When I think of Alyson Hannigan, the awesome character of Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer springs to mind. She brought her own quirky charm to the role and made it her own. The next thing I do, after getting the warm Willow fuzzies over with, is to try to will away any images of Hannigan as Lily on How I Met Your Mother, definitely her most annoying role for me. I’ll have to give Trina Echolls of Veronica Mars the second runner-up award because it was fun to see Hannigan play a bitch.
The CliqueClack writing staff, though — they all have their own ideas about Hannigan’s most memorable role….
JAY: The sexy school girl Maxim (or maybe it was FHM) she did. Not actually an “acting” roll per se, but still very memorable (and proof that if I concentrate on something hard enough, I can will it into existence).
IVEY: Wow, Jay, really? I’m a fan of hers, and I thought FHM did a great job at making her look scary in that shoot (but then, google tells me that you might be talking of FHM UK 2001, which is different). I mean, this just doesn’t work:
As much as I’d like to point at Willow or even Lily (though, personally, I spend most episodes of HIMYM trying to forget her as Lily) as her most memorable role. Willow most certainly should be, that line she says as Michelle in American Pie is just so iconic, I think most people will always recognize her as Band Camp Girl. [Jay Black, the photo at the top of this post is for you -- illustrative purposes only, of course -- that is one of the ones that fulfill Jay's "creepy male fantasies" ... his words!]
BOB: It’s hard to go against any character from a cult show like Buffy, but I think Ivey might have a point in regards to American Pie.
KONA: I hated Alyson Hannigan as Willow, and she’s a big reason why I could never watch Buffy. She didn’t do much for me in American Pie, but I really like Lily in HIMYM, so my vote’s for that.
How about you — where’s your vote going?
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