Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 8

Changing Channels (5 Nov. 2009)

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Sam and Dean catch up with the Trickster, who sends them through a dizzying montage of TV show parodies, inviting them to play along with their "roles" or be stuck in "TV Land" forever. But... See full summary »

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Sam and Dean catch up with the Trickster, who sends them through a dizzying montage of TV show parodies, inviting them to play along with their "roles" or be stuck in "TV Land" forever. But once Castiel shows up, the boys get an idea as to what the Trickster might be hiding and eventually come up with a surprising answer. Written by sudokode

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In "Dr. Sexy M.D." there is a character who, according to Dean, is a ghost in the mind of one of the doctors. This seems to be a reference to Denny Duquette from Grey's Anatomy (2005) who was played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who also played Sam and Dean's father, John Winchester in "Supernatural". See more »

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Dean Winchester: We're *in* "Dr. Sexy, M.D." Dude, what the hell?
Sam Winchester: I don't know.
Dean Winchester: Seriously, what the hell!
Sam Winchester: I don't know!
Dean Winchester: One theory, any theory!
Sam Winchester: Uh, the Trickster trapped us in TV Land.
Dean Winchester: That's your theory? That's stupid!
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The best Supernatural parody!
5 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love how Supernatural makes fun of other subjects, whether it makes parodies of classic monster movies, ghost reality-shows, and actual TV shows as shown here. This has got to be the best of all of the parodies Supernatural does. I love how it took a stab at Grey's Anatomy (the joke about ghosts in a hospital show was incredible) and crime shows like CSI. Above that, the opening segment of the sitcom was the funniest, because it was so unexpected. However, we do get some mythology subplots in here, and important information is revealed that makes the show seem to all fit in place. Incredible episode, best yet of the season!


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