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Best Season Ever For a Screwball Writer/Producer
I’ve got a proposal for season seven.  Let’s have Ben Edlund write about 18 episodes and Dabb and Loflin can get the other four.

I mean, what a year for this man.  In the press room at Comic Con last July Eric Kripke came to our table just ecstatic over a conversation he had with Ben Edlund earlier in the week over fairies.  The idea was just getting pitched, but they knew then before the details were hashed out something wildly entertaining was coming out of that.  Next thing you know, one of the craziest damn things ever to air on Supernatural was born, and this comes from a looooonnnng line of crazy.  
Oh, but he wasn't even close to done.  Here's a pitch, Sam and Dean jump into an alternate reality as Jared and Jensen.  WHAT???  It’s stupid, it’ll never fly!  Oh wait, Edlund’s doing it?   Okay...I’m listening.  When you cement that kind of a reputation, you’ve certainly made your mark in this business.  The French Mistake from a pure parody standpoint is one of the most ingenious things ever done.  On any show.  The fact that this alternate reality is a shallow, unrealistic version of what exists today except for a few inside references that hit a bit too close to home (Jensen is living at Jared’s house!), and then throw in a few funny jabs at our neighbors to the north (because it’s all pure love), plus somehow make this a plausible angel story, well, you just can't marvel enough over what resulted.  I’ll NEVER be able to say enough.  I swear next time I meet Mr. Edlund, I’m giving him a maple leaf as a gift for his genius.  
But it didn’t end there!  Ben Edlund has always taken the angel storyline and dressed it up with a few thousand exclamation points, but artistically, despite all the screwball and offbeat scripts, he hit his masterpiece with a dramatic, sympathetic story of how Castiel innocently strayed after the apocalypse and started a Civil War in Heaven.  How after letting Dean go on with his domestic life made a pact with Crowley to get the souls in Purgatory.  Not only did Edlund write this amazing script, but he took on the directing too.  What do you know, it was the best directed episode of the season, as well as written.  Masterful storytelling of this caliber is rare in any show, let alone a low budget Sci-Fi show like Supernatural.  
Thank you Ben Edlund.  Your creative genius brought brilliance to what was an otherwise uneven season six.  
Okay, that’s it for the season six awards.  I think I’ve stretched these categories thin enough.  So, were there any that I missed?  Feel free to make up your own awards and share them in the comments.  

For the past awards, here are the links!

Season One Awards
Season Two Awards
Season Three Awards
Season Four Awards
Season Five Awards - Part One
Season Five Awards - Part Two
Season Five Awards - Part Three 


# Melanie 2011-06-20 23:55
Awesome, Alice. I love, love loved the batshitcrazines s that was Clap Your Hands If You Believe.

"It'd be in the dark.' Cracks me up everytime I think about it. (Its why I have a fairy as my icon here :) )

All of it, such a lot of fun.
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2011-06-20 23:57
Clap Your. Hands. If. You. Believe.

Nuff Said.

I really really wish I could get the chance to meet Ben Edlund. He's my new writing hero and I adore his episodes the most probably out of any of the writers on the show. It's amazing the things he does with both comedy and drama, the daring leaps he'll make and dives off of cliffs that would seem only to have one ending: disaster. And yet, they don't do that. They fly and amaze and entertain in ways that no one would ever expect.

Incredible all around.

Oh, and I am so glad I'm not the only one that gets chills whenever Dean threatens to kill someone. The way he does it, damn, I so would NOT want to be on the end of one of those threats. I think even Samuel knew he was in deep. You're talking about a guy who has faced down everything from Angels to the YED to Lucifer---and lived (okay so he died a lot, but STILL). You really think he's not gonna get out of that place and make good on his threat? Really? Go ask his previous kills----oh wait, you can't!

Good finish to the awards either way.
# rmoats8621 2011-06-21 00:40
Wow! Great job on the awards. I agree with all except maybe an award for first time directing.? Jensen did a fine job directing "Weekend at Bobby's". I don't think I saw where you mentioned that, but I could be mistaken.

As for Ben Edlund, you're so right! I saw him at PaleyFest and I was so captivated by him. He seems to me to be a very fascinating man and a true asset to the show. However, I wouldn't want to get rid of Robert Singer's and Eric Kripke's influence on some of those scripts. I really liked "Appointment in Samara" which Singer co-wrote with Gamble.

Hopefully, they'll be able to get a few new writers in that will have some idea of what the show is about without throwing it into such a crazy loop like this past year. Ben Acker seems to be promising new writer to the show. I look forward to hearing what they all have to say about Season 7 at Comic-Con this year.
# Sylvie 2011-06-21 08:59
Thanks Alice, these awards were super. I too love Ben Edlund, he's my kinda of guy, crazy but sane. "Clap If You Believe" was pure entertainment, I love that episode, I chortle everytime I watch it.

I do miss some of the old writers though. Like Cathryn Humphries, Julie Siege and Raelle Tucker (I think she writes for True Blood now). They brought a lot of emotion to the show. It would be nice if one or two of them could write next season. What do all of you think?

Thanks again for the entertainment value. It makes time at work go down so much easier (inventory time in the library, very boring). Actually I should be working right now, but hey, I have my priorities!
# Julie 2011-06-21 10:04
Thanks Alice,
One of the few positives at the end of every season is that at least we have your awards to look forward to.
This year`s did not disappoint, I have loved reading all of them. I would like to add another honourable mention in the `Tortured look telling the entire heart crushing story` moment, for me this came in The Man Who Would Be King at the moment when Cas mentioned Superman and Dean crumbled realising the truth, he does not even have to speak to reduce me to tears now!
I especially loved your recap of the `fairy` episode, if anyone asks me why I love this show so much I might just say `Read This`! It`s a perfect ad for everything wonderful about it.
The final one is the one which I most approve of! I think that Ben Edlund is a genius, mad but a genius, and I could not agree more with your proposal. How can someone produce the insanity of said `Fairies` and `The French Mistake` and also incredible heart wrenching stuff like `TMWWBK` and of course `Abandon All Hope`? The saddest and most poignant thing I have ever seen on any screen, TV or Movie
Look forward to Season 7`s.
Oh and thank you for the recognition of `the Death Stare` :-)
# Sylvie 2011-06-21 11:22
Jensen Ackles is such a genius at showing feeling with just an expression. And the "I will kill you stare", gives me chills.
# Ellie 2011-06-21 11:59
nO thanks to Ben Edlund writing 16 episodes. I could tolreate two . We will have to agree to disagree on Mr Edlund although I loved Clap your Hands .

And I do agre about Samuel lost potential there I think.
Tim the Enchanter
# Tim the Enchanter 2011-06-21 16:27
Heh. Heh. Heh.

For a season that was so dark (and at times utterly depressing) overall, there were some amazingly funny episodes/moment s in it. I think that while the acting scene in The French Mistake is wet your pants hilarious, overall Clap Your Hands If You Believe is much funnier. You don’t need the inside jokes to be able to appreciate it and both Sam and Dean are brilliant in it; Dean’s frustration with Sam is hilarious (you can nearly see him counting to three any time Sam does/says something disagreeable), Sams lack of anything resembling a restraint/sensi tivity button. He’s like a small, innocent child. Love it.

Am I the only one who liked the plastic piece of crap? It was new and shiny, it vociferously endorsed passenger safety and it had a Sammy butt groove. I mean, what more do people want out of a car?

You know, who needs an Emmy or a Golden Globe when you’ve won the award for ‘You better drop dead now because this stare means I’m going to fucking kill you in a horrible way” or ‘Best Bathroom Moment’ (and what a moment!)

Thanks Alice
# Jasminka 2011-06-21 16:38
Woman, coming back from a gruesome day at work, this was exactly what I needed to cheer up!

Thank you ever so much for this soul-saver! Love, Jas

Fight the Fairies!!! I want that t-shirt... (I know, I might just have a fetish about t-shirts... perhaps because I look dreadful in them?)
Pragmatic Dreamer
# Pragmatic Dreamer 2011-06-21 23:11

These awards were fabulous! I bow again to your greatness!

Things I really enjoyed:

1. Celine Dion's Career thwarting a perfect romance.. Heartbreaking!

2. Giving Ben Edlund a Maple Leaf as a thank you gift. The man is freaking brilliant! Although, I suspect he's very hard to have a straight-line conversation with, and he would be murder to interview.

3. Best Dean Tortured Moment.. Totally agree with your pick, because this is the moment when Dean realized the idea of combining family and hunting was never going to work. You could hear his heart breaking. And you could feel the gut punch as his self-esteem took another
body blow.

4. Dean's Badass Moment to Samuel... Yesssss. (What is it about a man making death threats that is so "deadly", excuse the pun.. Must be something evolutionary, or the smouldering eyes, she mutters to herself.)

5. Daddy Dean... My lady parts were sobbing quietly in a corner, begging "Just one more baby, please????"

6. Clap Your Hands If You Believe.. I have tried to explain this episode to friends, but to no avail. Although Fight The Fairies is occasionally a chant around my house! But I have the T-shirt design... Tinkerbell in the circle with the line through it, and perhaps there's a strategically placed microwave, and below that graphic - Fight The Fairies!

I'd like to thank the Alice Academy for these awards. They're trophy-worthy themselves!
# Sylvie 2011-06-22 11:24
I would so buy that t-shirt!
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2011-06-22 13:51
I quote this episode all the time. I would so wear that t-shirt.
# nancyL 2011-06-22 19:29
Alice, a great finish to a great season.

I agree, why exactly did Crowley and/or Castiel bring back Gramps and the cousins? Was it because Cas didn't want to bother a 'retired' Dean? We may never know.

Just how old are Jared and Misha???? Twelve? I feel sorry for Sadie. :-)

I am sorry Alice, but the only part of 'Clap' that I liked, was microwave oven vs fairy.

BEST DESTRUCTION OF AN UNWANTED PIECE OF CRAP (sorry) PLASTIC. Love the picture. :lol: :lol: :lol:

'Smoke on the water' lullaby, a prelude to the 'unretiring' of the Impala. :D

What is the saying: 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'. Meg's actually happy to see Dean.

Here's a story for Ben to write for season 7; two actors, by the name of Jared and Jensen, find themselves in the home of hunter Bobby Singer. He wants to know who these two 'idjits' are and where are the Winchester brothers? :lol:

Thanks Alice, for making the hellatus a bit less painful.