Monday, April 6, 2009

Thanks for the Memories Andy Hallett

After a few days of shock and mourning, it's time to thank Andy Hallett for making the Buffyverse an extra special place. His portrayal of the larger-than-life, Karaoke-singing, green demon stole our hearts. Lorne had some of the best dialogue on Angel, funny and poignant. Here's some of Buffyfest's favorite quotes:

- Look you're a big hunk of hero sandwich.

-I thought Our Lady of the Perpetual Seabreeze was the real deal, till the Divine Miss J. walked right through that door and into my ass. W-Which is where my heart is.

- Oh, really? Yeah, well, I am not some mystical vending machine, here to spit out answers every time you waltz in with a problem. I have a heart. Granted, it's located in my left butt cheek, but it's still a heart, and that heart is broken.

- [about living] It's like a song. Now, I can hold a note for a long time. - Actually, I can hold a note forever. - But eventually, that's just noise. It's the change we're listening for. The note coming after and the one after that. That's what makes it music.

- And another thing: How... How do they get the pimiento's in the olives huh? There's a mystery for you. Yeah. Do they stuff each one by hand? 'Cause that seems a little time-consuming. Or, do you think they have a little pimieno-stuffing machine?

- [to Angel] Yeah. But just because I know his name, it doesn't mean you can't knock him unconcious. Please continue.

- There's not a destroyer of worlds who can argue with Manilow.

- So, what we should do is start with the other Karaoke bars, see if we can get a lead on him. That is, if you're not too busy getting lawyers killed and setting girls on fire.

- Elton's in town next month. What do you say? You, me, back row seats? .... Mr. Elton John hits the first few keys of "Yellow Brick Road", I defy you not to feel like the only other person in the room.

- Aggie, I'd rather have a hydrochloric acid facial. I'd rather invite a hive of wasps to nest in my throat. I'd rather sit through a junior high school production of "Cats"! You see where I'm going with this?

- I'm gonna have a chat with "Mr. Tall, Dark and Rocking". And meanwhile, Durthock the Child-Eater is gonna open up to y'all. He's searching for the Gorrishyn Mage who stole his power and he's feeling just a little bit country. So let's give him a hand.

- Isn't this the sort of 'tude that got you where you are now? I think I'm speaking for everyone when I say... if all you're gonna do is switch back to brood mode, we'd rather have you evil, then at least, ... leather pants.

- [to Connor] Actually, that's Uncle Filthy Demon to you.

- I'm the Host...have you met me? I never shut up!


Anonymous said...

RIP Andy Hallett of the Deathwok Clan.

Captain Elias said...

By far my favorite Lorne quote, from Hole in the World:

Here's the thing, Eve: You're going to sing for me, and I'm going to read you right now. And here's one more thing: Winifred Burkle once told me after a sinful amount of Chinese food, and in lieu of absolutely nothing, "I think a lot of people would choose to be green. Your shade, if they had the choice." If I hear one note —- one quarter-note —- that tells me you had any involvement, these two won't even have time to kill you.

Oh and anything by Diane Warren will also result in your death... Well, except "Rhythm of the Night".

Anonymous said...

Some quotes from one of my fave Lorne scenes:

"Alright, already! I'm not deaf, you know? Jeez, keep your pants on! Well, I see we're a little late with *that* advice."

"The point is, you've turned a corner. Well, yay you. Zuzu's petals."

"Does it *look* like I'm hearing voices? Because I'm not."

There are so many others, I'd need all day to find them.