The Snarktastic Comebacks of ‘Supernatural’


Well, the end has finally come. Supernatural is officially over and we as fans have shed enough tears to fill an ocean (okay, maybe not an ocean, but a lake at least). It’s important to remember that even with all the tears we’ve shed, there were many moments that made us smile too. So in honor of that, we’re taking a look back on some of our favorite snarky comebacks from the show. You know, those lines that made you smile even as you winced for the person on the receiving end? There were a lot of these moments, and picking favorites was hard, but starting from the beginning in season one this is what we’ve got:

“Must be hard with your sense of direction, never being able to find your way to a decent pick-up line.” —Andrea Barr (Season 1, Episode 3)

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In case you’ve forgotten, because season one was 15 years ago, Andrea Barr is the daughter of a man being targeted by a vengeful spirit who the boys are hunting. She is also the first woman we really see put Dean in his place when he tries to pull his Casanova act on her, and this parting shot from their first meeting is straight-up iconic.

“Do I look like a ditchable prom date to you?” –Bobby Singer (Season 3, Episode 16)

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You ever notice that Bobby has some of the show’s most iconic lines? He just had a way with words that you cannot deny. This response to the boys attempt to leave him behind is both hilariously snarky and amazingly quotable.

“Try New Mexico, I hear he’s on a tortilla.” –Dean Winchester (Season 5, Episode 2)

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Poor Castiel. He was on the receiving end of many snarky or sarcastic remarks from Dean over the years, and often doesn’t quite get the intent behind the words. That is certainly the case here as Dean pokes fun at Cas’ plan to search for God.

“If this is our last night on Earth, I’m going to spend it with a little thing called self-respect.” –Jo Harvelle (Season 5, Episode 10)

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Here we have another wonderful example of a woman putting Dean in his place after he tries to pull the moves on them. Jo gives Dean just enough hope before she shuts him down with this perfectly snarky remark.

“Sorry, you have me confused with the other angel. You know, the one in the dirty trench coat who’s in love with you.” –Balthazar (Season 6, Episode 17)

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This line has taken on new meaning with Cas’ declaration in “Despair,” but as Balthazar’s snarky response to a Winchester request, this line is a defining moment for his character. It’s one of those moments where you knew you either loved Balthazar or hated him.

“Well, that’s great, ’cause without your power, you’re basically just a baby in a trench coat.” –Dean Winchester (Season 6, Episode 19)

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Here’s another of Dean’s shots at Castiel. When Cas is “powered down” by his proximity to Eve, Dean makes this astute observation. While Cas isn’t confused about the meaning this time he doesn’t find it nearly as funny as we all did.

“Go ask him. He was *your* boyfriend first.” –Meg (Season 7, Episode 23)

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Here’s another one of those lines that hits a bit differently now. Meg always had something snarky to add to a conversation, so it’s no surprise that she joined Balthazar in pointing out that Cas was a little too attached to Dean for simply being friends.

“Maybe you should try plan ‘D’ for dumbass.” –Crowley (Season 8, Episode 2)

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This is peak Crowley content right here. Any chance to bring the boys down a peg was Crowley’s ticket to happiness, so a failed “Plan C” made for the perfect opportunity to take a snark filled shot at them.

“Eat me, Hasselhoff” –Claire Novak (Season 10, Episode 9)

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This is the first time Dean really meets Claire, and obviously, they really hit it off… or not. In typical angsty teenager fashion, Claire has a snarky comeback to an adult wanting something from her, and Dean as Hasselhoff is not too much of a stretch of the imagination.

“I am, but I’m surprised you recognize the sounds of a party, seeing as how you’re all work and no play.” –Rowena McLeod (Season 13, Episode 19)

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Rowena is another character who always had something witty to say, and when the boys call her while she is at a party, her response is golden. Although, in the boys’ defense, they didn’t exactly have a lot of time for parties over the years.

“In the field long, Lovato? You look greener than Baby Yoda!” –Sheriff Adams (Season 15, Episode 15)

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Alright, this one isn’t quite a comeback… but it is snarky, and a great pop culture reference that is hilariously appropriate considering Jack, who the line is directed at, is not even four years old yet.

So there we have it, our choices for the best snarky comebacks of Supernatural. Do you agree with our choices? If not, which of your favorites did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

LeeAnn is children's librarian who joined Nerds and Beyond in 2020 as a way to stretch her writing skills and connect with others who have the same pop culture passions as she does. She loves music, reading (obviously), and any TV show that can grab and hold her attention. Currently some of her favorite things to nerd out over include Supernatural, Prodigal Son, Louden Swain and Percy Jackson (books, theater, or upcoming show - lets leave the movies out of it).

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