Supernatural (2005– )
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Changing Channels 

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 »


Charles Beeson


Eric Kripke (created by), Jeremy Carver




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Richard Speight Jr. ... The Trickster
Steve Bacic ... Dr. Sexy
Hiro Kanagawa ... Game Show Host
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Kathy Randolph (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Christine Chatelain ... Dr. Ellen Piccolo
William MacDonald ... Sheriff (as William Macdonald)
Sarah Smyth ... Nurse #1
Beatrice King ... Girl (as Beatrice Ilg)
Bart Anderson Bart Anderson ... Gunman
Chasty Ballesteros ... Nurse #2
Marcia Yu Marcia Yu ... Demonette #1
Marita Eason 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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Release Date:

5 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dean asks, "How do we get out?" and Trickster answers, "That, my friend, is the $64 question". In the 1950s there was a top rated quiz style gameshow with money prizes in a double-or-nothing escalation for correct answers. First question got $64 and the ultimate final question earned $64,000. The term '$64,000 question' came to mean the most important question. By the way, the producers gave really tough questions to contestants they didn't like and gave advance answers to favorites. See more »


Water doesn't put out an oil fire; in fact, dousing an oil fire with water will only make things worse. (This is why fire extinguishers that are filled with water can only put out wood/paper fires) See more »


Sam Winchester: [stuck as the Impala] You sure this is gonna work?
Dean Winchester: No but I have no other ideas.
[yells at the sky]
Dean Winchester: All right you sonofabitch! Uncle! We'll do it!
Sam Winchester: Should I honk?
[the Trickster appears]
Trickster: Wow. Sam, get a load of the rims on you.
Sam Winchester: Eat me.
Trickster: [whistles] Okay, boys. Ready to go quietly?
Dean Winchester: Wo-wo-woah, not so fast. Nobody's goin' anywhere until Sam has opposable thumbs.
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Crazy Credits

Special opening credits in classic sitcom style, including a specially-written "theme song". See more »


Spoofs CSI: Miami (2002) See more »


Not a Through Street
Written by Anya Marina
Performed by Anya Marina
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The best Supernatural parody!
5 November 2009 | by Red_IdentitySee 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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