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Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

In 'Once More, With Feeling' the man singing the mustard song is David Fury, the co-executive producer.

Buffy's prophetic dreams gave several hints about Dawn long before her arrival. In 'Graduation Day, Part 2', season 3, dream Faith tells her 'little sis' is coming', and in 'Restless', season 4, dream Tara warns her 'Be back before Dawn'.

There have been several lines throughout the series have referred to Tuesday ('There's a demon trying to destroy the world and it's just another Tuesday night in Sunnydale' in Revelations and 'Dawn's in trouble. Must be Tuesday' in Once More With Feeling). These are references to the fact that, in the USA, Buffy is aired on a Tuesday.

Chosen - S7-E22

In the final episode when Buffy, Xander, and Willow are wandering off talking about shopping, Giles turns round and says "The Earth is definitely doomed!" This is a little tribute to the end of the episode 'The Harvest' when Buffy, Xander and Willow wander off talking nonsense and Giles turns round and says a similar thing.

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

In 'Once More, With Feeling' the woman singing about her parking ticket is played by Marti Noxon, the executive producer.

The 'Grrr Arrrg' monster at the end of each episode (ie. the mascot for Mutant Enemy Inc.) is something that alot of people watch through the credits to see. But if you watch at the end of 'Becoming', he walks past and says 'Boo hoo, I need a hug'...and at the end of 'Once More With Feeling' he sings his 'Grrr Arrrg'...and in the Episode 'Bargaining Pt. 1' Tara gives Giles a small monster as a goodbye present, 'Something to remind you of Sunnydale...' and then goes 'Grrr Arrrg'....Ain't little monster's grand. Also at the end of the Christmas episode where Angel tries to kill himself, the monster is wearing a santa hat, and, at the end of the graduation episode, the monster is wearing a mortar board.

Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

In the episode 'Tabula Rasa', Buffy says to Spike 'A vampire with a soul? How lame is that?', a dig at spin-off show 'Angel'.

The Replacement - S5-E3

The actor who plays Nicholas Brendan's evil twin in "The Replacement" is actually his real life twin, Kelly Donovan. Both the brothers use their middle names when working rather than their real surname, Schultz.

The Body - S5-E16

In season 5 'The Body', the one where Joyce dies, there is no music throughout the entire episode. This episode is also the first time we see Willow and Tara kiss, Joss decided that the kiss should happen very matter of factly, without a big dramatic lead up to it.

Season 7 generally

After Giles comes back, eventually people start suspecting that he's the First. However, he's around for many episodes before that - take note of how he doesn't come into contact with anything (the First isn't corporeal so can't touch things). Very well done.

Buffy's chums are regularly referred to as 'The Scooby Gang' which is funny, because Sarah Michelle Gellar actually went on to become an original Scooby as Daphne in Scooby-Doo, the movie.

The Replacement - S5-E3

In 'The Replacement' Xander says to Willow 'Let's see how well you handle it when there's an evil version of you running around.'. Willow's reply, 'I handled it just fine,' is a reference to the episode 'Doppelgangland' from the previous season.

Surprise (1) - S2-E13

In "Surprise" and "Innocence", The Judge is the same person that played Luke in the first two episodes of season 1.

Many elements of Xander's dream in 'Restless', season 4, were seen again in the season 6 episode 'Tabula Rasa'. In the dream, Spike wears a tweed suit and tells Xander he's in training to be a Watcher (Giles adds "Spike's like a son to me."), also mentioning 'A shark, but on land. A land shark'. In 'Tabula Rasa' Spike is under threat from a loan shark (literally a shark), disguises himself in a tweed suit and after a spell gone wrong believes he might be Giles' son.

Doppelgangland - S3-E16

When Willow is describing her evil twin, she uses the phrase "And I think I'm kinda gay." She says the exact same thing to Dawn during Tabula Rasa when they have all lost their memory.

Surprise (1) - S2-E13

During Buffy's dream at the start of the episode Surprise, we see Willow sitting in the Bronze with a small monkey. Willow says, in French, "L'hippo a piqué ses pantalons" which translates as "The hippo has stolen his trousers." At the end of the episode What's My Line Part 2, when talking about Animal Crackers, Oz and Willow talk about the monkey being the only one to wear trousers, the hippo questioning why he hasn't got any, and the monkey being French.

Buffy and Willow were the only characters who appeared in every episode. Because it would have been difficult to incorporate a storyline for him, Xander is missing only from "Conversations With Dead People."

The Prom - S3-E20

In "The Prom," Sarah Michelle Gellar genuinely couldn't stop crying when they filmed the scene where Angel breaks up with Buffy. They had to close the set for nearly half an hour.

The Replacement - S5-E3

In the episode 'The Replacement' Buffy asks what they're going to do with the 2 Xanders who then say 'Kill us both Spock'. This is a reference to an episode of Star Trek where Kirk ended up with an evil twin and Spock didn't know which one to kill, the real Kirk told Spock to kill them both so Spock killed the other one.

Oz's band, Dingoes Ate My Baby, takes its name from the headline of a 1980's Australian newspaper. A woman claimed that dingoes were responsible for the disappearance of her baby and was subsequently accused of murder, but later acquitted.

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Willow: If I say something you really don't want to hear, do you promise not to bite me?
Angel: Are you going to tell me I'm jealous?
Willow: Well, you do sometimes get that way.



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.