Web Video: BAMF Girls Club
Tired of all those boring reality TV shows? Why don't you tune in for the BAMF Girls' Club! Discover what happens when you place five absolute Bad Ass action girls
, Lisbeth Salander
, Buffy Summers
, Katniss Everdeen
)...and Bella Swan
: a whole host of wacky shenanigans are sure to ensue!
A comedy web-series from Comediva which asks just how well some of our favourite, strong-willed and powerful heroines (and Bella) would interact when taken from their normal universes and forced to share a small, suburban home.
- Absentee Actor: Buffy, Bella and Lisbeth in #3.
- #7 adds Willow as a guest to compensate for four girls' absence, until they reappear in the drunken party.
- In #13 it's Michonne, Katniss and Buffy, to compensate for one guest star: the Doctor. For that matter we haven't really had Katniss back since (apart from her offscreen voice in #15).
- Acting Unnatural: Briefly when Hermione tries to sneak 50 Shades of Grindelwald off a shelf.
- Actor Allusion: Indirectly. Hermione mentions Gandalf alongside Dumbledore and Willow as known gay magicians - except Gandalf isn't. But Ian Mckellen is.
- Berserk Button: For Arya, anything that implies beheading.
- For Katniss, anything involving black chicks dying... or not.
- Bonus Material: Not just in video form, but the official site has comics that expand on the consequences of each episode - while taking the crossovers Up to Eleven.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Disregarding the Confession Cam for a moment, Hermione and Lisbeth tend to stare through the camera sometimes.
- Brick Joke: Buffy brought up Willow as early as #1.
- For the regular single-ep version, look no further than #11 where Hermione's magical experimentation backfires on Michonne and apparently doesn't do very much... until later.
- Brief Accent Imitation: Bella in #13.
"All (Hermione) ever makes are 'crompiits'! And 'meat poiees'!"
- Buffy Speak: Inevitable, with the Trope Namer involved.
- A few of Hermione's spells could also count.
- Butt Monkey: Bella
- The Cameo: Arya Stark appears in #3 as a condition of her parole.
- Willow joins Buffy in #7!
- Veronica Mars in episode #9.
- The series' first male cameo, Agent Smith from The Matrix appears in episode #10 as a blind online date that Buffy set up. He tries to kill Buffy, but Hermione makes short work of him.
- #13 has the 11th Doctor!
- #15 has one of the earliest known BAMFs in history... Snow White.
- Confession Cam
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Hermione retaliating at Lisbeth by painlessly removing all her piercings (except a few of her favorites) in #4.
- Curse Cut Short: Michonne in #9. ("Law school, motherf-!")
- Damsel in Distress: The odd one out, Bella, who can't even protect herself from a spider.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The effect of Veritaserum on Hermione herself is basically a drunken rant.
- Eat the Dog: Katniss kills and cooks Jacob.
- Eldritch Location: Possibly.
Hermione: "All of these herbs are from the backyard. We didn't even know what we were sitting on! Silly producers."
- Erotic Eating: Lisbeth's Ladyfingers in #6.
- Everyone Meets Everyone
- Exact Words: Lisbeth claiming she didn't hack Katniss' Facebook, Buffy's Myspace, Hermione's email and Bella's Instagram because "their passwords are always 1234".
- Expy: Played for laughs in episode 11. Buffy tries to reunite the Scooby Gang but since they can't make it she recruits the other girls based on their tangential similarity to her friends (Hermione for Willow, Bella for Xander, etc)
- Extreme Omnivore: Katniss. Special mention goes to the time she hunts and makes dinner, then finds out it's Jacob Black and horks it up... then goes back to eating it by the next camera cut.
- Fake Brit/Fake Nationality: Amanda Troop, who plays Hermione, is American, and Iselle Slome (Lisbeth) was born in South Africa.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Buffy, somehow extricated from the period her show was on air in for this show. Of course, this also explains Arya Stark.
- Funny Background Event: #11. Hermione practicing her spells backfires onto Michonne in the back, for no other reason than to backfire on Michonne.
- The Ghost: Harry, Ron, Peeta, Haymitch, Spike, Xander, Edward and Jacob, even those walkers Michonne's been dragging around all get mentions.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Michonne and especially Katniss in the talent show episode, as they try to get the other girls to show off their more useful talents, by poisoning Hermione and shooting an arrow at Buffy. Both victims are angered by this, although Hermione is more angered that she got a lower score than she felt she deserves
- Hilarious Outtakes: Sometimes in The Stinger.
- I Call It "Vera": Buffy's stake is credited as "Mr Pointy". Extra funny if you know who's responsible for the Trope Namer.
- Iconic Item: Props to the props department for providing stuff like the wand, a stake, a laptop, a katana and a recurve bow. Yeah, Bella got left out again...
- I'm Not Here to Make Friends
- In the Hood: The first time we see Michonne.
- Jerk Ass: Lisbeth
- Katanas Are Just Better: Michonne
- Large Ham: All the girls have their moments, except maybe Buffy. Yes, even Lisbeth.
- Lethal Chef:
Hermione: "Dragon's Blood is NOT to be used in curry, Lisbeth!"
- Long List: Played for laughs with Arya.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Let's see: a wizard, a slayer, and four otherwise 100% humans, one involved with a vampire, one zombie survivor, and two girls involved with violent government conspiracies. Three if you count Arya.
- The Mean Brit: Hermione is more manipulative than mean.
- Medium Awareness:
: "It's all so clear now! These BAMFs don't belong in the same universe, let alone the same house!"
- Mistaken for Gay: Buffy thinks all wizards are gay, and that Hermione's relationship with Ron is a phase.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg
- No Sense of Personal Space: Zigzagged with Lisbeth, who disregards everyone else's privacy, but Hates Being Touched.
- No Social Skills: All the girls to some degree, but Lisbeth especially.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Things in Buffy's hands that aren't slayer tools (or jars) tend to break.
- Playful Hacker: Lisbeth again.
- Point That Somewhere Else: Most of Bella's weapons training in #16 consists of this. This includes knives, mind you.
- Precision F-Strike: Only in the bonus material.
- Reality TV Show Mansion: A Ranch style house, but same difference.
- Rule of Funny: The setting. Werewolves and magic are apparently real, zombies and the Hunger Games not so much. The canons are sort of mashed together willy-nilly.
- Running Gag: Those sponsor airdrops from The Hunger Games can send Katniss anything. Anything.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Katniss about Peeta, and vehemently so.
- Shipper on Deck: Buffy ships Hermione/Willow.
- Shown Their Work: They remember Arya's left-handed swordfighting!
- Buffy still being on Myspace could also count.
- Small Reference Pools: Probably the reason Lisbeth's universe is mentioned the least.
- Slipping a Mickey: Hermione attempts this with Veritaserum. Then Lisbeth swaps the glasses.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Hermione gets a lot of lines and Confession Cam time, doesn't she?
- Stealth Hi/Bye: A beautiful one in #6 when Bella appears beside Lisbeth in the time it takes to zoom in and out of the kitchen door.
- The Stinger: at the end of some eps, and Season 2 thus far.
- Stylistic Suck: #6 has an attempt at covering "Unchained Melody".
- Super OCD: Hermione has spells for disinfecting, and removing someone's piercings just because they 'look better anyway'.
- Take That:
): UUUHH!! BOOKS. No wonder she only has two friends.
- That Came Out Wrong: Bella, in the first episode, when she says walking dead people sound hot. In her defense, she's dating a vampire.
Bella: Can we take that out? Can we delete that?
- Transparent Closet: Hermione, according to Buffy. Then again, Buffy is rather biased in this regard
- Token Minority: Michonne from The Walking Dead. Hermione could count, as the only Brit.
- Totally Radical: Buffy, by way of representing The Nineties.
- Trigger: Katniss relives Rue's death when Arya wounds Michonne after the latter advises her to not lose her head, poor choice of words considering what happened to her father. Played for Laughs.
- What Did I Do Last Night?:Hermione in #7.
- World of Action Girls: ...and Bella.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Practically everyone. Part of the humor comes in the girls tackling real life problems (i.e. six girls but one bathroom) like how they'd tackle it in their work.
- Literally for Katniss, who thinks her experience with the Hunger Games is completely relevant here. Not so much.
- Michonne, too, since she thinks the walkers are everywhere.
- Buffy usually gets along with the above two as she too is an Action Survivor. The problem is that while they tackled zombies, corrupt politicians, and kids trained to kill, she's tackled demons and vampires.
- Lisbeth usually believes Hollywood Hacking can solve anything.
- Hermione actually is the closest person to getting the genre right, since the series she's from was partially inspired by stories involving a Boarding School, similar to the situation she's stuck in with the girls.
- And Bella... Well, she still acts like herself.