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