Karen recently shared her list of the Top 10 Funniest Supernatural Episodes ever. No doubt that some of her favorites were also on your list of hilarious shows.
Each season has at least one classic comedic episode:
S2 – “Tall Tales” (2.15)
S3 – “Bad Day at Black Rock” (3.03), “Mystery Spot” (3.11),
S4 – “Yellow Fever” (4.06)
S5 – “Changing Channels” (5.08)
S6 – “The French Mistake” (6.15), and based on your comments to her article, “Clap Your Hands if You Believe” (6.09)
S8 – “Hunteri Heroici” (8.08)
S9 – “Dog Dean Afternoon” (9.05)
S10 – “Fan Fiction” (10.05)
You may notice that seasons 1 and 7 are missing from my list. Supernatural didn’t venture into comedy in its first season because the show was still trying to find its niche in both plot and audience. Season 7 attempted a comedy, “Season 7, Time for a Wedding”, but the episode was poorly received by a large segment of the fandom. Season 10’s “Ask Jeeves” also received a mixed reaction. Neither stand up to the standard of the other episodes on the list (and in the interest of full disclosure were not favorites of yours truly), so they don’t receive the honored title of a “Supernatural Classic”! As for other contenders for the list, there were several light-hearted episodes with great stories and/or wonderful actors (“The Curious Case of Dean Winchester”-5.07 and “Plucky Penny..”-7.14 as two examples) throughout the years. The episodes that made my list were the most widely recognized and liked, however, and deserve to be recognized as masterful diversions from the endless heartache and disappointment that the Winchester boys face week after week.
Even though I would enjoy watching any of these episodes in their entirety every day of the week, I still have my favorite scenes within these shows. These are the scenes that make me laugh out loud no matter how many times I see them. Comedic gems can also pop up unexpectedly in more traditional episodes as well. It may be timing, a look or a comedy bit that gets delivered with an inspired flair that makes it funny. Some are the scenes one would expect, while others caught me by surprise. At any moment of my day, all I have to do is think of these scenes to laugh out loud most unexpectedly, usually eliciting strange looks and startled gasps from the people around me!
So here is my Top 10 List of Supernatural’s Funniest Scenes ever:
Honorable Mention: The Unexpected Visitor – “Man’s Best Friend with Benefits” 8.15
The look on Sam’s face when the dog comes into his hotel room, Dean returns, Sam tries to explain…then it isn’t a dog anymore! I don’t laugh out loud, but I still love to replay that scene. It amuses me.
10. Air Conditioner Catches on Fire – “Bad Day at Black Rock” 3.03
So much of this episode is hilarious – the itchy nose, Sam falling down, the lost shoe, Dean’s reactions, but the last straw is the air conditioner spontaneously getting an electrical short. How many times have we had a day like that??
9. Interrogating the Cat – “Hunteri Heroici” 8.08
This is one of my favorite episodes when I need something to brighten my day. Misha’s deadpan humor kills me every time as he shares his scene with a cat!
8. The Flying Beer Bottle – “Pac Man Fever” 8.20
Crash! That “What do you want from me? I just woke up” feeling is so well played here. Reflexes? Not so much! Love it!
7. This is Your Life – “Fan Fiction” 10.05
The looks on Sam and Dean’s faces are priceless when they first realize that the high school play is about them. By the way, my title for this scene is a reference to an old American then British TV show. Each week featured an unsuspecting celebrity being lured to a location then being surprised as people and events from their life were showcased before them.
6. Scared Dean – “Yellow Fever” 4.06
Admit it. You’re laughing just looking at this 6 second clip of that scene! A career classic for Jensen, and a straight man punch line look from Jared!
5. Nutcracker! – “Changing Channels” 5.08
The accelerating panic as Dean tries to think of an answer in Japanese! I just cringe along with him every time!
4. Hi Ya Sammy – “About A Boy” 10.12
Sam’s initial shock so perfectly emotes a stunned emotion to the viewer that this scene is comedic brilliance in my book. I crack up every time I see it. I also have to acknowledge the scene where TeenDean pulls the car seat forward, crushing Sam’s knees. That is a great bit, too, but to me it doesn’t have the extended pause and lasting impact of Sam’s speechlessness.
3. The Fairy Attack – “Clap Your Hands if You Believe” 6.09
Dean being utterly terrified and chased all over the room by a fairy, then his weapon of choice is a microwave! Too funny! Honorable Mention goes to him running through the corn fields yelling, “Empathy, Sam, empathy!”
2. Utter Shock – “Fan Fiction” 10.05
I don’t even know this actor’s name, but the director’s lingering pause on this poor audience member’s stunned reaction was brilliant. No sound, no action, no dialog – just impact. Perfection!
1. Fetch – “Dog Dean Afternoon” 9.05
Absolute crack up! It was a tough call, but for me it’s the best comedic bit of the series. The fact that the boys can do this with a straight face makes is all the funnier!
So there you have the funniest scenes of Supernatural…or at least 11 of my favorites! I keep switching the order around, but I think they’re close! I know that on my next series rewatch, I am going to remember half a dozen other scenes that belong on this list and be horrified that I forgot about them, so what did I leave out?? Please help me complete this list by adding your favorite scenes! I don’t want to accidentally omit anything that is pure comedic genius, especially if it is from an otherwise serious episode!
If you need some help remembering them all, or if you just want to take a few moments to brighten your day, here are the award winning “Funniest Scenes” for the past 5 years, according to The Winchester Family Business voters!
There are so many great scenes! From the teases dropped at Comic Con, it appears that 11.04 will be another wonderful mixture of Sam, Dean and a completely new approach to television, so the tradition continues.
I should clarify that this list were my favorite scenes, but not my favorite comedic lines of the series. Some one-liners make me laugh just as much if not more than entire scenes! I will share my list of Supernatural’s best comedic lines in Part 3 of this article. Think ahead and get your lists ready, but don’t give anything away quite yet so we can compare notes without cheating!
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