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Hercules' Monday Afternoon
Complete-Series Giveaway!!

Provisional congrats to @BrianVerderosa! Forward your phone and shipping address to!

I am – Hercules!!
In celebration of my first decade manning Ain’t It Cool’s TV desk, we are giving away TV box sets like they are going out of style! All you have to do is: 1) “Follow” me on Twitter. 2) Constantly monitor my Twitter account between noon and 5 p.m. Pacific Time Monday, April 12. At some point during this window I will post a question on my Twitter account. One of the first readers to correctly answer this question via Twitter AFTER I pose it via Twitter will get his or her own copy of Buffy The Vampire Series: The Complete Series! IMPORTANT!! The question will begin with “BQ.” That stands for Buffy Question. IMPORTANT!! Your Twittered answer MUST begin with @hercAICN. Don’t screw this up! IMPORTANT!! This contest is only available to residents of the United States. IMPORTANT!! If Herc provisionally declares you a winner, immediately forward your shipping address and phone number to If you fail to do so within 24 hours, Herc will assign the prize to another. Even if you’re a giant loser today, look for more supercool prizing in the coming days and weeks!

This post will be updated after the winner wins.
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  • April 12, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Just get a NetFlix account, they have all seasons streaming!

    by Saen

  • April 12, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    But I'm not charging

    by Hercules

    the way Netflix does.

  • April 12, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST


    by Digrizzzz

    But on the other hand, the Netflix versions are Widescreen for seasons 4 on. You know, in case you ever wondered what was happening a few inches off to the side.

  • April 12, 2010, 3:14 a.m. CST

    I Would Love To Have The "Buffy" Collection...But...

    by Media Messiah

    ...I have no time to follow Twitter. Good luck with the contest anyway. May it be a overwhelming success!!!

  • April 12, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    I wonder what happened between seasons 4 & 5

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Before: seriously lust-worthy blonde babe. After: totally unsexy.<p> We should get to the bottom of this so that other women don't make the same mistake.

  • April 12, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST

    International Readers...

    by Duncan Irons

    I hate that these contests are not open for international readers. I've got lots of free time you know...

  • April 12, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    "answer this question via Twitter AFTER I pose it via Twitter...

    by Bass Ackwards

    I've never understood you're emphasis during these contests on making sure people don't answer the question until after you ask it. Do you post the question somewhere else before hand?

  • April 12, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    I would loooove to replace my "Buffy"

    by drkmagneto

    I would love to replace my "Buffy" collection I had to sell a while back. Looking forward to winning that later.

  • April 12, 2010, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the chat Herc!

    by drkmagneto

    Thanks for the great chat yesterday Herc. It was a lot of fun. I never thought I'd be able to chat as long as I did. Thanks a lot!!

  • April 12, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Buffy shouldn't be widescreen.

    by Bouncy X

    it wasn't framed or filmed to ever be that way. a perfect episode to show this is The Body. there's a shot of Buffy and a cop's head and its meant to squeeze her into a corner by having his head take a lot of space in the frame to give off how she's feeling. but of course the widescreen versions dont have that effect since there's open space on either side. plus i've seen countless UK people mention that in some cases, while rare, you see things and even people you shouldnt be on the side. the show was meant and made to be 4X9 and should stay as such. Whedon's even gone on record saying he didnt like what the UK dvds did.

  • April 12, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Once more with feeling.

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Is the only episode filmed in widescreen format. Also, these Twatter contest suck, no point in waiting for Herc to tweet the question when it is on random servers that post at different times. The contest is really pick of the server.

  • April 12, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Hopefully, the question will be super easy.

    by Shermdawg

    I've never seen the show, but it's definitely been on my list of series I'd like to check out. Doubt I'll be able to follow Twitter all day for it though. Hell, I know I can't.

  • April 12, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Herc, Send this set to Joss Whedon,

    by johnnyangelheart

    and maybe he can figure out how to develop a series again.

  • April 12, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Once More on widescreen...

    by Bouncy X

    yeah and the retarded thing, the dvd isnt even anamorphic so you get to see a "squished" version on a widescreen television. my older tv could make those un-anamorphic movies look 16X9 but my newest tv just zooms in, its odd.

  • April 12, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    individual sets

    by Bouncy X

    i noticed in the picture this is just the individual seasons but i also see its the original release packaging. not the slim sets they now sell, so whoever wins this it'll be like a collector's item. lol

  • April 12, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Herc, you went down on Whendon WAY QUICKER

    by James_O'Nasty

    than Leno ever did on Carson... <p> smelly faggot...

  • April 12, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Whatever this flash in the pan's faggy name is...

    by James_O'Nasty

  • April 12, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I'd rather never see Buffy again...

    by ron2112

    ...than have anything to do with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, or any other social networking bullshit.

  • April 12, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Like Buffy, but the series I'd like to win

    by skimn

    would be Angel. I would still rank the final episode of Angel as one of the ten best scripted televised hours EVER.

  • April 12, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    i'm enjoying season eight

    by therootstheroots

    the whole universe stuff has been interesting, and just a cool take on the big bad.

  • April 12, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Buffy season 1-3

    by umbral_shadow_

    is television gold. Then the writing went down the toilet along with Sarah Michelle Gellar's lunches. Seriously, she must have had some kind of eating disorder during the later years, she made Ethiopians look well nourished.

  • April 12, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Boo! Boooooooooo!

    by fiester

    Enough with the Twitter stuff. Please reward people who read your site.

  • If the old saying that "time is money" is still true then for some you're charging way more than NetFlix by wasting what very well could be a person's valuable time waiting for the twit to tweet. Mom must be so proud that you have so many online "buddies".

  • April 12, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Conan O'Brien to TBS.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 12, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Buffy is so Years Ago

    by Carri

    Herc, talk to us when you get Vampire Diaries.

  • April 12, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Why USA only?

    by MapMan

    Why won't you tell me? I'll reimburse you for the shipping and duty if that's any consolation.

  • April 12, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Conan O'Brien to TBS.

    by Shermdawg

    He was better off staying at NBC.

  • April 12, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Damn you Herc

    by Double M

    Now I have to open a stupid twitter account for this. Are you getting some sort of commission for this?

  • April 12, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Seventeen Episodes of 5 year old Family Guy

    by skimn

    followed By Conan at 11 on TBS...very funny.

  • April 12, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    TWITTER users = 14yo giggling high school girls

    by Negative Man

    <p>Or like the character 'Stuart' from MADtv constantly screaming "Look what I can do!"</p><p>It's nearly all about themselves.</p>

  • April 12, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

  • April 12, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I've been watching my Buffy boxsets recently

    by Amazing Maurice

    This show was years ahead of itself. And still continues to make a mockery of nearly every other fantasy drama currently on the air.<p>Just brilliant.

  • April 12, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Buffy had some of the best writers ever.

    by buffywrestling

    No surprise most went on to lucrative careers after Buffy ended.

  • April 12, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Herc, you fucker..

    by Double M

    Just post it already so I can lose!!

  • April 12, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Feel free to give it away any time but the last hour.

    by MemBirdman

  • April 12, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    What a shocker

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

  • April 12, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    So, while some would get Herc's tweet instantly, I got it 5 MINUTES OUT!!! Herc you are a Twat for Tweeting. Totally unfair for most, and your favorite writer is Drew Goddard or Stephen Dknight. But didn't even bother with twatting you because of such a time delay in your contest.

  • April 12, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST


    by pr0fess0rr

    That was a bullshit question, Herc. How about you try again with a question that's actually about the show, instead of about you.

  • April 12, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised so many guessed right!

    by buffywrestling

    That was kinda cool.

  • April 12, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    There is like 25 pages of answers...

    by buffywrestling

    And people are still guessing - Hee!

  • April 12, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    fucking bullshit

    by nobodylistenstodestro

    I was first with correct answer and didn't win for some reason that was never explained

  • April 13, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Big boxes

    by korahn

    Oooh, and they're the Big Box seasons too. Those are the ones I have. My first 3 seasons of Angel, however, are in the 3 slim double-disc case sets.