Monday, March 11, 2019

Happy Birthday, Buffy

Before I jump into today's post, I just wanted to thank everyone for their feedback and thoughts on my IWSG post last week. Thank you for offering me much-needed perspective and guidance. The group and I are now working to resolve issues because, as it turns out, I wasn't alone in my concerns. So thank you.



All right. On with the post!

Yesterday was the 22nd anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has the distinction of being one of my all-time favorite shows. (Did I mention that I recently won second place in a Buffy trivia contest? Because I am embarrassingly proud of that achievement.)

The Twitter handle @whedonesque asked their followers for their favorite moment.

Which, come on. I can't pick just one. I don't know a Buffy fan who can.

So today's post will be dedicated to some of my all-time favorite moments and quotes from the series.  It will certainly not be a complete list because that would seriously go on forever, and I'm assuming you have better things to do with your life than endlessly peruse Buffy gifs. (Of course, you may be thinking that I should have better things to do with my life than endless peruse Buffy gifs...and you would be right. But I'm doing this anyway.)

Listed in whatever order I came across them on Giphy.


From Season One's Never Kill A Boy On The First Date. Not a great episode by any means, but I've always liked this line.


From Season Three's Lovers Walk. A funny moment in a pretty awesome episode.


From Season Four's The Freshmen. I spent many an hour (not a joke) trying to perfect this move. I was/continue to be unsuccessful.


From Season Seven's Showtime. Just an awesome line.


From Season Six's Tabula Rasa. This episode runs the emotional gauntlet, which I highly appreciate. This particular moment always makes me laugh.


From Season Two's Becoming, Part Two.  Like I wasn't going to pick a sword fight. But, really, this was just another highlight in an entire episode of highlights.


From Season Three's Helpless. Another awesome episode filled with awesome lines. I do appreciate good dialogue.


Season Six's Once More With Feeling. How could the musical not make this list?


Season Five's Family. I love the scene depicted above just so very much.


Season Four's Hush. Ironically, the one episode to receive an Emmy nomination for writing. What do you think, Buffy fans? One of scariest episodes ever?


Season Five's The Body. Saddest episode ever? I still cry every time I watch it.


Season Three's The Prom. I'm a sucker for this episode. I get teary-eyed when Buffy receives her award. And maybe when she dances with Angel, too. Because I believe in characters having the occasional happy moment...as long as I'm not the one writing them.



All right. That's going to do it for me.

Are you a Buffy fan? What's your favorite moment (or moments, if like me, you can't choose just one...)

Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you have a great week.

24 comments:

  1. BtVS is 22 years old already?! Ack, I feel old. DX

    And lots of great gifs here! (Never get tired of that "Tabula Rasa" moment.) I always got a kick out of the soap opera Passions being referenced. My sister and I used to watch that show heaps. (Totally get your obsession, Spike and Joyce! XD)

    And oh, so glad to hear your group is working on getting those issues resolved, and that you weren't alone with your thoughts. Best of luck to all of you!

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    1. I know. I felt/feel old, too. But when you see some of that technology in the early episodes, it's really hard to deny its age. :)

      I always loved Joyce and Spike bonding over Passions. I never watched it myself, but I always had an automatic soft spot for it because of them.

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  2. You really have a lot of favorite scenes. Cool that you got second place in the trivia contest.

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    1. I could fill a week's worth of blog posts with my favorite moments and probably still not cover them all. It's possible I'm too obsessed with this show.

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  3. Buffy was very quotable. Well, still is. Did you read the comics that they did after? I never got into them (never was a major fan), but I hear they continued the story.

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    1. They did continue the story. I have read some of the comics, but I think I'm at least two "seasons" behind now. They're fun to read, but I still miss the show.

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  4. I do actually have a favorite moment.
    "No, usually we're laconic."
    That line just does it for me. So perfect.

    And "Hush" may be my favorite episode. That could debated.

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    1. Hush is truly a great episode. Even if Riley Finn and the Initiative are in it. (Sorry to any Riley fans out there...)

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  5. I was a Buffy fan when it came out. Sadly, I've never had the chance to watch the series again. Maybe I should make more effort to find it again. Anything with Spike always made me laugh. But Buffy was one kick-ass chick. I stopped watching the episodes after she dies? They just weren't as good? But being a Buffy fan is nothing to be ashamed of. My cousin and I always watched it together, every Friday afternoon, when it aired over here. It was the best times.

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    1. I agree that seasons six and seven weren't as good. There are moments and certain episodes I like from each, but when I do a rewatch, I'm generally choosing from seasons 2-5.

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  6. As you say, there are too many fantastic moments to pick just one (or ten). Though for some reason, this one just jumped into my head: "I wear the cheese. It does not wear me."

    Happy Buffyversary!

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    1. The Cheese Man is another one of those moments I wanted to include in this list. It was so delightfully out there that I laugh with glee whenever I see that episode.

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  7. 22 years? Damn, things are getting old like me. LOL

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    1. I know what you mean. This year is especially emphasizing how old I really am now. Buffy is just the latest of them.

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  8. I've never watched Buffy... I think I was just the wrong age when it came out and never got into it. Or maybe I just didn't have a TV in those days.... Can't remember.

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    1. I didn't start watching Buffy until season three, and even then it was a complete accident because I was older than the target audience. But it certainly hooked me.

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  9. Well. As you may or may not know, Buffy is my hero and that show rocks on so many levels. In fact, I should really own the whole thing.

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    1. The entire series was on sale not too long ago from one of those digital whatever services so I decided to treat myself. And thus ended my productivity. (But totally worth it!)

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  10. I still remember watching the very first episode when it started. I <3 Buffy! Hush and Once More With Feeling are two of my favorites as well. I miss having a Whedon show on TV.

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    1. I mostly miss Firefly. I wish we had gotten so much more of that.

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  11. This is one series I just missed, and it just seems like too much material to ever want to dive into. But I'm glad that you are a Whedon fan. As far as my opinion goes, Whedon is very hit and miss with me. I only thought Firefly was "so so," weird, right?

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    1. It is a lot to dive into. And one really would have to watch it from the beginning to understand it all. It's a huge time committment.

      Sadly, a lot of people thought Firefly was only so-so. If the opposite had been true, I may have gotten that second season. :)

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  12. Not a buffy fan but I enjoy all the GIFs.

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    1. There's probably a Buffy gif for every occasion. If you have a patience to find it.

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