Angel: Season 5, Episode 14

Smile Time (18 Feb. 2004)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gregor Framkin
Jennie Vaughn ...
Tommy's Mother (as Jennie Vaughn Cambell)
Drew Massey ...
Puppet Angel


Angel and the gang set out to foil an evil puppet show that is sucking the brain power of all the children who watch. During their fight, Angel is turned into a puppet himself and must rely upon his friends in order to reverse the spell which holds him at one foot tall. Written by Anonymous

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David Fury:  plays Gregor Framkin. See more »


Between 39:34 and 39:35, Jenny Mollen accidentally reveals too much of herself. See more »


Spike: Hey, big guy. Need another car. 'Fraid this last one ended up in the drink.
Angel: Spike...
Spike: Look at you.
Angel: Spike, just turn around and walk away.
Spike: You're a...
Angel: Spike!
Spike: You're a bloody puppet!
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References Charly (1968) See more »

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Just... genius
27 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Buffy/Angel universe has never been afraid to lace horror with comedy, but it's rarely been done so perfectly…

Bear in mind that the investigation's subject itself is really nasty. Kids enjoying early morning TV shows end up being rictus-bearing comatose liabilities, shown full of tubes in hospital beds.

The script is wonderful. It's chock-full with the sort of throw-away gags they've long since cornered the market in, but is balanced by some genuinely tender dialogue between Fred and Wesley. Aaaand The Joker is even given a name check!

They even manage to squeeze in a decent explanation for Angel's transformation – as revealed by muppets!

'Angel' as a series is an astonishing achievement which rarely puts a foot wrong. This episode, without a doubt, puts two feet right.

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