Flash Mob Fandom

For a few months now I’ve been doing the Disasterpiece Theatre podcast with Alex, where we come up with terrible ideas for Hollywood movies. We’ve had some guests on the podcast, like Colin Ferguson, but none quite like Misha Collins. He’s one of the stars of the TV show Supernatural and has a reputation for toying with his own fanbase.

During our taping he lived up to that reputation. When asked to pitch a movie version of Supernatural, he said,

“Honestly, I’m just gonna answer this quickly to get it over with. Uh, basically it’s gonna be a gay porn incest story…”

He also attached Kermit the Frog as the director.

To a large extent he pitched this because some segments of Supernatural fandom are into Wincest, in which the show’s main protagonists, who are brothers, are romantically involved. Given that, would you believe that Supernatural fandom enjoyed this?

Graph of traffic due to the Disasterpiece Theatre Misha Collins episode

Those giant bars on the left represent the traffic sent to the blog thanks to the episode being mentioned on the fandom triumvirate of Twitter, Tumblr, and, er, tLivejournal. You’ll note that the traffic to the left is hard to see in the shadow of Misha’s fandom.

So there you have it. For anyone looking for an instant hit in traffic, all you have to do is have Misha Collins talk about incest on your podcast.

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3 Comments

  1. on November 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Argh! Someone clipped out part of it and that’s circulating around the Tumblrs! Oh, well.

  2. on November 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Here’s the partial interview:
    http://mishasteaparty.tumblr.com/post/12296664117/i-as-a-hollywood-executive-what-would-they-do-to

  3. Tombstone
    on November 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Just as a side note, both Colin Ferguson’s and Misha Collins’ Wikipedia pages have prominent notes about them appearing in Disasterpiece Theater, even though Disasterpiece Theater doesn’t have its own Wiki page.