Dean: But till we get you back on the soul train, I'll be your conscience. Okay?
Sam: So you're saying you'll be my Jiminy Cricket.
Dean: Shut up. But yeah, you freakin' puppet. That's exactly what I"m saying.
Dean: (on the phone) UFO! UFO!
Sam: Oh. Dude, stop yelling, you're breaking up. I didn't catch that last part.
Dean: Close encounter! Close encounter!
Sam: Close encounter? What kind? First? Second?
Dean: They're after me!
Sam: Third kind already? Better run, man. I think the fourth kind is a butt thing.
Dean: Empathy, Sam! Empathy!
Sparrow: (after Dean is abducted by ETs) What were they like?
Dean: They were grabby, incandescent douche bags. Good night.
Sparrow: Too soon.
Dean: And suddenly I was in a different place. And there were these... beings. They were too bright to look at, but I could feel them pulling me towards this sort of... table.
Sam: Probing table?
Dean: God, don't say that out loud!
Sam: Look. That brings up a question. So, say you got a soul, and you're on a case. And your brother gets abducted by aliens.
Dean: Yeah, then you do everything you can to get him back.
Sam: Right, you do. But, what about when there are no more leads for the night? Are you supposed to just sit there in the dark and suffer? Even when there's nothing that can be done at that moment?
Dean: Yes. You sit in the dark and feel the loss.
Sam: Absolutely. But couldn't I just do all that and have sex with the hippy chick?
Sam: It'll be in the dark.
Sam: What the hell was it?
Dean: It was a... a little, naked lady, okay?
Sam: It was... a what?
Dean: It was a little, glowing... hot, naked lady, with nipples, and... she hit me.
Sam: I'm not supposed to laugh, right? Right, okay, sure.
Marion: It's fairies.
Dean: Fairies? Okay. Well, thank you for your input.
Sam: What, flying saucers aren't insane enough for you?
Marion: What newspaper did you say you work for?
Sam: If you want to add glitter to that glue you're sniffing, that's fine, but don't dump your whack-a-doo all over us. We'd rather not step in it.
Dean: Okay, we're--we're done.
Sam: The only thing you're missing is a couple dozen cats, sister.
Dean: Yeah, it's a blood-sugar thing. My apologies.
Marion: Personally, I think they're taken to Avalon to service Oberon, King of the Fairies.
Sam: Dean. Did... you... service Oberon, King of the Fairies?
Sam: What am I supposed to do?
Dean: Fight the fairies! Fight those fairies! Fight the fairies!
The opening credits are replaced with a parody of The X-Files opening credits, complete with spooky music. Footage from previous episodes, typically of the brothers posing as FBI agents, is used. Instead of the show's catchphrase, "The truth is out there," the credits here use "The truth is in there."
Misha Collins is credited but doesn't appear. This is the first episode where any series regular has been credited but not appeared.
Music: A Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Norway: March 4, 2011 on FEM
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Dean: E.T. is made of rubber, everyone knows that.
Referencing the title character in the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The small wizened alien is stranded on Earth when his people are forced to flee, and takes refuge in a nearby home. The boy living there, Elliott, befriends the alien and helps him to summon his people and return home.
Sam: So you're saying you'll be my Jiminy Cricket.
Referencing the talking cricket from the 1940 Disney movie Pinocchio, and including other references to the Blue Fairy and the song Wish Upon A Star, as well as the puppet himself. Pinocchio was created by Carlo Collodi in his 1883 story The Adventures of Pinocchio. Collodi's story tells of Gepetto, a woodcarver who makes a wooden puppet in lieu of a son and names it Pinocchio. Pinocchio aspires to be a real boy and runs away. The character is best known for the fact that his nose grows when he tells a lie.
Music: Five-note theme, UFO camp
Referencing the movie 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The five-tone theme, composed by John Williams, is used by the aliens, and by the humans to respond. The notes are either G, A, F, (octave lower) F, C, or B flat, C, A flat, (octave lower) A flat, E flat. Also heard is the alien ship's much lower bass response.
Dean: If aliens are real, what's next? Hobbits?
Referring to the works of J R R Tolkien, the creator of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, set in the mythical land of Middle Earth. Hobbits are relatively short hairy humanoids who prefer eating and drinking to becoming involved in the greater affairs of Middle Earth.
Referencing the small blue elf-like creatures created by Peyo in 1958. They were later brought to America and popularized in a children's cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera. All of them have a name consisting of their disposition or profession followed by the word "Smurf" (Brainy Smurf, Clockwork Smurf, Reporter Smurf, Grouchy Smurf), and speak in a language that consists of primarily using the word "smurf" as a replacement for other words. As established in the pilot, both Jess and Dean are fans of the series.
Marion: Just like Rumpelstiltskin did.
Referencing the story, first collected in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales, of Rumpelstiltskin. This gnome-like creature bargains with a villager, spinning straw into gold in return for her first-born child. When she refuses, he gives her three days to guess his name. She eventually succeeds and Rumpelstiltskin disappears.
Dean: Freaking full of Keeblers over here.
Referencing Keebler Cookies, which are promoted as being made by elves working in a hollow tree. Ernie Keebler is their leader, and there are a number of other elves. Besides cookies, the company also produces Munch-ems and Pizzarias, and uses the elves to promote those products as well.
Sam: Little big man.
Referencing the 1970 film of the same name, based on the 1964 novel by Tom Berger. In it, Jack Crabb, a short but brave Caucasian, is adapted by a Pawnee tribe who give him his nickname, "Little Big Men." The movie chronicles his life as an Indian brave, snake-oil salesman, gunslinger, store owner, muleskinner, trapper, and Cavalry scout.
Dean: You think Lucky Charms really could have, you know, returned soul to sender?
Referencing the General Mills cereal, first produced in 1964, that features the animated Lucky the Leprechaun. Lucky is inevitably trying to keep the kids from getting his "lucky charms," the colored marshmallow bits shaped likes moons, stars, diamonds, etc., scattered in with the sugar-coated oat pieces.
Title: The title is a play on words from the line, "Do you believe in fairies?...If you believe, clap your hands; don't let Tink die," from the book Peter Pan by Scottish author James M. Barrie. Tink, short for Tinkerbell, is a fairy and friend to Peter Pan. When one of the children says that they don't believe in fairies and Tink falls ill, they have to clap to show their belief and save Tink.
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