Season 7 Episode 5

Shut Up, Dr. Phil

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • After Dean finds the coin and is walking down the street describing it to Sam, the plants beside the bus bench are well and growing. There is also dirt and plant growth under the bench. However, in the next shot, there are only two clumps of dead plants on either side, and the bench is now on concrete with no plant life behind or underneath it.

  • Quotes

    • Dean: And I'm still me, okay? So, so, you might see things different now. Call it a runner's high or some crap. But that doesn't mean that something's going on with me, okay?
      Sam: Yeah, okay.
      Dean: No, don't say "yeah, okay," like (uses "duh" voice) "yeah, okay."
      Sam: Yeah, okay.

    • Dean: It's kind of like Bewitched, you know. Don's Darren, doesn't even know it. Lots of laughs until you cheat on your wife.
      Sam: Witch reference? Really?
      Dean: Dude. Nicole Kidman was in the remake. Redhead. Hello.

    • Jenny: There were tiny beating hearts in my cupcakes. There were hearts in my cupcakes. Hearts in my cupcakes. That's never happened before, hearts in my cupcakes!
      Dean: Shall I slug her?
      Sam: Give it a second.

    • Dean: Okay, uh, obviously you two are capable of wiping each other out. Right? But you haven't, huh? Which means that you two... you still value whatever it is you got. And--and you want to keep that dance going. Maybe it's punishment, maybe it's sick, messed-up, erotic, kinky, clamps-and-feathers kind of love...
      Sam: Okay, okay, that's--that's going way too deep there, cowboy.

    • Dean: Sam, I am so very, very, very, very, very, very tired.
      Sam: Dean, like it or not, the stuff you don't talk about doesn't just go away. It build up. Like whatever's eating at you right now...
      Dean: There's always something eating at me. That's who I am. Something happens, I feel responsible. All right, uh, the Lindbergh Baby--that's on me. Unemployment--my bad.

  • Notes

    • Music: See the Funny Little Clown (Bobby Goldsboro)

    • The producers deliberately cast James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter based on the actors' shared work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

    • International Airdate:
      Norway: February 3, 2012 on FEM
      UK: August 29, 2012 on Sky LIVING HD
      Finland: March 9, 2014 on Sub

  • Allusions

    • Wendy's Sister: Agent Sambora, if someone did this to my sister find out who.
      Referencing Richie Sambora, the guitarist and songwriter of the band Bon Jovi.

    • Title:
      Referencing the TV advice and counseling expert Phil McGraw, a former psychologist, who has his own syndicated TV series and counsels people on a wide array of personal problems.

    • Sam: What are you, Bad Santa?
      Referencing the 2003 black comedy movie starring Billy Bob Thornton as Willie T. Stokes, a mall Santa who uses his position to rob stores on Christmas Eve and then move onto another store, all while drinking heavily and pursuing women.

    • Dean: Hmm, it's kind of like Bewitched.
      Referencing the 1964-1972 ABC TV series starring Elizabeth Montgomery as a witch, Samantha, who marries a mortal man, Darrin Stephens. She vows to forsake her powers and live life as a mortal woman, but is usually called upon to cast spells, usually to cope with her magic-wielding relatives who disapprove of the marriage.

    • Dean: It's full-on War of the Roses.
      Referencing the novel War of the Roses (1981) by Warren Adler, about a married couple, Jonathan and Barbara Rose, who go through a divorce and soon take to sniping at each other and destroying everything the other holds dear. It was made into a movie in 1989 starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as the feuding couple.