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AI tagline?

nightshade

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I can never remember if it's we hope you're helpless or if it's we hope you're hopeless.
 

Grace

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OK, I've been meaning to look this up for a while now. According to the transcripts on BuffyWorld (which aren't always perfect - I tried to double-check them quickly), this is how it breaks down:

"We help the helpless"
"We help the hopeless"
  • on the answering machine in Cordelia's voice in Rm v/a Vu
  • used by Cordelia on the phone in I Fall to Pieces
  • used by Cordelia on the phone in She
  • on the answering machine in Cordelia's voice in Reprise
"We hope you're helpless"
  • Doyle messing up when he answers the phone in Rm w/a Vu
 

Cohen

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Not that it’s canon, but in “Bruja” Cordy tells one of her acting friends she came up with the motto “We help the helpless,” proving she’s Angels partner.
 

Mrs Gordo

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I have no doubt that Cordy created the tagline. I can't imagine Angel coming up with it. If it was up to him he would just answer the phone with a simple "hello." Doyle might've come up with it but my money is on Cordy. She was big on marketing/branding AI so they could make some money, honey.
 
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