Over the course of its 12 season run, the "nearly invincible" CW network series Supernatural has had its fair share of odd and eccentric episodes. From the season 6 episode "The French Mistake" to season 3's "Mystery Spot," show creator Eric Kripke and co. have never been afraid to experiment with the popular series' concept. Sam and Dean Winchester are constantly dealing with other worldy entities after all, so it doesn't seem so crazy that they sometimes end up in some strange situations.
According to a number of recent reports, including a confirmation by Entertainment Weekly, the show's history of ironic and light-hearted episodes will continue next year during season 13 when the Winchester brothers run into none other than the classic mystery-solving antics of Scooby-Doo. That's right, no need to re-read, Supernatural will soon be doing a crossover episode with a cowardly cartoon dog. There's no word yet on how Sam and Dean will find themselves in this rather unexpected situation, whether it be at the hands of a Trickster or by some other means, but it definitely sounds entertaining!
When Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles first announced the plans for the episode at The CW's 2017 Upfront Presentation earlier this week, many assumed it was a joke. Recently however, multiple sources have confirmed that the upcoming episode will, in fact, serve as an official season 13 episode, and it will be animated.
Long-time fans of the wildly popular dramatic (though often comedic) series will be among the first to tell you that something like this isn't really all that different from earlier boundary-pushing episodes. Admittedly however, the idea is certainly something new and unique for The CW's staple series, and it isn't necessarily a bad one. Both Supernatural and Scooby-Doo bring with them legions of heavily invested fans, and that's sure to boost ratings for Supernatural's upcoming season.
As of now, there is no word on whether the rest of the teenage mystery gang will be making appearances, but regardless, we're ready and we're willing.