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Everybody Loves a Clown 

Sam and Dean listen to a message on John's cell phone from a woman named Ellen (guest star Samantha Ferris)and decide to track her down. They are shocked to discover Ellen runs a road house... See full summary »


Philip Sgriccia (as Phil Sgriccia)


Eric Kripke (created by), John Shiban


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Alona Tal ... Jo Harvelle
Chad Lindberg ... Ash
Samantha Ferris ... Ellen Harvelle
Alec Willows ... Barry Papazian / Clown
Ken Kramer ... Mr. Cooper
Nicole Muñoz ... Nora (as Nicole Munoz)
Julius Chapple Julius Chapple ... Nora's Father
Lexie Huber ... Nora's Mom
Quinn Lord ... Evan
David Stuart ... Evan's Dad
Alexis Llewellyn ... Second Little Girl
Dean Redman ... Second Girl's Father
Kirsten Alter ... Second Girl's Mother (as Kirsten Williamson)




Sam and Dean listen to a message on John's cell phone from a woman named Ellen (guest star Samantha Ferris)and decide to track her down. They are shocked to discover Ellen runs a road house that also serves as a gathering place for hunters like themselves. Meanwhile, at a small town carnival, a demonic clown is persuading children to let it into their home so he can murder their parents. Written by Drifa Baljet

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Did You Know?


The first item seen in the haunted fun house is a yellow eyed demon/ghost a nod to Azazel. See more »


When Dean "turns on" the steam in the fun-house, he is actually turning the line off. When you have a handle on a pipe like that pulling it perpendicular to the pipe shuts it off. See more »


Sam Winchester: All right, Dean, it's just we've been at Bobby's for over a week now and you haven't brought up Dad once.
Dean Winchester: You know what, you're right. Come here, I want to lay my head gently on your shoulder. Maybe we can cry, hug, maybe even slow dance.
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Crazy Credits

At the end before the end credits, "In Memory of Our Friend Peter Ellis" appears on screen. See more »


References Joe Dirt (2001) See more »


Mississippi Mudd
Written by Tim Phillips and Stephen Phillips
Performed by Tim Phillips and Stephen Phillips
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Several misfires of season 2 are from how they are introduced in this episode
7 September 2019 | by CubsandCultureSee all my reviews

One of the aspects of the second season is how the world of hunters gets fleshed out. This is why Gordon, the roadhouse, Jo/Ellen etc. are introduced. Most of this material is compelling but a few aspects of it are awkward and not fully realized. I think most of the problem that plagues the season on this front are from how they are introduced. Two are of note. First, Jo as love interest never truly works. Ackles just doesn't have that sort of chemistry with Tal. More to the point given that this was the episode right after John's death Dean was not in the place to have a love interest set-up. The script both plants the seeds of a romance while honoring the timing of Dean's arch. Eventually the writer course correct and have Jo be like a younger sister but the intro of the character no longer fits. It is both bad and superfluous as written. Second, the roadhouse as a club house of hunters ends up feeling like a forced plot device to try to give the show a standing set. The issue dates to how the clown case is just there for Sam to see. Much of the rest of the season would have been down better if the concepts were given a smoother introduction.

Apart from that, the episode by itself features a lame, lame monster. It is basically just an It ripoff and not enough is done to make the clown actually scary. Oh noes clown! *yawn*

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