Bobby Singer first appeared in Season 1, an old friend of John Winchester who helped the boys, and over the course of next few seasons, would become a father-figure to Sam and Dean Winchester. Bobby grew up in a toxic environment which had an affect on him. He would later marry a woman named Karen. Tragically, Bobby was forced to eliminate her after she got possessed by a demon. It was during this time that Bobby became familiar with the existence of the Supernatural. His friend Rufus Turner helped her cover up the demise of Karen and also taught him a lot about the forbidden world. The duo would hunt together for several years. Whenever John had some ‘business’, he would ask Bobby to take over the care of Sam and Dean. It was Bobby who gave the amulet to Sam and he also took Dean to play ball in the park. Bobby tried giving a normal childhood to the boys.
So Take A Look At 5 Interesting Facts About Bobby Singer From Supernatural
5. CHARACTER CONCEPTION
In Season 1, the boys visit Missouri Moseley (played by Loretta Devine) after learning about her through their dad’s journal. Missouri is a psychic who helps the boys with the poltergeist. The show creator Eric Kripke wanted Missouri to appear in the Season 1 finale to again help the boys with the demons. But when the actress Loeretta was unable to appear on the show, they created the character of Bobby Singer which is played by Jim Beaver. Bobby was supposed to make only a single appearance, but the popularity of the character made him recurring on the show. Many fans are well aware that the character of Bobby is named after the show’s producer Robert Singer. Interestingly, Jim Beaver plays a character named Robert Singer on Kripke’s created ‘The Boys’ on Amazon Prime.
4. ANIME VERSION
Did you know there’s a Supernatural Anime Series which is based on the first two seasons of the show. The anime series aired on 2011 and it is created as a result of the collaboration between Warner Media and Madhouse Studio. There are a total of 22 episodes which also explores the backstory of the boys in detail such as their childhoods and upbringing, anime also places extra focus on the other characters who didn’t get enough limelight on the show. The character of Bobby Singer also appears in the anime. While the character like the TV version is a friend of John Winchester, but has several differences such as its appearances, this Bobby wears a suit, a hat and is shaved whereas live action Bobby has beard, wears a cap with jeans & flannel. Interestingly, in the episode ‘Yellow Fever’, the character of Bobby Singer can be seen speaking Japanese saying he has known Japanese long before Sam was born.
3. BOBBY’S DEMISE
After he is shot, Bobby goes into a coma where he is confronted with a Reaper who tells him that his time is coming up. Bobby’s told that only way out is to confront his worst memories, his worst nightmare is standing up to this father. Interestingly, his demise happened to take the show in a much serious direction. Bobby’s last words are Idjits. We see that he is given a chance to ascend to heaven or to stay back as a spirit. We later learn that Bobby has stayed behind as a ghost, his spirit is attached to a flask. Unlike many others, Bobby’s spirit becomes a vengeful spirit rather quickly. Usually it can take years for a spirit to turn vengeful, but consumed by his anger and revenge, Bobby become vengeful pretty quickly. Bobby would later end up in the underworld instead of going to heaven where he would spend 150 years, but didn’t lose his humanity. His soul was rescued by the Winchesters and he eventually moved to heaven.
2. BOBBY & DEAN
While it is a well known fact that out of Sam and Dean, Dean is the favorite of Bobby. When Dean was small, Bobby took him to the park instead of doing what Dean’s father John asked him to do. When Dean reaches heaven, he is greeted by Bobby who informs Dean that several changes have been made to heaven by Castiel and Jack. But interestingly, Bobby shares couple of similarities with Sam. Both of them turned to hunting after losing the woman they loved. They lost their partner to something Supernatural. Azazel is responsible for the demise of Jessica whereas it was a demon who possessed Karen. Also, both Sam and Bobby have been possessed by a demon and have been cured of the possession.
1. JIM BEAVER
Interestingly, the character of Bobby Singer is the only one who has appeared in every SPN Season along with Sam and Dean. Jim Beaver has also appeared in the Boys, an Eric Kripke created show which also featured Jensen Ackles in Season 3 as Soldier Boy and will feature Jeffrey Dean Morgan in its Season 4. Did you know that Jim Beaver has served in the US Marine Corps, he worked as a radio operator after learning the science of radio relay. He is not just an actor, but also a writer and a film historian. He has written a book on the life and work of the actor John Garfield.