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Supernatural: Tall Tales

Sam and Dean investigate a series of urban legends coming to life on a college campus. When they start arguing incessantly, they have no choice but to call in Bobby for help.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x15
Production Number: 3T5515
Airdate: Thursday February 15th, 2007

Director: Brad May (1)
Writer: John Shiban

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) Mar 11, 2007
AU (Eleven) May 14, 2007
PT (AXN) Jun 18, 2007
DE (Pro7) Apr 02, 2008
IT (RaiDue) Aug 19, 2008
NL (Net 5) Mar 15, 2009
NZ (2) May 08, 2009

  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (22 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Recurring
Richard Speight, Jr.Richard Speight, Jr.
As Janitor
Recurring
David TomDavid Tom
As Curtis

Co-Guest Stars
Matreya FedorMatreya Fedor
As Taylor
Recurring
Barclay HopeBarclay Hope
As Professor Arthur Cox
Desiree LoewenDesiree Loewen
As Classy Girl
Neil GraystonNeil Grayston
As Frat Kid
Chad HershlerChad Hershler
As Research Scientist
Angela CaseAngela Case
As Brunette Trickster Girl
Mashiah Vaughn-HulbertMashiah Vaughn-Hulbert
As Blonde Trickster Girl (As Mashiah Vaughn)
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester

Recap

Professor Cox approaches Crawford Hall and finds an attractive girl waiting out front. She says that she's in one of his classes and asks to meet with him. Cox agrees and they go to his office, and she admires his book on modern morality. The girl finally admits that she's not one of his students and starts to go, but Cox tells her that what she's feeling is natural. Cox talks about respecting her too much to take advantage of her and then kisses her. The girl kisses him back and Cox realizes that her face is rotting away. She asks if he likes her anymore and advances on him...

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Barry WhiteCan't Get Enough of Your Love, Babethe Trickster's girls in bed
Chris De BurghLady in RedCurtis slow dances with alien
James GangWalk Away 
JunkFoodNext to You 


Episode Quotes
Jen: So now she haunts the building, and anyone who sees her doesn’t live to tell the tale.
Curtis: Well, if no one lives to tell the tale, then how does the tale get told?

Dean: Whoa, whoa, whoa... hold on a minute!!
Sam: What?
Dean: C'mon, dude, that's not how it happened!
Sam: No? So you never drank a purple nurple?
Dean: Yeah, maybe that, but I don't say things like "fiesty little wildcat" and her name wasn't Starla.
Sam: Then what was it?
Dean: I don't know... but she was a classy chick. She was a grad student. Anthropology and folklore. We were talking about ghost stories.

Classy Girl: My God, you are attractive!
Dean: Thanks. But no time for that now. You need to tell me about this urban legend. Please? Lives are at stake.
Classy Girl: Sorry, I can't even concentrate. (gazes at Dean) It's like staring into the sun.

Sam: Dean. this is a very serious investigation. We don't have time for any of your blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Sam: I don't sound like that, Dean!
Dean: That's what you sound like to me.
Bobby Singer: Okay, what's going on with you two?
Sam: Nothing. Nothing, it's nothing.
Bobby: Come on, now, you're bickering like an old married couple.
Dean: No, see, married couples can get divorced. Me and him? We're like, uhh, Siamese twins.
Sam: It's conjoined twins!
Dean: See what I mean?

Janitor: Mr. Morality here, he brought a lot of girls up here. Got more ass than a toilet seat.

Sam: Dude... were you on my computer?
Dean: Uh...no...
Sam: Oh really? Cuz it's frozen now, on... on bustyasianbeauties.com? Dean walks away) Dean... would you, just... don't touch my stuff anymore, okay!?!
Dean: Why don't you control your OCD?

Curtis: They did tests on me then uh.. they probed me.
Dean: They probed you?
Curtis: Yeah, they probed me... Again and again and again and... and again and again and again and then one more time.
Dean: Yikes.
Curtis: That's not even the worst of it.
Dean: How can it get any worse? I mean, some alien made you his bitch?
(long pause)
Curtis: They... they made me slow dance...

(Dean tells his version of the story)
Sam: So you and this guy, Curtis, you were in the same house?
Frat Kid: Yeah.
Dean: You heard of what happened to him right?
Frat Kid: Yeah, he said it was aliens... but you know, whatever.
Sam: Look, man, I know this all has to be so hard...
Frat Kid: Not so much.
Sam: But I want you to know...I'm here for you. (pause) You brave little soldier. I acknowledge your pain. Come here. (hugs him) Too precious for this world.
(cuts back to real life)
Sam: I never said that!
Dean: You're always saying pansy stuff like that.

Sam: The timing alone, there's gotta be some kinda connection here.
Dean: What, you mean between the angry spirit and the, uhh, sexed up E.T.? What could the connection possibly be?

Dean: These punishments, they’re almost poetic. Well, actually they’d be more like a limerick, but still…

Sam: You know something? I've put up with a lot from you!
Dean: What are you talking about? I'm a joy to be around!

Sam: Your dirty socks in the sink! Your food in the fridge!
Dean: What's wrong with my food?
Sam: It's not food anymore, Dean! It's Darwinism!
Dean: I like it.

Sam: How would you feel if I screwed with the Impala?
Dean: It'd be the last thing you ever did.

Sam: There was this guy. He was a research scientist. Animal testing.
Dean: Yeah, you know, a dick. Which fits the pattern. [

Sam: Maybe we should get some help. I'll call Bobby, maybe he's run into something like this before.
Dean: Oh, I'm sure he has. Just your typical haunted campus, alien abduction, alligator in the sewer gig. Yeah, simple.

Bobby Singer: If you two had bothered to pull your heads out of your asses, it all would’ve been pretty clear.
Dean: What?
Bobby Singer: What you’re dealing with.
Dean: I got nothing.
Sam: Me neither.
Bobby Singer: You got a trickster on your hands.
Dean: That’s what I thought!
Sam: What?!? No you didn't!

Janitor: Sorry I’m dragging a little ass today, boys. Had quite the night last night. Lots of sex, if you catch my drift.
Dean: Yeah, hard not to.

Dean: Look, man, I--I gotta tell you, I dig your style, all right. You know. I mean, (gestures to scantily clad women) I do. I mean… phew! And the, uh, slow-dancing alien... (both laugh)
Janitor: One of my personal favorites.

Sam: Dean, I... I'm --
Dean: Hey. Me too.
Bobby Singer: ou guys are breaking my heart. Could we please just leave?



Episode Goofs
When Bobby, Sam and Dean drive off at the end of the episode, when the camera switches to a far shot of the car, you can tell that Bobby is not in the car.




Cultural References
Weekly World News

The Weekly World News is a mock-tabloid magazine featuring several stories intended as jokes. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki were featured in the February 19, 2007 edition and are seen in this episode reading the Weekly World News.



Analysis
A trickster, as seen in this episode, are traditionally creatures that thrive on creating mayhem. Tricksters have the power to make objects appear out of thin air. Traditionally Tricksters would create mayhem through very unusual means, some of which can be humorous. In order to kill a Trickster, folklore reads that one must use a stake dipped in a Trickster's victim's blood and stab it into the Trickster's heart. As mentioned in this episode, the most famous of Tricksters in folklore are Loki, which is popular in Scandinavian mythology, and Anansi, which is popular in West African mythology.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer (1)  |  Kim Manners  |  John Shiban
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Production DesignerJerry Wanek
EditorTom McQuade  |  Nicole Baer
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorAmanda Bartley
MusicJay Gruska
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Transportation CoordinatorMark Gould
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementGeorge A. Grieve
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorRaelle Tucker  |  Sera Gamble
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Special Effects Make-upToby Lindala
 
Warning: Supernatural season 2 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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