TV's Craziest Fan Bases... With Video Proof

Let's say you consider yourself a pretty big TV fan. A big-enough TV fan that you'd be happy to host a Lost party with Dharma-branded cupcakes. Maybe you go online from time to time to check message boards for NCIS chatter. Or perhaps you once spent an entire weekend tearing through a whole season of Supernatural.

But all that stuff is child's play compared to off-screen pursuits of TV's most hardcore fans. It's difficult to say why, but some shows simply attract a different breed of supporters. Creepy, scary, insane supporters. And so we present TV's craziest fans, who've taken their love of TV to the next, sick level. Note: these do not represent the entire fan base for a particular show, just the extremes

Bones

Insanity Level: 4 out of 10, uncomfortably eccentric
Part forensics drama, part forbidden-romance novel, Bones has attracted a fan base that places solving murders behind the "will they or won't they boink?" question. Bones fans aren't willing to wait until the show's producers come up with new storylines about Bones and Booth's love... so they write their own fan fiction. I know what you're thinking: "Big deal, everyone writes fan fiction." But do they also make Hollywood-style movie trailers for said fan fiction?
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Lost

Insanity Level: 8 out of 10, lock the door
We've covered the five types of Lost fans, but it's the cream of the crop that we feature here. When they're not redoing the credits '60s-style, constructing the plane crash 24-style, or making side-by-side comparison videos of the side-flash and "real" timelines, they're making Hurley goof-off videos set to Miley Cyrus tunes. The Lost crazies are a peculiar bunch.
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Chuck

Insanity Level: 7 out of 10, intervention time
Combine a good-looking underdog with the world's most valuable spy resource, then add sexy women in their underwear, big-time action, and some laughs, and you get a recipe for some hardcore fans. They seem reasonable and intelligent on the outside, but have you ever talked to a Chuck fan (when they're not wolfing down a Subway sandwich, that is)? They're like Scientology recruiters! They even brainwash their own young!
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True Blood

Insanity Level: 9 out of 10, in need of a padded cell
True Blood is one of the most entertaining social commentaries on television today. It's loaded with sex and violence. It's an award-winner. But let's face it, it's about vampires, so it's bound to attract some real creeps. Hardcore True Blood fans will say this is a much brainier blood-sucking tale than Twilight, but they're not afraid to cross the lines of appropriate obsession like their "Twi-hards" brethren.
Proof:


NEXT: Heroes and some sick Supernatural fanfic



NCIS

Insanity Level: 5 out of 10, a little over the top
It's television's most-watched show, so NCIS is going to have a fair share of lunatic fans just by statistical probability. Writing fan fiction about this procedural is a requirement to be a card-carrying NCIS nutjob, but it takes a special someone to write fanfic, make a video trailer for it, and then cut in fake guest-star scenes of Claire Danes from an entirely different movie. Extra points for the stuttering subtitles!
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Smallville

Insanity Level: 7 out of 10, don't look them in the eye
Smallville hasn't been around for almost a decade simply because Tom Welling is a superstud. The show combines two genres known for unbridled geekdom: comic-book superheroes and teenage drama. The result is a passionate fan base that's a glorious hybrid of swooning girls and sweaty nerds—not to mention at least one amateur film student who wants to know what things would've been like if Kal-El had gotten to Earth a bit earlier. This one's actually quite impressive... impressively insane!
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Mad Men

Insanity Level: 2 out of 10, just kind of annoying
When they're not blowing cigar smoke in your face, drinking Manhattans at lunch, or slicking back their hair and wearing the '60s fashion of their TV idols, Mad Men fans spend their time regurgitating their pseudo-intellectual rhetoric about how Mad Men is the most amazing thing in the world. And apparently when they're finished with that, they stay busy by combining Mad Men fan fiction with that other overrated "amazing" TV show, 30 Rock.
Proof: "The Sins of the Fathers" (language is NSFW)

Supernatural

Insanity Level: 10 out of 10, call the National Guard
Listen, I love Supernatural, I really do. But some fans out there really love Supernatural, to almost clinical levels. Ahem: The show's weirdest fans are known for writing tales about a little something called "Wincest," a play on the main characters' surname (they're known as the Winchester brothers) and that taboo where siblings get it on. And as much as I enjoy watching Sam and Dean Winchester battle demons, I do not have any inclination to see them (or read about them) having sex with each other.
Proof: Nor do I care to read about what the angel Castiel, with a crab claw for a hand, does with Dean. I'm not providing the link, because it's really quite perverse (even for me) and X-rated, and I don't want to be responsible for you gouging you eyes out or developing an aversion to crab cake. But if you really want to see it, a Google search will do the trick. Just don't say I didn't warn you. In the meantime, please enjoy this Supernatural drinking game video, which should provide a better idea of what the show's "normal" fans are like. And by normal I mean completely bats*** insane.


Heroes

Insanity Level: 9 out of 10, prepare to be trampled
Heroes is all about ordinary people with extraordinary abilities. Heroes fans are all about weird people with the extraordinary ability to make my ears bleed. I've been to the superhero drama's last few panels at Comic-Con, and none of the other show panels come anywhere near the decibel level reached at these screech fests. It's like a Harrier Jet made of screaming Siamese cats in heat taking off in my brain.
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SPN fan all the way and as far as this whole Wincest thing goes, I qoute the angel Zacharia from the show (so it's in canon) "You know Sam and Dean Winchester are psychotically, irrationally, erotically codependent on each other, right?"
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SUPERNATURAL rules \m/ !
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hahaha, ya us supernatural fans are crazy... :P
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definitately chuck s fans are the craziest!!
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Dude, where's 'Buffy'? Or 'Firefly'? Or 'Glee', if we're talking about more recent shows? All have die-hard, rabid fan-bases (although perhaps not so much crazy, just really invested in the shows/characters). And, yes - I am a HUGE Whedon fan and 'Glee' fan, so believe me, I KNOW!
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Supernatural is also the only show I'm aware of where they actively poke fun of the more "devoted" fans. There's been a couple of episodes that involve Sam and Dean discovering their fans obsessions. Needless to say, they weren't thrilled.
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I'm proud to say I'm a HUGE Bone & Lost fan! WHOOO!!!
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I love how people are nominating their own fanbases, LOL! But I think the fan-base that ends up with an actual and brilliant episode about how crazy it is wins! So the award goes to Supernatural. As a non-crazy, Wincest-disgusted member of said fanbase, thanks for winning it for us guys!
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No Buffy, nor Firefly?
Shame on you Tim... shame on you.
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Don't....dis....30 Rock....again. EVER!
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In my opinion you didn\'t do your research very well. many, many fandoms are **** crazy, Fangirls in general are crazy, they will pair anyone with anyone, Also there is incest fiction for almost every fandom ever. you obviously don\'t know anything about fandom at all. Seriously do your research next time. It is sad when a comedy website like cracked.com does more research on their subject than a serious website like tv.com
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"and by normal I mean completely batsh!t insane..." LMAO... yeah... is it bad that I've seen that video before and found it funny? xD.
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That drinking game thing with Sam and Dean was pretty funny, but the whole winchester on winchester action not cool man.
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I'm quite offended that the digusting craziness of Criminal Minds didn't feature here... Has nobody SEEN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asnWxwuqJWA
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Self confessed Bones and NCIS fanatic here. Moreso Bones.

Thought that Buffy and Angel should have been included though. Those were the shows with the major cult-like fanbase (...guilty again).
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I really think you should have included Jos Whedon's shows fans, I'm a fan of his shows though not to a huge extend, but they'll have save Dollhouse campaigns and petitions a year before the show actually starts and without having seen even a second of it that's pretty extreme. And I can't believe you didn't give Lost a tne out of ten. have you ever been to a lost fan site? Have you seen the Lostpedia? This show has podcasts, blogs, encyclopedias, premiere/finale parties and even contests in which you can win an actual Dharma van! Lost fans pick apart every trailer per milisecond and go crazy analyzing every single promo photo they can find. That's pretty extreme. And just to defend SPN fandom here, most fans aren't actually wincest loving freaks and almost every show has a drinking game so that's not that big a deal either.
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Oh, honey, you call that crazy? You have seen NOTHING. I share your opinion of Supernatural being one of the craziest fandoms (although Doctor Who is pretty insane too), but your examples are actually quite mild. The crab claw? Just a little inside joke. Incest? FYI, there are plenty of fandoms in which pairs of siblings are shipped.
Also, Harry Potter (not a TV show, whatever) is, hands down, the most batsh*t fandom. Ever. You don't know crazy until you've known that fandom.
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omg! Just watched the Bones Fanfic vid! Where's the fic? Let me at it! :P
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Love this article it's brilliant! :) I'm a huge fan of Supernatural and Bones, Supernatural more than Bones though! :P And I completely disagree with the whole Wincest thing, THEY ARE BROTHERS! YUK! But if people want to imagine Dean and Cas together fair enough but thats not for me either! So I must just be one of those "normal, completely bats insane" fans, and proud of it too! :D Also @PrincessSyd - Completely agree! Does Bad Moon Rising as your ringtone count? lol! @RaeSamBill 10/10...thats cause we are the best! :) Oh and I noticed someone said Bones fans are the craziest - no offence I love that show nearly as much as Supernatural and thats a lot, trust me. However, if you google Supernatural, you come up with BUCKETS of crazy, some of it good too! lol!
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omg!!!!!! I have to watch that bones fan fiction does anyone know when and where I can watch it!!!!!!!!! Please tell me!!!!!
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Yep, us Supernatural fans are the craziest - known it for a long time!
Allow Wincest though. Urgh. Brotherlyness all the way.
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Wow, as someone in fandom- THIS is the weirdest stuff to you? LOL. Welcome to the internet. I take it you\'re new. Just remember- people here don't really care what you think, and don\'t judge their hobbies around you and your judgement of \'obsessive\'. You get used to it eventually.
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That's right baby, Browncoats rule, 15 or 10. Right on!!!
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@alcadle LOL.
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Sad little people with no real life, usually have few 'real friends', and need other people's creativity to fulfil their needs.

Let the abuse begin !!!!
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I'll gladly admit to being a crazy Bones fan :) Not crazy enough to create a fan-fiction video, but still out there :D
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woow that eric bootycalll was waaay too creepy. I dont know why I freak out when i find myself watching bones fanmade vids on youtube when there is people waching that! (n.o.i) xD
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what about one tree hill nd friday night lights the only reason those shows are still on are their crazy fans
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Moonlight--hard to ignore the bloodlust of the Moonlight fan base that fought so hard for the series' survival.
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I think a supercrazy fan is not the one who writes fanfiction or edits videos I mean everyone can do that I think a crazy fan is the one who wears shirts with the shows lines or other stuff just fans would get i.e. a "Team Free Will" shirt that only real fans would get or that ones that have Carry On Wayward Son as their ringtone. Because definetely liking wincest is not a fan thing because real fans love the brotherly relationship between Dean and Sam.
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Uhh I think Supernatural fans can be pretty insane, just saying I mean I love Supernatural but sometimes....yikes!
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i like this list, its prety accure
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Supernateral are the craziest !!
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That crab claw story with Dean and Castiel is so hilarious! I suggest you all read it now :D
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Is this only current TV? Because if not, ANY Whedon show fans are absolutely the craziest, most intense and obssessed fans in the history of the world. Seriously.
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in response to "anytypewilldo"
its is subjective to see the guys being seen as gay or not brothers (which is stupid since they are brothers in the show) the show mostly pokes fun at the very idea of it but doesnt hint at it in the slightest, but I guess the crazies are just happy to be mentioned either way right?
As for Jensen he said his favorite type of "crazy " is wincest, meaning thats the top crazy type of fic not his personal favorite to read, in interviews and in the Official SPN magazine (yes it exists) he has said he doesnt read that stuff and stays away from it, only when Kim Manners brought it to his and Jared's attention did they even know about wincest existance.
Dont take things out of context in order to to see what you want to see instead of what is being said. here's a scan of an interview with Jensen= http://i41.tinypic.com/ve9jt0.jpg
The guys and crew play along with you because its good for the business, if they were to speak out against it it would be bad for business.
And dont deny the whole fans wanting to legalize the incest thing, I've heard of it too. Misha is jusy milking the fandom since he's been recieved well because he's a male, yeah this article left out how sexist SPN fandom can be ironc its majority is of women.
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I'm sorry but,BONES FANS ARE THE CRAZIEST
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Supernatural fans are def the craziest!
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I am a supernatural fan, I dabble in the fandom and just want to clarify, I have never seen any movement to legalize incest as one person said, and the writers have absolutely begun to play along with us, often letting the boys be assumed to be a gay couple and not brothers, and throwing Wincesters into the spotlight entirely in "The Monster at the End of the book" Jensen has also said at a convention that his favorite type of fanfic is Wincest, the boys now about it, Misha TALKS about fic at conventions, everyone connected to the show knows exactly what goes on and gets a kick out of it. ALSO, we are NOT the only fandom with brothers 'getting it on' check out the Heroes fandom and the Petrelli brothers, although i'm not sure i want SPN fandom to be connected to the Heroes fandom...
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You must not get out much. Fan-made music videos have been around since the invention of the internet. Vids advertising fanfics, though not as widely popular, still gets done in almost any fandom I can think of. Considering the word "Fan" comes from the word "fanatic" this behavior shouldn't surprise you. I indulge in writing fanfic and editing videos myself.
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Congrats to Jared and Gen for tying the knot this year! Congrats to Jensen for popping the big question to Danneel! :D

eat that crazy J2 fans! mwhahahaha!
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fictional incest=not hurting anyone? puhleez! grow up. I heard that those crazies wincest supporters actually want incest to be legalized. What next then? pedophilia?
Sure fandoms have their fair share of crazies, I'm sure there is even Buffy/Dawn fic out there but atleast those fans dont ram it down the entire fanbase's throats and shun those who dont support it.
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LMAO! I dont watch Supernatural but woah I think those 'wincest' fans have watched too much Jerry Springer ha!
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ewwww "wincest" really? so thats what the guys were disturbed by in the start of that season 4 episode...forget the title, man I'm so like clueless about what goes on in the fandom, I think I'll keep it that way. Ignorance is bliss.
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no not the majority of SPN fans are crazy, nor do we dig that wincest crap, most SPN fans are just casual viewers who dont even blog so its no surprise alot of fans dont even know about it.
just the loud batsh*t minority are into it and think its harmless considering the amount of hate they spread about the actors girlfriends in real life, those fans need therapy.
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but it doesn't mean i'll go with the drinking game and the "Wincst" thing , ya i maybe spent a whole week watching only supernatural like all day and write stories about it but this like you said "call the National Guard", even i want to be crazy, there's some limits for crazy too.
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OMG, i'm a supernatural huge fan but this was crazy and seriously i loved it :D
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hehe, I love that we Supernatural fans are the only ones that managed a 'perfect' 10 out of 10!!! Oh Yeah!! :-p...mwahahahaaaaaaa! Supernatural Rules! :-) Long Live Supernatural! :-)
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hehe, I love that we Supernatural fans are the only ones that managed a 'perfect' 10 out of 10!!! Oh Yeah!! :-p...mwahahahaaaaaaa! Supernatural Rules! :-) Long Live Supernatural! :-)
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Chuck and House
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