Supernatural: Remembering Bobby Singer – Part 2 Favorite Quotes

The character of Bobby Singer has had a big impact on the series Supernatural. Bobby is gone, but certainly not forgotten. In fact, he continues to return to the series in various ways. Bobby is the longest running character on Supernatural besides SamBobby 7x10 2 pix round and Dean. In the first part of this series, “Supernatural: Remembering Bobby Singer – Part 1 History” we explored Bobby relationship with the Winchester brothers, as well as the way he assisted the entire hunting community. For the second part of this series, we are revisiting our favorite quotes of Bobby Singer throughout the Supernatural series. His words and unique phrases are reminders of why we love this character so much.

[This article discusses some of the things Bobby or others have said in reference to events and plot points throughout the Supernatural series.]

Bobby and the Winchester Family

bobby dean sam with book pix roundBobby Singer and John Winchester have not always been on the best of terms, yet Bobby has always been there when John or his boys needed him.

Dean: “Bobby, thanks. Thanks for everything. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure we should come.”
Bobby: “Nonsense. Your Daddy needs help.”
Dean: “Well, yeah, but last time we saw you, I mean, you did threaten to blast him full of buckshot. Cocked the shotgun and everything.”
Bobby: “Yeah, well, what can I say? John just has that effect on people.”
Dean: “Yeah, I guess he does.”
Bobby: “None of that matters now. All that matters is that you get him back.”
Devil’s Trap” (S01E22)

Bobby often played the role of peacemaker between Sam and Dean. When Dean wants to give up on Sam, Bobby pushes him to go after his brother again.

Bobby: [Talking about Sam] “Dean? Dean! You listen to a word I said?”
Dean: “Yeah, I heard you. I’m not calling him.”
Bobby: “Don’t make me get my gun, boy.”
Dean: “We are damn near kickoff for Armageddon. Don’t you think we got bigger fish at the moment?”
Bobby: “I know you’re pissed, and I’m not making apologies for what he’s done, but he’s your…”
Bobby yelling at Dean Lucifer Rising 3 pix roundDean: “Blood? He’s my blood? Is that what you were gonna say?”
Bobby: “He’s your brother. And he’s drowning.”
Dean: “Bobby, I tried to help him, but… look what happened.”
Bobby: “So try again.”
Dean: “It’s too late.”
Bobby: “There’s no such thing.”
Dean: “No, damnit! No. I gotta face the facts. Sam never wanted part of this family. He hated this life, ran away to Stanford the first chance he got. Now it’s like deja vu all over again. Well, I am sick and tired of chasing him. Screw him. He can do what he wants.”
Bobby: “You don’t mean that.”
Dean: “Yes I do, Bobby. Sam’s gone. He’s gone. I’m not even sure if he’s still my brother anymore. If he ever was.”
Bobby: “You stupid, stupid son of a bitch! Well, boo hoo! I am so sorry your feelings are hurt, princess! Are you under the impression that family’s supposed to make you feel good? Make you an apple pie, maybe? They’re supposed to make you miserable! That’s why they’re family!”
Dean: “I told him, ‘you walk out that door, don’t come back,’ and he walked out anyway! That was his choice!”
Bobby: “You sound like a whiny brat. No, you sound like your dad. Well, let me tell you something: Your dad was a coward.”
Dean: “My dad was a lot of things, Bobby, but a coward?”
Bobby: “He’d rather push Sam away than reach out to him. That don’t strike me as brave. You are a better man than your daddy ever was. So you do both of us a favor. Don’t be him.”
Lucifer Rising” (S04E22)

Bobby Old Dean Curious Case pix roundAfter Bobby ends up in a wheelchair, he begins to feel despondent about not being able to walk. When they come across a poker-playing witch who can extend people’s lives, Bobby tries to restore both his youth and his mobility and almost loses his life.

Dean: “You’re not useless, Bobby.”
Bobby: “Okay. Good talk.”
Dean: “No, wait a minute, listen to me.”
Dean: “You don’t stop bein’ a soldier ’cause you got wounded in battle. Okay, no matter what shape you’re in, bottom line is, you’re *family*. And I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but me and Sam, we don’t have much left. I can’t do this without you. I can’t. So don’t you dare think about checkin’ out. I don’t want to hear that again.”
Bobby: “Okay.”
Dean: “Okay. Good.”
Bobby: “Thanks. Now, we done feelin’ our feelings? ‘Cause I’d like to get outta this room before we both start growin’ lady parts.”
Dean: “Yeah, we’re done. Let’s go, Ironsides.”
Bobby: “Oh, that one’s stickin’, huh?”
The Curious Case of Dean Winchester” (S05E07)

sam bobby dean at rufus grave part stone pix roundBobby has regrets after losing his friend Rufus, and Dean reminds him that family forgives.

Bobby: “It was Omaha. It was my fault. And he never let it go.”
Dean: “Well, he should have.”
Bobby: “You don’t know what I did, Dean.”
Dean: “Doesn’t matter.”
Bobby: “What do you mean, it doesn’t…
Dean: “I mean, at the end of the day, you two were family. Life’s short. And ours are shorter than most. What, are we gonna spend it wringing our hands? Something’s gonna get us, eventually. And when my guts get ripped out, just so you two know, we’re good. Blanket apology for the crap that anybody’s done, all the way around.”
Sam: “Some of us pulled a lot of crap, Dean.”
Dean: “Well. Clean slate.”
Sam: “Okay.”
…And Then There Were None” (S06E16)

Bobby reminds Sam and Dean that he’s there to help them through thick and thin, when he tells the boys, “Family don’t end with blood.”

famly don't end with blood darker pix roundBobby: “Where do you think you’re going?”
Dean: “We got the knife.”
Bobby: “And you intend to use it without me? Do I look like a ditchable prom date to you?”
Sam: “No, Bobby. Of course not.”
Dean: “This is about me…and Sam. Okay? This isn’t your fight.”
Bobby: “Family don’t end with blood, boy. Besides, you need me.”
No Rest for the Wicked” (S03E16)

Bobby as a Father Figure

bobby and dean playing baseball pix roundJohn and Bobby have not always agreed what is best for the boys. While Bobby is dying he remembers arguing with John on the phone after he took Dean to play catch.

Bobby [on the phone to John]: “No, we didn’t shoot rifles, as a matter of fact. We threw a ball around. He’s a kid, John. They both are. They’re entitled.
[Pause, as John responds]
Bobby: “Yeah, I know I ain’t their dad.”
Death’s Door” (S07E10)

For better or for worse, Sam and Dean rely on Bobby like they would a parent, sometimes taking him for granted.

Bobby yelling at Sam Dean pix roundBobby: “Sam, Dean, I love you like my own. I do. But sometimes you two are the whiniest, most self-absorbed sons of bitches I ever met. I’m selfish? Me? I do everything for you. Everything! You need some lore scrounged up, you need your asses pulled out of the fire, you need someone to bitch to about each other, you call me and I come through every damn time! And what do I get for it? Jack! With a side of squat!”
Dean: “Bobby—”
Bobby: “Do I sound like I’m done? Now look, I know you’ve got issues. God knows, I know. But I got a news flash for you: you ain’t the center of the universe. Now, it may have slipped your mind, but Crowley owns my soul, and the meter is running, and I will be damned if I am gonna sit around and be damned! So how about you two sack up and help me for once?”
Weekend at Bobby’s” (S06E04)

Bobby worried about Sam and Dean, just as any father would. On a hunt with Rufus, he confided his fears about losing them. 

bobby-rufus-supernatural-safe-houseRufus: “Why were you sleeping in your car earlier?”
Bobby: “Been burning the midnight oil. Last couple of weeks. Up for days. Lookin’ for ways to stop the apocalypse. Lookin’ for – anything. Sam and Dean are right in the middle of this thing. I’m worried about my boys, Rufus.”
Rufus: “Your boys?”
[Bobby gives him a look.]
Rufus: “Hey, hey. Alright, okay. Papa bear. But you know more than anyone, Bobby. Even if we find a way to keep the world spinning, not everyone’s going to be on that bus ride home. Sacrifice, greater good. All that jazz.”
Bobby: “Yeah, I know.”
Rufus: “Oldest rule of hunting, Bobby. You can’t save everyone.”
Safe House” (S11E06)

Bobby and Samuel then there were none pix round

During Season 6 Sam and Dean have a rocky reunion with their grandfather Samuel. When they all find themselves investigating the same case Bobby and Samuel meet for the first time.

Bobby: “So. You must be Samuel.”
Samuel: “You must be the guy pretending to be their father.”
Bobby: “Somebody ought to.”
…And Then There Were None” (S06E16)

Bobby chose not to have his own kids because his own father was an abusive alcoholic.

rufus bobby why not have kids pix roundRufus: “No, I really want to know, man—why no kids?”
Bobby: “Ain’t that deep. Dad was a mean drunk. I figured I’d be just like him. And, hey, look, I was right. No sense passing on the legacy.”
Rufus: “You’re too hard on yourself. You’re more of a cranky drunk.”
Death’s Door” (S07E10)

As Bobby lies dying, in his mind he replays scenes with his father and confronts him.

bobby confronts his father pix roundBobby’s father: “I’m your father. And you show your father respect.”
Bobby: “The day he deserves it, you drunken…”
Bobby’s mother: “Shhhh…”
Bobby: “…bully. Punching women and kids—is that what they called fatherhood in your day?”
Bobby’s father: “Oh, you deserved it. Believe me. You were nothing but ungrateful.”
Bobby: “I was a kid! Kids ain’t supposed to be grateful! They’re supposed to eat your food and break your heart, you selfish dick! You died, and I was still so afraid I’d turn into you I never even had kids of my own.”
Bobby’s father: “Good. You break everything you touch.”
Bobby: “Uh-huh. Well, as fate would have it, I adopted two boys, and they grew up great. They grew up heroes. So you can go to hell!”
Death’s Door” (S07E10)

Bobby as a Hunter, Guide, and Friend

Bobby and Sheriff Jody Mills are both from the Sioux Falls area. Bobby didn’t always leave the best initial impression on people, but he eventually won them over. Bobby and Jody would end up becoming good friends.

Sam show card to Jody pix roundJody: “What’d you say your jurisdiction here was again?”
Dean: “Our jurisdiction is wherever the United States government sends us.”
Jody: “Uh yeah. How about me and your supervisor have a little chat about that?”
Sam: “Absolutely.”
[He hands a business card to the sheriff, who dials a number on her cell.
Cut to Bobby’s house where a phone is ringing]
Bobby: [Picks up the phone marked FBI] “Agent Willis speaking.”
Jody: “Agent Willis, this is Sheriff Jody Mills of… Bobby?”
Jody ids Bobby pix roundBobby: “Oh… Excuse me?”
Jody: “Is this Bobby Singer?”
Bobby: “Listen, I don’t who this is, but this is Agent Tom Willis of the FBI.”
Jody: “Bull crap!”
[Disconnects the call and looks at Sam and Dean]
Jody: “FBI, huh?”
Sam: “So uh, so you know Bobby Singer.”
Dean: “That—that is… a fun coincidence.”
Jody: “Here’s what I know about Bobby Singer. He’s a menace around here. Assful of drunk and disorderlies, and mail fraud. You understanding me?”
Dean: “I think we all can agree that you’ve made yourself perfectly clear, yes.”
Jody: “So whatever the three of you are planning, it ends here. Now. 10-4 on that? Agents?”
Dean: “Yeah.”
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” (S05E15)

sam on phone black rock pix roundBobby is able to guide Sam and Dean, and other hunters, because of his own skill and knowledge as a hunter. His experience and contacts in the community also allow him to access resources and bring people together when needed.

Bobby is often able to identify what kind of monster or object is causing problems.

Bobby: “Listen, you have got a serious problem. That rabbit’s foot ain’t no dime store notion. It’s real Hoodoo. Old World stuff. Made by a Baton Rouge conjure woman about a hundred years ago.”
Sam: “It’s a hell of a luck charm.”
Bobby: “It’s not a luck charm, it’s a curse! She made it to kill people, Sam!” See, you touch it, you own it. You own it, sure, you get a run of good luck to beat the Devil. But, you lose it, that luck turns. It turns so bad that you’re dead inside a week.
Sam: “Well, so I won’t lose it, Bobby.”
Bad Day at Black Rock” (S03E03)

Bobby often shares advice about how to kill or ward off dangerous creatures.

Bobby: “The Okami ain’t dead.”Bobby Okami pix round
Rufus: “Of course it is.”
Bobby: “Did you use a bamboo dagger?”
Rufus: “Yeah.”
Bobby: “Blessed by a Shinto priest?”
Rufus: “I’m not an imbecile, Bobby!”
Bobby: “Did you stab it seven times?”
Rufus: “Five times.”
Bobby: “It’s seven!”
Rufus: “No, I’m pretty sure it’s five.”
Bobby: “Well, clearly it’s seven times.”
Weekend at Bobby’s” (S06E04)

Bobby is able to help people to access the resources they need or hook them up with people who can help them.

panic room pix roundBobby: “Solid iron, completely coated in salt. One hundred percent ghost proof.”
Sam: “You built a panic room?”
Bobby: “… I had a weekend off.”
Dean: “Bobby.”
Bobby: “What?”
Dean: “You’re awesome.”
Are you There, God? It’s Me Dean Winchester” (S04E02)

Meg in Devil's Trap pix round smallerBobby has a lot of knowledge about spells for summoning, trapping, and locating.

Sam: “And these, uh, these protective circles. They really work?”
Bobby: “Hell, yeah. You get a demon in—they’re trapped. Powerless. It’s like a Satanic roach motel.”
Dean: “Man knows his stuff.”
Devil’s Trap” (S01E22)

Bobby supports Sam and Dean not only through his knowledge and experience, but also by fighting by their side.

sam bobby dean frontierland star trek this thing pix roundDean: “We’ll Star Trek IV this bitch.”
Bobby: “I only watched Deep Space Nine.”
Dean: “It’s like I don’t even know you guys anymore. Star Trek IV, save the whales.”
Frontierland” (S06E18)

Bobby provides extensive support for other hunters. This is evident from this conversation between Bobby and hunter Garth Fitzgerald IV.

[Bobby’s phone rings, he checks caller ID answers]
Bobby: “Yeah, Garth, what do you got?”
Bobby [pausing to listen to Garth]: Never heard of a vamp doin’ that. It doesn’t sound like our kind of thing. Better drop a dime to the FBI.”
[Bobby hangs up the phone, then another phone labeled “FBI Tom Willis” rings.]
Bobby: “Willis, FBI.” [Bobby listens to the caller]
Bobby: “No, Garth, not me, the FBI. The real FBI! How are you still alive?”
Weekend at Bobby’s” (S06E04)

After Bobby dies, Sam and Dean find that Garth seems to be playing the role that Bobby used to fill, supporting other hunters. He carries multiple phones around with him and shares advice with hunters.

Garth: “Yo, Earl. What you got? A revenant. Okay, you’ll need a casket and some silver spikes. Oh, and don’t get bit. No, it won’t turn you, but it will hurt like hell. Okay, so once you got all that, nail the sucker in, bury him, and throw away the key. Okay? All right. Hasta.”
garth as bobby pix roundDean: “What are you doing?”
Garth: “My job, hombre.”
Dean: “Your job?”
Garth: “Yeah.”
Dean: “And since when is giving advice your job?”
Sam: “Hold up. Are you the new Bobby?”
Dean: “You shut your mouth.”
Garth: “Yes.”
Dean: “You shut your mouth! What?”
Garth: “Bobby was gone. You two were MIA. It was a weird time. Somebody had to step in and take up the slack. All right. Let’s get back to work, and we’ll talk about this later, all right?”
Dean: “Did Garth just tell us what to do?”
Southern Comfort” (S08E06)

Dean: “Easy there, flyweight. Last time you drank a beer, I had to pick you up off the floor.”
Garth: “You’re such an idjit.”
Dean: “Idjit’s supposed to be used angrily. Okay? Not happy. If you’re gonna butcher it, don’t say it at all.”
Garth: “Whoa, then. Okay. None of my business, but … this have anything to do with you and Sam?”
garth and dean southern comfort taking what he taught me pix roundDean: “No, you had it right. It’s none of your business.”
Garth: “Okay. It just seems that you guys are a little tense around each other.”
Dean: “We’re fine. Can we get back to work?”
Garth: “Yeah.”
Dean: “Okay.”
Garth: “All right. Just, uh—just letting you know that I’m here for you, for anything. I know sometimes Bobby, he would—”
Dean: “You’re not Bobby! Okay? You’re never gonna be Bobby, so stop!”
Garth: “Bobby belonged to all of us, Dean—not just you and Sam. Now, I’m just taking what he showed me and trying to do something with it. That’s all.”
Southern Comfort” (S08E06)

In Season 9 we see Bobby as a manifestation in Sam’s mind in “I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here” (S09E01), as Sam lies in the hospital dying. Bobby represents the part of Sam that had accepted his death and wants to be at peace. Bobby has helped guide the boys throughout his life, it is only natural that Sam would imagine Bobby when he needs help making a decision about letting go.

Bobby guides Sam 9x1 pix round recSam: “I want to fight. I do. But I just feel like…”
Bobby: “Like you got nothing to swing at? Like you’re punching at shadows? You got to let go of fightin’ and scratchin’ and lookin’ for loopholes, ’cause that ain’t happenin’.”
Sam: “So – so, what? I – I – I just die?”
Bobby: “Just die? All the good you’ve done, all the people you’ve saved, all the sacrifices you’ve made? You’ve saved the world, son. How many people can say that? How many people can say that they have left this godforsaken hunk of dirt that much a better place? What you call dyin’ I call leavin’ a legacy.”
I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here” (S09E01)

Nobody sees how the Winchesters brothers repeat their patterns secrets and self-sacrifice with each other more clearly than Bobby. In “Inside Man” (S10E17) Sam and Castiel reach out Bobby’s heavenly assistance to break Metatron out his angel cell. Bobby learns that Sam is being dishonest with Dean, noting the deception is “taking a page right out of the Winchester playbook.” At the end of the episode Sam has received a letter from Bobby via Castiel:

sl-sam-reads-bobbys-letter-supernatural-inside-man2“Sam –  So…this is weird, huh? Look, I just wanted to say that Cas told me what you’re doing for Dean. And I’m not asking you to stop, but maybe going behind his back ain’t the best idea. Your brother, he can be stubborn. But I think he’d understand. And I know it’s the life—doing a little bad so you can do a lot of good. But sometimes the bad’s real bad, and the good—it can come at one hell of a price. I ain’t there on the ground, and whatever you do, I know you’ll make the right choice. You’re a good man, Sam Winchester—one of the best. And I’m damn proud of you, son. I was content up here. But getting the call from you, it’s the happiest I’ve been in forever, no matter what it costs. So stay safe, keep fighting, and kick it in the ass. – Bobby.”
Inside Man” (S10E17) 

Bobby’s Legacy

In “Soul Survivor” (S10E03) Sam, and then Dean, look at family photos, including photos of Bobby.  Bobby Singer’s presence remains strong in the world of Supernatural

Dean Sam Bobby photo 10x3 pix round

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