Supernatural producer Jim Michaels has revealed the official title and poster for the series' upcoming Scooby-Doo crossover episode. To say that Supernatural loves to incorporate pop culture references into its stories would be a vast understatement. One episode - season 5's "Changing Channels" - even served as a full-length parody of multiple TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Miami, and Knight Rider. Elsewhere, season 6's "Clap Your Hands If You Believe" made many references to The X-Files, which served as an obvious inspiration to SPN's format.
Prior to the beginning of Supernatural season 13, it was announced that The CW's long-running drama would crossover with a quite unlikely property: Scooby-Doo. Yep, Sam and Dean will get animated, and encounter the elder statesdog of small screen paranormal investigators. There still isn't that much known about the actual plot of the Supernatural/Scooby-Doo crossover, but it was foreshadowed early in season 13, when Lucifer's son Jack is seen watching Scooby-Doo on TV.
To build anticipation for Sam and Dean's encounter with The Mystery Machine gang, Supernatural co-executive producer Jim Michaels recently took to Twitter to reveal the official title for the crossover episode, and a poster of sorts. The episode will be titled "ScoobyNatural," and as listed on the poster, it will be directed by longtime Supernatural vet Robert Singer, the namesake of deceased supporting character Bobby Singer. Michaels' original Tweet is below.
For those wondering when they'll be able to watch "ScoobyNatural," that's still unclear, as an air date has yet to be assigned. However, as noted above, "ScoobyNatural" will be episode 16 of season 13, with episode 11 set to air tomorrow night. Thus, "ScoobyNatural" is likely to air sometime in March, assuming no extended breaks are taken between now and then.
Another aspect of "ScoobyNatural" that's unclear is just who will be voicing Scooby and friends. With multiple Scooby-Doo series having been made over the years, it would be pretty cool for longtime fans of the snack-loving canine if some of those prior voice actors returned to bring Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Velma to life again. Since Scooby can talk within his animated world, one presumes he'll have a lot to discuss with Dean, who - in season 9's "Dog Dean Afternoon" - was named an "honorary dog."
Supernatural season 13 airs Thursdays on The CW.
Source: Jim Michaels