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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The name of the show that Dean watches in the beginning and that both Sam and Dean find themselves inside of later, "Dr. Sexy, M.D.", originated in an earlier episode. It was mentioned in an offhand remark in "The Monster at the End of this Book" by "Carver Edlund's" (a.k.a. Chuck Shurley's) publisher, who tells Dean and Sam "all anybody wants to read anymore is that romance crap- you know, 'Dr. Sexy, M.D.'? Please." See more »

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[Castiel enters, looking worse for wear]
Dean Winchester: You okay?
Castiel: I don't have much time.
Sam Winchester: What happened?
Castiel: I got out.
Dean Winchester: From where?
Castiel: Listen to me! Something is not right, this thing is much more powerful than it should be.
Dean Winchester: What thing, the Trickster?
Castiel: If it *is* a Trickster.
Sam Winchester: What do you mean?
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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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