So, at first it was kinda weird that we got such a fun episode after wading knee-deep in drama and angst during last week's "Born Under a Bad Sign," but then I dismissed that idiotic notion. After all, "Tall Tales" gave us a chance to see Sam and Dean get on each other's nerves for something
other than one of the brother's being possessed or a shapeshifter; another Bobby appearance; and some WWE going on - that is,
Entertainment. That smackdown needed to last just a little bit longer, if you ask me. Anyway, it all added up to some seriously hilarious moments in what was a fluffy, 99-percent angst-free episode. I just loved that the petty conflicts between the boys were simply because of a trickster. Their different POVs were also funny since we got a glimpse of how Sam and Dean really see each other. And you know what? It isn't pretty. And then, after all the hilarity ensued, there was that cute little moment at the Impala where the brothers Winchester wanted to say sorry to each other without actually having to say the words. So they let their considerable powers of avoidance and non-verbal communication do their talking. Oh, boys.
We knew "Tall Tales" wasn't going to be all soap opera and melodrama right from the "previously." Comedy from "Playthings," "Hell House," "Bloodlust," "Hunted" and the pilot were on display. I do have one issue: Where was all the comedy from "Phantom Traveler?" I still think that is one of the funniest episodes - even funnier than "Hell House."
The "Weekly World News" angle was cool - never thought we'd see an alien abduction on this show. That all just sounds so
X-Files. There were little moments that made "Tall Tales" a little more adult than your average episode. Some things I can't even mention in this blog because they were a little too off-color for your average Friday morning review. Something I never thought I'd hear on this show: Barry White. Loved that. Seeing Bobby again for the second week in a row was just great because he totally rocks. It seems like he's the one who can develop into the father figure Sam and Dean need as they continue this journey toward killing the Demon; so, here's to hoping they continue to utilize Jim Beaver. I love how Bobby cut through all the crap to pinpoint the monster of the week. Plus, he gets bonus points for having to listen to exaggerated versions of Sam and Dean's recaps of the case.
That's two weeks in a row Dean was on the business end of a beatdown. Instead of Sam, this time it was the trickster's femmebots that did the deed. And how cool is it that Sam and Dean think the trickster is dead and gone, but another one just popped up in his place, after they made their exit? That's kind of scary. How funny would it be if the trickster were now seeking revenge on Sam and Dean? They could add them to the list that's growing just about every week.
- Dean turning the music up when Sam asked him to turn it down.
- Purple Nurples.
- According to Sam, he's the one that's all business, meanwhile Dean's burping, downing shots and hitting on "classy" chicks. Dean also can't help but stuff his mouth with food and then interrogate the janitor/trickster at the same time.
- In Dean's POV, Sammy's super uptight and Dean can't even be bothered to hear what he's saying. Meanwhile, the graduate student he's hitting on can't think about anything but his good looks: "Sorry, I can't even concentrate. It's like staring into the sun."
- Sam's computer froze on a porn site.
- The jerk frat boy told Sam and Dean about his alien abduction: "They made me slow dance!" Cut to frat boy dancing with alien set to Chris De Burgh's "Lady in Red."
- Dean envisions Sam as an "overly sensitive, touchy-feely, hugging-strangers Mr. Perfect" kind of guy: "You're too precious for this world."
- "What are you drinking?" "I don't know man, I think they're called Purple Nurples."
- "Starla, hey. This is my shuttle/co-pilot Major Tom. Major Tom, Starla." "Enchanté."
- "I don't say things like feisty little wildcat. And her name wasn't Starla."
- "You oughta give those Purple Nurples a shot."
- "I don't sound like that, Dean." "That's what you sound like to me."
- "You're bickering like an old married couple."
- "They probed you?" "Yeah, they probed me. Again. And again. And again." [Drinks shot] "And again. And again. And then one more time."
- "How can it get any worse? Some alien made you his bitch."
- "Looks like you lost it, Poindexter."
- "Dude, you know something? I put up with a lot from you." "What are you talking about? I'm a joy to be around."
- "How would you feel if I screwed with the Impala?" "It'd be the last thing you ever did."
- "Consider it reparations for emotional trauma."
- "If you two bothered to pull your heads out of your asses, it all would have been pretty clear."
- "You guys are breaking my heart, can we please just leave?"
- Sam carries a lot of cash on him. Where'd he get it?
- I still wish we had gotten something more than "Good to see you so soon" from Bobby. Last time Bobby saw Sammy he had just been possessed. I think something could have been mentioned about what both Sam and Dean went through in BUABS.
- The jerk frat boy was played by David Tom: Daytime TV fans will know him from his stint on
The Young and the Restless. His sisters are ex-soap star Heather Tom and
The Nanny's Nicholle Tom.
- Well, I can't believe we're hitting another hiatus. Next week, I'll probably create another thread to take us to March 15, the next new episode.
- Does anybody else notice that this season is going ridiculously fast?
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