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July 5th, 2018

Hello! Sorry this one is a little late - I had to fly across the country today. Just as I was enjoying the fact that, for once, BC wasn't literally on fire this summer - I decided to fly to Ontario for a heat-wave. Good times.

So, let's enjoy something fun! Which we sorely need after my pick for favourite scene from S5.

S6 - The French Mistake - Sam and Dean Act


Why I chose this:

I mainly chose this because the night it aired, I was ON THE FLOOR laughing. When it's not first go, I tend to smile with mild amusement, because I know what's coming - but when it was new, it killed me with how funny it was.

In retrospect, I think this is both the pinnacle of how far Supernatural has ever reached towards absurdity, and also the pinnacle of them reaching and PULLING IT OFF. It was a brilliant masterclass of grounding absurdity in a core reality that made it believable instead of just ridiculous. 

If I did a favourite frame per episode, mind you, I'd choose the frame of this episode with the police tape that had maple leaves on it. That visual gag really did me in the night it aired.

And they both do such a good job of lampooning really bad actors - with Dean being super stiff, obviously looking to his marks, reading the stage directions like they're dialogue...and Sam speaking like he's doing high school theater, not knowing what to do with his hands, exaggerating all his gestures, while having a little nervous breakdown the whole time. 

Also, this is Jared and Jensen playing Sam and Dean playing Jared and Jensen playing Sam and Dean - how can it NOT be my favourite.

It's acting all the way down. This entry was originally posted at https://hells-half-acre.dreamwidth.org/560391.html.