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Free To Be You And Me
Dean taking Castiel to a whorehouse had to look good on paper. The â€œfish out of waterâ€ setup worked before, why not now?
Why, well, itâ€™s because of common sense. What do you think is going to happen when an angel is reluctantly setup to get laid with a prostitute? Awkward! Castielâ€™s extreme discomfort became our extreme discomfort. Dean may have been laughing, but thatâ€™s because he had the right amount of beer. They should have included Samâ€™s deleted sex scene instead.
Hammer of the Gods
Hey, did you know all secular Gods are cannibals? Who knew? No one, because they arenâ€™t. In reading some basic folklore on every single one of the Gods in this story, only one came up as cannibal-ish and that was more due to the taste of spattered brains from pillaging hitting his lips. What a way to be open minded about other faiths and beliefs, by showing their deities as shallow, petty, arrogant, often stupid, and very bad actors to boot, excluding of course Gabriel, who was rewarded for being the only entertaining one by being killed. Thatâ€™s not offensive at all!
Actually, offensive works when itâ€™s done with the right amount of wicked satire. For a great example of satire done right look up in your library â€œSimpsons, The.â€ Hereâ€™s a way to do a humorous slant on a perilous situation. Homer Simpson is kidnapped when the family travels to Rio.
Homer: Can we stop? I have to go to the bathroom.
Kidnapper: You just went five minutes ago!
Homer: I have a bladder the size of a brazilnut!
Kidnapper: Around here we just call them nuts.
So, I can only imagine what really happened in this episode is Supernatural went for satire too. Now that I look at it closely, this episode was just dripping with sardonic wit. Eyeballs in the tomato soup? A real howler. How about people waiting to be eaten locked in a freezer? I couldnâ€™t contain my laughter. The guy running and screaming through the lobby as he was captured and had his head cut off? That was a hoot in a half. Those crafty cannibals. Remember Dean spouting Bruce Campbell lines to beings far more powerful that him because he was out of options? Sam just rolling his eyes and throwing bitchfaces because he wasnâ€™t given anything better to do? Itâ€™s all satire I tell ya!
Right. By that time, Kripke had his retirement speech written, so they ran with it.
So, any fond memories from the first five seasons of those moments that fell a little flat? Do share.
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