Commercials. You know, I didn't think that 1-800-COLLECT could get more annoying spokespeople than the original 1-800-Collecta Trifecta of Arsenio Hall, David Arquette, and Alyssa Milano. But the new unholy trinity of David Spade, Carrot Top, and Mr. T has proven me wrong. Hang on. I just realized that some of those people hawk AT&T's collect calling number. Which means that there are two entirely different sets of annoying shills for collect calling. Why is this the only sector of the economy that seems to be booming?
Xanya are in the Magic Box, because they never, ever get to leave that set. Punishment for putting superglue on the seat of Joss's private "show creators only" toilet, I think. Xanya are engaging in wacky wedding hijinks regarding seating plans; as usual, the less said about wacky wedding hijinks, the better. Buffy enters the shop and joins the conversation, freaking Xanya out with her invisibility. This scene is incredibly hard to buy, as are all the invisi-Buffy scenes, because the sound quality and delivery of Sarah Michelle's voice-overs don't match the quality and delivery of the actors she's supposedly in the same room with. Does anyone know if SMG is filming a new movie, or needed time off to work on re-shoots of Scooby Doo? Or just needed time off, period? Because her voice-overs sound like she telephoned them in, whilst casually reading through the script for the very first time, all while lying in the sun in Aruba, sipping a fruity drink. I'm usually of the opinion that SMG is a decent little actress, but she really should be embarrassed about the job she does in this episode. But it's not just the delivery; the long pauses between lines are incredibly annoying. It's almost as if all of SMG's lines are recorded on a portable tape deck, and the other actors have to fit their lines around the gaps in the tape.