Yes, now that the excitement of Comic Con has passed, I'm writing up random lists at work while bored.  By popular demand (both of you!), I present The Top Ten Motel Rooms of Supernatural.  There's no real criteria here, just that they stand out. 


#10 - "Playthings" 

In going through the possible list, I vividly remembered that two great looking but tough guys being mistaken for gay antiquers shouldn’t be hanging out in a luxury New England inn with a really weird wedding dress on the wall. “What the?” indeed. Dean for the first time actually had to deal with tipping the bell hop. It did have a courtesy bar though, thus allowing Sam to get drunk. I didn’t envy their hotel bill though, those things are expensive.  Their room also had a nice toilet for Sam to puke in.  Plus all those creepy dolls, grandma in the attic, and a perfect covered pool for Sam to jump into and come out all wet. Not your average hotel by any means. 

 

#9 – "Nightshifter"
 
This room makes the list for one reason.  It's got a tackiness factor of "11" in the not so subtle homage to “Schultz” beer. What, Schiltz didn’t want to pay for the product placement? The piece with the logo between the beds, and the ridiculous room divider behind Dean is just pure tacky with a capital T. Plus, there’s a picture of a cow on the wall. Apparently, Wisconsin is known for beer and cows. Again, its about the pieces that stand out, and things in that room always make me chuckle.
 




#8 – "Nightmare"
 
This is here for one reason only, my upbringing in Michigan. Someone got the Michigan hunting lodge down pat. Some of you may or may not know, Michigan is big on deer hunting. Every November, thousands of stupid men take off work for a week or two and usually spend more time in these quaint hunting lodges playing poker and drinking beer than actually bagging any deer. Their wives usually see more in the backyard while they’re gone. The joke has always been they have a better chance getting one by hitting it with the truck than shooting dear Bambi. 
 
Anyhow, as someone who has seen a few of these lodges firsthand, they got this one perfect. I especially laugh over the fact that Dean is seen in this lodge cleaning the guns. That’s way more than these “deer hunters” do with firearms. Also, this room introduces the infamous deer's head. The one that’s seen in several other episodes, including #10 on this list. 



 
 

Comments  

Faellie
# Faellie 2009-08-06 08:52
Every time I see one of these rooms, I wonder what the bathroom plumbing must be like. And then I think of Dean enjoying the steam shower in Bugs.

So double the fun, and thank you Alice for the reminder!
Narcissus
# Narcissus 2009-08-06 09:09
Oh that deer head..we sure do see a lot of him haha

Since I'm not from the US, sometimes I wonder if there are certain inside jokes that I'm not getting, since the set designers say they decorate the motel rooms based on whatever the particular state is famous for. But whether there is or not, some of the rooms just make me laugh anyway. Faellie, if you think of the plumbing, I imagine the kind of smells produced by some motel rooms, lol.

(On a sidenote, omg! The ad at the bottom of this page is advertising antler ceiling fans. What?!)
elle2
# elle2 2009-08-06 15:54
I love checking out the motel rooms -- even after so many viewings (and they keep growing) I find something new to laugh about and appreciate.

Thanks for doing your own top 10! I love these.
MCM
# MCM 2009-08-06 22:18
Those set decorators kick ass -- I want a job there! :D

*gg* I love that, by day you're a no-nonsense (whatever your title is) and by night you're one of US -- oohing and ahhing over details such as their motel rooms. IMPORTANT details, mind you. Okay, I'm looking forward to seeing what your #1 is (and if it's the same as mine).
alysha
# alysha 2009-08-06 22:36
I love the rooms, though, as someone from the US, I have never seen anything like it. Now I have to admit that that last time I stayed in motels like that was the 1970's, but still, they were not like this(pretty basic inside). You don't see too many motels like what Dean and SAm stay in anymore, and when you do, you wonder who uses them?
Suze
# Suze 2009-08-07 04:17
I really enjoy how massivly tacky the motel rooms are ... Most sets in TV land are all bland and tasteful and dull as dull but these are great! I wouldn't want to actually stay in one, mind you ... But the hideous decor does makes Sam and Dean look even more tasty in comparison! :lol:
Natallica
# Natallica 2010-05-17 16:35
I was just wondering why every room has "funky-themed" dividers between the spaces ;-)