Origins Of THE AVENGERS "Shawarma" Joke Revealed In BUFFY Bonus Features

Origins Of THE AVENGERS "Shawarma" Joke Revealed In BUFFY Bonus Features

If you thought Iron Man's plea for his teammates to chow down on some shawarma with him was an ad-lib, or something Joss Whedon came up with out-of-the-blue, think again! The credit actually goes to Nicholas Brendon (Xander) from Buffy The Vampire Slayer..

Buffy fan J.P Gragen - via Cinemablend - unearthed this little gem from bonus features of Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Chosen Collection. In it Nicholas Brendon reminisces on his audition for Xander with Joss Whedon, and the origin of that most famous of scenes - one which led to a big increase in sales of the Arabian snack - from The Avengers is revealed..

The Avengers is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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BernieSanders - 10/10/2012, 12:24 PM
Kingdork - 10/10/2012, 12:31 PM
@ yossarian - You're not alone.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 10/10/2012, 12:32 PM


TheAmazingSpidey63 - 10/10/2012, 12:34 PM
D@mmit, now I'm hungry for some shawarma. XD
astromerc - 10/10/2012, 12:35 PM
I love Shawarma !!! I had it years be for in 2003. Kept going back!
BigDamnHero - 10/10/2012, 12:35 PM
I do love me some Buffy.
kevberg - 10/10/2012, 12:36 PM
Gyros all the way...shawarma is blah.
BatsFan - 10/10/2012, 12:38 PM
Shawarma is the best !! But my girlfriend don't want me to eat shawarma if she don't eat one too...
TheRationalOne - 10/10/2012, 12:48 PM
Cosign the Doner. Had my first at Bumbershoot in Seattle this year and I've been looking for good ones since.
Millenium - 10/10/2012, 12:51 PM
dang that looks good spidey!!
Scuzz - 10/10/2012, 12:55 PM
is shawarma a kebab?
TheAbomination - 10/10/2012, 1:12 PM
I thought that bit was RDJ's idea. Maybe it was him and Whedon or something. Idk. All I know is that was a funny ass scene.
SpoonWielder - 10/10/2012, 1:17 PM
I thought I heard in Joss' commentary that he wrote several lines for Downey to say when he woke up, and RDJ took the shawarma line and ran with it.
dezdigi - 10/10/2012, 1:18 PM
Kebabs, gyros, shawarma, give it all to me! YAMPA!
Inhuman - 10/10/2012, 1:26 PM
youll see shawarma stands in NYC soon lol
TheGambitFreak - 10/10/2012, 1:59 PM
Mother of God, I saw this literally 2 months ago.
billytwohats - 10/10/2012, 1:59 PM
Donner Kebabs taste like old mans trousers. They can only be truly enjoyed when you are pissed out of your gourd.
RorMachine - 10/10/2012, 2:04 PM
Agreed. I'd rather not eat a chunk of meat roasting with flies all day. Shawarma all the way
rbfn04 - 10/10/2012, 2:34 PM
OMG shawarma so funny!!!
Durf - 10/10/2012, 2:44 PM
That is pretty cool. I still have yet to try shawarma. I need to remedy this at some point
Optimus83 - 10/10/2012, 2:59 PM
Good Shawarma Joke!!!
OriginalGuardiansPlease - 10/10/2012, 3:27 PM
i dont like swarma...donair on the other that stuff
jessepostal - 10/10/2012, 3:27 PM
it looks like a gyro to me, that even looks like cucumber sauce.
Ghostt - 10/10/2012, 3:47 PM
love inside jokes. Love me some Whedon. good job
MisterBabadook - 10/10/2012, 3:56 PM
I knew it! I said it from the start! Schwarama was Whedon's ego getting in the way of giving the film a proper ending.

I really don't like that guy. Cool movie, toy story 1 was great, but I hate everything that guy touches. [frick]ing with Alien like that.
Lanceloco - 10/10/2012, 4:57 PM
I don't know if anybody noticed but The scene in the beginning when the Shield Base blows up/Collapses is the same as when Sunnydale was destroyed.
BIGBMH - 10/10/2012, 5:29 PM
@Lanceloco, I was vaguely reminded of the destruction of Sunnydale.
Lanceloco - 10/10/2012, 6:34 PM
@BIGBMH some angles and shots are pretty much exactly the same.
CorronZenith30 - 10/10/2012, 7:05 PM
YIROS! ;-)
HoneyBadgerDontCare - 10/10/2012, 9:17 PM
So shawarma is essentially yiros?

Good to know.
AmazingFantasy - 10/10/2012, 11:07 PM
Lizard wants some of that shit.
mikesinuman - 10/10/2012, 11:51 PM
can't get enough of AVENGERS news.^_^
deepee3 - 10/11/2012, 1:19 PM
The BEST chicken shawarma you can possibly eat can be had right here in Berkley, Michigan near Detroit. There is a Sunoco gas station on the corner of Coolidge Hwy. and 12 Mile Rd. Inside the station is a Middle Eastern food restaurant called Mr. Kabob.


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