Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Dec 2007, 11:08 a.m.

"Firefly" Jokes

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2007 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Today Leonard is having his yearly backup Thanksgiving. I say "his" because it's really his idea and his motive, although I do get to eat lots of stuffing. I get leftovers twice! It's great. And he makes famous sweet potatoes!

Anyway, I am reminded of the primary Thanksgiving we had this year, where I saw all of Firefly with my sister and husband. Our more durable jests:

  1. Anytime we saw Inara's quarters, especially after "Jaynestown" halfway through the series, I intoned: "Pan-Asian Theatre now continues."
  2. In "Shindig," when Atherton Wing angrily gestures with Inara to leave the ball with him, Leonard supplied his line: "My arm! Candyless!?"
  3. In "Jaynestown," the youngster asks Inara whether he isn't supposed to be a man, now that he's mated. Inara says, "A man is just a boy who's old enough to ask that question." I added: "And kill a tiger."


03 Dec 2007, 18:21 p.m.

So, what is the motive for Backup Thanksgiving?

Sumana Harihareswara
03 Dec 2007, 18:30 p.m.

What if primary Thanksgiving had unpleasant, non-gratitude inducing travel/people/food/incidents? Or NO POTATOES? Backup Thanksgiving to the rescue!

04 Dec 2007, 6:23 a.m.

I am actually in the process of watching all of Firefly yet again. I just watched "Jaynestown" last night. That is all.