TV and Movie Quotes (Season 3)

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TV and movie references spoken by Sam or Dean or in their presence.

3.01 The Magnificent Seven

Writer: Eric Kripke

Dean: It’s weird man, I mean the night the Devil's Gate opened, all these weirdo storm clouds were sighted over how many cities?
Dean: Seventeen. You’d think it’d be Apocalypse Now. It’s been five days and bupkis.

Apocalypse Now is an iconic France Ford Coppola movie set in the Vietnam War and based on Joseph Conrad’s book Heart of Darkness

Bobby: So where's your brother?
Sam: Polling the electorate.

On The Simpsons, the local cops joke that Mayor "Diamond Joe" Quimby is "polling the electorate" whenever he meets an attractive young woman for a motel-room tryst.

Isaac: This ain't Scooby-Doo.

Scooby-Doo was a long running cartoon series about four friends and a dog called Scooby-Doo who hunt down ghosts and the supernatural.

Offscreen voice: You better call Grissom.

A shout-out at the Shoe Rage crime scene to the character Gil Grisson from the TV show CSI:Crime Scene Investigation.

Dean: What’s in the box? (pause) Brad Pitt? Seven? No?

Se7en directed by Fight Club’s David Fincher, it is dark movie about serial killer who bases each murder on a gruesome interpretation of the seven deadly sins. His final kill is based on his envy of detective (Brad Pitt) and his wife. And no. I am not going to tell you what’s in the box!

Dean: I'll say it again. Who was that masked chick?

A reworking of the line "Who was that masked man?" from The Lone Ranger, a long running radio and TV series which featured a masked Texas Ranger.

3.02 The Kids Are Alright

Writer: Eric Kripke

Dean: Gumby girl... Does that make me Pokey?

Gumby was a stop-motion/claymation kids' show. Being made of plasticine, Gumby was exceedingly flexible. His best friend was a red plasticine horse named "Pokey".

Ruby: Ding Dong, the demon's dead.

This line comes from the musical The Wizard of Oz, where it originally is "Ding Dong, the witch is dead" and refers to the Wicked Witch of the West.

Ruby: Doesn't change the fact that you're special, in that Anthony Michael Hall ESP vision kind of way.

Anthony Michael Hall played Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone, a man who could see the future by touching someone. The show is based on a novel by Stephen King.

Ruby: Yeah. Generation of psychic kids, Yellow-Eyed Demon rounds you up, Celebrity Deathmatch ensues. You're the sole survivor.

Celebrity Deathmatch was a comedy show on MTV in which claymation celebrities would fight each other to the death, with often grisly results.

3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock

Writer: Ben Edlund

Dean: Don’t worry, Bobby will find a way to break it. Until then I say we hit Vegas. Pull a little Rain Man. You can be Rain Man.

Rain Man was a 1988 movie starring Tom Cruise as Charlie with Dustin Hoffman as his autistic-savant brother, Raymond. During the film, Charlie uses Raymond's mathematical genius to win at the casino's in Vegas.

Dean: I'm Batman!
Sam: Yeah. You're Batman.

Batman a.k.a. The Caped Crusader is a superhero created by DC comics in 1939. His secret identity is as millionaire Bruce Wayne. Unlike many superheroes, he does not possess any special powers, but is renowned for his physical abilities and particularly his use of gadgets and technology. Batman also featured in a 1960s camp pop TV series, and a series of blockbuster movies.

Kubrick: I'm on a mission from God.

A reference to the famous "We're on a mission from God" line from the film The Blues Brothers.

Dean: Say goodbye, wascawy wabbit.

A reference to Elmer Fudd's famous term (and pronunciation) for Bugs Bunny.

3.04 Sin City

Writers: Robert Singer and Jeremy Carver

Casey: Sure. You Winchester boys are famous. Not Lohan famous,but,you know...

A reference to the actress who often features in the tabloids, Lindsay Lohan

Casey: So Trotter built it and, man, did they come.

A reference to the movie Field of Dreams where an Iowa farmer, Ray Kinsella, hears a voice in his corn field that tells him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of eight Chicago White Sox players.

3.05 Bedtime Stories

Writer: Cathryn Humphris

Dean: Could like Mischa Barton. The Sixth Sense, not The O.C.

In the movie The Sixth Sense, Mischa Barton plays the ghost of a young girl who was poisoned by her mother. She seeks to communicate this fact with Haley Joel Osment. In the TV series The O.C. Mischa played Marissa Cooper.

3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas

Writer: Jeremy Carver

Dean: Well, you say it like that – I guess you guys are the Cunninghams.

The Cunninghams were major characters in the TV series Happy Days, which presented an idealized vision of life in the United States in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s.

3.09 Malleus Maleficarum

Writer: Ben Edlund

Dean: So are we looking for some craggy old Blair bitch in the woods?

A reference to the movie The Blair Witch Project.

Dean: It’s like Fatal Attraction all over again.

Fatal Attraction was a 1987 movie starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas. After a brief affair while his family is away, Michael Douglas' character wants no more to do with Glenn Close. She starts stalking and terrorizing him and his family, and in a famous scene, kills the family's pet rabbit, and leaves it boiling on the stove for them to find.

Tammi: Nice dick work, Magnum.

Thomas Magnum was a private investigator who lived in Hawaii in the 1980's show Magnum P.I..

Tammi: That's what happens when you get voted off the island.

A reference to the system of contestant elimination on the reality TV show Survivor.

Dean: I saw Hellraiser, I get the gist.
Ruby: Actually, they got it pretty right, except for all the custom leather.

Hellraiser was a 1987 horror movie, based on the novella The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker.

3.10 Dream a Little Dream of Me

Writers: Sera Gamble and Cathryn Humphris

Sam: This Dream Root is serious mojo. You take enough of it with enough practice, you become a regular Freddy Krueger.

Freddy Krueger is a fictional character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series of films. Created by Wes Craven and portrayed by actor Robert Englund, he is an undead serial killer, who can attack his victims from within their own dreams.

3.11 Mystery Spot

Writers: Jeremy Carver and Emily McLaughlin

Dean: Sounds pretty X-Files to me.

The X-Files was a '90s series about aliens and the paranormal. Kim Manners who directed this episode, was a director and producer on The X-Files. He also directed The X-Files's time loop episode [ "Monday.

Dean: Like Groundhog Day?

Groundhog Day was a 1993 movie starring Bill Murray, where his character relives the same day over and over.

Dean: Okay Kojak, let’s get you outside.

Kojak was a tough cop played by Telly Savalas in the eponymous '70s series.

Trickster: You’re like Travis Bickle in a skirt

Travis Bickle was the obsessed taxi driver played by Robert DeNiro in the Martin Scorsese movie Taxi Driver.

Trickster: Whoever said Dean was the dysfunctional had never seen you with a sharp object in your hands. Holy, Full Metal Jacket.

Full Metal Jacket was a 1987 Kubrick movie following the transformation into psychotic killers of the protagonist and his marine comrades through dehumanising training at bootcamp and the brutality of the Vietnam War. At the film’s climax the protagonist bayonets a sniper who is a young Vietnamese girl.

3.12 Jus in Bello

Writer: Sera Gamble

Henriksen: Work with me here. I'll get them our of your hair and on to Supermax, and you'll be home in enough time to watch the Farm Report.

The Farm Report (also known as USFR for short) is a weekly syndicated television program, presented in magazine format, and focusing on agriculture and agribusiness. It is hosted by John Phipps and is based in South Bend, Indiana.

Henriksen: What do you need?
Dean: Salt. Lots and lots of salt.

This could be paraphrasing the movie The Matrix. When Neo's asked, "What do you need [to save Morpheus]?" He answers, "Guns. Lots of guns".

3.13 Ghostfacers

Writer: Ben Edlund

Sam: Daggett was the Norman Bates stuff-your-mother kind of lonely.

Norman Bates was the main character in Psycho, who kept the preserved corpse of his mother.

3.14 Long-Distance Call

Writer: Jeremy Carver

Dean: Just watch out for Chris Hansen.

Chris Hansen is an NBC reporter on Dateline who tracks down sexual predators who find their victims on the Internet.

3.15 Time Is on My Side

Writer: Sera Gamble

Dean: [referring to bloody fingerprints] Okay, great. My man Dave Caruso will be stoked to hear it.

Dave Caruso plays Horatio Caine, the lead investigator on CSI:Miami. This role is later parodied in 5.08 Changing Channels.

Dean: Zombie with skills. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Zombie.

This is a reference to the TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Jane Seymour, who played Dr. Quinn, also played Genevieve Teague, the mother of Jensen’s character Jason Teague on Smallville.

Dean: A little Antiques Roadshow surgery, some organ theft.

Antiques Roadshow is a TV series where people bring their old treasures (or trash) to be appraised.

3.16 No Rest for the Wicked

Writer: Eric Kripke

Dean: What, are you gonna give her the Carrie-stare and Lilith goes poof?

A reference to the character Carrie from the Stephen King novel of the same name (also a film by Brian De Palma).

Dean: Our slutty little Yoda.

Yoda taught Luke Skywalker the ways of the Force in The Empire Strikes Back.

Dean (to Sam and Bobby) This is a terrific plan. I'm excited to be a part of it.

This line is almost a direct quote from Ghostbusters. Bill Murray uses this line right before the Ghostbusters take out Gozer by crossing the streams.

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