was written for Kristen Bell, but she turned it down. Katie Cassidy was cast instead.
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The car Sam and Dean drive is a 1967 Chevrolet Impala four-door hardtop, which used to be known as the Metallicar by fans of the show. The show uses five black Impalas. Dean has nicknamed the car "Baby", as it is also known by fans today. Baby is a hardtop, not a sedan.
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In the original draft, Dean was supposed to have lots of tattoos, but the show's budget couldn't allow it.
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The only known sources of income for the Winchesters are credit card scams, poker games, and playing pool.
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While filming season two, Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) broke his wrist while performing one of the stunts on the show.
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Jared Padalecki had to leave Gilmore Girls (2000) to be on this show. The same happened with Jensen Ackles, who had to leave Smallville (2001). Both shows were from The WB .
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Sam and Dean often use a Latin exorcism rite called the "Rituale Romanum". Translated to English it means: "We exorcise you, every impure spirit, every Satanic power, every incursion of the infernal adversary, every legion, every congregation and diabolical sect. Thus cursed demon, and diabolical legion, we adjure you. Cease to deceive human creatures and to give to them the poison of eternal Perdition. Go away, Satan, the inventor and master of all deceit, the enemy of humanity's salvation. Be humble under the powerful hand of God, tremble and flee! I invoke by us the sacred and terrible name at which those down below tremble. From the snares of the devil, free us, oh Lord. So that you may make your Church safe to serve you freely, we ask you, hear us. So that you may destroy the enemies of your sacred Church, we ask you, hear us."
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The fourth season is dedicated to Kim Manners, a longtime executive producer and sometimes director for the show (as well as for past television shows such as The X-Files (1993), who died in 2009.
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Many episodes are either named after movies (Supernatural: Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (2006), Supernatural: The Usual Suspects (2006), and Supernatural: I Know What You Did Last Summer (2008)) or classic rock songs (Supernatural: In My Time of Dying (2006), Supernatural: Born Under a Bad Sign (2007), Supernatural: What Is and What Should Never Be (2007), Supernatural: Sympathy for the Devil (2009), and Supernatural: When the Levee Breaks (2009)). also a record label of kansas, "point of know return", only they changed "know" to "no".
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Creator Eric Kripke's original choice for the Winchesters' car was a 1965 Mustang. He changed his mind after a neighbor said to him that it has to be a '67 Chevy Impala, "because you can put a body in the trunk. You want a car that, when people stop next to it at lights, they lock their doors."
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This show's fan base is repeatedly referenced throughout the show, and even makes a few special appearances, including the two hundredth episode. This was made possible through the character Chuck Shurley, and his prophetic book series about the Winchesters.
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Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles auditioned for the role of Superman (Clark Kent) in some form. Padalecki was a finalist for director McG's movie, while Ackles was the second choice to play a young Clark Kent in Smallville (2001). He was later cast as Jason Teague in season four.
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Show creator Eric Kripke is a big fan of classic rock, and thus wanted it to be played on the show. He wrote in the pages of the pilot script "CUE MUSIC And you can take your anemic alternative pop and shove it up your ass. Dean plays bass thumping, pile driving (Led Zeppelin), and he plays it loud."
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Many of the episodes are based on existing legends, myths, and ghost stories. For example, the episode "Crossroads" is based in part on the legend of blues player Robert Johnson, who in turn, borrowed it from another blues singer.
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The original concept had a reporter going to investigate the urban legends and writing about them in his column, instead of having the Dean and Sam team up hunting concept.
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The character of "Bobby Singer" was named after executive producer Robert Singer. Dean jokes about that fact, during an episode where their lives are turned into a popular show, "'Robert Singer".
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Hannah the angel first appeared as a nurse at the hospital in season one, episode twelve, "Faith", and she also played a young mother in season one, episode eighteen, "Something Wicked".
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Dean's birth date is January 24, 1979.
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Castiel dresses just like John Constantine. John Constantine is a fictional antihero in the DC comic world that fights supernatural forces and the forces of hell.
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In season two, episode eighteen, "Hollywood Babylon", while walking to Stage 9, Dean mentions wanting to take time off and go swimming, to which Sam responds "This seems like swimming pool weather to you, Dean? It's practically Canadian." This is a nod to the actual filming locations in the show, which are all in Canada.
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If you look closely, you'll notice that many episodes use the set of Bobby's house. In the main room, the wallpaper never changes. Also, the layout of the kitchen is always the same.
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Dean's car, up until season two, episode twenty, "What Is and What Should Never Be", had Kansas (the brothers' origin state) plates with the number KAZ 2Y5. It currently now has Ohio (Eric Kripke's home state) plates, with a Franklin County sticker (25) and the number CNK 80Q3.
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In season one episode 3 "Dead in the water", Sam and Dean, posing as U.S. Wildlife Service agents, use the aliases "Agent Ford" and "Agent Hamill". This is a reference to Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), of which Jensen Ackles (Dean) is a huge fan.
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The character of Bobby Singer was originally supposed to be named Bobby Manners, after Robert Singer and Kim Manners, who had both greatly contributed to the show. However, after discovering that there was an actual Bobby Manners, the character's last name was changed to Singer.
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All four members of the band Led Zeppelin have been used as aliases for the brothers. In season eight, Sam and Dean used the aliases Bonham (for John Bonham) and Jones (for John Paul Jones). In an earlier season, they used Plant (for Robert Plant) and Page (for Jimmy Page).
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In season two, episode twelve, "Nightshifter", the magazine that Ron shows Sam and Dean (disguised as F.B.I. Agents) has a picture of a humanoid metal robot, or "Mandroid" as Ron insists on calling it, with the caption "Cyberman". The name "cyberman", and the likeness of the robot, are references to Doctor Who (1963), with the cybermen being prominent antagonists in the show.
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After the first season, the show was picked up by The CW after The WB merged with UPN, forming The CW.
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Samantha Smith (Mary Winchester) is only nine years older than Jensen Ackles, who plays her elder son.
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Dean's car, a 1967 Chevrolet Impala, is shown to have police-style spotlights on the front of car during the first three seasons. In later episodes, they are missing. The car wranglers state that this is because they had a hard time finding additional Impalas of that year with the police-style spotlights.
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Sebastian Roché (Balthazar), Misha Collins (Castiel), Kurt Fuller (Zachariah), Mark Sheppard (Crowley), and Robert Englund (Dr. Robert) appeared on Charmed (1998).
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Whenever the brothers are introduced (by their real names) by themselves or others they are almost always referred to as Sam and Dean rather than Dean and Sam. This is a nod to Jared Padalecki's name being displayed first in the opening credits. Only in season one, episode nine, "Home", and season eight, episode fourteen, "trail and error" and again meeting Metatron in season eight, episode twentyone, "the great escapist" do they refer to themselves as Dean and Sam.
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As of 2017, this was the longest-running television show to never win an Emmy.
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Misha Collins has created something on Tumblr called "Mishapocalypse" where on April 1, everyone in the "Supernatural" fandom does the following: Posts pictures of Misha, changes their profile picture to Misha's serial killer face, refers to each other as Misha and trick other fandoms.
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A crossover with Smallville (2001) was proposed, but scrapped. Sam and Dean would have to save Tom Welling from the infamous "Superman curse" that has supposedly victimized several actors that have played Clark Kent/Superman.
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Jared Padalecki packed on 35 pounds of muscle for Supernatural. His weight boosted from a skinny 185 pounds to a solid, muscular 220 pounds.
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Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) stated once that after he and Jared (Sam Winchester) had their first and only fight, he knew that he and Jared would become good friends.
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The boys started wearing suits, to appear more professional, in the fourth episode. This is also the first episode where you see demons.
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Whenever a character is having a drink from a "to go" cup through a straw, especially Dean, you almost always hear a gurgling sound as if the cup is almost empty, even if it was just purchased, which is an all-too-common sound effect used on television shows and movies.
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In season two, episode four, "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things", after a fight with a spirit, Sam states that he thinks he broke his hand. In the next few episodes, he is seen with a cast on his right arm. This is because Jared Padalecki broke his wrist during a stunt on the previous episode, so his injury was written into the script to explain the presence of his cast in the following episodes.
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Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are one year older than their characters: Padalecki was born in 1982, and Ackles in 1978, while Sam and Dean were born in 1983 and 1979, respectively.
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Actor Gil McKinney auditioned for the role of Sam Winchester. Eight years later, he was cast as Henry Winchester, Sam and Dean's paternal grandfather.
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In a season two episode, Amber Benson plays "vegetarian" vampire Lenore, who refuses to feed on humans. She is best known for her character Tara, a witch who is friends with, and helps the title character, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
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This is the second time Jensen Ackles has played a sibling to a character named Sami/Sammy, as he previously appeared on Days of Our Lives (1965) as Eric, twin brother to Alison Sweeney's Samantha Brady. Sweeney's character usually went by the name Sami. Ackles' character tends to call his brother Sam, "Sammy" on this show.
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Both guest stars Alaina Huffman and Katie Cassidy have portrayed DC Comics heroine Dinah "Laurel" Lance/Black Canary. Huffman on Smallville (2001) and Cassidy on Arrow (2012) and its spin-offs.
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On March 22, 2019 Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins posted a video revealing that season 15, which will air in the 2019-2020 television season, will be the show's last. On March 31, 2019 Ackles and Padalecki took the stage at a Supernatural convention in Las Vegas where they addressed the decision. "This was a community decision," Padalecki said.
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In season four, episode eighteen, "The Monster at the End of This Book", when Sam and Dean meet the man who writes about them, they eat in a diner called Kripke Hollow, named after producer Eric Kripke.
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The round blue skull sticker on the top of Sam's season one laptop is from a prominent local North Vancouver mountain bike company, Deep Cove Bike Shop.
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Ty Olsson (Benny Lafitte) also appeared in season two, episode three, "Bloodlust", as a different "vegetarian" vampire named Eli.
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In season two, episode eighteen, "Hollywood Babylon", when Sam and Dean go to Hollywood, and are taking the tour, the tour guide mentions Gilmore Girls (2000) being shot just as Sam says they need to get off. Jared Padalecki played a prominent role on that show before being cast on this show.
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Jensen Ackles and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have had connections to the characters of Batman and Superman. Ackles had a voice role in Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010), as well as a supporting role in the fourth season of Smallville (2001). Morgan had a cameo role as Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
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The motel rooms where Sam and Dean stay overnight in each episode used to have a room divider of some sort.
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Both Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam) have had their partners on the show, Danneel Harris and Genevieve Cortese respectively. Danneel played Sister Jo, and Genevieve played Ruby.
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In the first couple of seasons, the Winchester brothers were often mistaken for a gay couple.
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The CW was forced to air the final season as two parts due to changes in production prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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In season two, episode eighteen, "Hollywood Babylon", the posters on the writers' office wall depict a Monster Horror Truck and Carnival, both of which were storylines in season one. Also, the director of the horror film in this episode's storyline is executive producer McG.
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As of January 3rd, 2019, the highest rated episode of Supernatural is the season 5 finale titled "Swan Song" with a 9.7 rating. Following in the second highest spot is Season 5 Episode 8 titled "Changing Channels" with a 9.6 rating.
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Titus Welliver (one of the Four Horsemen) and Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer) played evil versus good brothers on Lost (2004).
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In this episode when heading to New Jersey dean mentions maybe they will have a Snooki sighting. Later in the series Snookie special guest stars as a cross road demon.
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The jewel in the ring of the horsemen matches the color of the horse they ride or in the case of the show their car. But Pestilence is supposed to be white while Death is supposed to be pale green. The horsemen and the color is as follows. Pestilence - White, War - Red, Famine - Black, Death - Ashen or Pale Green, as a corpse
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Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles did remakes of classic horror movies that were released in 2009. Padelecki starred in Friday the 13th (2009) with Danielle Panabaker, and Ackles starred in My Bloody Valentine (2009) with Jaime King. King and Panabaker also work on CW shows, King on Hart of Dixie (2011), and Panabaker on The Flash (2014).
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jared Padalecki, and Jensen Ackles have all been associated with the name "Dean". Padalecki's character in Gilmore Girls (2000) was named Dean, Ackles' character on this show is named Dean, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's middle name is Dean.
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Lauren Tom (Linda Tran) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (John Winchester) appeared on an episode of Grey's Anatomy (2005). Season two, episode thirteen, "Begin the Begin".
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Angels were introduced in season four, when Castiel appeared for the first time. Dean didn't believe in angels, unlike Sam. With Castiel and the other angels, this show soon turned into Apocalypse, changing the whole concept to match Christian ideology.
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Around season six, the brothers start wearing Suunto-brand watches. Dean wears the Suunto Core, and Sam wears the Suunto Vector.
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The charm is a male head with bullhorns. In an interview Jensen Ackles claimed that it was an Egyptian protective amulet; however, Egyptian deities are customarily portrayed as having animal heads on human bodies. The bull-man is a demon from Mesopotamian mythology, where he is a protective force against evil and appears as an attendant of the sun god (Samash). His body is human above the waist, and he also has the ears and horns of a bull.
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Sam and Dean's brother, father, and grandfather, have had roles on Grey's Anatomy (2005).
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The area code used by Sam and Dean (785) is the same as the actual area code of Lawrence, Kansas.
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Busty Asian Beauties magazine has a running appearance in the show.
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Season 3 is the shortest season with only 16 episodes. All other seasons have 20 to 23 episodes.
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Prior to their casting for this show, both lead actors had previous experiences with horror films: Jensen Ackles starred in Devour (2005) and Jared Padalecki played a prominent role in House of Wax (2005).
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Resembles, by concept, The Forsaken (2001) starring Brendan Fehr and Kerr Smith as two vampire slayers who team up and drive across America in the same car, with a similar mission of the Winchester brothers, except being just best friends instead.
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In season five, episode three, "Free to Be You and Me", in Sam's phone contacts, the last person under the letter C is "Cassidy", and the first under B is "Butch" (Butch Cassidy).
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Charles Whitfield and Mark Pellegrino appeared on Ghost Whisperer (2005).
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In the show, Jared Padalecki plays Sam Winchester. Sam Winchester's brother's name is Dean. Padalecki played Dean Forester in Gilmore Girls (2000).
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A Rougarou is a bayou or swamp werewolf
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The show is ending after season 15, as it was stated by Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins
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This was the last remaining series to have premiered on either The WB or UPN prior to their shutdown in 2006 to still be on The CW schedule. The first season ran on The WB from 2005 to 2006.
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Sam Winchester 's birthday is May 2, 1983.
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Jared Padalecki and Lindy Booth (Vesta- season 9) starred together in Cry_Wolf (2005).
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20 of Supernatural (2005) actors have appeared on Black Christmas (2006): Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Katie Cassidy, Leela Savasta, Jessica Harmon, Karin Konoval, Robert Mann, Cainan Wiebe, Howard Siegel, Ron Selmour, Michael Adamthwaite, Peter New, Christian Sloan, Aly Purrott-Armstrong, Juan Riedinger, Aaron Pearl, Jill Teed, Jerry Wasserman, Derek McIver, Anne Marie DeLuise, and Greg Kean.
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Early on in the series, Dean's cell number is given, and for a while the studio had it set up so that anyone dialing the number would hear Jensen Ackles reading the message: "This is Dean Winchester. If this is an emergency, leave a message. If you are calling about 11-2-83, page me with your coordinates." The number is 1-866-907-3235. This number now leads to a fax machine, but it is not known where that fax machine ends up.11-2-83 is Sam and Dean's mother Mary Winchester's death date.
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Misha Collins (Castiel) was originally only supposed to make a couple of guest appearances in season four, but due to enormous fan response, he has been a regular on the show ever since. Kripke has cancelled the death of Castiel twice, due to fans. Collins has joked that he maybe wouldn't have used such a low gravelly voice for his role, had he known he'd be on the show so frequently, because it hurts his throat.
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Producers considered several methods of motivating Sam to take to the road with Dean. Turning Jessica evil was an option briefly, but in taking a page from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), it was decided that her death would be the ultimate motivation for leaving home.
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The first time Dean goes back in time and sees his mom, she is wearing a bracelet, and on the bracelet is a "Men of Letters" symbol.
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Sam was sick for a large part of season eight due to the Demon Trials and Jared Padalecki's performance was so convincing that some fans became concerned about him, worrying that he was actually sick.
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Genevieve Cortese was cast as Ruby for season four (replacing Katie Cassidy), and her character eventually becomes romantically involved with Sam (Jared Padalecki). In their real-lives, Cortese and Padalecki also became romantically involved, and after they married in 2010, she changed her last name to "Padalecki", both personally and professionally.
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Several references, throughout his appearances on the series, point toward the character Rufus Turner (played by Steven Williams) being Jewish. He made jokes about Hanukkah and keeping kosher, and, most significantly, when he died, the Winchester brothers and Bobby give him a funeral in a Jewish cemetery, and discussed his level of Jewish ritual observance (or lack thereof). Although the funerals for previous hunters had included a ceremonial funeral pyre, the show makes a point of showing that Rufus gets buried without cremation (since cremation is against Jewish tradition).
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Jensen Ackles was asked who he imagined was dying in his arms while filming Sam's death scene in season two, to create his believable reaction. Jensen answered that all he had to do was imagine that Jared was actually dying, because by then he already saw Jared as a brother.
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In season one, episode four, "Phantom Traveller", Dean and Sam discover that every time someone says God's name in Latin (or Christo for Christ) out loud, demons will react most ferociously. Although the boys never use this tactic again, it is used by the nephilim Jack in season 14 for the first time since season one
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In the season twelve finale Crowley kills himself to close a portal to an alternate world and Lucifer stabs Castiel, killing him. While Misha Collins does later return, Mark Sheppard has stated that he will not be returning.
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In season eleven, episode ten, "The Devil in the Details", while Sam is in the cage with Lucifer, he asks what he (Lucifer) will do after killing Amara. Lucifer responds with, "move to L.A., solve crimes." This is a nod to the FOX show Lucifer (2016), where Lucifer lives in Los Angeles and works with L.A.P.D. detective Chloe Decker to solve crimes.
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Misha Collins has played the greatest number of characters for an individual actor on the show. He not only plays Castiel but has also played Lucifer, Jimmy Novak, Leviathan!Cas, Human!Cas, EndVerse!Cas, Crazy!Cas, God!Cas, and even himself, Misha Collins. Jared Padalecki plays as many characters. Besides Sam, he played Lucifer, Gadreel, Leviathan Sam, Souless Sam, Shapeshifter Sam, Himself, and briefly Meg. Oddly enough, Jensen Ackles, his on-screen brother, has played the fewest characters, playing only Dean Winchester, Leviathan Dean, Shapeshifter Dean, the archangel Michael Dean, and Himself. In a later season, he also played Demon Dean, when the mark of Cain changed him. Demon Dean made his first appearance in season three, episode ten, "Dream a Little Dream of Me".
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In season twelve, Dean (Jensen Ackles) can be seen playing the game Scrabble on his phone, with his mom (Mary Winchester) as his opponent. After he plays the word "twerking", the next set of letters for his next turn spells out the name "Lucifer".
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In season one, episode fifteen, it is stated that Dean's height is 6'4", the same as his brother Sam, but Sam (Jared Padalecki is 6'5 1/2") is clearly taller than Dean (Jensen Ackles is 6'1").
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Dean's primary sidearm is a Colt Series 70 1911, with a nickel finish, full engraving, and ivory grips, chambered in .45 caliber. Sam carries a Taurus PT92 with a stainless-steel finish, mother-of-pearl grips, and chambered in 9mm. The only exception is in season six, when Sam loses his soul. "Soulless Sam" carries an HK Mark 23, chambered in .45 caliber. Once Sam regains his soul, he switches back to the Taurus PT92.
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In season five, episode five, "Fallen Idols", Paris Hilton was a guest star. At the end of that episode, Dean says: "I've never even seen House of Wax." House of Wax (2005) starred Hilton and Jared Padalecki.
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In season four, episode seventeen, "It's a Terrible Life", Dean and Sam are put into an alternative life by an angel, they don't know who each other are, and they are called Dean Smith and Sam Wesson, a reference to the famous weapons company Smith & Wesson.
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Even though Rowena is Crowley's mother, the actress who plays Rowena (Ruth Connell) is fifteen years younger than the actor who plays Crowley (Mark Sheppard). However, since Crowley is possessing a vessel and it is not his original body, and Rowena being a centuries old witch, it is understandable.
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According to a recent quote from Eric Kripke, the "fact" that the show was only planned to have five seasons is a misconception. He stated that in the earlier years, they were in constant fear of getting cancelled and never had a planned amount of seasons. It is true, however, that Kripke always envisioned the show building towards the Apocalypse arc from the beginning. It just so happened to fall into place at the end of Season 5.
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In the show, Chuck, a.k.a. God, uses a pen name to write the "Supernatural" books: Carver Edlund. One of the show's Producers' name is Ben Edlund, and a co-Producer's name is Jeremy Carver.
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In Season 6, when tracking the demons hunting alphas, the demon coordinating the others is named Ellsworth. Ellsworth is said to be Bobby Singer's counterpart. Jim Beaver, who plays Bobby, also played a character named Ellsworth on the show Deadwood.
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As of season 14, both Sam & Dean have died an equal share of 8 times. This doesn't count Dean's multiple deaths in the season 3 episode Mystery Spot(2008) because the entire day was reset by The Trickster aka Gabriel.
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In season seven, episode three, "The Girl Next Door", there's a scene where a leviathan is checking over a credit card statement, and asks about "Mistress Magda" before hanging up on the customer, because of getting a trace on Dean and Sam. Mistress Magda is the name Chuck says when he answers the phone in season five, episode twenty-two, "Swan Song", when Dean calls for the location of the fight between Michael and the Devil, the thought to be the last time we see Chuck, and he mysteriously disappears in a puff of white smoke.
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The Biblical Burning Bush Sam sees at the beginning of season eleven, episode nine, "O Brother Where Art Thou?", is a popular ornamental shrub in the Euonymus genus, Euonymus alatus, commonly known because of its fiery autumn foliage as "Burning Bush".
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There's a Herpexia ad in the top right corner of the lab in the beginning of season five, episode twenty, "The Devil You Know", in reference to Sam's herpes commercial in season five, episode eight, "Changing Channels".
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The majority, if not all of the characters who become close to the Winchesters, die at some point on the show.
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Misha Collins says he based Castiel on Peter falk's detective columbo
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Cain's house in season nine, episode eleven, "First Born", in which Dean and Crowley go to find the first blade, which ends up being Cain's house, is the same house that was used in the season three opener, "The Magnificent Seven", at the beginning, when Sam and Dean are "outside Lincoln, Nebraska", where Bobby has just sent them to investigate.
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John and Mary are a reference to Jesus' parents from the New Testament. (In the Bible, Mary's husband is named Joseph, not John) John Winchester baptizes Dean and Sam into the life of hunting monsters, and Mary gives birth to the two men who will decide the fate of the world. As can be seen in the progression of the series, many of the demons, ghosts and enemies of Sam and Dean are based on legends and stories from different cultures. The series in particular has a Biblical storyline, and as depicted by the names of the Winchesters' parents, the brothers were born to live and fight during the Apocalypse, as the saviors of the world and mankind. Although the series itself was not specifically designed to offend anyone, there is an underlying storyline of angels and demons, and their fight for Earth in the end times, and to show how things can be divided.
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When Lilith appears in season three, episode twelve, "Jus in Bello", she is a different little girl than when she appears in the season three finale.
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Only two recurring charecters have been canonically LGBT. Those two people are Charlie Bradbury, a lesbian, and Chuck Shurely (aka God) who is bisexual. However, Mark Sheppard (Crowley) has said his character is pansexual at a convention. There have, however, been multiple LGBT characters in one-off episodes. Also Claire Novack and Castiel.
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