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Supernatural: Dog Dean Afternoon

To track down a killer, Dean uses a spell to talk to a German Sheppard that was at both murders. However, he soon discovers that everything is going to the dogs when the spell starts making him act like a canine as well.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x5
Production Number: 4X5056
Airdate: Tuesday November 05th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Nov 11, 2013

  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (8 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Leslie Jordan
voiced Cocker Spaniel

Guest Stars
Steve Valentine
As Chef Leo
Al Rodrigo
voiced Colonel

Co-Guest Stars
Jessica Harmon
As Olivia Camrose
David Milchard
As Dylan Camrose
Josh Young
As Deputy
Brock Johnson
As Dave Stephens
Forbes Angus
As Max Alexander
Kris Neufeld
As Brad the Clerk
Main Cast
Jared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


A taxidermist, Max Alexander, is working in his shop in Enid, OK and listening to the radio. His dog Colonel whines and the man hears something moving around in the shop. Max grabs a shotgun and goes to investigate, but finds nothing. When he goes back to his workbench, Colonel barks at him and the man turns to see a man in a cowboy hat standing behind him. The intruder knocks the gun out of Max's hand and extends a long snakelike tongue, and then grabs the owner by the throat. After holding him up for a moment, the intruder wraps his arms around Max and crushes him to death...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ForeignerI Want to Know What Love IsSam, Dean and Colonel at the motel

Episode Quotes
Sam: Now the question is, are those bleeding hearts actually witches or just hippies?
Dean: What's the difference?

Dean: Hey. You know who wears sunglasses inside? Blind people. And douchebags.

Dylan Camrose: His business is fronted by hunters, and you know how hunters are. They're selfish dicks who define themselves by what they kill.

Colonel: Where're we headed?
Dean: Back to the shelter.
Colonel: To sniff out more clues? Maybe dig up something we missed?
Dean: All right, one more doggy pun and I'm gonna have your nuts clip.
Colonel: I hate to break it to you, hoss, but my sack's emptier than Santa's after Christmas.

Cultural References
Title: Dog Dean Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 movie about a botched bank robbery where the robbers quickly find themselves surrounded by the police, trapping them in the bank.

Sam: Agents Michaels and Deville.

Bret Michaels and C.C. DeVille are members of the metal rock band Poison.

Dog: I need a Raquel Welch poster and a rock hammer.

In The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Andy digs his way out through a wall using nothing but a rock hammer, and concealing the hole with a variety of posters. One is of Raquel Welch.

Dean: Your head spins around like The Exorcist.

The Exorcist (1973) stars Linda Blair as the demon-possessed child Regan MacNeil. The demon causes her head to rotate 360 degrees on her neck in one scene.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Jeremy Carver  |  Adam Glass  |  Robert Singer (1)
Co-Executive ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Nicole Snyder  |  Eric Charmelo  |  Jim Michaels
ProducerRobbie Thompson  |  Todd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerCraig Matheson  |  Serge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerBrad Buckner  |  Eugenie Ross-Leming
Associate ProducerPablito C. Tancinco
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorJames Pickel
CastingAlex Newman  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Patrick Rush  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorGabriel Correa
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerJanet McCairns
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorWarren Dunlop
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Executive ConsultantEric Kripke  |  McG
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Assistant Costume DesignerJoe Kittredge
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
Warning: Supernatural season 9 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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