Thursday, March 29, 2018

Supernatural 13x16 "ScoobyNatural"

Well, my friends, after much brouhaha about the Scooby Doo episode, it has finally arrived. Was it everything you hoped it would be? Personally, I didn't watch much Scooby Doo on my own growing up, but some of my brothers were super into it, so yeah, I've seen an episode or two! What was fun about this episode is that one of the original voices from way back when Scooby first started, Frank Welker, reprised the voices again here! Zoinks!
Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, Frank Welker as Scooby Doo, and Matthew Lillard as Shaggy in Supernatural 13x16 "ScoobyNatural"
Anyway, on to the actual story... basically Sam and Dean are working a strange case wherein they end up kind of blowing up a maniacal stuffed dinosaur. To thank them for their help, the owner of the store that was being terrorized by said dinosaur lets them have something from the store. So Dean, naturally, takes a flat screen TV to complete his Dean cave. Of course, not before running into the most obvious villain ever, but perhaps it was supposed to be obvious, who knows. Anywayz, they turn on the TV and are immediately sucked into none other than an episode of Scooby Doo.

Now, it's not clear why Scooby Doo necessarily, as they hadn't really been talking about it (unless I was just zoning, which is entirely possible), but I guess we're not supposed to care about that, or about how a ghost can take them into a cartoon TV show, but I'm getting ahead of myself. They get dropped into the cartoon, and meet up with the Scooby gang. Dean recognizes pretty early on which episode they are in, but things start to deviate from the actual episode when, you know, some people start turning up dead.

Misha Collins as Castiel, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in Supernatural 13x16 "ScoobyNatural"Castiel also shows up because when he got back from getting some forbidden fruit, he got sucked into the TV too. Sure! They split up into mini teams to try to figure out what's going on, which basically amounts to them having to tell the gang that ghosts and stuff are real, which leads to a mini meltdown as they are awash in their own meaninglessness, but let's not dwell on that too long, because Dean perks them right back up to get them rearing to fight a real ghost.

Luckily, once they actually do manage to trap the ghost, only Sam, Dean, and Castiel are in the room, so the Scoobys don't actually see that the scary ghost was really a little kid ghost who was taken advantage of by that obvious real world villain. There's a whole story about a pocketknife being put into objects and the ghost then possessing said objects. Whatever, the point is they decide to lie to the gang and tell them that it wasn't a ghost haunting after all. You know, so they can stay all innocent.

The ghost kid agrees to take them back to the real world if they'll set him free, which they do easily enough by blasting the pocketknife with a torch. They then confront the obvious villain and save the day, dun da da da! There were also some storylines about Dean trying to get it on with Daphne, who was oblivious, and Velma having a crush on Sam, ultimately leading to her kissing him.

Random Thoughts:

- There were some fun nods to the real Scooby Doo throughout the episode, it was cute. But there were some real logic leaps when it comes to the actual ghost story of the episode. Oh well.

- Matthew Lillard, who played the live-action version of Shaggy, also did the voice for him here. On another note, have any of you been watching Good Girls (he's in it)? It's pretty good! I'd recommend it.

- Does this rank into the favorite episodes ever? Probably not for me, but it was still fun. It's nice to have some fun amidst all the melodrama.


Dean: ...killing Barney?
Sam: Yeah.
Dean: Was pretty satisfying though, wasn't it?

Dean: Behold...the Dean Cave. Or the Fortress of Deanitude, still trying to figure that one out.

Dean: I don't know... Cas is like a talking dog.

Sam: Did you just get beat by a microvan?

Velma: Jinkies!
Daphne: Jeepers!
Shaggy: Zoinks!
Scooby: Ruh-roh!
Dean: Son of a bitch.

Castiel: Wonderful, I once led armies and now I'm paired with a scruffy philistine and a talking dog.

Sam: Ok. That was...something.
Dean: That was the coolest thing that's ever happened to me. And that includes the Cartwright twins.
Castiel: What did you do with the Cartwright twins?
Dean: Oh....ha heh... I'll be right back.
Sam: I don't think I wanna know.

Castiel: Dean, you're not a talking dog.

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