Long title for a very tiny post, you can be mad about that if you like, but the reference that was made needed to be written about.
Let me start by saying that I would never have recognized this reference if it were for the glorious Arizona Browncoats and the wonderful movies they chose for Can't Stop The Serenity last year.
We watched Dr. Horrible's sing-a-long Blog (and all sang along of course, a whole theater full of Browncoats).
We watched Serenity, of course.
But in between those shows and the musical acts we watched an 80s sci-fi movie called The Ice Pirates. It was hilarious and awful and I would totally watch it again.
And it's the only reason I caught this little reference in last weeks episode of Supernatural.
Dean: Well hey there, ya little herpe.
Sam: Why do you keep talking about herpes?
Dean: What?...I don't, shut up.
So I have this theory that the writers are imagining Dean (who is about 30, so he grew up in the 80s) as having seen The Ice Pirates at some point and now he is making a reference to this scene from the movie.
In which a space herpe hatches...and it looks suspiciously like the worm in And Then There Were None that is burrowing into people's heads and controlling them.
Dean was a total sci-fi nerd when he was a kid, there is no doubt in my mind now.