Who Doesn’t Love Fun Facts?


It’s Wednesday so that means we have a new episode of Supernatural. But before “Into the Mystic” premieres tonight, I thought I’d give all of you SPN fans something to distract yourself for a little while. And what better way than some interesting tidbits about the man who gave us the Winchesters aka Eric Kripke?


If you’re following Kripke on Twitter you may have seen some of these. And let me tell you, his Twitter account is a gold mine for Supernatural facts you may have never known along with some information about himself.

Like me, I’m sure it’s hard for you to pick just one episode of Supernatural as your favorite because we have over 200 episodes to choose from. But for Kripke “Changing Channels” is his all-time favorite. I must agree that’s definitely on my list since I’ve watched it enough times to basically quote the entire episode. Don’t you judge me!

Kripke Enterprises, the production company behind Supernatural, has a connection to his family back home in Ohio.

There’s no denying your love for Bobby. I mean, the man was a hell of a lot better at raising Sam and Dean than their own father and until the day he died, and even afterwards, he did whatever he could to help those boys. Well, would you believe that the character of Bobby Singer was created because a previous guest star was unable to reprise their role?

Remember in “Hollywood Babylon” when that network executive kept giving the most ridiculous notes and requests for the movie being filmed? Well, real life can sometimes work as inspiration…

And sometimes all you need to do is Google something to help with your writing. Kripke’s decision to use the search engine lead to a familiar Angel of the Lord joining the SPN Family.

Kripke also apparently wanted what you do not want Mogwai to turn into to make an appearance on Supernatural. As much as I love the movie and despite how many ridiculous monsters of the week we’ve had on the show, I just cannot picture Gremlins being a great concept for the boys to face. Something I wouldn’t have thought of though, Kripke!

Ever wonder how Kripke originally pitched Supernatural to the studio? Well now you can read exactly that right below this little sentence here…

We all know it’s a season finale when we hear “Carry on Wayward Son” start playing and we can send our thanks to a certain old jukebox for that.

The other day was Dean’s birthday, January 24, and that just so happens to be Kripke’s wife’s birthday. Coincidence? Well…no. It’s not. Dean’s birthday was a tribute to her.

And to finish up with these fun facts, here’s another Supernatural birthday link to Kripke’s family. This time it’s Sam’s birthday matching up to Kripke’s son’s birthday and it’s awesome because what are the chances?

Currently Kripke, along with John Higgins and Glenn Fabry, released “JACKED” #2 last month from Vertigo Comics. If you’re interested in the series, you can check out “JACKED” #1, released in November 2015, here.

Update: You can also check out “JACKED” #3, released today, here!

Until next time fellow SPN Family members, enjoy tonight’s episode and maybe I’ll see you on Twitter live-tweeting!


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