If you have been keeping up with my Netflix habit, you know that I am currently watching Supernatural. It started because my niece has been after me to watch it.  Since I would do anything for her, I agreed – on the condition that she watch Parenthood with my sister.  Happily, they are complying and so am I.

By the way, it is now 12:08 am, the cats are hanging out next to the computer, the dog is laying on the couch watching Supernatural, and I am sitting at the computer instead of getting much needed sleep.

At first, I watched because I promised. Much to my surprise, I am liking the show.  And like my urge to count orange and yellow cars when I take a long road trip, I am starting to pay attention to the references to other shows.  I am thinking about keeping a list so I can discuss it with my niece. Tonight, Season 3 episode 15, a nod to Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman:

Dean: Yeah, zombie with skills, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Zombie.

This is not the first reference to other shows that I noticed, just the one that made me want to comment.

Just last night, still season 3:

Dean: I’m Batman!

Sam: Yeah. You’re Batman.

I wish he would have said, same bat time- same bat channel– but I wasn’t asked to write the episode.

Before this, there was the I Dream of Jeanie- Bewitched comment, which quite frankly, was the turning point for me, the point where I knew I was going to finish watching this series even though Scandal Season 5 is now available and I haven’t even finished House of Cards yet.

Sam: I don’t know. I guess they’re powerful enough. But not exactly like Barbara Eden in harem pants. I mean, Djinn have been feeding off people for centuries. They’re all over the Quran.

Dean: My God. Barbara Eden was hot, wasn’t she? Way hotter than that Bewitched chick.

When I was growing up I never could decide if I would rather be Jeannie or Samantha Stevens. They both had their advantages.  Of course at the time I also wanted to be Laurie Partridge.  It was a very confusing time.

I wish I hadn’t slept through some of the episodes because I probably missed quite a bit of TV and movie references.  Meanwhile I am trying to figure out which characters I really like and trying to figure out of Sam really is as cool as I think he is…and thinking about going to sleep at some point before I have to wake up again.

If you have any favorite Supernatural quotes, let me know.

Good night, all.