Season 6 Episode 19

Mommy Dearest

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 29, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • When Eve serves the two specials, the onion rings on Dean's plate are facing toward the camera, to Dean's right. When the camera cuts back, the plate has rotated 180 degrees and the onion rings are on the side of the plate to Dean's left. After Eve says "The natural order," a new camera shot shows the plate has rotated to its original position again.

  • Quotes

    • Bobby: I'm thinkin' maybe it's time you made a call.
      Dean: Why's it always got to be me that makes the call, huh? it's not like Cass lives in my ass. The dude's busy. (Castiel appears right behind him) Cass, get out of my ass!
      Castiel: I was never in your... have you made any progress in locating Eve?

    • Dean: It's been a long time. You remember us?
      Lenore: I remember. Your hunter friend almost killed me.
      Sam: Well, if it makes you feel any better, uh, he turned into a vampire, and I chopped his head off.
      Dean: Yeah, with razor wire. Wicked.
      Lenore: Well, that's something.

    • Castiel: I'll search the town. Give me a minute. (stares off into space)
      Dean: Cass, we can still see you.
      Castiel: Yeah, I'm still here.
      Dean: Okay, well, you don't have to wait on us. (Castiel tries again) Well, now it just looks like you're pooping.

    • Castiel: I'm powerless.
      Dean: You're joking.
      Castiel: Something in this town is, uh... it's affecting me. I assume it's Eve.
      Dean: So, wait. Mom's making you limp?
      Castiel: Figuratively, yes.
      Dean: How?
      Castiel: I don't know, but she is.
      Dean: Oh, well, that's great, 'cause without your power, you're basically a baby in a trench coat. (Castiel stares away)
      Sam: I think you hurt his feelings.

    • Dean: Excuse me, hi. Uh, i-is Dr. Silver in today? My friend is very sick.
      Castiel: I have a, uh... painful burning sensation.

    • Castiel: I'm fairly unpracticed with firearms.
      Dean: You know who whines? Babies.

    • Dean: The question is why? What does she want with a... what do you call these?
      Bobby: Well, congrats, you discovered it, you get to name it.
      Dean: "Jefferson Starships." Huh? Because they're horrible, and hard to kill.
      Sam: It looks like the entire bar has been turned into these...
      Dean: Jefferson Starships.
      Sam: Fine. But why are all... the Starships dead?

    • Bobby: They won't take long.
      Castiel: You don't know that. They may find more wayward orphans along the way.
      Bobby: Oh, don't get cute.
      Castiel: Right. Pardon me for highlighting their crippling and dangerous empathetic response with "sarcasm." It's a bad idea letting them go.
      Bobby: Come on. You don't let Sam and Dean do squat. They do what they gotta, you know that.

    • Eve: Relax. I'm not here to fight.
      Dean: No. Just to rally every freak on the planet. Bring in Khan worms and--and half-assed Spidermen. And dragons. Really, sister? Dragons?
      Eve: So I dusted off some of the old classics. I needed help.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title:
      Referencing the 1978 expose of Hollywood star Joan Crawford titled Mommie Dearest. The tell-all is written by Joan's daughter Christine, who claims that her mother is a dominating parent who engages in child abuse. It was adapted into a movie in 1981, with the more dramatic moments overacted to the point where the movie was often hailed as a camp classic.

    • Dean: Well, I was expecting more Zomebieland, less Pleasantville.
      Referencing first the 2009 movie, a post-apocalyptic zombie movie where two men and two women fight to survive in a world where a mutated strain of mad cow disease has transformed the vast majority of humans into insane berserkers with a thirst for human flesh. The second movie, in 1998, features two teenage siblings pulled into a fantasy world based on a 1958 sitcom, a world that is unceasingly cheerful, perfect, and removed from modern-day concerns.

    • Bobby: You think Vampira was lying?
      Referencing the stage name of Maila Nurmi, who created Vampira in the 1950s and went on to become a major celebrity hit, hosting her own Los Angeles horror shows, The Vampira Show.