Jayne flipping through Simon’s journal.
best swear ever
OH GOD OH GOD THEY MEAN REAL THINGS.
Dude, you didn’t know that? Pretty much all of the Chinese in Firefly was a classic example of Getting Shit Past the Censors.
Just in case you needed to know useful Chinese phrases like “Holy mother of god and all her wacky nephews.”
Firefly, smashing tropes.
#this is right up there with that one time #when mal left the ship and he was like listen…if i’m not back by a certain time… #and you expect him to say go on without me #but he’s like you get the fuck down here and save my ass do you understand
The best thing that ever happened was definitely during “The Message”. I think for some reason it wasn’t on the gag reel. It was possibly the best piece of acting I’ve ever seen, which is the three-sixty [360 degree camera rotation] that Tim [as director] did while everyone was listening to the farewell message from Tracey [played by Jonathon Woodward]. And Nathan is standing with Zoe, looking kind of stricken - this is his old friend - and the camera pans around to Kaylee - and Nathan’s sitting next to Kaylee, looking kind of stricken in another way. And he managed to duck under the camera and get to every single member of the cast and just look really sad [laughs]. And some of them just could not keep it together and some of them did. But I’ve got to tell you - it’s hard to describe. And then when it finally panned down to the body in the coffin, Nathan was lying in [Woodward’s] arms, looking stricken. It was unbelievable - not only hilarious, but technically proficient. He really put some thought into it. But that’s Nathan.
— Joss Whedon, Firefly - The Official Companion. Volume Two
Let me remind you that this is the man who managed to say “the hammer is my penis” in Dr. Horrible and not break down laughing