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In My Time of Dying
Even as a disembodied spirit, Dean doesn't lose his smart mouth. Sam and Dad are fighting. Nothing new there. However, when you're a ghost watching this fight and can't do much to stop it, all that's left is to take a swipe at the nearest object around. As the cup goes flying to the floor, spooking both Sam and John, Dean is a little more impressed.

"I full on Swayzed that mother." 
Tessa the Reaper is ready to take Dean to the next life. It's natural, it's right.   Maybe not.

"I think I'll pass on the 72 virgins, thanks. I'm not that into prude chicks anyway."
Children Should Play With Dead Things
Dean had some real issues in this one, especially with being brought back from the dead still lingering in his mind. What better way to project all that angst then to have some snarky fun with a dude who got a little too desperate in chasing his love interest. His dead love interest.  First there's the cover.

"It's your grief counselors, we've come to hug."
Then the confrontation. 
"I've heard of people doing some pretty desperate things to get laid but you take the cake."
"Your girlfriend's past her expiration date and we're crazy?"
The Usual Suspects
You're not going to get a better fake-confession-so-my-brother-can-get-away than this. Lord knows someone has kept this around the jailhouse for a good laugh.

"My name is Dean Winchester. I'm an Aquarius. I enjoy sunsets, long walks on the beach, and frisky women. And I did not kill anyone. But I know who did. Or rather what did. Of course it can't be for sure, because our investigation was interrupted. But our working theory was that we're looking for some kind of vengeful spirit."
This was a pretty downer episode, not a lot of room for wisecracks. Still, when faced with the prospect of death, Dean laughed in the face of it. When refusing to leave Sam behind after he was infected, Sam told him this was the stupidest thing he’d ever done. 

“I don’t know about that. Remember that waitress in Tampa? Brrr....”
Old Victorian Inns in Connecticut seem to bring out Dean's sharp tongue. Must be the "fish out of water" scenario.  When Scooby Doo comes on the brain though, all bets are off. 

"Old school haunted houses you know? Fog and secret passageways, sissy British accents. Might even run into Fred and Daphne while we're inside. Mmm. Daphne. Love her."
How about when they saw the dolls for the first time?  Nothing is sacred in the world of Supernatural.  

"Wow! This is a lotta dolls. Er, they're nice, they're not super-creepy at all."

"We are so screwed."
Best line ever.

Houses of the Holy
When faced with the idea of angels, which to Dean at the time was like accepting Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny was real (or Unicorns!), Dean manages to share conventional wisdom.

"Well I learned a valuable lesson here...always take down your Christmas decorations after New Year's, or you might get filleted by a hooker from God.”
Folsom Prison Blues
Dean needs to setup a fight for a diversion. He uses his sensitive people skills to get to the core of the biggest goon in the room. 

"I wanted to ask you, because I couldn't help but notice you're two tons of fun, just curious. Is it like a thyroid problem or is it some deep seeded self-esteem issue? 'Cuz you know, they're just donuts, not love."
What Is and What Should Never Be
All that needs to be mentioned is the word "Genie" and Dean's mind is gone.

"My God, Barbara Eden was hot, wasn't she? And way hotter than that Bewitched Chick."
All Hell Breaks Loose Part II
After 22 years, the horrific deaths of his mother and father, not to mention getting his little brother killed, Dean has avenged his family by killing with the Colt the big bad himself, yellow eyes. As he and Sam marvel over the corpse and take in the shocking events that just happened, Dean's words are profound.

"Check that off the to do list."
Coming up, seasons three and four.


# elle2 2009-08-31 12:41
Another great review of some of the best lines in the show...there are so many but I love the ones you've plucked from the past.

In the words of Dean...check that off the to do list, only a few more lists, a few more reviews/looks at the past...a bit more angst and voila, Season five is here.

# Bethany 2009-08-31 16:38
love Dean's one liners - i always find myself trying to work them into conversation. But you did miss out my favourite quotes from Tall Tales: what could be worse some alien made you his bitch.

ooh are you going to do an article on Sam's line because he does have some good lines like from tall tales:
Dean - what's wrong with my food
Sam - it's not food anymore it's darwinism!
ok it might have to be one article but still...

but yes Dean rocks the one-liners can't wait for the other articles.