Few shows are quite as willing to poke fun at themselves as the CW's 'Supernatural,' which has tackled everything from turning its characters into the heroes of a pulpy (and little-read) book series, to sending them to a spooky fan convention.
But after six seasons of self-referential madness, writer Ben Edlund seems to have decided that he's sick of "scratching" at the fourth wall, and would rather take a sledgehammer to it instead.
What results is 'The French Mistake,' one of the most surreal, unpredictable and undeniably hilarious episodes that the show has ever produced -- and if you've seen 'Changing Channels' or 'Tall Tales,' you know that's quite a feat.
TV Squad was lucky enough to see an advanced screener of this Friday's meta-tastic episode, and we've somehow managed to whittle down an hour of memorable moments into a list of five reasons why this episode is not to be missed. Proceed with caution, though; there are mild spoilers ahead.