Bad Eggs

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (16)

  • Giles: (about Xander boiling his egg) Technically that would be cheating, yes? Xander: No. It's like a short cut. You know, when you run a race? Buffy: That would also be cheating.

  • Mr. Whitmore: S-E-X. Sex. The sex drive in the human animal is intense. How many of us have lost countless productive hours plagued by unwanted sexual thoughts and feelings? Xander: Yes! (quickly raising his hand) Mmmhmm. Mr. Whitmore: That was a rhetorical question, Mr. Harris, not a poll. Xander: Oh.

  • Giles: How did the um... hunt go last night, Buffy? Buffy: No go. Giles: No, "no you didn't go"? Or, no, "you were not sucessful"? Buffy: No Gorches. Xander: Apparently Buffy has decided the problem with the English language is all those pesky words. (to Buffy) You. Angel. Big. Smoochies? Buffy: Shut. Up.

  • Joyce: You go to the tailor and pick up my outfit from Everyday Woman. Buffy: "Everyday Woman"? Why didn't you just go to "Muumuus R Us"? Joyce: Do now. Make fun of your mother later.

  • Joyce: A little responsibility is all I ask. Don't you ever think about anything besides boys and clothes? Buffy: Saving the world from vampires? Joyce: I swear, sometimes I don't know what goes on in your head.

  • Teacher: With all sorts of hormones surging through your bodies, compelling you to action, it's often difficult to remember that there are negative consequences to having sex. Would anyone care to offer one such consequence?
    Cordelia: That depends. Are you talking about sex in the car, or out of the car? Because I have a friend -- not me -- that was in a Miata parked on top of the hill...
    Teacher: I was thinking of something more commonplace.

  • Willow: Buffy, how come you weren't in class? Buffy: Vampire issues. Did Mr. Whitmore notice I was tardy? Xander: The word you're searching for is "absent". Willow: Tardy people show. Buffy: Right.

  • Tector: That the Slayer? Lyle: Yep. Tector: Ain't that Angelus with her? Lyle: Yep. Tector: Well, how come she ain't slayin'? And how come he's about to make me blush? Lyle: I don't know, Tector. And how come you're always askin' me so many stupid questions?

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Notes (3)

  • The French title for this episode is "Oeuf Surprise", which translates "Surprise Eggs".

  • This episode confirms that Willow is Jewish, which is touched upon several more times in the next few seasons.

  • There are messages on the sign in the library which read, "Web Site Coming" and "Bus Brats Talk".

Trivia (5)

  • Goof: As Buffy follows Lyle Gorch around the mall, the one place he doesn't cast a reflection is the mirror. His reflection can be seen on the mall floor and the glass surfaces in the arcade.

  • Goof: When Buffy called Willow, she knocked over her alarm clock and the phone, but when she hung up the phone, they were both in their right place.

  • Goof: The demony thing fell off Willow and the others, yet in the aerial view, we didn't see them.

  • Goof: The layout of the chain that is holding Buffy's egg in place changes from one shot to the next.

  • Goof: When Buffy hits Lyle Gorch in the stomach in the school basement the way he is standing changes from when the camera is facing him to when the camera is behind him.

Allusions (6)

  • Lyle & Tector Gorch
    Lyle and Tector Gorch were the character names played by Warren Oates and Ben Johnson in the classic 1969 western The Wild Bunch.

  • Buffy: My egg, it went postal on me. Due to the number of highly publicized incidents involving postal workers becoming violent, the term 'going postal' has come to mean a crazed violence.

  • Giles: I suppose there is a sort of Machiavellian ingenuity to your transgression.
    Italian philosopher, author, and politician Nicolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) is best known for his work The Prince in which he presents the philosophy "the end justifies the means." Though it is probably unfair, the name Machiavelli is associated with this ruthless pursuit of a goal.

  • Buffy: Did I ask for back seat mommying? A play on the term back seat driver, where a passenger insists on giving detailed suggestions to the person operating the vehicle.

  • Buffy: I killed my Giga Pet... Literally, I sat on it and it broke. Giga Pets are the US version of the Tamagotchi. They are "virtual pet" toys that started in Japan and have spread around the world. The toys beep to request various types of care from their owner and will die if neglected. Being a small, plastic toy, they will also die if smashed or sat on.

  • Xander: Then teach it that dreidel song. A dreidel is a four sided top that is used in a sort of game as part of the Jewish Hanuhkah celebration. The dreidel song is roughly equivalent to a Christmas carol (though it carries little religious significance).