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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Game Show Host
Kathy Randolph (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Sheriff (as William Macdonald)
Nurse #1
Girl (as Beatrice Ilg)
Bart Anderson ...
Nurse #2
Marcia Yu ...
Demonette #1
Marita Eason ...
Demonette #2


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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5 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


In the beginning when Sam and Dean are interviewing Mrs. Randolph, she tells them that she saw the Incredible Hulk attack her husband. Dean then asks: "Bana or Norton?" to find out which "incarnation" of the Hulk she saw. To which she replies: "Oh, no, those movies were terrible". She is referring to the 2008 movie 'The Incredible Hulk' in which the actor Edward Norton portrayed the Hulk and the 2003 movie 'Hulk' where the character was played by Eric Bana. Neither film had great reviews. See more »


Trickster: Where'd I screw up?
Sam Winchester: You didn't. Nobody gets the jump on Cas like you did.
Dean Winchester: Mostly it was the way you talked about Armageddon.
Trickster: Meaning?
Dean Winchester: Well, call it personal experience, but nobody gets that angry unless they're talkin' about their own family.
Sam Winchester: So which one are you? Grumpy, Sneezy or Douchey?
Trickster: Gabriel, okay? They call me Gabriel.
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Knight Rider Main Theme
Performed by Stu Phillips
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A Silly Episode
30 January 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dean and Sam come to Ohio and out of the blue, they find that they are trapped in TV land by the Trickster. The powerful being explains to them that they need to participate in the TV show parodies; otherwise they will be strand in TV Land for the rest of their lives. When Castiel comes to the show, the Winchester's brothers believe that the Trickster might not be who they think he is.

"Changing Channels" is one of the silliest episodes of Supernatural. The spoof of a soap opera, a game show, a TV series and a commercial is not funny and the conclusion with the revelation of the true identity of the Trickster is unexpected and intriguing for an angel with such weird powers. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Changing Channels"

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