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SEASON 1 (1997)


Contents

WELCOME TO THE HELLMOUTH[edit]

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Continuity[edit]

Episode characters[edit]

Writing and acting[edit]

Charles Martin Smith Charles Martin Smith was the director of the first episode of the show - Welcome to the Hellmouth (the only

episode he directed). He is also an actor. He has been in American Graffiti (as Toad), Herbie Goes Bananas, The

Untouchables, Roswell (as Sheriff Wilcox), Deep Impact and Dead Heat.


Eric Balfour Eric Balfour (who played Jesse) played Gabe in Six Feet Under. He was born in Los Angeles in 1977. He began a

career in TV and on film aged 15, when a talent scout cast him as a series regular on the musical show Kids

Incorporated. Eric has since been in 24, NYPD Blue, The OC, The West Wing, Dawson’s Creek and Chicago Hope. His

movie credits include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, America’s Sweethearts, What Women Want and Can’t Hardly Wait

(with Seth Green and Amber Benson). He starred alongside Bianca Lawson (Kendra) in the WB’s Fearless, and is

currently in Conviction with J. August Richards, who played Charles Gunn in Angel from the end of season one. Eric and his girlfriend Francoise own a shop on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood called ‘Lou Lou’, which sells the

kind of furniture, art and clothing that Eric likes. Eric is a great animal lover, and he’s especially fond of

Pitbull terriers, believing them to be misunderstood by many people. He is involved in a programme called “Pets

In The Hood”, which takes rescued Pitbulls (who have been abandoned or abused) and brings them into a juvenile

detention centre where the kids there are taught to train them so that the dogs can then be adopted. It’s good

for the kids too as they learn to respect animals, as well as receiving training on how to work with animals.


J. Patrick Lawlor J. Patrick Lawlor played Thomas the vampire in Welcome to the Hellmouth (the first vampire to be staked on the

show). He has also been in Pleasantville, in which Marc Blucas (Riley) and Danny Strong (Jonathan) also appeared.


Mark Metcalf Mark Metcalf, who played the Master, was born in Findlay, Ohio, in 1946. He has had numerous roles in TV and

film, most notably in National Lampoon’s Animal House as Niedermayer and as The Maestro in Seinfeld. Mark has

also been in Teen Angel, Ally McBeal, Star Trek: Voyager, Melrose Place, Party of Five and Hill Street Blues. He

played the father in Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video.


Natalie Strauss Natalie played a teacher in Welcome to the Hellmouth, and in Teacher’s Pet. She has also been in Picket Fences,

Roseanne, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Gilmore Girls.


Persia White Persia White played Aura, one of Cordelia’s friends in Welcome to the Hellmouth who discovered the “extreme dead

body”. Persia once appeared with Charisma Carpenter in an episode of Malibu Shores called ‘Hotline’ in 1996. She

played Aggie in the Angel episode ‘Over the Rainbow’. Persia appeared in an episode of the TV show Goode

Behaviour, which starred Bianca Lawson (Kendra). Persia has played Lynn on UPN’s Girlfriends for six seasons.

| Source: Thanks to Jakey Teddy Lane Jnr. Teddy played the Bouncer at the Bronze in Welcome to the Hellmouth and The Harvest. He has also been in Bringing

Down the House, Strong Medicine, V.I.P, and The One.


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Production details[edit]

Description of Willow The following initial description of Willow is from the original shooting script:

“[Willow]…is shy, bookish, and very possibly dressed by her mother. The intelligence in her eyes and the sweetness of her smile belie a genuine charm that is lost on the unsubtle high school mind. It’s certainly lost on Xander, though he brightens considerably to see her…[Willow’s] excitement at the sentiment [that Xander’s so happy to see her] is sweetly pathetic, and typically unnoticed.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Script Book, Season One, Volume 1, Pocket Books Description of Xander This description of Xander comes from the original shooting script:

“[Xander]…is bright, funny, and will one day be suave and handsome. Till that day arrives, he’ll do the best he can with bright and funny.”

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Script Book, Season One, Volume 1, Pocket Books Fighting the setting sun The sun was starting to set outside in the scene in Welcome to the Hellmouth where Cordelia tells the Scoobies about the dead guy in the locker, so Buffy and Cordelia looked more orange than usual. They had to bounce the light around and focus it on Buffy and Cordelia.

Read more | Add a comment | by Angelus | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth Fumbling Flutie The following scene between Flutie and Buffy was cut from Welcome to the Hellmouth:

Mr. Flutie: “Oh! Buffy! Uh, what do you want?” Buffy: “Um, is there a guy in there that’s dead?” Mr. Flutie: “Where did you hear that? Okay. Yes. But he’s not a student! Not currently.” Buffy: “Do you know how he died?” Mr. Flutie: “What?” Buffy: “I mean – how could this have happened?” Mr. Flutie: “Well, that’s for the police to determine when they get here. But this structure is safe, we have inspectors, and I think there’s no grounds for a lawsuit.” Buffy: “Was there a lot of blood? Was there any blood?” Mr. Flutie: “I would think you wouldn’t want to involve yourself in this kind of thing.” Buffy: “I don’t. Could I just take a peek?” Mr. Flutie: “Unless you already are involved…” Buffy: “Never mind.” Mr. Flutie: “Buffy, I understand this is confusing. You’re probably feeling a lot right now. You should share those feelings. With someone else.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder I was in the library The shooting script for Welcome to the Hellmouth included an alternate exchange in the scene when Xander chases after Buffy when she leaves the Bronze to find Willow:

Xander: “Why, you know something about Mr. Goodbar that she doesn’t? Oh! Hey. I hope he’s not a vampire. ‘Cause then you’ve have to slay him.” She turns back to him, surprised and miffed. Buffy: “Was there a school bulletin? Was it in the news? Is there anybody in this town who doesn’t know I’m a Slayer?” Xander: “I only know you think you’re a Slayer, and I only know that ‘cause I was in the library today.”

Read more | 4 comments | by emersoneells Kristine’s first scene Kristine Sutherland revealed a blunder she made during filming of her first scene in Welcome to the Hellmouth:

“It was the very first scene of the very first episode, where I was dropping Buffy off at school. I had done TV before but never really been involved in a series, so I was very nervous. Things went pretty well with the dialogue, but when Sarah got out of the car, I put my foot on the gas and lurched backwards! Fortunately, I didn’t hit anything but I had that flash of ‘Oh, my God, what if I plowed into the car behind me?” In my panic, I was also sure that Charlie [Martin Smith, the director] was thinking, ‘What kind of incompetent do we have here?’ and I would be fired immediately. Of course, I wasn’t.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Unknown magazine article, online version can be found here Marketing Buffy The WB was originally unsure about the show’s “schizophrenic” combination of horror, drama, and comedy, not because they were opposed to it but because they were uncertain how to market it.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth Plagues are fun The shooting script for Welcome to the Hellmouth had a slightly modified version of the history teacher’s lesson on the Black Plague. The line in italics was not included in the episode:

“It’s estimated that about 25 million people died in that one four year span. But the fun part of the Black Plague is that it originated in Europe how? As an early form of germ warfare. The plague was first found in Asia, and a Kipchak army actually catapulted plague-infested corpses into a Genoese trading post. Ingenious. If you can look at the map on page 63 you can trace the spread of the disease…”

Read more | 12 comments | by emersoneells Previous Slayers trailer The first time Welcome to the Hellmouth was shown in America, it was preceded by a short trailer that referred to previous slayers such as Lucy Hanover (who now regularly pops up in the Buffy books and comics). This has never been shown again in America and has never been seen overseas.

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Principal Flutie’s extended welcome The shooting script for Welcome to the Hellmouth shows additional dialogue for Buffy and Principal Flutie’s conversation in his office on her first day. These lines take place between where he actually looks at her transcript and begins taping it together

Principal Flute: “At Sunnydale we nurture the whole student. The inner student… Other schools might look at the incredible decline in grade point average — we look at the struggling young woman with the incredible decline in grade point average. Other schools might look at the reports of gang fights–”

The dialogue then continues with Principal Flutie’s offer that Buffy can call him Bob as shown in the episode.

Read more | 5 comments | by emersoneells Reshoots The scene in Welcome to the Hellmouth in which Giles and Buffy are in the library arguing about Buffy’s reluctance to assume her Slayer duties was actually shot eight months after the rest of the episode. In the original version, Sarah had come across as far too angry and so the scene was completely reshot.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth Slut-o-vision Whilst dressing for the Bronze in Welcome to the Hellmouth, Buffy holds up a black dress and says “Hi! I’m an enormous slut!” The network executives apparently didn’t approve of the use of the word ’slut’. It was only after Joss Whedon explained that it was in the context of Buffy not wanting to appear a slut that they allowed it.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth, Thanks to Jean Stepping out, Willow style After the first episode the WB didn’t like Willow’s style (dowdy) so they requested that she dress differently, and be (confusingly) more like Buffy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Angelus | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth Sunnydale High’s Halls For the first season, there was only one hall for Sunnydale High school because of a tight budget so they reused the same hall over and over again, redressing it in different ways.



Music[edit]

Nerf Herder The Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme tune was written and performed by the band Nerf Herder. The band took their

name from a line in The Empire Strikes Back where Princess Leia called Han Solo a “stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy

looking nerf herder”. Joss Whedon said in his DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth that Alyson Hannigan

brought the band to his attention by constantly playing their self-titled first album. Joss contacted them to

compose Buffy’s title music. Nerf Herder’s original recording of the Buffy theme tune had a point where the beat was lost slightly and it had

to be re-recorded. The theme tune is available on the compilation Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album (1999, TVT

Records). Nerf Herder’s song ‘Vivian’ (from How to Meet Girls, 2000) played during the episode Who Are You? when

Faith (in Buffy’s body) danced at the Bronze. The band appeared onstage in Empty Places when Faith, the Potentials and Dawn went dancing there, playing ‘Rock

City News’ and ‘Mr. Spock’. Kennedy said in that episode, “What kind of band plays during an apocalypse?” to

which Dawn replied, “I think this band might actually be one of the signs”.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Sprung Monkey The first ever band to play at the Bronze was Sprung Monkey in Welcome to the Hellmouth. They play “Things Are

Changing” from their album Swirl as Buffy leaves the Bronze looking for Willow, and “Believe”, from the same

album, as Buffy enters the Bronze for the first time. They also play “Swirl” in the Bronze. We hear their song

“Saturated” (from the album Swirl) as Buffy is choosing an outfit. Their song “Right My Wrong” (again from Swirl) can be heard in The Harvest as Buffy attempts to leave the school,

and “Reluctant Man” (Swirl) can be heard in The Pack when the bullies enter The Bronze.

| Source: Thanks to Kindred


Cultural References[edit]

  • Bovril - Giles says, “I’d much prefer to be home with a cup of Bovril and a good book.” Bovril is the name of a thick yeast extract, which, when mixed with hot water, make a hot drink. It was formerly a beef extract and is as yicky as it sounds.
  • DeBarge - Buffy tells Thomas the vampire that he looks like DeBarge. She’s referring to the pop group consisting of five siblings who had a hit with ‘Rhythm of the Night’ in 1985.


  • Epstein-Barr virus - Cordelia says to her friends in the Bronze “My mom doesn’t even get out of bed anymore. And the doctor says it’s Epstein-Barr. I’m like, pleeease! It’s chronic hepatitis, or at least chronic fatigue syndrome. I mean, nobody cool has Epstein-Barr anymore.” Epstein-Barr is a common virus which affects most people sometime during their lives.
  • Neiman Marcus - Buffy says that Sunnydale is “two hours on the freeway from Neiman-Marcus.” Neiman-Marcus is an upscale department store.
  • James Spader - Cordelia gives Buffy questions to test her "coolness", they include one about Spader, 80’s brat pack movie star who featured in Pretty in Pink, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Crash and The Secretary.
  • John Tesh - Cordelia's questionairre also involves Tesh, former TV host and musician.
  • The Watchtower - Whilst she is picking out what to wear to go to the Bronze Buffy holds up a flowery dress saying, “Hello, would you like a copy of the Watchtower?” which is a reference to the Jehovah’s Witness magazine, published twice a month.

Continuity[edit]

Episode characters[edit]

Angel’s cross Angel gave Buffy a cross necklace when he first met her in Welcome to the Hellmouth. She can be seen wearing the

necklace in The Harvest and Prophecy Girl.


British Museum The Illuminata - the diamond the nerds stole from Sunnydale Museum in Smashed - was on loan from the British

Museum, where Giles worked before becoming Buffy’s Watcher. Willow mentioned this in Welcome to the Hellmouth.


Buffy’s choice The Slayer’s first interesting move when she went to Sunnydale was her choice in friends. On arriving at her new

school she was instantly befriended by the most popular girl in school, Cordelia. Instead she chose the shy and

nerdy Willow Rosenberg to be her companion. Buffy stated to Giles in Welcome to the Hellmouth that she was sick

of being a slayer and wanted to lead a normal life (which in American High Schools, by default, means to be

popular). Buffy’s choice of friends is therefore notable as an insight into her character. She saw through

Cordelia’s guise immediately and instead chose more genuine and yet ostracised people, a brave move when she

wanted to be popular. We saw via flashback in Becoming (Part 1) that Buffy was quite shallow before she was

called as a Slayer. Her choice of friends in her new school could be a signal that as much as she hates it, being

a Slayer has changed her.


Buffy’s moving door The front door of Buffy’s house changes in different episodes. In the season one episode Angel, when Buffy is

trying to close her front door on The Three, you can see that the front door opens on Buffy’s right. In the

season two episodes Inca Mummy Girl and Halloween, we see that Buffy’s door now opens on her left. Later in season two, when Cordelia talks to Norman Pfister in Buffy’s hall in What’s My Line? (Part 2), you can

see that the door handle of Buffy’s front door is on the left. But when Xander let Cordelia in the house in the

previous episode (What’s My Line? (Part 1))the handle was on the right!

Read more | Add a comment | by Mel Carpe Diem Buffy’s motto, which means “seize the day”. In Welcome to the Hellmouth, Buffy tells Willow “seize the moment,

because tomorrow you might be dead.” In Surprise, Willow reminded Buffy about “Carpe diem” in their chat about

whether Buffy should sleep with Angel. And look what happened then.


Dreams can come true All of the visions in Buffy’s first prophetic dream in Welcome to the Hellmouth are clips from later episodes

from the first season. Most of the clips are from Welcome to the Hellmouth and Prophecy Girl.


Kill them all In Welcome to the Hellmouth, Angel says about vampires to Buffy, “You want to kill them. You want to kill them

all.” In the season two episode When She Was Bad, Angel asks Buffy how she is going to distract the vampires to

which she responds, “I’m gonna kill them all.”

Read more | 2 comments | by Abby M. Kill to live in L.A. Cordelia said to Buffy the first time she met her that she’d “kill to live in L.A.” Her wish was fulfilled (and

she only had to kill a couple of vampires!) when Cordelia left Sunnydale after graduation to move to Los Angeles.


Prophecy lady Joyce’s parting words to Buffy when she dropped her off at her new school in Welcome to the Hellmouth were “try

not to get kicked out”. Buffy was, of course, expelled in season two’s Becoming (Part 2).


Thought you’d be taller When Angel first met Buffy in Welcome to the Hellmouth, he said that he thought she’d be taller, implying that

he’d never seen her before. In Becoming (Part 1), we saw a flashback of Angel watching Buffy when she was chosen

as a Slayer in LA. Angel later mentioned the sighting to Buffy in the episode Helpless. I’m not including this as

a ‘goof’ as a lot of sites have, as the show had just started, and Joss hadn’t decided how Buffy and Angel’s

relationship would turn out yet. It’s possible that Angel’s comment was an in-joke directed at those who saw the movie, as Kristy Swanson, who

played Buffy in the movie, is 5′7″ and Sarah Michelle Gellar is 5′3″.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess

Quotes and Trivia[edit]

Description of Willow The following initial description of Willow is from the original shooting script:

“[Willow]…is shy, bookish, and very possibly dressed by her mother. The intelligence in her eyes and the

sweetness of her smile belie a genuine charm that is lost on the unsubtle high school mind. It’s certainly lost

on Xander, though he brightens considerably to see her…[Willow’s] excitement at the sentiment [that Xander’s so

happy to see her] is sweetly pathetic, and typically unnoticed.”

| Source: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Script Book, Season One, Volume 1, Pocket Books Description of Xander This description of Xander comes from the original shooting script:

“[Xander]…is bright, funny, and will one day be suave and handsome. Till that day arrives, he’ll do the best he

can with bright and funny.”

| Source: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Script Book, Season One, Volume 1, Pocket Books Fighting the setting sun The sun was starting to set outside in the scene in Welcome to the Hellmouth where Cordelia tells the Scoobies

about the dead guy in the locker, so Buffy and Cordelia looked more orange than usual. They had to bounce the

light around and focus it on Buffy and Cordelia.

Read more | Add a comment | by Angelus | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth Fumbling Flutie The following scene between Flutie and Buffy was cut from Welcome to the Hellmouth:

Mr. Flutie: “Oh! Buffy! Uh, what do you want?” Buffy: “Um, is there a guy in there that’s dead?” Mr. Flutie: “Where did you hear that? Okay. Yes. But he’s not a student! Not currently.” Buffy: “Do you know how he died?” Mr. Flutie: “What?” Buffy: “I mean – how could this have happened?” Mr. Flutie: “Well, that’s for the police to determine when they get here. But this structure is safe, we have

inspectors, and I think there’s no grounds for a lawsuit.” Buffy: “Was there a lot of blood? Was there any blood?” Mr. Flutie: “I would think you wouldn’t want to involve yourself in this kind of thing.” Buffy: “I don’t. Could I just take a peek?” Mr. Flutie: “Unless you already are involved…” Buffy: “Never mind.” Mr. Flutie: “Buffy, I understand this is confusing. You’re probably feeling a lot right now. You should share

those feelings. With someone else.”

| Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder I was in the library The shooting script for Welcome to the Hellmouth included an alternate exchange in the scene when Xander chases

after Buffy when she leaves the Bronze to find Willow:

Xander: “Why, you know something about Mr. Goodbar that she doesn’t? Oh! Hey. I hope he’s not a vampire. ‘Cause

then you’ve have to slay him.” She turns back to him, surprised and miffed. Buffy: “Was there a school bulletin? Was it in the news? Is there anybody in this town who doesn’t know I’m a

Slayer?” Xander: “I only know you think you’re a Slayer, and I only know that ‘cause I was in the library today.”

Read more | 6 comments | by emersoneells Kristine’s first scene Kristine Sutherland revealed a blunder she made during filming of her first scene in Welcome to the Hellmouth:

“It was the very first scene of the very first episode, where I was dropping Buffy off at school. I had done TV

before but never really been involved in a series, so I was very nervous. Things went pretty well with the

dialogue, but when Sarah got out of the car, I put my foot on the gas and lurched backwards! Fortunately, I

didn’t hit anything but I had that flash of ‘Oh, my God, what if I plowed into the car behind me?” In my panic, I

was also sure that Charlie [Martin Smith, the director] was thinking, ‘What kind of incompetent do we have here?’

and I would be fired immediately. Of course, I wasn’t.”

| Source: Unknown magazine article, online version can be found here Marketing Buffy The WB was originally unsure about the show’s “schizophrenic” combination of horror, drama, and comedy, not

because they were opposed to it but because they were uncertain how to market it.

| Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth Plagues are fun The shooting script for Welcome to the Hellmouth had a slightly modified version of the history teacher’s lesson

on the Black Plague. The line in italics was not included in the episode:

“It’s estimated that about 25 million people died in that one four year span. But the fun part of the Black

Plague is that it originated in Europe how? As an early form of germ warfare. The plague was first found in Asia,

and a Kipchak army actually catapulted plague-infested corpses into a Genoese trading post. Ingenious. If you can

look at the map on page 63 you can trace the spread of the disease…”

Read more | 11 comments | by emersoneells Previous Slayers trailer The first time Welcome to the Hellmouth was shown in America, it was preceded by a short trailer that referred to

previous slayers such as Lucy Hanover (who now regularly pops up in the Buffy books and comics). This has never

been shown again in America and has never been seen overseas.

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess Principal Flutie’s extended welcome The shooting script for Welcome to the Hellmouth shows additional dialogue for Buffy and Principal Flutie’s

conversation in his office on her first day. These lines take place between where he actually looks at her

transcript and begins taping it together

Principal Flute: “At Sunnydale we nurture the whole student. The inner student… Other schools might look at the

incredible decline in grade point average — we look at the struggling young woman with the incredible decline in

grade point average. Other schools might look at the reports of gang fights–”

The dialogue then continues with Principal Flutie’s offer that Buffy can call him Bob as shown in the episode.

Read more | 5 comments | by emersoneells Reshoots The scene in Welcome to the Hellmouth in which Giles and Buffy are in the library arguing about Buffy’s

reluctance to assume her Slayer duties was actually shot eight months after the rest of the episode. In the

original version, Sarah had come across as far too angry and so the scene was completely reshot.

| Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Welcome to the Hellmouth


THE HARVEST[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Continuity[edit]

Angel’s cross Angel gave Buffy a cross necklace when he first met her in Welcome to the Hellmouth. She can be seen wearing the

necklace in The Harvest and Prophecy Girl.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Blow out Willow says to Buffy at the end of The Harvest, “Maybe you could blow something up. They’re really strict about

that.” Buffy blew up the school in Graduation Day (Part 2).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Quite different In The Harvest, Giles says that the next threat they face may be something quite different from vampires. This

foreshadows the events of the very next episode, in which the Scoobies are faced with a powerful witch.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The earth is doomed After listening to the Scoobies talking teenage nonsense in The Harvest, Giles says, “The Earth is doomed.” He

says almost the same thing in Chosen - “The Earth is definitely doomed.”

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess Watch your damn step In The Harvest, Angel is outside the Bronze when Buffy stops the Harvest from occuring. Angel says, “I’ll be

damned.” This is true as he is actually a damned soul. He then walks away and the door behind him reads, “Watch

Your Step.” This is possibly intended to warn the viewer of the dangers of getting involved with Angel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Xander’s first vampire kill Xander staked his first vampire in The Harvest - and the vampire just happened to be his best friend Jesse. It

was an accident, though, as Jesse was pushed onto an out-turned stake held by Xander. Ironically, he was taunting

Xander that he couldn’t kill him at the time.


Writing and acting[edit]

Brian Thompson Brian Thompson played Luke in Welcome to the Hellmouth and The Harvest and The Judge in Surprise and Innocence.


Production details[edit]

Additional scenes Various scenes were added in to The Harvest as the episode was too short. These include the scene where Willow

and Xander talk in the halls, the scene where the Master pokes out the vampire’s eye, the scene where Cordelia

talks about seniors in the Bronze and the scene where the vampires run out by Angel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Angelus | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for The Harvest Cymbalism Buffy used a cymbal as a Frisbee to behead a vampire in The Harvest. This scene was edited out when first shown

on the BBC.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Darla dead? Darla was originally supposed to be killed in the end of The Harvest when Willow threw holy water on her, but a

more intresting storyline for episode seven (Angel) was needed so they kept her in the show.

Read more | 1 comment | by Angelus Hellmouth and Harvest The Harvest was originally aired with Welcome to the Hellmouth as one episode. It was then later split into two

episodes. Some versions of The Harvest episode have a “previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer” re-cap of the

events of Welcome to the Hellmouth at the beginning, others do not.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Jesse in the credits Joss Whedon said that he has always wanted to put a character in the credits the episode where he/she died, and

had planned to do this in the opening credits in the first few episodes with Jesse (who was killed in The

Harvest) to show that the show had lots of surprises. He wasn’t able to make it because he didn’t have the money

at the time to make another set of credits.

Read more | 4 comments | by Angelus Screen shots Watch out for the scene in The Harvest where Luke kneels before The Master. Joss Whedon was sufficiently

embarrassed about the way it was shot (making it look as though Luke was giving the Master ‘pleasure’) to

apologise for it in his commentary for the season one DVD.

Music[edit]

Dashboard Prophets The band Dashboard Prophets can be heard (but not seen!) in the Bronze in The Harvest. We hear their tracks

“Ballad For Dead Friends” (as the vampires approach the Bronze) and “Wearing Me Down” (Cordelia says she loves

the song). Both songs are from their album Burning Out The Inside. We also hear “All I Want” (from the same album) in The Pack (near the beginning of the episode).


Cultural References[edit]

  • The Wild Bunch - Buffy says to her friends, “Don’t go wild bunch on me” before they enter the Bronze.The 1969 film The Wild Bunch by Sam Peckinpah is one of Whedon’s favourite films. It is mentioned twice in Buffy. In The Harvest, Buffy says to her friends, “Don’t go wild bunch on me” before they enter the Bronze.



In [[Bargaining, Part Two (Buffy episode)

|Bargaining II]], Xander called the demons who raided Sunnydale the “wild bunch”.

Lyle and Techtor Gorch, who appeared in Bad Eggs, are named after characters from

The Wild Bunch. In that movie, the Gorches were brothers in William Holden’s gang, played by Warren Oates and Ben

Johnson. Pike from the Buffy movie was named after William Holden’s character in The Wild Bunch and Angel was

another character from the film.


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THE WITCH[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Continuity[edit]

Alexander Harris We discover in The Witch that Xander’s full name is Alexander Harris, when the Scoobies realised he had checked

out witchcraft books from the library.

Cordy’s car Before her father was arrested for tax evasion, Cordelia drove a red Chrysler Sebring convertible, and her

license plate was “QUEENC”. Cordelia passed her driving test sometime between The Witch (when we discovered she

hadn’t yet passed her test) and Prophecy Girl (when we saw her driving.)

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Gallery Buffy’s mother, Joyce, owns an art gallery. This is discovered in The Witch.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Giles and Magic Giles casts a spell against Catherine Madison in The Witch. He says this is his first but we discover in The Dark

Age that he has a history using magic. It’s the first time we see him using witchcraft.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Giles’s first car Giles’s first car seen on the show was an ancient silver Citroen, first seen in The Witch. The licence plate was

2GPU947. During the filming of Phases, the car refused to start so some members of the Buffy crew had to push the

car from behind. They can be seen through the rear window in one scene. It finally died a nasty death when Spike

crashed it in A New Man.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Jewellery Xander likes to give girls he likes jewellery. In Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, he gave Cordelia a

necklace; in The Witch, he gave Buffy a bracelet saying ‘Yours Always’, and he bought Anya an engagement ring in

The Gift.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Moving eyes Catherine Madison was trapped inside a cheerleading statue at Sunnydale High at the end of The Witch. In Phases,

Oz noticed the cheerleading statue’s moving eyes and thought it was cool. This was an in-joke to fans, as well as

to prepare us for the return of Amy Madison in the next episode, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Nice outfit Dawn wears Buffy’s cheerleading outfit to the tryouts in Him. The outfit was last seen in The Witch and dies it’s

death in Him when Dawn rips it up in fury.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Prophetic cheerleaders? In the third episode of season one, The Witch, Amy tells Buffy that the cheerleader Amber trained with Benson:

Cordelia: “Just look at that Amber. Who does she think she is, a Laker Girl?” Willow: “I heard she turned them down…” Amy: “She trained with Benson. He’s one of the best coaches money can buy.”

Four years later, Amber Benson joined the cast playing Tara.

Read more | 2 comments | by Crypto Railroad spike Xander said to Willow in The Witch, “That is the point, you don’t have to drive it through my head like a

railroad spike.” The character of Spike (introduced in season two’s School Hard) was said to have got his name by

murdering people using railroad spikes. In a flashback to William’s last day as a human, seen in Fool For Love,

one of the guests at a party says, “I’d rather have a railroad spike through my head than listen to this stuff.”

Perhaps this is how Spike got inspired?

Read more | 3 comments | by Mel Razorbacks Sunnydale High’s sports teams were called the Razorbacks (discovered in The Witch). They got a short lived piglet

mascot called Herbert in The Pack, but it was eaten by the hyena-people.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Slayerettes In The Witch, Willow called herself, Xander and Giles the ‘Slayerettes’. This term wasn’t used again until the

episode The I in Team.


Writing and acting[edit]

Cheerleader Charisma Carpenter was a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers in 1991, so she had loads of practice for her

cheerleading character, Cordelia.

Production details[edit]

Behind the Scenes Trivia


Read more | Add a comment | by Jess First box-sets The Witch and Never Kill a Boy on the First Date were released together on 15th September 1998 as the first Buffy

the Vampire Slayer home video box-sets.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Nerfherder The non-U.S. credits for The Witch named Nerf Herder as Nerfherder.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Simply Witch The episode The Witch is also known simply as ‘Witch’.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Which year? Check out the notice board in the first scene of The Witch. It reads “1996 Cheerleading Tryouts,” despite the

episode being screened in 1997 in America. This is because Buffy was held back and used as a mid-season

replacement show rather than starting as intended in the autumn of 1996. So no - I’m not including this piece of

trivia as a goof!

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Witchy lines cut The following different lines were deleted from the episode The Witch:

Xander: “Hey, we’ve fought vampires. Anything else’ll be a walk in the park.”

Giles: “If I had the power of the black mass, I’d set my sights a little higher than making the pep squad.”

Xander: “Wow, you’ve got a killer streak I’ve never seen before. Hope I never cross you.” Willow: “I do, too. Then I’d have to carve you up into little pieces.”

Giles: “Yes, the ducking stool! We throw her in the pond. If she floats, she’s a witch; if she drowns, she’s

innocent … some of my texts are a bit outdated.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder

MUSIC[edit]

2 Unlimited “Twilight Zone” by 2 Unlimited plays during the cheerleading tryouts in The Witch. The song comes from the album

Get Ready For This.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Humbucker “Count The Time” by Humbucker, from the album My Snake, plays whilst Buffy and Joyce are talking at the end of

The Witch.


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Catherine the Great In The Witch, Amy said her mother’s nickname was ‘Catherine the Great’. This is a reference to the real Catherine

the Great, who was Empress of Russia from 1762-1796.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Fantastic Four The Marvel comic Fantastic Four is referenced a few times in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In The Witch, Xander says

about Amber’s burning hands, “Like the Human Torch, only it hurts.” This is a reference to Johnny Storm, the

Human Torch, a character in the Fantastic Four. In Lessons, Willow’s Wicca teacher is named Miss Harkness. There

was a witch named Miss Harkness in the Fantastic Four. In Bring on the Night, Andrew mentions the supervillain

Dr. Doom from the comic.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Farrah Fawcett In The Witch, Buffy says, “Mom, I’ve accepted that you’ve had sex. I am not ready to know that you had Farrah

hair.” She’s referring to the star of the TV show Charlie’s Angels, Farrah Fawcett, whose flicked out hair became

popular in the 1970s. In All the Way, Anya dressed as Farrah in Charlie’s Angels for Halloween, but was confused

as she thought her name was Charlie (”I’m an Angel. We look sexy rollerskating and have cool hair. My name is

Charlie”).

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Gidget Gidget was a 1960s American sitcom starring Sally Fields. It is referenced a couple of times in Buffy: In the

Witch, Joyce tells Buffy she had “Gidget hair” and in Life Serial, Tony calls Buffy “Gidget”. Gidget was always

getting into trouble and often wore her hair in pigtails.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Laker Girls The Laker Girls are referenced in The Witch and in Him. Elizabeth Anne Allen revealed that the actresses who

played the cheerleaders in the episode The Witch, were trained by The Laker Girls:

“Actually we learned with the Laker Girls and the LA clipper girls. They were great. They were checking our moves

and they have real dance backgrounds, so they were throwing in stuff. We were like, “What, what?” Still, it

helped that I could be pretty bad.”

In Him, cheerleader Cheryl says, “Or we could all use chairs. Like the Laker Girls.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: BBC Buffy Mommie Dearest Buffy says in The Witch, “So mommie dearest is really… Mommie Dearest.” In Inca Mummy Girl, Buffy says, “Ok, I’ll

still get Xander before he gets smoochy with Mummy Dearest.” Mommie Dearest was an autobiography by Christina

Crawford about her abusive mother, the movie actress Joan Crawford. It was made into a movie in 1981, starring

Faye Dunaway.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Nazis Nazis have been referenced a few times in Buffy:

In The Witch, Buffy says Amy’s mother is, “Nazi-like”. In I Robot, You Jane, a student’s essay has been changed by Moloch the Corrupter, “This isn’t my report! Nazi

Germany was a model of a well ordered society’? I didn’t write that! Who’s been in my files?” In Nightmares, Xander says, “I’m sorry, I’m unruffled by spiders. Now, if a bunch of Nazis crawled all over my

face…” In Becoming (Part 1), Cordelia says of Principal Snyder, “How about because you’re a tiny impotent Nazi with a

bug up his butt the size of an emu?” In Gingerbread, Xander says, “Aw, man it’s Nazi Germany and I’ve got Playboys in my locker!” In The Freshman, Buffy mentions the Nuremberg rallies, where the Nazi’s held their anti-Semitic rallies from the

early 1920s to 1938. In the episode The Initiative, Spike is in his containment cell talking to another vampire about who could have

captured him, Spike says, “And they are? The government? Nazis? A major cosmetics company?” In the Angel episode

‘Why We Fight’, we see in a flashback that Spike was captured by Nazis in 1943, who were experimenting on

vampires as a means of controlling them for their war effort. Read more | Add a comment | by Nuke67 | Source: Thanks also to Jarvista Sabrina, the Teenage Witch In The Witch, Buffy said, “That’s our Sabrina”, and in Two To Go, Andrew said, “Do we sit around waiting for

Sabrina to disembowel us?” They are both referring to Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which has been a comic, cartoon

and TV show, about a teenage girl who’s, yes you guessed it, a witch.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Sonnets from the Portuguese In The Witch, Amy said about cheerleading tryouts, “How do I hate this? Let me count the ways.” This is a

misquote from a love poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning titled Sonnets from the Portuguese. The real quote is,

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” In Helpless, Angel bought Buffy an edition of Sonnets From the Portuguese for her eighteenth birthday.

Read more | 11 comments | by Jess Village People Xander’s construction work clothes in Pangs are described as “not at all Village People” by Buffy. The Village

People are a camp band who dressed in various costumes, including a construction worker. They formed in the

1970s, and famously sang ‘Y.M.C.A.’ and ‘Macho Man’, which Buffy sang while under Catherine’s spell in The Witch.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess

Quotes and trivia[edit]

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Blayne Mall Blayne Mall was a vain student in Buffy’s Science class who boasted to his friends of his many (invented)

conquests with women. A giant Preying Mantis posing as a teacher, Natalie French, realised he was a virgin, and

abducted him to use him as a mating partner in Teacher’s Pet. He was saved by Buffy and never seen again.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Dr. Gregory Dr. Gregory was a grey-haired Science teacher at Sunnydale High School. He was the first teacher to show

confidence in Buffy (and not think she’s a felon). He was killed by Natalie French, the giant preying mantis in

Teacher’s Pet, and his headless corpse was discovered by Cordelia in the school’s canteen. Dr. Gregory also

appeared in the episode The Witch.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The real Natalie French Natalie French was the name used by the She-Mantis in Teacher’s Pet. The real Natalie French was actually an

elderly lady (born in 1907) who was a teacher, but retired in 1972. She lived at 837 Wheatherley Drive in

Sunnydale.


Continuity[edit]

Alcohol Drinking alcohol in Buffy the Vampire Slayer has always been frowned upon, though the rules were relaxed slightly

as the Scoobies got older. The general rule is: if you have a drink, something bad is going to happen to you.

Here are some examples of this rule: In Teacher’s Pet, Xander is the first of the Scoobies to drink alcohol. He has a sip of Martini given to him by

Natalie French who is really a giant preying mantis in disguise. The drink has been drugged and he passes out.

When Xander awakes he only narrowly escapes mating with and being killed by the mantis.

Angel’s jacket The first true hint of a chemistry between Buffy and Angel developed as he gave her his leather jacket in

Teacher’s Pet - much to Xander’s annoyance. Buffy wore the jacket in several subsequent episodes (such as The

Pack), even as late as the third season (Beauty and the Beasts).

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Cordy’s diet Cordelia asserted in Teacher’s Pet that she eats her own special lunch but in I Only Have Eyes For You, she is

seen eating spaghetti from the school cafeteria. Maybe finding the headless body of Dr. Gregory put her off her

special food?

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Demon magnet Xander’s relationship with the praying mantis in Teacher’s Pet is joked about in several later episodes, such as

I Robot, You Jane, Inca Mummy Girl, Anne (in which Cordelia says of Xander, “He’s always been attracted to

monsters” and later mentions Ampata from Inca Mummy Girl, calling her “some hot little Inca mummy girl”), What’s

My Line? (Part 2) and Something Blue, when Willow says, “Let’s look at your bio: Insect Lady, Mummy Girl, Anya…

you’re a demon magnet.” In First Date, Xander says, “Another demon woman was attracted to me” after his date

Lyssa turned out to be evil.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Lavelle Xander revealed to Natalie French in Teacher’s Pet that his middle name is Lavelle.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Razorbacks Sunnydale High’s sports teams were called the Razorbacks (discovered in The Witch). They got a short lived piglet

mascot called Herbert in The Pack, but it was eaten by the hyena-people.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Rosenberg Willow’s surname is Rosenberg, discovered in Teacher’s Pet.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Weatherley Drive The ‘real’ Natalie French in the episode Teacher’s Pet lived at the address was 837 Weatherley Drive.


Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Bright or dark? In Teacher’s Pet there is a conversation between Buffy and Giles about the weather:

Giles (looking at the sky): God, every day here is the same.

Buffy: Bright, sunny, beautiful. How can we escape this torment?

In the original script there was an alternate line in case it was raining, foggy or dark:

Giles: Reminds me of home.

Buffy: Dark, dank, dreary. You must be so happy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Mel First UK publicity Buffy the Vampire Slayer got it’s first UK publicity article for Teacher’s Pet. The Radio Times’ satellite

section described Buffy as “a sort of Beverley Hills 90210 meets The X-Files…”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Really bad person From the original script of Teacher’s Pet, these lines was cut for length:

Buffy: “Dr. Gregory didn’t chew me out or anything. He was really cool. But Flutie showed him my permanent

record. Apparently, I fall somewhere between Charles Manson and a really bad person.” Willow: “And you can’t tell Dr. Gregory what really happened at you old school?” Buffy: “I was fighting vampires? I’m thinking he might not believe me.” Willow: “Yeah, he probably gets that excuse all the time.” Cordelia (just arriving): “Here lies a problem. What used to be my table occupied by pitiful losers. Of course,

we’ll have to burn it.” Buffy: “Sad, you have so many memories here. You and Lawrence, you and Mark, you and John. You spent the better

part of your ‘J’ through ‘M’ here.”

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide, Volume 1 by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder


MUSIC

Superfine The band Superfine sang in the Bronze in Teacher’s Pet. The singer, Rob Grad, wasn’t very impressed with Xander

when he approaches the stage. The band performed “Already Met You” (which appears on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer

soundtrack) and “Stoner Love” from their album Stoner Love.


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fire. Godzilla has starred in 22 movies produced from 1954 to the present. Godzilla has been referenced in Buffy

a few times. In Teacher’s Pet, Xander says, “We’re on Monster Island”, meaning the island where Godzilla lives.

Xander says in Reptile Boy, “Godzilla’s attacking downtown Tokyo! Aargh, Aargh!” In Crush, Harmony calls Drusilla

“Droodzilla”, which is probably a reference to Godzilla. In Dirty Girls, Amanda says, “Matthew Broderick can kill Godzilla. How tough is he?” This is a reference to the

1997 movie Godzilla, starring Matthew Broderick which disappointed many fans (like Xander and Andrew).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Exorcist The 1973 movie The Exorcist starred Linda Blair as a child named Regan who becomes possessed by a demon. The film

was banned in the UK for more than fifteen years. It is referenced a few times in Buffy. In Teacher’s Pet, Buffy

says that Miss French’s head did a “full-on Exorcist twist”, referring to a famous scene in the movie. In I Only Have Eyes For You, When Willow suggests an exorcism, Cordelia replies “Are you crazy? I saw that movie:

even the priests died!” In Lover’s Walk, Buffy says of her mother, “her head spun round and exploded” (to which

Giles replies, “I’ve been on the Hellmouth too long. That was metaphorical, yes?”). In Living Conditions, Xander says, “Are you saying that Buffy’s been doing a Linda Blair on us because Kathy’s

been sucking her soul?” At the beginning of her possession in The Exorcist, Regan showed dramatic changes in her

behaviour, just as Buffy did in Living Conditions. Buffy name-checks The Excorcist in Bring on the Night.


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Episode characters[edit]

Andrew Borba Andrew Borba was a religious nut who was turned into a vampire. He attacked Buffy and Owen in Sunnydale’s morgue.

Buffy mistakenly thought he was the Anointed One and killed him by throwing him into an incinerator in Never Kill

a Boy on the First Date.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Anointed One The Anointed One was a small boy named Colin who became a member of the Master’s Order of Aurelius. Buffy

believed she had killed The Anointed One in Never Kill a Boy on the First Date but she got the wrong vampire. The

Anointed One led Buffy to the Master in Prophecy Girl, and took over as leader when the Master was killed. Spike

killed him by putting him in a cage and hoisting him up into sunlight in School Hard. The Anointed was the first

vampire to be killed by sunlight in the show.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Owen Thurman Owen was a shy and good-looking boy in Buffy’s class. Cordelia chased him but he asked Buffy on a date. Buffy was

forced to leave the date early to go on a Slayer-related mission but Owen followed her. They were attacked by a

vampire. Owen discovered he loved being in danger and Buffy broke up with him when she realised she didn’t want

to have to protect him in Never Kill a Boy on the First Date.


Continuity[edit]

Slayer Handbook The rule book for Slayers, which also suggest study material. Giles decided not to bother with one for Buffy as

soon as he met her (which explains why he told Buffy he had no “rule book” for her in Never Kill a Boy on the

First Date), as he realised it would be useless in her case. He told this to Buffy in What’s My Line? (Part 2). In This Year’s Girl, Buffy said to Giles, “Why? Because ray guns aren’t in the Slayer handbook?”


Sunnydale Press Sunnydale’s local newspaper was called the Sunnydale Press. It can be seen in the episodes Never Kill a Boy on

the First Date, Reptile Boy, Becoming (Part 1), Bad Girls, Consequences, Graduation Day (Part 1), Hush and Once

More, With Feeling.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Watcher boy Giles revealed in Never Kill A Boy On the First Date that he was ten when his father told him that he was

destined to be a Watcher. Giles wanted to be a fighter pilot, or a greengrocer. At least two of Giles’ relations

had been Watchers: his father and grandmother.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Beautiful Midnight Wrong guy In Prophecy Girl, Giles finally realises that the vampire Buffy killed in Never Kill a Boy on the First Date

wasn’t the Anointed One. Oops.


Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Reused shot At the very beginning of When She Was Bad, we see a courtyard shot of students. It is reused footage from season

one’s Never Kill a Boy on the First Date. The guy walking away in the lilac shirt is Owen from that episode.

MUSIC

Velvet Chain The band Velvet Chain appeared on stage in the Bronze in the episode Never Kill a Boy on the First Date,

performing the tracks ‘Strong’ and ‘Treason’. The band’s singer, Erika Amato, became a huge fan of the show and

used to write to fans on the official Buffy website’s posting board. Velvet Chain wrote their own theme song to

the show, called ‘Buffy’. They then released The Buffy E.P. (1999, Freak Records - Velvet Chain’s own label). The

album became so popular that it was distributed nationally in America, as the original album had only previously

been available on Velvet Chain’s website. While writing the lyrics to the song ‘Buffy’ Jeff Stacy (the band’s

composer) logged on to the Buffy Posting Board and asked fans for their ideas about what a Buffy song should say.

He received over 100 e-mails from Buffy fans within three days. Seth Green (Oz) contributed guitar tracks on the

song ‘Buffy’ on The Buffy E.P. and appears in the album credits. Seth has also performed with the band on stage.

Nicholas Brendon (Xander) appeared in a photograph on inside sleeve of the E.P., with his twin brother Kelly. Velvet Chain also performed at the show’s production wrap party in 1998, held at the El Rey Theater in Los

Angeles. They have also performed at the Buffy Posting Board Parties held in 1999 and 2000. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Soundtrack (1999) includes the Velvet Chain song ‘Strong’. In Phases, we see that Buffy’s locker has a Velvet Chain sticker on it.


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Moses could earn.

Read more | 1 comment | by apocplypse Emily Dickinson In Never Kill a Boy on the First Date, Owen Thurman revealed to Buffy that he is a fan of the American poet Emily

Dickinson (1830-1886).

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Soylent Green When Buffy and Cordelia collide and spill the contents Buffy’s tray in Never Kill a Boy on the First Date, Owen

says, “at least you won’t have to eat your Soylent Green…” This is a reference to the Charlton Heston movie,

Soylent Green, in which Soylent Green is actually human remains processed into food. The movie is also referenced in the episode Doublemeat Palace, when Buffy runs into the customer area of the

restaurant yelling, “It’s people!” Heston’s character tries the same thing in Soylent Green.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Laurin Superman Comicbook hero Superman has been epitomised in many comics (by DC Comics), movies (starring the late Christopher

Reeve), TV shows (eg. Lois and Clarke, Smallville), cartoons (eg. The Adventures of Superman) and even a musical.

He and the world he lives in have been referenced many times in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In Never Kill a Boy on the First Date, Buffy says, “even Clark Kent has a job”, alluding to Superman’s alter-ego. In Reptile Boy, Xander’s chances of ever belonging to a fraternity of rich and powerful men are rubbished by

Cordy as likely only “in the Bizarro world.” The Bizarro world is a weird, back-to-front version of the real

world in Superman. In the episode Ted, Cordelia says of Buffy, “But she’s like this Superman.” In Helpless, Oz and Xander discuss which colour Kryptonite hurts Superman. Writer David Fury said in his DVD

commentary for the episode that he wasn’t sure which Kryptonite was which so wrote this scene as such. In The Zeppo, there are two references to Superman: Xander’s line, “But, gee, Mr White, if Clark and Lois get all

the good stories I’ll never be a good reporter”, which he acknowledges as a “Jimmy Olsen joke”. He also name-

checks the Daily Planet’s editor Perry White, Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent, and his colleague Lois Lane.

Cordelia’s jibe “You must feel like Jimmy Olsen” is another reference to the Daily Planet’s youngest

photographer. In Doomed, Forrest says to Riley, “Granted they’re a little rarer than the one’s you grew up with on that little

farm in Smallville.” Smallville, Kansas, was the small town where Clark Kent (Superman) grew up. In Superstar, Xander mentions Kryptonite again and in Real Me, Xander says, “She can turn this place into the

fortress of solitude again”. Superman built the Fortress of Solitude in the North Pole as a place where he could

relax and keep his souvenirs. In Gone, Andrew mentions Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor. Buffy also mentions Bizarro World again. In Two To Go,

Andrew says, “Lex Luthor had a false epidermis escape kit in Superman Versus the Amazing Spider-Man Treasury

edition”. In Bring on the Night, Andrew says, “An evil name should be something like Lex” He’s referring to

Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess The Untouchables Buffy says, “Here endeth the lesson” when she has kills the Turok-Han in Showtime. This has been said before in

the series: by the Master in season one’s Never Kill a Boy on the First Date and Spike in Fool For Love. The line

is taken from the movie The Untouchables - Sean Connery’s character says this to Kevin Costner’s Elliot Ness

while lecturing him on how to bring down Al Capone.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Laurin Marden and Tessa Tweety Pie Xander has a Tweety Pie wristwatch, seen in Never Kill a Boy on the First Date.


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Continuity[edit]

Angel’s jacket The first true hint of a chemistry between Buffy and Angel developed as he gave her his leather jacket in

Teacher’s Pet - much to Xander’s annoyance. Buffy wore the jacket in several subsequent episodes (such as The

Pack), even as late as the third season (Beauty and the Beasts).

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Animal instincts Xander discovered he had a better sense of smell after being a hyena in The Pack, when he tried to sniff out a

werewolf in Phases.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Foreshadowy goodness Willow watched over Xander while he was in the library cage as a hyena in The Pack. This was a practice run as

she did the same sort of thing on the nights that Oz turns into a werewolf.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Kristina Little piggy Buffy seems to have a thing with pigs, as her stuffed toy Mr. Gordo (first seen in What’s My Line? (Part 1)) is a

pig, and she manages to capture the school’s mascot - a piglet - in The Pack. Mr. Gordo was stolen by the vampire

Sunday in The Freshman, but was eventually returned to Buffy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Nobody messes with… In Bargaining (Part 2), Tara says of Willow, “Nobody messes with my girl”. This could be a reference to season

two’s What’s My Line? (Part 2), in which Buffy says of Angel, “Spike is going down. You can attack me, you can

send assassins after me, that’s fine. But nobody messes with my boyfriend.” Additionally, Xander says, “Hey!

Nobody messes with my Willow” in The Pack.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to chosen_5x5 Razorbacks Sunnydale High’s sports teams were called the Razorbacks (discovered in The Witch). They got a short lived piglet

mascot called Herbert in The Pack, but it was eaten by the hyena-people.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Remember when… In Phases, Xander brings up the time he spent possessed by a hyena in The Pack, but when the girls remind him

that he said he didn’t remember anything about his possession, he shuts up pretty quickly.


Episode characters[edit]

Andersons The Andersons were a couple who, along with their son Joe, were attacked by the hyena-people in their car in The

Pack. Buffy saved them.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Herbert In The Pack, Principal Flutie brought a piglet named Herbert to be the mascot of the school football team, the

Razorbacks. Herbert was eaten alive by students who were possessed by the spirits of hyenas, including Xander.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Kyle Kyle was the leader of the gang of students who became possessed by the spirit of hyenas in The Pack. They ate

Principal Flutie and Herbert the school mascot.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Lance Lance was a student who was bullied by Tor and his gang before and after they became possessed by hyenas in The

Pack.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Principal Bob Flutie Bob Flutie was the Principal of Sunnydale High who allowed Buffy to join the school despite her “colourful”

record. He was tragically eaten alive by a group of students who had been possessed by the spirit of hyenas.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Rhonda Rhonda was the dark haired student who became possessed by the spirit of hyenas in The Pack. The group ate

Principal Flutie and Herbert, the school mascot.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Tor Tor was one of the students who became possessed by the spirit of hyenas in The Pack. The group ate Principal

Flutie and Herbert the piglet, the school mascot.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Zookeeper - Dr. Wierick Dr. Wierick was the zookeeper at Sunnydale Zoo. He pretended to help Giles in The Pack after some students become

possessed by hyenas at the zoo. Instead he planned to gain the power from the students and use it for himself.

His plan backfired when he fell into the hyena cage and was killed.


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quote from Madonna’s song ‘Like a Virgin’.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Wizard of Oz The movie The Wizard of Oz, made in 1939, in mentioned several times in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy refers to the hyena-possessed bullies in The Pack as the “winged monkeys”. The phrase comes from the scene

in The Wizard of Oz in which the Wicked Witch of the West sends her loyal winged monkeys to collect Dorothy and

the ruby slippers. In Flooded, Andrew says he trained flying demon monkeys to disrupt the school play. In Nightmares, Billy Palmer awakens from his coma and, seeing the Scoobies around his bed, says, “I had the

strangest dream. And you were in it, and you”. This is a reference to when Dorothy wakes in her bed and sees her

friends around her. In What’s My Line? (Part 2), Xander says, “Welcome my little pretties”. In The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of

the West called Dorothy her “pretty”. In The Yoko Factor, Willow says, “If ever a whiz there was.” This is a line from the song in the film ‘Follow the

Yellow Brick Road’ / ‘We’re Off To See the Wizard’. The episode No Place Like Home takes it’s name from Dorothy clicking her heels together and repeating the phrase,

“There’s no place like home” in order to get back to her Kansas home. In Grave, Willow says, “Fly my pretty…fly!” when she sends her ball of fire to find Andrew and Jonathan. This is

what the wicked witch says to her flying monkeys when she sends them off. In Empty Places, Rona says, “Ding,

dong, the witch is dead.” This is from a song in The Wizard of Oz.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess The X Files The X Files was an influential TV show (1993-2002) following two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who

investigate the unexplained. It has been mentioned in the Buffyverse on several occasions. In The Pack, Buffy accuses Giles of trying to “Scully” her (Scully was sceptical about Mulder’s supernatural

beliefs). In Living Conditions, Buffy says about Kathy, “You’re right. Ooh! She’s even affecting my work, now. She’s the

Titanic. She’s a crawling black cancer… She’s… other really bad things.” The “crawling black cancer” line is

likely a reference to The X-Files. In the show, it’s an alien liquid organism which looks like oil. When someone

is first infected by the black substance, it crawls up the body like bugs under the skin. In Life Serial, the trio of nerds test Buffy using different methods, one of which being a time loop. Warren

mentions a similar plot in an X Files episode “where the bank kept exploding”. The episode was called ‘Monday’

and was during season six of the show. In Gone, Buffy says, “Xander and Anya are working on it. Mulder-ing out what happened.”

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Courtenay Yanni In The Pack, Buffy says of hyena-possessed Xander, “it’s safe to say that in his animal state his idea of wooing

doesn’t involve a Yanni CD and a bottle of Chianti.” She’s referring to the Greek keyboard player and composer

Yanni, whose speciality is new age music.


Production details[edit]

Jungle welcome The following line of Xander’s was cut from the episode The Pack: “Welcome to the jungle”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide, Volume 1 by Christopher Golden and Nancy

Holder No pants Nicky Sarah Michelle Gellar told Jay Leno an on-set story when she appeared on his chat show. She was going to pull

down Nicholas Brendan’s pants one day, as he was acting dumbly. At the last moment, she chickened out, so Alyson

Hannigan said she’d do it instead. She got a little “overzealous” as Sarah put it and pulled down his underwear

as well. From the way Sarah described, it seems this incident happened during the filming of the dodgeball scene in The

Pack in front of lots of extras.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Tiffany Zoo The Scoobies go on a school trip to the zoo in The Pack. All the zoo scenes in that episode were filmed at the

Santa Ana Zoo in California. All the signs are in the same font as that in Jurassic Park. The zoo is seen again

in Shadow, when Glory raises Sobek in the reptile house.

MUSIC

Sprung Monkey The first ever band to play at the Bronze was Sprung Monkey in Welcome to the Hellmouth. They play “Things Are

Changing” from their album Swirl as Buffy leaves the Bronze looking for Willow, and “Believe”, from the same

album, as Buffy enters the Bronze for the first time. They also play “Swirl” in the Bronze. We hear their song

“Saturated” (from the album Swirl) as Buffy is choosing an outfit. Their song “Right My Wrong” (again from Swirl) can be heard in The Harvest as Buffy attempts to leave the school,

and “Reluctant Man” (Swirl) can be heard in The Pack when the bullies enter The Bronze.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

ANGEL[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Continuity[edit]

  • Darla asks Angel if he thinks that Buffy will ever be able to kiss his 'real face'. She later does in [[What's

My Line, Part One (Buffy episode)|What's My Line, Part One]]

Angel’s restoration In the episode Angel, it appeared to be established that the restoration of Angel’s soul took place sixty years

ago, or sometime in the 1920s. However, in Becoming (Part 1) it’s revealed to have taken place in 1898.

Crossbow girl Buffy used a crossbow for the first time in the episode Angel, when she went to hunt Angel after dicovering he

was a vampire.


Writing and acting[edit]

Breath off In an (undefined) interview about the episode Angel, Joss Whedon said that Sarah and David had what he called a

“breath off”, where they both ate as many horrible things as possible before the kissing scene.


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Cultural References[edit]

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Gatorade Gatorade is an American sports drink, referenced on Buffy three times: In Angel, Xander says, “Duh! I mean,

guys’ll do anything to impress a girl. I once drank an entire gallon of gatorade without taking a breath.” In The

Zeppo, Buffy says, “‘Sisterhood of Jhe. Race of female demons, fierce warriors…’ Eww. ‘…celebrate victory in

battle by eating their foes.’ They couldn’t just pour Gatorade on each other?” In Smashed, Buffy says to Amy, “Oh

- Gatorade has a new flavour. Blue.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Just say no In Angel, Darla says, “Come on, Angel. Just say yes.” She’s paraphrasing the famous anti-drug message from the

1980s: “Just Say No”. It was first coined by Nancy Reagan, though British viewers may remember the kids from

Grange Hill singing their version of the message.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Robin Hood In Angel, Buffy says about Giles’s training quarterstaff, “I’m not gonna be fighting Friar Tuck.” Friar Tuck is

the well-known ‘holy’ man in the legend of Robin Hood.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Spider-Man Spider-Man is a popular Marvel comic starring Peter Parker, who leads a double life as superhero Spider-Man. Made

into two successful movies starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. There are many similarities between Peter

and Buffy, as she too is trying to lead a normal life, and (occasionally) make a living, whilst saving the world. Spider-Man has been mentioned in numerous episodes, including the episodes Angel (The Master: “With power comes

responsibility”, which is the motto of the Spider-Man comics and movie), I Robot, You Jane (Buffy: “My spider-

sense is tingling”), A New Man (Riley to Buffy: “You’re strong. Like Spider-Man strong”), No Place Like Home (Ben

suggests Buffy’s strength comes from a “Radioactive spider bite”), Flooded (Anya and Dawn argue over if Spider-

Man charges for helping people - Xander reminds them that “Action is his reward”), Two To Go (Andrew: “Lex Luthor

had a false epidermis escape kit in Superman Versus the Amazing Spider-Man Treasury edition”), Selfless (Xander:

“This isn’t springy high-flying fun!”) and Bring on the Night (Andrew: “My spider-sense is tingling”). Additionally, Buffy stuntman Erik Betts was director Sam Raimi’s choice for doubling actor Tobey Maquire for the

movie Spider-Man, but was told by the costume designer that his shoulders were too large. Nicholas Brendon

auditioned for the role of Spider-Man in the movie.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Kain The Bible The Bible is referenced a few times in the Buffyverse. In the episode Angel, the Master says, “out of the mouths

of babes”, which is from Psalms 8:2. Absalom, the religious vampire in When She Was Bad, was named after a

character in the Bible. Absalom was the third son of King David. He turned against his father and challenged him

for the kingdom of Israel. The story is told in the second book of Samuel (2 Samuel 13:20 - 19:10). The title of the episode Faith, Hope and Trick is from the Bible verse 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three

remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Love has been replaced by Trick. In Hush, as Buffy and Willow are first walking through town after their voices have been stolen, they walk past a

group of Christians reading from the bible. The verse they’re reading is Revelations 15:1: “Then I saw another

portent in heaven, great and wonderful: seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for in them the

wrath of God is ended.” In Never Leave Me, Quentin Travers quotes Proverbs 24:6: “Proverbs 24:6. O, by wise council, you shall make your

war”. In Dirty Girls, Caleb says to Faith, “Well you’re the other one. The Cain to her Abel. No offence to Cain, of

course.” In the Bible, Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. Cain murdered Abel out of jealousy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks also to Mel Todd Oldham In the episode Angel, Cordelia spots another student wearing the same dress as her. She says, “Where did you get

that dress? This is a one-of-a-kind Todd Oldham. Do you know how much this dress cost? Is this a knockoff?” Todd

Oldham is a couture fashion designer, and is also involved in film, photography, furniture design and graphic

art. He was a commentator on MTV’s House of Style, and he redesigned teenagers’ homes in MTV’s Crib Crashers.

Todd designed Sarah Michelle Gellar’s costumes in her 1999 movie Simply Irresistible.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Dave Dave was a quiet student at Sunnydale High, and member of the computer club. He became a reluctant agent of demon

Moloch the Corrupter and warned Buffy not to interfere with Willow’s new relationship with the demon. Moloch

asked Dave to kill Buffy but he refused, so Fritz killed him, pretending it is suicide (I Robot, You Jane).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Fritz Fritz was an intense computer nerd, even before he became corrupted by the demon Moloch. He helped his new

Master, by killing Dave, electrocuting Buffy and kidnapping Willow. Fritz was eventually killed by Moloch himself

inI Robot, You Jane.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Thelonius Thelonius was the leader of the group of monks who banished Moloch the Corrupter into a book in Cortona, Italy,

1418 (I Robot, You Jane). The character of Thelonious is named after the famous jazz artist Thelonius Monk.


Continuity[edit]

CRD CRD (Cadillax Research and Development) was a computer research lab that used to be the third largest employer in

Sunnydale. It was shut down and Moloch the Corrupter then used it as a base from which to build himself a new

body in I Robot, You Jane. Xander’s uncle worked there as a janitor.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Demon magnet Xander’s relationship with the praying mantis in Teacher’s Pet is joked about in several later episodes, such as

I Robot, You Jane, Inca Mummy Girl, Anne (in which Cordelia says of Xander, “He’s always been attracted to

monsters” and later mentions Ampata from Inca Mummy Girl, calling her “some hot little Inca mummy girl”), What’s

My Line? (Part 2) and Something Blue, when Willow says, “Let’s look at your bio: Insect Lady, Mummy Girl, Anya…

you’re a demon magnet.” In First Date, Xander says, “Another demon woman was attracted to me” after his date

Lyssa turned out to be evil.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Special Projects In the episode Passion, when Giles questions why Jenny is in the computer lab so late, she replies that she is

“working on a special project.” In the episode I Robot, You Jane, Fritz says to Jenny that he is working on a

“special project” on the computer. Ironically, when Jenny asks if she will like Fritz’s ’special project’, he

replies that she’ll die.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Willow’s crush In I Robot, You Jane, we see that Willow has a picture of herself and Giles pinned to the inside of her locker.

It can also be seen in the episode Nightmares. Willow confirms that she used to have a crush on Giles in Where

the Wild Things Are, after she sees him singing.



Writing and acting[edit]

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Nicki The character of Jenny Calendar was originally to be called Nicki but was changed to Jenny to avoid confusion on

set as Nicholas Brendon is generally called Nicky by his co-stars.

Production details[edit]

D.J. Joss Giles listens to the radio in I Robot, You Jane. The announcer’s voice on the radio was that of Joss Whedon.




Cultural References[edit]

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2001: A Space Odyssey I Robot, You Jane has a couple of similarities to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The voice of the demon Moloch,

when he’s still trapped in the computer, is similar to the voice of the murderous computer Hal in the movie.

Additionally, the main student with whom Moloch communicates is called Dave, which is the name of the astronaut

Hal talks to in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Liz I Robot and You Jane The title of the episode I Robot, You Jane comes from both a line from the Tarzan movie (”Me Tarzan. You Jane”)

and I, Robot, which was a collection of sci-fi short stories written by Isaac Asimov, published in 1940. The

theme of I, Robot is of moral interaction between humans and robots. Alan Tudyk, who played Wash in Joss Whedon’s

Firefly, played Sonny the robot in the 2004 movie version of I, Robot, alongside Will Smith.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Darian Nazis Nazis have been referenced a few times in Buffy:

In The Witch, Buffy says Amy’s mother is, “Nazi-like”. In I Robot, You Jane, a student’s essay has been changed by Moloch the Corrupter, “This isn’t my report! Nazi

Germany was a model of a well ordered society’? I didn’t write that! Who’s been in my files?” In Nightmares, Xander says, “I’m sorry, I’m unruffled by spiders. Now, if a bunch of Nazis crawled all over my

face…” In Becoming (Part 1), Cordelia says of Principal Snyder, “How about because you’re a tiny impotent Nazi with a

bug up his butt the size of an emu?” In Gingerbread, Xander says, “Aw, man it’s Nazi Germany and I’ve got Playboys in my locker!” In The Freshman, Buffy mentions the Nuremberg rallies, where the Nazi’s held their anti-Semitic rallies from the

early 1920s to 1938. In the episode The Initiative, Spike is in his containment cell talking to another vampire about who could have

captured him, Spike says, “And they are? The government? Nazis? A major cosmetics company?” In the Angel episode

‘Why We Fight’, we see in a flashback that Spike was captured by Nazis in 1943, who were experimenting on

vampires as a means of controlling them for their war effort. Read more | Add a comment | by Nuke67 | Source: Thanks also to Jarvista Spider-Man Spider-Man is a popular Marvel comic starring Peter Parker, who leads a double life as superhero Spider-Man. Made

into two successful movies starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. There are many similarities between Peter

and Buffy, as she too is trying to lead a normal life, and (occasionally) make a living, whilst saving the world. Spider-Man has been mentioned in numerous episodes, including the episodes Angel (The Master: “With power comes

responsibility”, which is the motto of the Spider-Man comics and movie), I Robot, You Jane (Buffy: “My spider-

sense is tingling”), A New Man (Riley to Buffy: “You’re strong. Like Spider-Man strong”), No Place Like Home (Ben

suggests Buffy’s strength comes from a “Radioactive spider bite”), Flooded (Anya and Dawn argue over if Spider-

Man charges for helping people - Xander reminds them that “Action is his reward”), Two To Go (Andrew: “Lex Luthor

had a false epidermis escape kit in Superman Versus the Amazing Spider-Man Treasury edition”), Selfless (Xander:

“This isn’t springy high-flying fun!”) and Bring on the Night (Andrew: “My spider-sense is tingling”). Additionally, Buffy stuntman Erik Betts was director Sam Raimi’s choice for doubling actor Tobey Maquire for the

movie Spider-Man, but was told by the costume designer that his shoulders were too large. Nicholas Brendon

auditioned for the role of Spider-Man in the movie.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Kain The Beatles In I Robot - You Jane, Xander refers to the Beatles song “With a Little Help from My Friends” when Buffy says

that Dave’s death looked like suicide. The song is from the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Band. In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, most of Marcie’s text book at her new school is not actually about ‘Infiltration

and Assassination’, as the chapter suggests. Most of it is either nonsense or devoted to the Beatles’ “Happiness

is a Warm Gun”. In What’s My Line? (Part 2), Xander says, “I am the bug man, coo coo ka choo.” This is a reference to The

Beatles’ psychedelic song “I Am The Walrus” (1967) which contains the line, “I am the eggman, they are the

eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob.” The episode The Yoko Factor is named after John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono, who was widely believed to have been the

catalyst for breaking up The Beatles. In that episode, Spike explains this to Adam, who replies, “I like Helter

Skelter” (a Beatles song).


Quotes and trivia[edit]

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Emily Blonde Sunnydale High student, who entered the school Talent Show as a ballerina. She was killed when a member of

the Seven ripped out her heart in the locker room in The Puppet Show.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Marc Marc was a magician in the school talent show who appeared to be human but was actually a demon and member of the

Brotherhood of Seven. He tried to get Giles’s brain by performing the Guillotine trick on the gullible librarian,

but he was stopped by Buffy. Marc was killed by Sid the Dummy in The Puppet Show.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Morgan Shay Morgan Shay was a Sunnydale High student, and ventriloquist in the school’s Talent Show. He owned Sid the Dummy.

Morgan was killed by a member of the Brotherhood of Seven, who removed his brain. The gang discovered that Morgan

suffered from severe headaches and was dying, so his brain was rejected by the demon The Puppet Show.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Principal Snyder Snyder joined Sunnydale High after Principal Flutie was eaten. He hated kids and took an instant dislike to Buffy

and her friends. Even Joyce called him a “nasty little horrid bigoted rodent man”. He was aware of the presence

of the Hellmouth and helped local police to cover up any weird activities in the school. Snyder also had a

connection with the Mayor, who was the first person he called when he expelled Buffy. His involvement with the

Mayor and his activities was actually less sinister than first made out as he was shocked when he thought he’d

uncovered a drugs deal in the school, but was in actual fact faced with the Mayor and a box of weird spider-

creatures. He seemed to know nothing about the Ascension and stood up to the Mayor when he changed into a demon,

who eventually ate him.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Sid the Dummy Sid was a ventriloquist’s dummy which was possessed since the 1940s by the soul of a demon hunter. His aim was to

kill all of the Brotherhood of Seven to allow his soul to finally come to rest. He killed Marc, who turned out to

be a demon, and his wish came true in The Puppet Show.


Continuity[edit]

Past events In The Puppet Show, Principal Snyder mentioned the fate of his predecessor Principal Flutie in The Pack (”That’s

the kind of woolly-headed liberal thinking that leads to being eaten.”) and said it was “wild dogs” who got

Flutie (in The Pack). He also mentioned the cheerleader who went up in smoke in The Witch.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Willow’s stage fright Willow gets stage fright, which was first hinted at in The Puppet Show when she ran terrified from the stage

during a talent contest. In Nightmares, Willow was forced to sing a piece from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly on

stage but when she opened her mouth, no sound came out. Her stage fright was also explored in the episodes

Restless (when she was in front of her class and everyone was laughing at her) and - to a lesser extent - in Once

More, With Feeling when she was the only main character not to sing a great deal. In The Yoko Factor, Tara suggested to Willow that she take sophomore Psych but Willow suggested drama instead. In

Real Me we saw Willow berate Buffy as the Slayer didn’t have the time to take drama class with her. In Restless,

Willow has a dream about having stage fright about the drama class, who are performing a play without actually

having any classes.



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Closing credits The closing credits of the show were altered in two episodes. The first time was in The Puppet Show when the gang

were seen performing a scene from Oedipus Rex. In Once More, With Feeling, the dance of the road sweepers was

played instead of Nerf Herder’s usual theme. The beginning credits for the musical are completely different to

the way they usually are, but if you listen, the initial tune is a take on Nerf Herder’s own Buffy theme tune.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Frank Flight of the Bumblebee The following lines were deleted from The Puppet Show:

Buffy: “Pretty good. I never heard ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ on the tuba before.” Lisa: “Most people aren’t up to it.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Nicky’s ad lib In The Puppet Show, Xander holds up Sid the Dummy and says, “Redrum, Redrum”. This was an ad lib by Nicholas

Brendon.

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess Scooby talents From the original script of The Puppet Show this line was cut for length:

Buffy: “And I don’t think we’ll be featuring Xander’s special gift…” Xander: “Okay, some people are jealous that they can’t burp the alphabet.” Buffy: “…so we’re back to drama. We’ll just do it quickly. get in, get out. Nobody gets hurt.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide 1 by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder, p. 70

MUSIC

The Greatest Love Of All Cordelia’s ‘talent’ in the school’s talent show (in The Puppet Show) was singing “The Greatest Love Of All”. The

song was written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser, and was a huge hit for Whitney Houston in 1986. Cordelia sang

this song several years later on the season four Angel episode ‘Slouching Towards Bethlehem’ when Lorne wanted to

‘read’ her. Obviously, this is one of her favourite songs.


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book The Heart of Darkness. In Restless, Xander brings a video of Apocalypse Now for the Scoobies to watch.

Later, Xander dreams of the scene in the movie of the encounter between Lieutenant Willard (Martin Sheen) and

Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) in which Principal Snyder plays the role of the Colonel. In Gingerbread, Snyder

says, “I love the smell of desperate librarian in the morning” which is an adaptation of the famous line from the

movie, when Lieutenant Colonel says, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning”. A third Snyder-related reference to Apocalypse Now is in The Puppet Show. At the end of the episode, we get to

see the dramatic scene that Buffy, Willow and Xander perform. One of Xander’s lines is: “Darkness! And horror of

darkness.” At that moment, the camera cuts to Snyder sitting in the audience. The most memorable line of Conrad’s

book belongs to Kurtz (the character that Snyder spoofed in Restless), who says, “The horror. The horror!”

Read more | 1 comment | by anniec Oedipus Rex At the end of The Puppet Show, Xander, Buffy and Willow nervously performed a piece from the Greek tragedy

Oedipus Rex, written by the Greek playwright Sophocles (496-406 B.C.). Xander played Oedipus, Willow played the

Priest of Zeus, and Buffy played Jocasta, Oedipus’ mother/wife. Willow suddenly ran off the stage in fright - which was not part of the script. Alyson thought it seemed right

that Willow would have stage fright. This fear was taken up by writers and showed in several future episodes,

such as Nightmares.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christoper Golden and Nancy Holder The Shining In The Puppet Show, Xander holds up Sid the Dummy and says, “Redrum, Redrum”. Redrum is from Stephen King’s novel

The Shining, and for those not in the know, it’s ‘murder’ spelt backwards. In Gone, Buffy says, “All work and no play makes Doris a dull girl”. This is a reference to The Shining in which

the main character, Jack Torrance, writes the words “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” when he starts

to go crazy from cabin fever. In Normal Again, Jonathan says, “I’m going all Jack Torrance here, you know?” referring to the main character in

The Shining. The Shining was made into a movie starring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance.

Read more | 7 comments | by Jess | Source: BBC Buffy The Usual Suspects In The Puppet Show, Xander says “Does anybody else feel like they’ve been Keyser Söze’d?” This is a reference to

the movie The Usual Suspects where the main character Kevin Spacey tells a story to the police to make them feel

sorry for him and divert attention away from him when he was the bad guy all along.


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Episode characters[edit]

Aldo Gianfranco Aldo Gianfranco from Firenze, Italy appeared in Willow’s nightmare in the episode Nightmares. He sang Madame

Butterfly with Willow (who was extremely stage struck) in front of a huge crowd.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Billy Palmer Billy Palmer was a solemn young boy with a strange hair cut who unwittingly unleashed a nightmare on Earth. He

was beaten and put into a coma by his Little League coach for missing a ball. Whilst in his coma, Billy made

everyone’s nightmares become a reality, seen in the episode Nightmares. Buffy helped Billy to reveal who really

put him in the coma, restoring the world to normal.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Laura Laura was a student at Sunnydale High who was beaten by the Ugly Man when she went to the basement for a

cigarette in Nightmares.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Little League Coach The Little League Coach, seen in Nightmares, had beat Billy Palmer into a coma, then pretended he was innocent.

Billy revealed who he was when he awoke from his coma. He called Billy his “Lucky Nineteen”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Ms. Tishler Ms. Tishler was a teacher in the episode Nightmares. Xander remembered her as wearing a midnight blue, tight

angora sweater. The others reminded him that she had also taught ‘Active listening’ to them from Chapter 5 in

yesterday’s lesson.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Wendell Wendell was a student in the Scoobies’ class who was covered with spiders when everyone’s nightmares came true in

Nightmares. He revealed to the Scoobies that he had kept spiders but his brother had accidentally killed them by

forgetting to maintain their habitats. He had been haunted by nightmares of the dead spiders ever since.


Continuity[edit]

Buffy’s prophecy Buffy’s nightmare that the Master attacks and kills her in Nightmares is a foreshadowing of their meeting in

Prophecy Girl when he, er, attacks and kills her.

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess Buried alive In Nightmares, Buffy has a nightmare of being buried and crawling out of her grave, which actually happens to her

in season six’s Bargaining.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Tessa Clowns Xander had a fear of clowns because he was chased by one on his sixth birthday. He finally overcame the fear in

Nightmares.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Comatose and lovin’ It Comas might very well be a running (if depressing) theme in the Buffyverse. First, we had Billy in Nightmares who

was in a coma. Then in Becoming (Part 2), Willow was in a coma for a short time after being attacked by vampires.

In Graduation Day (Part 2) and This Year’s Girl we see Faith in her long-running coma. In Angel, Cordelia was in

a mystical coma until she died, and Faith and Angel lay in mystical comas in the episode Orpheus.

Read more | 6 comments | by MagicBone Five languages Giles, we discover in Nightmares, can speak five languages - on a “normal day”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Hospital girls The scene in Dirty Girls, when Buffy and Willow visit Shannon in hospital, is very similar to the scene in

Nightmares when Buffy and Giles visit Laura, the girl who was beaten by the Ugly Man. Both girls are lying in bed

in the hospital, badly bruised, deliver vital clues - (”I have something of yours” and “Lucky Nineteen”), and

have been attacked by the episode’s villain. Though Caleb saying he has something of Buffy’s is a red herring to

lead her to the vineyard, it is true - he has her scythe.

Read more | 1 comment | by lydston Smoking bad Mr. Platt’s smoking in Beauty and the Beasts reinforces the shows clear bias against smoking, as every character

in the show who has smoked has been either evil (Spike and the evil Angel) or doomed (Laura in Nightmares; the

prostitute who was Angel’s first kill after re-losing his soul; and Sheila in School Hard). The same theory

applies to alcohol too.

Read more | 8 comments | by Jess William variants The writers of Buffy seem to love the name William and all its derivatives. Here’s a list of all the William

variants used on the show:

William the Bloody (Spike’s human name and original title) Liam (Angel’s human name) Billy Fordham: (Buffy’s friend from LA who sold her out to Spike) Billy Palmer: (the little boy in the coma who caused nightmares to come to life) Billy Crandal: (chained himself to a snack machine in I Only Have Eyes For You) Billy (an unclassified demon in Angel, who brought out the worst in men with a touch) Willy the Snitch (demon bar tender) Wil or Will: the name sometimes given to Willow (yeah, this was a bit of a stretch) Read more | 5 comments | by onlimain Willow’s crush In I Robot, You Jane, we see that Willow has a picture of herself and Giles pinned to the inside of her locker.

It can also be seen in the episode Nightmares. Willow confirms that she used to have a crush on Giles in Where

the Wild Things Are, after she sees him singing.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Willow’s stage fright Willow gets stage fright, which was first hinted at in The Puppet Show when she ran terrified from the stage

during a talent contest. In Nightmares, Willow was forced to sing a piece from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly on

stage but when she opened her mouth, no sound came out. Her stage fright was also explored in the episodes

Restless (when she was in front of her class and everyone was laughing at her) and - to a lesser extent - in Once

More, With Feeling when she was the only main character not to sing a great deal. In The Yoko Factor, Tara suggested to Willow that she take sophomore Psych but Willow suggested drama instead. In

Real Me we saw Willow berate Buffy as the Slayer didn’t have the time to take drama class with her. In Restless,

Willow has a dream about having stage fright about the drama class, who are performing a play without actually

having any classes.



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Helllppp The episode Nightmares featured the following line by Xander, “Okay, despite the rat-like chill that just crawled

up my spine, I’m going to say this very calmly: Helllppp…”. This line was deleted from the final cut of the

episode.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide, Volume 1 by Christopher Golden and Nancy

Holder Hospital lighting The following exchange between Buffy and Giles was deleted from Nightmares:

Giles: “Are you all right? You look a bit peaked.” Buffy: “Hospital lighting. It does nothing for my fabulous complexion.” Giles: “Are you…sleeping all right?” Buffy: “I’ll sleep better when we find this guy. Nothing like kicking the crap out of a bad guy to perk up my

day.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder


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A Nightmare on Elm Street The idea of people’s nightmares coming true in the episode Nightmares most likely comes from the A Nightmare on

Elm Street movie series, in which villain Freddie Krueger has the ability to hurt people while they sleep. The demon Der Kindestod in Killed By Death was clearly influenced by the look of Freddie Krueger.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks also to Skuhm Carrie In the episode The Prom, Tucker Wells tried to ruin the School Prom by training hellhounds to attack people

wearing tuxedoes. Buffy says she’s “Gotta stop a crazy from pulling a Carrie at the prom”. She’s referring to the

book Carrie by Stephen King, in which a telekinetic girl destroys her home town after her classmates play a cruel

joke on her at the Prom. In Nightmares, Giles, Xander and Willow find Buffy’s grave. Suddenly, Buffy’s hand comes out of the ground and

grabs Giles, scaring everyone. This is a reference to the movie version of Carrie, in which the final sequence

shows a nightmare a character has about being attacked by Carrie’s hand from a grave.

Read more | Add a comment | by Skuhm Disney’s Cinderella In Nightmares, the Master says, “A dream is a wish your heart makes.” This is a line from Disney’s 1950 movie

Cinderella.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Evita In Nightmares, Willow says, “Why is she so Evita-like?” Evita was the nickname of María Eva Duarte de Peron

(1919-1952), an Argentinean actress who married political leader Juan Peron. She gained a massive political

following as an outspoken champion of women and the poor. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote a musical based on Eva

Peron’s life, called Evita. It was turned into a 1996 movie starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Hansel and Gretel The story of Hansel and Gretel as we know it first appeared in Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s collection of fairy

tales, published sometime between 1812 and 1815. Grimm’s stories were based on folk tales that had previously

been told in oral storytelling traditions. The episode Gingerbread takes a lot of elements from Hansel and

Gretel. Additionally, Xander following a trail of chocolate in Nightmares is inspired by the trail of breadcrumbs

in the fairytale Hansel and Gretel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess It In Nightmares we see that Xander has a fear of clowns (who doesn’t?!). This is probably based on Steven King’s

1986 book It. It was made into a movie in 1991 which featured Seth Green (Oz) who played the character of 12 year

old Richie Tozier. Richie’s worst fear just happened to be… werewolves.

Read more | 9 comments | by Skuhm Madame Butterfly The unrehearsed opera in Willow’s dream in Nightmares is a duet from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Willow plays

Cio-Cio-San.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Nazis Nazis have been referenced a few times in Buffy:

In The Witch, Buffy says Amy’s mother is, “Nazi-like”. In I Robot, You Jane, a student’s essay has been changed by Moloch the Corrupter, “This isn’t my report! Nazi

Germany was a model of a well ordered society’? I didn’t write that! Who’s been in my files?” In Nightmares, Xander says, “I’m sorry, I’m unruffled by spiders. Now, if a bunch of Nazis crawled all over my

face…” In Becoming (Part 1), Cordelia says of Principal Snyder, “How about because you’re a tiny impotent Nazi with a

bug up his butt the size of an emu?” In Gingerbread, Xander says, “Aw, man it’s Nazi Germany and I’ve got Playboys in my locker!” In The Freshman, Buffy mentions the Nuremberg rallies, where the Nazi’s held their anti-Semitic rallies from the

early 1920s to 1938. In the episode The Initiative, Spike is in his containment cell talking to another vampire about who could have

captured him, Spike says, “And they are? The government? Nazis? A major cosmetics company?” In the Angel episode

‘Why We Fight’, we see in a flashback that Spike was captured by Nazis in 1943, who were experimenting on

vampires as a means of controlling them for their war effort. Read more | Add a comment | by Nuke67 | Source: Thanks also to Jarvista Nerf Herder reference We see in Nightmares that Willow has a Nerf Herder bumper sticker on her locker door. Nerf Herder wrote and

performed the Buffy theme tune. Alyson Hannigan is a big fan of the band and was the person who persuaded Joss

Whedon to get them to write the theme.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Wizard of Oz The movie The Wizard of Oz, made in 1939, in mentioned several times in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy refers to the hyena-possessed bullies in The Pack as the “winged monkeys”. The phrase comes from the scene

in The Wizard of Oz in which the Wicked Witch of the West sends her loyal winged monkeys to collect Dorothy and

the ruby slippers. In Flooded, Andrew says he trained flying demon monkeys to disrupt the school play. In Nightmares, Billy Palmer awakens from his coma and, seeing the Scoobies around his bed, says, “I had the

strangest dream. And you were in it, and you”. This is a reference to when Dorothy wakes in her bed and sees her

friends around her. In What’s My Line? (Part 2), Xander says, “Welcome my little pretties”. In The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of

the West called Dorothy her “pretty”. In The Yoko Factor, Willow says, “If ever a whiz there was.” This is a line from the song in the film ‘Follow the

Yellow Brick Road’ / ‘We’re Off To See the Wizard’. The episode No Place Like Home takes it’s name from Dorothy clicking her heels together and repeating the phrase,

“There’s no place like home” in order to get back to her Kansas home. In Grave, Willow says, “Fly my pretty…fly!” when she sends her ball of fire to find Andrew and Jonathan. This is

what the wicked witch says to her flying monkeys when she sends them off. In Empty Places, Rona says, “Ding,

dong, the witch is dead.” This is from a song in The Wizard of Oz.



Quotes and trivia[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Agent Doyle FBI Agent who came to Sunnydale High to collect invisible girl Marcie Ross in Out of Mind, Out of Sight. He took

her to a secret operations unit where she learned to become an assassin.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Agent Manetti One of the FBI Agents who took invisible girl Marcie Ross away to be trained as an assassin in Out of Mind, Out

of Sight.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Harmony Kendall Harmony was a pretty and popular girl who was also selfish, mean and empty-headed. Best friend of Cordelia Chase.

Harmony spent most of her school life hanging out with friends and bitching about those less fortunate than

herself. During the huge battle with the Mayor, Harmony was bitten by, and turned into, a vampire. She was a

fairly unsuccessful vampire, never fully at ease with her new life. Harmony briefly dated Spike: she left him

once when he tried to stake her then went back to him again. She eventually broke up with him when she realised

that Drusilla and Buffy were more important to him than she was. Harmony went to L.A. where she eventually got a

job at evil law firm Wolfram and Hart.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Marcie Ross Marcie Ross was an unpopular girl at Sunnydale High who became invisible when no one noticed her. Blamed Cordelia

for her plight and set about getting revenge, by hurting her friends and eventually kidnapping Cordy and

threating to cut her. Marcie was taken away by FBI Agents Manetti and Doyle to be trained as an assassin. She was

only seen in the episode Out of Mind, Out of Sight, but she was also referred to in the episodes Lessons,

Storyteller and Gone.

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess Miss Miller Miss Miller was an English teacher at Sunnydale High. Marcie Ross attempted to suffocate her using a plastic bag,

but she was saved by Cordelia in Out of Mind, Out of Sight.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Mitch Mitch was a boyfriend of Cordelia who was beaten with a baseball bat by Marcie Ross in Out of Mind, Out of Sight.


Continuity[edit]

  • Willow is seen wearing a white Scooby Doo t-shirt in this episode. This is possibly the first Scooby reference,

since the gang did not start using the term 'Scooby Gang' until What's My Line, Part One

Pergamum Codex Angel met Giles for the first time in Out of Mind, Out of Sight (”A vampire in love with a Slayer. It’s rather

poetic, in a maudlin sort of way.”) and revealed to the Watcher that he could get copies of the Tiberius

Manifesto and the Pergamum Codex, which are key accounts of Slayer lore. The books proved vital to Buffy in

Prophecy Girl, as Giles discovered in them the prophecy that the Slayer would face the Master and die. In the

season four episode of Angel ‘Orpheus’, Willow was asked by Fred about the Pergamum Codex because it had some

interesting stuff in it.


Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Behind the Scenes Trivia Invisible Girl Although the season one episode is officially known as “Out of Mind, Out of Sight“, it is also widely referred to

as “Invisible Girl”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Joss’s dream The sequence where Marcie watches as her hand disappears in class in Out of Mind, Out of Sight (and, indeed, the

whole episode) was inspired by a vivid dream Buffy creator Joss Whedon had as a child. He used to think nobody

loved him and that he was invisible to those around him.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: BBC Buffy Learning to listen The conversation between Buffy and Giles in Out of Mind, Out of Sight where he suggests she learn to listen to

people wasn’t in the original script and was added during post-production.

MUSIC

Marcie plays Johan Sebastian Bach’s “Siciliano” on her flute.


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Helen Keller Helen Keller (1880-1968) was mentioned by Cordelia in Out of Mind, Out of Sight (when her boyfriend gets her eye

colour wrong). Helen was born deaf and blind but learned to communicate and later became a writer and scholar.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Lost in Space In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, Buffy says the line, “Crush! Kill! Destroy!”. This is a reference to the TV show

Lost in Space, in which the same line is said by the robot.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Marcie’s textbook The following is from Marcie’s text book in the final scene of Out of Mind, Out of Sight. This is an accurate

transcription of the page, including the odd punctuation, the capitalization mistakes, and the misspelling of

‘acquainted’:

Chapter 11 Assassination and Infiltration

Case Example 1: Radical Cult Leader as Intended Victim

August 2, 19XX. She’s not a girl who misses much: She’s well aquainted with the touch of a velvet hand like a

lizard on a window pane. The man in the clouds with the multicolored mirrors on his hobnailed boots. Lying with

his eyes while his hands are busy working overtime. A soap impression of his wife which he ate and donated to the

national trust. “I need a fix cause I’m going down, down to the bits that I left uptown”. Mother Superior jumped

the gun. Joy is a hot revolver, yes it is. When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger, I

know no one can do me no harm because Joy is a hot revolver, and he is afraid of the monkeys who are in

possession of digital skeletons of Swiss cheese.

The bulk of the text (between ‘August 2, 19XX’ and the final comma) is “Happiness is a Warm Gun” by the Beatles,

with the title phrase replaced with “Joy is a hot revolver.”

The rest of the book appears to be Practical Investigation Techniques of which chapter 7 is “Infiltration”. The

tiny glimpse of that page shows that the layout of the fake chapter 11 was patterned after the actual chapters of

the book. Here is Amazon.com’s scan of the chapter 1 page, which shows that it’s the same book.

Read more | 4 comments | by Howard Russell Merchant of Venice In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, Cordelia’s English class discuss Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice:

MISS MILLER: (Reading) ‘If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do

we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?’ (Stops reading) Okay. So talk to me, people. How does

what Shylock says here about being a Jew relate to our discussion about the anger of the outcast in society? CORDELIA: “Well, how about colour me totally self-involved?” MISS MILLER: “Care to elaborate?” CORDELIA: “Yeah. With Shylock it’s whine, whine, whine, like the whole world is about him. He acts like it’s

justice, him getting a pound of Antonio’s flesh. It’s not justice, it’s yicky.”

In The Wish, the Master asks Willow and Xander, “What news on the Rialto?” This is a line from Merchant of

Venice. The Rialto is a bridge in Venice, and Salanio, who asks the question, is asking for the latest news on

the local scene (gathered, in this case, from local gossips, who apparently hung out on the bridge).

Read more | 5 comments | by anniec Scooby Doo The cartoon Scooby Doo has several ties with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Xander calls Buffy’s group of friends the

“Scooby Gang” for the first time in What’s My Line? (Part 1) as they have similarities with the young crime-

fighting sleuths in the Scooby Doo cartoon. He says to Cordelia, “C’mon, Cordelia. You want to be a member of the

Scooby Gang you gotta be willing to be inconvenienced every now and then.” In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, Willow wears a white Scooby Doo t-shirt in this episode and in Beauty and the

Beasts we see that she keeps her forensic tools in a Scooby Doo lunch box. In When She Was Bad, Xander wears a

red Scooby Doo t-shirt. Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in two Scooby Doo movies, and Seth Green (Oz) appeared with Sarah in Scooby Doo:

Monsters Unleashed. Sarah’s Buffy stunt double, Michele Waitman, also doubled for Sarah in Scooby Doo: Monsters

Unleashed. More Buffy/Scooby Doo trivia: In the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back there is a spoof scene of Scooby Doo’s

gang. The part of Fred was played by Marc Blucas (Riley Finn), Shaggy was played by Matthew James (who played the

demon Merle in Angel) and Velma was played by Jane Silvia (who played the “conservative woman” in The Freshman).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Beatles In I Robot - You Jane, Xander refers to the Beatles song “With a Little Help from My Friends” when Buffy says

that Dave’s death looked like suicide. The song is from the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Band. In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, most of Marcie’s text book at her new school is not actually about ‘Infiltration

and Assassination’, as the chapter suggests. Most of it is either nonsense or devoted to the Beatles’ “Happiness

is a Warm Gun”. In What’s My Line? (Part 2), Xander says, “I am the bug man, coo coo ka choo.” This is a reference to The

Beatles’ psychedelic song “I Am The Walrus” (1967) which contains the line, “I am the eggman, they are the

eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob.” The episode The Yoko Factor is named after John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono, who was widely believed to have been the

catalyst for breaking up The Beatles. In that episode, Spike explains this to Adam, who replies, “I like Helter

Skelter” (a Beatles song).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Bunnie Twinkie Defence In Tough Love, Ben’s (now former) boss is talking to him about the excuses Ben could give for not being at work

for two days:

Ben: “Can I just tell you it’s not my fault.” Doctor: “Sure. You can also tell me that the dog ate your homework, or, maybe eating Twinkies made you do it…”

This is a reference to the shootings of Harvey Milk (San Francisco City Supervisor) and Mayor George Moscone. The

perpetrator Dan White’s attorney said that the shooting was in part a result of a depressive state brought on by

(among other things) eating too many Twinkies. It became known as the ‘Twinkie Defense’. In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, Cordelia says about Shylock from The Merchant of Venice, “That is such a Twinkie

defense. Shylock should get over himself.”



Quotes and trivia[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Kevin Kevin dated Cordelia in Prophecy Girl but was killed by the vampires in the school. His body was discovered by

Cordelia and Willow.

==cONTINUITY

A meeting Buffy’s mother Joyce met Hank Summers in her freshman year of college, when Joyce didn’t have a date and Hank

did. She told this story to Buffy in Prophecy Girl.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Activation Buffy’s death in Prophecy Girl, albeit very brief, was enough to activate another Slayer, Kendra. The two met in

season two’s What’s My Line? (Part 1). Giles said in that episode that the event was unprecedented.

Read more | 20 comments | by Jess Angel’s cross Angel gave Buffy a cross necklace when he first met her in Welcome to the Hellmouth. She can be seen wearing the

necklace in The Harvest and Prophecy Girl.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Cordy’s car Before her father was arrested for tax evasion, Cordelia drove a red Chrysler Sebring convertible, and her

license plate was “QUEENC”. Cordelia passed her driving test sometime between The Witch (when we discovered she

hadn’t yet passed her test) and Prophecy Girl (when we saw her driving.)

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Dance With You Xander says to Buffy in Prophecy Girl, “I want to dance with you”. His wish comes true when Buffy dances sexily

with him in the very next episode - When She Was Bad.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Dreams can come true All of the visions in Buffy’s first prophetic dream in Welcome to the Hellmouth are clips from later episodes

from the first season. Most of the clips are from Welcome to the Hellmouth and Prophecy Girl.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Knocked out In Buffy vs Dracula, Giles falls into Dracula’s basement, where he is surrounded by the sisters. After he falls

he says, “Good show, Giles. At least you didn’t get knocked out for a change.” In A New Man, Giles says he has a

“tendency to get knocked on the head”. He’s not kidding. Giles has been knocked unconscious in the episodes:

The Witch (by vampires who want to raise the Master again) Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (by Andrew Vorba in the crematorium) Prophecy Girl (by Buffy, to stop him from trying to help her) When She Was Bad (by the vampires attempting to raise the Master) Passion (by Angelus, after Giles attacks him for killing Jenny) Becoming (Part 1) (by a group of vampires who take him to Angelus) Beauty and the Beasts (shot with a tranquilizer gun) Homecoming (by Lyle Gorch and Candy). Revelations (by Gwendolyn Post, in his office) Gingerbread (by the MOO mob as they come to take Buffy away. When Cordy wakes him up shes says, “I came over here

to tell Buffy to stop this craziness and found you all unconscious… again. How many times have you been knocked

out, anyway? I swear, one of these times, you’re going to wake up in a coma.”) Earshot (he doesn’t get knocked out in this episode - but he does walk into a tree in a very amusing manner) Flooded (by the Mfashnik demon as it breaks ino Buffy’s house. Giles later says, “Well, I know I’m back in

America now. I’ve been knocked unconscious”). Read more | 9 comments | by Jess Life saver Xander saved Buffy’s life by giving her CPR after she drowned in Prophecy Girl. He helped to bring her back from

the dead again in Bargaining (Part 1). In season seven’s End of Days he tells Buffy that if she dies again he’ll

bring her back. “It’s what I do”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Pergamum Codex Angel met Giles for the first time in Out of Mind, Out of Sight (”A vampire in love with a Slayer. It’s rather

poetic, in a maudlin sort of way.”) and revealed to the Watcher that he could get copies of the Tiberius

Manifesto and the Pergamum Codex, which are key accounts of Slayer lore. The books proved vital to Buffy in

Prophecy Girl, as Giles discovered in them the prophecy that the Slayer would face the Master and die. In the

season four episode of Angel ‘Orpheus’, Willow was asked by Fred about the Pergamum Codex because it had some

interesting stuff in it.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Ryan Punching Giles Buffy punches Giles twice in the series: In Prophecy Girl, to stop him preventing her from facing the Master, and

in Passion, after he attacks Angelus.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Same set In Choices, when Buffy, Angel and Willow are on the rooftop of city hall, it’s the same rooftop from the season

one episode Prophecy Girl, when Buffy faces the master on the rooftop of the school, above the library.

Read more | Add a comment | by vickyclare Wrong guy In Prophecy Girl, Giles finally realises that the vampire Buffy killed in Never Kill a Boy on the First Date

wasn’t the Anointed One. Oops.


Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

All dressed up Buffy’s mother bought her daughter a long white dress for the dance in Prophecy Girl (a sacrificial garment, if I

ever saw one - what was Joyce thinking?!) Everyone comments on it. At the end of the episode, when the gang are

walking away, Angel says “I like your…”, and Buffy quips back “yeah, yeah. It was a big hit with everyone.” This

was added in post production and wasn’t in the script.

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Bloodier Alyson Hannigan claimed that she filmed a much stronger version of the scene in Prophecy Girl where Willow and

Cordelia discovered the bodies the students:

“We did the tame version for America and…a bloodier version that we thought we could get away with in Europe. We

poured blood everywhere…It’s probably non-existent now.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Interview with magazine DreamWatch Chaste and tasteful The following is a stage direction for Prophecy Girl, in the scene in which Xander saves Buffy: “A small moment,

then Xander leans over Buffy. Closing his fingers over her nose, he gives her mouth to mouth. Puts the heels of

his hands to her chest (need I mention this will all be terribly chaste and tasteful?) and pumps the heart

rhythmically.”

Read more | 4 comments | by Abby M. First directions Prophecy Girl was the first episode to be directed by the show’s creator Joss Whedon.

Monster from Hell The budget for filming Prophecy Girl didn’t allow for any major CGI, so the Hellmouth’s monster eventually became

a massive tentacled thing, made by Special Effects studio Optic Nerve. Each of the tentacles had a person inside

it, operating it.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Stoned In a scene scripted for Prophecy Girl but never filmed, it rains stones on Sunnydale High School after Buffy

rejects Xander when he first asks her out:

Xander bails, wandering off under the archway. Buffy sits by herself on the bench, bummed. Which is when the hail of pebbles starts. The first few get Buffy’s attention, tiny hard pellets hitting the ground around her. She stands as more start

coming down. People – including Buffy – all run for cover as the real shower starts. Buffy stands under the archway, watching

the hail come down. Angle: Xander Walking away, not near Buffy. He hears: Student: “Check it out! It’s raining stones!” Xander looks back over his shoulder. Xander: “Figures.”

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide, Volume 1 by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder,

p. 80 TV-14 The Dark Age was the first episode since Prophecy Girl to be rated TV-14.


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Prophecy Girl.


Star Trek In Prophecy Girl, Xander says, “Calm may work for Locutus of Borg here, but I’m freaked and I intend to stay that

way.” Upset by Giles’ reserve, he is referencing Star Trek’s emotionless cyborgs from the episode ‘The Best of

Both Worlds’. Locutus was the name given to Captain Pickard (Patrick Stewart) when he was captured, and

‘assimilated, by the Borg.


Quotes and trivia[edit]


SEASON 2 (1997-1998)



WHEN SHE WAS BAD[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Absalom Absalom was a religious African-American vampire working for the Anointed One. He attempted to resurrect the

Master by kidnapping Giles, Jenny, Cordelia and Willow, and was burnt to death by Buffy in When She Was Bad.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Vamped Tara Although never mentioned on-screen, the female vampire in When She Was Bad is referred to as Tara in the script.


Continuity[edit]

Cordy’s bracelet They’re not close friends so how does Buffy instantly recognise Cordelia’s bracelet after it’s thrown through the

window in When She Was Bad?

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Dance With You Xander says to Buffy in Prophecy Girl, “I want to dance with you”. His wish comes true when Buffy dances sexily

with him in the very next episode - When She Was Bad.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Inverted cross At the end of When She Was Bad, when Buffy is chatting with Giles before she goes to class, she is wearing a gold

inverted cross necklace. An inverted cross or crucifix is typically a sign of an allegiance to evil, so it is odd

to see it on a champion of the powers of good.

Read more | 1 comment | by stevareeno Kill them all In Welcome to the Hellmouth, Angel says about vampires to Buffy, “You want to kill them. You want to kill them

all.” In the season two episode When She Was Bad, Angel asks Buffy how she is going to distract the vampires to

which she responds, “I’m gonna kill them all.”

Read more | 2 comments | by Abby M. Knocked out In Buffy vs Dracula, Giles falls into Dracula’s basement, where he is surrounded by the sisters. After he falls

he says, “Good show, Giles. At least you didn’t get knocked out for a change.” In A New Man, Giles says he has a

“tendency to get knocked on the head”. He’s not kidding. Giles has been knocked unconscious in the episodes:

The Witch (by vampires who want to raise the Master again) Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (by Andrew Vorba in the crematorium) Prophecy Girl (by Buffy, to stop him from trying to help her) When She Was Bad (by the vampires attempting to raise the Master) Passion (by Angelus, after Giles attacks him for killing Jenny) Becoming (Part 1) (by a group of vampires who take him to Angelus) Beauty and the Beasts (shot with a tranquilizer gun) Homecoming (by Lyle Gorch and Candy). Revelations (by Gwendolyn Post, in his office) Gingerbread (by the MOO mob as they come to take Buffy away. When Cordy wakes him up shes says, “I came over here

to tell Buffy to stop this craziness and found you all unconscious… again. How many times have you been knocked

out, anyway? I swear, one of these times, you’re going to wake up in a coma.”) Earshot (he doesn’t get knocked out in this episode - but he does walk into a tree in a very amusing manner) Flooded (by the Mfashnik demon as it breaks ino Buffy’s house. Giles later says, “Well, I know I’m back in

America now. I’ve been knocked unconscious”). Read more | 9 comments | by Jess Master’s skeleton When the Master is killed in Prophecy Girl, only his soft tissue is dusted: his skeleton stays intact. There is

no explanation for this other than as a plot device for the season two premiere When She Was Bad.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Miniature Golf Ted takes Joyce and the Scoobies for a game of miniature golf. Willow said in When She Was Bad that there no

mini-golf courses In Sunnydale, but I guess it’s possible that Ted drove them somewhere else for their game.

Mini-golf was also the favoured pastime of season three’s Mayor Richard Wilkins III (he suggested a game in

Enemies). Clearly, miniature golf is the game of choice for evil patriarchs.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Rock, paper, scissors Xander always chooses scissors when playing ‘rock, paper, scissors’ - discovered in When She Was Bad.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Same old trick Buffy fights Angel in the cemetery in Becoming (Part 1), then realises that she was distracted away from the

library so that Drusilla could hurt her friends. In When She Was Bad, the Master’s lackeys used the same trick on

Buffy to capture Willow for the resurrection ritual. Angelus says to her when she runs to the library, “And you

fall for it every time!”

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess School Year In When She Was Bad, Joyce says, “I’ll just be happy if she makes it through the school year.” Buffy is kicked

out of school at the end of the school year, in Becoming (Part 2) - making her mother’s fear certain.



  • Xander is seen wearing a red Scooby Doo t-shirt in this episode. The gang started using the term 'Scooby Gang'

in What's My Line, Part One.

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Production details[edit]

Daddy’s girl The following conversation between Buffy’s parents was deleted from the episode When She Was Bad:

Hank: “Oh, I’m spoiling her. Did I forget to mention that?” Joyce: “What you forgot is that I’m gonna have to deal with another year of ‘Daddy would let me buy that.’”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide, Volume 1 by Christopher Golden and Nancy

Holder Kristine’s favourite episodes Kristine Sutherland’s (Joyce) favourite Buffy episodes are Ted, Band Candy and When She Was Bad.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Unknown magazine interview, found here Looks like Spike Some fans claim that in the end scene of When She Was Bad, when Buffy joins Xander and Willow in the classroom,

the guy sitting in front of Buffy is James Marsters, who plays Spike (James had not yet joined the cast of the

show). It’s definitely not him though he is very similar. The same guy can be seen in the Bronze when Buffy and

Xander dance.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Previously… The first episode of Buffy to feature Anthony Stewart Head’s voice on the opening teaser, rather than the other

American narrator, was the season two premier, When She Was Bad.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Regular as clockwork David Boreanaz was added to the opening credits from When She Was Bad, when he became a regular cast member.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Reused shot At the very beginning of When She Was Bad, we see a courtyard shot of students. It is reused footage from season

one’s Never Kill a Boy on the First Date. The guy walking away in the lilac shirt is Owen from that episode.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Sarah’s hair Sarah Michelle Gellar had her hair cut shorter, and dyed blonder, for her part in the movie Scream 2, which she

filmed in the summer between Buffy’s seasons one and two. Xander comments on her new hair in When She Was Bad.

MUSIC

The band Cibo Matto played their songs ‘Sugar, Water’ and ‘Spoon’ in the Bronze during When She Was Bad. The band

features Sean Lennon, the son of John Lennon. Xander and Buffy danced together to the song ‘Sugar, Water’. There

is a Cibo Matto poster on the wall behind the Scoobies as they talk at Buffy’s locker.

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on her nose in an attempt to gain Xander’s attention and recreate their moment of almost-kissage at the beginning

of the episode

Read more | 12 comments | by emersoneells Guess the Movie Willow and Xander play a game between themselves in the teaser of When She Was Bad where they guess a movie from

its tagline. The movies mentioned are: The Terminator (1984), Planet Of The Apes (1968), Star Wars (1977) and

Witness (1985).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Joan Collins In When She Was Bad, Cordelia asks Buffy, “what’s with the Joan Collins ‘tude?”. Later, in season six’s Tabula

Rasa, Buffy has amnesia and decides to call herself Joan.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Little Curl The title of the episode When She Was Bad comes from a nursery rhyme by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(1807-1882). The poem goes:

There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead When she was good, she was very, very good And when she was bad she was horrid.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Planet of the Apes During their game of Guess the Movie in When She Was Bad, Xander says to Willow, “It’s a mad house! A mad…” Oz

repeated this line (from the movie Planet of the Apes) in the fourth season premiere, The Freshman.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Scooby Doo The cartoon Scooby Doo has several ties with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Xander calls Buffy’s group of friends the

“Scooby Gang” for the first time in What’s My Line? (Part 1) as they have similarities with the young crime-

fighting sleuths in the Scooby Doo cartoon. He says to Cordelia, “C’mon, Cordelia. You want to be a member of the

Scooby Gang you gotta be willing to be inconvenienced every now and then.” In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, Willow wears a white Scooby Doo t-shirt in this episode and in Beauty and the

Beasts we see that she keeps her forensic tools in a Scooby Doo lunch box. In When She Was Bad, Xander wears a

red Scooby Doo t-shirt. Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in two Scooby Doo movies, and Seth Green (Oz) appeared with Sarah in Scooby Doo:

Monsters Unleashed. Sarah’s Buffy stunt double, Michele Waitman, also doubled for Sarah in Scooby Doo: Monsters

Unleashed. More Buffy/Scooby Doo trivia: In the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back there is a spoof scene of Scooby Doo’s

gang. The part of Fred was played by Marc Blucas (Riley Finn), Shaggy was played by Matthew James (who played the

demon Merle in Angel) and Velma was played by Jane Silvia (who played the “conservative woman” in The Freshman).

Star Wars when Xander and Willow play Guess the Movie from the tag line (Willow: “Use the Force, Luke.”,

The Burning Man Festival Jenny attended The Burning Man Festival in the summer after the events of Prophecy Girl. She mentions this to

Giles in When She Was Bad. The radical arts festival is held every summer in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The

festival’s climax is the burning of a forty foot tall Burning Man effigy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Terminator The conversation in Living Conditions about Parker’s interest in Buffy, (Xander says “Hasta” and “Buffinator” and

Oz says “He’ll be back”) is a reference to The Terminator movies, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In This Year’s Girl, Buffy called Adam “the Terminator without the bashful charm” and in When She Was Bad, Willow

and Xander referenced the movie when playing “Guess the Movie”. In Primeval, Adam has an arm-gun (”I’ve been

upgrading”). This is reminiscent of the gun the Terminator has in the movie trilogy. In All the Way, Janice calls

her mother “The Mominator”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Three Musketeers In When She Was Bad, Cordelia says, “Oh look, it’s the Three Musketeers.” The story of The Three Musketeers was

written by Alexandre Dumas in 1844, and has been retold many times.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Three Stooges The Three Stooges are mentioned by Xander in When She Was Bad, “I would have gone with Stooges.” The Three

Stooges were a slapstick comedy team whose film shorts were made between 1934 and 1959.



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Cathy Ryan Cathy Ryan was a member of the Fondren High Pep Squad with Meredith Todd and Jane Atkins. All three girls were

killed in a car accident. Chris Epps and Eric dug up her body in order to create a girlfriend for Daryl Epps in

Some Assembly Required. Cathy Ryan (same spelling) is also the name of a character in a series of novels by Tom Clancy. She is a doctor

who is married to Jack Ryan who serves in the series at various times as CIA Director, Vice-President of the

United States, and President of the United States.

Read more | 2 comments | by emersoneells Chris Epps Chris Epps was a talented Sunnydale High School student who won the Science Fair every year. His brother Daryl

was killed in a rock climbing incident and Chris brought him back from the dead. Chris and his friend Eric

attempted to create a zombie girlfriend for Daryl out of dead girls’ body parts in Some Assembly Required.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Daddy Ms. Calendar tells Giles “Call me Jenny, Miss Calendar is my father” in Some Assembly Required. I originally put

this in the goofs section but ‘The Demon Alfalfa’ pointed out to me that this ‘mistake’ was probably intended by

the Buffy writers, as it could be a clever take on the old saying usually said by men. By having a woman use it

with the feminine pronoun it becomes a quirky language joke. Also, as Ms. Calendar’s father was not named

Calendar (he would have been Kalderash), it’s more likely to be a genuine play on words.

Read more | 13 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Sandi, The Demon Alfalfa Daryl Epps Daryl Epps was Sunnydale High’s football star who once dated Cordelia. He died in a rock climbing accident, but

his brother, Chris, brought him back from the dead. Daryl was so disfigured that he refused to go out. Chris and

Eric attempted to make him a girlfriend from dead girls’ bodies, but Buffy stopped them in Some Assembly

Required. Daryl was killed again in a fire when he refused to leave his new (headless) girlfriend.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Eric Gittleson Eric helped his friend Chris Epps to create a girlfriend for Chris’s zombie brother Daryl. When Chris tried to

back out of the project, Eric decided to attempt it himself, before being stopped by Buffy in Some Assembly

Required.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Jane Atkins Jane Atkins was one of the of three high school girls from Fondren High who died in a car accident. Chris and

Eric dug up her body in order to create a girlfriend for Daryl Epps in Some Assembly Required.

Read more | 2 comments | by emersoneells Meredith Todd Meredith was one of the of three high school girls from Fondren High who died in a car accident. Chris and Eric

dug up her body in order to create a girlfriend for Daryl Epps in Some Assembly Required.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Mrs. Epps Mrs. Epps was the mother of Chris and Daryl Epps, seen in Some Assembly Required. She was greatly affected by

Daryl’s death and when Buffy visited her house, she found Mrs. Epps watching old tapes of Daryl’s sports

achievements.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Stephan Korchak Stephan Korchak was a Sunnydale resident who was killed and then sired by a vampire. At the beginning of Some

Assembly Required, Buffy is waiting at his grave in a Sunnydale cemetery for him to rise. He subsequently rises

as a vampire and Buffy makes short work of him staking him with a shovel handle.


Continuity[edit]

This episode begins the tradition of Angel getting mixed up about his age.

Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Translations[edit]

It’s a puzzle The French title for the episode Some Assembly Required is Le Puzzle.


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library.

Read more | 2 comments | by emersoneells Batman The comic Batman, by DC Comics, is mentioned several times in Buffy. In Some Assembly Required, Buffy says to Willow, “Sorry to interrupt, Willow, but it’s the Bat-Signal.” She’s

alluding to the ‘Bat-Signal’ in Gotham city which is used to alert Batman that he is needed. In Halloween, Xander

says to Cordelia, “Catwoman, you’re with me.” In the Batman comics, Catwoman is a cat-burglar, and the alter ego

of Selina Kyle. In The Yoko Factor, Xander says, “You and Willow go do the superpower thing, I’ll stay behind and putt around the

Batcave with crusty old Alfred here.” The Batcave was Batman’s high-tech base and Alfred was his loyal butler. The nerds’ freeze ray gun in Smashed may have been inspired by Batman’s Mr Freeze, who used a similar device. In Beneath You, Spike says, “A little touchy-feely, and you’re off to the Batpoles?” He’s referring to the 1960s

TV show Batman in which Batman and Robin would slide down poles to the Batcave when they were needed. In Bring on

the Night, Andrew mentions Batman’s foe The Riddler. Vincent Schiavelli, who played Jenny’s uncle in Surprise and Innocence played the Organ Grinder in the movie

Batman Returns.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Cyrano de Bergerac In Some Assembly Required, Giles tries to think of a way to ask Jenny Calendar on a date. Overhearing him, Buffy

suggests he say, “Hey, I got a thing, you maybe have a thing, maybe we could have a thing” to which Giles

replies, “Oh, thank you, Cyrano.” This is a reference to the character Cyrano de Bergerac in Edmond Rostand’s

1897 play. Cyrano was an eloquent poet and swordsman whose only flaw was his insecurity about his large nose. He

helps his friend Christian woo the beautiful Roxanne by giving him the right words to say to Roxanne, even though

Cyrano is in love with Roxanne himself.

Gene and Roger In Some Assembly Required, Buffy says, “Then if you wouldn’t mind a little Gene and Roger…” She’s referring to

Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune and Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times who are two famous film critics in

America.


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Bob, the Police Chief Sunnydale’s Police Chief aided Principal Snyder to cover up Spike’s vampire attack in School Hard (blaming the

event on gangs on PCP). He also helped to cover up the incident in the school when cafeteria spaghetti turned

into snakes in I Only Have Eyes For You.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Sheila Sheila was a rebellious Sunnydale High student who once stabbed a horticulture teacher with a trowel. Snyder

roped her into helping Buffy with Parent-Teacher Night, but she was turned into a vampire by Spike and Drusilla.

Sheila attacked Buffy, but managed to get away in School Hard.

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Continuity[edit]

Bell around the neck In All the Way, Buffy is startled when she runs into Spike in the Magic Shop basement. She says, “Bell. Neck.

Look into it.” In School Hard, Xander says the same thing about Angel, “Okay, that’s it. I’m puttin’ a collar

with a little bell on that guy.” In Phases, Larry says to Xander, “Harris. Sheesh. Next time wear a bell.”

Read more | 2 comments | by greenhair00 Buffy’s bad French Buffy struggled with French in school - in School Hard, she and Willow study together and Buffy says, “La vache…

doit me… touche… de la… jeudi. Was it wrong? Should I use the plural?” to which Willow replies, “No. But you

said, ‘The cow should touch me from Thursday.’” In No Place Like Home, Buffy translates the French phrase “Tirer

la Couture” (”Draw back the curtain”) as “Rotate many foodstuffs”.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess First time Joyce Buffy’s mother’s name - Joyce - is mentioned for the first time in School Hard.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Fish Tank bar In School Hard, delinquent schoolgirl Sheila drinks in the Fish Tank bar in Sunnydale.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Gangs on PCP We first discover that Principal Snyder knows that something odd is going on in Sunnydale in School Hard. When

talking to the police after escaping the school, he scoffs at telling the truth, deciding to go with the old

“gangs on PCP” story instead.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Get away from my daughter Joyce saves her daughter in School Hard by hitting Spike over the head with a fire axe. She reminds him of this

in a hilarious scene when she meets him again in Becoming (Part 2).

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Joyce through a wall The scene in School Hard where Buffy talks to Joyce through a hole in the wall was propably the influence for the

scene in Restless where Buffy discovers her mother has decided to live in a wall.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Miss Edith Drusilla’s favourite doll is called Miss Edith. In School Hard, Miss Edith was punished by Dru who said, “Miss

Edith speaks out of turn. She’s a bad example, and will have no cakes today.” In Halloween, Dru says, “Miss Edith

needs her tea” and in What’s My Line? (Part 1), she tells Spike, “I need to change Miss Edith”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Population Count in Sunnydale According to the sign Spike passed on the way into Sunnydale in School Hard, the town’s population was 38,500.

Interestingly, the population was the same in season three’s Lover’s Walk. Either nobody had changed the sign or

people have babies rapidly in the town because people sure have been dying.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Smoking bad Mr. Platt’s smoking in Beauty and the Beasts reinforces the shows clear bias against smoking, as every character

in the show who has smoked has been either evil (Spike and the evil Angel) or doomed (Laura in Nightmares; the

prostitute who was Angel’s first kill after re-losing his soul; and Sheila in School Hard). The same theory

applies to alcohol too.

Read more | 8 comments | by Jess Spike’s age Giles says Spike is “barely two hundred”, according to his books, in School Hard. His books must be a little out,

because later episodes (such as The Initiative) make it clear that Spike is actually around 120 at this time.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Spike’s car Spike drives a Desoto Sportsman, with blacked out windows. The license plate is a Californian one - HIA 873.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Watcher’s Journal All Watchers who are assigned to Slayers must keep a journal of activities, as a reference for future Watchers.

It is from these that Giles and Buffy learnt about the histories of Angel (in Halloween) and Spike (in School

Hard).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Welcome to Sunnydale Spike mirrors his first entrance to Sunnydale from School Hard in Lover’s Walk when he crashes through the

‘Welcome to Sunnydale’ sign.

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Xander the Jinx In School Hard, Xander gives the “ultimate jinx” by saying, “Nothing’s gonna happen” and Willow and Buffy walk

off in a huff. In Ted, Xander says, “Yeah, with Spike and Drusilla out of the way, we’ve really been ridin’ the

mellow… and I am really jinxing the hell out of us by saying that” to which Buffy replies, “Yeah, but we’ll let

you off this time”.



Writing and acting[edit]

Casting Drusilla Juliet Landau didn’t audition for the part of Drusilla. Joss had seen her in Ed Wood, and asked her to meet him,

the casting director (Marcia Shulman) and two executive producers (Gail Berman and David Greenwalt). At the

meeting, they discussed the character and then Juliet was asked within the hour to play Drusilla.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Casting Spike Juliet Landau has said that after she had been cast, she went to the audition for Spike to read with potential

actors for that character. She and James immediately clicked. They were reading a scene and they went to kiss

then turned away towards the camera instead. The producers loved it and this scene was included in the two’s

first episode, School Hard, and in a promotion for their characters.

Production details[edit]

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Happy squirrels The following exchange between Buffy and Giles was deleted from School Hard:

Buffy: “I don’t suppose this is something about happy squirrels?” Giles: “Vampires.” Buffy: “That was my next guess.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Mouthwash vamp This line of Spike’s to another vampire was deleted from School Hard: “Would it kill ya, a little mouthwash every

couple hundred years?”

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide, Volume 1 by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Spike’s coat Spike’s trademark is his old long black coat. To get the look, costume designers took a brand new $2000 coat and

ran it over with a truck to make it look old and dirty. In the show, Spike took his coat from the second Slayer

he killed - Nikki Wood in New York (Fool For Love).

Read more | 14 comments | by Anna Vodka and Schnapps This line of Xander’s was cut from the episode School Hard:

“The important thing in punch is the ratio of vodka to schnapps…That was obviously far too sophisticated a joke

for this crowd.”

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Vampire, The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned. In School Hard, Spike says to Angel, “People still fall for

that old Anne Rice routine?” In Buffy vs Dracula, Buffy tells Dracula, “I’ve fought more than a couple pimply, overweight vamps that called

themselves Lestat.” She’s referring to the main charismatic vampire character of Anne Rice’s The Vampire

Chronicles. The story in Lies My Parents Told Me of Spike siring his mother as a vampire may come from Anne Rice’s The

Vampire Chronicles. In the book, the character Lestat sired his mother Gabrielle, because she was ill and to

prevent her from dying.

Read more | 8 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Lisa Boxer Rebellion The Boxer Rebellion was first mentioned in School Hard. It was an anti-Westerner uprising in China that took

place from 1900 to 1901. During the rebellion, Spike killed a Slayer (his first, we discovered in Fool For Love).

Angel had his soul at that point but he attempted to pretend he didn’t to retain ‘normality’ with his fellow

vampires. Darla eventually left him during the rebellion.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Die Hard The title and some plot elements of School Hard are taken from the Bruce Willis action movie Die Hard.

Star Wars Spike told Angel that, “You were my Yoda!” Yoda was the ancient Jedi master who became the mentor and teacher for

both


Uncle Tom’s Cabin Spike says to Angel in School Hard, “Man, I can’t believe this. You Uncle Tom!” This is a reference to the 1852

novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Woodstock Festival Spike said he was at the hippy festival Woodstock in School Hard. The festival was held in Bethel, New York in

August, 1969. Musicians there included Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and Neil Young.


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Devon Devon was a dumb but likeable lead singer with Oz’s band Dingoes Ate My Baby. Also Oz’s best friend, for some

reason. He briefly dated Cordelia in season two’s Inca Mummy Girl and Halloween.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Rodney Munsen Rodney was a rebellious boy at school with the Scoobies who used to bully Xander. He tried to steal the seal of

the Inca Princess but broke the curse and became her first victim in Inca Mummy Girl.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Sven Sven was a Scandinavian exchange student who stayed at Cordelia’s house in Inca Mummy Girl, and was heavily

patronised and bossed around by his host.


Continuity[edit]

Sunnydale museum was later seen in "Becoming (Part 1)" "Doomed" and "Smashed".

This episode has the first appearence of the band, 'Dingoes Ate My Baby' including band members; Oz (lead

guitarist, who would later becomes a series regular), and Devon (singer, and briefly boyfriend of Cordelia). Oz

notices Willow despite the fact she is wearing an eskimo costume.

The episode establishes that Buffy wears dungarees when she is sad, in this episode because she has to hunt

Ampata instead of going to the dance. She later wears them in Ted, in Becoming (Part 2), and in

Helpless.

Jonathan Levinson makes an appearance. He is seen being seduced at the dance by Ampada.

Writing and acting[edit]

Ampata’s surname, 'Gutierrez', is named after Whedon’s personal assistant, Diego Gutierrez. The original script

reveals the surname was originally 'Duarte'.

Ara Celi played the part of 'Ampata'. She had been a former Miss Texas who turned to acting. She has also

appeared in Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Nip/Tuck, All My Children (as Raquel Dion Santos).

She has also been seen in The Hangman’s Daughter, Bruce Almighty and American Beauty.

Production details[edit]

Nicholas Brendon and Ara Celi each ate eight to twelve Twinkies for one scene.

Seth Green reveals on the Season 4 DVD commentary to "Wild at Heart" that Oz was originally supposed to of worn

thick black framed glasses inspired by the lead guitarist of Weezer. Whedon decided at the last moment to abandon

the idea because it was too tacky.

The scenes of the museum were shot at the Natural History Museum, at 900 Exposition Boulevard near the University

of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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There is a black and white oval sticker labelled by the letters “WP” seen behind Xander when he says to Ampata,

“Why’d you run away?”. The letters stand for the Sunnydale band, Widespread Panic. The same sticker appears

in a number of episodes; , Halloween, Bad Eggs, Surprise, Phases, Bewitched, Bothered and

Bewildered, Becoming (Part 2), Dead Man’s Party, A New Man, Wild at Heart, The Yoko Factor,

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Callie Megan Anderson Callie was a student at Kent Preparatory School who was kidnapped by the Delta Zeta Kappa frat boys as a

sacrifice to the demon Machida. She was saved when the Scoobies rescued Buffy and Cordelia from the frat house in

Reptile Boy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Richard Anderson Richard was a senior at Cresswood College and member of Delta Zeta Kappa fraternity house, and a friend of fellow

frat boy Tom Warner. His family owned Anderson Farms, Anderson Cosmetics and Anderson Aeronautics. He dated

Cordelia and invited her to a frat house party in order to offer her as a sacrifice to the demon Machida. Buffy

fought the demon and Richard and his fellow frat boys were jailed in Reptile Boy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Tom Warner Tom was a senior at Cresswood College, friend of Richard Anderson, member of the Delta Zeta Kappa fraternity

house and the leader of the sect that worshipped Machida. Tom charmed Buffy into trusting him and invited Buffy

and Cordelia to a frat party where he intended to sacrifice them to Machida. He drugged their drinks and chained

them in the basement, where he summoned Machida. Buffy defeated the demon and Tom was jailed (Reptile Boy).

Cultural references[edit]

Godzilla Godzilla is a massive, nearly invincible dinosaur/lizard-like creature with incredible strength and destructive

fire. Godzilla has starred in 22 movies produced from 1954 to the present. Godzilla has been referenced in Buffy

a few times. In Teacher’s Pet, Xander says, “We’re on Monster Island”, meaning the island where Godzilla lives.

Xander says in Reptile Boy, “Godzilla’s attacking downtown Tokyo! Aargh, Aargh!” In Crush, Harmony calls Drusilla

“Droodzilla”, which is probably a reference to Godzilla. In Dirty Girls, Amanda says, “Matthew Broderick can kill Godzilla. How tough is he?” This is a reference to the

1997 movie Godzilla, starring Matthew Broderick which disappointed many fans (like Xander and Andrew).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Kshatriya The Bollywood movie that Buffy, Xander and Willow watch in Reptile Boy is the 1993 movie Kshatriya, directed by

J. P. Dutta.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Shukriyya., Original source: BollyWhat Nancy Sinatra Xander says in Reptile Boy, “Ok boots. Start a-walkin’.” This is a reference to the 1966 Nancy Sinatra song

“These Boots Are Made For Walkin’”.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Sleeping Beauty Angel says in Reptile Boy, “When I kiss you, you don’t wake up from a deep sleep and live happily ever after.”

This is probably a reference to the fairytale Sleeping Beauty.

Continuity[edit]

This episode continues a common theme in the series, where bad things tend to happen to people who drink (except

Giles) or smoke. When Buffy goes to college in season three, alochol and fraternity parties will once again pose

problems.

This episode continues the tradition of Angel getting mixed up about his age.

Buffy and Angel agree to go for coffee, and attempt to do so in "Halloween". In Season 5, Buffy sees 'coffee' as

an extremely important date-like event, and the drink is used as an analogy for feelings.

A hint is given about the future of the Cordelia-Xander relationship. Cordelia mentions that Spandex is one of

her trademarks.

Writing and acting[edit]

Greg Vaughan played 'Richard Anderson' in Reptile Boy. The actor also played 'Diego Guttierez' in The Young and

the Restless, which coicidentally is the name of Whedon's assistant.

Production details[edit]

The demon Machida was originally supposed to appear in more episodes but difficulties in the special effects and

makeup department led to his last appearence in this episode. In the original script his last appearence is:

Machida disappears into the pit with Tom. We hear Tom’s screams, a quick couple of chomps and then silence.

Later at the Bronze:

Willow: “They didn’t find the snake? “(Xander shakes his head) “Which means we probably will some day. Oh

Goody!


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Devon what it takes for a woman to attract him, “Well, it involves a feather boa and a theme to A Summer Place”

and in Him, the theme is used whenever a girl becomes attracted to R.J.Brooks.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Mommie Dearest Buffy says in The Witch, “So mommie dearest is really… Mommie Dearest.” In Inca Mummy Girl, Buffy says, “Ok, I’ll

still get Xander before he gets smoochy with Mummy Dearest.” Mommie Dearest was an autobiography by Christina

Crawford about her abusive mother, the movie actress Joan Crawford. It was made into a movie in 1981, starring

Faye Dunaway.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess New York Islanders In the episode Inca Mummy Girl, we see Oz (in his first appearance) wearing a New York Islanders (a hockey team)

t-shirt.

Read more | 4 comments | by The_Slayer Spaghetti Western In Inca Mummy Girl Xander says the line, “I’m from the country of Leone. It’s in Italy pretending to be Montana.”

This is a reference to ’spaghetti westerns’, films from the mid 60’s which were financed and usually filmed in

Italy. The Leone part could be a reference to Sergio Leone who directed maybe the most famous of the spaghetti

westerns - The Man With No Name trilogy starring Clint Eastwood.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

This episode deals with allegories of date-rape, spiked drinks and not judging people by their appearances.

David Greenwalt's DVD commentary revealed Greenwalt made up the name 'Machida' but later found that it was the

name of a brand of power tools.

HALLOWEEN[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

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alluding to the ‘Bat-Signal’ in Gotham city which is used to alert Batman that he is needed. In Halloween, Xander

says to Cordelia, “Catwoman, you’re with me.” In the Batman comics, Catwoman is a cat-burglar, and the alter ego

of Selina Kyle. In The Yoko Factor, Xander says, “You and Willow go do the superpower thing, I’ll stay behind and putt around the

Batcave with crusty old Alfred here.” The Batcave was Batman’s high-tech base and Alfred was his loyal butler. The nerds’ freeze ray gun in Smashed may have been inspired by Batman’s Mr Freeze, who used a similar device. In Beneath You, Spike says, “A little touchy-feely, and you’re off to the Batpoles?” He’s referring to the 1960s

TV show Batman in which Batman and Robin would slide down poles to the Batcave when they were needed. In Bring on

the Night, Andrew mentions Batman’s foe The Riddler. Vincent Schiavelli, who played Jenny’s uncle in Surprise and Innocence played the Organ Grinder in the movie

Batman Returns.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Care Bears In Halloween, Cordelia compares Angel to a “Care Bear with fangs”. Care Bears were a late-80’s range of toys,

with their own cartoon series, and I seem to remember a couple of films too. They included Bedtime Bear, Cheer

Bear, Funshine Bear, Share Bear and Tenderheart Bear and were sickeningly cute.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess JoJo the Dog-Faced Boy Cordelia references JoJo the Dog-Faced Boy in the episodes Halloween and The Wish. A real person, JoJo was

amongst the human oddities exhibited in the 1880s by P T Barnum. He suffered from hypertrichosis, or abnormal

hair growth, which caused him to grow long hair all over his face.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Godfather Ethan Rayne says to Buffy in Halloween, “I feel quite moved to make you a deal you can’t refuse.” This is a

reference to the 1972 movie The Godfather, in which Don Vito Corleone often uses the phrase, “an offer you can’t

refuse”. In Choices, Faith tells the Mayor, “I made him an offer he couldn’t survive”, paraphrasing the famous

line.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess The Prisoner In Halloween, Ethan leaves behind a note on the counter of the costume shop which says, “Be seeing you.” When

Eyghon leaves Giles’ apartment after first possessing Ms. Calendar in The Dark Age, it also says, “Be seeing

you.” The phrase is a reference to 60s cult paranoia drama The Prisoner.

Xena: Warrior Princess In the season two episode Halloween, a spell by Ethan Rayne turns everyone into their Halloween costumes. Buffy

is dressed as an eighteenth century noblewoman and loses her memory of being the Slayer. A frustrated Willow

sarcastically asks, “She couldn’t've dressed up like Xena?” Xena: Warrior Princess was a TV show which ran for six years (1995-2001). Set in ancient mythical lands, the show

followed the tales of Xena, played by Lucy Lawless. There are many similarities between Buffy and Xena. Both lead

characters are strong women who fight the forces of evil and help people in need. Like Angel, Xena is trying to

atone for her past evils. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is referenced in the Xena episode ‘The Play’s the Thing’. Two

theatre critics discuss which play to see and one says, “There’s the opening of Buffus, the Bacchae Slayer across

the street.” Like Buffy, Xena had a musical episode.



Arc significance[edit]

  • Xander's military experience occasionally becomes handy for the Scooby Gang. He later explains in "Innocence"

that his memories of being a soldier, including “procedure, ordnance, access codes, everything”, have been

retained.

  • Willow takes a leadership role for the first time after discovering that Buffy and Xander have amnesia.
  • Buffy and Angel agreed to go for a coffee in "Reptile Boy", in this episode they attempt to do so. In Season 5,

"I Was Made to Love You", Buffy sees 'coffee' as an extremely important date-like event regarding Ben, and the

drink is used as an analogy for feelings.

  • This is the first hint of a dark past for the heretofore book-straight Giles.
  • This episode features the first appearances of recurring characters Ethan Rayne and Larry.

Writing and acting[edit]

damsel in distress that Buffy is so not Nicholas Brendon as a soldier and Alyson Hannigan as the one

in charge.

  • Carl Ellsworth is credited as writer of this episode though it underwent rewriting by Whedon. Ellsworth revealed

to [http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050521/FEATURES/505210319/1011/SCENE Courier-

Journal in 2005]

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WRITING/ACTING

One day I was called into Joss Whedon’s office expecting to get notes on the script, but he said, “Carl, we are

taking the script away, and we have nothing else for you.” They fired me. It still shakes me up to think about

it. I had never been fired before. As I look back, there are so many reasons. It just wasn’t a fit. … When you

are a staff writer, it’s an entry-level position, and you have to learn when to pitch ideas and when not to. At

that time, I was a little too green, and I don’t think I was able to capture the voices of the characters in high

school. It was a personal blow, and I had a classic depression — I couldn’t type a word. That lasted about six

months. … I got back going with Animorphs, a Nickelodeon show."

Quotes and trivia[edit]

  • The costume designer responsible for Buffy's dress

picked it as her favorite piece of the

series.

  • The two faced statue Janus used by Ethan Rayne in this episode is later seen in "Tabula Rasa" behind Giles when

he finds his airline ticket in his pocket. In ancient Roman mythology, Janus was a two-faced god of gates, of

doors, and of beginnings and endings, and was worshipped at harvests, marriages, births, and other kinds of

beginnings. It might be speculated the statue in "Tabula Rasa" sybolises Giles leaving Sunnydale and going to

England.

  • There is a black and white oval sticker labelled by the letters “WP”. The letters stand for the Sunnydale band,

"Widespread Panic". It can be seen in number of places in this episode; on Oz’s locker door (near Cordelia when

she’s dressed as a cat and talking to Oz), on a bulletin board (on Willow's right when she walks into the library

as a ghost), on the bathroom wall (behind Buffy’s right shoulder when she and Willow are looking at the book).

The same sticker appears in a number of episodes; "Ina Mummy Girl", "Bad Eggs", "Surprise", "Phases",

"Bewitched", "Bothered and Bewildered", "Becoming (Part 2)", "Dead Man’s Party", "A New Man", "Wild at Heart",

"The Yoko Factor", and "The Replacement".


LIE TO ME[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Billy “Ford” Fordham Ford was a school friend of Buffy’s at Hemery High, and also her fifth grade crush. He founded a cult of vampire

worshippers and offered them - and Buffy - to Spike in exchange for becoming a vampire. Ford wanted to become a

vampire because he was dying of a brain tumour. He was sired by Spike and staked by Buffy when he rose as a

vampire.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to James Chantarelle Chantarelle was a member of Ford’s vampire wannabe group in Lie to Me. She later turned up again in L.A., this

time calling herself Lily (Anne). There she met Buffy who politely informed her that Chantarelle was actually a

mushroom. Later still, and using the name Anne (which she ‘borrowed’ from Buffy), she appeared in Angel, where

she’s running a shelter for the homeless.

Read more | 15 comments | by Jess Lucius Spike’s vampire lackey in Lie to Me was called Lucius. He didn’t have a speaking part in the episode.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Marvin Marvin was a nerd who was part of Billy Fordham’s vampire worshipping cult in Lie to Me. He wanted his vampire

name to be Diego, and wore a shiny blue cape. Marvin managed to escape when the vampires attacked the cult.


Continuity[edit]

Blackberry patch Drusilla sings the rhyme, “Run and catch, run and catch, the lamb is caught in the blackberry patch” in the

episodes Lie to Me and What’s My Line? (Part 2). She also sings this in the Angel episode ‘Reunion’.

Read more | Add a comment | by Mel Hemery High Before she moved to Sunnydale, Buffy attended Hemery High in L.A. The school was also the setting of the 1992

Buffy movie. Buffy was expelled from there as she burned down the gym (there was a bunch of vampires in there at

the time). We see her in a flashback at Hemery High in Becoming (Part 1), and Buffy and Ford mention the school

in Lie to Me. Buffy refers to her time at Hemery High in Homecoming, mentioning that she was the Prom Princess

and the Fiesta Queen at that school, as well as being on the cheerleading squad. The building used as Hemery was previously used as the clock tower in the Back To The Future movies. The set is

at Universal Studios, along with a number of European village sets often used in Buffy and Angel flashbacks.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Once more, with tension In the episode Lie to Me, Angel gets jealous when he sees Ford and Buffy at the Bronze. Buffy says that the

Bronze is too crowded and leaves with Ford. Xander then says in a sarcastic way: “Once more, with tension.” The

musical episode in season 6 was called Once More, With Feeling.

Read more | 1 comment | by Angel242 William variants The writers of Buffy seem to love the name William and all its derivatives. Here’s a list of all the William

variants used on the show:

William the Bloody (Spike’s human name and original title) Liam (Angel’s human name) Billy Fordham: (Buffy’s friend from LA who sold her out to Spike) Billy Palmer: (the little boy in the coma who caused nightmares to come to life) Billy Crandal: (chained himself to a snack machine in I Only Have Eyes For You) Billy (an unclassified demon in Angel, who brought out the worst in men with a touch) Willy the Snitch (demon bar tender) Wil or Will: the name sometimes given to Willow (yeah, this was a bit of a stretch) Read more | 5 comments | by onlimain Willow’s computer Willow has a laptop in the episode Lie to Me. She must have brought a new one as she had a desktop computer in I

Robot, You Jane.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Xander’s happys In Revelations, Buffy says she was waiting to tell everyone about Angel being alive and Xander replys, “For what?

For Angel to go psycho again the next time you give him a happy?”. In Lie to Me where Buffy and Willow are

secretly talking about Angel meeting with Dru and Xander replys, “Hey, it’s me. If Angel’s doing somethin’ wrong,

I wanna know. ‘Cause it gives me a happy!”




Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Passes the time This line of Angel’s was deleted from Lie to Me: “Yeah, I eat too. Not for nutritional value – it just kind of passes the time.”

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DiVinyls Buffy says in Lie to Me that she got over her crush on Ford by listening to the DiVinyls 1991 hit “I Touch

Myself”. (Willow: “Oh, that’s what that song is about?”)

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Dracula the Movie In the Sunset Club in Lie to Me, Ford mouths the words of a vampire movie playing in the background. The film is

the 1973 TV movie Dracula, starring Jack Palance and directed by Dan Curtis.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Marie-Antoinette In Lie to Me, Buffy’s class discuss Marie-Antoinette and the French Revolution - in which the lower classes in

France demanded equal rights from King Louis XVI and the land-owning aristocracy in 1789. Marie-Antoinette (the

Queen of France), convinced her husband to seek aid from foreign governments, and not bow down to the uprising.

Austria and Prussia declared war on France in 1792, and she passed secrets to those armies, hoping to get aid to

defeat the rebellious lower classes. Both King Louis and Marie-Antoinette were executed at the guillotine in 1793

for treason.



Quotes and trivia[edit]

  • In the original script for this episode, Chantarelle’s (later 'Lily') name before

changing it was Joan. In the episode, "Anne" she takes on Buffy's middle name, [[Anne Steele (Buffyverse)

|'Anne']]. Interestingly in the episode, "Tabula Rasa", after Buffy loses her memory, she decides to name herself

'Joan'.


THE DARK AGE[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Deirdre Page Deirdre was a member of the student chaos-worshipping group that Giles belonged to in his youth. She was killed

and possessed by the demon Eyghon during which time she murdered her former friend Philip Henry.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Philip Henry Philip was a friend of Giles when he was student, who also helped to raise the demon Eyghon. He was killed by

Deirdre Page, while her body became possessed by Eyghon. He in turn became possessed by the demon and transferred

Eyghon over to Jenny Calendar whilst she was unconscious in The Dark Age.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Randall Randall was a friend of Giles in his youth. He induced possession by Eyghon one night, but lost possession of the

demon and it killed him. Giles told this story in The Dark Age.


Continuity[edit]

Dark side erupting In The Dark Age, Xander says, “No one can be wound as straight narrow as Giles without a dark side erupting.”

This can also be applied to (early) Willow in a way. She is so shy, and up-tight, but evenutally tries to end the

world in the episode Grave.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Giles and Magic Giles casts a spell against Catherine Madison in The Witch. He says this is his first but we discover in The Dark

Age that he has a history using magic. It’s the first time we see him using witchcraft.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Giles’s place The first time we see Giles’s home is in The Dark Age. In Band Candy, a courtyard outside Giles’s apartment can

be seen where there once were stairs. His place became the focal point for the Scoobies in season four. The final

time we see Giles’ apartment in the series is in the episode Forever.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Slamming doors Buffy and Giles both slam a door in the face of the other at some point in the series: Giles does it to her in

The Dark Age and Buffy does it to him in Lies My Parents Told Me.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Uncle Rory Xander’s Uncle Rory, who was a “stodgy taxidermist” by day and at night it was “booze, whores and fur flying”.

Mentioned in The Dark Age, The Zeppo (when he lent Xander his car), Fear, Itself, Gone and As You Were. We

finally got to meet Uncle Rory when he was a guest at Xander’s wedding in Hell’s Bells - and he didn’t

disappoint. He pretended to be electrocuted by a toaster and hit on a waitress at the wedding, pretending she was

his date. He then explained the finer points of taxidermy to her.



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Possessed Jenny Robia LaMorte said at a Buffy Convention (The Harvest, London, June 2003) that she didn’t like playing Possessed

-Jenny in The Dark Age because of her religious beliefs, but that it was fun to be sexy for a while. She also

hated playing the First Evil in Amends and really didn’t want to come back unless her character was good.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Sid Vicious In The Dark Age, we see a photo of a young Rupert Giles holding a bass guitar. The production crew faked the

photo by superimposing his head onto a photo of Sid Vicious.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to EZ Win TV-14 The Dark Age was the first episode since Prophecy Girl to be rated TV-14.


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same line was spoken by Merrick, Buffy’s Watcher in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer as he lay dying.

Buffy (Kristy Swanson) also says the line to Lothos towards the end of the movie when she realises what it means.

Read more | 1 comment | by *Jen* Anywhere But Here ‘Anywhere But Here’ is a fantasy game where each person says where they’d rather be. In The Dark Age, Buffy,

Xander and Willow play this game in an attempt to pretend they’re not in school. We discover that Buffy wants her

feet massaged by Gavin Rossdale of band Bush; Willow prefers the idea of dinner in Florence with actor John

Cusack; while Xander (always) wants to go out with Amy Yip to the water park.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess E.M. Forster In The Dark Age, Giles lent Jenny Calendar a first edition of a novel by British author E.M. Forster (1879-1970).

His most famous works include A Room With A View, Howard’s End and A Passage To India.

Read more | 6 comments | by Jess Lost Weekend Buffy says to Giles in The Dark Age, “I care from you Lost Weekend-ing in your apartment!” The Lost Weekend

(1945) is a film about the effects of alcoholism on a man’s life. It was based on a novel of the same name by

Charles R. Jackson. The movie won Academy Awards for best picture, best actor (Ray Milland), best director (Billy

Wilder) and best screenplay (Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett).

Read more | Add a comment | by hailtothechimp The Bay City Rollers Giles reveals in The Dark Age that he’s a fan of The Bay City Rollers. They were a 1970s band, famous for wearing

tartan. Their biggest hit was ‘Saturday Night’.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Prisoner In Halloween, Ethan leaves behind a note on the counter of the costume shop which says, “Be seeing you.” When

Eyghon leaves Giles’ apartment after first possessing Ms. Calendar in The Dark Age, it also says, “Be seeing

you.” The phrase is a reference to 60s cult paranoia drama The Prisoner.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Sound of Music After being possessed by Eyghon, Jenny says to Giles in The Dark Age, “I mean, I’m not running around, wind in my

hair, ‘The hills are alive with the sound of music’ fine, but… I’m coping.” This is a quote from the title song

of the musical The Sound of Music (1959) written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It was made into a

movie starring Julie Andrews in 1965. Buffy also mentions the song in Beauty and the Beasts when she says, “Three-dimensional, Sensurround, The Hills

Are Alive…”



Quotes and trivia[edit]

WHAT'S MY LINE, PART ONE[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Dalton Dalton was a bespectacled vampire who helped Spike and Drusilla to steal the Du Lac cross and translate the Du

Lac manuscript in What’s My Line?. He was destroyed by The Judge in Surprise.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Kendra Kendra was chosen as a vampire Slayer when Buffy died briefly in Prophecy Girl. The two Slayers had different

styles - Kendra was considered a model Slayer as she had been training with her watcher Sam Zabuto since she was

tiny. She and Giles hit it off straight away, much to Buffy’s annoyance. Buffy eventually taught Kendra that

human emotion wasn’t necessarily a hindrance to being a Slayer and the two began to respect each other. Kendra

presented Buffy with Mr. Pointy - her favourite stake, as well as the sword which Buffy would eventually use to

kill Angel with. Kendra was killed by Drusilla whilst trying to protect the other Scoobies. Dru hypnotised her

then slashed her throat. Her death led to Faith being chosen as a vampire Slayer.

Read more | 18 comments | by Jess Octarus Octarus was a one-eyed demon who was a member of the Order of Taraka. Buffy killed him by slashing his throat

using her ice skate in What’s My Line? (Part 1).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Willy the Snitch Willy was a human bartender who owned Willy’s Place, a demon bar in Sunnydale. Various Scoobies beat Willy up,

threatened to beat him, or paid him money, to get information about new demons in town. Willy usually knew what

was going on in town, but pretended not to.


Continuity[edit]

  • Darla had asked Angel (in the episode 'Angel'), if he thought that Buffy would ever be

able to kiss his 'real face'. She did in this episode.

  • This episode features the first appearence of Buffy's cuddly pig, Mr. Gordo.
  • Willow and OZ finally properly meet, having almost done so in two previous episodes, "Inca Mummy Girl" and

"Halloween".

  • Willy’s Place is seen for the first time. The bar also appeared in many other episodes including Amends, The

Zeppo, Goodbye, Iowa and Family.

  • The term, “Scooby Gang”, is used for the first time (by Xander), "C’mon, Cordelia. You want to be a member of

the Scooby Gang you gotta be willing to be inconvenienced every now and then.". Previously Xander and Buffy had

both used Scooby merchandise such as T-shirts, and a lunch box.

  • This is the first time that a slayer is called on the series. It will happen once more before the series finale.

Production details[edit]

  • The hold of the plane which Kendra arrived in Sunnydale in, was used as a sewer tunnel in later episodes.
  • The ice rink is called Iceland, it's found at 8041 Jackson Street in Paramount, California. This is around

25 miles from where Buffy was filmed. Sarah Michelle Gellar was a fan of ice skating in real life

Cultural References[edit]

  • "What’s My Line?" was an American game show which ran from 1950 to 1963. Contestants had to guess what unusual

jobs or products were linked to mysterious guests from clues given by the host (John Charles Daly). The UK

version featured the mystery guests miming their jobs.

  • When Buffy talks about a “Dorothy Hamill phase”, she means ice-skating since Hamill was an American ice-

skater who won a gold medal in the 1976 Winter olympics.

  • The software recruiter says to Willow “The jet was delayed by fog at Sea Tac but he should be here any

minute.”. Sea Tac stands for Seattle Tacoma Airport.

  • Buffy says to Giles “Have a cow Giles.” She is playing on The Simpsons phrase used by Bart Simpson,

"Don’t have a cow" (which means 'don’t get worked up').

Quotes and trivia[edit]

  • Buffy fights two vampries, she dusts one before seeing the other runaway, “One down, one… gone.”. The same

situation plays out with two demons in Earshot.

  • The spectacled vampire, Dalton, also later appeared in Surprise
  • It is revealed there are forty-three churches in Sunnydale.

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Episode characters[edit]

Bugman The Bugman was a member of the Order of Taraka who posed as Norman Pfister, a cosmetics salesman from the company

‘Blush Beautiful Cosmetics’. He was actually a demon who could turn himself into thousands of maggot-type

creatures at will. He attacked Cordelia and Xander, who later killed him by poring glue on him whilst in insect

form in What’s My Line? (Part 2).

Read more | 7 comments | by Jess Patrice Patrice was a red-haired member of the Order of Taraka. She posed as a police woman at the Career Fair at Buffy’s

school. She attacked Buffy there, and briefly held Jonathan hostage. Patrice shot Oz whilst aiming for Buffy in

What’s My Line? (Part 2).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Sam Tsebuto Sam Tsebuto was Kendra’s Watcher. He had been training her for years in Jamaica. Sam was well respected within

The Watchers Council. He sent Kendra to Sunnydale in What’s My Line, Part One while he went on the Watcher’s

Retreat.


Continuity[edit]

What happened to the Order of Taraka? At the beginning of the episode Ted, Buffy, Xander and Willow refer to the events of What’s My Line? (Part 2).

The Order of Taraka has apparently been called off, and Angel is still recuperating from the injuries he got from

Spike and Drusilla.





Arc significance[edit]

This is the beginning of Xander and Cordelia's relationship.

Writing and acting[edit]

  • This episode seems to make a statement on book- versus social learning, the contrast made more distinct by the

season finale.

  • Bianca Lawson commented on her accent during her stint on Buffy in an interview with SFX magazine:
I really hated that accent! I got the part, and I didn’t originally have an accent. Then, literally the

night before, they said, “What about a Jamaican accent?” So it’s one of those things where, y’know, I just had to

put it on tape, but I didn’t have a chance to get comfortable with it. And the thing is, certain things - if you

say it properly [in Jamaican patois], people don’t really fully understand it, so they would change things.

They’d say, “Well, say it like this” and it’s like, “Would that be accurate in that accent though?” “It doesn’t

matter because no-one’s going to understand you!” So different people were giving their interpretations of it. I

was like “But everyone’s going to think that I’m doing it wrong!” So personally, I wasn’t happy with the

accent!

  • Seth Green mentioned in an Ultimate TV talkt that the line “I mock you with my monkey pants” was

initially dreamt by Alyson Hannigan. Joss Whedon decided to insert it in the episode. Marti Noxon said in her

commentary for the season four DVD, that all the lines after Oz’s compliment about Willow’s smile were ad-libbed

by Seth and Alyson.


Cultural References[edit]

  • Buffy tells Kendra not to watch the in-flight movie if it’s got "Chevvy Chase" in it. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s in

1988 had an uncredited cameo in the Chase film Funny Farm.

  • Xander says, “Okay, Mary Kay, time to…”. Xander is referencing "Mary Kay Cosmetics" since the Bugman had

been posing as a salesman from a cosmetics company.

  • Buffy said “After all of this is over, I’m thinking pineapple pizza and teen video movie fest. Possibly

something from the Ringwald oeuvre.” She is referencing the actress, Molly Ringwald. Ringwald starred in many

80s teen movies like Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club. After Alyson Hannigan left the stage

production of When Harry Met Sally in 2004, Molly took over the part of 'Sally'.

  • Buffy says to Kendra “Back off, Pink Ranger!” This is likely an in-joke since Sarah Michelle Gellar’s stunt

double, Sophia Crawford, used to be the stunt double for the Pink Power Ranger on the TV show, Mighty Morphin’

Power Rangers.

  • Spike calls Buffy, “Rebecca of Sunnyhell Farm” referencing a 1903 children’s book Rebecca of Sunnybrook

Farm about a farmgirl called Rebecca. A movie of the book was made in 1938 starring Shirley Temple.

  • Xander says, “I am the bug man, coo coo ka choo.” This is a reference to The Beatles’ song “I Am The Walrus”

(1967) which contains the line, “I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob.

  • Xander says, “Welcome my little pretties”. This is likely a reference to The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked

Witch of the West calls Dorothy her “pretty”.

Quotes and trivia[edit]

  • Drusilla sings the rhyme, “Run and catch, run and catch, the lamb is caught in the blackberry patch” in the

episodes "Lie to Me" and "What’s My Line? II" and the Angel episode "Reunion".

  • Oz says that all he wants out of life is to play an E flat diminished ninth chord.
  • This episode includes the first time Giles dusts a vampire onscreen, and the first time Willow ever dusts a

vamp.

TED[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Ted Buchanan Joyce’s seemingly perfect boyfriend: successful at work; an amazing chef; good values; caring and kind - his only

flaw is that he’s a psychotic robot. Ted Buchanan actually built a robot of himself when he was dying, and his

wish is to recreate his life with his first wife. Over and over. Buffy was jealous of Ted when she still believed

he was human and the two had a couple of stand-offs. Finally, Ted threatened to show Joyce Buffy’s Slayer diary

and the two fought. Buffy kicked Ted down the stairs, and believed she ‘killed’ him. He later came back but his

wiring was broken and Joyce realised what he was. Buffy destroyed the robot using a frying pan.


Continuity[edit]

Belinda Buffy goes to Ted’s workplace to spy on him. She pretends she’s a new temp and calls herself Belinda.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Miniature Golf Ted takes Joyce and the Scoobies for a game of miniature golf. Willow said in When She Was Bad that there no

mini-golf courses In Sunnydale, but I guess it’s possible that Ted drove them somewhere else for their game.

Mini-golf was also the favoured pastime of season three’s Mayor Richard Wilkins III (he suggested a game in

Enemies). Clearly, miniature golf is the game of choice for evil patriarchs.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Own fun In the episode Ted, Willow says, “I have my own fun.” In Innocence, she says of herself and the Scoobies, “Well

we don’t have cable so we have to make our own fun.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Sad overalls There seems to be a continuing theme that Buffy wears dungarees (overalls) when she’s sad. She wears them in Ted

after she thinks she killed Ted; in Becoming (Part 2) before boarding the bus to run away; in Helpless when

arriving, sans her power, to save her mother; and in Inca Mummy Girl when she wears them to hunt Ampata instead

of going to the dance.

Read more | 5 comments | by lydston Three weeks In Ted, Cordelia refers to the events of The Dark Age, remembering how Giles helped raise Eyghon. Jenny says it’s

been three weeks since the events of that episode.

Read more | 8 comments | by Jess What happened to the Order of Taraka? At the beginning of the episode Ted, Buffy, Xander and Willow refer to the events of What’s My Line? (Part 2).

The Order of Taraka has apparently been called off, and Angel is still recuperating from the injuries he got from

Spike and Drusilla.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Xander the Jinx In School Hard, Xander gives the “ultimate jinx” by saying, “Nothing’s gonna happen” and Willow and Buffy walk

off in a huff. In Ted, Xander says, “Yeah, with Spike and Drusilla out of the way, we’ve really been ridin’ the

mellow… and I am really jinxing the hell out of us by saying that” to which Buffy replies, “Yeah, but we’ll let

you off this time”.



  • This is the first appearance of a human-like robot on the series. Although another robot was constructed in

I, Robot... You, Jane, this one possesses completely human-created

artificial intelligence. Stupendously advanced, these machines are nearly indistinguishable from humans and would

probably pass the Turing test. The next well-made robot to appear on the show is April ([[I Was Made to

Love You (Buffy episode)|I Was Made to Love You]]).

Writing and acting[edit]

  • The episode is an obvious metaphor for fears held by step-children. It is also a warning that adults may not

know everything, and that everyone may be taken by a charming individual.

  • John Ritter had once worked with Joss's father, Tom Whedon, and his son had appeared in a play written by

Joss's brother, Zack Whedon.

Production details[edit]

The Watcher's Guide reveals that this episode was shot during Halloween: Many members of the cast and crew

came to the set in costume; Kristine Sutherland (Joyce) wore 1950s clothes like Ted’s first wife, and Sarah

Michelle Gellar came as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, along with her dog, 'Toto'.

  • The Watcher's Guide mentions that during the filming of the final fight scene between Buffy and Ted, both

Sarah Michelle Gellar and John Ritter were sick; Ms. Gellar from flu, Mr. Ritter from [[food

poisoning]] the night before.

Cultural References[edit]

  • Crime and Punishment -. A number of the characters have a discussion over whether Buffy has a right to

take the life of a human being, and if so, the punishment she should face for doing so. Giles concludes the

conversation by saying “Whatever the authorities have planned for her can not be worse than what she is doing

to herself. She’s taken a human life. The guilt, it’s pretty hard to bear and won’t go away soon.” The whole

conversation is an allusion to the book, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. A central theme in the book

Overman theory (sometimes called the ‘Superman’ theory in English). [[Friedrich

Nietzsche]]’s theory considers certain extraordinary people who are beyond good, evil, and especially the laws of

society. Dostoevsky used Napoleon as an example in the book, who plans and commits a murder to see if he is above

society. However after committing the murder he is over taken by grief, guilt, and fear.

  • The Stepfather-Terminator-Collector’. - In The Monster Book Joss Whedon states “we refer to 'Ted' as

‘The Stepfather-Terminator-Collector’”, revealing three films that influenced the character. [[Ted (Buffy

episode)#References|1]]

  • Kevlar - Giles says to Jenny "The advantages of layers of tweed. It’s better than Kevlar.” Kevlar is a

material which is used to make bullet proof vests.

  • Superman - Cordelia says of Buffy, “But she’s like this Superman.
  • The Stepford Wives - Ted refers to The Stepford Wives, originally a 1972 novel about a town in

Connecticut where the women seemed to live perfect lives as housewives but turn out to be robots. The movie was

remade in 2004.

  • Thelma & Louise - Buffy tells Joyce, “I guess we’re Thelma & Louise-ing it again.” She is referring to

the 1991 movie Thelma & Louise, about two women who go on a road trip, where things get from bad to worse.

The movie is often associated with female bonding.

Quotes and trivia[edit]

  • The Watcher's Guide includes a line cut from the conversation between Willow and Xander regarding the

Captain and Tennille:

Willow: “I’m just saying that if Tennille were in charge, she would have had the little captain hat.
  • Xander says, “Yeah, with Spike and Drusilla out of the way, we’ve really been ridin’ the mellow… and I am

really jinxing the hell out of us by saying that”. Buffy replies, “Yeah, but we’ll let you off this time”.

This forshadows later events in Innocence and [[Surprise (Buffy episode)

|Surprise]].

  • Giles: "Buffy, I believe the subtext here is rapidly becoming text."

References[edit]

  • [1] - The Monster Book, pix



BAD EGGS[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Lyle Gorch Lyle Gorch was a cowboy vampire whose brother, Techtor, was eaten by the Mother Bezoar demon (Bad Eggs).

Originally from Abilene, Texas, the brothers once massacred an entire Mexican village in 1886, before they even

became vampires. Lyle married vampire Candy and the two took part in Slayerfest ‘98 in Homecoming. Candy was

killed by Bufy, and Lyle ran away from Cordelia.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Mr. Whitmore Mr. Whitmore was Sunnydale High’s teen health teacher who gave Buffy’s class eggs to protect in Bad Eggs. He was

under the control of the Mother Bezoar.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Techtor Gorch Techtor Gorch was a cowboy vampire, whose brother was called Lyle. The two were originally from Abilene, Texas,

where they once massacred an entire Mexican village in 1886, before they even became vampires. Techtor was eaten

by the Mother Bezoar demon in Bad Eggs.


Continuity[edit]

In Loving Memory In the episode Bad Eggs, Buffy and Angel have the following conversation in a graveyard:

Angel: “You really don’t care what happens a year from now? Five years from now?” Buffy: “Angel, when I look into the future, all I see is you! All I want is you.” Angel: “I know the feeling.”

The two then kiss and the camera pans to a tombstone which says ‘In Loving Memory’. This could be a foreshadowing

of the next episode Suprise, in which Angel turns bad and their relationship disintegrates.

Read more | 3 comments | by bangel Jewish Willow Although it had been suspected because of her last name, the first time it is stated on the show that Willow is

Jewish is in Bad Eggs.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Microscopic pain Xander gets smashed in the head with a microscope in two episodes: Lover’s Walk and Bad Eggs.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Pinball machine When Buffy fights Lyle Gorch in the mall in Bad Eggs, she pushes him into a pinball machine. It seems to be the

same machine she throws Andrew onto in the season six episode Gone.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Sex Ed. In a sex ed. class in the episode Bad Eggs, the students are asked to name some consequences of sex. No one

mentions that your immortal vampire lover might lose his soul, team up with your enemy, kill your friends,

psychologically torment you and plan to end the world - but all of these things happened to Buffy when she has

sex in the very next episode (Surprise).




Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Fan-O-Rama There are a couple of in-jokes aimed towards Buffy’s strong internet community in the episode Bad Eggs. In the

science lab during the dissection, the words ‘Posting Board’ can be seen on a blackboard - for those who go to

the main Buffy forum. Then, when Joyce enters the library, the words ‘website coming’ and ‘BVS brats talk’ can be

seen on a signboard.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Mall in Bad Eggs The mall scenes in Bad Eggs were filmed at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, north of Los Angeles in California.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder

Cultural References[edit]

  • The Wild Bunch - The 1969 film The Wild Bunch by Sam Peckinpah is one of Whedon’s favourite films.

It is mentioned twice in Buffy. In The Harvest, Buffy says to her friends,

Don’t go wild bunch on me” before they entered the Bronze. In [[Bargaining, Part Two (Buffy episode)

|Bargaining II]], Xander called the demons who raided Sunnydale the “wild bunch”.

Lyle and Techtor Gorch, who appeared in Bad Eggs, are named after characters from

The Wild Bunch. In that movie, the Gorches were brothers in William Holden’s gang, played by Warren Oates and Ben

Johnson. Pike from the Buffy movie was named after William Holden’s character in The Wild Bunch and Angel was

another character from the film.

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Aliens In Bad Eggs, the offspring of the Mother Bezoar is very similar to the facehugger parasite (designed by swiss

artist H R Giger) in the Alien(s) movie series. The Bezoar dissection scene is also a clear nod to a scene in

Aliens, in which the android Bishop (Lance Hendriksen) examines one of the creatures.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Tmi and Lasse Mettovaara Giga Pet Buffy says in Bad Eggs, “I killed my Giga Pet!” Giga Pets where the U.S. answer to the Japanese Tamagotchi: an

electronic “virtual pet” which the owner looked after to stop it becoming unhappy or dying.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Machiavelli Giles says to Xander in Bad Eggs, “I suppose there is a sort of Machiavellian ingenuity to your transgression.”

He’s referring to Renaissance philosopher Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) whose most famous work was The Prince

(1515). In it, he says that to remain in power and be truly effective, a ruler must reject traditional morality

and use his power ruthlessly. The term “Machiavellian” therefore means to achieve goals by whatever means

necessary. In As You Were, Todd asks Buffy “you know Machiavelli, right?”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Dreidel Song Xander tells Willow to sing the Dreidel song to her Jewish egg in Bad Eggs. He’s referring to the song that is

sung in a children’s game using a Dreidel - a four-sided spinning top. The song begins, “I have a little dreidel,

I made it out of clay, and when it’s dry and ready, then dreidel I shall play”.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess The Wild Bunch The 1969 film The Wild Bunch by Sam Peckinpah is one of Joss Whedon’s favourites. It is mentioned twice in Buffy.

In The Harvest, Buffy advised her friends, “Don’t go wild bunch on me” before they entered the Bronze. In

Bargaining (Part 2), Xander called the demons who raided Sunnydale the “wild bunch”. Lyle and Techtor Gorch, who appeared in Bad Eggs, are named after characters from The Wild Bunch. In that movie,

the Gorches were brothers in William Holden’s gang, played by Warren Oates and Ben Johnson. Pike from the Buffy

movie was named after William Holden’s character in The Wild Bunch and Angel was another character from the film.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

There is a black and white oval sticker labelled by the letters “WP”. The letters stand for the Sunnydale band,

Widespread Panic. It can be seen on a locker (behind Jonathon’s right shoulder when he is being attacked).

The same sticker appears in a number of episodes; Ina Mummy Girl, Halloween, Surprise, Phases,

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Becoming (Part 2), Dead Man’s Party, A New Man, Wild at

Heart, The Yoko Factor, and The Replacement.


SURPRISE[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Dalton Dalton was a bespectacled vampire who helped Spike and Drusilla to steal the Du Lac cross and translate the Du

Lac manuscript in What’s My Line?. He was destroyed by The Judge in Surprise.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Uncle Enyos Enyos was Jenny’s uncle and member of the Kalderash clan. Enyos came to Sunnydale in Surprise to ensure that

Jenny was keeping a close eye on Angel, as the Kalderash people had given Angel his curse. When Angel lost his

soul he killed Enyos, who was found by Jenny and Buffy in Innocence.


Continuity[edit]

Bad birthdays Buffy celebrates her 20th birthday in Blood Ties. Her party comes to a staggering halt when Dawn discovers she’s

the Key and freaks out. This isn’t the first (nor last) time that Buffy’s birthday has gone wrong. In Surprise,

Buffy slept with Angel on her 17th birthday which prompted him to turn evil and start killing her friends. In

Helpless, the Watcher’s Council forced a test on Buffy on her 18th birthday by removing her powers and seeing how

she coped with a crazed vampire. In Older and Far Away, Dawn unwittingly made a wish with a vengeance demon that

none can leave her, forcing the Scoobies to be stranded in Buffy’s house at her birthday party.

Read more | 21 comments | by Jess Carpe Diem Buffy’s motto, which means “seize the day”. In Welcome to the Hellmouth, Buffy tells Willow “seize the moment,

because tomorrow you might be dead.” In Surprise, Willow reminded Buffy about “Carpe diem” in their chat about

whether Buffy should sleep with Angel. And look what happened then.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Chips ‘n’ dips In Surprise, when the gang discuss Buffy’s birthday party, Xander and Cordy have the following conversation:

Xander: “You’re cooking?” Cordelia: “Well, I’m chips and dips girl.” Xander: “Horrors! All that opening and stirring.” Cordelia: “And shopping and carrying.”

Later, in Dead Man’s Party, Cordelia seems to be resigned to her fate as “chips and dips girl”:

Cordelia: “I’m the dip.” Xander: “You gotta admire the purity of it.” Cordelia: “What? Onion dip. Stirring, not cooking. It’s what I bring.”

Read more | Add a comment | by emlem25 Jenny’s car Jenny Calendar drove an old Volkswagen Beetle, seen in Surprise when she gave Buffy a lift to the Bronze.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Monkey Pants Seth Green said in an Ultimate TV chat that the line “I mock you with my monkey pants” in What’s My Line? (Part

2) was an idea of Alyson Hannigan’s. She had dreamt that Seth said that, and Joss Whedon decided to include it in

the episode. In her commentary for the season four DVD, Marti Noxon claims that the part after Oz’s compliment

about Willow’s smile was all ad-libbed by Seth and Alyson. The story doesn’t end there - in the episode Surprise, Buffy dreams that Willow says to her in French, “the hippo

stole his pants”. Many fans think that this is a reference to Oz’s line to Willow about animal crackers. The full

conversation between Oz and Willow runs as follows (Oz used a French accent for the monkey’s line):

O: Oh look! Monkey. And he has a little hat…and little pants. W: Yeah, I see. O: The monkey’s the only cookie animal that gets to wears clothes. You know that? … You have the sweetest smile

I’ve ever seen. O: So I’m wondering, do the other cookie animals feel sorta ripped? Like is the hippo going, “Hey, man. Where are

my pants? I have my hippo dignity.” And you know the monkey’s just, “I mock you with my monkey pants!” And then

there’s a big coup in the zoo. W: The monkey is French? O: All monkeys are French. You didn’t know that? W: No.

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Sarah Hadley and Bob, Marti Noxon's DVD commentary for

What's My Line? Surprise party Why, why, WHY do Buffy’s friends throw surprise parties for the Slayer? Let me repeat that… The Slayer. Who has

demons and vampires jumping out at her all the time, and has really sharp reflexes. Who carries a weapon nearly

all the time. Now that’s the kind of girl you really don’t want to be jumping out on! The Scoobies threw Buffy

surprise parties in Surprise and A New Man.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess They’re back Spike and Drusilla appear in Surprise for the first time since What’s My Line? (Part 2). Spike was damaged badly

in that episode and is now in a wheelchair.




Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Air day Surprise was the last episode to air on a Monday in the U.S. It aired on Tuesdays from the next episode on, so

the second part (Innocence) was shown the day after Surprise.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Emmy Awards A bone of contention with many who love Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the fact that it is often overlooked by the

Emmy Awards. The show has won in these categories: Christophe Beck’s score to Becoming; and ‘Best Make-Up’ for

Surprise and Innocence. Joss Whedon was nominated for the ‘Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series’ award for Hush

(interesting considering most of the episode has no dialogue!) and Chosen was nominated in the ‘Special Visual

Effects for a Series’ category. Beer Bad received an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series’

in the 52nd Annual Emmy Awards. Hell’s Bells got 3 Emmy nominations: Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series,

Outstanding Make-up for a Series (non-prosthetic), and Outstanding Make-up For A Series (Prosthetic).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Not yet a woman The following conversation was deleted from the final cut of Surprise:

Jenny: “I guess it makes sense. I mean, all of Buffy’s senses are heightened. Why should her intuition be

different?” Giles: “Precisely. It’s not unheard-of for the Slayer to start having prophetic dreams and visions as she

approaches adulthood.” Jenny: “Adulthood? Buffy’s seventeen tomorrow, Giles. Don’t rush her.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Sarah on love scenes Sarah Michelle Gellar discussed love scenes on Buffy in an interview with The Independent newspaper in June 2002:

“Love scenes are never the most comfortable things in the world. The best thing about it is I have been with the

same crew for six years so they are like my family. It is a lot easier doing things you feel silly or

uncomfortable about if you are around people who are that close to you - although you wouldn’t want your real

family to see you doing things like that! To be honest, it is truly the unsexiest thing in the world. David

Boreanaz, who was one of my first boyfriends on the show, and I were the worst. We would do horrible things to

each other. Like eat tuna fish and pickle before we kissed. If he had to unbutton my shirt or trousers I would

pin them or sew them together to make it as hard as I could. Once I even dropped ice cream on him.”

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess | Source: The Independent newspaper, June 2002 Sunnydale docks The docks shots in the episode Surprise were filmed in San Pedro, California. The water was warmer than expected

because of a warm, El Nino current.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Wanker Spike calls Dalton a “wanker” in Surprise. The BBC wouldn’t allow the use of the word (and it was cut when shown

in the UK), but it’s full meaning doesn’t seem to be widely known in the U.S., which is why Joss was able to get

away with it there. The word originally meant someone who masturbates but it became common in British slang as a

someone who is detestable.

MUSIC

Anything The song that plays during Buffy’s dream in Surprise is an original song called “Anything”, written by Buffy

composers Shawn K. Clement and Sean Murray and performed by Cari Howe.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Rasputina The song ‘Transylvanian Concubine’ by Rasputina plays during Drusilla’s party in Surprise.


Cultural References[edit]

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Claddagh Ring Angel gave Buffy a Claddagh Ring for her 17th birthday in Surprise. The ring depicts a heart and crown, held by

two hands. It symbolises love, loyalty and friendship. The ring originated in the small fishing village of

Claddagh in Galway, Ireland, around 400 years ago. The ring can be worn in several different ways, each sending

its own message. When worn on the right hand with the heart facing outward toward the nail, the ring signifies

one whose heart is free. When the heart is facing inward, toward the knuckle of the right hand, it indicates that

the heart is no longer available. And finally, if the ring is to appear upon the left hand, it traditionally

means that love has been plighted. In 1984 the people of Claddagh presented a specially commissioned Claddagh ring to Ronald Reagan. Scott Hope

tried to give Buffy a Claddagh ring (which just smacks of desperation), but it freaked her out because she

associated it with Angel, who she had had to kill in Becoming. The letter ‘a’ in ‘Claddagh’ is pronounced as in ‘cat’ (Cla-da) rather than the mangled way in which David

Boreanaz says it (Claw-daw). Any self respecting Galway vampire would know this!

Read more | Add a comment | by hailtothechimp Denny’s In Surprise, Xander references restaurant Denny’s when he says, “It’s sad, granted. But let’s look at the upside

for a moment. I mean, what kind of a future would she have really had with him? She’s got two jobs — Denny’s

waitress by day, Slayer by night…”

Read more | 9 comments | by emlem25 Jack and the Beanstalk Xander says to Buffy in Surprise, “You ground his bones to make your bread,” referring to the events of season

two’s opener When She Was Bad, when Buffy destroyed the Master’s bones. It’s also a reference to the classic

fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, where the giant shouts: “Fee fi fo fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be

he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.” In Gingerbread, Xander says, “I don’t know about you but I’m gonna go trade my cow in for some beans.” This is

another reference to Jack and the Beanstalk.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess King Henry IV Giles says in Surprise, “Discretion is the better part of valour.” This is a paraphrase of a line from

Shakespeare’s play King Henry IV in which Falstaff says, “The better part of valour is discretion”. (Part 1 Act V

Scene 4).


Quotes and trivia[edit]

  • There is a black and white oval sticker labelled by the letters “WP”. The letters stand for the Sunnydale band,

Widespread Panic. It can be seen on a locker (behind Cordelia when she is talking to Xander and behind Xander

when he calls Giles a party weasel). A colourful poster for Widespread Panic can also be seen behind Joyce in

Buffy’s dream. The "WP" sticker appears in a number of episodes; Ina Mummy Girl, Halloween, Surprise,

Phases, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Becoming (Part 2), Dead Man’s Party, A New

Man, Wild at Heart, The Yoko Factor, and The Replacement.


INNOCENCE[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

The Judge The Judge was a demon brought forth a thousand years ago to rid the Earth of the plague of humanity. His body was

dismembered by an army and the parts were buried in every corner of the Earth (despite the fact that it’s a

sphere). Spike and Dru arranged for all the parts to be sent to Sunnydale where they reassembled him (Surprise).

Buffy killed him using a rocket launcher (Innocence) and the Scoobies kept the thousands of pieces apart so he

was unable to reassemble. The Judge was played by Brian Thompson, who also played Luke in season one.


Continuity[edit]

Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

A little extra Sometimes Buffy writers leave little jokes of their own in their scripts. The following is a stage direction for

Innocence, a little nod to the fact that it costs more for extras to speak:

“A couple of soldiers pass. Xander suavely nods to them. They nod back and pass without comment, because they are

extras.”

Another direction from the same episode regards a kiss between Xander and Cordelia:

“They haben der big smootchen.”

Read more | 12 comments | by Jess | Source: From The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Cup cake Joss Whedon admits that the final, low-key moment of Innocence, in which Buffy and her mother watch an old movie

on TV and celebrate her birthday with cupcakes and a single candle, made him just as happy as “his big man toy”

(the rocket launcher, seen previously in the episode). In an interview with The Watcher’s Guide, Kristine Sutherland, who plays Buffy’s mother, says that this scene is

one of her favourites. She says, “Joyce being her mother and knowing that something is going on that is very hard

for her. Just being there and not asking what it is.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Innocence, The Watcher's Guide by

Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Cut scene in Innocence Two actors are credited in Innocence but they do not actually appear in the episode. Their parts were ‘Teacher’

(James Lurie) and ‘Student’ (Parry Shen). Their scenes, in which Buffy runs out of class after having bad

thoughts about the sex she had the night before, were cut due to length.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Hacked me to pieces The following line was cut from the script of Innocence for length. The Judge’s line would have followed Spike’s

line “So let’s take some! I’m bored!” from the beginning of the episode.

The Judge: “I fought an army. They hacked me to pieces. For six hundred years my living head lay in a box buried

in the ground. I’ve learned to be patient.”

Read more | Add a comment | by emersoneells | Source: The Monster Book, page 20 Heavy breather In the flashback scenes of Buffy and Angel making love in Innocence, the heavy breathing wasn’t voiced by David

and Sarah, but by series creator Joss Whedon and supervising sound editor Cindy Rabideau. Joss was too

embarrassed to ask the stars to record it.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Joss's DVD commentary for Innocence Joss on Buffy’s rocket launcher In the episode Innocence, when Buffy hoists the rocket launcher to her shoulder, about to obliterate the Judge,

Joss Whedon says in his DVD commentary that, “I’ve never loved her more”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Innocence Marcia’s favourite episode Buffy casting director Marcia Shulman’s favourite episode is Innocence.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Entertainment Weekly, October 1, 1999 No weapon forged The original “no weapon forged” that was to be used to defeat The Judge in Innocence was to be a tank. The rocket

launcher was David Greenwalt’s idea. Though its cost seemed beyond their means, they knew they just had to have

it.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Innocence Pesky soul gone The following scene was cut from the episode Innocence, I assume the “Gypsy Man” was Jenny’s uncle:

Gypsy Man: “You! Evil one” Angel: “Evil one? Oh, man, now I’ve got hurt feelings.” Gypsy Man: “What do you want?” Angel: “A whole lot. Got a lot of lost time to make up for. Say, I guess that’s kind of your fault, isn’t it? You

Gypsy types, you go and curse people, you really don’t care who gets hurt. Of course, you did give me an escape

clause, so I gotta thank you for that.” Gypsy Man: “You are an abomination. The day you stop suffering for your crimes, you are no longer worthy of a

human soul.” Angel: “Well, that pesky little critter’s all gone. So we can get down to business…Don’t worry, it won’t hurt a

bit…after the first hour.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Rain in Innocence The pouring rain in the scene where Xander visits the military base to steal a rocket launcher (Innocence) was

not in the script. The rain poured down in the outside shots and Joss was delighted as it added so much

atmosphere to the scene.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Innocence Reshoot Angelus cruelly dismisses Buffy’s concern for him the first time they meet after having sex. This scene is in his

bedroom in Innocence and Buffy can be heard saying she saw him at “the house”. The scene had actually already

been filmed outside of Buffy’s house, but no-one was satisfied with the final cut so they filmed it again. Sarah

Michelle Gellar felt as though she hadn’t given enough justice to the gravity of the situation between Buffy and

Angel, so she asked for the scene to be reshot.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Innocence Thanks a lot Speaking admiringly in the DVD commentary for Innocence of the performance of Robia La Morte as Jenny Calendar,

Joss Whedon comments. “And what did we do to thank her? We killed her”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Mall in Innocence The shopping mall and multiplex scenes in Innocence were shot inside a Los Angeles department store on South

Grand Avenue called Robinsons. The production team constructed a trench to stop the water from the sprinkler

system from flooding the shop.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder The Smurfs The Judge was nicknamed “The Smurf” on set because of his blue colour, a reference to the cartoon characters in

the 80s TV cartoon The Smurfs. In Innocence, Buffy calls the Judge a Smurf.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Magazine #4 Was it good for you? Angelus scrawled the words, “Was it good for you too?” in blood on the wall at the scene of his murder of Uncle

Enyos. During his DVD commentary, Joss says he’s amazed at what Buffy is sometimes able to “get away with.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Joss Whedon's DVD commentary for Innocence

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posters for the movie Quest for Camelot, an animated film which was released in 1998 by WB.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Stowaway At the end of Innocence, Buffy and her mother wach the movie Stowaway, a 1936 musical starring Shirley Temple,

Alice Faye and Robert Young. The song “Goodnight, My Love”, heard in the episode, is sung by Faye and Young.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess X-Men Buffy creator Joss Whedon is a huge comics fan, particularly the Marvel comic X-Men. His dream came true when,

post-Buffy, Joss wrote the Astonishing X-Men comics. The comic has been referenced numerous times in Buffy: In No

Place Like Home, Riley says, “Giles, you got that Danger Room set up out back?” The Danger Room was a training

room in the X-Men. In Tough Love, Xander reads an X-Men comic while in the Magic Box. In Two to Go, Jonathan says

Willow is like the “Dark Phoenix” who was a character in the X-Men comics. In Him, Xander calls Spike a “nimrod”.

Xander himself was called this by a soldier in Innocence, and Spike called Warren a nimrod in Smashed. Nimrod was

a figure in ancient Babylon, and was also an X-Men character. In Bring on the Night, Andrew mentions Apocalypse,

who was also an X-Men character. Joss Whedon has said that the X-Men character Kitty Pryde (AKA Shadowcat) was a large influence for Buffy the

Vampire Slayer.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Aunt Maureen Maureen was Oz’s aunt and the mother of Oz’s cousin Jordy, who bit Oz and turned him into a werewolf. Oz called

Maureen in Phases to confirm that Jordy was indeed a werewolf. Maureen was married to Oz’s Uncle Ken.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Caine Caine was a werewolf hunter who argued with Buffy about the ethical treatment of werewolves in the episode

Phases. Caine believed they should be killed but Buffy realised that a werewolf is also human. Caine kills

werewolves and sells their pelts in Sri Lanka.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Cousin Jordy Jordy was Oz’s young cousin who was also a werewolf. He bit Oz on the finger, turning him into a werewolf in

Phases. Jordy’s mother was Oz’s Aunt Maureen (whom Oz spoke to on the phone) and his father was Uncle Ken.

Read more | 4 comments | by Lilwenn Oz Oz was a cool and thoughtful guitar-player in band Dingoes Ate My Baby. Oz’s full name was Daniel Osbourne. He

fell in love with Willow, who decided to stay with him when Oz discovered he was a werewolf (Phases). The two

went to UC Sunnydale together where Oz met Veruca, a fellow werewolf. One full moon, he escaped from his cage and

when he woke up - human - in the morning he was disgusted to find himself naked with her. Veruca tried to

convince him that they belonged together, and that he shouldn’t ignore the wolf inside him. He tried to resist

yet locked himself in a cage with Veruca so she wouldn’t be free to kill anyone as a wolf. Willow discovered the

two naked together in the morning and Oz decided to leave Sunnydale to try and find a cure for his condition

(Wild at Heart). He still loved Willow very much and didn’t want to hurt her. Oz successfully cured himself of

his wolfishness, only to return to find that Willow had a new girlfriend. He left Sunnydale again, this time for

good (New Moon Rising).

Read more | 15 comments | by Jess Theresa Klusmeyer Theresa Klusmeyer was a student at Sunnydale High who was killed and sired by Angelus in the episdoe Phases

simply because she knew Buffy. When she rose as a vampire, Theresa gave Buffy the message, “Angel sends his

love”.


Continuity[edit]

Animal instincts Xander discovered he had a better sense of smell after being a hyena in The Pack, when he tried to sniff out a

werewolf in Phases.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Bell around the neck In All the Way, Buffy is startled when she runs into Spike in the Magic Shop basement. She says, “Bell. Neck.

Look into it.” In School Hard, Xander says the same thing about Angel, “Okay, that’s it. I’m puttin’ a collar

with a little bell on that guy.” In Phases, Larry says to Xander, “Harris. Sheesh. Next time wear a bell.”

Read more | 2 comments | by greenhair00 Giles’s first car Giles’s first car seen on the show was an ancient silver Citroen, first seen in The Witch. The licence plate was

2GPU947. During the filming of Phases, the car refused to start so some members of the Buffy crew had to push the

car from behind. They can be seen through the rear window in one scene. It finally died a nasty death when Spike

crashed it in A New Man.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Moving eyes Catherine Madison was trapped inside a cheerleading statue at Sunnydale High at the end of The Witch. In Phases,

Oz noticed the cheerleading statue’s moving eyes and thought it was cool. This was an in-joke to fans, as well as

to prepare us for the return of Amy Madison in the next episode, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Remember when… In Phases, Xander brings up the time he spent possessed by a hyena in The Pack, but when the girls remind him

that he said he didn’t remember anything about his possession, he shuts up pretty quickly.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Unappreciative Xander In Some Assembly Required, Xander states, “People don’t fall in love with what’s right in front on them. They

want the dream. The more unattainable, the more attractive.” In Phases, Willow says a similar thing, ironically

about Xander: “He’s so busy looking around at everything he doesn’t have, he doesn’t even realize what he does

have.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Who’s gay? It is rumoured that Joss Whedon originally hadn’t decided whether it would be Willow or Xander who turned out to

be gay. Xander’s conversation with Larry in Phases could have been a foreshadowing for his future had Xander been

homosexual and not Willow.

Read more | 18 comments | by Jess Without Buffy In Phases, Buffy blames herself for Theresa’s death (Angel killed her), but Xander refers to two other episodes

where Buffy has saved people: I Robot, You Jane (”Willow would be Robby the Robot’s love-slave”) and Teacher’s

Pet (”I wouldn’t even have a head”).



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Choosing Oz Seth Green was given a copy of the script for Phases by Joss Whedon, to persuade him to take the role of the

character of Oz. He had already played Oz a couple of times in the show, but this was for the role of recurring

character. Seth said, “It had all this metaphorical stuff and gave strong shades to the character. I said, “Yeah,

I wanna be a part of this!”"

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: IMDB Girl next door The following line was cut for length from the episodes Phases:

Xander (to Cordelia): Be gentle with me. Cordelia (to Willow): You first. I wouldn’t want to be accused of taking your place in line. Willow: Oh, I think you pushed your way to the front long before this. Cordelia: Hey, I can’t help it if I get the spotlight just because some people blend into the background. Willow: Well, maybe some people could see better if you weren’t standing on the auction block, shaking your

wares. Cordelia: Sorry, we haven’t all perfected that phony ‘girl next door’ bit. Willow: You could be the girl next door, too. If Xander lived next to a brothel!

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess | Source: From The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Nod to the fans In the episode Phases, when Buffy is talking to Willow and Xander she stops and stands in front of a noticeboard.

If you look to the right of her shoulder, you can see a little notice thanking all of the Buffy fans at the

official website.


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Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Moon pie In the second season episode Phases, Xander refers to Moon Pie, made in Chattanooga, Tennessee. From MoonPie.com:

“Early in the 1900s, while servicing his territory of Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, Mr. Mitchell was

visiting a company store that catered to the coal miners. He asked them what they might enjoy as a snack. The

miners said they wanted something for their lunch pails. It had to be solid and filling. “About how big?,!” Mr.

Mitchell asked. Well about that time the moon was rising, so a miner held out his big hands, framing the moon and

said, “About that big!” So, with that in mind, Mr. Mitchell headed back to the bakery with an idea. Upon his

return he noticed some of the workers dipping graham cookies into marshmallow and laying them on the window sill

to harden. So they added another cookie and a generous coating of chocolate and sent them back for the workers to

try.”


Quotes and trivia[edit]

There is a black and white oval sticker labelled by the letters “WP”. The letters stand for the Sunnydale band,

Widespread Panic. It can be seen on a pillar (behind Buffy's right shoulder when she is at the Bronze

searching for the werewolf). The same sticker appears in a number of episodes; Ina Mummy Girl, Halloween,

Bad Eggs, Surprise, Phases, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Becoming (Part 2), Dead

Man’s Party, A New Man, Wild at Heart, The Yoko Factor, and The Replacement.

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Cody Weinberg Cody Weinberg was a local college student mentioned by Harmony in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. In that

episode, Harmony says that she is his third choice for the pledge dance, so it can be presumed he is in college

and a fraternity. It is also stated he owns a Mercedes-Benz 350SL.

Read more | Add a comment | by emersoneells Miss Beakman Miss Beakman was the teacher Amy Madison bewitched to believe that Amy had done her homework in Bewitched,

Bothered and Bewildered.


Continuity[edit]

Alpert tomb The Alpert tomb is a memorable tomb which can often be spotted when the Scoobies are wandering through

Sunnydale’s graveyard. The tomb is named after Buffy producer Marc David Alpert. The tomb can be seen in Becoming

(Part 1) (Angel comes out from behind it to fight Buffy when the other Scoobies are being ambushed), Revelations,

The Zeppo, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Killed By Death, Something Blue (when Buffy wants her wedding

photos taken there), Superstar, Real Me, and Grave.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Angel the puppy Angel is referred to as a ‘puppy’ on a couple of occasions. In The Wish, vampire Willow keeps Angel locked in a

cage as her plaything, and refers to him as “Puppy”. In The Harsh Light of Day, when Parker asks Buffy about the

scars on her neck, she replies that they they were caused by an “angry puppy”. They were actually from when Angel

bit her in Graduation Day (Part 2). Puppies are a recurring theme with Angel - in Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered, Giles tells Buffy that one

Valentine’s Day, Angel nailed a puppy to something (we don’t find out as Buffy stops him before he can finish).

Read more | 21 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Crystalblue Beratted It’s apt that it’s Oz who finds the naked Buffy in the school basement, after her spell as a rat in Bewitched,

Bothered and Bewildered. It’s a predicament he must find himself in often as he is a werewolf and often wakes in

odd places. Amy Madison herself is turned into a rat in season three for a good few years.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Happy memories In season seven’s Him, Xander has a happy flashback to being pawed at by the women of Sunnydale in Bewitched,

Bothered and Bewildered.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Jewellery Xander likes to give girls he likes jewellery. In Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, he gave Cordelia a

necklace; in The Witch, he gave Buffy a bracelet saying ‘Yours Always’, and he bought Anya an engagement ring in

The Gift.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Joyce and Xander Joyce fell for Xander in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered when Amy’s spell went wrong. In Restless, Xander

dreamt that Joyce was attracted to him again.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Works in theory In Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, when Xander and Cordelia are hiding in Buffy’s house, Xander says it

should be safe in there. Angelus appears suddenly at the window and says “Works in theory” before pulling Xander

out of the house. Angel says the same line in the Angel season three episode ‘Waiting in the Wings’ when he and

Cordelia are trapped below the theatre.

Read more | Add a comment | by ant4buffy Xander’s bedroom We get a decent look at Xander’s bedroom in the episode Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. He has loads of

Marvel posters, a Widespread Panic poster, a ‘Hazardous Waste’ sticker, a giant alarm clock, and an acoustic

guitar. We see Xander playing the guitar in his dream in Teacher’s Pet but he doesn’t seem to play as he asks Oz

in The Zeppo, “Is it hard to play the guitar?”



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Saturday Night Live Buffy was turned into a rat in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered so that Sarah Michelle Gellar could film

Saturday Night Live. They filmed all her scenes first, and then she headed off to New York.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Sky TV After the episode Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered aired in Britain, Sky TV dropped the show from it’s Saturday

8pm slot (why? this was one of the funniest episodes of the season!) and replaced it with Third Rock from the

Sun. The series wasn’t shown for another year, and was only aired again after loads of complaints from bitter

fans.

music

Oz’s band Dingoes Ate My Baby mime along to Four Star Mary’s song ‘Pain’ in the Bronze in Bewitched, Bothered and

Bewildered. This is their first performance since Inca Mummy Girl. The song can also be heard when Buffy and Willow move into their dorm in Living Conditions. It’s playing on their

CD player which suggests that the Dingoes have recorded a CD.



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Bewildered The title of the episode Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered could come from the song “Bewildered” by Rodgers and

Hart, made famous by Frank Sinatra, the lyrics include the lines,

“I’m wild again, beguiled again, A whimpering, simpering child again, Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I.”

This song can also be heard in Woody Allen’s movie Hannah and Her Sisters.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to cberge Elvis Presley In Wild at Heart, Willow mentions she’s a big Elvis Presley fan, and loves the song ‘Hound Dog’. Cordelia

references the king of Rock ‘n’ Roll when she says to Xander in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, “Damn it

Xander what’s going on? Who died and made you Elvis?”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess I Know What You Did Last Summer Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997. There are a couple of

possible references to this film in Buffy. In Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Angel sends Buffy a bunch of

roses with a card reading, “Soon”. This could be a reference to I Know What You Did Last Summer, in which the

character played by Sarah wakes to find the same message written on her mirror in lipstick. When Faith is running from Buffy in her dream in This Year’s Girl, the scene is reminiscent of the scene in the

movie where Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character runs from a killer.

Read more | 3 comments | by lydston Lotion The band Lotion play their track “Blind For Now” from their album Nobody’s Cool when Willow and Cordelia are

talking in The Bronze in Phases. There are two stickers for the band seen in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. One is on the locker behind Giles

at the beginning of the episode, and the other is on the locker next to Cordelia’s.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Michael Jackson In The Zeppo, Jack says, “You wanna be startin’ somethin’?” Xander’s replies, “What? Starting something? Like

that Michael Jackson song, right? That was a lot of fun. ‘Too high to get over, yeah, yeah…’ Remember that fun

song?” They’re referring to Michael Jackson’s song ‘Wanna Be Starting Something’. Oz sings the song “Ben” by Michael Jackson in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered when he’s trying to find Buffy,

who has been turned into a rat. The song was used as the title song for the 1972 movie Ben about a boy who

befriends a rat.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Ryan Midol Midol is a pharmaceutical medication prescribed for menstrual cramping in women. Cordelia name-checks Midol when

she offers hers to Harmony while Harmony is under Xander and Amy’s love spell in Bewitched, Bewildered and

Bothered.

Read more | Add a comment | by emersoneells Pogo comics The name of the episode Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered may come from the Pogo comic books. The comics came

out in the 1950’s and were created by Walt Kelly. Among the many characters of these comics were three bats (who

wear top hats and trousers and do not resemble bats in any way) named Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Mela Rohypnol Buffy says to Xander in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, “She loved you before you invoked the great Roofie

spirit.” Roofie is the street name for Rohypnol, also known as the “date rape drug,” which enhances the effect of

alcohol and causes sleepiness and memory loss.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Valentine’s Day According to Buffy, “Valentine’s Day is just a cheap gimmick to sell cards and chocolate”. Valentine was actually

a priest in Rome, who was persecuted under Claudius II. When the prefect of Rome couldn’t make him renounce his

faith, he sentenced him to be beheaded. That sentence was carried out on February 14. In the Buffyverse, the only

episode to be set on Valentine’s Day is Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, when Xander and Amy performed a love

spell on Cordelia after she broke up with Xander. In that episode, Spike bought Drusilla a necklace for

Valentine’s, whilst Angel got her a fresh heart.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

There is a black and white oval sticker labelled by the letters “WP”. The letters stand for the Sunnydale band,

Widespread Panic. It can be seen on a locker (behind Cordelia when Harmony is telling her off for breaking up

with Xander). A "WP" poster can be seen in Cander's room, and also on a wall (behind Xander when Harmony is

telling him about learning a second language. The "WP" sticker appears in a number of episodes; Ina Mummy

Girl, Halloween, Bad Eggs, Surprise, Phases, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Becoming

(Part 2), Dead Man’s Party, A New Man, Wild at Heart, The Yoko Factor, and The Replacement.

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Episode characters[edit]

Ira Rosenberg Willow’s neglectful father was called Ira Rosenberg, mentioned only in the episode Passion and never seen on

screen.


Continuity[edit]

Angel and Giles’s place Many people think it is a goof that Angelus got into Giles’s apartment to place Jenny’s body there in Passion.

It’s true we’ve never seen Angel in Giles’s apartment but that doesn’t mean he’s never been there.

Read more | 8 comments | by Jess College boy In the episode Passion, Joyce remembers Angel as the college boy tutoring Buffy in Angel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Crawford Street Angelus, Spike and Drusilla lived in a mansion on Crawford Street after their old lair at The Factory burned down

in Passion. Angel lived there when he was brought back from Hell in season three until he moved to L.A.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Jenny’s disk Jenny’s computer disk containing the spell to restore Angel’s soul falls between two desks at the end of the

episode Passion. This proves crucial in Becoming (Part 1), when Buffy and Willow find it and realise they can

cure Angel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Knocked out In Buffy vs Dracula, Giles falls into Dracula’s basement, where he is surrounded by the sisters. After he falls

he says, “Good show, Giles. At least you didn’t get knocked out for a change.” In A New Man, Giles says he has a

“tendency to get knocked on the head”. He’s not kidding. Giles has been knocked unconscious in the episodes:

The Witch (by vampires who want to raise the Master again) Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (by Andrew Vorba in the crematorium) Prophecy Girl (by Buffy, to stop him from trying to help her) When She Was Bad (by the vampires attempting to raise the Master) Passion (by Angelus, after Giles attacks him for killing Jenny) Becoming (Part 1) (by a group of vampires who take him to Angelus) Beauty and the Beasts (shot with a tranquilizer gun) Homecoming (by Lyle Gorch and Candy). Revelations (by Gwendolyn Post, in his office) Gingerbread (by the MOO mob as they come to take Buffy away. When Cordy wakes him up shes says, “I came over here

to tell Buffy to stop this craziness and found you all unconscious… again. How many times have you been knocked

out, anyway? I swear, one of these times, you’re going to wake up in a coma.”) Earshot (he doesn’t get knocked out in this episode - but he does walk into a tree in a very amusing manner) Flooded (by the Mfashnik demon as it breaks ino Buffy’s house. Giles later says, “Well, I know I’m back in

America now. I’ve been knocked unconscious”). Read more | 9 comments | by Jess Not without you In Tabula Rasa, Buffy tells Giles, “I can’t do this without you”. She made the same statement to her Watcher when

Giles confronted Angelus after he murdered Jenny in Passion.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Punching Giles Buffy punches Giles twice in the series: In Prophecy Girl, to stop him preventing her from facing the Master, and

in Passion, after he attacks Angelus.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Something to fall back on Willow taught Jenny’s computer science after she died in Passion and continued to do so in I Only Have Eyes For

You, Go Fish and Becoming (Part 1).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Special Projects In the episode Passion, when Giles questions why Jenny is in the computer lab so late, she replies that she is

“working on a special project.” In the episode I Robot, You Jane, Fritz says to Jenny that he is working on a

“special project” on the computer. Ironically, when Jenny asks if she will like Fritz’s ’special project’, he

replies that she’ll die.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. Tara’s detentions In Passion, Willow asked Jenny if she could have the power to give detention and it seems she does. In I Only

Have Eyes For You there is a detention list at the bottom right hand corner of the chalkboard. The list includes

Lisa D., Dayton, Ericka, and also Tara x 2. Tara was the name of Willow’s girlfriend in seasons 4 to 6.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. The Factory Spike, Drusilla and, later, Angel’s, lair during season two was an old abandoned factory in Sunnydale. It was

burned down in Passion when Giles tried to kill Angelus for murdering Jenny. The vampires then moved to a mansion

on Crawford Street. The set itself was torn down to make room for the vampires’ mansion set on a Buffy

soundstage.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Vamps in cars In Passion, Cordelia remembers that she invited Angel into her car once, seen in Some Assembly Required. She

eventually swaps it with her grandmother.




Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

All about passion The speech that Angel gives in the episode Passion is completely different from the one that was in the original

script. The cheerful original version was as follows:

“Passion, it is born, and though uninvited, unwelcome, unwanted like a cancer, it takes root. It festers. It

bleeds. It scabs only to rupture, and bleed anew. It grows, it thrives until it consumes. It lives so, it must

die in time. Passion, it drives some to distraction, some to despair, some to vengeance. It drives some to murder

and others to madness. Passion is the source of hope and the cause of despair. It is the source of life and the

cause of death.”

Read more | 2 comments | by Mel Buffy’s photo The photograph of Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) behind Joyce as she eats dinner in Passion is a publicity shot

from Entertainment Weekly - the August 1997 issue.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Hearing about Jenny When Buffy and Willow discover that Jenny has been killed in Passion, we don’t hear the whole of their

conversation, as it’s covered by a voice-over. Here’s the scene:

Willow (referring to “the talk” with Joyce): “So was it horrible?” Buffy: “It wasn’t too horrible.” (phone rings) “Hello?” Giles (on phone): “Buffy?” Buffy: “Giles! Hey, we finished the spe - ” Giles (on phone): “Jenny…Ms. Calendar…she’s been killed.” Buffy: “What…?” Giles (on phone): “It was Angel.” Buffy drops the phone. Willow: “Buffy?” (she picks up the phone) “Giles?” Giles (on phone): “Willow. Angel’s killed Jenny.” Willow: “What? No…oh…no…” Joyce: “Willow! My god, Buffy! What’s wrong? Has something happened?”

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Oz or Jenny? Alyson Hannigan said in an interview, “Angel…had to kill somebody we loved - we were all warned about that.

Actually, I think it was supposed to be Oz that was killed, then they decided they’d keep Oz around and they

killed Ms Calendar.”

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess | Source: Slayer by Keith Topping Robia’s shoes Robia La Morte said the following about filming the episode Passion:

“[The filming of] the confrontation in the classroom was one day in itself, that took probably four or five hours

because of all the fire and explosions… On a separate day we did the rest…to the point of my death. A lot of

running in high heels! The good thing about TV is, as soon as the camera goes to those tighter shots, put those

sneakers on.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Slayer by Keith Topping


MUSIC

La Boheme ‘Acte 10 Soave Fanciulla’ from La Boheme by Puccini plays when Giles returns home to find Jenny dead in Passion. The nomadic group called gypsies or Romany are called “bohemiens” in French. Bohemians and gypsies share some

characteristics: Both groups are known for their vagabond lifestyle, for their merry poverty, and for their

disregard of money for the pursuit of music, color, and relationships (how Jenny got involved with Giles even

though she was supposed to watch Angel). It is pretty interesting to see the similarities between bohemians and

gypsies considering Jenny was a gypsy.

The part we hear when Giles discovers Jenny dead is “O soave fanciulla,” from the end of act 1 when Rodolfo and

Mimì first declare their love to each other (as Giles probably thinks that Jenny and him are about to do the same

when this piece is played). When Giles is walking up the stairs, the lyrics are:

O soave fanciulla, o dolce viso Oh! lovely girl! Oh, sweet face

Di mite circonfuso alba lunar bathed in the soft moonlight.

In te ravviso il sogno I see in you the dream

Ch’io vorrei sempre sognar! I’d dream forever!

And as he drops the champagne classes and sees Jenny’s body:

Ah, tu sol comandi, amor! Ah! Love, you rule alone!

Fremon già nell’anima Already I taste in spirit

Le dolcezze estreme The heights of tenderness!

source = http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/hist255/bohem/index.html



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mentioned in Passion. The cartoon features the Snoopy Dance, which is something we see Xander do in The

Replacement. In All the Way, Spike says, “Great Pumpkin’s on in twenty.” He’s referring to Charles Schultz’s animated Peanuts

Halloween special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Xander says of Giles in Passion, “Faster pussycat! Kill! Kill!”. This is a name check of a trashy B-movie made by

Russ Meyer in 1965. The plot consists of three strippers who hit the road in their sports cars and crush

everything in their path, plus a wheelchair-bound old man.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Celia Celia was Buffy’s friend and cousin who died in hospital when she and Buffy were eight years old. Buffy was alone

with her at the time, and developed a fear of hospitals because of the experience. It wasn’t until the events of

episode Killed By Death that she realised Der Kindestod had killed Celia.

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Dr. Stanley Backer Dr. Stanley Backer was a pediatrician at Sunnydale Hospital who performed risky experimental cures on sick

children. Backer was brutally killed by Der Kindestod in Killed by Death.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Dr. Wilkinson Dr. Wilkinson was the female doctor who tended Buffy in hospital when she had ‘flu in Killed By Death.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Ryan Ryan was a solemn boy who Buffy saved from Der Kindestod when they were in hospital with the ‘flu in Killed By

Death. He sent Buffy a gory drawing of the event.


Continuity[edit]

Alpert tomb The Alpert tomb is a memorable tomb which can often be spotted when the Scoobies are wandering through

Sunnydale’s graveyard. The tomb is named after Buffy producer Marc David Alpert. The tomb can be seen in Becoming

(Part 1) (Angel comes out from behind it to fight Buffy when the other Scoobies are being ambushed), Revelations,

The Zeppo, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Killed By Death, Something Blue (when Buffy wants her wedding

photos taken there), Superstar, Real Me, and Grave.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Blondie We discover in Killed By Death that Buffy is not a natural blonde. The girl who represents her as a child is a

brunette, but future episodes (such as The Weight of the World) show young Buffy as a blonde.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Dead children Unlike Angel, children in Buffy the Vampire Slayer don’t die very often. The first child to be vamped was The

Anointed One (by the Master in Never Kill a Boy on the First Date). He was killed by Spike in School Hard, after

being exposed to sunlight. The first child actually to be killed on Buffy was in Killed By Death, in which a child was killed by Der

Kindestod in the hospital. We also saw a flashback to Buffy’s cousin Celia’s death in that episode. The only

other kid killed on the show was in season four’s Goodbye, Iowa, in which a small boy was killed by Adam, using

his Polgara skewer. We saw two ‘dead’ children in Gingerbread but it was later revealed that they were not actually children, but a

demon disguised as kids.

Read more | 8 comments | by Blondie-Bear Frog fear In What’s My Line? (Part 1), Willow revealed to Giles that she has frog fear (”don’t warn the tadpoles”). This is

a phobia known as ranidaphobia. It was used to Buffy’s advantage in Killed By Death when Willow created a

distraction for Buffy to get away by screaming that she had frogs all over her. In Inca Mummy Girl, Willow has a

toy stuffed frog, so her fear obviously only relates to the real thing!




Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Killed by death alternative Killed by Death was originally supposed to be a first season episode in which Angel brings Buffy to the hospital.

MUSIC

When Angel arrives at the hospital in Killed By Death he is rather unsympathetically whistling ‘Ode to Joy’ from

Beethoven’s ninth symphony.



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Elm Street movie series, in which villain Freddie Krueger has the ability to hurt people while they sleep. The demon Der Kindestod in Killed By Death was clearly influenced by the look of Freddie Krueger.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks also to Skuhm Killed By death origins The episode Killed By Death is named after a line said by Spike Milligan in the Goon Show. It’s also a Motorhead

song, from their 1984 album ‘No Remorse’.

Read more | Add a comment | by superdinosaurboy Rogaine Xander calls the hospital security guard in Killed By Death, “Rogaine boy”. Rogaine is an American hair growth

medicine.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Surge At the end of Killed By Death, when Joyce is waiting hand and foot on the gang by bringing them snacks and

drinks, Xander is drinking a bottle of the now deceased soft drink Surge. The citus drink was made by the Coca-

Cola company in the late 90s, but they ceased it’s production due to a drop in sales (due in part to a widespread

rumour that the yellow dye in Surge could shrink testicles). Surge is still available in Denmark, Sweden, and

Norway: countries where the male citizens don’t care about the size of their balls.

Read more | 5 comments | by Rae The Invisible Man Xander says in Killed By Death, “If I see a floating pipe and a smoking jacket, he’s dropped”. This is a

reference to The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess The Seventh Seal Xander says about ‘Death’ in Killed By Death, “If he asks you to play chess, don’t even do it…the guy’s like a

whiz!” This is a reference to Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film The Seventh Seal, in which a Knight returning from the

Crusades encounters Death, and stalls the Grim Reaper by offering to play chess with him. The famous scene was

parodied in the 1991 movie Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Ultimate Fighting Championship In Killed by Death, Xander says, “Buffy, this is not the time to challenge Angel for the ultimate fighting

championship.” The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, is a competition in America where fighters compete

using martial arts inside of an Octogon instead of a normal boxing ring. When it first started, there were no

rules (No Holds Barred), but now there are minimal rules to protect the fighters.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Ben Ben was a student at Sunnydale High who asked Buffy out whilst in the Bronze in I Only Have Eyes For You (the

first of the Bens to be let down by Buffy!). She refused as she wasn’t over Angel yet. Ben described himself as

“We had Algebra II together last year… Ms. Jackson? Second period? You sat in the seat three over and one

behind.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Bob, the Police Chief Sunnydale’s Police Chief aided Principal Snyder to cover up Spike’s vampire attack in School Hard (blaming the

event on gangs on PCP). He also helped to cover up the incident in the school when cafeteria spaghetti turned

into snakes in I Only Have Eyes For You.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess George George was the janitor at Sunnydale High School who was temporarily possessed by the spirit of James Stanley. He

shot and killed Miss Frank, but had no memory of this after the incident in I Only Have Eyes For You.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess James Stanley James Stanley was a student at Sunnydale High in 1955 who had an affair with his teacher Grace Newman. He shot

and killed her then killed himself. His spirit possessed people in the school, seeking redemption in I Only Have

Eyes For You.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Miss Frank Miss Frank was the teacher at Sunnydale High who was shot and killed by George when he was possessed by James

Stanley in I Only Have Eyes For You.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Mr. Miller Mr. Miller was a teacher at Sunnydale High. He appeared in the episodes I Only Have Eyes For You, Anne (”Slow

down, people. Summer is over. Be somber.”) and Graduation Day (Part 1) (Playing hangman: “They always go for the

‘E’”).


Continuity[edit]

Angelus’s Claddagh ring In Surprise when Angel gives Buffy a Claddagh ring he tells her to wear it with the heart pointing inwards to

show that you belong to somebody - like he is wearing his. If you look closely at Angelus’ hand in I Only Have

Eyes For You (when he is touching Buffy’s face in the music room when they are posessed by Grace and James) you

can see that he has turned his ring back round with the heart pointing out. He obviously doesn’t belong to anyone

anymore.

Read more | 2 comments | by Mel Authority in the know After a few previous hints (such as in School Hard), it’s revealed in I Only Have Eyes For You that Principal

Snyder knows that the school is on a Hellmouth, and is in collusion with the Mayor and the authorities. Snyder

flinches when he hears the Mayor’s name - and we discover in season three that he has every right to. Principal

Snyder was given the job of Sunnydale High Principal because the City Council thought he could help keep the

Hellmouth’s existence a secret.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Cordy’s diet Cordelia asserted in Teacher’s Pet that she eats her own special lunch but in I Only Have Eyes For You, she is

seen eating spaghetti from the school cafeteria. Maybe finding the headless body of Dr. Gregory put her off her

special food?

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Hey, It’s Like a Metaphor The flower jasmine has been compared to vampires twice in the Buffyverse. In I Only Have Eyes For You:

Drusilla: “Wow! Look. Jasmine.” Angelus: “Night blooming.” Drusilla: “Like us.”

And then in Angel the Series’ ‘The Trial’, Darla says, “Hmm, Jasmine. It blooms at night. I remember what that

was like.”

Read more | 6 comments | by ormaybemidgets Jenny’s computer In I Only Have Eyes For You, Willow refers to Jenny Calendar’s lesson plans “on her computer” - Angel destroyed

her computer before he killed her two episodes earlier in Passion.

Read more | 8 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks to ViXX Nuking the school In I Only Have Eyes For You, Willow states that the only way to stop the ghosts is to perform “the final

solution”. Xander replies, “Nuke the school? I like that.” They gang destroy the school in Graduation Day (Part

2).

Read more | 1 comment | by Abby M. Old lovers In the Angel episode ‘Waiting In The Wings’, Angel and Cordelia are taken over by the spirits of old lovers. In

the episode Angel says:

“Look, I’ve been possessed by the spirits of old lovers before. Never goes well.”

This is a reference to the Buffy episode I Only Have Eyes For You when Angel and Buffy were possessed by the

spirits of James and Grace.

Read more | 2 comments | by Mel Rose Quartz In the episode I Only Have Eyes For You, whilst Giles is mourning Jenny’s death, Willow gives him some rose

quartz (which has healing powers) that she found in Jenny’s desk. Willow says, “I thought she’d want you to have

it.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Rose quartz In I Only Have Eyes For You, Willow gives Giles the rose quartz that belonged to Jenny. Later in the episode when

Giles is researching (when he hears the janitor shouting) he is holding the rose quartz in his hand.

Read more | 2 comments | by Mel Sadie Hawkins Dance The Sadie Hawkins Dance was an annual dance at Sunnydale High School (though only mentioned in I Only Have Eyes

For You) where the girls had to ask the boys for a date, and pay for the evening. Cordelia did not approve.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Something to fall back on Willow taught Jenny’s computer science after she died in Passion and continued to do so in I Only Have Eyes For

You, Go Fish and Becoming (Part 1).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Tara’s detentions In Passion, Willow asked Jenny if she could have the power to give detention and it seems she does. In I Only

Have Eyes For You there is a detention list at the bottom right hand corner of the chalkboard. The list includes

Lisa D., Dayton, Ericka, and also Tara x 2. Tara was the name of Willow’s girlfriend in seasons 4 to 6.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. William variants The writers of Buffy seem to love the name William and all its derivatives. Here’s a list of all the William

variants used on the show:

William the Bloody (Spike’s human name and original title) Liam (Angel’s human name) Billy Fordham: (Buffy’s friend from LA who sold her out to Spike) Billy Palmer: (the little boy in the coma who caused nightmares to come to life) Billy Crandal: (chained himself to a snack machine in I Only Have Eyes For You) Billy (an unclassified demon in Angel, who brought out the worst in men with a touch) Willy the Snitch (demon bar tender) Wil or Will: the name sometimes given to Willow (yeah, this was a bit of a stretch)



Writing and acting[edit]

Angel is born Joss Whedon says in his commentary for I Only Have Eyes For You that it was David Boreanaz’s performance in that

episode which made him realise that the actor was strong enough to pull off a spin-off series on his own.

Production details[edit]

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Public Service Announcement When the episode I Only Have Eyes For You was originally screened in America, it was followed by a public service

announcement about teen suicide. The announcement, co-sponsored by Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s TeenLine and the

American Association of Suicidology, was voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar.

MUSIC

Splendid Splendid play their track “Charge” in the Bronze in I Only Have Eyes For You. In The Freshman Splendid perform

“You and Me” in the Bronze. Their unreleased song “Tomorrow We’ll Awake” plays during Xander and Anya’s bedroom

scene in Forever. Angie Hart, the lead singer of Splendid, co-wrote the song “Blue” with Joss Whedon. This song played at the

beginning of the episode Conversations with Dead People. Angie’s ex-husband Jesse Tobias, who was also in Splendid, helped Joss and Christophe Beck to arrange Joss’s

songs for the musical episode Once More, With Feeling.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess The Flamingoes It’s been reported erroneously that James and Grace could not have listened to the song “I Only Have Eyes For

You” in 1955 as it was not written until 1958-59. This is incorrect. Harry Warren and Al Dubin wrote “I Only Have

Eyes For You” in 1934 for the film Dames. It is sung by Dick Powell on a ferryboat, and is reprised by Dick

Powell, Ruby Keeler and the chorus in the movie’s Broadway show. It’s also often played throughout the movie as

background music. The Flamingos parlayed the song into a Top Ten hit in 1959, which is when it became hugely popular. But there is

no reason why James and Grace could not have listened to a record of the song prior to that.


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lengthy movie starring Kevin Costner which examines the murder of president John F. Kennedy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Network Xander’s line “I’m dead as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more” in I Only Have Eyes For You is a

reference to Peter Finch’s crazed news anchorman in Sidney Lumet’s Network (1973). The character Finch played was

called Howard Beale.

Read more | Add a comment | by hailtothechimp O. J. Simpson Buffy says, “You just went O.J. on your girlfriend” in I Only Have Eyes For You. This is a reference to former

American Football superstar O.J. Simpson, who was tried for killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her

‘friend’, Ron Goldman, in June 1994. He was controversially found not guilty in October 1995.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Rear Window The I Only Have Eyes For You characters Grace and James share their first names with the leading actors in

Hitchcock’s fantastic 1954 movie Rear Window - James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Exorcist The 1973 movie The Exorcist starred Linda Blair as a child named Regan who becomes possessed by a demon. The film

was banned in the UK for more than fifteen years. It is referenced a few times in Buffy. In Teacher’s Pet, Buffy

says that Miss French’s head did a “full-on Exorcist twist”, referring to a famous scene in the movie. In I Only Have Eyes For You, When Willow suggests an exorcism, Cordelia replies “Are you crazy? I saw that movie:

even the priests died!” In Lover’s Walk, Buffy says of her mother, “her head spun round and exploded” (to which

Giles replies, “I’ve been on the Hellmouth too long. That was metaphorical, yes?”). In Living Conditions, Xander says, “Are you saying that Buffy’s been doing a Linda Blair on us because Kathy’s

been sucking her soul?” At the beginning of her possession in The Exorcist, Regan showed dramatic changes in her

behaviour, just as Buffy did in Living Conditions. Buffy name-checks The Excorcist in Bring on the Night.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

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GO FISH[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Cameron Walker Cameron was a member of the school swim team. He had a date with Buffy, tried to grope her and ended up with a

sprained wrist and bloody nose. He was the second member of the team to turn into a sea beast in Go Fish.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Coach Carl Marin Coach of Sunnydale High’s swim team who adapted Soviet research to dose his swim team with fish DNA, which

eventually turned the boys into sea beasts. When the school nurse tried to stop him, the coach fed her to the sea

beasts. He attempted to give Buffy to the beasts to satisfy their “other needs” but he ended up being attacked by

the monsters himself (Go Fish).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Gage Petronzi Gage Petronzi was a member of the school swim team, who Buffy tried to protect as she thought he may turn into a

sea monster. Attacked by Angelus but the vampire let him go because he didn’t like the taste of the steroids in

Gage’s blood. Gage was the third swimmer to turn into a sea beast in Go Fish.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Nurse Ruth Greenleigh Nurse Ruth Greenleigh was the school nurse who helped the swim team coach to experiment on members of the swim

team. She tried to stop him when she realized that the drugs were turning the boys into sea beasts but Coach

Marin fed her alive to the creatures in Go Fish.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Shaun Shaun was the last of the swim team members to become a sea beast, due to the Coach giving them steroids in Go

Fish.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Todd McAlvey Todd was the student who bullied Jonathan at a party (he dunked the nerd’s head in a bucket of water) at the

beach and was stopped by Buffy. He was the best swimmer on the swim team, and the first to turn into a sea beast,

after the Coach gave the team special steroids. Todd’s ‘body’ was identified by the distinctive tattoo on the arm

of the skin left behind when the monster erupted from him in Go Fish.


Continuity[edit]

Asthmatic Jonathan In the episode Two To Go, Xander, Dawn, Jonathan, and Andrew are running from the Magic Box, when Jonathan stops

and says “I just need to breathe.” This could be a reference to Go Fish, during which Jonathon states that he is

asthmatic.

Read more | Add a comment | by TwoToGo-Grave Beach We discovered in Go Fish that Sunnydale has a beach. That episode and the season five opener Buffy vs Dracula are

the only episodes where the Scoobies were seen on the beach.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Buffy’s grey outfit The grey trousers and black top which Buffy wears in Go Fish are seen again in Becoming (Part 2).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Something to fall back on Willow taught Jenny’s computer science after she died in Passion and continued to do so in I Only Have Eyes For

You, Go Fish and Becoming (Part 1).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Willow the bad cop In Go Fish, Willow questioned Jonathan about the Swim Team and he admitted to peeing in the school swimming pool.

In Earshot, Willow interrogated Jonathan again, whilst questioning him about the threat on the school.




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Production details[edit]

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Xander says in Go Fish, “Swim team. Hardly what I call a team. The Yankees, Abbott and Costello. The A. Those

were teams.” He’s referring to the comedy pairing of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, the baseball team The Yankees

and 80’s action TV series The A Team.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Creature from the Black Lagoon The Creature from the Black Lagoon is a B-movie directed in 1954 by Jack Arnold. It’s is about a group on

expedition to the Amazon who are menaced by a half-man, half-fish creature. In Go Fish, Cordelia called the swim

team monsters the “creature from the Blue Lagoon”, Xander corrected her saying it should be the “Black Lagoon”.

The monsters that the swim team turned into in Go Fish look as if their design was influenced by the movie. Anya also referenced the movie The Creature from the Black Lagoon in Doppelgängland (Anya said, “If she’s a

vampire then I’m the Creature from the Black Lagoon”).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Jaws Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark movie Jaws is alluded to a few times in Buffy. In Go Fish, Xander says, “This was no boating accident” - which is a line from the first Jaws movie. In Graduation Day (Part 1), Xander and Giles open a page of a book to see a giant monster they may have to face.

Xander says, “We’re going to need a bigger boat”, which was the phrase used by Brody (Roy Scheider) in the movie

when he first sees the size of the great white shark he’s hunting. In the episode Anne, Oz suggests that Willow uses the phrase “This time it’s personal” as it’s a “classic”. He’s

quoting from the fourth Jaws movie. Anya makes an explicit reference to the movie in End of Days when she suggests killing demons with gas cylinders,

“They’d only be useful if something big was attacking, and then we could shove one down their throat and blow ‘em

up like Roy Scheider did with that shark in Jaws.” Finally, in Empty Places, Xander mentions the abysmal third movie in the Jaws series, made in 1983. After he

loses his eye, Xander says, “Oh, you know what the best part is? No one will ever make me watch Jaws 3-D again.”

Read more | 12 comments | by Jess Oreo cookies In Go Fish, Willow says Oreo cookies have “chocolately-goodness”. This may be an in-joke as she once did a

commercial for Oreo.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Twisted Sister The band Twisted Sister is mentioned in Go Fish (Gage calls Buffy a “Twisted Sister”). Mark Metcalf, who played

the Master, played the father in Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video.


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Episode characters[edit]

Doug Perron Doug Perron was the curator of Sunnydale Museum who asked Giles for help in researching Acathla’s tomb, but was

killed by Drusilla when the vampires stole Acathla in Becoming (Part 1).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Merrick Buffy’s first watcher, shown in a flashback in Becoming (Part 1), was played by Richard Riehle. His name isn’t

mentioned, but the Season Two Script Book clarifies that his name is Merrick. In the Buffy movie, Buffy’s first

watcher was called Merrick, played (hammily) by Donald Sutherland.

Read more | Add a comment | by Mel Whistler Whistler was a half demon, who worked for the Powers That Be by redressing the balance between good and evil. He

went to Angel in Manhattan in 1996, where the vampire was living rough and feeding from rats. He offered Angel a

choice - to continue living in such a manner or to become someone important, and somehow repay for his sins as a

vampire (Becoming (Part 1)). Whistler took Angel to L.A. to secretly see Buffy being chosen as a vampire slayer.

Angel said he wanted to help Buffy, and agreed to let Whistler help him. Whistler turned up in Sunnydale to try

and help sort out the problem with Angelus and Acathla, by advising Buffy that the sword she had wasn’t enough

(Becoming (Part 2)).


Continuity[edit]

Age of Angel Angel revealed to Buffy that he was 241 years old in Some Assembly Required. He also said this in Reptile Boy.

This means he would have been born in 1755 or 1756. In Halloween, Willow states that Angel was eighteen in 1775.

But in Becoming (Part 1) we see that he was made into a vampire in 1753, even though by previous reckonings he

wouldn’t have been born yet. It’s all very confusing, but Joss Whedon has admitted that he’s terrible at maths,

so I’ll leave it at that.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Angel’s restoration In the episode Angel, it appeared to be established that the restoration of Angel’s soul took place sixty years

ago, or sometime in the 1920s. However, in Becoming (Part 1) it’s revealed to have taken place in 1898.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Buffy’s Claddagh ring A few people have written to me saying they thought the Claddagh ring was gold in Becoming (Part 1), not silver

as it was in Surprise. I’ve checked it out, and I think it’s just the way the light falls on the ring, rather

than the fact that the ring is a different colour.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Close your eyes Angel should really learn not to trust women when they tell him to close his eyes. When he first met Darla (in

the episode Angel), she told him to close his eyes and she then sired him as a vampire. In Becoming (Part 2),

Buffy told him the same thing and then stabbed him, sending him to hell.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Give me a reason In Becoming (Part 1), Principal Snyder chaleenges Buffy to give him a reason to kick her out of school - he

expels her in the very next episode.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Jenny’s disk Jenny’s computer disk containing the spell to restore Angel’s soul falls between two desks at the end of the

episode Passion. This proves crucial in Becoming (Part 1), when Buffy and Willow find it and realise they can

cure Angel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Knocked out In Buffy vs Dracula, Giles falls into Dracula’s basement, where he is surrounded by the sisters. After he falls

he says, “Good show, Giles. At least you didn’t get knocked out for a change.” In A New Man, Giles says he has a

“tendency to get knocked on the head”. He’s not kidding. Giles has been knocked unconscious in the episodes:

The Witch (by vampires who want to raise the Master again) Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (by Andrew Vorba in the crematorium) Prophecy Girl (by Buffy, to stop him from trying to help her) When She Was Bad (by the vampires attempting to raise the Master) Passion (by Angelus, after Giles attacks him for killing Jenny) Becoming (Part 1) (by a group of vampires who take him to Angelus) Beauty and the Beasts (shot with a tranquilizer gun) Homecoming (by Lyle Gorch and Candy). Revelations (by Gwendolyn Post, in his office) Gingerbread (by the MOO mob as they come to take Buffy away. When Cordy wakes him up shes says, “I came over here

to tell Buffy to stop this craziness and found you all unconscious… again. How many times have you been knocked

out, anyway? I swear, one of these times, you’re going to wake up in a coma.”) Earshot (he doesn’t get knocked out in this episode - but he does walk into a tree in a very amusing manner) Flooded (by the Mfashnik demon as it breaks ino Buffy’s house. Giles later says, “Well, I know I’m back in

America now. I’ve been knocked unconscious”). Read more | 9 comments | by Jess Lipstick larceny In Becoming (Part 1), Buffy is seen in a flashback saying to her new Watcher, “I meant to pay for that lipstick.”

In All the Way, Dawn says to the vampire Justin, “I haven’t paid for lipstick since forever.”

Read more | 1 comment | by TwoToGo-Grave Missed the heart In Becoming (Part 1), we see Buffy kill her first vampire in a flashback to when she was in L.A. Buffy misses the

heart on her first try. She tells this story to Dawn in Lessons.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Mr. Pointy In Becoming (Part 1), Kendra gave Buffy Mr. Pointy, her favourite stake. Mr Pointy was mentioned in several other

episodes: In Helpless, Buffy said, “Or what if I just become pathetic? Hanging out at the old Slayer’s home,

talking people’s ears off about my glory days, showing them Mr. Pointy, the stake I had bronzed.” Buffy used Mr.

Pointy to interrogate the vampire in the limo in Choices. In The Freshman, Buffy mentioned that Mr. Pointy was

her “security blanket”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Same old trick Buffy fights Angel in the cemetery in Becoming (Part 1), then realises that she was distracted away from the

library so that Drusilla could hurt her friends. In When She Was Bad, the Master’s lackeys used the same trick on

Buffy to capture Willow for the resurrection ritual. Angelus says to her when she runs to the library, “And you

fall for it every time!”

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Something to fall back on Willow taught Jenny’s computer science after she died in Passion and continued to do so in I Only Have Eyes For

You, Go Fish and Becoming (Part 1).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Sunnydale Press Sunnydale’s local newspaper was called the Sunnydale Press. It can be seen in the episodes Never Kill a Boy on

the First Date, Reptile Boy, Becoming (Part 1), Bad Girls, Consequences, Graduation Day (Part 1), Hush and Once

More, With Feeling.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess The museum Buffy’s class go on a school trip to the museum in Inca Mummy Girl. The scenes were shot at the Natural History

Museum, at 900 Exposition Boulevard (very apt) near the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Sunnydale Museum is also seen in Becoming (Part 1) (where Acathla was examined), Doomed (where the gang studied

the Word of ) and Smashed (when the nerds stole the Illuminata diamond).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder



Writing and acting[edit]

Line cut from Becoming Whistler had a great line in the script of Becoming (Part 1) which never made it to the show: “There are three

kinds of people that no one understands: geniuses, madmen and guys that mumble.”

Production details[edit]

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide, by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder Max not David When Becoming (Part 1) was repeated on September 15, 1998, it was presented with a different first scene. There

were several differences, but the most notable was that Max Perlich (Whistler) provides the voice-over for that

scene, rather than David Boreanaz.


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Becoming (Part 1), Buffy mistakenly called Acathla ‘Al Franken’.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Alfalfa Alfalfa was the name of a cheeky child character in a long-running series of movies, called The Little Rascals.

In Becoming (Part 1), Buffy mispronounced the demon Acathla as ‘Alfalfa’.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Back to the Future Andrew says “Think McFly” in Conversations with Dead People. He’s referring to the movie trilogy Back to the

Future, made in the 1980s in which McFly is the last name of the main character, Marty (Michael J. Fox). More

specifically, he’s using the phrase Biff (the thug/bully) used to use to intimidate Marty’s father, the hapless

George McFly (played, memorably, by Crispin Glover in the first movie). The building used as Buffy’s old school Hemery High (in Becoming (Part 1)) was the clocktower from the Back to

the Future trilogy. The demon who pretends to be Future Xander visiting his younger self in Hell’s Bells is reminiscent of Back to

the Future II in which Biff time-travels back to visit himself when he was young to tip him about betting.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Selin Ozdamar Nazis Nazis have been referenced a few times in Buffy:

In The Witch, Buffy says Amy’s mother is, “Nazi-like”. In I Robot, You Jane, a student’s essay has been changed by Moloch the Corrupter, “This isn’t my report! Nazi

Germany was a model of a well ordered society’? I didn’t write that! Who’s been in my files?” In Nightmares, Xander says, “I’m sorry, I’m unruffled by spiders. Now, if a bunch of Nazis crawled all over my

face…” In Becoming (Part 1), Cordelia says of Principal Snyder, “How about because you’re a tiny impotent Nazi with a

bug up his butt the size of an emu?” In Gingerbread, Xander says, “Aw, man it’s Nazi Germany and I’ve got Playboys in my locker!” In The Freshman, Buffy mentions the Nuremberg rallies, where the Nazi’s held their anti-Semitic rallies from the

early 1920s to 1938. In the episode The Initiative, Spike is in his containment cell talking to another vampire about who could have

captured him, Spike says, “And they are? The government? Nazis? A major cosmetics company?” In the Angel episode

‘Why We Fight’, we see in a flashback that Spike was captured by Nazis in 1943, who were experimenting on

vampires as a means of controlling them for their war effort.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

BECOMING, PART TWO[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Acathla Acathla was a demon entombed in rock with a sword sticking out of his chest. Buried deep underneath Sunnydale and

unearthed by some construction workers before being stolen by Angelus. He removed the sword from Acathla’s chest

which created a vortex which began to suck the world into a hell dimension (Becoming (Part 2)).


Continuity[edit]

Angel’s siring The scene where Darla sires Angel was first alluded to in the episode Angel. We see the scene in a flashback for

the first time in Becoming (Part 1). Angel was sired in 1753 in Galway, Ireland.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Being Jenny Calendar Jenny Calendar appeared on the show twice after Angel killed her in Passion. The first time was when Drusilla

cast a spell on Giles, manifesting herself as Jenny in Becoming Part Two, and the second was when the First Evil

took her form in Amends.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Buffy’s grey outfit The grey trousers and black top which Buffy wears in Go Fish are seen again in Becoming (Part 2).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Changed his mind? In Innocence, Spike and Drusilla attempt to get rid of humanity by reassembling the Judge. This makes no sense

considering that in Becoming (Part 2), he admits to Buffy that he loves the “Happy Meals on legs” in the world.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Close your eyes Angel should really learn not to trust women when they tell him to close his eyes. When he first met Darla (in

the episode Angel), she told him to close his eyes and she then sired him as a vampire. In Becoming (Part 2),

Buffy told him the same thing and then stabbed him, sending him to hell.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Comatose and lovin’ It Comas might very well be a running (if depressing) theme in the Buffyverse. First, we had Billy in Nightmares who

was in a coma. Then in Becoming (Part 2), Willow was in a coma for a short time after being attacked by vampires.

In Graduation Day (Part 2) and This Year’s Girl we see Faith in her long-running coma. In Angel, Cordelia was in

a mystical coma until she died, and Faith and Angel lay in mystical comas in the episode Orpheus.

Read more | 6 comments | by MagicBone Get away from my daughter Joyce saves her daughter in School Hard by hitting Spike over the head with a fire axe. She reminds him of this

in a hilarious scene when she meets him again in Becoming (Part 2).

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Give me a reason In Becoming (Part 1), Principal Snyder chaleenges Buffy to give him a reason to kick her out of school - he

expels her in the very next episode.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Kick his ass In Becoming (Part 2), Xander failed to tell Buffy that Willow was going to perform the spell to re-cast Angel’s

curse (instead he told her to “kick his ass”). This was never discussed until season seven’s Selfless, when Buffy

finally revealed to Xander she knew this was not Willow’s true message. Buffy also reminds Xander in Selfless

that she killed Angel in Becoming (Part 2).

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess Sad overalls There seems to be a continuing theme that Buffy wears dungarees (overalls) when she’s sad. She wears them in Ted

after she thinks she killed Ted; in Becoming (Part 2) before boarding the bus to run away; in Helpless when

arriving, sans her power, to save her mother; and in Inca Mummy Girl when she wears them to hunt Ampata instead

of going to the dance.

Read more | 5 comments | by lydston School Year In When She Was Bad, Joyce says, “I’ll just be happy if she makes it through the school year.” Buffy is kicked

out of school at the end of the school year, in Becoming (Part 2) - making her mother’s fear certain.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Sent to Hell In the Angel season four episode ‘Deep Down’, Angel says the following line to his son, Connor:

“What you did to me - was unbelievable, Connor. But then I got stuck in a hell dimension by my girlfriend one

time for a hundred years, so three months under the ocean actually gave me perspective”.

This is a reference to the Buffy episode Becoming (Part 2) when Buffy killed Angel to stop Acathla destroying the

world.

Read more | 3 comments | by Mel Smoking bad Mr. Platt’s smoking in Beauty and the Beasts reinforces the shows clear bias against smoking, as every character

in the show who has smoked has been either evil (Spike and the evil Angel) or doomed (Laura in Nightmares; the

prostitute who was Angel’s first kill after re-losing his soul; and Sheila in School Hard). The same theory

applies to alcohol too.

Read more | 8 comments | by Jess The sword Buffy used the sword Kendra gave her in Becoming (Part 1) to send Angel to hell in Becoming (Part 2).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Won’t hurt you In Two to Go, Buffy says to Willow, “I don’t want to hurt you”, followed by, “That doesn’t mean I won’t”. This is

exactly what Spike said to Drusilla in Becoming (Part 2).



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Becoming - Chili peppers Anthony Stewart Head put chili peppers in his mouth during his torture scenes in Becoming (Part 2) to make his

pain seem more realistic. He was afraid the peppers would also affect Robia LaMorte and Juliet Landau, who he had

to kiss in the scene.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Emmy Awards A bone of contention with many who love Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the fact that it is often overlooked by the

Emmy Awards. The show has won in these categories: Christophe Beck’s score to Becoming; and ‘Best Make-Up’ for

Surprise and Innocence. Joss Whedon was nominated for the ‘Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series’ award for Hush

(interesting considering most of the episode has no dialogue!) and Chosen was nominated in the ‘Special Visual

Effects for a Series’ category. Beer Bad received an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series’

in the 52nd Annual Emmy Awards. Hell’s Bells got 3 Emmy nominations: Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series,

Outstanding Make-up for a Series (non-prosthetic), and Outstanding Make-up For A Series (Prosthetic).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess I need a hug At the end of Becoming (Part 2), the Mutant Enemy monster (seen after the end credits) says, “I need a hug.” The

events of the depressing episode were just too much for him.

Outside Angel’s mansion Outside shots of Angel’s mansion were filmed on a hill in a residential neighbourhood. The crew had to get

special permission to drive a 6,000-pound crane on the street, and all filming had to be wrapped by 10am. This is

called the ‘tail-lights at ten’ rule.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watchers Guide, by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holden

Sue me Joss’s stage directions for Becoming (Part 2) included: “Yes, it’s sunrise. Sue me.” This is because it’s very

tricky to capture sunrise on film, but Joss wanted it all the same.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder

music

The winter here’s cold, and bitter It’s chilled us to the bone We haven’t seen the sun for weeks To long too far from home I feel just like I’m sinking And I claw for solid ground I’m pulled down by the undertow I never thought I could feel so low Oh darkness I feel like letting go If all of the strength and all of the courage Come and lift me from this place I know I could love you much better than this Full of grace Full of grace My love So it’s better this way, I said Having seen this place before Where everything we said and did Hurts us all the more Its just that we stayed, too long In the same old sickly skin I’m pulled down by the undertow I never thought I could feel so low Oh darkness I feel like letting go If all of the strength And all of the courage Come and lift me from this place I know I could love you much better than this Full of grace Full of grace My love


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paraphrase!) line from the song ‘It’s A Long Way to Tipperary’. It is also the title of a novel by Arthur La

Burn.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Manchester United Spike name-checks the British football club Manchester United in Becoming (Part 2).

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess McDonalds In Becoming (Part 2), Spike calls humans “Happy Meals with legs” after the McDonalds children’s meal. In Choices,

Buffy calls the Mayor “Mayor McSleaze”, referring to the McDonalds character Mayor McCheese.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

There is a black and white oval sticker labelled by the letters “WP”. The letters stand for the Sunnydale band,

Widespread Panic. It can be seen on a locker (when a cop is arresting Buffy in the hall). The same sticker

appears in a number of episodes; Ina Mummy Girl, Halloween, Bad Eggs, Surprise, Phases,

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Becoming (Part 2), Dead Man’s Party, A New Man, Wild at

Heart, The Yoko Factor, and The Replacement.


SEASON 3 (1998-1999)



ANNE[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Andy Hoelich Andy Hoelich was an ex-gymnastics team member at Sunnydale High, turned into a vampire. The Scoobies failed to

stake him as he acrobatically got away in the episode Anne.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Blood bank nurse In Anne, the demon calling himself Ken devised a system where he got the names of healthy homeless kids via the

nurse at the local blood donor clinic. No mention is made during the episode if the nurse understood the evil

system, or what happened to her afterwards.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Chantarelle Chantarelle was a member of Ford’s vampire wannabe group in Lie to Me. She later turned up again in L.A., this

time calling herself Lily (Anne). There she met Buffy who politely informed her that Chantarelle was actually a

mushroom. Later still, and using the name Anne (which she ‘borrowed’ from Buffy), she appeared in Angel, where

she’s running a shelter for the homeless.

Read more | 15 comments | by Jess Mr. Miller Mr. Miller was a teacher at Sunnydale High. He appeared in the episodes I Only Have Eyes For You, Anne (”Slow

down, people. Summer is over. Be somber.”) and Graduation Day (Part 1) (Playing hangman: “They always go for the

‘E’”).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Rickie Rickie was Lily’s boyfriend in Anne. The two lived on the streets and spent all their money on huge tattoos

proclaiming their love for each other. Rickie was taken by the demon Ken and forced to work in a hell dimension

until he got too old. He was found by Buffy, who recognised him by his tattoo.


Continuity[edit]

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Buffy Anne Summers Buffy’s middle name is Anne, discovered in the aptly named episode Anne. The name was “borrowed” by Lily, who

wanted to turn over a new leaf after Buffy saved her yet again. I wonder if Joss Whedon knew that Anne Summers is

a chain of British shops which sells adult sex toys and clothing?

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Buffy’s pink dress The pink dress that Buffy wears in her dream in Anne (when she and Angel are on the beach) is the same one she

wears in Dead Man’s Party.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Buffy is called ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer’ twice in the show. In Anne, she introduces herself to the demon as

“I’m Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and you are?” In Help, she goes to Cassie’s father’s house and says to Xander,

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer would break down this door.”

Read more | 28 comments | by Jess Demon magnet Xander’s relationship with the praying mantis in Teacher’s Pet is joked about in several later episodes, such as

I Robot, You Jane, Inca Mummy Girl, Anne (in which Cordelia says of Xander, “He’s always been attracted to

monsters” and later mentions Ampata from Inca Mummy Girl, calling her “some hot little Inca mummy girl”), What’s

My Line? (Part 2) and Something Blue, when Willow says, “Let’s look at your bio: Insect Lady, Mummy Girl, Anya…

you’re a demon magnet.” In First Date, Xander says, “Another demon woman was attracted to me” after his date

Lyssa turned out to be evil.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Following the preacher When Lily and Buffy are catching up with each other in Anne, Lily says, “Well, before that, I was following this

loser preacher and calling myself Sister Sunshine”. A nice bit of continuity would have been if that preacher had

been season seven’s Caleb.



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Angel credits In the episode Anne, there is a shot of a lonely-looking woman standing on the streets of L.A. The same image is

used in the opening credits of the spin-off series Angel.


Grilles or girls? This line of Willow’s was cut from the episode Anne:

“Oh! That reminds me. I asked around about Andrew Hoelick, our gymnastic vampire, and apparently he used to like

to hang out in Hammersmith Park and pick up grilles! Or, okay, that could be girls.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watchers Guide 2, by Nancy Holder, Jeff Mariotte &

Maryelizabeth Hart, Pocket Books (2000) Hunga-Munga Buffy’s cross-like throwing weapon in the episode Anne is called a hunga-munga. It was purchased from a magazine

by the props department. The effect of it spinning through the air was created by attaching it to a ball-bearing

and a dowel and then spinning it on the spot.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Season Three DVD special on Weapons Michael’s favourite episode In the October 1, 1999 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Michael Gershman, the director of photography, said that

Anne was his favourite episode.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Over-blown budget The following was a mock stage direction for the elaborate scenes in Anne:

Carey (Production Designer) and David K (Set Decorator) blow their entire budgets for the year, and Gareth

(Producer) and be seen in the corner weeping.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watchers Guide 2, by Nancy Holder, Jeff Mariotte &

Maryelizabeth Hart, Pocket Books (2000) Seth in the credits Seth Green was promoted to a regular cast member from the episode Anne.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Sunnydale’s gonna rule! In the episode Anne, Jonathan Levinson was originally supposed to say Larry’s line, “If we can focus, keep

discipline… and not have quite as many mysterious deaths, Sunnydale is gonna rule!”


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Commu-Buffy The story of the episode Anne is clearly an allusion to the economic philosophies of Karl Marx. According to

Marx, the proletariat, abused and maltreated factory workers, are slaves under the whip of the capitalistic,

bourgeoise factory-owners. But eventually the proletariat will rise up and destroy their bourgeoise masters. This

parallels the plot in Anne, where Buffy leads the workers to kill the demon bosses and escape the factory.

Additionally, during the revolt, Buffy fights with a big hammer and a weapon that, given the context, can easily

be mistaken for a sickle. The Hammer and Sickle are the international signs of Communism, which developed

directly from Marxism.

Read more | 4 comments | by ecco Gandhi In Anne, Buffy says, “Hey, Ken, wanna see my impression of Gandhi?” She then kills Ken and says, “Well, you know,

if he was really pissed off.” Peace-loving Gandhi (1869 - 1948) worked for over 20 years to help secure rights

for Indians in South Africa. He then spent the rest of his life trying to free India from British rule. He was

assassinated by a religious extremist. In Consequences, after Faith killed Alan Finch, she said, “The guy I offed

was no Gandhi.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Jaws Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark movie Jaws is alluded to a few times in Buffy. In Go Fish, Xander says, “This was no boating accident” - which is a line from the first Jaws movie. In Graduation Day (Part 1), Xander and Giles open a page of a book to see a giant monster they may have to face.

Xander says, “We’re going to need a bigger boat”, which was the phrase used by Brody (Roy Scheider) in the movie

when he first sees the size of the great white shark he’s hunting. In the episode Anne, Oz suggests that Willow uses the phrase “This time it’s personal” as it’s a “classic”. He’s

quoting from the fourth Jaws movie. Anya makes an explicit reference to the movie in End of Days when she suggests killing demons with gas cylinders,

“They’d only be useful if something big was attacking, and then we could shove one down their throat and blow ‘em

up like Roy Scheider did with that shark in Jaws.” Finally, in Empty Places, Xander mentions the abysmal third movie in the Jaws series, made in 1983. After he

loses his eye, Xander says, “Oh, you know what the best part is? No one will ever make me watch Jaws 3-D again.”

Read more | 12 comments | by Jess My Fair Lady In the episode Anne, Buffy says, “I don’t want any trouble. I just want to be alone and quiet in a room with a

chair and a fire place and a tea cozy. I don’t even know what a tea cozy is, but I want one.” This may be a

reference to the 1964 musical My Fair Lady, based upon the play Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw. In the song

“Wouldn’t it Be Loverly” Eliza Doolittle sings, “All I want is a room somewhere far away from the cold night air

with one enormous chair. Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly? Lots of chocolate for me to eat. Lots of coal making lots of

‘eat. Warm ‘ands, warm face, warm feet. Oh wouldn’t it be loverly?” In What’s My Line? (Part 1), Spike says, “By George, I think he’s got it!” which is a paraphrase of the line said

by Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.

Read more | 1 comment | by DavidNowlin The Divine Comedy In the episode Anne, Ken asks, “What is Hell but the complete absence of hope?”. This may be a reference to the

epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri where the gate to Hell has the statement, “Abandon all hope ye who

enter here” engraved on it.

Read more | Add a comment | by Abby M. The Rocky Horror Picture Show In Band Candy, Buffy says, “Let’s do the time warp again!” when she and Willow enter the Bronze to find it full

of teenage-adults. This is a reference to a song from the musical The Rocky Horror Show. In Anne, Lily wears a T-shirt which is partially hidden by her sweater. The T-Shirt has the Denton sign (a Heart

with the phrase “The Home of Happiness”) from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Anthony Stewart Head (Giles) played

Frank-N-Furter in the RHPS in London in the early 1990s.


Quotes and trivia[edit]

  • In the original script for "Lie to me", 'Chantarelle' was called 'Joan'. In this

episode, she takes on Buffy's middle name, 'Anne'. Interestingly in the episode,

"Tabula Rasa", after Buffy loses her memory, she decides to name herself 'Joan'.

    • The teacher, Mr. Miller, also appears in "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Graduation Day (Part 1)".

DEAD MAN'S PARTY[edit]

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Episode characters[edit]

Pat Pat was an irritating woman who befriended Joyce at a book club after Buffy ran away from home. The two became

good friends and Joyce invited Pat to Buffy’s welcome home party, or hootenanny or whatever it was. Pat was

killed by zombies during the party and revived by the Ovu Mobani mask, which made her the demon incarnate. Buffy

then killed demon-Pat by lodging a garden spade into her eyes in Dead Man’s Party.


Continuity[edit]

All the way to the top Joyce tells Snyder in Dead Man’s Party that she’s prepared to fight to allow Buffy back into the school. She

says, “If I have to, I’ll go all the way to the Mayor”. This is the first mention of the Mayor in season three,

who becomes integral to this season’s arc.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Buffster Xander calls Buffy “Buffster” in the episodes Dead Man’s Party, Revelations, Buffy vs Dracula and Tough Love.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Buffy’s pink dress The pink dress that Buffy wears in her dream in Anne (when she and Angel are on the beach) is the same one she

wears in Dead Man’s Party.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Chips ‘n’ dips In Surprise, when the gang discuss Buffy’s birthday party, Xander and Cordy have the following conversation:

Xander: “You’re cooking?” Cordelia: “Well, I’m chips and dips girl.” Xander: “Horrors! All that opening and stirring.” Cordelia: “And shopping and carrying.”

Later, in Dead Man’s Party, Cordelia seems to be resigned to her fate as “chips and dips girl”:

Cordelia: “I’m the dip.” Xander: “You gotta admire the purity of it.” Cordelia: “What? Onion dip. Stirring, not cooking. It’s what I bring.”

Read more | Add a comment | by emlem25 Ditch fear In Dead Man’s Party, Joyce says to Buffy, “You can’t imagine months of not knowing. Not knowing whether you’re

lying dead in a ditch somewhere or, I don’t know, living it up…” Later, in Wrecked, Dawn says, “What if they’re

all in a ditch somewhere? Ditches are bad. Mom always used to talk about the ditches.” Apparently, Joyce

instilled some ditch-fear into Dawn too.

Read more | Add a comment | by lydston Espresso Pump The Espresso Pump is a coffee bar in Sunnydale’s main street often visited by the Scoobies (first seen in Dead

Man’s Party). Giles sang and played guitar there in Where the Wild Things Are. The Espresso Pump was first shown

in the episode Dead Man’s Party.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Eyeless When Buffy sees Xander fighting vampires in Dead Man’s Party, she says, “It’s all fun and games until someone

loses an eye.” Xander actually loses an eye in season seven’s Dirty Girls.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Sylvan Gathering, Hootenanny and Shindig In Dead Man’s Party, Oz defined different types of parties: a gathering as “Brie, and mellow song stylings”, a

hootenanny as “Choc full o’ hoot. Just a little bit of nanny” and a shindig as “Dip, less mellow song stylings,

and large amounts of malt beverage”.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Hot Dog In Dead Man’s Party, Principal Snyder sarcastically suggests Buffy go work for Hot Dog on a Stick: “In fact, I

noticed as I came in this morning that Hot Dog on a Stick is hiring. You will look so cute in that hat.” In Pangs

we find out Xander worked there briefly when Willow says, “I miss the free hot dogs on sticks.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Rowan Roux Photo friends The photo that Buffy looks at when she visits her office in Empty Places is the same one she looked at in

Primeval. It is also similar to a photo she looked at in Dead Man’s Party and Halloween.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Police matters In Becoming (Part 2), Buffy is on the run from the police who think she murdered Kendra. In an attempt to avoid

being arrested she knocks out a police officer and escapes. In Dead Man’s Party, Oz tells Buffy that shes not

wanted for murder anymore (”Good. That was such a drag”). OK, so they realise she had nothing to do with Kendra’s

death but why aren’t they charging her for assaulting a police officer? Or resisting arrest?

Read more | 1 comment | by vickyclare State Street Sunnydale’s State Street, which included the town’s cinema and the Espresso Pump, was first shown in Dead Man’s

Party. The cinema was first seen in Faith, Hope and Trick.



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Gnashing little teeth The following line of Joyce’s about Principal Snyder was deleted from Dead Man’s Party:

“Have you ever noticed his teeth? They’re like tiny, little rodent teeth – horrible gnashing little teeth. You

just want to pull them out with pliers.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Nancy Holder, Jeff Marionette and

Maryelizabeth Hart Like riding a bike When the episode Dead Man’s Party was first released on video in the UK, the shots of Giles hot-wiring his car

were edited out. This was to meet the 15 certificate rating, which contains an ‘anti-imitation’ clause, so

imitable actions can’t be shown.


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between, uh, your situation and reading Deep End of the Ocean, she was, uh, she was just a wreck. You can

imagine.” Deep End of the Ocean was a novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard, written in 1996. It features a mother’s

emotional search for a missing child.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Foot-binding In Dead Man’s Party, Joyce Summers tells Buffy she has been looking at different schools to send Buffy to,

including a girls’ school. Buffy replies, “A girls’ school? So now it’s jackets, kilts, and no boys? Care to

throw in a little foot-binding?” Buffy is referring to the Chinese tradition of tightly binding the feet of girls

to stunt their growth as small feet were considered a sign of beauty. The process was extremely cruel and

painful.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Mr. Belvedere One of the party-goers in Dead Man’s Party says to Giles, “You got the wrong house, Mr. Belvedere.” He’s

referring to the American sitcom which ran from 1985 to 1990. It starred Christopher Hewitt as a British society

butler who takes a job as a live-in nanny for a typical American family and records their everyday experiences in

his diary for future use in writing a novel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Oingo Boingo The episode title Dead Man’s Party is a reference to the 1985 Oingo Boingo song of the same name. The song

includes lines such as “Going to a party where no one’s still alive”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Deep End of the Ocean In Dead Man’s Party, Joyce’s friend Pat references The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the critically acclaimed

and best-selling 1996 debut novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard about the problems a family faces when their youngest son

is kidnapped. A few months after the episode aired, the movie version entered cinemas.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Weebles In Dead Man’s Party, Xander says, “Man, this sucker wobbles but he won’t fall down.” He’s referencing Weebles,

which were bottom-heavy toys. The ad campaign said that, “Weebles wobble but they won’t fall down.”


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There is a black and white oval sticker labelled by the letters “WP”. The letters stand for the Sunnydale band,

Widespread Panic. It can be seen on a guitar case behind the drums during the party.The same sticker appears

in a number of episodes; Ina Mummy Girl, Halloween, Bad Eggs, Surprise, Phases, Bewitched,

Bothered and Bewildered, Becoming (Part 2), Dead Man’s Party, A New Man, Wild at Heart, The

Yoko Factor, and The Replacement.

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Faith Faith was chosen as a vampire slayer when Kendra died. She was tough, sexy and flirtatious and she and Buffy

immediately found conflict with each other (Faith, Hope and Trick). Faith spent some time helping Buffy in her

slaying work but felt overshadowed by the older slayer and became jealous of her. Faith accidentally killed a

man, and realised that she had a dark streak. She teamed up with the Mayor, who was plotting an evil ascension

and became the direct enemy of Buffy (Consequences). Faith poisoned Angel, and Buffy discovered the only cure was

for him to drink the blood of a slayer. She and Faith fought and Buffy stabbed her nemesis, putting Faith in a

coma (Graduation Day (Part 1)). When Faith awoke she found the world a changed place (This Year’s Girl). She left

Sunnydale and went to L.A. where she eventually redeemed herself and went to prison to serve time for her

murders. Faith was broken out of prison to aid Wesley against Angelus, before heading to Sunnydale to help Buffy

fight the First (Dirty Girls). Faith’s surname was never mentioned onscreen but the Watcher Sourcebook claims it is Lehane.

Read more | 27 comments | by Jess Mr. Trick Mr. Trick was a modern African-American vampire who first came to Sunnydale as a minion of Kakistos in Faith,

Hope and Trick (though he was more of a PA), but left the ancient vampire as soon as he realised he was in

danger. Recruited by The Mayor after creating Slayerfest ‘98 in Homecoming. Mr. Trick was staked by Faith when he

tried to kill Buffy in Consequences, and Faith went on to take his job.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Scott Hope Scott dated Buffy at the beginning of season three. He was friends with Pete Clarner and his girlfriend Debbie,

seen in Beauty and the Beasts. Scott dumped Buffy because of her strange behaviour (a result of Angel returning

suddenly from hell), not before coming on too strong and giving her a Claddagh ring. Buffy discovered in

Conversations with Dead People that Scott had told people he thought Buffy was a lesbian, ironic as he had come

out himself.


Continuity[edit]

Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Eliza’s stunts Eliza Dushku said about stunts in a chat session with The Globe in March 1999:

“Day one I did about 2 punches and I’ve learned as I go on, from the “Enemies” episode with Angel, we did most of

our own stunts, me and David have a sick love for fighting. We don’t mind coming home with bruises. I love me

personally watching the show and my friends knowing it is me. I always want to do my own stunts.”

Jeff Pruitt, the show’s stunt coordinator, says lots of the fighting we see on Buffy has to be done by pros.

“But we let Eliza do some blocking and hitting, because she’s so enthusiastic. Before she started the show, I had

her watch Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and some old samurai movies to see their expressions when they slam some guy

against the wall. Then we practiced in front of a mirror, with some ducking and yelling. Now she gets a big kick

out of it.”

Eliza also says:

“After days of taping, I have black-and-blue marks all over me. Now they can film me more, because I can add

together a kick and a duck and a spin and a punch more realistically.”

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess | Source: Eliza-D.com Faith origins Eliza Dushku spoke in an interview about starting out as Faith:

“I had done a bunch of films, and then wanted to get good grades to get into college, so I took time off to

finish high school my junior and senior years,” the young actress says on one of her first days off since the

show went on its seasonal hiatus. “When I got the role on Buffy, I was only supposed to come on for five to ten

episodes. This project came up a month after I graduated, and we were thinking it would be a great stepping-stone

back in. “…I think they mainly just wanted to bring in this complete contrast opposite of Buffy, just to shake things up a

little bit for the beginning of the season, and as we started doing it, the crew just started seeing some

potential to make her a more involved character and keep her on. About halfway through, they told me we’re going

to plan on making her into the villain… so I happily agreed, because it’s pretty fun playing the bad guy! “…[Faith was] this bad seed and no one really knew what was going to happen with her. We all kind of worked

together in creating her weaknesses, how far she goes, and the consequences. It was really gradual, it happened

day by day. Mainly we made her turn into this girl in denial; she has more depth than just being the bad guy

because she sheds light onto her background and why she is how she is. It’s not just one-sided, one single

facet.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: ElizaDushkuOnline New girl Eliza Eliza Dushku spoke in an interview with Michelle Erica Green about her first few days filming Buffy:

“I showed up at the set for a wardrobe fitting, they were like, ‘This is Nick, he plays Xander,’ and I’m going,

‘What’s a Xander? Is he a demon?’ They had to give me like 30 tapes to fill up on! I got sucked in in those first

30 shows, and it’s for the better because I knew what was going on. “…I remember day one, the first vampire I came into contact with, that Kakistos guy, he’s like this seven-foot

tall monster, and I’m walking in one of my first mornings on the show, I’m all groggy, just having woken up, and

I come face to face with this terrifying-looking guy walking out of the makeup trailer! It’s not something you

see every day! I freaked! I totally jumped back.”

Read more | 30 comments | by Jess | Source: ElizaDushkuOnline This dance is mine Buffy and Mr. Trick had the following exchange in Faith, Hope and Trick, which was cut for length:

Mr. Trick: I believe this dance is mine.” Buffy: “The music stopped.” Mr. Trick: “But the beat goes on. Gimme whatchya got.”

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Continuity[edit]

Downtowner Apts. Motel When Faith first arrived in Sunnydale, she stayed at the Downtowner Apts. Motel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Female Watchers There have been several female Watchers seen on screen and mentioned on the show. Faith’s Watcher was a woman and

Giles’ grandmother (mentioned in Never Kill a Boy on the First Date) was one. In Revelations we met a rogue

female Watcher - Gwendolyn Post, and in Checkpoint we meet another female Watcher called Lydia. All this shows

that though they’re stuffy in every way possible, the Watcher’s Council aren’t sexist at all.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Hungry and horny Faith told the Scoobies in Faith, Hope and Trick that slaying vampires makes Slayers “hungry and horny”. Prudish

old Buffy simply replies after Faith’s comment, “Well… sometimes I crave a non-fat yogurt afterwards” though the

evidence points otherwise: In The Zeppo, Faith has sex with Xander after escaping a demon; in The I in Team,

Buffy and Riley have sex after slaying some demons; in Wrecked, Dawn says, “I’ll leave a note for Buffy on the

refrigerator. That’s the first place she goes after patrolling. She’s such a pig after she kills things.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Long story In Faith, Hope and Trick, the following dialogue takes place:

Willow: “Oz is a werewolf.” Buffy: “Long story.” Oz: “I got bit.” Buffy: “Apparently not that long.”

This is similar to a conversation which takes place, two episodes later, in Homecoming:

Buffy: “Long story.” Cordelia: “Got hunted.” Buffy: “Apparently not that long.”

Read more | 3 comments | by cardboardy May I? When Faith returns to Sunnydale in Dirty Girls, she meets Buffy and Spike in the graveyard. While fighting a

vampire that Spike was going kill, Faith says “May I?” and takes a stake that Buffy had in her pocket. This is a

callback to Faith, Hope and Trick (Faith’s first episode) when she does the same thing after meeting Buffy and

the gang for the first time outside of the Bronze.

Read more | 2 comments | by MagicBone Nude scene David Boreanaz was the first Buffy cast member to do a scene completely nude - in Faith, Hope and Trick when he

returned from hell. Whenever Oz changed into a werewolf before, he remained partially covered, as did Buffy when

she was turned back human after being a rat in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.

Read more | 18 comments | by Jess Psychologist Principal Snyder tells Buffy in Faith, Hope and Trick that she must see the school psychologist if she wants to

return to school. She does this in Beauty and the Beasts.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess School tales In their tour of the school for Faith in Faith, Hope and Trick, Willow and Xander mention the snakes in the

cafeteria (from I Only Have Eyes For You), Angel’s attack on Willow (from Innocence), Spike’s siege of the school

(from School Hard) and Willow nearly getting sucked into the floor (again from I Only Have Eyes For You).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Stake stealer Faith takes a stake from Buffy’s pocket to kill a vampire in Dirty Girls. She did the same thing when the two

Slayers first met in Faith, Hope and Trick.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Watcher’s Retreat There is a Watcher’s Retreat held annually in The Cotswolds, mentioned in Faith, Hope and Trick. There are

lectures and other activities including riding, hiking, punting, and kayaking. It is a great honour to be invited

to the Retreat, though for some reason, Giles has never been. Joss Whedon has said about this, “Giles was not

invited BEFORE because he was a rebel. He’s not invited NOW coz he’s too busy.”


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sleepy town in The Andy Griffith Show. It was also referenced in the episode Villains when Andrew believes the

prison he and Jonathan are in is “like Mayberry”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Buster Keaton Buster Keaton (1895-1966), referenced by Scott Hope in the episode Faith, Hope and Trick, was one of the biggest

names in comedy during the silent film era. He wrote, directed, and starred in many films in the 1920’s including

The General, Steamboat Bill Jr. and The Cameraman. Keaton’s work didn’t transfer well when the new “talkies” came

out and he took to writing instead.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess DefCon and NORAD Faith says in Faith, Hope and Trick, “The vamps, they better get their asses to DefCon One.” This term derives

from ‘Defense Condition’ which has a rating level of 5 - DefCon Five is peace time and DefCon One is all out war.

In Bargaining (Part 2), Xander says, “this place is NORAD, and we’re at DefCon One.” NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) protects the airspace of the US and Canada.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Courtenay KC and the Sunshine Band In Faith, Hope and Trick, Cordelia says, “What was the last thing that guy danced to, KC and the Sunshine Band?”

They were a disco band in the 1970s whose most famous hit was (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Martha Stewart The Scoobies discuss American style queen Martha Stewart in Wrecked. Anya insists she “isn’t a demon. She’s a

witch… Nobody could do that much decoupage without calling on the powers of darkness.” The Scoobies had the following conversation about Martha Stewart in Faith, Hope and Trick:

Cordelia: “When did you become Martha Stewart?” Buffy: “First of all, Martha Stewart knows jack about hand-cut prosciutto.” Xander: “I don’t believe she slays, either.” Oz: “Oh, I hear she can, but she doesn’t like to.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Single White Female In Faith, Hope and Trick, Buffy complains of Faith: “I’m the one getting Single White Femaled here”. This is a

reference to the 1992 movie Single White Female, which starred Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bridget Fonda as

flatmates. In the film Leigh’s character begins to psychotically copy every aspect of Fonda’s life.

The Bible The title of the episode Faith, Hope and Trick is from the Bible verse 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three

remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Love has been replaced by Trick.


Willow keeps her forensic tools in a Scooby lunch box.

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Debbie Debbie was a friend of Oz, who attended Sunnydale High seen in Beauty and the Beasts. Her boyfriend, Pete, used a

concoction of drugs to chang his personality. He beat Debbie badly but she stood by him when confronted by Buffy

and Willow.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Mr. Platt Mr. Platt was a cool school counsellor who smoked like a chimney. Buffy visited him as a requirement for being

allowed back into Sunnydale High. He was killed by Pete in Beauty and the Beasts, whilst doing what he did best:

smoking.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Pete Pete was a friend of Oz and boyfriend of Debbie. He used a concoction of drugs which changed his personality. He

beat Debbie badly, as he was jealous of any contact she had with other men, but she stood by him. He eventually

had a massive fight with werewolf Oz and Angel and was killed in Beauty and the Beasts.


Continuity[edit]

Angel’s jacket The first true hint of a chemistry between Buffy and Angel developed as he gave her his leather jacket in

Teacher’s Pet - much to Xander’s annoyance. Buffy wore the jacket in several subsequent episodes (such as The

Pack), even as late as the third season (Beauty and the Beasts).

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Dead guys In the scene where Buffy has ‘broken’ Debbie in the bathroom in Beauty and the Beasts, a poster can be seen near

Buffy which says, “Most women are not attracted to dead guys”. Very apt for the Slayer!

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Manacle sharing The manacles at Angel’s mansion were used on Angel in Beauty and the Beasts, Faith in Consequences, and on Buffy

in Enemies.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Saving Jenny In Beauty and the Beasts, Giles says he dreams that he saved Jenny, who was killed in Passion.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Smoking bad Mr. Platt’s smoking in Beauty and the Beasts reinforces the shows clear bias against smoking, as every character

in the show who has smoked has been either evil (Spike and the evil Angel) or doomed (Laura in Nightmares; the

prostitute who was Angel’s first kill after re-losing his soul; and Sheila in School Hard). The same theory

applies to alcohol too.



Writing and acting[edit]

Production details[edit]

Beastly title The alternate title for the episode Beauty and the Beasts is “All Men Are Beasts.”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Eliza hits Sarah In Beauty and the Beasts, Buffy walks up to Faith, who is listening to headphones. Faith whips around and hits

Buffy in the jaw, thinking she’s an enemy. Eliza said of the scene:

“In one scene I had my walkman on, and Buffy came up behind me and put her hand on my shoulder to get my

attention. I was supposed to flip around, but I was so down with dancin’ that I turned around and socked Sarah in

the jaw! I yelled, ‘Cut! Cut! I’m so sorry! Are you okay?’ She was like, ‘Yes, yes. You could’ve gone on.’”

Read more | Add a comment | by nicole | Source: Eliza-D.com To kill or not to kill? Deleted scene from Beauty and the Beasts: Scott: “Stable. Okay. Topics to avoid. The little men that live in your teeth…your compulsion to paint circus

clowns…” Buffy: “But if God keeps telling me to kill – it just seems snotty not to, you know?”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: From The Watcher's Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder


MUSIC ] Teenage Hate Machine Faith listens to Teenage Hate Machine on her headphones in Beauty and the Beasts.


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Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Call of the Wild In Beauty and the Beasts, Buffy reads quotes from Jack London’s 1903 novel The Call of the Wild. The story is

told from the point of view of Buck, a dog who is stolen from his home and forced to become a sled dog in the

Alaskan wilderness. He is mistreated and becomes wild and vicious, and eventually joins a wolf pack.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde The episode Beauty and the Beasts is an obvious homage to Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novel The Strange Case of

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, in which the main character can change into an evil persona after drinking a concoction

of chemicals. The German title of the episode is actually ‘Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde’ (hail the subtlety there).

Willow references the book when she says, “Mr. Science was doing a Jekyll/Hyde deal”.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Manimal Manimal was a TV series about a college professor who could change into any type of animal. It ran for eight

episodes in 1983. The show is referenced by Faith in the episode Beauty and the Beasts.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Monopoly Faith says in Beauty and the Beasts, “Get out of jail free, huh?” This is a reference to the board game Monopoly,

which has a card which allows the player to leave jail. In Blood Ties, Buffy tells Dawn she has a “get-out-of-

jail-free card”, and in Lies My Parents Told Me, Anya says, “Spike’s got some sort of ‘get out of jail free’ card

that doesn’t apply to the rest of us”. In Real me, Monopoly is one of the games that Anya brings when she and Xander babysit Dawn.

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Rorschach test Buffy says to the counsellor in Beauty and the Beasts, “Look … I know that I have to do this, and I’ll cooperate

and look at your ink blots and everything.” This is a reference to the Rorschach test in which a person’s

interpretation of a series of ink blots is supposed to give the examiner insight into their psyche.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Scooby Doo The cartoon Scooby Doo has several ties with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Xander calls Buffy’s group of friends the

“Scooby Gang” for the first time in What’s My Line? (Part 1) as they have similarities with the young crime-

fighting sleuths in the Scooby Doo cartoon. He says to Cordelia, “C’mon, Cordelia. You want to be a member of the

Scooby Gang you gotta be willing to be inconvenienced every now and then.” In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, Willow wears a white Scooby Doo t-shirt in this episode and in Beauty and the

Beasts we see that she keeps her forensic tools in a Scooby Doo lunch box. In When She Was Bad, Xander wears a

red Scooby Doo t-shirt. Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in two Scooby Doo movies, and Seth Green (Oz) appeared with Sarah in Scooby Doo:

Monsters Unleashed. Sarah’s Buffy stunt double, Michele Waitman, also doubled for Sarah in Scooby Doo: Monsters

Unleashed. More Buffy/Scooby Doo trivia: In the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back there is a spoof scene of Scooby Doo’s

gang. The part of Fred was played by Marc Blucas (Riley Finn), Shaggy was played by Matthew James (who played the

demon Merle in Angel) and Velma was played by Jane Silvia (who played the “conservative woman” in The Freshman).

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The English Patient In Something Blue, Willow calls Spike “the undead English Patient”. She’s referring to the 1996 movie The English

Patient, starring Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas. Kristin’s sister Serena appeared as Gwendolyn Post in

the Buffy episode Revelations. In Beauty and the Beasts, Faith says that even your average, “Mr. I-Love-The-

English-Patient”, has some beastly qualities hidden somewhere. Apparently a love of The English Patient suggests

masculine sensitivity!

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Full Monty In Beauty and the Beasts, Xander and Willow discuss how to shield Oz’s nakedness when he wakes up after being a

werewolf. Xander says, “I can handle the Oz Full Monty. I mean, not ‘handle’ handle, like ‘hands to flesh’

handle.” The Full Monty was a British film made in 1997 about a group of Sheffield steelworkers who became

strippers.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Sound of Music After being possessed by Eyghon, Jenny says to Giles in The Dark Age, “I mean, I’m not running around, wind in my

hair, ‘The hills are alive with the sound of music’ fine, but… I’m coping.” This is a quote from the title song

of the musical The Sound of Music (1959) written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It was made into a

movie starring Julie Andrews in 1965. Buffy also mentions the song in Beauty and the Beasts when she says, “Three-dimensional, Sensurround, The Hills

Are Alive…”


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Candy Gorch Candy Gorch was a female vampire who married Lyle Gorch after the death of his brother, Techtor. The two entered

the Slayerfest ‘98 competition, during which Candy was staked by Buffy, using the handle of a spatula in

Homecoming.

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess Frederick and Hans Gruenstahler The German twins, Frederick and Hans Gruenstahler, were said by Deputy Mayor Alan Finch to be, “wanted in Germany

for capital murder, terrorism, the bombing of Flight 1402…”. They were competitors in Mr Trick’s Slayerfest ‘98.

The twins planned to kill the Slayers using expensive technology and weapons, tracked by their boss from a remote

location. They tracked Buffy and Cordelia by giving them bugged corsages, and received orders from their boss

through earpieces. Buffy tricked them into shooting each other in Homecoming.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Holly Charleston Holly was a popular Asian girl at Sunnydale High who was joint winner of the Homecoming Queen competition, along

with Michelle Blake. They beat Buffy and Cordelia to the prize in Homecoming.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Jungle Bob Bob was a competitor in Slayerfest ‘98. He was human and was armed with a shotgun and animal traps. He got his

ankle stuck in one of his own iron traps in Homecoming.


Continuity[edit]

Dare to resist There is a sign in the school yard in Homecoming which says, “Dare to resist drugs and violence”. It can be seen

in the scene where Buffy gives two students some muffins.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Hemery High Before she moved to Sunnydale, Buffy attended Hemery High in L.A. The school was also the setting of the 1992

Buffy movie. Buffy was expelled from there as she burned down the gym (there was a bunch of vampires in there at

the time). We see her in a flashback at Hemery High in Becoming (Part 1), and Buffy and Ford mention the school

in Lie to Me. Buffy refers to her time at Hemery High in Homecoming, mentioning that she was the Prom Princess

and the Fiesta Queen at that school, as well as being on the cheerleading squad. The building used as Hemery was previously used as the clock tower in the Back To The Future movies. The set is

at Universal Studios, along with a number of European village sets often used in Buffy and Angel flashbacks.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Long story In Faith, Hope and Trick, the following dialogue takes place:

Willow: “Oz is a werewolf.” Buffy: “Long story.” Oz: “I got bit.” Buffy: “Apparently not that long.”

This is similar to a conversation which takes place, two episodes later, in Homecoming:

Buffy: “Long story.” Cordelia: “Got hunted.” Buffy: “Apparently not that long.”

Read more | 3 comments | by cardboardy Mayor’s first appearance The Mayor is seen for the first time in Homecoming, having been mentioned in various earlier episodes (Some

Assembly Required, Becoming (Part 2), Dead Man’s Party). He says that this is an “important year for him” which

becomes more apparent later in the season when he reveals he’s going to have an Ascension.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Perfect moment Buffy’s obsession with having a perfect high school moment in Homecoming is finally realised in The Prom when she

awarded with the Class Protector prize and then dances with Angel.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Zombie voters In Homecoming, Buffy says lots of people came to her Welcome Home party, seen in Dead Man’s Party, so they might

vote for her for Homecoming Queen. Willow points out, “But they were killed by zombies.”



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Production details[edit]

Living crap The following conversation was cut from the episode Homecoming:

Buffy: “Okay, how ’bout… you vote for me and I don’t beat the living crap out of you?” Jonathan: “That works for me.” Buffy: “Tell your friends!”

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: The Watcher's Guide by Nancy Holder, Jeff Marionette and

Maryelizabeth Hart PB Crazed One of Michelle’s weaknesses in Buffy’s list in Homecoming is that she’s “PB Crazed”. This probably a nod to the

fans that visited the posting board on the official Buffy web site.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Sarah breaks a bone Sarah Michelle Gellar broke a bone in her hand whilst filming the episode Homecoming. When she is standing in

front of the white board in the library, you can see a bandage on her left hand.


MUSIC

Episode soundtrack The episode Homecoming’s soundtrack includes ‘Fell into Loneliness’ by Lori Carson (While the gang discuss

whether ot not to get a limo), ‘Jodie Foster’ by the Pinehurst Kids (As the yearbook pictures are being taken),

‘How’ by Lisa Loeb (As Willow and Xander kiss), ‘Fire Escape’ by Fastball (As Cordy and Buffy are campaigning for

Homecoming queen), and ‘She Knows’ by Four Star Mary (Dingoes Ate My Baby perform this at the Homecoming Dance -

it’s the song Oz wrote for Willow).



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shape of various animals which are used to grow plants.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess So goes the nation Oz says in Homecoming, “As Willow goes, so goes my nation.” This comes from the political adage that goes: “As

Maine goes, so goes the nation”, meaning that whoever Maine voted for in the presidential election was the one

who became President (it no longer really works, but people still say it). General Motors also took the phrase

for their ad campaign: “As General Motors goes, so goes the nation”.


Star Trek In Homecoming, Cordelia woos the nerds at Sunnydale High by saying, “Are you kidding? I’ve been doing the Vulcan

death grip since I was 4.”

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Ethan Rayne Ethan was an old college friend of Giles, or ‘Ripper’ as he called him. The two used to hang out, worshipping

demons and creating dark magic spells. After Giles went on the straight and narrow, Ethan continued his bad ways.

He occasionally came to Sunnydale to cause havoc, such as turning people into their Halloween costumes,

enchanting Band Candy to turn adults into teenagers, and turning Giles into a Fyarl demon (A New Man). Ethan was

extremely powerful magically, but had no physical strength so would flee after creating chaos. He was arrested

and removed to a secret military base in Nevada by the Initiative in A New Man, never to be seen on the show

again. We never found out what happened to Ethan.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Miss Barton Miss Barton was a teacher who became heavily influenced by the drugged Band Candy. She dismissed Study Hall

(called Principal Snyder a “commandant”) and was later seen in the Bronze saying, “Oh, I’m cool, Willow. Willow…

That’s a tree. You’re a tree! Yeah…are there any nachos in here, little tree?”


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Adidas When the two friends are touching feet under the table in Band Candy, both Willow and Xander are wearing the same

Adidas shoes except that Willow’s are orange and Xander’s are black. Maybe they shop together.

Read more | 3 comments | by Jess Angel’s Hope In Band Candy, Angel mentions Scott Hope to Buffy, who still hasn’t told him they broke up in Homecoming.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Driving Miss Buffy Buffy drives for the first time in the show in the episode Band Candy. She also drives in the season seven

episode Him, and whilst in Faith’s body in Who Are You.

Read more | 4 comments | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Selin Ozdamar and Mária Giles and Joyce Whilst under the influence of the drugged Band Candy, Giles and Joyce have sex on the hood of a police car.

Twice. Buffy discovers this in Earshot when she reads her mother’s mind, and later mentions it again to Giles

when she’s in Faith’s body in Who Are You?

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Giles’s place The first time we see Giles’s home is in The Dark Age. In Band Candy, a courtyard outside Giles’s apartment can

be seen where there once were stairs. His place became the focal point for the Scoobies in season four. The final

time we see Giles’ apartment in the series is in the episode Forever.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Giles’s tattoo Giles’s tattoo, the mark of Eyghon, can be seen in the episodes Band Candy and Goodbye, Iowa. It was first seen

in The Dark Age.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Good taste Joyce tells Giles he has good music albums when she’s looking through them in Band Candy. This is also noted by

Oz and Xander in the episode The Harsh Light of Day.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Locker girl We see one of Cordelia’s homecoming queen posters from Homecoming hanging in Xander’s locker in Band Candy.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Spiritual Angel The exercise Angel is doing in the courtyard of the mansion in Band Candy, is T’ai Chi Ch’uan, a Chinese martial

art which is also used as a form of Taoist yoga. Snyder later says in that episode he learnt “Tae Kwan Do at the

Y” - a marked contrast to Angel. In Revelations Buffy and Angel do T’ai Chi together, before it gets too sexy for

them.

Read more | 5 comments | by Jess Trick who? Although she didn’t hear his name in either Faith, Hope and Trick or Homecoming, Buffy seems to know who Mr.

Trick is when Ethan mentions him in Band Candy. They meet for the first time later in that episode.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Weird candy Why did all the ‘teenage’ adults in Band Candy speak and act as though their teenage years were spent during the

1970s, regardless of their age?



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torches”. This line was deleted from the final cut of the episode.

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Maryelizabeth Hart

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Music Trivia Cream Giles and Joyce listened to Cream’s “Tales of Brave Ulysses” together in Band Candy. In season five’s Forever,

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“You weren’t visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, by any chance?” He’s referring to the Charles Dickens novel

A Christmas Carol, in which a man named Scrooge changes his miserly ways after being visited by three ghosts who

show him his past, present and future. In Gone, Buffy paraphrases a famous line from A Christmas Carol when she says, “I am the ghost of fashion victims

past”.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Barbarino In Band Candy, Principal Snyder mentions Barbarino (”Call me Snyder. Just a last name. Like Barbarino”) who was a

character played by John Travolta in the TV series Welcome Back, Kotter.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Burt Reynolds Joyce tells Giles in Band Candy that he’s like actor Burt Reynolds, just after he takes the gun from the cop.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess | Source: Thanks to Firecracker Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman is a play by Arthur Miller, first performed in 1949. It is the story of the final days of

Willy Loman, an unhappy travelling salesman. The play is referred to twice in Buffy: in Band Candy, Buffy name

checks Willy Loman when faced with selling chocolate bars, and in Willow’s dream in Restless, she dreams that she

has a role in a school production of the play. It is directed by Giles (wearing a cravat), and includes Riley

dressed as a cowboy, Buffy dressed as a 1920s flapper girl and Harmony as a milk-maid/vampire.

Read more | 2 comments | by Jess Juice Newton In Band Candy, Joyce mentions Juice Newton when looking at the coat in the shop window. Newton was a country and

pop singer in the 80s.

Read more | 1 comment | by Jess Kiss Some graffiti at the school in Band Candy says ‘Kiss rocks’, which Willow notices (”Why would anybody want to

kiss… oh, wait. I get it”). Kiss were a glam metal group formed in the early 70s whose trademark was wearing

black and white paint on their faces.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess Seals and Croft Joyce asks Giles if he likes Seals and Croft in Band Candy. They were a 70s group whose most famous song was

‘Summer Breeze’.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Real World In Band Candy, Buffy compares her life to The Real World, a reference to the MTV reality TV show which films a

group of strangers living in a house together.

Read more | Add a comment | by Jess The Rocky Horror Picture Show In Band Candy, Buffy says, “Let’s do the time warp again!” when she and Willow enter the Bronze to find it full

of teenage-adults. This is a reference to a song from the musical The Rocky Horror Show. In Anne, Lily wears a T-shirt which is partially hidden by her sweater. The T-Shirt has the Denton sign (a Heart

with the phrase “The Home of Happiness”) from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Anthony Stewart Head (Giles) played

Frank-N-Furter in the RHPS in London in the early 1990s.


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letters stand for the Sunnydale band, Widespread Panic. In this episode a colourful WP poster can be seen to

the right of Oz’s bedroom door. "WP is also seen in; Ina Mummy Girl, Halloween, Bad Eggs,

Surprise, Phases, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Becoming (Part 2), Dead Man’s Party,

A New Man, Wild at Heart, The Yoko Factor, and The Replacement.


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Widespread Panic. It can be seen behind Giles when he’s at Buffy’s party. . The same sticker appears in a

number of episodes; Ina Mummy Girl, Halloween, Bad Eggs, Surprise, Phases, Bewitched,

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Widespread Panic. It can be seen in Buffy and Willow’s dorm room. The same sticker appears in a number of

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Widespread Panic. It can be seen on the payphone that Xander uses to call Buffy. The same sticker appears in

a number of episodes; Ina Mummy Girl, Halloween, Bad Eggs, Surprise, Phases, Bewitched,

Bothered and Bewildered, Becoming (Part 2), Dead Man’s Party, A New Man, Wild at Heart, The

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  • The Wild Bunch - The 1969 film The Wild Bunch by Sam Peckinpah is one of Whedon’s favourite films.

It is mentioned twice in Buffy. In The Harvest, Buffy says to her friends,

Don’t go wild bunch on me” before they entered the Bronze. In [[Bargaining, Part Two (Buffy episode)

|Bargaining II]], Xander called the demons who raided Sunnydale the “wild bunch”.

Lyle and Techtor Gorch, who appeared in Bad Eggs, are named after characters from

The Wild Bunch. In that movie, the Gorches were brothers in William Holden’s gang, played by Warren Oates and Ben

Johnson. Pike from the Buffy movie was named after William Holden’s character in The Wild Bunch and Angel was

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  • In "Halloween" there was a two faced Janus statue used by Ethan Rayne. It can be seen in this episode behind

Giles when he finds his airline ticket in his pocket. In ancient Roman mythology, Janus was a two-faced god of

gates, of doors, and of beginnings and endings, and was worshipped at harvests, marriages, births, and other

kinds of beginnings. It might be speculated the statue in "Tabula Rasa" sybolises Giles leaving Sunnydale and

going to England.

  • In the original script for "Lie to me", 'Chantarelle' was called 'Joan'. In the

episode, "Anne", she takes on Buffy's middle name, 'Anne'. Interestingly in the

episode, "Tabula Rasa", after Buffy loses her memory, she decides to name herself 'Joan'.

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SEASON 7 (2002-2003)



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