Coming to the CW on March 29th, the most interesting of cross-overs is about to happen on the hit series, Supernatural. In the episode “Scoobynatural”, Sam and Dean Winchester (played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles), receive a gift from a grateful pawnshop owner after they defeat a stuffed dinosaur (Yes, we’re for real), a free television set. While Sam is hesitant, Dean is not one to turn down a possible addition to the Dean Cave. The television set, however, is no normal television set (perhaps the boys should have watched more episodes of Friday The 13th: The Series to learn more about pawn shops and cursed items), and it transports the Winchesters into the set, where they find themselves and the Impala, not only animated, but also in an episode of Scooby Doo, Where Are You —which pleases Dean, as Scooby Doo was his favorite cartoon growing up.
Having an extensive knowledge of the series, Dean has very strong opinions of the entire Scooby gang, especially Fred and Daphne. As a matter of fact, Dean has a crush on Daphne, which more than likely won’t sit well with Fred. The episode that the Winchesters wind up in is A Night Of Fright Is No Delight, the episode where an eccentric colonel leaves his fortune to Scooby, provided that he spend the night in a castle haunted by green phantoms. With Sam and Dean transported into the Scooby-verse, the story starts to take a more Supernatural level of danger, with Dean’s Scooby IQ possibly being the only thing that can keep the team alive … which means it may be possible that this may not be a typical Scooby Doo ending, with some old geezer in a rubber mask.
An idea for an animated episode of Supernatural had been talked about since the fourth season, when the episode’s co-writer, Jeremy Adams, pitched the idea of Scooby Doo, everything started to fall into place. Series co-runner, Andrew Dabb, took the idea to Warner Brothers Animation, who got excited about the concept. The director of the episode, Robert Singer, called the episode one of their “Better swings.”
We have to admit, the concept has us interested, as well. No announcements have been made on the voice cast for Scooby and the gang, but we’re sure the episode will be well received by fans of both shows.
Supernatural airs Thursday nights at 8:00 PM Eastern/Pacific on the CW. “Scoobynatural” airs on March 29th, residents of the Los Angeles would get a chance to catch the world premiere on March 20th, at the Supernatural panel at PaleyFest Television Festival.
Break out the Scooby Snacks. This one’s going to be good.