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30 Days of Angel - Day Fourteen 
14th-Aug-2010 01:51 pm
Finally! Something that's pure fun. :)

Luckily, in-between all the angst and death, there were instances where AtS made me laugh out loud. So I’m picking just one scene – it’s no funnier than any of the others but I’m spotlighting it because it’s just plain adorable.

I’m speaking of the classic scene in s3’s Fredless where Fred gets curious about Angel’s meeting with Buffy and Cordelia and Wesley, in total sync, break into an impromptu reenactment of Buffy and Angel’s entire affair.

It’s the kind of mocking fun that never would have been allowed in s1 or s2, by anyone other than Cordelia. But in s3, with BtVS’ defection to UPN and a new Angel just back from Tibet, it was free-for-all fun at the expense of the parent show.

I loved every single second of it.

And Cordelia and Wesley were the perfect twosome to enact the whole thing. They were there, at the front lines, during the worst of it, and Wesley especially, who felt the brunt of Buffy’s fury and contempt for the Council’s refusal to expend any energy to save Angel in late BtVS s3.

Every gasp, every dramatic hand gesture, was priceless. CC and AD clearly had fun with it; Alexis especially look like he had a hard time keeping his game face on without absolutely breaking into laughter.

I think the best part of all was Gunn’s silent amusement, chuckling as he watched his friends enact something he’d only heard about. It always kind of made me wonder if this was the first time Cordy and Wes treated him to The Buffy and Angel Show. :D

Honorable mentions are:

Cordelia telling Angel in She to crush the coffee beans. Just. Crush them. Accompanied by the hand gestures and Angel’s just…ah, standing there, unsure, hesitating with his hands half raised, if he should do it. And then later on, when he’s alone, he does. He crushes the coffee beans, bursts the bag and scatters them everywhere. It’s totally adorable and it makes me laugh because that right there is The Cordy and Angel Show.

Cordelia showing up at Rebecca the Actress’ house in Eternity with three lattes and, oh yeah, a giant cross around her neck, just in case Angel lost his soul. And Angel, exasperated, turning half away because cross.

Cordelia is so not enamored of the Angel mystique, lol.

Angel’s dance in She.

Need I say more? :P

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15th-Aug-2010 03:40 am (UTC)
It never gets old, it really doesn't. And I adore it most especially because it happens in a time when the team is still a team, before the ugliness. So it's just co-workers blowing off some steam, having fun.

And Wes and Cordy really do make a great comedy team.
14th-Aug-2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
This is one of my favorite scenes but I decided to do a different one because I was certain someone would do a lovely send-up. Love it.
15th-Aug-2010 03:40 am (UTC)
It really is a classic.
15th-Aug-2010 03:45 am (UTC)
I really just love the idea that Cordy and Wes sit around taking the piss out of B/A whenever possible, even before Cordy has her own romantic feelings toward Angel.
15th-Aug-2010 03:51 am (UTC)
In writing up the post, I came to the conclusion that they must have done it before, for Gunn. Because he's in the background laughing like he's thinking "no matter how many times they do this shit, it's still funny." :D

Wesley's face is hilarious, AD is trying so hard not to break character.
15th-Aug-2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Yeah Gunn acts like this is totally a familiar pastime at the AI office, which is my favorite thing.
15th-Aug-2010 01:46 am (UTC)
LMAO! I love the coffee bean crushing scene(s). &hearts LOL!

And then Eternity! I always forget about that one because I just tend to forget about that episode, minus the last couple of minutes, but I do love Cordy coming in with the cross and Angel's reaction. LOL!

Angel’s dance in She.

Don't forget about Wesley either! Ahahahaha! And Cordy telling Angel that Wes was cooler than him at the party.
15th-Aug-2010 03:44 am (UTC)
Eternity is not well liked by fandom at large but I had fun with it. I love how the focus is on Rebecca until the shit hits the fan and then Cordelia, who was so starstruck for most of the episode, completely steps up when Angel's both in danger and is the threat. It's the second time she's outbluffed a vampire and she's so badass with her mad acting skillz. Nothing but love for it.
15th-Aug-2010 05:01 am (UTC)
OMG Cordy's starstruck shopping with Rebecca kills me. LOL! I love when they're walking down the street and Cordy is just squeeing. &hearts That would so be me in front of CC. *blushes*

But, I have so much love for the end of Eternity. Cordy really shows the kind of person she is at the end there, you know. She's quick thinking and pragmatic and concerned with her survival, which just shows how smart she really is. Plus, convincing Angelus she had holy water was A++.
15th-Aug-2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
Cordelia is so not enamored of the Angel mystique, lol.

THIS! I love this about her SFM, busting his balls whenever possible :D

Great list, many giggles were had just thinking about these, esp the Fredless scene :D LOVE IT FOREVERRRRR
18th-Aug-2010 02:52 am (UTC)
THIS! I love this about her SFM, busting his balls whenever possible :D

This is one of the things that I think Angel loves about her. That from the first, she treated him first as salty goodness, then as a threat, then he was just Angel who drank blood, had a thing for Buffy and was essentially a eunuch. No big deal.
16th-Aug-2010 08:14 am (UTC)
Oh that scene in Fredless. Such a classic. :D
18th-Aug-2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Love it to itty, bitty bits. :)
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