Last night on a mildly entertaining episode of The Big Bang Theory (Sorry, apart from the very beginning and the very end, it wasn't really that special), we learned that Sheldon Cooper had only begged three times in his life. The first time was to beg Fox NOT to cancel Firefly. If I didn't already love Sheldon Cooper, I would have loved him in that moment because if there ever was a show that shouldn't have been cancelled, it's Firefly.
And yeah, I know, you're probably saying to yourself, "Hey, didn't you blog about Firefly this time last year? And you know, every other damn day you could work it into a post?" And the answer is Yes. Yes, I did. Because I am obsessed with this show. All right, fine, I am more than obsessed with this show. Because it is awesome. Which means that yes, on F Day next year in the A to Z Challenge, I'll talk about it again. Because it's that awesome.
And possibly because my interests are that narrow. But did I mention how awesome it is?
So anyway, last year, I posted my top five episodes so this year I thought I might post three more.
1. Shindig. Written by Joss Whedon and Jane Espenson. Mal and Kaylee attend a planet's social event of the year in order to secure work. While there, they run into Inara and her client, Atherton Wing. Hijinks ensue and it ends with a sword fight. Awe. Some.
Wash: You want a slinky dress? I can buy you a slinky dress. Captain, can I have money for a slinky dress?
Kaylee calling Mal "Captain Tightpants" and later being the center of attention at the ball, talking engines with all the guys
River's dressing down of Badger and the group's open mouthed reaction to said dressing down.
Mal: 'Kay, help me find our man. He's supposed to be older, kind of stocky, wears a red sash crossways.
Kaylee: Why does he do that?
Mal: Maybe he won the Miss Persephone pageant. Just help me look.
Kaylee: Is that him?
Mal: That's the buffet table.
Kaylee: Well, how can we be sure, u-unless we question it?
Mal: You know, they say mercy is the mark of a great man.
Mal: Guess I'm just a good man.
[stabs him again]
Mal: Well, I'm all right.
2. Safe. Written by Drew Greenberg
The episode following "Shindig" in which Shepherd Book is shot when a deal goes sour while River and Simon are kidnapped by hillfolk who just happen to need a doctor. And some perspective. After all, they do try to burn River at the stake for being a witch. She's not a witch. She's just a crazy psychic who has the ability to kill you with her pinky. Get with the times, hillfolk.
Mal: Looks like we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoe: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain't we just.
and this video:
3. Ariel. Written by Jose Molina
Simon hires the crew to help him break into the diagnostic lab in a central planet's hospital so he can figure out what the Alliance did to River. Jayne makes a plan to turn the fugitives in. As always, chaos ensues.
The scene were Mal, Zoe and Jayne are trying to learn their paramedic lines. Hysterical. I looked for a video of this scene but there isn't one. Sad.
This scene (one of my favorite in the entire frakking series) that taught us that you do not frak with Captain Tightpants:
What are you favorite Firefly moments? Please tell me! I can't wait to find out!