Season 7 Episode 9

How To Win Friends And Influence Monsters

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Sam, Dean, and Bobby go on a hunting trip for the Jersey Devil, and get involved in a restaurant with tainted birdburgers.

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  • Dude he's Stoned

    I enjoyed stoned Dean. He was so chill and I must say it was an intresting change from intense, the entire world should go a head and blow up, Dean. I enjoyed the entire episode, except the very end of the episode but who could enjoy Bobby being hurt? However it did lead to amazing suspense and I can't wait for the next one.
  • This episode was by far the worst episode this season, although the bar hasn't been set all that high for this season... The story line was weak, boring and lacking major creativity on every level. This is the final season shouldn't it go out with a bang?moreless

    The idea to have a sandwich make Dean and the rest of the town go insane was so incredibly lame. Supernatural was never meant to be a cheesy horror flick, and yet that's what its been reduced to. Lame jokes, uninteresting plots, absolutely no suspense, and a complete lack in mystery. There's no episode that makes you have to think. I have never felt like i had to worry about the characters. The jokes couldn't be more corny, and finally the new big enemy is the most unscary half a**ed SGI designed monster i have ever seen. This is supposedly the final season and yet its leaving us with nothing to really remember the show by. I'm a huge Supernatural fan and this is the only season that has disappointed me. I don't think there is a way for this show to make up for the losses. If you like cheap laughs, stoner jokes, corny monster drawings, a complete lack in the ability to come up with and original plot or a episode geared towards progression, then this is the season for you. Oh Bobby got shot that's the big kicker after 5 weeks of embarrassing episodes? They are not going to kill him off and if they do that's even more stupid then anything else they have done this season. Bobby's life is always in danger... new idea please!! I just hope this season goes by quick or gets substantially better from here on out.moreless
  • Awesome!

    Some of the things I thought were awesome:

    -Actual hunting! Sam and Dean refusing to shoot Bambi. "You don't kill Bambi. You kill Bambi's mother."

    -Human burrito! The sleeping back stuffing falling out, then the iPod, then the bloody ear with the iPod still in it. Supernatural sure knows how to have fun with blood and body parts.

    -Biggerson's! I love that it keeps reappearing, a consistent bit of color in the Supernatural world.

    -Turducken sandwiches!

    -And speaking of duck, the blue rubber one on the beer tap. That's a shout-out to the fans. Because Jared keeps hitting his head on stuff on set, being so ginormously tall, they hang rubber ducks from things to remind him to duck. But they didn't have enough so their bodyguard sent out a twitter saying "we need more ducks." And fans started sending them in, and got creative with costumes and painting them. It became a thing, and I think they ended up with 6,000 ducks. Anyway, that's why they put a duck in the episode.

    -Stoned Dean!

    -The looks on Sam and Bobby's face when dealing with stoned Dean!

    -Stoned Dean! (Because it was too good to only mention once.)

    -The mutant who jumped up off the table when they thought it was dead. Cool and scary move.

    -All the stuff they pulled out of the mutant's stomach, Jaws-style. Pine cone, cat's head, chewing gum with the wrapper still on. What, no license plate?

    -The Rise of Dick!!!

    -"Dick is coming." (Lol, I don't know how he delivered that with a straight face.)

    -Dick really is a dick. He's just one of those bad guys you love to hate.

    -"Are you bibbing me?" They gave him a lobster bib and made him eat himself! Leviathans are nasty!

    -"You always were one deep son of a bitch."

    -Sam and Bobby working on Dean. "If you die before me, I'll kill ya."

    And now I'm really scared for Bobby.moreless
  • How To Win Friends And Influence Monsters

    How To Win Friends And Influence Monsters was a superb and very entertaining episode and I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character and plot development especially for the Leviathans. It was cool watching Sam, Dean and Bobby in action as they figure out what is going on. The Leviathans seem to be playing a bigger game than originally thought and I am really liking their story lines and the implications about what they are up to. The end of this episode is a crazy cliffhanger. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • poor booby

    I think so I cried and I was shocked when Ellen and Jo died, to see that cry of despair of the dean and the image of darkness reminded that only supernatural choose their victims, the victims and of course the fans love the most (do not forget the CAS). But if we are positive and very positive principals of supernatural daraim not a shot in the foot by killing our bobby now, but I feel that the next eps will be washed down with strong emotions and many tears. Returning to see eps dean "drugged" is priceless, he should do drugs' cause the more Jesen if anyone knows how funny. The dialogue with booby and Dean is to see father and son, I feel that Dean is going to suffer the most from the state of bobby. Sam is enjoying his hallucinations that's good or bad. The leviatans are up to something big, but to see the boss dick face to face with the boys so reminds us of the promise of the new villain of the season.Now we are hoping to one week to prepare with many tissues .....

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Cameron Bancroft

Cameron Bancroft

Dr. Gaines

Guest Star

Sean Rogerson

Sean Rogerson


Guest Star

Olivia Cheng

Olivia Cheng


Guest Star

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Bobby Singer

Recurring Role

James Patrick Stuart

James Patrick Stuart

Dick Roman

Recurring Role

Benito Martinez

Benito Martinez


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Sam: You think the world wants to end?
      Dean: I think that if we didn't take its belt and all its pens away each year that, yeah, the whole enchilada would have offed itself, already.

    • Ranger Rick: Tell you this, though, you got to respect Mother Nature. You respect her, or she'll string you up and eat your ass right through the Gore-Tex.
      Dean: So you're thinking it's Mother Nature?

    • Brandon: Hey, uh, douchewad, a hostess will seat you. Do I look like a freaking hostess?!?
      Dean: Do you want to look like a hostess?
      Sam: That didn't really make sense, what you... said.

    • Brandon: (serving Sam, Dean, and Bobby, respectively) Sidewinder soup and salad combo goes to Big Bird. TDK Slammer to Ken Doll. And a little heart-smart for creepy uncle.

    • Bobby: Never could get you little grubs to pull a trigger on a single deer.
      Dean: You're talking about Bambi, man.
      Bobby: You don't shoot Bambi, jackass. You shoot Bambi's mother.

    • Dean: I think you pissed off my sandwich.

    • Sam: Okay, so whatever turned Gerry Browder into a pumpkin head... and is currently turning Dean into an idiot...
      Dean: I'm right here. Right here.

    • Dean: Bobby, I'm here, okay? I'm on the case. What's the problem?
      Bobby: I've seen a lot of hunters live and die. You're starting to talk like one of the dead ones, Dean.
      Dean: No, I'm talking the way a person talks when they've had it, when they can't figure out why they used to think all this mattered.
      Bobby: Oh, you poor, sorry... you're not a person.
      Dean: Thanks.
      Bobby: Come on, now. You tried to hang it up and be a person with Lisa and Ben. And now here you are with a mean old coot and a van full of guns. That ain't person behavior, son. You're a hunter, meaning you're whatever the job you're doing today. Now, you get a case of the Anne Sextons, something's gonna come up behind ya and rip your fool head off. Now, you find your reasons to get to get back in the game. I don't care if it's love or spite or a $10 bet. I've been to enough funerals. I mean it. You die before me, and I'll kill ya.
      Dean: We need to scrape some money together, get you a condo or something.

    • Dean: Now it's all making sense. Remember when Crowley kept going on about hating Dick? I thought he was just being general.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 23, 2011 on SPACE
      Norway: March 2, 2012 on FEM
      UK: September 12, 2012 on Sky LIVING
      Finland: April 6, 2014 on Sub

  • ALLUSIONS (11)

    • Title:
      Referencing the popular 1936 self-help book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie. The book has six (four as of 1981) sections providing hints on how to handle people and get them to like you.

    • Sam: Well, Motel 6 just ain't leavin' the light on anymore.
      Referencing the popular inexpensive hotel chain, which promoted itself starting in 1988 with the slogan, "We'll leave the light on for you," spoken by Tom Bodett.

    • Dean: The sketch looks more like a Chewbacca head.
      Referencing the giant animal-like alien Wookie from the various Star Wars movies. He hails from the planet Kashyyyk and doesn't speak English, although he can understand it. Chewbecca is an accomplished warrior, pilot, and mechanic, and serves as the first mate on the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo.

    • Dean: Enjoy your lunch... Ranger Rick.
      Referencing the children's magazine, Ranger Rick (originally Ranger Rick's Nature Magazine). First published in 1967, the magazine has promoted outdoor activities, nature studies, and environmentalism for the over four decades. Ranger Rick is a raccoon in the magazine's illustrated short stories, and goes on a variety of adventures designed to encourage interest in the outdoors.

    • Brandon: Sidewinder soup and salad combo goes to Big Bird.
      Referencing the giant 8 foot 2 inch yellow bird character from the children's learning television series Sesame Street. Big Bird was the first Muppet (Jim Henson puppet) to appear on the show created in 1969. On the show, different animal puppets, human characters, and celebrities interacted with each other, children, and the audience teaching numbers, letters, and lessons.

    • Brandon: TDK Slammer to Ken Doll.
      Referencing the Mattel doll, Ken (aka Ken Sean Carson), perpetual boyfriend/husband/significant other to Barbie (Barbara Millicent Roberts) since 1961.

    • Dean: Talking about Bambi, man.
      Referencing the 1942 Disney movie based on the 1923 novel Bambi, A Life in the Wood. Bambi is a white-tailed deer (in the movie) who loses his mother to hunters, grows to adulthood, and has two children.

    • Dean: All right, well, let's check its Hulk pants for some ID.
      Referencing the Marvel comic book character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appearing in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). Scientist Bruce Banner is exposed to gamma radiation and under emotional stress transforms into a super-strong green behemoth known as the Hulk. The character has gone through various incarnations over the years, spawned a live-action TV show and various animated shows, and feature movies.

    • Bobby: I'm no Dr. Oz, but I think that's his adrenal glands.
      Referencing Dr. Mehmet Oz, a talk-show host and licensed physician who hosts his own TV program, The Dr. Oz Show, where he dispenses medical advice. He also has a radio show and several best-selling novels.

    • Bobby: The two of you--aren't you fed up playing Snuffleupagus with the Devil all the live long?
      Referencing Mr. Snuffleupagus, a Muppet character on Sesame Street. He was a friend of Big Bird's, but would always wander off before any adult character could see him. In the show's 16th season, Big Bird finally managed to keep him in one place long enough for the adults to see the character and acknowledge that Big Bird had been telling the truth all along.

    • Dick Roman: You're like a planet of just the cutest little engines that could.
      Referencing the children's story commonly titled "The Little Engine That Could," first published as "Story of the Engine that Thought It Could," in the New York Tribune on April 8, 1906, by Rev. Charles S. Wing. It has been rewritten several times since then, but in all versions, it features a small train engine trying to scale a hill while carrying a heavy load, and saying "I think I can, I think I can."