Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Beauty And The Beasts - S3-E4

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

Graduation Day (2) - S3-E22

Trivia: Joss Whedon is known for giving hints for future events. In Graduation Day Part 2 while Buffy is in a coma dream she speaks to Faith. Faith says "Oh yeah. - Miles to go - Little Ms. Muffet counting down from 7-3-0." 730 means 730 days (2 years). If you recall the poem that states miles to go before I sleep. In 730 days Buffy will die in the finale of season 5.

Maria Santos

Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Trivia: Tabula Rasa is a philosophical term. It's a school of thought founded primarily by John Locke and it holds that human beings are born as "blank slates" - that is, they have no knowledge or experience. This is contrasted with a belief system that all humans have certain ideas at birth; "God exists" is one commonly put forward.


The Replacement - S5-E3

Trivia: In the episode 'The Replacement' when Xander is trying to convince Willow that he is the real Xander, he does the Snoopy dance for her. Nicholas Brendon didn't know what the snoopy dance looked like and just attempted it after a brief description. He is now frequently asked to perform it at any fan conventions he attends.


When She Was Bad - S2-E1

Trivia: In the scene preceding the credits for the first episode of season 2 'When She Was Bad,' Buffy saves Xander and Willow from a vampire, she then says 'Hi guys, miss me?' This is addressed to Xander and Willow but is said straight into the camera and is also addressed to the fans who had waited a long time between the 1st season and the 2nd.


Seeing Red - S6-E19

Trivia: 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.

Lover's Walk - S3-E8

Trivia: The way Spike enters Sunndydale (driving into the sign) is a reference to the first time we met Spike in the season 2 episode "School Hard." Both times he drives into the sign, however in School Hard he steps out but in Lovers Walk he falls out, drunk. The music is even the same.

Becoming (1) - S2-E21

Trivia: In the flashback just before Darla kills Liam in order to turn him to Angel, she tells him to "Close your eyes." In "Becoming Pt. 2", just before Buffy kills Angel, she too says, "Close your eyes".

Maria Santos

Earshot - S3-E18

Trivia: The Columbine school massacre happened about a week before the episode was originally supposed to air. Since the episode dealt with a potential school shooting, the producers felt it was respectful and necessary to postpone the episode's airdate. Coincidentally, a similar event later happened to David Boreanaz when the Bones episode "Player Under Pressure" was postponed following the Virginia Tech massacre.

Cubs Fan

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Trivia: The demon Sweet is never referred to as such in the episode. His name is only mentioned in the ending credits and in the teleplay.

Cubs Fan

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Trivia: Alyson Hannigan and Michelle Trachtenberg don't have many singing lines during the episode "Once More With Feeling". This is because Alyson threaten to come down with laryngitis should she get to many lines and Michelle actually did come down with it.

Orion Hardy

The Freshman - S4-E1

Trivia: When Buffy and Willow are in the campus bookstore, and Buffy puts her books in the carry cart, she says, "I can't wait til Mom gets the bill for these books. I hope it's a funny aneurism". Buffy's mom actually died from an aneurism in season 5.

Welcome To The Hellmouth (1) - S1-E1

Trivia: The boy who Darla kills in the first scene is played by Carmine Giovinazzo, who currently plays Danny Messer on "CSI: NY." This episode was Gioniazzo's first major acting job in Hollywood.

Cubs Fan

Season 7 generally

Trivia: The First Evil first appeared in the season three episode "Amends," in which it taunted Angel and nearly drove him to kill himself.

Cubs Fan

Seeing Red - S6-E19

Trivia: 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.

Cubs Fan

Chosen - S7-E22

Trivia: Xander was originally supposed to be the character that died in Chosen. He was suppose to die saving Dawn. Since Emma Caufield didn't want to be tied to doing any future Buffy projects the script was changed so that Anya would die. The script is the same except the parts at the end written for Anya and Xander were switched as well as the parts for Andrew and Dawn.

Maria Santos

Anne - S3-E1

Trivia: I take it Joss Whedon hadn't heard of the chain of sex shops (and the company responsible for lingerie parties) called Ann Summers in the UK when he gave Buffy her middle name (Anne)?

Andy Benham Premium member

Anne - S3-E1

Trivia: Thought it interesting to note, in the season 3 opener 'Anne', the actor who plays Ken, Carlos Jacott, appears again in the 'Angel' season 1 episode, 'The Bachelor Party' as Richard, as a completely different demon. Re-incarnation or what?

Band Candy - S3-E6

Trivia: When their personalities are magically changed to their teenage selves, Giles and Joyce listen to the Cream song "Tales of Brave Ulysses" in one scene. Giles later listened to the song again in "Forever" after Joyce's funeral.

Cubs Fan

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Trivia: The three men who play the two vamps and one horned demon during Buffy's graveyard scene also play the three street sweepers during Anya, Xander, and Giles' street scene, and later they play Sweet's three masked minions.

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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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School Hard - S2-E3

Vampire: And when I kill her, it will be the greatest event since the crucifixion. And I should know, I was there.
Spike: You were there?! If every vampire who said he was actually at the crucifixion really was there, it would've been like Woodstock!

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Homecoming - S3-E5

Question: In this episode Oz says "As Willow goes, so goes my nation". Is this a variation on a famous quote, and if so, which?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: "So goes the nation" seems to have been used on many occasions, with various different US states in the "As .... goes" section. Most commonly it seems to be California that's considered to lead the way, but probably most other states have appeared in the lead role at some point or another. Other things have also been used - no less a person that Pope John Paul II said "As the family goes, so goes the nation...". The origin of the quote format is unclear - in US politics it goes back into the 19th century, when it was Maine that held the title spot, but, while no definitive origin is known, it seems highly likely that it goes back considerably further than that.

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