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Supernatural mentioned at Cracked.com

So, can I just say that I love reading Cracked articles. And watching Cracked videos. 'After Hours' and 'Today's Topic' and 'Obsessive Pop Culture Disorder' are awesome dissections of pop culture and I can't get enough.

And, they just topped themselves for me - a mention of Supernatural! Specifically Castiel's manner of dress...

#4. Castiel from Supernatural Is Wearing the Coat of an Asshole Demon Hunter

Supernatural is a show that started out as a story about two brothers hunting monsters before ultimately focusing on how adorable Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are together.

(SPOILER: Very.)

As the show slowly changed focus from horror to a kind of magical dark comedy, Supernatural eventually introduced a new leading character: Castiel, a demon-hunting angel from heaven who dresses like Columbo and whose main shtick is that he just doesn't get how the human world works. Here he is watching porn for the first time:

(pic with Castiel's dialog about the pizza man spanking the babysitter)

Yeah, it's kind of a lame joke, but Misha Collins plays Castiel with such a beautiful mix of childlike naivete and deadpan seriousness that you can't help but constantly laugh at his antics. In fact, Collins did such a great job with making the character his own that you can hardly tell anymore that Castiel was sort of meant to be a parody of John Constantine.

Non-comic book fans may not immediately get that reference, but they might remember the 2005 movie Constantine starring Keanu Reeves, which made film history by showing Shia LaBeouf getting brutally beaten to death. Well, that movie was actually loosely based on the excellent comic book series Hellblazer starring John Constantine: a chain-smoking antihero conman who investigates paranormal phenomena in an old trench coat and loose tie.

And probably watches a lot of porn.

Eric Kripke, the creator of Supernatural, freely admits that Castiel's clothes are the same ones worn by the occult sorcerer with cancer. Thematically it does make sense, because Supernatural is about working-class guys taking out paranormal threats, which also happens to be the summary of pretty much every Hellblazer comic ever. Although, as far as I know, Constantine never once uttered the phrase "Hey, Assbutt!" so that's at least one thing Supernatural has over Hellblazer.

To see the entire article: 6 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Movie Costumes -


(sorry I couldn't get the pics to transfer)
Tags: awesome, explanation, humor
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