Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Trivia: 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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Lover's Walk - S3-E8

Trivia: In 'Lover's Walk' Cordelia falls through a staircase onto a rebar. This is taken from a real life incident; when Charisma Carpenter was young she impaled herself on a rebar too.

Shay
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Trivia: As Spike, James Marsters' English accent was so convincing, a lot of crew members weren't aware that he's an American.

Cubs Fan
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Surprise (1) - S2-E13

Trivia: 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.

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Doppelgangland - S3-E16

Trivia: 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.

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Doublemeat Palace - S6-E12

Trivia: 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.

Cubs Fan
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Trivia: Before production began, an idea popped up that Buffy would be able to identify a vampire solely by their outdated clothes. While this idea was eventually abandoned, it was toyed with in "Welcome to the Hellmouth" when Buffy sees Willow talking to a vampire in 70s-style dress with his sleeves rolled up and his collar upturned.

Cubs Fan
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Trivia: Sunnydale High School (seasons 1-3) is the same high school that was in Beverly Hills, 90210 (West Beverly High), and the movie Clueless. Its real name is Torrance High located in Torrance, CA.

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Trivia: A lot of the Scooby Gang's dialogue was based on how Joss Whedon really talks.

Cubs Fan
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Trivia: In the episode where we learn about Anya's past, there is a flashback to the "Once More With Feeling" episode. Just before Anya closes the door, if you listen very carefully you can hear a prequel to the Mustard Song. Once again it is sung by David Fury and I believe Marti Noxon sings the female part as a prequel to her parking ticket song, and sounds a bit like "Oh no. Mustard on my shirt," "Mustard, I'll never get it out." "My favorite red shirt." "Dryclean it.""How could you serve..." "Mustard."

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The Replacement - S5-E3

Trivia: 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.

Kara
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Season 2 generally

Trivia: While planning the Angelus arc near the end of the season, Joss Whedon was unsure if David Boreanaz could pull off the character's personality. Boreanaz's interpretation was so good, he ended up completely creeping out Whedon.

Cubs Fan
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Surprise (1) - S2-E13

Trivia: In "Surprise" and "Innocence", The Judge is played by Brian Thompson, who also played Luke in the first two episodes of season 1.

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Trivia: Nicholas Brendon, who plays Xander, in real life has a stuttering problem and can overcome it by knowing what he's going to say: e.g. scripted, rehearsed material. He said in an interview that he has slowly over the years gotten over the stuttering, but has to work hard at his craft at learning exact lines and rehearsing them over and over again. He doesn't do a lot of live interviews because of this.

Randy DeShong
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The Replacement - S5-E3

Trivia: 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.

Shay
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Trivia: Giles' kettle is used twice as an ironic sound effect to show the tension, first when Buffy returns at the start of Season 3 and again in "Revelations."

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Trivia: In 2004, Adam Busch (Warren Mears) began dating Amber Benson (Tara). Ironically, it was Warren who killed Tara in season 6.

Cubs Fan
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Trivia: 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.

Cubs Fan
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Becoming (1) - S2-E21

Trivia: Semi obvious, but I thought it was funny. Several episodes back, Jenny bought an orb of Thessala, and the shopkeeper adds as an aside that he sold a few as paperweights last year. In this episode they need an orb to complete the curse, and Giles says he has one, then adds in an embarrassed way "I've been using it as a paperweight".

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Doppelgangland - S3-E16

Trivia: At the end of the episode, after vampire Willow has been returned to her reality, Willow talks about her evil twin. She says that she thinks her double was a little gay or something to that effect. Angel then begins to mention that the vampire personality of a person is a kind of mirror of what the person is or can be, but stops short of finishing the sentence. This is a hint to Willow's coming out of the closet about being a lesbian later on in the series.

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The Puppet Show - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After Buffy finds Morgan's brain, Willow pulls up Morgan's school file on one of the library computers without even touching the keyboard. One moment the monitor is on the desktop, the next it's showing Morgan's file.

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Bargaining (1) - S6-E1

[After saving Giles from a vampire.]
Spike: Awww, poor Watcher. Did your life flash before your eyes? Cup of tea, cup of tea, almost-got-shagged, cup of tea?

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Touched - S7-E20

Question: How come Buffy can move so fast when she's fighting Kaleb?

Answer: She has superpowers, ergo fast movement. The reason she outruns him so easily in "Touched" is that she stops trying to actually fight him and just dodges instead.

Shay
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