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Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Doublemeat Palace - S6-E12

The scene in which Buffy attempts to convince customers the hamburgers are made out of people spoofs the infamous climax of the Charlton Heston film Soylent Green.

Season 7 generally

Principal Wood was given the gender-neutral name "Robin" because when the season began production, the producers were unsure about what gender the character would be. So they gave the character a name that could have applied to either a male or a female.

The Body - S5-E16

This was the first episode in which Willow and Tara were seen kissing, after having come out almost a year before.

Joss Whedon also wrote the 1992 "Buffy" film. Because of the dramatic differences between his screenplay and the finished film, he doesn't consider it canon as established by the TV series. In fact, the series isn't based on the completed movie at all: it's based instead on the screenplay Whedon initially wrote.

Conversations With Dead People - S7-E7

Willow's conversation with a dead person in this episode is with Cassie, of which it is explained that Willow isn't allowed to see Tara because she killed people. In actual fact, the writers did intend for Tara to appear in this episode, however actress Amber Benson was busy with other filming commitments.

Hush - S4-E10

This was the only episode to be nominated at the Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - ironic, given the fact that the show is largely dialogue-free.

Touched - S7-E20

When Buffy asks Spike to stay he agrees and says 'the infernal torture device, the comfy chair'. This is a reference to one of the Monty Python 'Spanish Inquisition' sketches.

Beauty And The Beasts - S3-E4

When Willow is inspecting the body she keeps her tools in a Scooby Doo lunch box. Well suited as they call themselves the scoobies.

Gingerbread - S3-E11

One of the names on the newspaper articles about the two dead children is "C. Meyer", as in Carey Meyer - one of the series' Production Designers.

When She Was Bad - S2-E1

The bass player of the band playing at the Bronze is John Lennon's son Sean.

Touched - S7-E20

To give Eliza Dushku time to film the pilot of "Tru Calling", this episode was filmed after "End of Days", but was aired before.

Grave (2) - S6-E22

This was the only season finale not written and directed by Joss Whedon.

Lessons - S7-E1

Except for Buffy, all of the First's incarnations at the end of the episode are the previous seasons' Big Bads, in reverse chronological order: Warren (season 6), Glory (season 5), Adam (season 4), Mayor Wilkins (season 3), Drusilla (season 2), and The Master (season 1).

While Buffy is the universe's primary focus, Angel holds more appearances in Buffyverse canon, appearing in 168 episodes of Buffy/Angel (as well as the canonical comic book "Angel: After the Fall"), as opposed to Buffy, who only appears in 149 episodes and the canonical comic book "Buffy Season Eight."

Seeing Red - S6-E19

This is the only episode where actress Amber Benson is acknowledged in the opening credits. This was done with the intent that the death of her character, Tara, at the end of this episode would be more of a surprise for the audience.

Seeing Red - S6-E19

Many gay and lesbian rights groups were angered by the decision to kill Tara. Joss Whedon has argued that the decision was made not because Tara was gay, but because she was involved with Willow; had Willow remained with Oz, he would have been killed instead. Killing Tara was a way for the writers to advance Willow's storyline and transform her into Dark Willow for the season finale.

Chosen - S7-E22

Clips from the final battle with the turak'han from the episode *Chosen* are featured in the movie *Johnson Family Vacation*, although there are completely different sound effects.

The Initiative - S4-E7

When Spike gets into the University's computer system and finds out that Buffy is in dorm number 214, look who apparently occupies dorm number 216 - David Solomon, one the show's producers and directors.

Welcome To The Hellmouth (1) - S1-E1

Brian Thompson played two different characters in Buffy. He also played two roles in the Charmed series.

Villains - S6-E20

While "Seeing Red" is commonly considered Amber Benson's last appearance as Tara, she actually appears (and is credited) in this episode as Tara's dead body.

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Quotes

Spike: You listen to me. [Kneels in front of her.] I've been alive a bit longer than you, and dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine, and done things I prefer you didn't. I don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood, which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain. So I make a lot of mistakes, a lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years, and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of: you. [Buffy looks away; he reaches toward her face.] Hey, look at me. I'm not asking you for anything. When I say, "I love you, " it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Buffy: [Quietly.] I don't wanna be the one.

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Mistakes

Willow is turned into a ghost. Throughout the entire episode, she can't touch anything (can't turn the pages of a book, etc.), yet towards the end when she and Giles go to Ethan's shop, and she leaves, you can hear that she opened and closed the door, even though she can walk through walls and can't actually touch the door. The curtain moves when she leaves too.

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