10 Buffy & Angel Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed
10. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Episode: Out of Mind, Out of Sight (Buffy, Season 1) Out of Mind, Out of Sight focused on what happens to a student who is completely forgotten by her teachers and peers. A common feeling for many high school students, in this case, the student in question literally vanishes. She becomes, in essence, a ghost - but one with physical form. Marcie, played by Clea DuVall, is that forgotten student, and she takes her frustration at being ignored by her more popular peers on out the school's population, while Buffy and her gang investigate the apparent haunting of their high school. The end of the episode sees Marcie captured by the FBI. Rather than prosecuting her, they enrol her in a different sort of "school" - one full of invisible students, and with textbooks such as "Assassination and Infiltration." It's that textbook that brings us to our first easter egg - the writing on the page Marcie opens to at the end of the episode actually contains modified lyrics to The Beatles' Happiness is a Warm Gun. The changes? All repetition is removed, and the line "Happiness is a warm gun" is changed to "Joy is a hot revolver." In full, it reads: "Chapter 11 Assassination and Infiltration Case Example 1: Radical Cult Leader as Intended Victim August 2, 19XX. Shes not a girl who misses much: Shes well aquainted with the touch of a velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane. The man in the clouds with the multicolored mirrors on his hobnailed boots. Lying with his eyes while his hands are busy working overtime. A soap impression of his wife which he ate and donated to the national trust. I need a fix cause Im going down, down to the bits that I left uptown. Mother Superior jumped the gun. Joy is a hot revolver, yes it is. When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger, I know no one can do me no harm because Joy is a hot revolver, and he is afraid of the monkeys who are in possession of digital skeletons of Swiss cheese."
Primarily covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College.