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Buffy. Snerf. Heeheehohoheee.


Funniest. Ep. Ever.

Also, sort of an inside-out Superstar. Andrew, in his new position as The Nerd We Sort Of Care About Now That Jonathan's Gone, is turning the Buffy Gang into a piece of fiction, just as Jono did, but he's trying to make himself part of the group, instead of the center of it. He's actually, in his own wierd way, trying to be useful.

Random:

Dear God, I love Anya. And seriously -- sitting there in...oh...season 4, did you ever magine they'd say something like 'masturbate' onscreen, in its intended context? And still have it be funny, vs. crass?

This ep? Seriously showing what an adult BtVS *can* be.

Invisible Girl shoutout. A *real* one, with a point, unlike the nod in Gon. This is. Wow. This is a *damn* good ep.

Exploding boy, though? This is a tiny retcon, I'd say. Yes, Marcy became literally invisible -- but I can't think of any other situations where -- without outside catalyst -- things became literal *just* because of being on the Hellmouth. The "hellmouth heats up every spring" thing is still pushing the edge of too meta for me.

Mmmmmm. Xandrew. [Because Sunnydale needs *real* female heroes.]

Gah! You bastards! You may not shuttle me from Xandrew to Xanya in 30 seconds! Bastards! *cough* But wow, closure. stuff they haven't said... wow.

Look - she finally called him Robin. Yes, I have no idea what that means either. I still can't call him Robin -- why should Buffy be able to? Years after they're married she'll still be calling him Principal. [cough, /fantasy sequence, go Buncipal!]

Hee! Piggy!

Awwhh. um. Sniff. Um. (And it's my favorite kind of sniff, because I really think Anya and Xander *are* best apart, but awwwh. And damn fine dialogue.

Jondrew? God, I hate these pairing names, Nah on anime for cursing us with them. But so cute, they are, the boys. In the bed. ha! Andrew is *so* checking out Jono's ass!

I have no words. Evil! Trio! In! Togas!

Kennedy.. oh well. Does not exist, because I love this episode, and I am not asking as everyone else did, why she's suddenly part of the inner cabal -- does she have a *useful* purpose? Besides, I can't tell her voice from Dawn's when she's offscreen, and that's just wrong. Too... Right, Kennedy isn't in this episode. But if she were, she wouldn't have actively annoyed me; she's just superfluous.

Bwhaha! I! Funniest! Ep.! Ever! Sexual tension! I officially heart Andrew. (Yes, I know what I just said about meta. this is the *good* way to be meta.)

Andrew: "I'll be with Buffy."
[Doors close. Wood and Spike look at each other.]
Swood: "At last, we're alone..."

The retelling of Andrew's story is wonderful. Funny -- all the retellings -- Hi Dark Willow! -- are hilarious, but more than that. Eventually, he'll have to face the truth. Just like Anya, just like Spike (Although Spike's has been badly told, he *is* aware of the things he's done and is [ad nauseum, yes, I know] sorry for them.) Forcing Andrew to face himself, beyond the rationalizations, beyond the superficial changes... Ok, maybe I'm loving this too much -- but it's what this series has been *not* looking at for so long. the elephant in the corner. Even if the house is overrun with them, and they're looking at the wrong elephant, they're at least still acknowledging that there's *one*.

You people leave my naked Xander alone. Guh. Mmmguh. And again, nice dialogue. Nice *Xander* dialogue. [Pardon my Xandergasm; look over there at the nice elephant!]

No more stories. Yeah. [Viewers: No! Wahhh! We want more stories! Exceept no more crappy ones!] But Buffy, sweetie, much as I actually love you in this ep, you're speechifying again. Everything *after* the no more stories, was speechifying.

Andrew's confession is.. Just pretty. It's snotty and helpless and it's *not* pretty. Which was pretty.

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. We are, indeed, as gods.

[Edit: I missed the Cheese Man! How could I miss the Cheese Man? I have *got* to stop typing these things while I'm watching the ep.]

narcolepticcat

2003-02-25 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

i have nothing intelligent to add, other than i agree, but otherwise wanted to say hi ... and would it be wrong if i had s/riley happen in an s/x story? just a thought ... one i'm not sure i can go back on as it's sort of already happened, but kinda wanted your opinion on it ... and "it" hasn't happened yet, but it's in the offing ... now might be the only time i can stop it, if it doesn't barrell towards it's inevitable, um, offing ... ;)

mpoetess

2003-02-25 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

hee! I'm the wrong person to ask if Spike/Rily is forgivable -- I actually don't hate Riley. I mostly don't even dislike him. So you have my blessing.

Because of course you needed that... o.O [erk?] ;-)

Re:

narcolepticcat

2003-02-25 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

of course i needed it, oh wise and majestic one ;) and also, just glad to have it ... and i don't hate riley either, but spike sorta does, so you can infer from that what you would. tee!

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narcolepticcat

2003-02-25 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

also, loving the xandrew. yeah. loving it.

zortified

2003-02-25 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

There was Cheese Man?

I'm all on board the Xandrew train. Yup. Where's the list?

mpoetess

2003-02-25 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

*looks at you*

I do *not* have a comment notification frfom you.

You will have to tell me where the list is.

And see my comment to Anna re where the Cheeseman is!


wordsmithslash

2003-02-25 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Kennedy was in the epi for the sole purpose of demonstrating that Andrew was more interested in Xander's window repair than Willow/Kennedy.

WS


mpoetess

2003-02-25 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Good point!

eliade

2003-02-25 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wait--Cheese Man? Where?!

mpoetess

2003-02-25 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

In Andrew (I actually have to *stop* myself from typing Xandrew) and Jonathan's shared dream in Mexico. He's in two of the quick cuts.

Seal, feet running, ubervamp hand, feet running, Spike being drained, Andrew and Jono running through the grass, ubervamp jumping, running feet on pavement, screaming brunette SIT on the ground, seal, knife flashing, ubervamp jumping, seal, brunette SIT screaming on the ground again, cheeseman, ubervamp, tray of cheese, knife flashing, run lola run chick on the ground, ubervamp jumping, seal opening, more ubervamp, knife being pulled from belt, seal, boys wake up.

{/geek with rewind}

siobhan_w

2003-02-25 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

It really was a great episode, wasn't it? And can we get a Yay Andrew - somebody finally called Buffy on her speeches (They tend to get a little long - heh!)

Although now I'm kinda afraid I'm going to have nightmares about Warren in a toga - that's just a bad, bad thing!

mpoetess

2003-02-26 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)

But...but... "We are as gods!" lalalalalal!

Cheese man? where was the cheese man?

resmin

2003-02-26 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)

100% agreeing with your review. funniest buffy ep. ever!

but, remind me when in early Buffy did someone explode? hands on fire i remember, but not spontaneous combustion.

as far as the principal goes.. i'm still calling him principal wood damnit! >>i have authority issues<< *purrs*

I loved the "Gods" at the end in place of grr-argh...

Re: Cheese man? where was the cheese man?

mpoetess

2003-02-26 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't think abybody's exploded in previois Buffy. Which was kind of my point -- while there have been analogies that turned somewhat literal in the past, the only one that did it straightforwardly was the Invisigirl, I think. She felt invisible, she became invisible. Anybody lse, needed a spell or a mutation (fisbiys?) or being bitten, etc etc etc. So I think it's a bit of a retcon for Buffy to imply to Wood that being over the Hellmouth *by itself* makes these kinds of things happen, all at once or otherwise.

See my reply to eliade, for where the Cheesman was. I didn't catch it either -- thebratqueen pointed it out.

Re: Cheese man? where was the cheese man?

resmin

2003-02-26 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)

after i scanned the rest of the posts i noticed the 'cheese man' thing.. sorry 'bout that.

and i'm *nodding* with you on the other.

Re: Cheese man? where was the cheese man?

mpoetess

2003-02-26 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)

*cough* and fisbiys = fishboys. Really.