Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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.

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.

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)?

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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.

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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.

Trivia: 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."

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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.

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: 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?

Goodbye Iowa - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is talking to Riley, she puts the scarf on her head, on his hand. He talks to her and says "Maybe I am the bad guy," and in the next frame her scarf is back on her head again, then off again in the next frame. (00:24:20)

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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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The Yoko Factor (1) - S4-E20

Question: At the last moment before leaving for good, Angel pauses to tell Buffy "I don't like him" [Riley], to which she replies with a large smile "Thank you." Why does she take this comment surprisingly well? From an ex boyfriend to her new boyfriend? It's not like it sounds like a friendly warning of any sort, nor a joke given the tense situation between the two guys in the episode. And the smile on Buffy's face does not make her response look ironic either, more like loving/caring. Is that a cross over reference to another dialogue in the Angel series?


Chosen answer: Angel is saying that he is still jealous and Buffy recognizes that this is his way of saying he wishes that they could be together. That is why they both smile.

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