|| Everybody Hates Hitler
| Episode #
|| Season 8, Episode 13
| First aired
|| February 6, 2013
| Directed by
|| Philip Sgriccia
| Written by
|| Ben Edlund
| On IMDB
|| Everybody Hates Hitler
|| Side by side with a golem and the grandson of a rabbi, Sam and Dean try to stop the mysterious Thule Society who seem to have found a way to live forever.
|| Thule Society
|| Vitsyebsk, Belarus|
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In Vitsyebsk, Belarus following the Nazi occupation in World War II, the Thule Society established a camp where they carried out terrible magical experiments on the Jewish people in attempts to reanimate the dead. Commander Eckhart devises the experiments and records the results, which eventually lead to him being able to revive dead Nazis, in a red ledger. The Judah Initiative raised a Golem to destroy the camp, but Eckhart uses magic and escapes leaving the red ledger behind.
In the years since the war, Rabbi Bass, a member of the Judah Initiative has moved to America bringing the Golem with him. He continued the work of the Judah Initiative and has been trying to find the red ledger. He attempts to tell his children, and later his grandson about the Thule Society and his work, but they think they are made-up stories, part of his coping with the horrors of the war.
In a college town in Pennsylvania, but he is being followed by Torvald a member of the Thule Society. Torvald eventually causes him to combust after the Rabbi locates the ledger.
Meanwhile, Sam and Dean arrive at the bunker, the secret lair of the Men of Letters. It is incredibly well set up, including an extensive library, which Sam greets with glee. Dean is happy to find out there is good water pressure. Sam finds the story of Rabbi Bass' death, and finds his connection to the Judah Initiative in the bunker files.
At his Bar Mitzvah, Rabbi gives Aaron a book on how to manage a Golem. Unfortunately Aaron uses pages to roll a joint of marijuana.
- "Love High" by Dude Royal
- (plays in the bar while Rabbi Bass is there)
- "Get Thee Behind Me Satan" by Ella Fitzgerald
- (plays when Sam and Dean are first in the bunker)
- "Sunny Side of the Street" by Frankie Laine
- (plays over the end scene of Sam and Dean in the bunker)
Dean: The water pressure in the Letters' shower room is marvelous.
Aaron: What, do you two just break in wherever you go?
Dean: Our dad wanted us to have a solid career to fall back on just in case this "hunter" thing didn't work out.
Dean: Nazi Necromancers.
Why you following me, gingerbread?
Aaron: Oh, so we didn't have a thing back there?
Dean: Back, where?...What now?
Aaron: I'm sorry. I thought we had a thing back at the quad. You know, a little eye magic? A moment? I saw you here and I figured I'd wait until you were done with your meeting and then we might...
Dean: Yeah, but no. No moment. This is a federal investigation.
Is that supposed to make you less interesting?
Dean: That's weird, I thought I was being followed earlier. Turned out to be a gay thing.
Golem: This boy knows nothing, observes none of the mitzvahs, labours on the Sabbath, dines on swine...
Aaron: Everybody loves bacon!
Torvald: (defiantly) Long Live the Thule! (the Golem snaps his neck)
Dean: Or not.
Aaron: These guys are psychopaths!
Dean: Well, now we know. Paper beats Golem, fire beats undead Nazi zombie freaks.
Sam: You gonna take off the dead guy robe?
Trivia & References
The title of the episode is a play on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris
. Every episode title began with "Everybody Hates… ". Supernatural Producer Jim Michaels
was a producer on Everybody Hates Chris.
Hal Linden who played Rabbi Bass
also played the grandfather of Adam Rose (Aaron Bass
) once before in a play called The Gathering. source
Dean's is thrilled to find that The Bunker
built by the Men of Letters
has a shower with good water pressure. A good shower is a long-standing indulgence of Dean's. Back in 1.08 Bugs
, he was thrilled to be able to squat in a display home with a Steam Shower
You mean, how do we "Oh No!" Mr. Bill over there?
- Mr. Bill was a clay figure that gained popularity in short films that aired as part of Saturday Night Live. In each short, Mr. Bill would typically suffer abuse and eventual destruction with a cry of "Ohhhh noooooooooooooo..." in a high-pitched voice.
The Golem states that it was raised in the Vitsyebsk Ghetto
. This was a real place where the occupying Nazis forced the Jewish people of Vitsyebsk to live. Over a three month period ending in October 1941, it is estimated between 6500 and 8000 Jews there were murdered by the Nazis. source
Yeah, keep walking. You Chia-Pet.
- Chia-Pets are American styled terracotta figures used to sprout chia. The chia sprouts grow within a couple of weeks to resemble the animal's fur or hair.
I didn't see any letters on Clayface.
- Clayface is the alias of several DC Comics villians who are all made of clay and have the ability to shapeshift. source
One badass Hummel figurine.
- Hummel figurines are porcelain figurines based on the drawings of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel. They were first produced in 1935 and became very popular in the United States.
Zombie Nazis have become a popular sub-genre of zombies and have featured in video games such as Call of Duty and Return to Castle Wolfenstein, as well as in a number of movies source
Although they weren't referenced in this episode, two of the four Indiana Jones
movies are about Nazis trying to obtain religious relics to use as weapons. The link between Nazis and the occult
has been the subject of numerous books and movies. In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
, Indiana Jones says, "Nazis... I hate these guys." which somewhat ties into the title for this episode.
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts