With The CW’s long-running Supernatural getting animated in its 13th season for a super-duper crossover with Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby-Doo in next week’s episode titled “ScoobyNatural,” Arrow star Stephen Amell has shared his thoughts on which animated property he’d like his superhero TV show to crossover with if the chance ever arose.
Amell’s pick? Pinky and the Brain. Yes. Really. Are you pondering what we're pondering?
Fan site Green Arrow TV asked the actor via Twitter if Arrow were ever to crossover with an animated series, which cartoon characters he would like Team Arrow to team-up with. This is where Amell chose Pinky and the Brain.
While yes, there are some obvious similarities between Supernatural and Scooby-Doo in that both shows investigate mysteries of the supernatural kind (those usually turn out to be man-made on Scooby-Doo) while traveling across the country, there are less similarities to find between Arrow and Pinky and the Brain.
Unless Oliver Queen has to save Star City, nay, the WORLD, from the evil machinations of the two genetically enhanced laboratory mice, that is. Then there's the fact Supernatural has no problem going full meta (and has done so several times already) while Arrow doesn't.
Such a wacky crossover idea wouldn’t be a first in TV land, although how that would actually work on Arrow would be a real mystery worth to ponder (and of course, we can’t take Amell’s answer seriously since it’s obvious the actor was having a bit of fun with the question). Besides the upcoming Supernatural/Scooby-Doo crossover, what quickly comes to mind include that time 24’s Jack Bauer showed up on The Simpsons, or The Green Hornet crossing over with an episode of 1960s Batman. Most recently, we had The X-Files rubbing elbows with Cops on the Chris Carter series' seventh season, and a Bones and Sleepy Hollow crossover event in 2015.
Even though an Arrow/Pinky and the Brain crossover is 99.9 percent unlikely to happen, it’s kind of fun to imagine a world where this could become a reality. Somebody needs to write some kind of fanfiction about that. Stat.