History Recap / SupernaturalS01E17HellHouse

26th Nov '14 10:43:51 AM RaustBD
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* MonsterMisogyny: The spirit haunting the cabin is originally described as only killing girls.

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* MonsterMisogyny: The spirit haunting the cabin is originally described as only killing girls.girls, though in a variation on the trope it's implied to not be out of a hatred of women, but because he (and by extension the ghost) is insane and the ghost still thinks he's "mercy-killing" his starving daughters.
12th Oct '14 2:13:20 AM Silverblade2
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* CallBack: Sam still thinks [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E16Shadow letting Dad leave alone was a bad idea]].



* ContinuityNod: Sam still thinks [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E16Shadow letting Dad leave alone was a bad idea]].



-->'''Dean:''' So, if he really is a thoughtform, how the hell are we supposed to kill an idea?

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-->'''Dean:''' So, if he really is a thoughtform, how the hell are we supposed to kill an idea?
9th Oct '14 2:32:32 AM 102372
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-->'''Dean:''' People believe in SantaClaus. How come I’m not gettin’ hooked up every Christmas?
-->'''Sam:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ‘Cause you’re a bad person.]]

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-->'''Dean:''' ->'''Dean:''' People believe in SantaClaus. How come I’m I'm not gettin’ gettin' hooked up every Christmas?
-->'''Sam:''' ->'''Sam:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ‘Cause you’re 'Cause you're a bad person.]]
person]].



The brothers get a tip about a cabin haunted by a ghost named Mordechai Murdoch in Richardson, Texas from [[http://www.hellhoundslair.com/ Hell Hound's Lair,]] a website run by amateur paranormal investigators [[Characters/SupernaturalGhostfacers Ed and Harry]], but when they investigate, they realize that the supernatural creature described on the website isn't a ghost but is a [[Characters/SupernaturalMonstersAndSupernaturalBeings Tulpa]] that has been [[{{Tulpa}} brought into being by the belief]] of everyone who reads the site. They try to manipulate the website to give the Tulpa a weakness, but the website server crashes before it can come into effect and the brothers are forced to burn the house to stop the creature and save the hapless Ed and Harry. Dean and Sam are also embroiled in an escalating prank war throughout the episode, which ends when they both prank Ed and Harry instead and call a truce.

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The brothers get a tip about a cabin haunted by a ghost named Mordechai Murdoch in Richardson, Texas from [[http://www.hellhoundslair.com/ Hell Hound's Lair,]] Lair]], a website run by amateur paranormal investigators [[Characters/SupernaturalGhostfacers Ed and Harry]], but when they investigate, they realize that the supernatural creature described on the website isn't a ghost but is a [[Characters/SupernaturalMonstersAndSupernaturalBeings Tulpa]] that has been [[{{Tulpa}} brought into being by the belief]] of everyone who reads the site. They try to manipulate the website to give the Tulpa a weakness, but the website server crashes before it can come into effect and the brothers are forced to burn the house to stop the creature and save the hapless Ed and Harry. Dean and Sam are also embroiled in an escalating prank war throughout the episode, which ends when they both prank Ed and Harry instead and call a truce.



* ChekhovsGun: Dean blasts "Fire of Unknown Origin" by the Music/BlueOysterCult when he puts the spoon in sleeping Sam's mouth.

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* ChekhovsGun: Dean blasts "Fire of Unknown Origin" by the Music/BlueOysterCult when he puts the spoon in sleeping Sam's mouth.



* ContinuityNod: We again see Sam's [[http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-laptops Dell Inspiron]] laptop sporting the logo for [[http://covebike.com/ Cove Bikes]]. The laptop was previously seen in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E07HookMan "Hook Man" (S01, Ep 7)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E10Asylum "Asylum" (S01, Ep 10)]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E12Faith "Faith" (S01, Ep 12)]].

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* ContinuityNod: We again see Sam's [[http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-laptops Dell Inspiron]] laptop sporting the logo for [[http://covebike.com/ Cove Bikes]]. The laptop was previously seen in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E07HookMan "Hook Man" (S01, Ep 7)]], E07)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E10Asylum "Asylum" (S01, Ep 10)]], E10)]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E12Faith "Faith" (S01, Ep 12)]].E12)]].



--->'''Teenage guy:''' Oh look, it's the evil root cellar. You know, where Satan cans all his vegetables.

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--->'''Teenage -->'''Teenage guy:''' Oh look, it's the evil root cellar. You know, where Satan cans all his vegetables.



-->'''Dean:''' ''[whistling]'' Looks like old man Murdoch was a bit of a [[GenericGraffiti tagger]] in his time.

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-->'''Dean:''' ''[whistling]'' Looks like old man Old Man Murdoch was a bit of a [[GenericGraffiti tagger]] in during his time.



* EnvironmentalSymbolism: The [[TheWildWest Western themed]] motel and drive-in emphasize the Winchesters' roles as gunslingers who are not bound by authority.

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* EnvironmentalSymbolism: The [[TheWildWest Western themed]] Western-themed]] motel and drive-in emphasize the Winchesters' roles as gunslingers who are not bound by authority.



* NewMediaAreEvil: Or at least the internet is unreliable.

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* NewMediaAreEvil: Or Or, at least least, the internet is unreliable.



-->'''Teenage guy:''' It's just a basement full of skank-filled jars in some crap farmhouse. I don't see anything scary. Do you? ''[other teens look horrified at something behind him]'' What? What is it? ''[He turns around and screams]''

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-->'''Teenage guy:''' It's just a basement full of skank-filled jars in some crap farmhouse. I don't see anything scary. Do you? ''[other teens look horrified at something behind him]'' What? What is it? ''[He turns ''[turns around and screams]''



** Dean recognizes one of the symbols in the cabin as being from a Music/BlueOysterCult album.

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** Dean recognizes one of the symbols in the cabin as being from a the Music/BlueOysterCult album.logo.



-->'''Ed:''' Sweet [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Lord...]]

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-->'''Ed:''' Sweet [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Lord...]]



** One of the bumper stickers on Ed and Harry's trailer says, "[[Film/{{Poltergeist}} Step into the Light Carol Anne]]".
** When facing Mordechai, Ed yells, "[[Film/TheExorcist The power of Christ compels you.]]"

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** One of the bumper stickers on Ed and Harry's trailer says, says "[[Film/{{Poltergeist}} Step into the Light Carol Anne]]".
** When facing Mordechai, Ed yells, "[[Film/TheExorcist The power of Christ compels you.]]"you]]."



-->'''Dean:''' So if he really is a thoughtform, how the hell are we supposed to kill an idea?

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-->'''Dean:''' So So, if he really is a thoughtform, how the hell are we supposed to kill an idea?

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idea?
14th Sep '14 1:40:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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!Non-trope items:
* [[Fridge/SupernaturalS01E17HellHouse Fridge Items.]]
* [[YMMV/SupernaturalS01E17HellHouse YMMV Items.]]

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7th Sep '14 10:11:56 PM yggsassil
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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: ''Literature/HellHouse'' is a horror thriller novel about the haunted Belasco House.
2nd Jul '14 3:04:29 AM LogoP
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* TheBechdelTest: Failed.



* DeggansRule: Failed.
30th Jun '14 6:39:28 PM 102372
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* ModestyTowel: Sam and [[{{Fanservice}} his nice abs.]]

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* ModestyTowel: Sam and [[{{Fanservice}} his nice abs.]]abs]].



* PaterFamilicide: The original explanation for why Mordechai Murdoch's spirit was trapped in the cabin was that he was unable to feed his six daughters during the Depression and killed them all before killing himself.

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* PaterFamilicide: The original explanation for why Mordechai Murdoch's spirit was trapped in the cabin was that he was unable to feed his six daughters during the Depression and so killed them all before killing himself.



--->'''Teenage guy:''' It's just a basement full of skank-filled jars in some crap farmhouse. I don't see anything scary. Do you? ''[other teens look horrified at something behind him]'' What? What is it? ''[He turns around and screams]''

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--->'''Teenage -->'''Teenage guy:''' It's just a basement full of skank-filled jars in some crap farmhouse. I don't see anything scary. Do you? ''[other teens look horrified at something behind him]'' What? What is it? ''[He turns around and screams]''



** Dean dares and the double dares Sam to drink the contents of one of the cans in the cellar, but Sam doesn't go for it.

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** Dean dares and the then double dares Sam to drink the contents of one of the cans in the cellar, but Sam doesn't go for it.


Added DiffLines:

** "WWBD? What would [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] do?"
30th Jun '14 6:34:06 PM 102372
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'''Season 1, Episode 17''':

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[floatboxright:
Previous: Recap/SupernaturalS01E16Shadow\\
Next: Recap/SupernaturalS01E18SomethingWicked]

'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\\
'''Season 1, Episode 17''':17:'''



[[caption-width-right:320:Of all the thing we hunted, how many existed just because people believed in them?]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Of all the thing things we hunted, how many existed just because people believed in them?]]



The brothers get a tip about a cabin haunted by a ghost named Mordechai Murdoch in Richardson, Texas from [[http://www.hellhoundslair.com/ Hell Hound's Lair,]] a website run by amateur paranormal investigators [[Characters/SupernaturalGhostfacers Ed and Harry]], but when they investigate, they realize that the supernatural creature described on the website isn't a ghost but is a [[Characters/SupernaturalMonstersAndSupernaturalBeings Tulpa]] that has been [[{{tulpa}} brought into being by the belief]] of everyone who reads the site. They try to manipulate the website to give the Tulpa a weakness, but the website server crashes before it can come into effect and the brothers are forced to burn the house to stop the creature and save the hapless Ed and Harry. Dean and Sam are also embroiled in an escalating prank war throughout the episode.

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The brothers get a tip about a cabin haunted by a ghost named Mordechai Murdoch in Richardson, Texas from [[http://www.hellhoundslair.com/ Hell Hound's Lair,]] a website run by amateur paranormal investigators [[Characters/SupernaturalGhostfacers Ed and Harry]], but when they investigate, they realize that the supernatural creature described on the website isn't a ghost but is a [[Characters/SupernaturalMonstersAndSupernaturalBeings Tulpa]] that has been [[{{tulpa}} [[{{Tulpa}} brought into being by the belief]] of everyone who reads the site. They try to manipulate the website to give the Tulpa a weakness, but the website server crashes before it can come into effect and the brothers are forced to burn the house to stop the creature and save the hapless Ed and Harry. Dean and Sam are also embroiled in an escalating prank war throughout the episode.
episode, which ends when they both prank Ed and Harry instead and call a truce.



For the series so far = At least 133 humans; 9 ghosts; 1 god; 1 rawhead; 1 shapeshifter; and 1 wendigo.

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For the series so far = At least 133 humans; 9 ghosts; 1 god; 1 rawhead; 1 shapeshifter; and 1 wendigo.



!Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) items:

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!Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) !Non-trope items:



* [[YMMV/SupernaturalS01E17HellHouse Other YMMV Items.]]

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* [[YMMV/SupernaturalS01E17HellHouse Other YMMV Items.]]



* AnnoyingLaugh: The fisherman pull string toy from the restaurant.

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* AnnoyingLaugh: The fisherman pull string pull-string toy from the restaurant.



* BreatherEpisode: This episode is more comedy centered right after the previous WhamEpisode.

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* BreatherEpisode: This episode is more comedy centered comedy-centered, right after the previous WhamEpisode.



* CallBack: Sam still thinks [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E16Shadow letting dad alone was a bad idea.]]

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* CallBack: Sam still thinks [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E16Shadow letting dad Dad leave alone was a bad idea.]]idea]].



-->'''Dean:''' You know I hate to agree with authority figures of any kind... but the cops may be right about this one.

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-->'''Dean:''' You know know, I hate to agree with authority figures of any kind... kind...but the cops may be right about this one.



* ContinuityNod: We again see Sam's [[http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-laptops Dell Inspiron]] laptop sporting the logo for [[http://covebike.com/ Cove Bikes.]] The laptop was previously seen in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E07HookMan "Hook Man" (S01, Ep7)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E10Asylum "Asylum" (S01, Ep10)]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E12Faith "Faith" (S01, Ep12)]].

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* ContinuityNod: We again see Sam's [[http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-laptops Dell Inspiron]] laptop sporting the logo for [[http://covebike.com/ Cove Bikes.]] Bikes]]. The laptop was previously seen in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E07HookMan "Hook Man" (S01, Ep7)]], Ep 7)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E10Asylum "Asylum" (S01, Ep10)]], Ep 10)]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E12Faith "Faith" (S01, Ep12)]].Ep 12)]].



-->'''Dean (whistling):''' Looks like old man Murdock was a bit of a [[GenericGraffiti tagger]] in his time.
-->'''Sam:''' And after his time too. That reverse cross has been used by Satanists for centuries but this sigil of sulfur didn't show up in San Franciso until the '60s.

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-->'''Dean (whistling):''' -->'''Dean:''' ''[whistling]'' Looks like old man Murdock Murdoch was a bit of a [[GenericGraffiti tagger]] in his time.
-->'''Sam:''' And after his time too. That reverse cross has been used by Satanists for centuries centuries, but this sigil of sulfur didn't show up in San Franciso Francisco until the '60s.60s.



* DeadlyPrank: the Hell House itself.
** Two teenagers inadvertently summon a tulpa that kills a girl.

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* DeadlyPrank: the The Hell House itself.
** Two
itself: two teenagers inadvertently summon create a tulpa Tulpa that kills a girl.



** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when Dean finds the powerlines make the EMF readings unreliable.

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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when Dean finds that the powerlines power lines and the transformer nearby make the EMF readings unreliable.



** Sam calls Ed & Harry, [[YouWouldMakeAGreatModel pretending to be a producer]] offering them a movie.
** Dean puts [[TheGodfather a dead fish]] on the back seat of Ed & Harry's car.

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** Sam calls Ed & and Harry, [[YouWouldMakeAGreatModel pretending to be a producer]] offering them a movie.
** Dean puts [[TheGodfather [[Film/TheGodfather a dead fish]] on in the back seat of Ed & and Harry's car.



* OccultDetective: Ed and Harry are pretty much what we'd expect Sam and Dean to be like in RealLife. Effectively putting one big {{Lampshade}} on the entire premise of the show.
* PaterFamilicide: The original explanation for why Mordechai Murdoch's spirit was trapped in the cabin was that he was unable to feed his 6 daughters during the depression and killed them all before killing himself.

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* OccultDetective: Ed and Harry are pretty much what we'd expect Sam and Dean to be like in RealLife. Effectively RealLife, effectively putting one big {{Lampshade}} {{lampshade}} on the entire premise of the show.
* PaterFamilicide: The original explanation for why Mordechai Murdoch's spirit was trapped in the cabin was that he was unable to feed his 6 six daughters during the depression Depression and killed them all before killing himself.



--->'''Teenage guy:''' It's just a basement full of skank-filled jars in some crap farmhouse. I don't see anything scary. Do you? What? What is it? (He turns around and screams.)

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--->'''Teenage guy:''' It's just a basement full of skank-filled jars in some crap farmhouse. I don't see anything scary. Do you? you? ''[other teens look horrified at something behind him]'' What? What is it? (He ''[He turns around and screams.)screams]''



** Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spengler are references to the characters Winston Zeddmore and Egon Spengler from ''{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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** Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spengler are references to the characters Winston Zeddmore and Egon Spengler from ''{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.



-->'''Ed:''' Sweet [[TheLordOfTheRings Lord...]]
-->'''Harry:''' ...[[TheLordOfTheRings of the rings]]. RUN!

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-->'''Ed:''' Sweet [[TheLordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Lord...]]
-->'''Harry:''' ...[[TheLordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings of the rings]]. RUN!



** When facing Mordechai, Ed yells, "[[TheExorcist The power of Christ compels you.]]"

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** When facing Mordechai, Ed yells, "[[TheExorcist "[[Film/TheExorcist The power of Christ compels you.]]"



** "But, Ed, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she's stronger than me."]]

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** "But, Ed, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she's stronger than me."]]]]"



-->'''Dean:''' So if he really is a thought form, how the hell are we supposed to kill an idea?

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-->'''Dean:''' So if he really is a thought form, thoughtform, how the hell are we supposed to kill an idea?
17th May '14 8:08:46 AM Silverblade2
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For this episode = [[spoiler: 1 human]].

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For this episode = [[spoiler: 1 human]].human.
17th Mar '14 1:56:45 PM erforce
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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: ''HellHouse'' is a horror thriller novel about the haunted Belasco House.

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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: ''HellHouse'' ''Literature/HellHouse'' is a horror thriller novel about the haunted Belasco House.
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