Thursday, October 06, 2005

Supernatural Phone Gimmick

As you may have been able to surmise from past posts, I am a pretty big Supernatural fan. My inner geek, who am I kidding all of me, really enjoys watching the Winchester brothers hunt down and combat evil. The show doesn't try to reinvent the genre, but so far it has done well using existing superstitions. In the first four episodes they have encountered a "Lady in White," a Wendigo, a wrathful ghost, and a demon who posseses airline passengers in order to cause plane crashes.

At the end of this week's airplane crashing demon episode, the brothers are given information about their father. They are told that their father's cell phone has a message that anyone who might need help with supernatural occurances should call Dean (the oldest of the brothers). This information is followed by a phone number. Supergeek that I am, I immediately rewound the episode on my TiVo and wrote the number down. It is a real number and leads to a neat little in show gimmick, kind of like the 1-866 SUE-2-WIN signs I have seen all around LA advertising Boston Legal.

Anyway, long story short...the "mystery" number is 1-866-907-3235. If you aren't a fan of the show, the answering message is kind of lame. But if you are a fan of the show, it's pretty cool. Anyway the number Dean asks you about is the date their mother was killed. Oh, and while I am on the subject of cool things that Supernatural offers, you might want to go to their website (linked above) click on the car, then on the notebook in the car and read their father's journal.

If you were a fan of Freakylinks, I think you will like Supernatural.
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