Shake and Fingerpop
Episode 4 of 12 within Season Two. Item 16 of 86 overall.
Production number 204.
Alan Ball - Writer
Michael Lehmann - Director
19 votes

With Jessica in tow, Bill and Sookie head to Dallas to carry out Eric’s vampire-reconnaissance mission – but a surprise awaits them at the airport.  At the Light of Day Institute, Jason  falls victim to a practical joke, but has the last laugh when the Newlins anoint him for a higher calling. 

Maryann throws Tara a birthday party at Sookie’s, attracting much of Bon Temps to its Bacchanalian revelry.  Sam postpones his departure from town to attend the bash, connecting with Daphne in the process.  Having barely escaped Fangtasia, Lafayette finds himself reluctantly pulled back into Eric’s orbit.

original air date-July 12,2009   rating--3.90 million


songs--Theme song-"Bad Things" by Jace Everett

  1. "Louisiana Hot Sauce" by Sammy Kershaw
  2. "Beni Beni (Acoustic)' by Niyaz
  3. "Wrong Path" by 5 Alarm Music
  4. "Walking In the Shadow of the Blues" by Little Charlie and the Night Cats
  5. "Rhythm Bound' by Steve Byers
  6. 'Nowhere to Go" by Black Toast
  7. "Shake and Fingerpop" by Junior Walker and the Allstars
  8. "Dig" by Headbone featuring Bubba Kendall
  9. "Wellness Farm" by Saafi Brothers
  10. "High Anxiety" by LA Post
  11. "(The Forgotten People)" by Thievery Corporation
  12. "The Final Challenge" by LA Post
  13. "Watch My Mouth" by Cazwell
  14. "Aqua Dub" by Peyote Sound System


Goof: Tara goes to visit LaFayette and he goes to the door to let her in, but he pretends to turn an already unlocked deadbolt.

Trivia: The hotel that Bill and Sookie check into in Dallas is called Carmilla. Carmilla, by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, is the title of one of the first vampire novels, published in 1872. It is the basis for numerous films, including Vampyr (1932), Et mourir de plaisir (1960), La cripta e l'incubo (1964), Carmilla (1999) and Carmilla (2011). Carmilla was also the name of the main vampire villain in Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)


In the near future, thanks to the Japanese invention of synthetic blood, vampires have "come out of the coffin" and are trying to peacefully co-exist with humanity. When a vampire moves into the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the tolerance of the locals is put to the test. Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse, unusual in her own right because she can read minds, finds herself drawn to the stranger whose mind is hidden from her.

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alternative title

Also known as - Southern Vampire

regional titles

Schud en Fingerpop
Shake and Fingerpop
Shake and Fingerpop
Shake und Fingerpop
Croith agus Fingerpop
Agitare e Fingerpop
Agitar y Fingerpop