Season 7 Episode 9

How To Win Friends And Influence Monsters

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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."

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