This is my contributition to the Open Letter of Appreciation to Ben Edlund located at the Winchester Family Business website here: http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/9-misc/17912-an-open-letter-of-appreciation-to-ben-edlund.html
If you are a Supernatural fan and would like to add your gratitude to the thread, I fully suggest you do so. Mr. Edlund wrote some of the best episodes of the show and he is leaving to work on Revolution (I suspect Eric Kripke tempted him with either blackmail, buckets of money, or...whatever you tempt writers with...coffee and a new Mac I expect).
Dear Ben Edlund,
Thank you. Thank you for your brilliant writing.
Thank you for making us laugh in the middle of a tense and
heartbreaking series of heavy, emotional episodes. Thank you for
breaking our hearts in the best ways. Thank you for knowing these
characters so well that the words you put in their mouths are natural
(because Dean would so ask Sam to be his Valentine with a real human
heart because he's a dork at heart). Thank you for having Sam lose his
shoe, for Dean becoming a PA on a film set, for helping gay love pierce
the veil of death, for putting Dean in lederhosen, for showing us how
dark Dean got in Hell, for the boys naming a baby Bobby John, for Jo and
Ellen going out fighting with a 'kick it in the ass', for The French
Mistake...just that entire episode, matter of fact the entirety of
Everybody Hates Hitler as well, for giving us Castiel's point of view.
Thank you for these moments and so many more over the years of the show.
Thank you, sir.
Love and Best Wishes, Beth
P.S. Really, thank you for putting Dean in lederhosen. Thank. You.