So in the spirit of fun I started thinking about meta and about what types of episodes Iâ€™d really like to see the show attempt. â€œChanging Channels,â€ â€œThe Real Ghostbusters,â€ â€œGhostfacers,â€ and â€œThe French Mistakeâ€ kind of played with form, so I thought Iâ€™d go through my list of form-meta recommendations. I invite you to add to the list!
5. Silent Movie Supernatural
So what would be better than an all silent Supernatural episode? We could get BitchFace Sam (Iâ€™m sure Alice has this term copyrighted, but Iâ€™m stealing for this list). We could get serious, angsty face Dean as well as sarcastic, eyebrow raising Dean. Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s a monster, spirit, or minor demi-god who could take the voices away from our boys, for just 40 minutes of a 45 minute episode, right?
There is precedent. Buffy did it with â€œHush,â€ which to my mind is one of the best episodes of the entire series. So what do you think? Instead of Silent Bob, we could Silent Sam and Dean.
4. Reality Competition TV Supernatural
So the show already nodded to reality television with â€œGhostfacers,â€ but I say we go one step beyond and have an episode that pits the boys against other hunters in a competition to the death! It could be like â€œThe Most Dangerous Gameâ€ combined with The Amazing Race. And of course, itâ€™d come down to Sam and Dean and imagine the possibilities!
I even have an episode title suggestion: â€œTop Hunter.â€ Right?
3. The Great White Whale of Supernatural Meta â€“ The Musical!
I vote for Rock Opera. I mean, come on, this show is begging for a rock opera. Imagine it â€“ Sam and Dean breaking out into Bohemian Rhapsody. Bobby could do some old school Elvis. We could have some ghosts break out into some Patrick Swayze ballad type song. Oh this would be epic. In fact, this screencap from â€œLive Free or Twi-Hardâ€ begs to be operatic.
If not Rock Opera, then Broadway. Oh yes, Broadway tunes. That would just be sinful. Dean singing South Pacific tunes. You know you want it, people. You know you do.
2. Cartoon Supernatural!
Yeah, I know, Supernatural has an anime. No, people. Iâ€™m talking old school, 1960s-70s 2D Scooby Doo animation. That would so rock. Imagine the Impala like the Mystery Machine. How awesome, right? And I would pay per view a cartoon version of Dean and Sam. And then, oh then, we could get some rocket launching and grenade throwing. Itâ€™d save money on effects, right?
Now, if 2D is too archaic, then Iâ€™d vote for a â€œGears of Warâ€ video game type of graphic depiction. But thatâ€™d be expensive. So, yeah, Scooby this up, man! Do it!
1. And the number one request: Curb Your Enthusiasm Live Supernatural!
So most of you probably know that Curb Your Enthusiasm is mostly improv, meaning the scripts are basically non-existent. You know where Iâ€™m going right? Improv Supernatural but do it live! Oh man, we wouldnâ€™t need a gag reel for the season, would we? Just give Jared and Jensen a scenario and have at it. Itâ€™d be brilliant. And if it were live? Oh, youâ€™d have to put an adult warning on it, given that groupâ€™s tendency toward inappropriate but it would be so worth it!
Do it live, boys! And do it without the safety net of the script! Again, Iâ€™d pay per view that.
So have I missed any? Join in and let me know what youâ€™d like to see go meta in Supernatural landâ€¦.