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Name Howard
Actor Michael Beck
Dates  ???? – 2012 (killed by his own hoodoo)
Location Wichita, Kansas
Occupation Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie employee
Episode(s) 7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie


As a child, Howard witnessed his brother drown, and he continued to be traumatized by this. Howard blamed his parents for his brother's death. As an employee at Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie in Wichita, Kansas, Howard used hoodoo to exact revenge on people he perceived as mean or neglectful parents.


Howard and his brother as children.

7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie

When Sam and Dean arrive in town, one man has been killed by a giant octopus, and then another is gored by a unicorn. When the janitor, Saul, offers to give Sam information, he is killed by a shark in the kiddies' ball pit.

Another employee, Cliff, tells Dean and Sam that he and Saul heard noises coming from the sub-basement. When one of the waitresses, Libby, berates her son Tyler, she appears to be the next victim. Sam follows, on the lookout for the giant robot with laser beam eyes (Tyler's fear).

Dean goes to the sub-basement, and finds Howard's hoodoo books and equipment, including a cauldron with a fire in it. Howard confronts him, and tells him how he takes a drawing of the child's fear — which the restaurant chain encourages them to do on placemats — and combines it with an object owned by the parent. There is power in the child's fear and, combined with the spell, it manifests in reality. Howard then tells Dean that he put a spell on Sam. As Sam watches Libby and Tyler, he is approached by two evil-looking clowns who attack him.

Dean manages to get a clown statue Howard owns, along with a drawing he did of his brother drowning, and tosses them into the fire. Howard's drowned brother appears, and Howard "drowns."