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Thirty Days Buffy Meme. Day #16 - Favourite piece of monologue
Duly snaggled from this_years_me.

As we have recently embarked on yet another re-watch of Buffy, I thought it would be a good time to do this meme.



Day #01: Favourite season
Day #02: Favourite episode
Day #03: Favourite song used in an episode
Day #04: Favourite female character
Day #05: Least favourite female character
Day #06: Favourite male character
Day #07: Least favourite male character
Day #08: Favourite friendship
Day #09: Favourite romance
Day #10: Least favourite season
Day #11: Least favourite romance
Day #12: Least favourite episode
Day #13: Favourite potential slayer
Day #14: Favourite female villain
Day #15: Favourite male villain
Day #16: Episode you like that everyone else hates Favourite piece of monologue
Day #17: Character you relate to the most
Day #18: Character who didn’t get enough screen time
Day #19: Character you like that everyone else hates
Day #20: Best Spike-centric episode
Day #21: Best Willow-centric episode
Day #22: Best Xander-centric episode
Day #23: Two characters you wanted to get together that never did
Day #24: Favourite example of 90s special effects
Day #25: Favourite Buffyverse saying
Day #26: Favourite Scooby moment
Day #27: Cutest moment
Day #28: Character you love to hate
Day #29: Episode you hate that everyone else loves
Day #30: What you think made Buffy so great



Day #16: Favourite piece of monologue

Today's question should have been: Episode you like that everyone else hates. However, since I have zero idea of what episodes are popular and not popular in Buffy fandom, I decided to take the liberty and change the question (I shall do the same for Day #29).

As I chose the question *g* my answer is very easy. I suspect to really appreciate the full humour of this little snippet of monologue you actually have to be British, as it's Giles who says it and he is more than a little sparky abut Americans.

It's from the Season Three episode 'Dead Man's Party' when Giles realises just what the mask Joyce has up in her house is. He's in his car on his way to the Summers' house to warn them - and of course in true Buffy fashion, it's not just a case of warning Buffy and Joyce or even the Summers' females and the Scoobies, because there is a full in flow party going on.

And this is what Giles says:

Unbelievable. (mocks Joyce) 'Do you like my mask?  Isn't it pretty?  It raises the dead!' Americans.

His tone and the look on his face is perfectly priceless and so very, very Giles.

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this_years_me From: this_years_me Date: 16th August 2013 12:31 (UTC) (Link)
Lmao! That is one of my fave lines! That, Xander's "Party in my eye socket and everyone's invited... Sometimes I shouldn't say words." And Spike's quote about Giles: "Life flash before your eyes? Cup of tea, Cup
Of tea, almost got shagged, cup of tea."

There were some really witty lines in Buffy, still quote them now (I think the one I quote most is Cordelia's "One day you are going to wake up in a coma.").
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 16th August 2013 13:08 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you like that snippet too.

*Nods* Yes, I like all of those.

There really were - lots and lots and lots, it's one of the things that made Buffy so awesome.
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