Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Band Candy

Season 3, Ep 6, Aired 11/10/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Mr. Trick enlists Giles's old buddy Ethan Rayne to manufacture and distribute boxes of candy which turn the adult population into uninhibited, irresponsible teenagers. While the adults are indisposed, the mysterious Mayor Wilkins pays a tribute to a demon.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy Anne Summers

  • Seth Green (I)

    Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne

  • David Boreanaz


  • Nicholas Brendon

    Alexander 'Xander' Harris

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Willow Rosenberg

  • Fan Reviews (33)
  • Band Candy

    By arkanitoo, Jul 13, 2012

  • SWEET!

    By joxerlives, Jan 19, 2012

  • Band Candy

    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 14, 2010

  • Season 3, Episode 6.

    By Wanted23, Apr 22, 2009

  • Snyder: Hey! Gang! This place is fun city, huh?!

    By addict666, Aug 01, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Angel: It's late. How'd you get away? Buffy: Aw, it was easy. Started a fire in the prison laundry room, rode out in the garbage truck. Angel: Oh.

    • Willow: This is not normal. Well, maybe that goes without saying. Snyder: Hey! Gang! This place is fun city, huh?! Buffy: Principal Snyder?! Snyder: Call me Snyder. Just the last name, like Barbarino. Oh, I am so stoked! Hey! Did you see Miss Barton? I think she's wasted. I'm gonna have to put that in her next performance review 'cause... 'cause I'm the principal! (leaves) Willow: I don't like this. They could have heart attacks! Buffy: Well, maybe there's a doctor here. Willow: (referring to the half-dressed man on-stage) I think that is my doctor. He's usually less topless. Snyder: (reappears) I got a commendation for being the principal, from the mayor. Shook my hand, twice! Buffy: That's nice! Snyder: Whoa! There are some foxy ladies here tonight! Willow: What's happening? Buffy: I don't know, but it's happened to a whole lot of grown-ups. Willow: They're acting like a bunch of-- Buffy: They're acting like a bunch of us! Willow: (indignant) I don't act like this.

    • Snyder: The big pea-head librarian didn't show up and I don't wanna do it. You do it.
      Substitute: All right, fine, I'll do it! (leaves Snyder)
      Snyder: Everyone expects me to do everything around here because I'm the principal. (whiny) It's not fair!

    • Giles: I say, your car seems to have had an adventure, doesn't it? Joyce: Buffy assures me that it happened battling evil, so I'm letting her pay for it on the installment plan. Buffy: Hey, the way things were going, be glad that's the worst that happened. At least I got to the two of you before you actually did something. Joyce: Right. Giles: Indeed Joyce: Yes.

    • Snyder: You look like four young people with too much time on your hands Oz: Not really. Cordelia: Busy like a bee actually. Bee-like.

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    Notes (4)

    • Music: The Scooby Gang is walking in the school -- "Blaze" by Mad Cow Giles and Joyce are listening to a record -- "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" by Cream At the Bronze, 'Dingoes Ate My Baby' perform this song -- "Violent" by Four Star Mary At the Bronze, while Oz, Buffy and Willow are talking -- "Slip Jimmy" by Every Bit Of Nothing The adults sing on stage -- "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen

    • The accent which Anthony Stewart Head uses when Giles reverts to his teenage self, is much closer to his "street" accent than his stalwart, proper onscreen accent as regular Giles.

    • Giles's apartment has changed in this episode. There is now a courtyard outside of Giles's apartment where there once were stairs.

    • During study hall, when Willow and Xander are playing footsies under the table, both are wearing the same Adidas shoes except that Willow's are orange and Xander's are black. Willow is also wearing an orange sweater and Xander is in all black.

    Trivia (10)

    • At approximately 25:00, when Giles is confronting the police officer, you can see the tattooed mark of Eyhgon on his left arm from the episode "The Dark Age".

    • Goof: When Giles beats up the cop, he wraps his arm around the cop's gun hand to disarm him. The direction his arm is wrapped changes in different shots.

    • One of Cordelia's homecoming queen flyers (left over from last episode) is hanging in Xander's locker.

    • Goof: When Buffy, Giles, and Ethan are running through the box labyrinth, you can tell that it's the same aisle of boxes used over and over again (with the exception of the last time they are running and Buffy smashes the box containing Ethan open). There is a yellow half-a-box on the top right (our right) and a yellow line half way through the aisle every time they are running.

    • Goof: The scene when both Joyce and Giles are lecturing Buffy if you notice Joyce's sweater around her neck it moves continuously throughout the scene without her moving it.

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    Allusions (10)

    • Snyder: I took Tae Kwon Do at the Y.

      The Y is the YMCA, an organization that offers various fitness activities for the development of a healthy spirit, mind, and body.

    • Visual: Kiss Rocks
      The vandalism on the lockers. Kiss is a rock band that is best known for the elaborate makeup and costumes they used to wear in their stage show. The height of their popularity was in the mid to late 1970s.

    • Snyder: I took Tae Kwon Do at the Y.
      Tae Kwon Do is a Korean form of martial arts. Sarah Michelle Gellar is actually skilled in Tae Kwon Do in real life.

    • Joyce: Very Juice Newton.
      Juice Newton is a country-western singer.

    • Snyder: Call me Snyder ... just a last name ... like Barbarino.
      Vinnie Barbarino was John Travolta's character in the 70's sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.

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