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"Schwanzkopf"
Series Preacher
Season 3, Episode 9
Preacher 3x09 001
Air date August 19th, 2018
Writers Gary Tieche
Director Kevin Hooks
Producers Gary Tieche; Anne Johns; Carla Ching; Mary Laws; Dominic Cooper; Mark Stegemann; Garth Ennis; Ken F. Levin; Jason Netter; Ori Marmur; Vivian Cannon; Sara Goodman; Mark McNair; Michael Slovis; Neal H. Moritz; Seth Rogen; Evan Goldberg; James Weaver; Sam Catlin; Sheila Phillips; Natalie Angel
Starring Dominic Cooper; Joseph Gilgun; Ruth Negga; Graham McTavish; Ian Colletti; Pip Torrens; Noah Taylor; Julie Ann Emery; Malcolm Barrett; Colin Cunningham; Betty Buckley
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"Schwanzkophf" is the ninth episode of season three of the supernatural drama series Preacher and the thirty-second episode of the series overall. It was directed by Kevin Hooks with a script written by Gary Tieche. It first aired on AMC on Sunday, August 19th 2018 at 10:00 pm.

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Actor Role
Dominic Cooper Jesse Custer
Joseph Gilgun Cassidy
Ruth Negga Tulip O'Hare
Graham McTavish The Saint of Killers
Ian Colletti Eugene "Arseface" Root
Pip Torrens Klaus Helmut Starr
Noah Taylor Adolf Hitler
Julie Ann Emery Lara Featherstone
Malcolm Barrett F.J. Hoover
Colin Cunningham T.C.
Betty Buckley Marie L'Angell

Guest Starring Edit

Actor Role
Jeremy Childs Jody
Tyson Ritter Humperdoo
Jonny Coyne Allfather D'Aronique
Adam Croasdell Eccarius

Co-Starring Edit

Actor Role
Karen Strassman Doctor Lois Slotnick
Erinn Ruth Angel of Death
Nathaniel Woolsey Kevin Rosen
Theresa O'Shea Mrs. Rosen
Peter Jaymes, Jr. Security guard


Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-MA. It contains scenes with strong language, graphic violence and other forms of content that may be deemed inappropriate for younger viewers.
  • This episode had a viewership of 977,000 people, which is up by 40,000 from the previous episode. It has the second highest viewership of the season after the season finale. This episode rated 0.26% in the 18-49 viewing demographic.
  • All of the credited cast members for this season appear in this episode.
  • This is the second appearance of Doctor Lois Slotnick. She appeared last in "The Tom/Brady". It is her final appearance this season.
  • This is the fifth and final appearance of Allfather D'Aronique. He explodes spectacularly in this episode. He is survived by his sphincter.
  • There are three vehicles of note in this episode: A bus that is en route to Hell, a fire engine that Jesse commandeers to bring him back to Angelville, and a Nazi panzer briefly seen after the bus rolls over.
  • This episode reveals that The Grail has been cloning Humperdoo in the hopes of putting together at least one that would serve as a compatible repository for the Genesis power.

Allusions Edit

  • The title of this episode is a German word which translates to "Dickhead". This is a reference to Herr Starr, whom Jesse thinks is a dickhead, but also because his cranial injury makes his head resemble a penis.
  • Reference is made to God in this episode.
  • Reference is made to The Devil in this episode.
  • Adolf Hitler makes reference to Rick from Circuit Works. This is Hitler's Nazi contact, whom he tries in vain to contact in this episode. Rick appeared last in "The Tom/Brady".

Jesse's commands Edit

  • He tells two security guards to "Freeze".
  • He commands Herr Starr to remain in place. He later tells him to "relax".
  • Jesse tells Herr Starr "no more hats". After which, Jesse comments about how his head resembles a penis to which Starr replies, "So I've been told".

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