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Discussion of 5.14 "Smile Time" - Aired 2/18/2004 (WB-US)

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I'm still confused why they needed to make actual puppets for that, unless the story is told with photos?
The Spike puppet in that photo is not an actual puppet. It's photoshopped.
 

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The Spike puppet in that photo is not an actual puppet. It's photoshopped.
Thanks though I'm sure I've seen a picture of JM and JL with a Spike and Dru puppet somewhere, unless that was just a fan made thing which would make sense. Some people are so talented.
 

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They did make a Spike puppet, I think it was just a limited edition merchandise type of thing.
 

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They did make a Spike puppet, I think it was just a limited edition merchandise type of thing.
Yes it was very limited. I remember seeing it in a shop once, when first released, and even then it was about £90. I think you could make a lot by selling it now if you managed to get one back then.
 

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What a great episode! I don't remember ever watching this one before. I really thought it was clever and everyone did well interacting with a puppet. The fight with Spike was great. :D

Favorite line of the episode is from Lorne "Is there a geppetto in the house?"
 

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I can see why kids would find Smile Time entertaining, it has Muppets and songs.

Polo, please don't...:mad:

Polo, that's a little inappropriate for children to hear...

That smile is creepy :eek:

Knok is back...

Nowadays an 8 year old wouldn't be caught dead watching Smile Time... just shows how much times have changed...

Nina is back :)

Harmony is doing pretty well in her new position...:)

Nina likes Angel ;)

Angel is clueless...

Angel, get over it...

Fred, it's mystical...

Lorne's knowledge of pop culture really helps :)

Angel, he's a robot...

Angel, not the best idea...

Why does he have a towel over his head ??? o_O

Angel is a puppet :eek:

Fred...

Yes, that's Angel, and he's cute :oops:

Angel, you are more distracted than usual...

I agree with Angel, remotes are stupid, all they do is get lost... :mad:

Angel is getting annoyed, that's so cute :oops:

Angel, you jinxed it...

Angel, it's just Nina...

Nina probably thought that Angel was masturbating or something...

Spike is enjoying this :D

Angel :mad:

How is the puppet walking ??? o_O

Gunn is forgetting things...

It's not him, it's the puppets :eek:

Polo, maybe we should mess with it in order to stop you...

That's a little graphic...

Nina, it's OK to have a crush :)

Noseless Angel :p

No :(

Poor Angel :(

Gunn, don't :mad:

Illyria is on the ship, let that sink in...

Groofus, this is not breaking news...

They are onto something...

Being a puppet kind of sucks... :(

Fred feels awkward about Angel hugging her...

Puppet Angel with a sword, still more badass than Edward Cullen...

Polo, stop making orgasm noises please... :mad:

Fred, Wes, please take the spell off of the egg...

This is rather disturbing to watch...

Ding dong Polo is dead :D

Nina feels so bad right now :(

Angel and Nina going to breakfast :D

Fred, something's coming, and it will kill you...

Next time: Fred dies :(
 
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You made it to your namesake :D

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Perhaps it's worth mentioning that Buffy already had Sid the puppet, and so established that puppets can be animated, walk, run, and fight.

Personally, I thought Smile Time was very creative in having demons manifest in this dimension via puppet form (is that like a demented form of Avatar?) as they used the show to prey upon the children watching it.
 

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This episode proves that the most ridiculous idea possible is often the best idea while also dealing with extremely important and often not mentioned plot developments. I laugh at basically every line except for the ones between Wesley and Fred that just make me happy. And of course the tragic event that is Gunn going to Dr. Sparrow and signing away the life of a marvelous woman to keep his head from being metaphorically bald. But more importantly, when Fred calls Angel cute, he says, "You're fired." That just does not get old.
 

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I wonder if the Happytime Murders got their idea from this episode. When I saw the trailer..this episode was the first thing that came to mind.
 
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Most favorite episode of Angel EVER!

Then again I always thought puppets were neat :3
just started watching angel and it not on the same level as Buffy though I love how Darla, is in and Dru and the last season spike but have to say this is a great episode.
 

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Really with this episode? Does the show angel wanna suck again? Ugh this is so dumb...Ive lost confidence in the show again its wreslter episode levels of bad and dumb
 
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Really with this episode? Does the show angel wanna suck again? Ugh this is so dumb...Ive lost confidence in the show again its wreslter episode levels of bad and dumb
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it, but this is considered one of the best from the majority of the fandom. I'd be interested in hearing why you didn't like it.
 

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Ummm... I FrEaKiNg LoVe tHiS ePiSoDe!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope my username doesn't give away why... haha
 
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