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"I don't think you're an angel! I think you're a smelly man in a smelly coat!" A very special Supernatural Christmas parody.
posted by The Whelk (90 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
That might be the most non-Winchester daddy issues/brother issues/trust issues/everything issues episode I've seen in a long time and it was A DAMN PARODY CARTOON.
posted by Kitteh at 12:31 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


The boys battle thier toughest foe yet: message board moderators.
posted by The Whelk at 12:36 PM on December 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


Sam Winchester totally spends time on Ask Metafilter and nobody can tell me otherwise.

The parody needs more horribly depressing Christmas Winchester traditions (I have a soft spot for A Very Supernatural Christmas)
posted by dinty_moore at 12:44 PM on December 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


Sam Winchester totally spends time on Ask Metafilter and nobody can tell me otherwise.

You know there's an account on Ask Reddit that roleplays Sam Winchester right?
posted by The Whelk at 12:46 PM on December 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


BUT YESTERDAY WAS TUESDAY TOO
posted by elizardbits at 12:52 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've only seen the first season and this was so spot-on I died laughing.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 12:56 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


dinty_moore: "The parody needs more horribly depressing Christmas Winchester traditions (I have a soft spot for A Very Supernatural Christmas)"

I just watched this, actually. I like how their Christmas special is the goriest episode I've seen so far.
posted by brundlefly at 12:59 PM on December 10, 2013


You know there's an account on Ask Reddit that roleplays Sam Winchester right?

NO OH MY GOD THAT IS FANTASTIC HOW HAVE I LIVED WITHOUT KNOWING ABOUT THIS?!
posted by dinty_moore at 1:03 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


User : accordingtothelore
posted by The Whelk at 1:05 PM on December 10, 2013 [10 favorites]


I'm wondering why I'm not watching it right now.

Their valentines day episode in the fifth season is even gorier, I think. But A Very Supernatural Christmas is even more spot on. It's up there with the Buffy Thanksgiving episode.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:09 PM on December 10, 2013


I pissed you all neglected to tell me how good Supernatural is. I had to find out on my own like some kind of animal.
posted by 2bucksplus at 1:11 PM on December 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ha ha ha wait til you hit season 7.
posted by elizardbits at 1:12 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


The parody needs more horribly depressing Christmas Winchester traditions (I have a soft spot for A Very Supernatural Christmas)

Everybody has a soft spot for A Very Supernatural Christmas.

The only way that episode could have been better is if, after their dinner of Funyuns, they had AirHeads for dessert.

Though the tradition of giving someone jewelry for Xmas is far from depressing. Sam should have kept that up, Dean would be clanking around like Marley's Ghost by now.

Sam Winchester totally spends time on Ask Metafilter and nobody can tell me otherwise.

You know there's an account on Ask Reddit that roleplays Sam Winchester right?

What kind of questions do you need Sam Winchester of all people to answer?
posted by rue72 at 1:12 PM on December 10, 2013


literally the only reason i still watch is because WHAT IF THEY MAKE OUT AND I MISS IT

spoiler alert they will never make out
posted by elizardbits at 1:13 PM on December 10, 2013 [8 favorites]


What kind of questions do you need Sam Winchester of all people to answer?

Dear Sam - how can I look like a 7-foot-tall 12 year old boy? Yours, 2bucksplus
posted by 2bucksplus at 1:14 PM on December 10, 2013 [12 favorites]


How to dispose of a dead body?
posted by dinty_moore at 1:14 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Though the tradition of giving someone jewelry for Xmas is far from depressing. Sam should have kept that up, Dean would be clanking around like Marley's Ghost by now.

My Dean Winchester outfit had a few necklaces, a hex bag, an Icelandic rune necklace, along with the totem head.

My crowning achievement was the t-shirt I got from the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot.
posted by The Whelk at 1:17 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ha ha ha wait til you hit season 7.

What do you mean? Supernatural only had 5 seasons.
posted by kmz at 1:20 PM on December 10, 2013 [11 favorites]


Yeah, even the stuff that I heard happened in season nine that should be totally up my alley (apparently Castiel killed and then ate the grace of another angel? That sounds so goddamn creepy and amazing and I want him to kill and eat more of his brothers in delicious ways) can't get me to watch it anymore.

I figure when it comes out on netflix I will bingewatch with alcohol to help me forget as much of the continuity as the writers have.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:21 PM on December 10, 2013


after their most recent EGREGIOUS USELESS WASTEFUL MURDER they are all dead to me anyway
posted by elizardbits at 1:21 PM on December 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hey now, without season six we don't get MORE META MEANS MORE IRON
posted by The Whelk at 1:22 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey now since when has anyone stayed dead on this show.

(aside from Adam)
posted by The Whelk at 1:23 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


( and Ellen, damn you for brining her back only in an alternate, sans-Celine Dion universe!)
posted by The Whelk at 1:24 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I figure when it comes out on netflix I will bingewatch with alcohol to help me forget as much of the continuity as the writers have.

It's on Netflix streaming.
posted by rue72 at 1:28 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am very sad Ben Edlund will not be writing a single episode this season.
posted by Kitteh at 1:31 PM on December 10, 2013


Single manly tear.
posted by The Whelk at 1:32 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey now since when has anyone stayed dead on this show.

(aside from Adam)


Does Adam even count as staying dead, because wasn't he dead and impersonated by a ghoul the first time around?

I don't even remember how he came back from that, to be honest.

And is he dead now? I thought he was just in Hell. I mean, that's maybe worse, but -- did he actually die?

after their most recent EGREGIOUS USELESS WASTEFUL MURDER they are all dead to me anyway

I need to see the Trans kicking ass as a mother/son demon-fighting team. I don't care how they make it happen, BUT IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN.
posted by rue72 at 1:32 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


He isn't in hell, he's in that cage thing with Michael and Lucifer.

i hate that i know this
posted by elizardbits at 1:33 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


HATE
posted by elizardbits at 1:33 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's on Netflix streaming.


Oh yeah, I know that - I meant season 9. I've semi-caught up until halfway through season eight.


My fanwank is that Castiel pulled Adam up from the pit at the same time he pulled Sam out, because why not? But nobody ever bothered resoulling Adam, so he's just been wandering around without a soul for the past few years. He's pretty okay with it, he guesses. Has been working out a little more, since he doesn't have to sleep. Took up pilates for a while, learned Portuguese. He stays the hell away from his brothers, though.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:36 PM on December 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


I hate that I can recognize that one interior house set they have. ( it's the fireplace, the tiles are really distinctive. )
posted by The Whelk at 1:36 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


For a while I was going to review episodes as if I were soulless Adam but eventually I decided it was too much work.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:38 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


"here my idiot half brothers fuck up again."
posted by The Whelk at 1:39 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


"So, you think Adam is okay?"
posted by The Whelk at 1:40 PM on December 10, 2013


I started watching it not long ago, mostly because of the excellent gifs I'd see. I'm still on season 1 and it's... okay. But not great. If I don't love it now am I never going to?
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:52 PM on December 10, 2013


Season one is pretty lackluster and generic. I usually tell people to skip it.
posted by The Whelk at 1:54 PM on December 10, 2013


( like the only reason I gave it another shot was because it showed up on Netflix and I kept seeing these wonderful unicorn-murder gifs...)
posted by The Whelk at 1:55 PM on December 10, 2013


The mythology picks up a lot, and the show changes through time. Get at least to Nightshifter to figure out if you like it or not.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:55 PM on December 10, 2013


No you can't skip season 1 because Dean is very pretty in season 1.
posted by elizardbits at 1:55 PM on December 10, 2013 [8 favorites]


He's so young and his voice is so very high! I feel so strange watching it now, even though I think JA was my age when filming it.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:56 PM on December 10, 2013


no he's too young looking in season one

I mean wait

who said that
posted by The Whelk at 1:57 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I deeply deeply love having a husband who loves & mocks this show as much as I do. There is so much Winchester shorthand in our casual conversations that I am never ever getting divorced.
posted by Kitteh at 1:58 PM on December 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


I love season one for all of the cheesy rock that Dean listens to, since they didn't have licensing for good ones.

At our house, we are in the middle of season four and just saw Dean perform "Eye of the Tiger", and seriously, go find that and watch it.
posted by keli at 2:05 PM on December 10, 2013


He isn't in hell, he's in that cage thing with Michael and Lucifer.

i hate that i know this


Isn't that cage in hell? Wait, wouldn't that spell (or whatever) that drew all the angels to earth have spilled Michael and Lucifer out of the cage and brought them to earth anyway, so now it's just Adam in the cage? They should really go get him.

But wtvr, Dean has had a problem with the guy from the start. And yeah, stuff like "damn, Dean's acting really brusque" is the stuff I remember, whereas stuff like "and here's why previously-dead-person is alive now!" is the stuff I instantly forget. So don't worry, elizardbits, could be worse.

Oh yeah, I know that - I meant season 9. I've semi-caught up until halfway through season eight.

The last maybe six (out of nine) episodes are on Hulu (and maybe on the CW site?). The other three are on iTunes, but obvs cost about $1.99/per.

JUST PLZ WATCH THEM KTHX. This season actually is pretty good though.

For a while I was going to review episodes as if I were soulless Adam but eventually I decided it was too much work.

I'd rather see a really hateful and resentful Adam review the episodes.

OH YEAH, THIS CONVO/CRYING JAG IS OBVIOUSLY MORE IMPORTANT THAN TRYING TO RESCUE ME FROM ENDLESS TORMENT AAAARGH.

Thinking about it, he'd probably get furious and break his TV like ten minutes in, so maybe reviewing them as Adam wouldn't make sense anyway.

OOOOOOH guys what if they're eventually going to pull back and THERE'S ADAM CREEPILY WATCHING HIS BROS FROM AFAR, PLOTTING REVENGE.

But don't worry, the Winchesters will be rescued by the Tran Mother/Son Demon-Fighting Team.

I started watching it not long ago, mostly because of the excellent gifs I'd see. I'm still on season 1 and it's... okay. But not great. If I don't love it now am I never going to?

Yeah, it can be pretty dull at first. It gathers steam, though.

It's always kind of hit or miss, but the hits get better and better over time. And the show doesn't develop a sense of humor until maybe the second season -- I don't think there are any funny episodes until at least then? Those are my favorites.

I started watching for the pretty and the heart-to-hearts, I stayed for the car.

One thing that's gotten way worse is the music -- what happened there? I feel like they're playing lots more made-for-the-show tracks and way fewer actual songs?

He's so young and his voice is so very high! I feel so strange watching it now, even though I think JA was my age when filming it.

Guys, you're crazy. He's got a normal voice back then! It's later on that it gets all fake Batman and I just can't take it.

no he's too young looking in season one

Dude, when someone shows up looking like Jensen Ackles I am not going to nitpick. Just saying.
posted by rue72 at 2:09 PM on December 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


( when I showed up with a few reference photos for my barber in trying to get my Dean Winchester costume together, he looked at the photos, looked at my head and said " We can do better" and my local bartender, who is a huge fan, saw me in the get up when I came in and refused to serve me unless I ordered in character. It's fun having a dorky bartender let me tell you.)
posted by The Whelk at 2:27 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's always kind of hit or miss, but the hits get better and better over time. And the show doesn't develop a sense of humor until maybe the second season -- I don't think there are any funny episodes until at least then? Those are my favorites.

Coincidentally, the second season is when they hired Ben Edlund.

Thinking about it, he'd probably get furious and break his TV like ten minutes in, so maybe reviewing them as Adam wouldn't make sense anyway.

That's why reviewing it as soulless Adam is perfect! Because he's vaguely angry and remembers caring but since he's soulless he doesn't actually have much capacity for feeling anything anymore, so it's mostly bitter and snarky and sort of watching out of inertia.
posted by dinty_moore at 2:28 PM on December 10, 2013


One thing that's gotten way worse is the music -- what happened there?

Synchronization rights. The show got popular so when they go to get rights to a track the cost probably went way up. And they have enough episodes for syndication already, it probably skews the equation.
posted by sammyo at 2:31 PM on December 10, 2013


> He's so young and his voice is so very high

Wait, his voice is going to get even lower? I don't think my headphones will be able to transmit his dialogue.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:31 PM on December 10, 2013


Metafilter: mostly bitter and snarky and sort of watching out of inertia.
posted by The Whelk at 2:33 PM on December 10, 2013


Wait, his voice is going to get even lower? I don't think my headphones will be able to transmit his dialogue.

Eventually Dean will be having a growl-off with Castiel that will last two seasons, and at the end of which the other actor will have started regretting his acting and most of his life choices (as fabulous as they might be) and have completely destroyed his throat with too much Batman growl.

Dean will keep at it.
posted by dinty_moore at 2:34 PM on December 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


the other actor

His name is Misha Collins.

Why do I know that?

posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:09 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


He did bring a pig on stage once so that could be why.
posted by The Whelk at 3:10 PM on December 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


Also, I have sort of fallen out of love with Supernatural, but I will always love the lines:

"I'm just saying we - we've landed in some dimension where you're Jensen Ackles, and I'm something called a 'Jared Padalecki'."

"So what, now you're Polish? Is any of this make any sense to you?"

Oh man, I'm dying just thinking about the look on Dean's face.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:12 PM on December 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


"hang on guys I gotta tweet this."

"He killed the pretty crying man!"

Gets me every time.
posted by The Whelk at 3:19 PM on December 10, 2013 [8 favorites]


( actually a quick mental index of my favorite lines reveals them to be alarmingly sandwich-based.)
posted by The Whelk at 3:23 PM on December 10, 2013


His name is Misha Collins.

Why do I know that?


From the one episode...

posted by 2bucksplus at 4:36 PM on December 10, 2013


I'm on season 5 - does it ever get better than "Mystery Spot"? Because if you say yes, I don't believe you.

I mean, except for that part where Gabriel calls Lucifer a great big bag of dicks, because that is the best thing ever.
posted by jason_steakums at 4:40 PM on December 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


There is so much more meta for you to experience.
posted by The Whelk at 5:15 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm at the point now where it seems like Castiel will just continue to have "oh that wacky angel, he thinks he's people!" comic relief scenes forever, and I am totally OK with this.

Also like half the episodes seem to be set within a hundred mile radius of where I live. I kind of completely love the totally vague ideas of what flyover country is like, like how Bobby is the "town drunk" of a city of 200,000+ people, which is super impressive.
posted by jason_steakums at 5:32 PM on December 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Also he lives in the dense, rainy pine woodlands of North Dakota.
posted by The Whelk at 5:34 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


And Nebraska is nothing but fog and creepy trees.
posted by jason_steakums at 5:35 PM on December 10, 2013


( the best part of a Supernatural/Gravity Falls mashup is that you don't need to do anything to make Grunkle Stan to be Bobby, they are one.)
posted by The Whelk at 5:35 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Changing Channels is on par with Mystery Spot.
posted by elizardbits at 5:35 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also I love how much of a romanticized roadside Americana the show is in the first few seasons, it's never a cooperate Days Inn, but the most kitschy, period perfect motel ever. It's like a beautiful love letter to an America that never quite existed.

And yes, Changing Channels almost justifies the entire series.

"I have general herpes."
posted by The Whelk at 5:38 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Even if it's not a good episode, I've got nothing but respect for the idea of "racist truck" as a bad guy.
posted by jason_steakums at 5:38 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh also, because I'm sure some people had this exact same reason for being hesitant to watch it that I did: it may be a cable show with sexy people fighting usually sexy supernatural beings, but it's ok, it's nothing like Charmed.
posted by jason_steakums at 5:43 PM on December 10, 2013


Apparently there's a Dean Reddit user now too. user: sonofapie
posted by aclevername at 5:45 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Changing Channels is on par with Mystery Spot.

In Changing Channels, do we get to see Dean die in a string of ever-more slapstick deaths that eventually speed up to become a montage?
NOPE.

In Changing Channels, do we get lines like:

(When Sam tells Dean he died the day before by getting hit by a car)


DEAN
Did it look cool, like in the movies?

SAM
You peed yourself, Dean.


NOPE.

In Changing Channels, do we get to see Sam become a Trickster-murdering machine, fueled only by rage (the montage includes him doing lots of sit-ups, if I remember correctly)?
NOPE.

In Changing Channels, do we get an act break of a piano falling on Dean's head?
NOPE.

Changing Channels is fine and all, I like Dr. Sexy as much as anybody, but come on, whole different league.

Course, the best mystical object of all time was that rabbit's foot.
posted by rue72 at 5:46 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


i liked it, you are not obligated to.
posted by elizardbits at 5:49 PM on December 10, 2013


Whenever I hear the word "antiquers" I quietly guffaw.
posted by Ber at 6:06 PM on December 10, 2013


Guys we can all just enjoy the campy fun of Monster Movie.
posted by The Whelk at 6:14 PM on December 10, 2013


Or Stoned!Dean with his sandwich.
posted by The Whelk at 6:15 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Course, the best mystical object of all time was that rabbit's foot.

"I lost my shoe" vs. "Dude, I'm Batman." discuss.
posted by The Whelk at 6:16 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


i liked it, you are not obligated to.

I'm sorry! I was kidding around, didn't mean to bust your chops.

I kind of completely love the totally vague ideas of what flyover country is like, like how Bobby is the "town drunk" of a city of 200,000+ people, which is super impressive.

Well, he also lives in a junkyard. He's basically a human Oscar the Grouch.

...which is also pretty impressive. And notable.

Oh, another good one is when they're in an alternative universe working at a tech company, and Dean is obsessed with the Beyonce/Maple Syrup cleanse. Did you turn it off and turn it back on?
posted by rue72 at 6:30 PM on December 10, 2013


Wait Supernatural is a Warner Bros thing and so is DC Comics, why aren't Sam and Dean palling around with Swamp Thing and Detective Chimp like all the time? Make it happen, corporate synergy!
posted by jason_steakums at 6:33 PM on December 10, 2013


Good lord, this whole comment thread is getting metafilter all over my fandom. Or vice versa. Or something. It's really disturbing. Now I'm gonna have to show you all my brooding and pensive shoulders.
posted by kythuen at 7:03 PM on December 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


Wait Supernatural is a Warner Bros thing and so is DC Comics, why aren't Sam and Dean palling around with Swamp Thing and Detective Chimp like all the time?

They tried to get John Constantine but couldn't, so they did the next best thing and dressed Castiel as him.
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:29 PM on December 10, 2013 [6 favorites]


The best Constantine-related thing for Supernatural would have been Peter Stormare's devil from the movie. I'd love to see him and Demon Brando on screen together.
posted by jason_steakums at 8:01 PM on December 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Thessaly.

Thessaly should be on the show.
posted by The Whelk at 9:32 PM on December 10, 2013 [1 favorite]




Good lord, this whole comment thread is getting metafilter all over my fandom. Or vice versa. Or something. It's really disturbing. Now I'm gonna have to show you all my brooding and pensive shoulders.


Well there is the fandom meeting community message boards or maybe you'd like NBC's Hannibal actually going on Ask Metafilter to solve their problems.
posted by The Whelk at 9:34 PM on December 10, 2013


Who are ya call?

CHRISTMAS DEMON! Jesus take the wheel!

posted by The Whelk at 10:00 PM on December 10, 2013


Get at least to Nightshifter to figure out if you like it or not

Which looks to be the 34th episode; quite a commitment. Can anybody suggest a "Gateway Episode" ala Slate?
posted by achrise at 12:38 PM on December 11, 2013


It's kind of hard for me to suggest gateway episodes of any show because I hate to recommend someone jump in to spoilers right away, but that said, if spoilers don't matter to you, maybe "Bad Day at Black Rock"? It's pretty easy to jump into, has the tone of the best episodes to come, and touches on a number of the early seasons' plot points and important characters, plus it's one of the funny ones.
posted by jason_steakums at 2:03 PM on December 11, 2013


We decided to rewatch A Very Suoernatural Christmas and I had totally forgotten about Santa's huge holiday bong.
posted by The Whelk at 5:38 PM on December 11, 2013


Spinoff idea (spoilers!): Death is Charlie to the dead hunters' Angels, a team of Bobby, Rufus, the Harvelles, Ash and (for the angsty wild card Wolverine slot in the team) Gordon Walker operating out of Ash's roadhouse in heaven. Because really I just want more Death and Rufus. Sometimes Sam and Dean pop in for an episode on some of those numerous occasions mentioned in "Dark Side of the Moon" where they die and go to heaven and have their memory of it wiped before going back. I don't really have a plot in mind or care to, basically I just want more Rufus and Death :P
posted by jason_steakums at 8:41 AM on December 17, 2013


They've said that the spinoff series is going to be all new characters which annoys me cause I wanted the Ghostfacers and the some of the cosplaying hunters to get thier own show.
posted by The Whelk at 8:46 AM on December 17, 2013


Really the best spinoff would be a No Reservations-style travelogue show about Balthazar's globetrotting hedonism.
posted by jason_steakums at 8:54 AM on December 17, 2013


Sigh.

I miss Balthazar..

And Gabriel. and Ellen. and Bella. And Rufus. And that weirdo spy nerd Dean hung out with. And Garth.
posted by The Whelk at 8:57 AM on December 17, 2013


Personal Dean Winchester Status
posted by The Whelk at 9:49 PM on December 17, 2013


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posted by The Whelk at 9:52 PM on December 17, 2013


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