Countdown to Supernatural, Week 7: Funniest Episodes



Our Supernatural countdown continues with Week 7 - the top 7 funniest episodes from the last five seasons.  Over the last 104 episodes, Sam and Dean have faced a team of psuedo-ghost hunters, a shapeshifter who wanted to be classic movie monsters, and an entire fandom that thought their life was a series of fictional pulp novels.  After hunting monsters for so long, of course they would fall into some weird situations.  Here are seven of the funniest episodes so far.



7. It’s a Terrible Life (episode 4.17)

After deciding that the boys weren’t taking their jobs as saviors of the world to heart, Zachariah traps them in an alternate universe where they aren’t brothers and work at a soulless company that just happens to be haunted by a ghost.

What’s funnier: the salad eating, tie wearing, power marketing boss version of Dean on the Master Cleanse or the fact that they get all their hunting advice from Ghostfacer videos online?  In a more disturbing conundrum – head in the microwave or pencil to the neck?

Sam: I just can't shake this feeling like I... like I don't belong here. You know what I mean? Like I should do something more than sit in a cubicle.
Dean: I think most people who work in a cubicle feel that same way.

Dean: You don’t want to go fighting ghosts without health insurance!

Dean: I'm gonna do a public service and, uh, let you know that -- that you over-share.


6. Wishful Thinking (episode 4.08)

Something’s not right in River City and the Winchesters discover that a mystical coin in a wishing well has allowed the town’s hodgepodge of crazy characters to realize their wildest dreams, just not quite in the way they imagined.  Let’s just ignore the final heart-to-heart the boys have about Dean’s time in hell for a few minutes and laugh at the giant talking teddy bear.

What’s funnier:  A suicidal giant talking teddy bear that drinks too much and reads porn while wailing at the news on television or Dean getting his ass kicked by a tiny little kid (“Kneel before Todd!”)?

Wesley: Aren't you the guys from the Health Department?
 Yeah. And florists on the side.
 Plus FBI. And on Thursdays, we're teddy bear doctors.

Sam: (whispering) Are we - should we - uh - (glances toward Audrey, before quickly turning back)are we gonna kill this teddy bear?!
: (also whispering) How, huh? Shoot it? Burn it?
Sam: I dunno, (glances back again) both?
Dean: Well we dunno if that's even gonna work, an' I don't want some giant, flaming, pissed off teddy on our hands.
: Yeah. Besides, I get the feeling the bear isn't really the, y'know, core problem here.


5. Mystery Spot (episode 3.11)

When Sam and Dean cross paths with the trickster again, he decides to teach Sam a lesson about letting go of his big brother – by causing him to relive the same Tuesday over and over again while the trickster killed Dean in a hundred different random ways.

What’s funnier: Death by sudden falling piano or death by funny tasting tacos? Sam living through the same day so many times he can recite Dean's half of the conversation or that the Mystery Spot had nothing to do with anything?

Sam: Yesterday was Tuesday but today is Tuesday too!
Dean: ...yeah. You're totally balanced.

Dean: (laughing) It's a little crazy. I mean even-for-us crazy. You know like, uh --
Sam: Dingo-ate-my-baby crazy?

Sam and Dean (in unison): Right, you're a mind reader. Cut it out, Sam. Sam. You think you're funny but you're being really, really childish. Sam Winchester wears make-up. Sam Winchester cries his way through sex. Sam Winchester keeps a ruler by the bed and every morning when he wakes up... okay, enough!

Sam: I had a weird dream.
Dean: Yeah? Clowns or midgets?


4. Tall Tales (episode 2.15)

In their first encounter with the trickster, the Winchesters can’t figure out why a number of strange urban legends are suddenly coming true on a college campus, and why they can’t seem to get their stories straight to tell to Bobby.

What’s funnier: slow dancing with an alien to “Lady in Red” or Sam not having time for any of Dean’s “blah blah blah blah”?  Sam and Dean as old married couple or Sam finding a college frat boy who is just "too precious for this world"?

Sam: Your dirty socks in the sink! Your food in the fridge!
 What's wrong with my food?
 It's not food anymore, Dean! It's Darwinism!

Curtis: They did tests on me then uh... (drinks shot) They probed me.
Dean: They probed you?
Curtis: Yeah, they probed me... again and again and again and... (drinks shot again) ...and again and again and again and then one more time.
Dean: Yikes.
Curtis: That's not even the worst of it.
Dean: How can it get and worse, I mean, some alien made you his bitch?
Curtis: They... they made me slow dance...

Sam: You know something? I've put up with a lot from you!
Dean: What are you talking about? I'm a joy to be around!

Sam: So you and this guy, Curtis, you were in the same house?
Frat Guy: Yeah.
Dean: You heard of what happened to him right?
Frat Guy: Yeah, he said it was aliens... but you know, whatever.
Sam: Look man, I know this all has to be so hard...
Frat Guy: Not so much.
Sam: But I want you to know... I'm here for you. (pause) You brave little soldier. I acknowledge your pain. Come here. (hugs him) Too precious for this world.
(cuts back to actual time)
Sam: I never said that!
Dean: You're always saying pansy stuff like that.

Starla: My God, you are attractive!
Dean: Thanks. But no time for that now. You need to tell me about this urban legend. Please? Lives are at stake.
Starla: Sorry, I can't even concentrate. It's like staring into the sun.

3. Bad Day at Black Rock (episode 3.03)

When a pair of thieves break into Daddy Winchester’s storage locker, the brothers discover that magical rabbit’s feet are real and that, once you’ve touched one, you probably don’t want to lose it.

What’s funnier: Sam losing his shoe or Dean’s perfect luck beating Kubrick (“I’m Batman!”)?  Sam setting the hotel room on fire or the unlucky shenangians of the original thieves?

Sam: No way. That's my Division Championship soccer trophy. I can't believe he kept this.
Dean: Probably the closest you ever got to being a boy.

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.

Dean: Don't go away angry, just go away!


2. Yellow Fever (episode 4.06)

A ghost sickness is going around town causing the ill to death of fear, and Dean manages to get infected.  Yes, the way the ghost is eradicated is disturbing, but let’s ignore that part for the sake of the funny.

What’s funnier: Dean screaming as he gets chased by a Yorkie or his girlish scream because of the cat in the locker?  Even more difficult: Dean’s rant about how they’re crazy people or does “Eye of the Tiger” beat all?

Sam: It's ghost sickness.
Dean: Ghost sickness?
Sam: Yeah.
Dean: God, no.
Sam: Yeah.
Dean: I don't even know what that is

Sam: We've been ignoring the biggest clue we had. You...!
I don't wanna be a clue! 

 Dean: And that Sam is exactly why our lives suck. I mean come on, we hunt monsters. What the hell? Normal people, they see a monster and they run, not us. No, no, no we search out things that want to kill us, yeah, huh, or eat us. You know who does that? Crazy people. We are insane.   And then there's the bad diner food. And the skeevy motel rooms. And then the truck stop waitress with the bizarre rash. I mean who wants this life Sam? Huh? Seriously? I mean do you actually like being stuck in a car with me eight hours a day every day? I don't think so. I mean, I drive too fast and listen to the same five albums over and over and over again and... and... and I sing along and I know I'm annoying and I know that. And you, you're gassy. You eat half a burrito and you're toxic. I mean, you know what? 

1.  Changing Channels (episode 5.08)

Sam and Dean run into the trickster yet again after someone is attacked by The Hulk, only to get trapped inside his TV land game as he tries to teach them to play their stated roles in the apocalypse.

What’s funnier: Sam’s Herpexia commercial or the Full House-esque credits, complete with theme song and double bicycle?  The Japanese game show or the Winchesters in full on David Caruso mode?

Mrs Randolph: Well, it's impossible, but I could have sworn I saw... the Incredible Hulk.
Sam: The Incredible Hulk?
Dean: Bana or Norton?
Mrs Randolph: Oh no, those movies were terrible. The TV Hulk.
Dean: Lou Ferrigno?

Sam: You've got to calm down.
Dean: Calm down? I'm wearing sunglasses at night. You know who does that? No talent douchebags. I hate this game. I hate that we're in a procedural cop show and you want to know why? Because I hate procedural cop shows. There's like 300 on television, they're all the freaking same, it's like 'oh... a plane crashed here.' Oh shut up!

Sam: You sure this is gonna work?
Dean: No, but I have no other ideas. (stands in front of the Impala and looks up) Alright, you son of a b*tch! Uncle! We’ll do it! 
 Should I honk?

Sam: What are you watching?
 A hospital show - "Dr Sexy, M.D.". I think it's based on a book.
 When did you hit menopause?

Dean: And there's Johnny Drake. Oh he's not even alive, he's a ghost in the mind of... of her. The sexy, but neurotic doctor over there.
 So... this show has ghosts? Why?
 I don't know. It is compelling.


So what episodes did I leave off that should I made it?  Is it even possible to watch this "Eye of the Tiger" video with a straight face?

Come back next Friday for Week 6 of our countdown!