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The Origin of THE AVENGERS Shawarma Scene Came from BUFFY

It looks like the origin of the classic Tony Stark shawarma scene in The Avengers can be found in the early days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In a special feature included in the Buffy Chosen Collection, Joss Whedon explains that the reason that Nicholas Brendon (Xander) is on the show is because he inserted a shawarma reference into his audition. Whedon explained,

We brought him in, we weren't sure, it wasn't a slam dunk, it hardly ever is … and Nicky just tore the place apart, was just weird. We hadn't seen it before. Afterwards, he was like, 'Does anybody feel like shawarma? I feel like some shawarma!' And I was like, 'This guy speaks to me!' That was it. I knew there was no other Xander.

He continues saying,

If you had said falafel, you might not be here.

That's pretty awesome! You can watch the video below! I guess may Brendon should have received a special thanks in the credits or something for being so spontaneous and coming up with a future Avengers scene. I think it's about time I watch Buffy again. What do you think of the origin of the shawarma scene?

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