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Worst Season Long Plot Device, aka “WTF Where They Thinking????”
The Impala goes on hiatus for most of the season. I only have one question.
WHY?????????? FOR THE LOVE OF CHUCK, WHY??????????????
Oh, I guess that was two questions.
Dean was oh so right, nobody should put baby in a corner. This exercise must have looked good on paper, but by the end of the season, fatigue over all these different cars they were driving each week easily wore us thin. Actually, I realized the fatigue when we saw the Impala in the "Repo Man" flashback. Her absence was just wrong on so many levels.
I get the idea was to strip Sam and Dean down to their bare essentials where all they had was each other. Still, taking the car? Maybe because some of those car choices were just pitiful. Just look at these cars:
- A Pontiac Acadian, which is the Canadian equivalent of one of the worst cars ever made, the Chevrolet Chevette.
- A 1972 Dodge Challenger. Awesome car actually, but Dean stole a beater. Too bad.
- 1969 Buick Special Deluxe in a very off maroon color.
- A 1944 Plymouth Roadking. Fine, that one was allowed considering Impalas weren’t invented yet. They also drove in "Time After Time" a newer sedan type vehicle which couldn't be identified.
- 1971 Buick Riveria with the trademark “Boattail” rear. No, that doesn't stand out at all.
- 1973 Mercury Cougar in one very off gold color. This car was very similar that year to the Ford Mustang.
- 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, aka the car they used in “Smokey and the Bandit.” It was a really cool car in its day. This one, not so much.
- 1970 Dodge Charger. This one was known for its very ugly front end.
- 1978 AMC Pacer. Oh my, I thought the Acadian was shameless. This is the lowest of low. I get it was a shout out to "Wayne's World" but poor Sam and Dean.
- A mid-1970's AMC Matador
- 1969 Plymouth GTX in AWFUL salmon color.
There were also a few non-descript Jeeps, light pickup trucks, and large sedans used along the way, and Garth in “Party On, Garth” drove a 1977 Ford Ranchero with the luxury wood grain option. Got all that?
I love playing “Guess that classic car,” but this season was exhausting. Let's never do it again.