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The SUPERNATURAL Cast and Crew Unites to Get Out the Vote

October 9, 2020 by  

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The characters on SUPERNATURAL save the world virtually every episode, but, off-screen, the cast and creative team are out to do the same.

Misha Collins (Castiel) hosted a SUPERNATURAL watch party, timed to the show’s return, with an important message: Get out the vote. Joining him were Jensen Ackles (Dean), Jared Padalecki (Sam), and dozens of other key people with the show, including series creator Eric Kripke and co-showrunner Robert Singer…as well as Senator Cory Booker, Senator Doug Jones, Andrew Yang, and MJ Hegar (who is running for a Senate seat in Texas).

But when the politicians joined the Zoom, they had some fun with the cast. “I’m confused; I thought this was for me to come on and give my list of grievances with the series I’ve been dedicated to for 15 years,” Booker, an avowed SUPERNATURAL fan, joked in the video below. “Like grievance number one: Why have you never played a Bruce Springsteen song ever? I’m the New Jersey senator and I’m kind of ticked off that there never was any Boss, for crying out loud. I mean, hell, great air guitar to ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ for crying out loud. But Bruce is like…how could you go through all the great rock hits and not do Bruce? Okay, that’s my first grievance.” (The excuse the cast and EPs gave? The cost. They did promise to at least get him a toy version of the Impala, which was his secondary grievance.)

More seriously, Booker had an impassioned plea to potential voters:

“It’s our country. It’s America. And democracy is not a spectator sport. You may not have been asked to storm beaches in Normandy or to do Freedom Rides or suffrage marches. Or you weren’t at Stonewall or Seneca Falls, but this is our moment. Our country is worth voting for. Martin Luther King said so eloquently, ‘What we have to repent for is not the vitriolic words and violent actions of the bad people. It’s the appalling silence and inaction of the good people.’ And so I am honored tonight to be on with what is truly one of my greatest pleasures over the last 15 years, folks who have shown the power of American creativity and artistry to inspire, to nourish, to sustain, occasionally scare, often make laugh. This show has been a great gift. But tonight, I am honored that the cast and creators and artists have all come together to invite a big bald, Black guy from Jersey to come on this platform and make a simple and obvious case: If you love your country, you sacrifice for it. And it should not be a hard lift to get out there, in the most important election of our lifetime, and vote. And not only vote but hell, use these platforms that we all have and tell other people that you’re doing it. show people that this is a patriotic act.

Our country is in challenging times. We are in the midst of a pandemic. It may not be the apocalypse, like these guys have fought and won against, like, I don’t know, 15 times, but we are walking through the valley of the shadow of death. There are a lot of people hurting out there. There are a lot of challenges. There’s a lot of tough choices we have to make. Please, get out there and vote. Maybe you think it doesn’t affect your life, but it’s going to affect the lives of people that are sick. it’s going to affect the lives of the people who are struggling. It’s gonna affect the lives of our children. Our elderly. Our healthcare. Our environment. All of these things are on the ballot. And so please, if you say you love your country, don’t talk about it, show it and start with voting and then finish by helping another person helping another American out and doing some more acts of kindness and decency of love.”

Added Hegar:

“I’ve mentioned a couple times that the first year this show opened was the year I was in pilot training. And there weren’t a lot of chicks in pilot training. There were a couple, but there was something about the show—and this is really a tribute to the actors that portrayed the characters, but really to the writing and the directing and everything as well—that that really connected with this idea that the world would be saved by regular people. And y’all were, especially in those early seasons, taking on people with superpowers and that’s how I feel all the time: that I am a regular Texan, taking on some very powerful forces in DC and very powerful, rich, wealthy special interests and I am fighting for regular people. And I’m fighting for my family. And I watched you guys fight for your family and I was becoming a rescue helicopter pilot, and I knew I was going to be flying into combat. I knew bullets were going be flying. And I didn’t know at the time, what I found out later, was that I would be shot and I would be shot down, and I would have to defend my perimeter and my patients and my crew against 150 enemy fighters surrounding us. And I gotta tell you, I’m channeling the Winchester boys. We’re gonna get out of this just like y’all got out of every every bind. Maybe not every bind…I’m sure a couple centuries in Hell, I’m sure, didn’t feel good. But I felt like I could overcome. And y’all did such a great job connecting with the human condition and connecting with regular people like me and touching something in my soul that said, “I have an obligation to stand up against forces that would hurt my family, forces that would hurt my country, and the beautiful things like democracy and freedom and opportunity.” And not only was I able to do those things but I was called to do them and had to do them. And if I could muster the power to fight against them, then it was my obligation to do so. And it helped me not be intimidated by the powers that be. For those of you out there that feel the same way, that feel empowered by this show and feel like you don’t want it to come to an end, it doesn’t have to come to an end. Get into connection with that place in you that this show has touched that says, “You are powerful. Your are a human-being; you don’t have superpowers. But you do have angels like Misha on your side. You do have fate and destiny on your side. And you can do extraordinary things.”

“We play pretend and we have people who do our hair and makeup, and make us look like some small amalgamation of what we want to be,” Padalecki noted. “But you guys are true heroes. And so the idea that you are, again, in a very non-partisan way, saying, get out and exercise your rights is just inspiring, plain and simple. And fighting for our democracy is just inspiring…I look to y’all as the real heroes, and we all do.”

Collins encouraged everyone to check their registration (at and get their friends/followers to do the same.

“It’s incredibly gratifying to think that this little show that Bob and and Eric started so many years ago has grown into this incredible fandom where such luminaries as yourselves would deign to show up and support our fans getting out to vote,” he said. “So thank you so much for for being here. It’s truly, truly amazing.”

Watch the full party now!

SUPERNATURAL, Thursdays, 8/7c, The CW


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