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May 31 2010

Joss shares his recipe for Buffy with Sugar, spice, and everything nice? Joss weighs in on one of's 100 greatest characters of the past 20 years.

I just read it. If the same article is in the magazine that should be arriving in my mailbox today, I'll kick myself.
lnteresting combo esp the James Cameron references.
Riker, I'm pretty sure it is. The issue with the 100 greatest fictional characters? Same article.
Love the PJ Soles reference.

...Come to think of it, she starred in "Rock And Roll High School" too. And blows up the school at the end.
The quotes for the recipe have been expanded here. The linked articles adds on this bit:

"Bake those up. Once itís cool, add a little Rosalind Russell from His Girl Friday. All of this must be in a P.J.-Soles-in-Halloween crust. Thatís very important."

". . . and a pinch of Jimmy Stewart for pain, because nobody does better pain.

Which is why awe-inspiring Sarah Michelle Gellar had to interpret the role, as she is the only film actor greater than JS.

Whew. Had to say that. Calm now.

ETA: Night of the Comet tops my q.

[ edited by Pointy on 2010-05-31 22:48 ]
I rememember reading about how Joss at the Paley Event told Sarah that the writers called her Jimmy Stewart.
Strange recipe for cookie dough.
I wish I had had the willpower to just wait a few more hours for it to arrive in my mailbox...I ruined the best part by peeking early!
Pointy - In the magazine article, Joss added "Sarah Michelle Gellar brought that pinch of Jimmy Stewart, which was our nickname for her. She could connect with the audience while in the throes of what could be an overblown story line and just ground it and make it human and desperate and lovely. That's Sarah. Also, she was way more girly."
Aw, that's awesome! Thank you, WitchLover! broke the first rule of journalism: never bury the Sarah Michelle.

[ edited by Pointy on 2010-06-01 16:29 ]
I was very pleased - Buffy was #3 overall and the first female character on the list.
I love that Joss Whedon loves A Little Princess (the book, not the movies). It must also have been part of the recipe for Fred Burkle (sob!)
BtVS is currently winning the poll on the website of EW competitor E Online for the best tv series in the last 20 years. Firefly and Wonderfalls also make the list.
I'm afraid I'm choking a bit on that P.J.-Soles-in-Halloween crust, but I like the other analogies a lot. That said, Buffy is also equal parts inspiration, talent and some lovely, cosmic channeling of some sort.
"Night of the Comet" mention, Big Dub FTW.

And yeah, remember the Jimmy Stewart thing and understand it, similarities there (except I can watch Jimmy Stewart cry without crying myself).
Thanks for the link peacemonger. Go and vote, guys. Buffy is just barely ahead of Lost, which is s crime.
Joss's recipe makes me kinda sad. I thought Buffy was just Buffy. broke the first rule of journalism: never bury the Sarah Michelle.

I just wanted to see that again. I love you Pointy.

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