Supernatural (2005– )
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The French Mistake 

To protect Sam and Dean from a surprise attack from Raphael, Balthazar sends them both into an alternate universe where their lives are a TV show called Supernatural (2005).


Charles Beeson


Eric Kripke (created by), Ben Edlund

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Misha Collins ... Castiel / Himself
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Robert Singer
Genevieve Padalecki ... Herself
Sebastian Roché ... Balthazar
Carlos Sanz ... Virgil
Micah Hauptman ... Eric Kripke
Jason Bryden ... Kevin Parks
Garwin Sanford ... Jim Michaels
Lanette Ware ... Raphael
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Clif Kosterman
Art Kitching ... Serge Ladouceur
Hilary Jardine ... Sera Gamble (voice)
Lou Bollo Lou Bollo ... Lou Bollo


Balthazar meets Dean and Sam and tells that Raphael and the other angels are hunting them down and he sends the brothers to an alternate Vancouver in a parallel universe. The Winchester brothers learn that in this Vancouver, they are actors of a TV show called "Supernatural" and Sam is married with Ruby, actually the actress Genevieve Nicole Cortese Padalecki. When they make a spell to return to their universe, they also discover that magic does not work in this universe. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Sam and Dean arrive back in Bobby's house in their universe the window and much of the wall behind them has been obliterated. Like the scene in the movie which this episode gets its name from where they have literally broken the fourth wall, at the end of the final scene of the episode Sam checks that the "wall" is solid again - perhaps a reassurance to viewers, as well that Sam and Dean are truly back in the "Supernatural world". See more »


When Virgil attacks in the alley, Misha's over-shirt is straight, but during the "... and pulleys/What?" shot it is hanging off his right shoulder. See more »


Sam Winchester: [to Robert Singer] Wait, your kidding. So, the character in the show, Bobby Singer...
Dean Winchester: What kind of douchebag names a character after himself?
Sam Winchester: Oh, that's not right.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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A Take on Wes Cravens New Nightmare
22 September 2011 | by Sinisstarfreak17See all my reviews

Ever see that movie called Wes Cravens New Nightmare. Yeah that one, where Freddy is trying to cross into the real world and the movie is "real life". Well Supernatural takes its own twist and delivers nothing but pure brilliance here. I will not go into details too much on what the plot consists of but I will touch base on the main points.

First off I would like to correct previous reviewers. I have watched the trivia track and listened to the commentary that the 6th season Blu-ray has to offer and I am just going to go over a few corrections. It did not take me the trivia track to tell you that none of the actual "Crew" appears in this. It is Brian Murphey who plays Robert Singer, and even Eric Kripke himself does not make an appearance. They all are hired actors to portray the real life producers and directors. Another correction is you do not actually see Jensen's trailer. The exterior is real but the interior is not his actual trailer. Another thing, You do not actually see Jareds real house. I mean come on, do you think they really are going to show the actors house, THATS JUST STUPID TO THINK SO.

This episode is very creative how the actors parody themselves as staying in character as Dean and Sam. The script is very well written for this episode as is the writing on many others. Like I said, I am not going to ruin anything for those who have not seen it. If you have not seen this episode and are a fan you need to. IT IS THAT SIMPLE

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