While fans were all about the Buffy and Angel sex scenes, Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz were all about making those scenes as annoying as possible for each other. According to Gellar, before she and Boreanaz shot a kissing scene, they'd tank up on stuff like tuna fish and pickles, which would make even the strongest vampire long for the smell of garlic. Gellar also made Boreanaz's job of ravishing her as tricky as possible by pinning or sewing shut her shirts and pants, forcing the brooding hunk to fiddle with her clothes like he was a nervous ninth-grader.
However, Gellar's chastity needlework was the exact opposite of the Boreanaz stratagem, which involved getting butt naked at the drop of a hat. "It's shocking how often he was comfortable being naked and how giggly he is," recalled Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia). Gellar added that Boreanaz would "literally come out with no pants on just to see if you could keep a straight face." The Buffy cast went on to clarify that when they say he went "naked," they do mean completely naked. Apparently seeing no need for a "sock," Boreanaz made these forays onto the set entirely au naturale, which is French for "inches away from a workplace harassment claim."