EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Supernatural' Pays Tribute to 'The X-Files'
In this exclusive clip from Friday's episode of 'Supernatural,' the show pays tribute to one of its biggest influences, 'The X-Files.'
As 'Supernatural' fans know, the show doesn't usually feature an opening credit sequence. But as 'Supernatural' executive producer Sera Gamble explained, an opening montage recalling 'The X-Files' seemed appropriate for Friday's episode, which has Sam and Dean Winchester investigating a UFO sighting.
When the episode, 'Clap Your Hands If You Believe,' was in the planning stages, "we decided to do an alien abduction as the teaser, and we immediately thought to do the title sequence," Gamble said.
"It would be hard to find someone working on the show who isn't an 'X-Files' fan," Gamble continued. "It was especially fun to put together the homage because 'Supernatural' does owe a real creative debt of gratitude to the show; I think the whole current generation of genre shows does."
Feast your eyes on the clip, which features some footage from Friday's episode and an enjoyable tribute to the credit sequence that graced 'The X-Files' (complete with musical nods to Mark Snow's famous theme for the Fox show):
[Mild spoilers for the episode ahead] There's been a lot of buzz about Friday's episode of 'Supernatural' since Comic-Con, when news emerged that executive producer Ben Edlund was writing an episode about -- wait for it -- fairies. So on Friday, we're getting an Edlund episode with an 'X-Files' homage and fairies? I don't know about you, but as far as I'm concerned, it's already time to start giving thanks.
'Supernatural' fans, don't forget to come back to the Stay Tuned site Saturday for my weekly 'Supernatural' review. I should have it up by Saturday evening.
Here's the CW's full description of 'Clap Your Hands If You Believe,' which airs at 9PM ET Friday on the CW: "While Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are investigating a UFO sighting, Dean is abducted from a crop circle. However, when he awakens, he discovers he isn't dealing with aliens, but fairies! Unfortunately, only Dean can see the fairy that keeps attacking him which makes tracing and stopping them difficult. The brothers become even more perplexed when Sam's investigation leads them to a world full of elves, gnomes and a leprechaun. John Showalter directed the episode written by Ben Edlund."
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