Now Leaving Sunnydale vs. Vanilla Bullshit Things
It's Sarah McLachlan and the Overalls of Pain vs. Larry David's overpriced beverage of choice!
Now Leaving Sunnydale
Vanilla Bullshit Things
The case for Now Leaving Sunnydale
Buffy's second season ends with her life in ruins - one of her friends is dead, she's wanted by the police for her murder, her mom has thrown her out of the house and, oh yeah, she's just been forced to kill the love of her life and trap him in a hell dimension in order to save the world. On a season-ending cliffhanger, set to 'Full of Grace', she packs a bag and hops a Greyhound out of town, while her mother (and the audience) break down and sob.
Basically, if you can hear the opening notes of "The winter here's cold...and bitter..." and not have a Pavlovian weeping reaction, your 90s televisual cultural experience is incomplete.
The case for Vanilla Bullshit Things
After Larry almost kills Shaq, he decides to visit FakeStarbucks for a vanilla bullshit latte cappa thing. Well, he orders a vanilla bullshit thing, but they give him a cafe latte. Who says TV shows aren't realistic?