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|−|A man is being hit in the jaw by a woman. They are in a fighting cage, people |+|
a cage , her . a and . She , and with her . him on the floor.
|−|are cheering. She shows her victory with her arms raised and jumping. He gets | |
|−|back up and throws a punch and misses. She hits him again, he falls to the floor. | |
|−|The crowd goes wild. He rises and his werewolf teeth emerge. Growling, he cuts | |
|−|her abdomen with his claws. This angers her and her wraith appendage comes | |
|−|out of her wrist. She begins to stab him repeatedly. He falls face down on the | |
. We see him through a drainage grate with blood flowing. The crowd goes | |
|−|wild. | |
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|−|The impala is parked in front of Beren's Kwik Trip Store. Dean is shopping . He |+|
Dean is shopping the is , he a candy bar it . card is , , the , . Dean the , a parking ticket.
|−|grabs two six packs. Grabs some more supplies. Meanwhile, at the bunker. Sam is cooking. An alarm goes off, dinner is burning. He is in a panic. Dean puts his | |
|−|groceries on the counter. Says hello to Teddy. He checks out his merchandise as he | |
|−|is eating a candy bar . Back at the bunker. Sam puts dinner on the counter, it slides | |
|−|and the dishes slide off breaking on the floor. Back to Dean. He is eating and he | |
|−|grimaces from a tooth ache. Teddy tells him he owes $40.32. He is given a card | |
|−|and it is refused repeatedly, to Deans surprise. Sam is in the kitchen, a large pot | |
|−|is boiling out of control. He takes it off the stove, with no gloves. Pasta is all over the floor. Dean tells the clerk, the card is good. I've been using it for five years. Dean leaves the store and is almost hit by a skate boarder. He sees a parking ticket on | |
|−|the windshield. He grabs it and says, seriously. | |
| || |
|−|Dean is home yelling for Sam. Sam enters the room tripping up the stairs. He |+|
is . Sam the the , . , Dean out the Sam . Charlie, to . . . needs help.
|−|tells Sam about his ticket. Sam says, because you parked in front of the fire hydrant | |
|−|like always. I always do, says Dean . He pulls out the credit card and tells Sam | |
|−|this doesn't work anymore. That is the one Charlie got us it, was our golden ticket, | |
|−|so we didn't have to hustle for money anymore. Sam begins to sneeze. Deans | |
|−|phone ring. It's Garth, he needs help. | |
| || |
|−|They are in the impala headed to Grantsburg, Wisconsin, where Garth lives. They |+|
the to , cursed. Sam says stalls. They get out and walk.
|−|are discussing if they are cursed or is it a bad day. Dean thinks it is God or Rowena's | |
|−|curses coming back. Sam sneezes. Then Sam says , Cas is in heaven trying to find | |
|−|out where Chuck is. The impala stalls . Dean asks Baby not to do this. She will not | |
|−|start. They get out and walk. | |
| || |
|−|A baby is in its high chair being fed. He tells the child, here comes the airplane. |+|
is , . him the hug sick. Dean hug he smells good. Then he them . Gertie his . , .
|−|It's mouth opens. The baby spits on his apron. He tells him , I am prepared this time. | |
|−|The door bell rings. Garth tells his daughter Gertie to watch the twins. Bess is coming | |
|−|down the stairs and asks it that is them. It is, he lets them in. He wants to hug | |
|−|Sam, he shy's away, he is sick he says. He gives Dean a hug and tells him he smells good. Then he asks what took them so long. They tell him their story. Dean tells him they are having a super normal day. Gertie says to Garth, that the twins are still | |
|−|hungry. He asks them to meet his kids. Dean says, you have more kids? Yes, I | |
|−|have a couple of pups. | |
| || |
|−|He introduces his daughter Gertie and then tells them the name of the twin |+|
, he them see the werewolf from the . . , .
|−|boys. Sam, he named him after Sam. Dean thinks the other is Dean. Garth tells | |
his name is Castiel. Awkward. Then Sam mentions that his cousin is in | |
|−|trouble. No Garth says it is Bess's cousin. You should see for yourselves. They | |
|−|enter the room the cousin is in. He is in and out of consciousness. He is beaten | |
|−|up quite a bit. They tell them both that he is a werewolf like Bess, a pure blood. | |
|−| | |
|−|The police found him around St. Cloud, Minnesota. Dean mentions that his | |
|−|wounds look like knife wounds. No, they are from a Wraith. He was dumped in | |
|−|a swamp, assumed dead. He crawled out himself. Garth asks, why would a wraith | |
|−|attack a werewolf? Dean tries to eat again, and again gets tooth pain. Bess and Sam | |
|−|leave the room together. Sam sneezes. She has something for him. On the way down | |
|−|the stairs, Dean mentions what a nice house Garth has. As a hunter he thought he'd go | |
|−|out at forty. Now he has a great wife and kids. | |
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asks what's up with his teeth , do they hurt. A little Dean says. Since |+|
Garth teeth . him to chair the . , to to get the .
|−|yesterday, a lot. He tells Dean to follow him . They go down a flight of stairs to | |
|−|a basement. He opens the door and it is a dental office, with chair , the whole | |
|−|nine yards. Dean looks at Garth and says, you know I'm good, and tries to leave. | |
|−|Garth grabs him to get in the chair. | |
| || |
|−|Sam is with Bess in the kitchen. She has made a remedy for him. Her dads |+|
has . in .
|−|secret recipe. She hands him a glass. It'll cure anything. Sam wants to know | |
|−|what is in it. It's a secret she says. He drinks it. | |
| || |
|−|Dean tells Garth he's not a dentist. He explains he was getting his degree when |+|
. . . to and his . to .
|−|he became a hunter. It was the tooth fairy. After he met Bess, he went back to | |
|−|school to get his degree and started a practice. Dean now has his bib on. Garth | |
|−|tells him that he mostly works on werewolves. They need to floss a lot. | |
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drinks the remedy. Bess tells him that the drink is mostly cayenne pepper. |+|
Sam . . .to , .
|−|He is reacting badly to it. It is very hot to his mouth. Gertie says, the giant is crying. | |
| || |
|−|Garth puts Dean's chair in recline and tells him he is the airplane and to open |+|
and . asks the . . is, .
|−|his mouth. He asks Dean when was the last time he saw a dentist. He said, never. | |
|−|Sam is on the floor in agony. The twins are crying in their playpen, Gertie laughs | |
|−|at him. | |
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is done with his exam and tells Dean he has a few cavities. He asks how |+|
Garth with and Dean he has . . Garth the to .
|−|many. Seventeen. Garth brings out a tank of sweet air and puts the mask on Dean. | |
|−|He slowly falls to sleep. | |
| || |
|−|There is a bright spotlight, a red curtain is drawn. Dean appears in a white suit |+|
, . Dean is . to . Dean the .
|−|with a white straw hat and black bow tie and black trousers. He is dressed from the 1920's. Music begins. Garth is is front of him. The begin to tap dance to Lets Misbehave. They are thrown a cane and they dance in sync. They both throw their | |
|−|canes and they land perfectly against the wall. Dean dances alone and with a | |
|−|floor lamp as if it were a lady. He taps up stairs to the table in the bunker, where | |
|−|he dances some more. Dean awakes with a mouth full of gauze. Garth smiling | |
|−|down at him. He says, Hey slugger, you're all done. | |
| || |
|−|Sam is seated in the living room. Bess enters and asks if he is okay. He is doing |+|
is . and he is and Dean.
|−|okay. Garth and Dean enter the room. He tells Sam he had to have his teeth fixed. | |
|−|He is spitting gauze into a cup little by little. | |
| || |
|−|Garth wants to know, what is going on. He speaks of Deans cavities and Sam |+|
, and , a the that .
|−|being sick, as well as the car breaking down. Who did you guys piss off? Sam | |
|−|answers God. He is trying to kill us or get us to kill each other. Garth knows | |
|−|God was the writer of their story. He asks if he is a special guest star. I want to | |
|−|be a guest star. Being a hero sucks. He speaks of how the heroes fate is terrible. | |
|−|Then he describes 50 Shades of Gray plot. He and his wife are fans of the books. | |
|−|He adds that the hero never sweats the small stuff. No their not cursed according | |
|−|to Garth. For the first time they are having normal problems like everyone else. | |
| || |
|−|Bess's cousin yells for her. They are all in the room with him. He asks who they |+|
for the who are . , . . a to . . , them to off to .
Friends. What hunter friends. They are cool, Bess says. They say to him, we | |
|−|don't care if your a werewolf. You were attacked by a wraith, which is really | |
|−|weird. He is reluctant to talk. Bess grabs him hard at a open wound. He screams | |
|−|in pain. She says, answer them . It's a place where monsters got to fight each other | |
|−|for money. They live stream on the dark web. He admits he did for the money, he | |
|−|has three kids and bills. He tells them the location. Belgrade, Minnesota old | |
|−|warehouse off Peach St., there is a lot of fang there. They will rip them | |
pieces. He laughs. Bess grabs at his wound again. He screams in pain. | |
| || |
|−|Out on the porch. Garth thinks they shouldn't go. Dean says, they have no |+|
the . they are , Garth he has and .
|−|choice. Even though things are hard for them right now, it's their job. Garth wants | |
|−|to come with them. Dean tells him, he has a family now, you have a life. He | |
|−|agrees and says at least let me get you spark plugs. | |
| || |
|−|They pull into the lot of the monster fight club. Dean is eating a grilled cheese |+|
the . He . themDean Sam him that . says, and . , is to and . , .
|−|that Bess made. He loves them. Sam says he ate seven of them . Dean takes his | |
|−|duffel from the trunk. Sam reminds him to think ahead with extra rounds, dead | |
|−|mans blood. He also reminds him that if we're normal now, we can't barge | |
|−|in guns blazing. They need to be ready for anything. Deans says, I guess we | |
|−|need the grenade launcher. He takes it out of the trunk and imitates using it. They | |
|−|enter the place, it is empty. Sam trips over a bucket. Then Deans stomach begins | |
gurgle, he feels sick and runs for a bathroom. He finds one and only one stall | |
|−|will open. He goes in an vomits. Sam yells, maybe your lactose intolerant now. | |
|−|Behind Dean appears a bald man with glasses. He caught him on his property. | |
| || |
|−|Both Sam and Dean are locked inside the fight cage. Sam couldn't believe the |+|
the Sam is Sam Dean is . shows his werewolf to the to .
|−|guy got the drop on him. Dean got it in the crapper. A man comes down a flight | |
|−|of stairs, he is the man from in the bathroom. He asks it he can get them anything. | |
|−|They want to know who he is . My name is Cutty, now that we know each other | |
|−|now we're friend. Sam asks if he puts all of his friend in the cage. Only the ones | |
|−|he really likes. Dean asks if he is a monster. Shapeshifter. And you chose that face | |
says. Cutty says, he's a sportsman, where men or monsters are at their best | |
|−|most pure in the heat of competition. I could had killed you, but I want to see | |
|−|what you Winchesters are made of. You and Maul here. A large man emerges, he | |
a werewolf. Dean says, Maul what's your real name, Marion, Marvin. Murder | |
|−|Maul says. He shows his werewolf teeth. Cutty wants them to fight Maul. Dean | |
|−|brags they have taken on worse, he lists the monsters they have killed. You | |
|−|should let us go before we burn this place down to the ground. Cutty says, no. | |
|−|Maul will take you to your rooms. | |
| || |
|−|A commercial on the black web is shown. The wraith Vs the Djinn. It advertises that Maul will fight the Winchesters. There is a picture of their mug shots. |+|
. . the a .
|−|The battle royale. Monday monster madness streaming 8/9 CT time. | |
| || |
|−|The parking lot is full of people coming to the event. Inside the wraith enters |+|
to . and Dean Dean says a . Sam because was the .
|−|the arena. Dean and Sam are seen looking through cage windows at the event. | |
finds a piece of metal to pick the locks of their cage. He nor Sam have any | |
|−|success. Dean says , freak-in normal. Sam throws the pick out the cage. Their up | |
|−|set they can't do anything. He says, there is no way Chuck would let them down | |
|−|like this. Sam adds, or to teach us a lesson or maybe we'll turn out paralyzed. | |
|−|Dean tells Sam , we have to win. Not everything we did was because of Chuck. | |
|−|It was us. The blood the sweat the tears. We're the best in the world. I say we go | |
|−|out and kick some ass. Outside the Djinn has won, they are dragging out the | |
|−|wraith. | |
| || |
|−|An announcer speaks into his microphone. He says, it's time, he introduces |+|
, , fight .
|−|the mighty Maul. Dean and Sam look concerned. Maul enters the fight cage. | |
|−|Raising his arms of his recognition. Then the announcer speaks of his opponents, | |
|−|you know them, you don't like them, the Winchesters. Cutty is seen coming to | |
|−|retrieve the boys. He finds the cages open and empty. | |
| || |
|−|The scene goes back to before Cutty found the empty cage. A man is seen |+|
As , and Dean
|−|entering the arena with a camouflage hat. It covers most of his head and face. As | |
|−|he turns his head, you can see it is Garth. He opens a gate and walks back to | |
|−|where Dean and Sam are. Dean is coughing when he comes into their view. | |
|−|They both see him. He nears the cage. They ask how he got there. He had | |
|−|tried to call them and got no answer. They ask him to get them out. He then | |
|−|turns into his werewolf self and yanks the locks off. They leave. | |
| || |
|−|Cutty comes again to the cages and finds them empty. The three of them | |
|−|are seen running in the parking lot. Garth hesitates. Dean yells, we have to get | |
|−|out of here. Garth has a plan. We are the monster squad. An image come up | |
|−|of something he did prior to this. He is seen putting charges in parts of the | |
|−|building. He then pulls out a detonator pushes the button and the place explodes. | |
|−|Dean and Sam laughs. Now Garth wants a hug. | |
|−|A growl is heard from the building. It's Maul. Dean says, no way. Garth tells | |
|−|them to go he has this. As he turns he turns into a werewolf again. Maul hits him | |
|−|and he goes flying across the lot. Now they have to face him Maul. Dean | |
|−|says, bring it on Marion. He kicks Maul in the groin, Maul kicks Dean in the | |
|−|groin and then hits him in the jaw. He falls to the ground. Then Sam swings to | |
|−|hit Maul and misses. He hits him and gets no reaction. Maul hits Sam and he falls | |
|−|to the ground. Dean punches him in the abdomen several times, it does nothing. | |
|−|Maul hits Dean in the head with his head. He falls. Maul grabs Dean up from | |
|−|the ground and puts him in a head lock. He is chocking, Dean taps Maul's arm | |
|−|and he releases him. They both come at him with their fists in the air. A machete | |
|−|slices through Maul's head and he falls to the ground. Garth says, he was Garthed. | |
|−|Dean laughs grabs his groin in pain saying in a higher voice, his voice should be | |
|−|higher. | |
|−|Dean is in Garth's kitchen holding one of the twins, Sam is holding the other. | |
|−|Bess made more grilled cheeses for Dean, she had put them in a paper bag for him. | |
|−|The baby Dean is holding eyes turn bright green. He hands the baby to Bess and | |
|−|says, this guy has something for you. Sam says, we have to go and hands the other | |
|−|one to Bess. Garth offers to walk them out to their car. They say good bye to | |
|−|Bess and the kids. | |
|−|Outside they tell Garth what he did was heroic. Garth asks if they will be okay. | |
|−|Dean replies, because we're normal now. He mentions that the almighty is after | |
|−|them. He also tells them their might be something they can do to help their | |
|−|situation. A place you can go in Alaska, it's between two towns, you'll | |
|−|know it when you see it, whatever that means. Maybe you'll get used to being | |
|−|normal. They say goodbye to Garth hug each other. Dean comments on how good | |
|−|Garth smells. Garth tells him it's High Karate. He tells them both to be safe. | |
|−|Werewolves of London begins to play. They walk to their car and look back and | |
|−|see Bess and Garth dancing in the house to the song. | |
|−|They discuss what to do next. Sam says, things like what he told us about can | |
|−|have a down side. Dean says, normal is fine for normal people with normal problems. But zero is normal about our life. If we don't fix this we may kill each other by accident. When Chuck comes back, we can't go up against him this way. They drive | |
|−|down to driveway the car stalls again. Dean is heard saying, Son of a bitch. | |
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In a cage fight, a woman is easily beating her male opponent as the crowd of monsters cheer. Almost defeated, the man transforms into a werewolf out and scratches the woman. She responds by revealing she’s a wraith, scratching and stabbing him with her spike. Leaving him for dead on the floor.
In a local quick mart, Dean is shopping and as the cashier is ringing him up, he bites into a candy bar and it hurts his teeth. Then his credit card is declined, causing Teddy, the cashier, to take Dean’s purchases and his partially eaten candy bar back. Dean storms out to the car, only to see he’s gotten a parking ticket.
Meanwhile at the Bunker, supper is burning. Sam gets hurt while taking food out of the oven and the pot off the stove, spilling pasta. Returning, Dean calls out “Sammy,” who trips walking up the steps to the War Room. Dean relays what happened as Sam starts to sneeze. He’s getting sick. The declined card was a gift from Charlie, it’s always supposed to work. They talk about how this is odd. When Garth calls. He needs their help.
On the way to Garth’s, Dean calls them cursed. Sam says they’ll deal… then Baby stalls. They get out and walk.
Garth is feeding his messy twin boys when they arrive, one he calls Sammy. Sam warns him off the hug because he’s sick. But Dean has no excuse. Dean breaks the hug when Garth says he smells good. Then he takes them to meet his family. Gertie his daughter. Sam, named after Sam…. and Castiel.
Then, he takes them upstairs to see the werewolf from the earlier fight. It’s Bess’s cousin. He’s alive, barely.
Garth notices Dean’s teeth are hurting. So he takes him downstairs to his dentist’s chair in the basement. Turns out, he went back to school to get his degree and is the dentist for the local werewolves.
Garth informs Dean he has 17 cavities and knocks Dean out to fill them. While under the effects of the gas, Dean dreams about tap dancing in the Bunker with Garth.
In the kitchen, Bess gives Sam her dad’s secret cure for colds. Sam reluctantly drinks. Unfortunately, it’s mostly cayenne pepper. Which causes Sam to roll around and cry in pain, even licking his sleeve. This causes the babies to cry as well.
Garth brings Dean up with his mouth full of gauze and numbed, so he’s unable to talk. Sam is better. Garth asks what’s going on, who did they upset. Sam replies “God.” They basically come to the conclusion that heroes never worry about the small stuff, but now Sam and Dean do.
The werewolf wakes up and they go upstairs. Sam asks for information, and the werewolf scoffs at his puppy dog eyes. Bess tortures him for it. The werewolf tells them exactly the fighting ring is, he thinks they’ll be instantly killed.
Garth wants to go with the Winchesters, but Sam and Dean tell him he has too much to lose. Besides, it doesn’t matter that it will be harder in their current condition, with all those monsters in one place, people are dying and it’s their job to save them. Garth gives them the plugs to fix Baby and they head out.
The next day, they arrive at the warehouse in Belgrade, MN. Dean is eating his 7th grill cheese. And Sam says they need to be prepared for anything. Dean joyfully takes the grenade launcher.
Inside the warehouse is seemingly empty. Sam trips and Dean’s grilled cheeses are causing him to run for a bathroom. While he is throwing up, the cage fighting ring leader grabs the grenade launcher and threatens Dean.
Sam and Dean are locked in the cage while Cuddy, a shifter and ring leader, says that they will together take on a huge vampire named Maul in the ring that night.
There is a promo for the fights, including Maul and the “Merciless Winchesters,” who are currently locked in cages nervous about their situation. Dean finds a nail and tries to pick the lock, but can’t. Sam can’t either. Dean gives a rousing speech trying to restore confidence. Then it’s their turn. Cuddy comes to get them, telling them to take off their shirts only to find the cages empty.
In flashbacks, we see Garth infiltrated with the crowd and saved them. As they are fleeing, Garth reveals he has placed C4 around the warehouse and blows it up.
Maul survives and walks through a hole blown in the wall. He immediately hits Garth, sending him flying and knocking him out. As Maul advances on them, Dean asks Sam if he believed him that they could win. Sam says, “No,” and Dean agrees. But they fight him, hilariously, until Garth is able to come from behind and kill him. Garth declaring, “You’ve been Garthed.”
The next day, the Sam is holding baby Sam and Dean is holding baby Castiel. Baby Castiel shows his werewolf eyes and poops in Dean’s arms causing him to pass the baby back to Bess.
Garth walks them out and they say goodbye, Sam and Dean both hugging Garth. They declare him a hero. He replies he learned from the best and tells them about a place he’s heard about where you can go if you’re having bad luck between Barrow and Kotzebue in Alaska.
As they’re leaving, Dean looks back one last time to see Garth and Bess dance as “Werewolf in London” plays. Sam and Dean watch happily for awhile before Dean says he thinks he could have been a good dancer. Sam agrees because Dean was awesome at the Macarena.
Once in Baby, they decide to go to Alaska to get their luck back, worried about accidentally killing each other in their current state or being able to fight Chuck.
As they drive off, Baby breaks down once again and Dean exclaims, “Son of a Bitch!”
- "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy
- (plays over the end of the werewolf / wraith cage fight; also played in 8.14 Trial and Error)
- "Let's Misbehave" by Irving Aaronson
- (playing in Dean's nitrous oxide-induced dream)
- "Chopperhead" by Thomas Bergersen (Two Steps from Hell)
- (plays over the Monday Monster Mayhem! promo)
- "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon
- (playing as Sam and Dean are leaving Garth's; also played in 10.04 Paper Moon)
Still a hugger, huh?
Garth: You know it. You smell so good.
And we're done.
I mean, apparently Dean's never been to a dentist before, and suddenly he got a mouthful of cavities, you're sick, and your car is broken down.
Who did you guys piss off?
Dean: Hey, look, just because God yanked the magic horseshoe out of our ass or whatever doesn't mean that we're gonna give up. This is our job. It's what we do. And, yeah, it might be a little harder right now, but so what? Bring it.
Sam: What he said.
See, the hero never sweats the small stuff. It slows down the story.
Dean: So, then, what happened? Chuck downgraded us?
Garth: Maybe yeah. And now you're --
Dean: Cursed. C-Cursed. Cursed.
No normal. For the first time in your lives, you're having normal-people problems. You need to get a colonoscopy, stat.
Sam: Dude, if Garth was right, if we're really normal now, we can't just charge in there guns blazing. We need to be ready for anything.
Dean: Well, I guess we need a grenade launcher. Hey, sweetheart.
Dean: You sure about that? 'Cause if you know us, you know the stories. See, me and my brother here, we've taken down way bigger fellas than, uh, Meredith here. We've killed angels, killed demons, Gods, and Alphas. So why don't you do yourself a favor cut your losses, let us walk out that door before we burn this craphole to the ground.
Dean: Wait. After everything, there's no way that Chuck lets us die like this. Or he does, to I don't know to teach us a lesson. Or maybe we just end up paralyzed. No, we gotta win. We gotta win, man. That's not gonna be easy, okay? But you and me? Not everything we did was because of Chuck. It was us the blood, the sweat, the tears, man. That's us. We've been doing this our whole lives. We're the best in the world. So I say we go out there. I say we go out there, and we kick some ass.
Dean: This Cas keeps looking at me weird.
Sam: So kind of like the real Cas.
Hey, listen, Garth, I just want to say, what what you did --
Garth: Ah. It was nothing.
Nothing? You saved us and blew up a bunch of monsters. That's not nothing. That's That's being a hero
So What now? Is fine.
Sam: I don't know. Garth's right stuff like that, there's always a downside. And being normal --
Dean: For normal people with normal problems. But you and me? There's zero about our lives that's normal. And the way things are going, if we don't fix this, we might kill each other by accident. And if -- when Chuck comes back, we can't go up against him like this. And if when Chuck comes back, we can't go up against him like this.
Sam: So, uh Alaska?
Trivia & References
goes shopping at "Berens' Kwik Trip," which is a reference to Charlie Berens
and the comedy video series Manitowoc Minute
. Production Designer Jerry Wanek
is a fan of the show, and is also from Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
No. No, no, no. This is This is more than just a no good, very bad day, okay? Chuck must've boned us before he left, you know? Or maybe some of that crap you brought back from Rowena's went sideways.
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a classic children's book by Judith Viorst about a little boy having a day where everything goes wrong.
Oh, no, no, no. I want to be the guest star. Being the hero sucks. I mean, sure, you'll probably win eventually, but until you do, your life blows. Your parents get gunned down in an alleyway. Your home planet gets blown up. You, uh, interview this good-looking rich guy, and it doesn't go well, so he shows up at the hardware store where you work, and, man, it starts to get, you know. It's from, uh --
Bess: We love "Fifty Shades".
- Bruce Wayne's parents were murdered in an alleyway, which lead to Bruce becoming Batman to fight crime. Clark Kent was sent from his home planet, Krypton, before it blew up to Earth where he became known as Superman. "Fifty Shades" is a reference to the popular BDSM-themed romance "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James. The novel was originally written as a fanfic about the characters in the "Twilight" novels.
The point is, the hero thing it's not fun. Well, I mean, there are some good things about it. Like, uh, when was the last time that Batman got a flat tire? Or Superman couldn't pay his water bill?
Bess: Or the power goes out in the Red Room?
- The Red Room is the room in "Fifty Shades of Grey" where the titular Mr. Grey holds his BDSM sessions.
Isolated, run-down yep, that'll do... Monster Bloodsport. This should be perfect.
- Bloodsport is a 1988 martial arts film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Hey! Hey, what are you doing? We gotta get outta here before the Monster Squad shows up!
Garth: I've already got a plan.
Garth: The Monster Squad were the good guys. We're the Monster Squad.
- The Monster Squad is a 1988 comedy horror about a group of kids who call themselves the Monster Squad who try to save their hometown from Dracula, the Gill-man, the Mummy, Frankenstein's monster, and the Wolfman.
Hey, you know what? You don't smell too bad yourself.
Garth: Thanks. It's Hai Karate.
- Hai Karate was a budget aftershave sold from the 1960s through to the 1980s.
The guy who told me said it was in Alaska, on the road between Barrow and Kotzebue. He said, "You'll know it when you see it", whatever that means. Look, it might not even be real, and you know this stuff works. There's always a catch. And being normal I mean, maybe you'll get used to it.
- There are no roads between Barrow (now known as the City of Utqiagvik) and Kotzebue. The only way to travel between the two is via airplane. Barrow was also the setting for the horror comic 30 Days of Night, about vampires who descend on the town during the month-long darkness.
You know, I always thought I could be a good dancer if I wanted to be.
Sam: Well, you were awesome at the Macarena.
- The Macarena was a dance craze from the mid-1990s.
According to choreographer Gordon Hart
and DJ Qualls
learned their tap dance routine in an hour. He also said, "In watching the episode in its entirety, vulnerability is a theme.
Dancing can make people feel very vulnerable. This was represented by Dean being vulnerable to Garth. In this dream, Garth invites him into this uncomfortable world. Dances with him until Dean is ready to take it on his own. Again ... my personal thoughts. Vulnerability, trust, friendship. Having friends/family help and support you through uncomfortable times until you are back on your feet and can go it on your own. Things I thought about."
It's revealed that Charlie Bradbury
created a limitless credit card for the Winchesters to pay for their purchases so that they would no longer have to hustle for money. This must've been the original Charlie, as Dean says he has had the card for five years.
had described in 8.06 Southern Comfort
that he went to college and dental school until he killed the Tooth Fairy
and that was what lead him into hunting. He tells Dean that when he retired from hunting, he went back to school and finished his degree.
Well, what's that make me? A supporting character? Special guest star?
- DJ Qualls was in fact a "Special Guest Star" for this episode. This is presumably supposed to be a meta reference to Garth's role as both a supporting character and a special guest star.
Wow. I mean, wow. With the furrowed brow and the puppy eyes did you see that? That never actually works for you, does it?
- A reference to Sam's famous Puppy Dog Eyes. Without God's influence, they apparently no longer work.
When Dean gives Sam his speech about the two of them kicking ass in the fight, a slightly off-key version of the track "Americana" (also known as "Dean's Family Dedication Theme") plays behind his words.
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