This Week's Barks


"...the votes are in, and it's time for my concession speech." -- So said Xander himself.

This past week, you told me what you thought about Gingerbread...As always, thanks bunches to all those who played...and you know who you are!...Now, here's what y'all said:

dingochick: Willow's mom:

   Was so not what I expected.
   Surely would have known Buffy's name.
   Probably made Mexican Surprise for the Oz dinner.

The Winner: Was so not what I expected.

So, for everyone who's had a gripe about Joyce...hey, at least she shows she cares! This characterization of Will's mom bit, and I know I'm not alone in that thinking. So, I wouldn't have chosen any of the options. The woman's not worthy. Heh.

Admit it, you're jonesin' (there's something I never thought I'd say) for that fish stick theater...

Xander and lunchroom scenes:

   Work because of the corn dogs.
   Add that extra touch of realism to the school scenes.
   Never really feature anyone eating their lunch.

The Winner: Never really feature anyone eating their lunch. have no idea how much fun it is to type "corn dogs"...or say "corn dogs." There's a place in a mall back home called Corn Dog 7, and...I better be quiet. I don't even like corn dogs. I just like saying it. Kind of like pie, only I really do like pie...

Why are Cordy/Giles moments so hysterical? I know it can't be because of the corn dogs....

Judging from this episode, Cordelia would be surprised if:

   Giles owned anything that smelled good.
   Imported hairspray sold for twenty dollars.
   Giles didn't sustain brain damage this season.
   Oz wore that western cow shirt in direct opposition to MOO.

The Winner:Giles didn't sustain brain damage this season.

I'd have to say any of the first three...I mean, she probably didn't even know that the group's name was MOO...

Goddess Hecate, work thy will...why is Amy a rat..still? (Look, it's my first chant! No, I mean, my first..whatever.)

Amy should:

   Learn a spell that doesn't use a rat.
   Pig out on brownies.
   Concentrate more on her homework.
   Invite Angel to play darts.

The Winner: Learn a spell that doesn't use a rat.

Cool, I like it sometimes when no one chooses one of the options. In this case, the homework one. Except that I am soft in the head and this time I accidentally overwrote the file, so I may have goofed up on the wording of that option on this page. Oh well.

Call me crazy, but I need a demon to have some personality, usually...I mean, I could deal with Der Kinderstod but come on....

This week's demon:

   Looked too much like Eyghon.
   Had no good one-liners.
   Should go a round with The Judge.

The Winner: Looked too much like Eyghon.

That, and option two. And no, I'm not obsessed with Eyghon! He's just..demon benchmark guy. Or something.

RERUN BONUS -- the title just breaks it up a little.

The Mayor looked uncomfortable during the town meeting because:

   He had to postpone his golfing.
   This week was supposed to have been demon-free.
   Joyce Summers scares him.
   Hey, the town's great unwashed was there, you'd be uncomfy too.

The Winners (Oh boy! A tie!): He had to postpone his golfing. and Hey, the town's great unwashed was there, you'd be uncomfy too.

Heh. Personally, I liked all of the answers this time out. I can just imagine the Mayor saying something about how the week was supposed to be demon-free, and now he has to postpone his golf game, and rabble-rousing Joyce Summers is going to put him in the company of the town's great unwashed. (Whew.) Um, maybe not.

The best lines in this episode went to:


The Winner:Cordelia.

No fruit for Buffy? If Buffy had gotten fruit, it would have been:

   A mango.
   A tomato.

The Winner: A mango.

I don't know why, but I guess that particular fruit suits her? It must, this won by a landslide.

What Did You Think of This Episode?

Then finally, your non-dingo-guided opinion about the episode. One of the biggest issues was Willow's mom...and how much everyone couldn't stand her. Most of you found the episode kinda mediocre; the person who said "Yuck" didn't leave a name on the form. A few of you thought the ep. was cool. There were also many rat comments. And I have to say a big thank you to CalliAnn and Rachel for choosing the Angel/darts option just for me! (I just think it would be amusing if anyone ever did invite Angel to play a Spike/Joyce thing..absurd.)

Some complaints about not enough Angel in the ep., too -- and a few folks said more smoochies were needed.

This week there were yet again plenty of fun answers. Can't post 'em all, unfortunately. But here're some of 'em. Hope the authors don't mind. Some may be abridged so I could put more of 'em up...

Rob said: Giles can raise demons from the netherworld as a teenager, Willow can restore a vampire's soul, and Angel can destroy a previously undestroyable glove. Yet... they cannot change a rat back into a girl? Something's not right here... I just think they were bitter about that whole love spell fiasco back in season 2. --Heh. Good point...and egads, that almost sounded like something Cordy might say...

Sean, Canada said: ...I thought it was cool seeing the formation of a cult. I have a friend you should meet...heh.

Erin said: The kiddies were really freaky but when the demon was reassembled it had only ook and zero spook.

From LIZZY: I think that some of the Scooby Gang should be turned into could be fun!

The Reverend Dharma Roadkill said: Fantastic! Let's have somebody chloroformed in every episode! Maybe it would be whoever invites Angel to play darts?

Jaxom said:Not the best, but some great lines. It did make me wonder if dear sweet Willow was actually practicing bad magic. And did you get check out some of the stuff from the lockers, ie garlic, doll fetishes, makes you think the kids in Sunnyhell know their town isn't squeaky clean.

Violet said: Joss and goats....will it ever end? I personally hope not!

theyoung1 said: ...Xander needs to deal with his guilt...

Since I'm skimping on the bytes this week, I'd just like to reassure MadHatter that she's still funny. (So are the rest of you, so don't get any complexes! Heh.) I'm also going to post Jonathan M.'s name up here, just because I know he's ecstatic about seeing this week's rerun of Phases. There. That took up some space. Till next time...

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