I want everyone reading this to go on a journey with me. Think back to where you were and what you were doing in 2005. I was a sophomore in college, crushing some layered polo shirts (you know those collars were popped) and listening to Lovers and Friends by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz on repeat. So, I was awesome, but think about how lame most people were back then. It seems like so long ago that it might as well be a completely alternate universe. Now, imagine that you have been doing something at an extremely high level ever since that fateful year where we lost Luther Vandross (RIP sweet angel).
Supernatural, the paranormal CW series that follows the exploits of Handsome Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Handsome Sam (Jared Padalecki) Winchester as they travel the U.S. hunting and killing all things spooky, has been doing just that. Over the past thirteen seasons, Supernatural has defied the odds and continues to churn out quality horror television. This upcoming season, the show is doing something completely new and going somewhere that it has never gone before. According to series co-Executive Producer Jim Michaels, episode 13.16 will feature Sam and Dean as cartoons, and they will be investigating the paranormal with none other than Scooby and the gang!
This move to the animated should come as no surprise to fans of the CW show. The have long incorporated pop-culture nods in their scripts and have experimented with the style of storytelling several times. You have to tinker if you’re going to stay fresh for thirteen years. One of the finest episodes of the series is Season 5’s “Changing Channels” wherein the Winchesters face off against a trickster who places them inside a variety of television programs. The episode played with the different styles of television, from sitcoms to police procedurals and erectile dysfunction commercials. The next obvious step is to become animated and to hop in the Mystery Machine. The upcoming crossover episode, titled “ScoobyNatural” was announced last year, but was only recently confirmed in a tweet from Michaels. It is expected to air sometime in March, as long as there are no unforeseen breaks coming up in programming.
Who else cannot wait to watch “ScoobyNatural” and see Sam and Dean yank the mask off of Old Man Wickles and foil a plot to take over the mine? Maybe this time around, Scooby will run into something whose mask cannot be taken off. Keep an eye right here on Nightmare on Film Street and we will update you with any new information on the episode as it becomes available. While you wait for March to come around, join our official Facebook Group and let us know what you think about the crossover!