Season 1 episode 4
Trivia & References
Filming locations: Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport, South Terminal, where Jensen and Jared regularly catch their flights to L.A.
Dean is humming Metallica's "Some Kind of Monster" on the plane to calm himself down.
is not Latin for "God" but Greek for "The Anointed One" (as in the
title "Christ"). Moreover, it should be "Christus" or "Christe" - "Christo
" is in either the dative or ablative case, and therefore means something like "to Christ" or "by Christ".
For a brief period after the episode aired, when you called Dean's 866-907-3235
number you'd get the following message: "This is Dean Winchester. If
this is an emergency, please leave a message. If you are calling about
11-2-83, page me with your coordinates." 11-2-83 is the date of Mary
you watched the version of this episode that aired on December 13,
2005, you heard the number they showed in closed captioning for Dean's
cell number. They changed it from the original airing. They also changed
the message you will hear if you call the original number that John
said. If you call 866-907-3235 now, you will hear "Dad? We really need
to hear from you. Leave me a message, text me, check your jwinchester1246 gmail
. Anything. We have new info. " tv.com
the close captioning the number given was: 785-555-0179. Presumably the
original script, from which the caption text was derived, had the 555-
number but then they changed it for the actual on-screen dialogue. 785
is the Kansas area code.
Sam and Dean got to the airport Sam said they had half an hour to get
on the plane because the plane left at 8 PM. But earlier when they were
in the car he said that it was a five-hour drive and they would never
make it in time. That would make it 2:30 in the afternoon but when he
said that it was dark outside. tv.com
The twin-engine plane had the registration number C-GBBP when it was on the ground. In flight, it was shown as C-GUTV.
Supernatural's Blues Brothers
Liar. 'Cause I was up at three, and you were watching the George Foreman infomercial. Sam:
Hey, what can I say? It's riveting TV.
- George Foreman: Famous heavyweight boxer who is now best known for late night ads where he flogs his electric grill
Man, I look like one of the Blues Brothers.
- The Blues Brothers were a comedic R&B duo comprised of John Belushi and Dan Akroyd that originated on the late night sketch show Saturday Night Live and later made two movies. The pair's usual attire were black and white suits, ties, hats and sunglasses.
Screencaps from 1.04 (top) & 2.14
Yeah, he told me. It was a poltergeist?
Man: Poltergeist? Man, I loved that movie!
- According to DVD commentary by Jared and Jensen, the man's line was added in post-production and was not recorded on-set.
Yeah, but this goes way beyond floatin' over a bed or barfin' pea soup.
- References to the films The Exorcist,
in which a little girl is possessed by a demon. Among her afflictions
are bed-floating and projectile vomiting. Could also be a reference to Ghostbusters in which a woman is possessed and floats above her bed.
Miss Walker. Hi, this is Dr. James Hetfield from St. Francis Memorial Hospital.
- Another classic/mullet rock star alias: James Hetfield is the lead singer of Metallica.
episode number, 1.04, is a possible allusion to the famed flight 401,
which crashed in the seventies. The ghosts of flight 401 were said to
occupy planes that featured parts of the original plane and to help to
save those planes on occasion. In this case, the reverse is happening- a
demon is inhabiting his originally intended victims and attempting to
cause the planes to crash.
The deleted scene for this episode is scene 34, according to the
on-screen caption before it shows. With much squealing of tires, we see
the Impala pull into the car park and Dean gets out. As he starts
walking towards the airport, Sam calls him back, reminding him where
they are going. Dean walks back to the car, opens the trunk and removes
the weapons he had on him. Closing the trunk, Dean claims that he feels
Dean has a serious fear of flying.
Yeah, I know what an EMF meter is, but why does that one look like a busted up Walkman?
- Walkman is a brand name for the Sony portable personal stereo player.
first flight we see crash was United Britannia Airlines flight 2485,
although the official episode description lists the flight as being a