TV and Movie Quotes (Season 6)

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

6.02 Two and a Half Men

Writer: Adam Glass

Sam: Welcome to the party Guttenberg!

A reference to the movie 3 Men and a Baby starring Steve Guttenberg, in which 3 bachelors have to raise a baby.

Sam: You've got a whole Dr. Huxtable vibe coming off of you. You're like... father material.

A reference to Bill Cosby's character in the TV sitcom The Cosby Show.

6.03 The Third Man

Writer: Ben Edlund

Dean: Whoa, looking sharp, Kojak.

Kojak was a 1970s series (unsuccessfully revived in 2005) about a bald and dapper New York City Police Department Detective, Lieutenant Theo Kojak played by Telly Savalas. Kojak's Greek heritage, shared by actor Savalas, was prominently featured in the series.

Dean: What is Chuck Heston's disco stick doing down here anyways?

Charlton Heston, or Chuck Heston, played Moses in the 1956 film The Ten Commandments.

Dean: I was expecting more Dr. No, less Liberace.

Dr. Julius No is the villain in the James Bond novel and film Dr. No.

6.04 Weekend at Bobby's

Writers: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin

Bobby: I'm going Dateline on your ass.

Dateline, or Dateline NBC, is broadcast by NBC and is a U.S. weekly television news magazine that has done investigative stories that involve using black lights to reveal suspicious stains in hotel rooms.

Marcy: I love scary movies. Hey, have you seen Drag Me to Hell?

Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film involving a lamia, a creature which Sam and Dean are coincidentally hunting in the episode. It is directed by Sam Raimi and the screenplay is by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi.

Rufus: How about Godzilla?

Godzilla is a Japanese movie monster first appearing in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla. Since then, Godzilla has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon starring in 28 films.

Rufus: Well then, behind door number 2, Bob.

In the television game show Let's Make a Deal, deals are offered to members of the audience by the host. The contestants usually have to weigh the possibility of an offer "behind door number 2" being a more valuable prize than the one that they've already earned.

Bobby: So you're telling me there's a chance?

Jim Carrey's character says the same line in Dumb and Dumber.

Bobby: Do I look like Dr. Phil to you?

A reference to TV host and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw.

Crowley: So, you got a glimpse behind the curtain.

Could be a reference to the The Wizard of Oz film and the character of the wizard, who creates a godlike persona to impress the subjects of Oz but is actually just a man behind a curtain.

Dean: Hey, any time we get to "punk" Crowley works for us.

Punk'd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series that first aired on MTV in 2003 and was produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher.

6.05 Live Free or Twihard

Writer: Brett Matthews

Dean: Hey, try Lautner.

A reference to Twilight, in this case to actor Taylor Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob Black.

Sam: Hey, how many T's are there in Pattin- That's it. We're in!

Another reference to Twilight, this time to actor Robert Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen.'

Dean: Newsflash, Mr. Wizard vampires pee!

A reference to the science-oriented children's TV show Mr. Wizard.

6.06 You Can't Handle the Truth

Writers: David Reed, Eric Charmelo, and Nicole Snyder

Dean: Right, and then big sis' "Taxicab Confession" sends her over the edge.

Taxicab Confessions is an HBO documentary series in which taxi passengers are asked to tell stories about themselves while they are being recorded by hidden cameras during the ride.

Dean: What, Satan is my co-pilot?

A play on the phrase "God is my co-pilot," which comes from the book and movie of the same name.

Dean: Anything from Marathon Man?

A reference to the novel and film of the same name, in particular the famous interrogation scene where the main character is tortured by a dentist.

Sam: Now, I'd actually like to see all the suicides that came in this week - not just Dr. Giggles.

Dr. Giggles is a 1992 slasher film directed by Manny Coto, and starring Larry Drake as the titular antagonist. Dr. Giggles. There was also a two issue limited comic book adaptation published by Dark Horse Comics.

Bobby: Well, I'm here hitting the books while drinking a nice glass of milk and watching Tori & Dean.

Tori & Dean is a reality show on the Oxygen Network starring actress Tori Spelling and her second husband, actor Dean McDermott.

Dean: You froze? You have been Terminator since you got back.

The Terminator refers to a number of fictional characters portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the eponymous series of movies – a cyborg, initially portrayed as a programmable assassin, main protagonist, and military infiltration unit.

Dean: So all that tribute vanishing from the morgue - what do you think, a Soylent Green situation?

Soylent Green is a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer that features a dystopian future in which much of the population survives on processed food rations, including the newly produced "soylent green." As revealed in the famous final lines of the movie: "Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!"

Veritas: (to Dean) So Sam walking back into your life must've been a relief. Mallory to your Mickey.

Mickey and Mallory Knox are the murderous couple who feature in the 1994 Oliver Stone movie Natural Born Killers.

6.07 Family Matters

Writers: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin

Dean: (to Christian) Hello, Newman.

This was a catchphrase of Jerry Seinfeld in the eponymous '90s sitcom. Jerry used it whenever his neighbor and nemesis Newman appeared.

Dean: And if you weren't RoboSam, you'd feel it, too.

A probable reference to the lead character from Robocop.

Dean: I'm asking the questions here, Fright Night.

Fright Night is a horror comedy movie in which a kid discovers his next door neighbor is a vampire.

Dean: Putting Jaws in a fish bowl?

A reference to the killer great white shark in the movie Jaws.

Crowley: Me, Charlie. You, angels.

A reference to the popular TV show and movie Charlie's Angels.

6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven

Writer: Adam Glass

Dean: Let me get dressed, Robocop.

Robocop was the main character in a movie of the same name about a cop who is wounded and then made into a powerful cyborg.

Dean: How you doing? Agents Holt and Wilson.

Holt and Wilson are police officers in the 1981 movie Wolfen, which features intelligent wolves stalking man in the cities.

Sam: Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria.

This line is by Dr. Venkman, played by Bill Murray, in Ghostbusters.

Dean: Where is this little "Scooby Gang" of yours?

Scooby-Doo is a media franchise based around several animated television series. All versions of the show feature a talking dog named Scooby-Doo and his "gang."

Dean: I mean, it's your Gigantor body and and maybe your brain, but it's not you.

Gigantor is the giant robot in the cartoon series of the same name.

Sam: I'd double-cross us.
Dean: Thanks, Dexter. That's reassuring.

Dexter is the serial killer protagonist in a series of books starting with Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay by and a TV Series called Dexter on Showtime.

6.09 Clap Your Hands If You Believe...

Writer: Ben Edlund

Wayne Whittaker: Like I said before, son. The truth is out there.

"The Truth Is Out There" was the catchphrase/motto of The X-Files.

Sam: Little big man.

Little Big Man was a Native American chief, a fearless and respected warrior who fought under, and was rivals with, Crazy Horse. It was also a 1970 American Western film directed by Arthur Penn and based on the 1964 novel by Thomas Berger.

6.10 Caged Heat

Writers: Brett Matthews and Jenny Klein

Sam: Cas, we found something. It's this gold box. Apparently Nazis were after it back in the day. Someone tried to open it and their face melted off. I think its the - ready for this - the Arc of the Convenant.
Castiel: I'm here Sam. Where's the box?
Sam: I can't believe you fell for that. That was the plot of Raiders, idiot.

Sam is referring to Raiders of the Lost Ark - the first of the Indiana Jones movies.

Meg: I sure remember you, Clarence.

In 5.10 Abandon All Hope..., Meg called Castiel Clarence in reference to the movie It's a Wonderful Life, in which the angel Clarence shows Jimmy Stewart that life is worth living, and then finally gets his wings and goes to Heaven.

Dean: I mean, the guy's a freaking replicant.

A replicant is a bio-engineered or bio-robotic being created in the film Blade Runner. A central question of the movie is whether or not replicants can be considered human or if they have a soul, and is a broader theme about artificial intelligence (e.g., HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey) in numerous science fiction novels and movies.

Meg: Seacrest out.

A line Ryan Seacrest uses at the end of every episode of American Idol.

Dean: Shawshank's a great flick, but let's skip the shower scene.

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American prison drama film adapted from the Stephen King novella "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption." Incidentally, Mark Rolston, who played Dean's nemesis Alistair in 4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer and 4.10 Heaven and Hell, also had a role in The Shawshank Redemption, and was most famously known for this "shower scene", in which he approached the male lead character for sex.

6.11 Appointment in Samarra

Writers: Sera Gamble and Robert Singer

Bobby: Don't say, "here's Johnny."

Bobby is referring to the iconic moment in the Kubrick movie The Shining, when Jack Nicholson's character chops into a door with an axe, looks through the hole he's made, and calls out "Here's Johnny!" in imitation of the opening of the talk show The Johnny Carson Show.

6.12 Like a Virgin

Writer: Adam Glass

Bobby: Ask Cloverfield, I'm pretty sure he's got that page.

Cloverfield is a sci-fi/disaster movie about a giant monster that attacks New York City.

Bobby: Hey, how's Memento doing over there?

Memento is a movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan about a man who suffers from anterograde amnesia and can't remember anything after the event that caused the amnesia. Sam on the other hand, has retrograde amnesia where he can't remember anything before the event that caused the amnesia [in his case, getting his soul back].

Bobby: FYI, that ain't paper.
Dean: What is it?
Bobby: It's human skin.

This may be a reference or homage to the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, the fictional Sumerian grimoire featured in the Evil Dead movies. According to the film lore, the book's pages were inked with human blood, gathered from Hell's "Sea of Blood" and bound together in the flesh of sacrificed virgins.

6.13 Unforgiven

Writers: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin

Brenna: What is this, Days of Our Lives? You're telling me you have some sort of amnesia?

Days of Our Lives is a long-running daytime soap opera airing on the NBC television network, which has aired nearly every weekday in the United States since November 8, 1965. Jensen Ackles played the fifth Eric Brady on Days of Our Lives, from 1997-2000.

Samuel: So Roy's just some Red Shirt to you? Spider bait?

The term "red shirt" evolved from the original Star Trek series, where security officers wearing said shirts were often killed on missions. It is more widely used now for any minor character killed in a movie or TV show, purely to provide drama for the main characters.

Dean: Let's Memento this thing, shall we?

Memento is a movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan about a man who suffers from anterograde amnesia and can't remember anything after the event that caused the amnesia. The way the episode unfolds is similar to the movie - with the present in color and the flashbacks in black and white, eventually building to the point where both narratives converge to reveal the final truth about what happened.

6.14 Mannequin 3: The Reckoning

Writers: Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder

Dean: And none of this "it's just a flesh wound" crap.

"It's just a flesh wound" is a line from the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Black Knight refuses to let Arthur pass and so they must do battle. When Arthur succeeds in cutting off his arm, the Black Knight insists that the amputation is a flesh wound and that he will still be victorious. The battle progresses until the Black Knight is left without any limbs, and he insists that he'll bite Arthur's knees off as Arthur passes him, unscathed.

Sam: Where we off to?
Dean: Paterson, New Jersey. Hey, maybe we'll have a Snooki sighting.
Sam: What's a Snooki?
Dean: That's a good question.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi featured on the reality TV show Jersey Shore. Lucky for Sam he has no memory of the time when she became a celebrity.

Sam: Rubbed her feet during Glee.

Glee is a musical comedy-drama television series that airs on Fox in the United States. It focuses on the high school glee club New Directions.

Dean: Okay, so what we've got a bunch of killer dolls, like Chucky? I mean, come on, that's just freaking creepy.

Chucky was the villain of the Child's Play series of movies. In the films, Chucky is a serial killer, who transfer's his soul into that of toy doll which wrecks murderous havoc through five movies.

Dean: [looks at mannequin] I don't like the way Kim Catrall's looking at me.

In the 1987 movie Mannequin, Kim Catrall played the mannequin.

Dean: We've been Parent Trapped.

The Parent Trap was a 1961 movie, remade in 1998 in which a pair of twins separated at birth plot to get their parents reunited.

6.15 The French Mistake

Writer: Ben Edlund

Balthazar: Hello, boys. You've seen "the Godfather," right?
Dean: Hey!
Balthazar: You know, the end, where Michael Corleone sends his men to kill his enemies in one big, bloody swoop?

The Godfather is a 1972 movie in which the Godfather sends assassins to kill the other Dons. This is then played out in the alternate universe when Virgil shoots the crew on the TV set

Misha: You really punk'd me!

Punk'd is an American hidden camera/practical joke television series that first aired on MTV in 2003 and was produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher. Being "punk'd" referred to being the victim of such a prank.

Dean: I just want to dig my finger in my brain and scratch until we're back in Kansas.
Dean: That's it, Toto.

Dean makes two references to The Wizard of Oz, a 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum that has been adapted into several different works, the most famous being the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland. In it, a young woman named Dorothy is swept up in a tornado and transplanted in an alternate dimension.

Bob Singer: Your enthusiasm is refreshing. Dean Cain was like that on "Lois"- now there's a real actor.

The real Bob Singer was a producer on the '90s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman which starred Dean Cain as Clark Kent / Superman. Other Supernatural crew who worked on the series include Phil Sgriccia, Jim Michaels, Brad Buckner, Eugenie Ross-Leming and composer Jay Gruska.

6.16 ...And Then There Were None

Writer: Brett Matthews

Dean: It's like a Khan worm on steroids.

The Khan worm is reminiscent of the Ceti eel from the Star Trek movie The Wrath of Khan, which, after entering through the ear, wrapped itself around a person's brain stem making them susceptible to suggestion and eventually causing madness. It was referenced also in the reboot Star Trek movie in the form of the Centaurian slug, which also entered through the ear canal, though it made people speak the truth.

6.17 My Heart Will Go On

Writers: Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder

Dean: What, no severed horse head?

The Russos are from Calabria, an area in Southern Italy which has a mafia-like organization known as Ndrangheta. In the 1972 movie about the mafia in New York, The Godfather, a severed horse's head is placed in the bed of a movie producer as a threat. (Although the family in the Godfather is from Sicily, not Calabria. This quote is an example of stereotyping all Italians as being involved with the mob.)

Dean: If these people are the Waltons, then why the hell are they dying?

The Waltons was the name of the eponymous family in a book movie and most famously a 70's TV series. The family is so wholesome and nice they make the Brady Bunch look like the Mansons.

Sam: You totally butterfly effected history
Dean: Dude, dude, rule number one, no Kutcher references.

The Butterfly Effect is a concept from chaos theory, where a small change in one part of a non-linear system can cause a large change in another part of the system. It was dubbed the butterfly effect from the title of the 1972 paper by Edward Lorenz "Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?" Ashton Kutcher starred in a 2004 movie of the same name about a man who could travel to his own past.

Dean: Besides, Titanic didn't suck that bad. Winslet's rack?

A reference to the iconic scene from Titanic, when Jack sketches a nude portrait Rose, played by Kate Winslet.

6.18 Frontierland

Writers: Andrew Dabb, Daniel Loflin, and Jackson Stewart

Dean: I know where we can find one: March 5th, 1861, Sunrise, Wyoming. We’ll Star Trek IV this, bitch.
Bobby: I only watch Deep Space Nine.
Dean: It’s like I don’t even know you guys anymore. Star Trek IV. Save the whales.

The plot of Star Trek IV: The Voyage home involves the crew of the Enterprise going back in time to 1986 to find some humpback whales that they need to communicate with an alien probe.

Dean: C’mon Cas, I Dream of Jeannie your ass down here pronto

In the classic 60s comedy I Dream Of Jeannie the genie, called Jeannie, had to appear when her master, Major Nelson, summoned her.

Dean: (to Rachel) So we get stuck with Miss Monneypenny

In the James Bond novels and movies, Jane Moneypenny is the secretary to M, Bond's boss.

Sam: (to Dean) You can recite every Clint Eastwood movie ever made, line for line.
Bobby: Even the monkey movies?
Sam: Yeah, especially the monkey movies.
Dean: His name is Clyde.

The ‘monkey movies’ refer to an under appreciated part of Eastwood’s filmography which is part of the human/animal buddy genre of movies. He made two of these movies, the 1978 Every Which Way but Loose and the 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can, which featured Eastwood with an orangutan sidekick called Clyde.

Castiel: Is it customary to wear a blanket?
Dean: It’s called a serape, and yes…oh never mind.

The serape is a traditional Mexican Poncho. It was worn by the iconic character “the Man with No Name” that Eastwood played in Sergio Leone’s movies.

Dean: Hey, we should try the Saloon first, uh, see what we get from the locals.
Sam: Sure. (chuckles) Whatever, Sundance.

Sam is teasingly referring to Dean as 'Sundance' in reference to the Sundance Kid who was a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Their story was immortalized in the classic 60's bromantic Western Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, where Sundance was played by Robert Redford.

Dean: Marshall Eastwood. Clint Eastwood. This here is Walker. He’s a Texas Ranger.

Clint Eastwood came to fame through his role in Sergio Lenone’s 1960’s Dollars trilogy - A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Eastwood went onto make other Westerns, as well as the hard-assed Dirty Harry cop movies.

Marty McFly also takes on the alias of Clint Eastwood in the third installment of the Back to the Future series, in which he travels back in time to 1885.

Walker, Texas Ranger was a 1990s action series starring Chuck Norris as a Texas Ranger named Cordell Walker, who believes in the code of the Old West and is a martial arts expert.

Cas: Are you sure?
Bobby: Well we can't just strand those idjits in Deadwood can we?

Deadwood was a TV series in which Jim Beaver played a prospector called Ellsworth.

Dean: Candygram for Mongo!

This is a quote from Blazing Saddles. Mongo was a character played by Alex Karras in the movie.

Dean: Yippie Ki Yay, motherf...

"Yippie Ki Yay, motherfuckers" is a catchphrase of Bruce Willis' John McClane in the Die Hard movies.

Sam: Guess it's good to be judge.

A possible reference to the much-repeated catchphrase "It's good to be the king," from Mel Brooks's [ /wiki/History_of_the_World,_Part_I History of the World Part I].

Dean: Missed you at the posse this morning. I was a one-man wolfpack.

A reference to The Hangover.

Samuel Colt: You go put on a few more miles, then come back and we'll talk.
Sam: Trust me, I've got plenty of mileage.

This may be an indirect reference to a famous line from Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indiana Jones says "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."

6.19 Mommy Dearest

Writer: Adam Glass

Dean: I was expecting more Zombieland, less Pleasantville.

Zombieland is a move about a post-zombie apocalyptic world.

Pleasantville is a movie that features a 'perfect' 1950s sitcom town.

Bobby: You think Vampira was lying?

Maila Nurmi portrayed Vampira who hosted horror movies on TV in the 1950s and also starred in the Ed Wood cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space.

6.20 The Man Who Would Be King

Writer: Ben Edlund

Dean: He's the Balki Bartokomus of Heaven - he can make a mistake.

Dean is comparing Castiel to Balki Batokumus who was a character in the 1980s 'fish-out-of-water/buddy' genre sitcom Perfect Strangers. Balki was a naive shepherd from the fictional country Mypos, who immigrates to U.S. and moves in with a distant cousin.

Bobby: Well, who do you deal with?
Redd: The Dispatcher - a demon named Ellsworth
Castiel: (voiceover) If there was a demon counterpart to Bobby Singer, Ellsworth would be it.

Jim Beaver played a character called Ellsworth in Deadwood. Ellsworth the demon is shown to resemble Bobby, and rather than having a number of phones has a collection of blood goblets. He also impersonates an FBI officer as Bobby does.

Dean: Yeah, you think, Kojak?

Kojak was a 1970s TV detective.

Crowley: Ding ding ding, tell him what he's won, Vanna.

Vanna White is the long-time hostess on the TV game show Wheel of Fortune.

6.21 Let It Bleed

Writer: Sera Gamble

Judah: [about Castiel] You know, trench coat, looks like Columbo, talks like Rain Main.

He is referring to Lieutenant Columbo from the crime series Columbo and Dustin Hoffman's autistic character in the 1988 movie Rain Man.

Crowley: Call on the bat phone?

A bat phone, in business jargon, is a private telephone number that is handled at a higher priority than a public line. The name derives from Commissioner Gordon's secure line to the "bat phone" in the Batman television show of 1966–68.

Castiel: I'll be back.

This is a recurring line said by Arnold Schwarzenegger in several of his movies, most famously in the Terminator.

6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much

Writer: Eric Kripke

Sam: I woke up on a park bench, cops shoving a flashlight into my face, trying to take me in.
Robin: So you ran?
Sam: No, I knocked them out cold, both of them. I didn't mean to, it's just happened really fast. You know, instinct or something, I guess.

A reference to the movie The Bourne Identity, which like this episode, is about a man with no memory of his past who slowly uncovers his background and abilities with the help of a woman.

Robin: Well I love what you've done to the place - it's very Beautiful Mind meets Seven.

Beautiful Mind is a 2001 movie about the schizophrenic maths prodigy John Nash. In the movie, his paranoia leads him to look for hidden codes, and he has material on his walls much the way Sam does here. It is a clue to Robin's identity as well because in the movie John Nash has a number of friends that the viewer later finds out are hallucinations.

Se7en is a 1995 thriller about a serial killer whose murders are based on the seven deadly sins, who leaves clues for the detectives.

Dean: we can't just sit here Bobby, I've got to help him... Dreamscape his noggin, something!

Dreamscape was a 1984 horror movie in which two scientists invent a technique by which psychics can enter people's dreams. Dean and Sam previously dreamwalked in Bobby's mind.

Crowley: You seem even more constipated than usual. Maybe get you some Colonblow?

Colonblow was the name of a fictitious product in a Saturday Night Live sketch.

Dean: What the hell is that? T-Rex maybe?

Dean sees vibrations causing ripples in a puddle. In the movie Jurassic Park a similar effect in a glass of water signaled the approach of a the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Also, the way the Impala is flipped over by the demons is similar to how the T-Rex flips the car over in the movie.

See also