4. Clap Your Hands If You Believe
Why it's on the list: What a wicked, way out there, completely bat shit crazy yet totally hysterical episode. I mean really, just check out the dialogue alone. It's a madcap, very biting, very insane comedy. It's another Edlund classic and wow, he doesn't stop from beginning to end.
By this time in season six, soulless Sam fatigue was starting to set in. Edlund had the answer to that. What if soulless Sam was unintentionally funny? Let him try to pretend to care, but fail on oh so many levels. Let him not hold back in what he's thinking, like telling the fairy lady that her story is missing a couple dozen cats. Or not showing much concern on the phone as Dean is frantically being chased by that bright light in the corn, screaming about his close encounter. "Third kind already? You better run man, I think the fourth kind in a butt thing."
Oh, but it doesn't stop there. What does Sam do when Dean is abducted by aliens? He investigates, he gets his info, but there's nothing more he can do for that night. Sam has to be taught by Dean that it's not cool to have sex with a hippy chick in their motel room while he's missing. He need to mourn the loss. Oh yeah, Sam never gets it. Sam's attempt at sympathy, telling Dean it's a "safe room," is as disturbingly funny as it sounds. Dean's reaction makes it even better. Who knew that soulless Sam could be so funny?
However, nothing that soulless Sam does tops Dean's now legendary line as he's being hauled away by the police for a supposed hate crime. This line was so popular the night this episode aired, it trended on Twitter and outraged the gay and lesbian community.
FIGHT THE FAIRIES!!!
Favorite scene: This is a no brainer for me. Dean is alone in the motel room checking out alien websites and David Bowie's "Space Oddity" is on the radio. Suddenly the bright light, the same big bright light that abducted him a day earlier, is outside the motel room. Dean is terrified and preps himself as the door bursts open. In comes instead a small sphere of light. It moves closer to Dean, and his close up examination in perfect sync with the countdown sequence in the music turns this encounter hysterically funny. Suddenly, Dean sees. "Nipples?" Next thing Tinkerbell is knocking him around the room, all while the music goes into the chorus. "This is Major Tom to ground control..." Dean finally dodges and traps the thing in the microwave, turning it on and holding the door shut until his attacker explodes. He gives out a triumphant "ah ha!" the screen goes to black and the microwave timer goes off. Tinkerbell is done!
Just to prove how this episode just doesn't stop, the next scene Dean tells soulless Sam about the attack. Once Sam figures out he's not allowed to laugh, he comes up with the side splitting icing on the cake to this entire ordeal, throwing a fairies theory at Dean. "You're the one that pizza rolled Tinkerbell. I'm just doing the math."