5x05 Fallen Idol
First Aired: Oct. 08, 2009 on The WB
Summary: Sam and Dean head to a small town where people are murdered by famous dead icons. However the brothers come to a dead end when two teenagers reveal they saw Paris Hilton kidnap their friend.
Main Characters in this Episode
Dean Winchester: Four score and seven years ago, I had a funny hat
Sam Winchester: How long am I going to be on double secret probation?
- Goof (miscellaneous): Dean says the buyer had verified the VIN (serial number) of the car, but they had to verify the engine number to make sure it had belonged to James Dean. The VIN, which is permanently attached to the car would identify the car, but the engine could have been changed, so the engine number is not a reliable indicator. Additionally, unlike the VIN, engine numbers are not recorded by states, so Sam would not have been able to use it to find the original owner as was shown.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Dean tells Sam that James Dean's car "Little Bastard" is said to have disappeared in 1970 when it actually disappeared around 1960. The owner of the vehicle decided to have it shipped back home to California, the car was loaded into a boxcar in Florida. When the train arrived in L.A. , the boxcar door was still intact and sealed but the car was missing.
- Goof (factual errors): When Sam is interviewing Consuela, she says the man had "bigote" which Sam translates as "beard" when it should've been "mustache". Although the killer that was being described didn't have any mustache so Consuela should've said "barba".
- The Green Dragon Inn is a tavern from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
- Towards the end of the episode, Dean says "Where do we go from here?" This line was used in the 1973 song "Rock On." This song also mentions James Dean, one of the famous people Leshii takes the form of.
- There is a flash of a restaurant front right before Dean and Sam talk on the phone. The restaurant shown is "Green Dragon Inn" which is located on Union Street in Boston, MA along the Freedom Trail, not in Ohio, where the episode takes place.
- Dean introduces himself and Sam as Agents Bonham and Copeland. Both are the last names of drummers. John Bonham was the drummer for Led Zeppelin. Stewart Copeland was the drummer for The Police.
- Jared Padalecki and Paris Hilton previously work together in another "haunted" wax museum piece: House of Wax.