Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Real Me - S5-E2

Trivia: In the second episode of season 5, one of Harmony's minions is played by Tom Lenk who later plays 'the other one' (Andrew) in seasons 6 and 7.

Trivia: While Joss Whedon considers the 1992 movie non-canon, two characters were carried over: Buffy herself (obviously), and her first Watcher, Merrick. Merrick only made one appearance on the show, through a flashback, and was played by Richard Riehle; in the film, he was played by Donald Sutherland.

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Trivia: Once Spike appeared on the show, Billy Idol's punk-rocker look became a running gag. Numerous times, Spike claimed that he invented the look, and Idol stole it from him.

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Chosen - S7-E22

Trivia: In this episode, Andrew says "You go through the door and are confronted by Trogdor the Burninator", which is Homestar Runner content, Strong Bad Rules.

Season 2 generally

Trivia: Season Two was the only Emmy winning season of the show's seven season run. Christoph Beck won for his score to the episode Becoming, Part 1 and the makeup team won for their work on the two parter Surprise / Innocence

Trivia: Nathan Fillion auditioned for the role of Angel. Fillion later appeared as Caleb in the show's final season, and played Malcolm Reynolds on Joss Whedon's "Firefly."

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The Body - S5-E16

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

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Lessons - S7-E1

Trivia: 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).

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: Spike was only supposed to appear in a few episodes, and then killed off. But he became so popular with fans, he remained on the show, and eventually appeared on "Angel" as well.

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Witch - S1-E3

Trivia: On the cheerleading banner, the year is proclaimed to be 1996, which was when it was filmed. But the episode actually aired in March 1997.

Phoebe

Chosen - S7-E22

Trivia: Near the end of the episode, Giles mentions that there is another Hellmouth in Cleveland, Ohio. In "The Wish," in which Cordelia wishes Buffy had never come to Sunnydale, Buffy is serving as the Slayer in Cleveland.

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Doublemeat Palace - S6-E12

Trivia: In the season 6 episode "Doublemeat Palace", Buffy has to get a job working at a local fast food joint. The writers went out of their way to make it seem like the most miserable, degrading job ever. After this episode aired, several fast food franchises in real life like Burger King pulled their ads from Buffy in protest.

Season 7 generally

Trivia: 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.

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Conversations With Dead People - S7-E7

Trivia: 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.

Touched - S7-E20

Trivia: 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.

Kara

Season 7 generally

Trivia: Anyone who has read some of the BtVS books will notice that the background plot for season 7 (killing all the Potential Slayers and then the actual Slayers to end the line and let evil rule) is the plot of the book Pretty Maids All In A Row - Spike and Dru are trying to do just that.

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I Robot, You Jane - S1-E8

Trivia: In "Where The Wild Things Are," Willow mentions that she used to have a crush on Giles. This is evident in "I Robot, You Jane." When Buffy and Willow are talking at Willow's locker about Willow's new online romance, there is a picture of Giles and Willow in a magnetic frame on the inside of the locker door.

Hush - S4-E10

Trivia: 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.

School Hard - S2-E3

Trivia: The Anointed One was killed in this episode because over a season hiatus, Andrew J. Ferchland had grown too much. Had he remained, it would have been obvious he had aged, which would have contradicted the established concept that aging is something vampires don't do. For most, if not all, of his scenes, Ferchland remains on his knees.

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Chosen - S7-E22

Trivia: 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.

Halloween - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: 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. (00:34:05)

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Touched - S7-E20

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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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.

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