"Tall Tales"
--Robin's Rambles by Robin Vogel
 
I love this episode! It had me laughing continuously the first time I saw it, and I still delight in watching it over again, anticipating the parts I enjoy most. The Trickster is such a fun villain, and I still wonder why he felt obligated to tease the Winchesters, given that they don't certainly need to be taken down a peg.
 
Like Dean, I thought the way the Trickster went after his victims was a total hoot:
 
A ghost gal changing from pretty to hideous and scaring the lecherous "morals" teacher head-first out his office window;
 
Picking up the cruel pledge-master in a space ship to be probed many times over, then forced to slow dance with one of the aliens (the same one who probed him perhaps)?;
 
The animal testing guy who tries to fish the expensive-looking watch from the sewer only to get eaten by an alligator.
 
Most fun for me was how the Trickster got Sam and Dean getting furious with each other. Letting the air out of the Impala's tires! Hiding Sam's beloved computer - after freezing it on Busty Asian Beauties! Dean eats greasy food on Sam's bed and turns the music up when Sam asks him to turn it down! 
 
Bobby shows up and wants to hear their respective stories. Sam describes the girl Dean (who downs three purple nurples in quick succession) met in a bar"”"feisty little wildcat" Starla, an easy number who wears a very short skirt, has trouble keeping her liquor down, hangs onto Dean like a barnacle, and has a sister for Sam (who Dean refers to as Major Tom). No, objects Dean, his date was a grad student of anthropology and folklore, very classy, who called him attractive, said looking at him was like looking at the sun, and even though he insisted lives were at stake and they had to concentrate on the case, kissed him hard and deeply. Sam enters, and although Dean requests five minutes to continue kissing the lovely lady, Sam prissily asks if Dean is going to continue with blah blah blah blah blah blah. (The way Jared says this is so hilarious, it always sends me into gales of giggles.)
 
Bobby accuses them of bickering like an old married couple. At least THEY can get divorced, says Dean, which leads to him mentioned Siamese twins and Sam correcting him"”CONJOINED twins! Bobby suggests checking the scene of the crime, so they go to the building where the professor committed suicide. Posing as workers checking on wires in the walls, they meet the janitor (aka Trickster), who jokes the prof who died was a naughty boy who got more ass than a toilet seat. Dean fills his mouth with candy from a dish, stretching his mouth to hilarious proportions. (Jensen says that was all him, too!)
 
The brothers investigate the alien spaceship, which appears to be real. The alien made Curtis slow dance to "Lady in Red," glitter ball and everything! Although Bobby says he's never seen an alien and calls this "pranks and cranks," the Winchesters are doubtful. According to Dean, Sam hugs Curtis' roomie after the interview, calling him a "brave little soldier" and "too precious for this world." (Another very funny scene.) When Sam objects, Dean insists, "You're always sayin' pansy stuff like that. At this point, the brothers conclude that all this weird stuff is happening to dicks. 
 
There's another big blow-out when Sam's computer goes missing and he's sure his big brother has hidden it. He yells at Dean for leaving his dirty socks lying around, for Dean's food in the fridge that now qualifies as Darwinism"”don't mess with my stuff! insists Sam.
 
The brothers hunt the sewer after checking over the few leftover remains of the man eaten by the alligator. Dean exits a manhole to find the air has been let out of all four of the Impala's tires"”and Sam's money clip lying nearby. The brothers fight over the clip, which Dean wants to keep for pain and suffering. They fall onto the bed, grappling for the prize, leading to many fantasies I'll not go into here. 
 
 Bobby tells them that neither of them is responsible for what happened to the computer or the Impala, it's the work of the Trickster, a god who brings chaos, mischief and death to the high and mighty. He knows they're onto him, which is why he's playing them like fiddles. (Yet they admitted to Bobby they had no idea"”unless the Trickster realized that by inviting Bobby, he would help them figure it out). The Trickster is like a Loki, adds Bobby, immortal, can make things out of thin air, and easily do all the deadly pranks that have ensued. 
 
Sam and Dean realize there's been only one person who's been at Ground Zero"”the janitor! 
 
We see the Trickster in his apartment, where he has a nice dog. Gazing at the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS, he looks past stories about an alligator in the sewer, an alien that makes a human dance with him, and a ghost girl haunting a house, and finds a story about a man with a chainsaw that interests him. He asks the dog if he's hungry, and a huge repast appears on the table. Deciding he wants company to help him eat it all, he creates two sexy gals, too, and they're all feeding each other as we fade out.
 
The next morning, Sam and Dean get together with the janitor, who proudly tells them he had a lot of sex the previous night. Sam and Dean have an argument"”Dean wants to just stake the janitor, but Sam insists they get more proof he's their man.  They also discuss that the Trickster has a sweet tooth and loves candy. Sam leaves Dean to wait outside in front of the building. It grows dark and Dean becomes impatient. "Screw this," he mutters, and enters the building, flashlight and stake in his hands. Hearing "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" issuing from one of the rooms, Dean enters. There's a round bed with two gorgeous, scantily clad women on it, and they're crawling his way. They want to massage him, and do other things as well. Dean admits to being a sucker for a happy ending, but this isn't real. It would feel real, one gal assures him. 
 
Dean passes. The Trickster tells him this is a peace offering from him. He knows they're hunters and likes Sam and Dean. They can treat themselves while he, the Trickster, goes on his merry way. Dean really can't allow him to go on hurting people, so, no"”but he does love the Trickster's style (who doesn't?), with the slow-dancing alien a particular favorite. Trickster puts his head back and laughs heartily"”that's a big favorite of his, too. It's too bad Dean came alone, though. (There is true menace to this character, who has no problem killing even those he likes.)
 
Sam and Bobby, armed and ready, enter the auditorium. Trickster is impressed by the fake fight Sam and Dean had that made him think Dean had come alone. Still. . .eating chocolate candy bars, he sits and watches with glee as the girls who were going to make love to Dean now start throwing him around and punching him, hurting him pretty badly. He sends a chainsaw guy after Bobby and Sam, cutting Bobby's stake right in half. Ultimately, Sam hands off a stake to Dean which Dean drives into the Trickster's heart. The battling ladies and chainsaw man disappear, leaving the dead Trickster sprawled in his seat. 
 
He had style, proclaims Dean. Bobby is anxious to get the hell out before someone finds the body. Over the Impala, Sam and Dean almost apologize to each other in a clumsy way, without actually saying the words. "Aw, you're breakin' my heart," says Bobby. 
 
Inside the auditorium, the Trickster materializes, makes the "dead" one disappear, and stands there, enjoying his candy bar.

1.  I love this character and was delighted to know he wasn't dead and probably coming back. Didn't you think he was cool, giving comeuppance to those who deserved it? Or was death going too far?

2.  What place does this ep have in your placement of eps? For me, it's amongst the best and funniest. The differences in the brothers' stories alone is hysterical. Blah blah blah!

3.  Who wanted that kissing scene with Dean? Wasn't it hot? Fans self. YES!

4.  I would guess the brothers really DO get on each others' nerves a lot, but this was a huge exaggeration, right? Or maybe not?

5.  Which was your favorite WEEKLY WORLD NEWS come to life?

6.  How many of you have tried a purple nurple since seeing this show, or made one?

7.  How many times have you watched this ep"”or could you take it or leave it?