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|title= Everybody Loves a Clown
|episode= Season 2, Episode 2
|firstaired= October 5, 2006
|writer= [[John Shiban]]
|imdb= [http://imdb.com/title/tt0829062/ Everybody Loves a Clown]
|outline= After listening to a message on [[John]]'s cell phone from a woman named [[Ellen]], [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] decide to track her down.
|location= Nebraska<br> Sioux Falls, South Dakota<br> Medford, Wisconsin
|timeline= One week after [[2.01 In My Time of Dying]]
|map= <googlemap lat="42.940339" lon="-92.724609" zoom="4" width="300" height="300" overview="yes" controls="small">
45.138812, -90.346077, Medford, WI, USA
[[Dean]] and [[Sam]] cremate their father’s remains on a [[Hunter's Funeral Pyre|funeral pyre]]. As they say farewell to him, Sam asks Dean whether [[John]] had any final words. After a pause, Dean lies and says no.
While staying with [[Bobby]], Dean is consumed with repairing the [[Impala]], and refuses to discuss John’s death. Sam finds an old message on John’s cell phone and they track it down to an address. The boys borrow a Dodge Caravan from Bobby and go to [[Harvelle’s Roadhouse]]. Here they meet [[Ellen Harvelle]] and her daughter [[Jo]] who, to the boys’ surprise, knew their father and know all about [[demons]]. The Roadhouse is a regular haunt of [[hunters]], and Ellen’s deceased husband
, [[Bill Harvelle|Bill]] was also a hunter. Another regular at the Roadhouse, [[Ash]], offers to help analyze John’s research on [[the Yellow-Eyed Demon]].
While waiting for Ash to complete his work, the boys investigate a series of murders that have occurred while a circus is in town. A clown has been seen in the vicinity of the deaths. The boys get jobs working at the circus, but continue to clash over how they are dealing with their grief.
* [[Costumes & Disguises]]
* [[Dean's Leather Jacket]]
Dean's Cell Phone]]
* [[Harvelle's Roadhouse]]
* [[Hunter's Funeral Pyre]]
* [[Jo's Blog]]
* [[Singer Salvage Yard]]
* [[Star Wars]]
Talking in Unison]]
* [[The X-Files]]
'''Sam:''' All right, Dean, it's just... We've been at Bobby's for over a week now and you haven't brought up
'''Dean:''' You know what? You're right. Come here. I'm gonna lay my head gently on your shoulder. Maybe we can cry, hug, and maybe even slow dance.<br>
'''Sam:''' Don't patronize me, Dean, Dad is dead. The Colt is gone, and it seems pretty damn likely that the demon is behind all of this, and you're acting like nothing happened.
'''Ash:''' Come on. This crap ain't real. There ain't nobody can track a demon like this.<br>
dad could.<br>'''Ash:''' There are non-parametrics, statistical overviews, prospects and correlations, I mean... damn! They're signs. Omens. Uh, if you can track 'em, you can track this demon. You know, like crop failures, electrical storms... You ever been struck by lightening? It ain't fun.
'''Sam:''' Yeah. I think. Dad would have wanted me to stick with the job.<br>
'''Dean:''' Since when do you give a damn what
dad wanted? You spent half your life doing exactly what he didn't want, Sam.<br>
'''Sam:''' Since he died, okay? Do you have a problem with that?<br>
'''Dean:''' Naw, I don't have a problem at all.
'''Sam:''' You were right.<br>
'''Dean:''' About what?<br>
'''Sam:''' About me and
dad. I'm sorry that the last time I was with him I tried to pick a fight. I'm sorry that I spent most of my life angry at him. I mean, for all I know he died thinking that I hate him. So you're right. What I'm doing right now, it's too little. It's too late. I miss him, man. And I feel guilty as hell. And I'm not all right. Not at all. But neither are you. That much I know... I'll let you get back to work.
"Everybody Loves a Clown" is a reference to the [
song http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Loves_a_Clown_(song)] by Gary Lewis & the Playboys.
'''Dean:''' You didn't think I'd remember, did you? I mean, come on, you still bust out crying whenever you see Ronald McDonald on the television.
:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Mcdonald Ronald McDonald] is the mascot for the fast-food restaurant chain [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s McDonald’s.] This line is also considered by some to be to a fantext - gekizetsu's [http://eighth-horizon.livejournal.com/tag/drunken%20sam-fu Letters from Sam to Stephen King.]
'''Ash:''' It's nowhere around. At least, nowhere I can find. But if this fugly bastard raises his head, I'll know. I mean, I'm on it like Divine on dog dookie.
:''This is a reference to the John Waters film, [http://imdb.com/title/tt0069089/ Pink Flamingos], in which infamous
transvestite Divine eats dog feces. Pink Flamingos is widely considered the epitome of bad taste films, and arguably it's Ash who makes this reference because he seems to fit the trash demographic Waters portrays and celebrates in his films.''
The writer of this episode John
Sihban wrote for ''[[The X-Files]]''. Ken Kramer who plays [[Mr. Cooper]] appeared in three ''X-Files'' episodes (as different characters) and [[Chad Lindberg]] ([[Ash]]) also appeared in one episode. See [[Weren't You On Another TV Show?]] for a detailed list of actors who have appeared in both ''Supernatural'' and ''The X-Files''.
lot of the things that should make Sam uneasy was ad-libbed. Phil Sgriccia, co-executive producer, relates the story of the clown-chair in Mr. Cooper's trailer: "As the boys came in, I said to Jensen, 'Sam hates clowns, which chair do you sit in?'"[[ S2Com]] , p.28.
The town in which the [[rakshasa]] first strikes in this episode is Medford, Wisconsin.
* [[2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown (transcript)]]
Episode Promo : 2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown]