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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USA | Canada



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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The picture of Jared's wedding is the real deal. See more »


When Sam and Dean first talk with Misha, a trashcan with a red bag can be seen by the trailers in the background. A few moments later, in the close up of "This must be fake mine." there is nothing near the trailer. See more »


Sam Winchester: For whatever reason, our life is a TV show.
Dean Winchester: Why?
Sam Winchester: I don't know.
Dean Winchester: No, seriously. Why? Why would anybody want to watch our lives?
Sam Winchester: Well, according to the interviewer, not very many people do. Look, I'm not saying it makes sense. I'm just saying we - we've landed in some dimension where you're Jensen Ackles, and I'm something called a "Jared Padalecki."
Dean Winchester: So what, now you're Polish? Is any of this make any sense to you?
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »


Ancient Celtic Lands
Composed by Biddy Blyth & Mike Trim
Performed by Biddy Blyth & Mike Trim
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The French Mistake! I love that they make a Mel Brooks reference
25 June 2014 | by ClartoGlogenwapSee all my reviews

right in the title! And if you remember Blazing Saddles and its ending, you'll see how it's an accurate title for this hilarious episode. It's a walk through the mirror into another mirror etc etc. I don't want to spoil anything for y'all but please remember, TV about TV is usually lots of tongue in cheek and this is no different. If you've watched any of the Supernatural series, this episode will have you in stitches. There are cheeky references to the actors, producers, tvland, and the whole schmooze fest of it all. Seeing the characters attempt to get their heads around it was worth a chuckle. As someone also mentioned, watching the actors *try* to act was super. I guffawed through the whole scene and had to rewind. I hope you enjoy this meta universe as much as I did!

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