February 6, 2009

Flashback Friday – Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Movie

I present to you something new that I want to do every week: Flashback Friday. What is it? Just your weekly dose of things from the past I enjoyed. I think that remembering these things that we once loved (and perhaps forgot about) is great for the spirit.

The first blast from the past I bring to you is one of my favorite movies as a kid: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Back when Buffy was Kristy Swanson and not Sarah Michelle Gellar that is.

Now that I think about it, this is probably the movie that gave me a love and fascination for vampires.

I remember I saw this movie at the theater with my mom. I was only 8 or 9 years old. I loved it! What was even better at the time was that some of my friend’s parents wouldn’t let them go see it – but I saw it! Plus, I totally had a crush on Luke Perry at the time (he was still on 90210 – also the original) at the time.

The movie also featured quite a few big name actors back when they were younger. I think it was even Hillary Swank’s first movie. Ben Affleck even appeared in a scene.

Buffy – Kristy Swanson
Merrick – Donald Sutherland
Pike – Luke Perry
Kimberly – Hillary Swank
Benny – David Arquette
Amilyn – Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman)

There are also a ton of funny quotes from the movie. Some of my favorites are:
“Merrick, you made a Joke. Are you okay? Do You want to lie down? I know it hurts the first time.”
“Right. I'm the chosen one. And I choose to be shopping.”
“Does the word "duh" mean anything to you?”
“My secret weapon is PMS.”
“Does Elvis talk to you? Does he tell you to do things? Do you see spots?”
You can view more of them here.

So, my questions for you…

1. Do you remember back when Buffy was not a TV Series?
2. What did you think about this movie?
3. Any favorite lines from it?
4. How funky is your chicken? How loose is your caboose?


Bobby G said...

1 & 2. Of course I remember it. The movie is VASTLY Superior to the show!
3. The quotes you put up were what i was gonna say
4. My caboose is VERY LOOSE

insomniaclolita said...

I love Buffy, now you made me wanna watch it again :)

Ashlee K. said...

1. Yes! Though, I was very excited when the TV series came out too!
2. Duh! I loved it!!!
3. When she is training to be the slayer.
4. I'm a funky chicken with a loose caboose?!?

Lee said...

I've never seen anything Buffy. Never was really interested in it.

Anonymous said...

Never saw the movie or the show. Isn't my taste. "Flashback Friday" is a great idea!

Jenny Beans said...

Ah, memories. I was seventeen the year this movie came out and secretly in love with Luke Perry. I also loved the fact that Paul Reuben was in the movie. I never got into the Buffy tv series, though I am friends with a lot of diehard fans.

The Garver Family said...

I've never seen this movie. I'm going to put order it on Netflix though...just because of your encouragement. I never watched the series either.

Flashback Friday is a great idea though...I might have to do something like that myself...maybe I'll start with The New Kids...LOL

Jenn said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to see what next week's topic will be of!!!

1. Yes!
2. I've watched it over 100 times. No joke!
3. Does Elvis talk to you? Do you see spots?
4. Very funky!