I forgot to put my all-time favorite quote:
Tobias: Here he comes. Here comes John Wayne. "I'm not going to cry about my Pa. I'm going to build an airport! Put my name on it." Why, Michael? So you can fly away from your feelings?"
Tobias: As you may or may not know, Lindsay and I have hit a bit of a rough patch.
Michael: Really? When did that start?
Tobias: Well, I don't want to blame it all on 9/11, but it certainly didn't help.
This show was so different and hilarious that there was no way it would ever last in America. I think one of the big problems was just how Fox promoted the show. None of the previews ever fully conveyed exactly what the show was like to watch. Moreover, AD really rewarded their long-time viewers with various in-jokes/recurring jokes that would not appeal to someone who hadn't kept up with the show. Also, as the quote above demonstrates, AD was not afraid to make jokes that might be considered offensive or taboo to many people (the recurring kissing cousins, gay humor with Tobias, etc). It's a damn shame, this show is/was excellent.
Tobias: You know, Lindsay, as a therapist, I have advised a number of couples to explore an open relationship where the couple remains emotionally committed, but free to explore extra-marital encounters.
Lindsay: Well, did it work for those people?
Tobias: No, it never does. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking it might, but...but it might work for us.
2) Dumb and Dumber
3) This is Spinal Tap
4) The Big Lebowski
5) The Blues Brothers
6) Animal House
8) Groundhog Day (IMO, one of the most underrated films of the last 20 years)
9) The Naked Gun
Obviously there are other movies that may shift on and off the list, but these were the first 10 that came to me.
Please don't joke about Adam, ever. Certainly everyone can agree he was the worst Big Bad ever.
I agree that the First can definitely be portrayed better in a comic than on television (ie. have Buffy give a speech followed by the First as Buffy give a speech or vice versa). In addition, the First should certainly be an extremely powerful enemy (more so than shown in Season 7). I'm just hoping Whedon picks another enemy because we just saw the First in the last season.
I've always felt that the best villain for Buffy would be Vampire Giles and/or Vampire Faith. Hopefully they go that direction one day.
In regards to the Master's bones being destroyed... ok you're right. But this is Buffy the Vampire Slayer for crying out loud. There are ANY number of ways to bring him back whether it be from an alternate reality (see the Wish) or another idea that Whedon has.
In regards to Glory, someone else already addressed it; but killing Ben did not kill Glory, just her link to Buffy's world. It is very possible that Glorificus still exists on an entirely separate plane of existence. All the god needs is another way to get into Buffy's world.
Can you think of any other former baddies that might be able to take on an army of Slayers? Those were the only two that came to my mind initially. However, I was thinking about another bad guy who could certainly prove formidable... Dracula.