Buffy's being trained on the counter. God, are we still in the damn restaurant? Fast food makes me break out in hives. Greg orders her to fill a drink cup while he assembles the rest of an order. Buffy makes a quip about drug testing, which Greg thinks is funny, but he also thinks she should cut it out because Manny thinks, "Levity is the time thief that picks the pocket of a company." Huh. Manny sounds like a latter-day Ben Franklin. ["And I have just HAD IT with Ben Franklin. That guy just really cheeses me off." -- Sep] Buffy retorts, "I prefer the one that goes: Manny is a humorless dolt that picks the pocket of he-should-bite-me." Oh my. I guess it hasn't really hit me before how deep into a well of depression Buffy has sunk. Her punning is far below its usual standards. Greg's head almost explodes from the insubordination, but luckily there's a long line of customers to attend to and he's able to wrap himself in the soothing blanket of never-ending repetitive drudgery. Next customer: An unassuming older woman who orders a small coffee and cherry pie. Obviously, she must be EVIL. Fast food pie is rank. Greg pushes the appropriate picture buttons. Buffy worries that she won't be able to keep up with the extensive button-pushing. Because a girl who is used to making life-and-death decisions in the blink of an eye would naturally be afeared of pressing a number of pictographs in a logical sequence. Greg explains the procedure in great and excruciating detail. So much so that I'm pretty sure that I could fill in should it be necessary to call me up from the Doublemeat reserves. Greg tells her to take the next customers. The guy orders, but Buffy is deeply confused by all the buttons because well, just because. Don't make waves, people. Criticism is the thief that robs enjoyment of filler episodes of a show that used to be good and worth scheduling your Tuesday nights around, but now lately causes you to mumble defensively, "I have to watch Buffy tonight," while coughing into your hand and hoping that a semi-truck comes by that makes the other person think you said "Gilmore Girls," because what kind of FOOL would stay home to watch a show that makes you a part of the fast food experience in real time. Whew. I have to take a breath. Oh, and if you're one of the people that is still enjoying this season, I didn't mean it when I called you a fool earlier. I'm just jealous. Buffy is tired too. She's on a break. She eats! Later, Buffy opens the walk-in freezer, but is caught by Manny who tells her, "Curiosity killed the cat." "Theory number five: cat burgers," muses Buffy to herself.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode Report CardAce: B- | 903 USERS: B-
YOU GRADE IT
Buffy the Vampire Slayer