'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' reunion talk

Buffyreunion_lA few times a year I really hate being based in New York instead of Los Angeles. Last night, when the cast and crew of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunited onstage at the Paley Festival, was one of those times. Fortunately, TheFutonCritic.com has an exhaustive timeline of who said what.

I would’ve been peeing myself at 8:37 p.m., when the cast was talking about filming "The Body," the episode in which Joyce dies. Obviously, Emma Caulfield ripped my heart out with Anya’s monologue in Willow’s dorm room, but I’ve always thought the scene where Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar, pictured, left) takes Dawn (Michelle Trachtenberg, pictured, right) outside her classroom to tell her about Joyce’s death was the most brutal to watch. Trachtenberg said they actually filmed dialogue for that, but that someone who is brilliant (creator Joss Whedon) decided not to use it. As Trachtenberg said, the silence allowed viewers to write the moment themselves, attaching their own real-life experiences (and adding to the waterworks). I also think the silence created a sense of helplessness for the viewers. You wanted to get to Dawn and Buffy to comfort them, but you couldn’t.

What part of the timeline speaks loudest to you? And, if you were there, tell us more. My friend Eva was in the crowd and IM’d me this morning:

• "SMG [Sarah Michelle Gellar] was so gracious and awesome, mentioning how much she missed the crew and respected the writers. The writing staff attended. They stood up and we all applauded."
• "Greenie [exec producer David Greenwalt] looked HOT. His best line: ‘There’s nothing like taking all your pain and misery and, you know, shoving it into very-good-looking people’s mouths.’"
• And, because she knows I heart both David Boreanaz (not present) and potty humor: "They were asked what they missed about the show, and Seth [Green] (pictured) said, ‘I miss coming in to my trailer in the morning and finding out Boreanaz had already pooped in it. I’d be coming in, and he’d be coming out saying, ‘I left something in there for ya.’ He’s a pooper."

addCredit(“Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg: Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage.com”)

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  • Vlada

    Because I know there’s some Profit fans at EW, I will say that David Greenwalt happily signed my Profit DVDs. He seemed surprised to see them there. :)

  • dickbird

    its sarah michelle prinze now :)

  • Kim

    Loved every second of it! Got autographs from Joss and David! Awesome!

  • sari

    Wow, that is not a flattering picture of any of them.

  • Vicky

    Seth needs to fix those eyebrows. They’re scaring me.

  • jay

    I MISS BUFFY SO MUCH.

  • Snarf

    Am jealous. Gonna go sulk..:(

  • Mozz

    My favorite tv show of all time, I loved every second, including those seconds in season six some may have ragged on. I miss this show so bad.

  • Holly

    This is off the subject but Sarah Michelle Gellar looks her most beautiful in that photo.

  • Crystal

    I was there and although this may be considered blasphemy, my favorite part was getting to watch and hear “Once More With Feeling,” on the big screen. Fabulous! I also enjoyed Seth’s one-liners and Charisma’s awesome dress. And did ya know Amber was sleeping with Marlon Brando?! Totally crazy ;)
    Also – super scrabble!

  • Wanderer

    Damn Michelle Trachtenberg is sexy as hell! Also, I hope that the Buffy cast gets together and does a movie based off the comic series that Joss Whedon created to continue after the series finale of Buffy.

  • Jane

    I was there too and was disappointed that Willow, Angel, Joyce, Giles, and Wesley were not there. Nick Brendon was horribly annoying because he kept on trying to grab the spotlight and Seth Green also joked too much. I don’t mind that they wanted to give the kids a thrill, but because of them Charisma, Emma, Amber, and David Greenwalt were given short shrift.
    And that jerk who asked the first question about what’s your favorite movie and what’s on your iPod of every panelist- you are an idiot. Even the moderator got tired of the question and tried to cut it off.

  • J.B.

    Sad but true, I miss Buffy so much that my newborn daughter is named Willow.

  • J.B.

    Post note, my husband, also a Buffy fan, refused categorically to even consider naming her Buffy.

  • ladyhicks

    I love love love the show and Angel…..Please can we get those shows back on the air. The chemistry between all of the characters was awesome.

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