It was a crossover no one asked for, but as soon as it was announced, everyone couldn't wait for it to happen. "Supernatural" has always been able to plant its metaphorical tongue in its cheek, but the show was in rare form Thursday for this animated crossover with "Scooby-Doo."
The episode proved such a massive hit, "#Scoobynatural" was trending deep into the night, and even spent some time as the top trend worldwide.
The accolades and constant stream of praise via Twitter and other social media platforms was absolutely deserved, as the creative teams involved in this absolutely knocked it out of the park. They got the official voice actors for the Scooby Gang, nailed the animation, and managed to throw in nods to all the classic tropes from both long-running shows.
On the surface, the two shows are strikingly similar, featuring its heroes traveling the country and fighting ghosts and demons and monsters of all kinds. The only difference is that the Winchesters are tackling the real thing, while the Scooby gang is almost always unmasking some unscrupulous real estate developer. On the "Supernatural" crossover, we got both!
For fans of Scooby-Doo, we got the classic hallway doors scene with the characters and monster running back and forth, as well as an elaborate trap set by Fred, Shaggy and Scooby pounding down copious amounts of food (joined by Dean), and even the necessary unmasking scene to close the case.
But for "Supernatural," things got a lot more real with actual deaths and blood, serious ghostly dangers and a hilariously tragic existential crisis for the Scooby Gang when they learned that ghosts and demons and the like are real. Luckily, the Winchesters found a way for them to reclaim their innocence, and that consistency with the portrayal of the Scoobies was one of the strongest elements of the show.
Dean Winchester loves Scooby-Doo and watching him seek to protect their purity, at the same time he was trying to bang Daphne over and over again, was easily one of the biggest highlights in an hour that was basically a highlights reel. It was an episode you watched with a smile plastered on your face. It was unadulterated fun from beginning to end with the perfect blend of "Sooby-Doo" innocence and "Supernatural" edge.
Below are some of the happiest tweets we've ever seen grace the platform; a true testament to the joy that was "Scoobynatural."
#Scoobynatural No other show has got to the point where it knows its fans so well, and the fans know the show so well, it can do an actual episode crossover with a cartoon and have that be the most exciting and acclaimed event in recent times.
#Scoobynatural was epic! It is now my favorite episode. @cw_spn you went above and beyond my expectations. All I can say is thank you for giving me what I didn't know I wanted. @JensenAckles @jarpad and @mishacollins y'all were awesome! Thanks for confirming you can do anything!