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Top 10 Most WTF Supernatural Episodes

VO: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Tiffany Ezuma
With almost 300 episodes to date, it’s no wonder things can get weird. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’ll be counting down the Top 10 Weirdest/Most WTF Episodes of Supernatural. For this list we’re looking at the strange, out-of-genre episodes of “Supernatural” that don’t follow the show’s normal plot or structure. Written by Tiffany Ezuma

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Top 10 Weirdest/Most WTF Episodes of Supernatural

With almost 300 episodes to date, it’s no wonder things can get weird. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’ll be counting down the Top 10 Weirdest/Most WTF Episodes of Supernatural.

For this list we’re looking at the strange, out-of-genre episodes of “Supernatural” that don’t follow the show’s normal plot or structure.

#10: “Mystery Spot”

Any self-respecting sci-fi or, indeed, supernatural, show has its Groundhog Day episode where the main character keeps on repeating the same day, over and over, until they solve whatever mystery they’re supposed to learn from. Here, Sam has to relive one of his worst days ever: the day that Dean died. It’s bad enough for him that the day starts with Dean playing “Heat of the Moment” by Asia but it’s not until he catches The Trickster responsible for it that they’re able to move on. The episode taught Sam a valuable lesson in learning to live without Dean, but it’s a future we didn’t ever want to witness.

#9: “Live Free or Twihard”

Some of the best quips the show has are when the boys get to give their take on popular culture. But it’s not too often that they dedicate a whole episode to poking fun at something quite in the same way they did to “Twilight.” (Although just wait: our list might just have a few more examples . . ..) While they don’t literally reenact scenes from the books or movies, the writers did create a hilarious case of the week where real vampires attack teenage fans. Things get even weirder when Dean is turned into a vampire. But hey, but he could be our Edward any day.

#8: “ScoobyNatural”

As noted, one great thing about the show is that the team behind it isn’t afraid to take a creative risk by mixing up the genre, or spoofing other shows. But an animated “Scooby-Doo” episode is beyond what anyone ever expected for them to do. After Sam and Dean are sucked into the TV, they team up with Scooby and the gang to solve a mystery. It’s pretty weird watching them work with other crime-fighters, let alone characters from a children’s show. The episode so out of left field that it works; and it’s especially funny to watch Dean’s love and admiration for the Great Dane grow.

#7: “Dog Dean Afternoon”

This one had us scratching our heads. After the guys needed to figure out what a dog witnessed at a murder scene, they used a shaman’s spell on Dean so that he could communicate with the animal. The spell worked too well; Dean was not only able to speak and understand the dog but he began to act like a dog as well. It was great comedic acting on Jensen Ackles’ part, since the role called for him to bark at the mailman and ride with his head sticking out of the car window. What a good boy, yes you are!

#6: “Ghostfacers”

Taking on reality shows like “Ghost Hunters,” this episode imagines what happens when Sam and Dean meet the cast of . . . “Ghostfacers,” Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spengler, two “professional” specter hunters. When they’re tasked with defeating a real supernatural baddie in the Morton Mansion, the Ghostfacers quickly realize that it’s a job for the true professionals. The banter between Dean and Sam versus Ed and Harry is great, but more than a bit meta. And just like the reality shows that inspired the episode it was also shot with a lot of handheld cameras, which gave it that real-life, horror feel.

#5: The Monster at the End of This Book

This episode is one of the earliest examples of the show breaking the fourth wall, and it’s still among the best. After Sam and Dean find out that there’s a series of “Supernatural” books that depict their lives down to a T, they track down the writer behind it, Chuck Shurley. When they meet Chuck, they find out about the Team Dean vs Team Sam girls and those who write slash fiction about them. In an even stranger twist, it turns out that Chuck is actually a prophet, who alerts them that Lilith is coming for Sam. It’s fascinating to watch both the characters interact with real-life fandom in such a creative way.

#4: “Fallen Idols”

Getting into even stranger territory than normal was this season five episode that involved Paris Hilton and Abraham Lincoln. Yes, you heard that right. After a series of grisly murders are reported, that involve artifacts from historical figures (like James Dean’s car, Little Bastard), Sam and Dean figure out that the deaths are tied to the strange wax museum in town. But things take a turn when they realize that the pagan god, Leshi, is really behind it. Oh, and she’s taken over Paris Hilton’s body, since humans worship celebrities over gods. Not entirely untrue but we’ll let that one sink in.

#3: “Changing Channels”

The Trickster isn’t a new nemesis for the duo, but this time his tricks are even more bizarre. This time, The Trickster traps the guys in various TV formats including a “Grey’s Anatomy”- like medical procedural called “Dr. Sexy, M.D.”; a “Knight Rider” reboot with Sam starring as Kitt, the car, and an 80’s style sitcom. They jumped in and out each format with ease; and it was a fun chance to see them skewer other formats. The show really commits to big moves like this one; and because of that we didn’t get too much whiplash seeing them change tone so quickly.

#2: “Fan Fiction”

The show loves to give a sly wink to its rabid fandom ( like season 5’s “The Real Ghostbusters” episode, where they attend a “Supernatural” convention), but the musical in “Fan Fiction” takes that appreciation to a new level. Sam and Dean are on a mission, after a teacher’s sudden disappearance. When they investigate the school, they’re stunned to find the students putting on a musical based on their lives. With their pasts turned into excellent songs like “The Road So Far” and “A Single Man Tear,” it’s hard not to admire how committed this show is to pulling out all the stops. Our only hope is that someday that musical actually goes on tour.

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

“Hollywood Babylon”

“Tall Tales”

“Hunter Heroici”

#1: “The French Mistake”

We’re not sure that “Supernatural” can or will ever top how unexpected and bizarre this episode was. To mess with our guys, Balthazar sends them to an alternate reality. . . where they’re the actors, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, filming the TV show, “Supernatural.” The breaking of the fourth wall and the meta factor nearly made our heads explode, but in a good way. Sam and Dean spent much of the episode leading the normal lives of the actors, which include meeting Jared’s real-life wife, Genevieve Cortese, who played Ruby on the show. We have to hand it to ‘em:: seven seasons later and we’re still thinking about this one.

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