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Supernatural: Clap Your Hands If You Believe...

The brothers investigate a series of abductions attributed to aliens. However, when Dean disappears and then reappears, they realize that the culprits are fairies, and only someone taken to the fairy realm can see them.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x9
Production Number: 3X6059
Airdate: Friday November 19th, 2010

Director: John Showalter
Writer: Ben Edlund

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Aug 03, 2011

Guest Stars
Linden BanksLinden Banks
As Mr. Brennan
Linden BanksLinden Banks
As Mr. Brennan
Robert PicardoRobert Picardo
As Wayne Whittaker
Robert PicardoRobert Picardo
As Wayne Whittaker

Co-Guest Stars
Colin NaplesColin Naples
As District Attorney
Trish AllenTrish Allen
As Marion
Trish AllenTrish Allen
As Marion
Devon WeigelDevon Weigel
As Sparrow Jennings
Devon WeigelDevon Weigel
As Sparrow Jennings
Rob MortonRob Morton
As Sheriff
Rob MortonRob Morton
As Sheriff
Joel HayesJoel Hayes
As Patrick Brennan
Joel HayesJoel Hayes
As Patrick Brennan
MacKenzie PorterMacKenzie Porter
As Girlfriend
Sienna BohnSienna Bohn
As Attractive Waitress
Sienna BohnSienna Bohn
As Attractive Waitress
Alisha NewtonAlisha Newton
As Little Girl (as Alisha Newton)
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In a cornfield near Elwood, Indiana, a teenage couple are making out. The boy, Patrick Brennan hears something in the cornfield and decides to investigate despite his girlfriend's objections. She reluctantly goes after him but they're separated. Patrick is suddenly enveloped in a beam of light and disappears. His girlfriend arrives and discovers that the cornfield has been carved out in a giant series of circles...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
David BowieA Space OddityDean fights the fairy

Episode Quotes
Marion: It's fairies.
Dean: Fairies? Okay. Well, thank you for your input.
Sam: What, flying saucers aren't insane enough for you?
Marion: What newspaper did you say you work for?
Sam: If you want to add glitter to that glue you're sniffing, that's fine, but don't dump your whack-a-doo all over us. We'd rather not step in it.
Dean: Okay, we're--we're done.
Sam: The only thing you're missing is a couple dozen cats, sister.
Dean: Yeah, it's a blood-sugar thing. My apologizes.

Dean: But till we get you back on the soul train, I'll be your conscience. Okay?
Sam: So you're saying you'll be my Jiminy Cricket.
Dean: Shut up. But yeah, you freakin' puppet. That's exactly what I"m saying.

Dean: UFO! UFO!
Sam: Oh. Dude, stop yelling, you're breaking up. I didn't catch that last part.
Dean: Close encounter! Close encounter!
Sam: Close encounter? What kind? First? Second?
Dean: They're after me!
Sam: Third kind already? Better run, man. I think the fourth kind is a butt thing.
Dean: Empathy, Sam! Empathy!

(after Dean is abducted by aliens)
Sparrow Jennings: What were they like?
Dean: They were grabby, incandescent douche bags. Good night.
Sparrow Jennings: Too soon.

Dean: And suddenly I was in a different place. And there were these... beings. They were too bright to look at, but I could feel them pulling me towards this sort of... table.
Sam: Probing table?
Dean: God, don't say that out loud!

Sam: Look. That brings up a question. So, say you got a soul, and you're on a case. And your brother gets abducted by aliens.
Dean: Yeah, then you do everything you can to get him back.
Sam: Right, you do. But, what about when there are no more leads for the night? Are you supposed to just sit there in the dark and suffer? Even when there's nothing that can be done at that moment?
Dean: Yes!
Sam: What?
Dean: Yes. You sit in the dark and feel the loss.
Sam: Absolutely. But couldn't I just do all that and have sex with the hippy chick?
Dean: No!
Sam: It'll be in the dark.

Sam: What the hell was it?
Dean: It was a... a little, naked lady, okay?
Sam: It was... a what?
Dean: It was a little, glowing... hot, naked lady, with nipples, and... she hit me.
Sam: I'm not supposed to laugh, right? Right, okay, sure.

Marion: Personally, I think they're taken to Avalon to service Oberon, King of the Fairies.
Sam: Dean. Did... you... service Oberon, King of the Fairies?

Sam: What am I supposed to do?
Dean: Fight the fairies! Fight those fairies! Fight the fairies!

Cultural References
Opening Credits:

The opening credits are a parody of The X-Files opening credits.

Dean: E.T. is made of rubber, everyone knows that.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 movie featuring a small alien creature, an "E.T.," who is stranded on Earth and is adopted by a local boy.

Sam: So you're saying you'll be my Jiminy Cricket.

This and other references such as the Blue Fairy and the song When You Wish Upon A Star, are to Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who dreamed of being a real boy. Jiminy Cricket appears primarily in the 1940 Disney animated movie, having an enlarged role from the unnamed cricket in the original story.

Musical Theme:

As Sam enters the UFO camp, the five-note musical cue from the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind plays in the background.

Dean: If aliens are real, what's next? Hobbits?

Hobbits are short, hairy-footed fellows found in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Dean: Smurfs.

The Smurfs are small blue elf-like creatures that have a series of adventures in a French cartoon strip, and later in their own American animated series.

Marion: Just like Rumpelstiltskin did.

Rumpelstiltskin is a fairy tale creature from the Brothers Grimm, that can spin straw into gold and bargains with a future queen to gain her ability. To defeat him, she must guess his real name.

Dean: Freaking full of Keeblers over here.

The Keebler Elves are the mascots of the Keebler Company, and make cookies and other Keebler products in a hollow tree.

Sam: Little big man.

Little Big Man is a 1970 film set in the Old West, featuring a Caucasian boy adopted by Pawnee Indians. Due to his height and braveness, he is given the name "Little Big Man."

Dean: You think Lucky Charms really could have, you know, returned soul to sender?

Lucky the Leprechaun is the mascot of Lucky Charms cereal, produced by General Mills and containing marshmallow bits in various shapes.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerSera Gamble  |  Ben Edlund  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG  |  Robert Singer
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels
Supervising ProducerAdam Glass
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Serge LaDouceur
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorNicole Baer
CastingEric Dawson  |  Alex Newman  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Key GripHarvey Fedor
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Supervising Sound EditorCharlie Crutcher
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
GafferChris Cochrane
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Executive Story EditorAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin  |  Brett Matthews
Key Makeup ArtistSarah Graham
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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