'Supernatural' Recap: Trapped in TV Land
'Supernatural' Recap: Trapped in TV Land
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
THEN: The Trickster played some tricks on Sam and Dean, making the Winchesters want to kill him.  For everything you need to know about the Trickster, CLICK HERE.

NOW: "Supernatural is filmed before a live studio audience."  Yes, we're starting off the show with our first TV parody, and the Winchesters are stuck in their own sitcom Hell.

Dean puts his lunch-making equipment away, turns around, and the live studio audience erupts in canned applause.  He's made himself a giant sandwich that would make Dagwood blush and says "I'm gonna need a bigger mouth."  The audience laughs hysterically as if that were the funniest thing since sliced bread.

Sam walks in to another burst of applause and, after repeating the "bigger mouth" line (which gets even more laughter) he asks if Dean did his research.  When did Sam become Dean's TV sitcom dad?  Dean says he has, and just then a sexy women walks out of the bathroom in her underwear.  Since this is a sitcom, this is when the audience does various catcalls, wolf whistles and "Oohs."  She asks Dean to come back for more "research."  I've never heard that used as a euphemism for sex before, but OK.

Dean looks straight at the camera and utters his classic sitcom catch phrase: "Son of a bitch!"  Except he says it like he's Alice the maid from The Brady Bunch, making it a million times funnier.

Next we get our opening titles, only they're in the style of a traditional sitcom, complete with cheesy title song.  It's so funny, I think I just need to reprint the song lyrics:

Town to town, two-lane roads
The family biz, two hunting bros
Living the lie just to get by
As long as we're moving forward
There's nothing we can't do
Together we'll face the day
You and I won't run away
When the demons come out to play
Together we'll face the day

While the sight of Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles on tiny motor-bikes is hilarious, my favorite has to be when Sam opens a closet and sees a ghost, which is just a little kid in a white sheet.  I could watch that opening title sequence all day long.

Two days earlier we see a doctor and intern get into an elevator and start making out.  No, you didn't accidentally change the channel to ABC, it's actually on a TV in a motel.  Dean's watching his new favorite TV show, Dr. Sexy M.D.  That's officially the worst name for a TV show ever.

After Sam correctly mocks Dean for watching this crap, they stop by the police station to investigate an alleged bear attack.  They find out the dead man's wife thought she saw something other than a bear, and after some prodding, the Winchesters find out what she thought she saw: the Incredible Hulk.  After Abraham Lincoln, Paris Hilton and the Tooth Fairy, this doesn't seem quite as shocking as it might've a few seasons ago.  Dean wants to know if it's the Eric Bana or Edward Norton version, and the woman claims they both suck, and that this was TV's Hulk, Lou Ferrigno.  Sadly, Ferrigno himself doesn't have a cameo.

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-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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