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Time for part two of the Top Ten Supernatural Standalone Episodes list! I didn't keep you all waiting too long. For those that missed part one, the definition of a standalone episode is as follows:
An episode that can stand alone on its own with a self-contained story that does not need prior viewing of any other episode to understand. It's usually an episode that breaks from the current arc to focus on a one-shot subplot or character.
Also keep in mind that in later seasons, the definition of "standalone" gets stretched a bit, since just about every episode has some sort of tie in by then. With that in mind, here's the remaining top six.
6. Monster Movie
Why it's on the list: Aside from being season four's only standalone episode? Because so much awesome detail went into making this authentic tribute to the monster movies of old. The lighting, the camera angles, the lenses, the black and white film, no detail was left untouched and the end result was something quite extraordinary. It's rare to see a total achievement like this from everyone in the cast and crew.
Once you look past the technical perfection, the fact this is another Ben Edlund comedy script isn't lost either. Dean got to play the dashing hero who connected with the blonde bombshell in distress, and Sam was the lovable and rather gigantic sidekick. The real star though ended up being Dracula (Todd Stashwick), who took trying to play straight up Dracula to howlingly new levels. Dracula may be a vicious old school vampire, but this modern day version manages to make his grand escapes on a vespa, gets his outfits at a costume retailer, and pays for pizza with a coupon. Villains have it so rough anymore.
Favorite scene: Dracula has captured Dean and aside from the humiliation of dressing him in lederhosen just to strap him to a board and taunt him, his diabolical scheme of frying Dean to the crisp after loads of monolouging has an interruption. He goes upstairs to his modern day house to find the pizza delivery guy has arrived with his pizza. Once he establishes that there's no garlic on the pizza, he has some unfinished business before he pays for the it. He pulls a piece of paper from his cape. "I have a coupon."