Wednesday, May 2, 2012
May Monster Madness - The Grr! Aargh! Monster
The Grr! Aargh! Monster is the crudely drawn vampire creature that crosses the screen during the end credits of Buffy. It is the mascot of Buffy/Angel creator, Joss Whedon's, Mutant Enemy production company, and apparently, was drawn and voiced by Whedon himself. At the end of each episode, the monster would make its way past the Mutant Enemy logo uttering, "Grr! Aargh!"
Occasionally, the animation would change slightly to reflect a special episode. I found a clip (above) on YouTube with a compilation of "Grr! Aargh!" variations.
I also found a clip (above) from the episode, "Bargaining - Part One", where the Grr! Aargh! monster is referenced when Tara gives Giles a plastic finger puppet monster as a going away gift.
In the final season of 'Buffy', the "Turok-Han", or "Ubervamps", seem to have been styled to look like a more detailed version of the Grr! Aargh! Monster.
Etsy Shop, Branded, sells t-shirts featuring the Grr! Aargh! Monster.