Thursday, January 13, 2005

"MEET THE BUFFYVERSE ALUMNI"

I saw Meet the Fockers this weekend with my friend Marcy. We laughed a lot, not wholly because of the material; I thought it was pretty funny in general (you know I almost always love me some Stiller), and Marcy doesn't get to a lot of movies. I know mainstream media outlets object to the "stunt casting" of Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman as Stiller's movie parents, but the two are a perfect liberal complement to the stodgy Byrnes patriarch Robert de Niro and matriarch Blythe Danner. Yes, I might have trimmed the script so it was a little more highbrow humor-wise, but that's not what America wants.

But I digress.

What I started to say is that in the first ten minutes of the movie, two Buffy alumni make appearances.

First up--Kali Rocha, formerly vengeance demon Halfrek, plays a supersmiley flight attendant. She apparently also appeared in Meet the Parents, also as a flight attendant. While this shows an admirable consistency, next time, if he wants to see some sparks, Stiller should cast her as a demon. Now, I'm rethinking--flight attendant, demon...it's all semantics.

Then, Jack Plotnick, the doomed deputy to the Ascending Mayor of Sunnydale, appears as rent-a-car agent. You usually see him as a geeky, scrawny guy, but look at his photo in the IMDB! Further delving into the IMDB notes that he's also the voice of Xandir, the effeminate cartoon character who's "on a neverending quest to save his girlfriend" on Comedy Central's Drawn Together, the animated reality show.

I thought about pointing this out to Marcy, but I knew she wouldn't care. She's got a toddler, was working and in school full time. She "didn't have time" for Buffy. (I know, and yet, I continue to be her friend.) But I knew that here, someone else would think this was cool...

I know that all you hardcore Buffyverse fans are dying to know how I found these characters names and information...here's a new database of all the characters, episodes, cast and crew, etc. More Buff than you'd ever hope your brain to know.

(DB via Whedonesque.)

2 Comments:

At 3:14 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

In season 5 Kali Rocha appeared on an episode as another character before playing Halfrek.

But I'm sure you knew that, and can name said character without looking it up, because while I'm a Buffy fan, you seem to be far more into the fandom than I.
(I could be wrong.)

 
At 2:21 AM, April 18, 2005, Anonymous promsale said...

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

"MEET THE BUFFYVERSE ALUMNI"

I saw Meet the Fockers this weekend with my friend Marcy. We laughed a lot, not wholly because of the material; I thought it was pretty funny in general (you know I almost always love me some Stiller), and Marcy doesn't get to a lot of movies. I know mainstream media outlets object to the "stunt casting" of Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman as Stiller's movie parents, but the two are a perfect liberal complement to the stodgy Byrnes patriarch Robert de Niro and matriarch Blythe Danner. Yes, I might have trimmed the script so it was a little more highbrow humor-wise, but that's not what America wants.

But I digress.

What I started to say is that in the first ten minutes of the movie, two Buffy alumni make appearances.

First up--Kali Rocha, formerly vengeance demon Halfrek, plays a supersmiley flight attendant. She apparently also appeared in Meet the Parents, also as a flight attendant. While this shows an admirable consistency, next time, if he wants to see some sparks, Stiller should cast her as a demon. Now, I'm rethinking--flight attendant, demon...it's all semantics.

Then, Jack Plotnick, the doomed deputy to the Ascending Mayor of Sunnydale, appears as rent-a-car agent. You usually see him as a geeky, scrawny guy, but look at his photo in the IMDB! Further delving into the IMDB notes that he's also the voice of Xandir, the effeminate cartoon character who's "on a neverending quest to save his girlfriend" on Comedy Central's Drawn Together, the animated reality show.

I thought about pointing this out to Marcy, but I knew she wouldn't care. She's got a toddler, was working and in school full time. She "didn't have time" for Buffy. (I know, and yet, I continue to be her friend.) But I knew that here, someone else would think this was cool...

I know that all you hardcore Buffyverse fans are dying to know how I found these characters names and information...here's a new database of all the characters, episodes, cast and crew, etc. More Buff than you'd ever hope your brain to know.

(DB via Whedonesque.)

2 Comments:

At 3:14 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

In season 5 Kali Rocha appeared on an episode as another character before playing Halfrek.

But I'm sure you knew that, and can name said character without looking it up, because while I'm a Buffy fan, you seem to be far more into the fandom than I.
(I could be wrong.)

 
At 2:21 AM, April 18, 2005, Anonymous promsale said...

We provide links to online dresses stores where you will find what you need for the prom, wedding or any party at all!

 

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