The Hillywood Show has gone bigger and better with its second Supernatural parody video. Currently gearing up for its fourteenth season, Supernatural's phenomenal success and longevity can be partly attributed to its passionate and loyal fan base and the show's cast members, in particular starring duo Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, have earned a reputation over the years for being interactive and friendly towards Supernatural fans, always approaching their fame and that of the show itself, with a good sense of humor.
Supernatural's good relationship with its fans was exemplified back in 2015 when YouTube channel The Hillywood Show collaborated with Nerdist to set about creating a Supernatural parody of epic proportions. The professional grade spoof (set to the tune of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off") featured an array of faces that fans of the show are familiar with including Ackles and Padalecki, as well as Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer), Misha Collins (Castiel) and Osric Chau (Kevin Tran) who played the parody's version of Sam Winchester. The video was lovingly crafted by Hilly and Hannah Hindi, with the former delivering an impersonation of Dean Winchester with almost unnerving accuracy.
Over three years later, Hillywood once again has Supernatural in its comedy crosshairs and this time merges the Winchester brothers with the world of Ghostbustersi, using Ray Parker Jr.'s seminal theme song as the soundtrack. This second parody features Misha Collins playing the chatty secretary, an Impala pimped out to look like the classic Ghostbusters car and even more big names from the show including Jim Beaver (Bobby) and Ruth Connell (Rowena). Fans even get to see Death, the eternal Grim Reaper himself, working as a pizza delivery man. At least he'll always arrive in 30 minutes or less.
Once again, the Hillywood team have crafted every aspect of the video in loving detail, with everything from the sets to the credit sequences and even the camera direction echoing parts of the Supernatural franchise. What really elevates this second parody beyond the first, however, are the roles played by the actors from the series itself. While many of the initial video's cameos were simple, albeit utterly hilarious, dancing shots, the stars are given roles that reference their characters this time around. For instance Richard Speight Jr. plays an anchorman called T. Rickster, with Rob Benedict as his roaming reporter. Meanwhile, Curtis Armstrong (Metatron) is the host of a radio station... Angel Radio, to be exact.
With almost 1.5 million views at the time of writing, the immense amount of work that undoubtedly went into this video is certainly paying off and the bar for YouTube parody videos can be considered well and truly raised. And while Supernatural season 13 may have ended with Dean Winchester being possessed, it seems there's a pretty uncanny replacement not so far away.
Supernatural season 14 premieres October 11th on The CW.
Source: The Hillywood Show