Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Reptile Boy

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 10/13/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Giles is pushing Buffy in her Slayer training, her mother's rules are becoming more and more strict, and Angel is growing more over-protective. Buffy is feeling pulled apart. When Cordelia's college crush shows up on campus with a friend who has eyes for Buffy, Cordelia convinces Buffy to come with her to the frat party. But the party soon turns sinister, and Buffy learns the connection between the fraternity and the local girls who have recently gone missing. Xander, Giles, Angel and Willow must crash the party before all Hell breaks loose.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy Anne Summers

  • David Boreanaz


  • Nicholas Brendon

    Alexander 'Xander' Harris

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Willow Rosenberg

  • Charisma Carpenter

    Cordelia Chase

  • Fan Reviews (29)
  • I have a lot of mixed feelings over this episode.

    By tarafan2, Jun 12, 2013

  • Reptile Boy

    By arkanitoo, Jul 09, 2012

  • Damsels in distress

    By joxerlives, Jan 15, 2012

  • Way to go on moral message

    By Thestorysofar, May 09, 2009

  • Reptile Boy

    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 11, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (35)

    • Tom: Thanks for letting me ramble. Buffy: You know, people underestimate the value of a good ramble.

    • Willow: I can't believe she lied to Giles. My world is all askew. Xander: Buffy's lying, Buffy's going to frat parties. That's not askew, that's cockeyed. Willow: Askew means cockeyed. Xander: Oh.

    • Cordelia: (about going to a frat party) This isn't about fun. This is about duty, your duty to help me achieve permanent prosperity. Okay? Do's and dont's: don't wear black, silk, chiffon, or spandex. These are my trademarks. And don't do that weird thing with your hair. Buffy: What weird thing with my-- Cordelia: Don't interrupt. Do be interested if someone should speak to you. It may or may not happen, but do be polite and laugh at the appropriate intervals. Do lie to your mom about where we're going. It's a fraternity, and there will be drinking.

    • Buffy: I'm Buffy Summers. Tom: Oh, nice to meet you. Are you a senior here? Buffy: Junior. Tom: Oh, me too... except that I'm a senior and I'm in college. So we have that in common, and I major in history. Buffy: History stumps me. I have a hard enough time remembering what happened last week. Tom: Nah, nothing happened last week. Don't worry, I was there.

    • Xander: And we thought just because we didn't have any money or anyplace to go this would be a lackluster evening. Willow: I know! We could go to the Bronze and sneak in our own tea bags and ask for hot water. Xander: Hop off the outlaw train, Will, before you land us all in jail.

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    Notes (10)

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    Trivia (7)

    • When Xander, Angel, Willow and Giles enter the frat house, Angel was never invited inside and had no problem entering. A possible explanation for this is: during the raising of Machida Tom states that they have no wealth or possessions. It is possible that they give everything to Machida as insurance just in case they don't feed him, thus making the house in the possession of a demon and allowing Angel to walk in freely.

    • The movie Buffy, Willow, and Xander were attempting to watch at the beginning of the episode is the 1993 Bollywood film Kshatriya.

    • When Cordelia tells Buffy what she mustn't wear to the frat party (things that Cordelia considers her "trademarks"), she mentions anything black among the rest. Nevertheless, Buffy arrives to the party wearing a black dress.

    • Apparently, Giles has had Angel's phone number since the end of Season 1.

    • Goof: Look how Giles pulls the printout from the printer out (of Callie). Those printers don't feed out like that. The page is upside down and turned around!

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    Allusions (11)

    • Machida: Machida's form is reminiscent of a mythological Hindu being known as a Naga. Nagas were a primeval race of serpent people with the bodies of snakes and the heads of humans. Unlike Machida, Nagas were usually benevolent, though some sources claim that Nagas could kill with a single glance when angered. Nagas feature heavily in Hindu and Buddhist lore.

    • Xander: Godzilla's attacking downtown Tokyo! Aargh, Aargh! Godzilla is of course the big green lizard from the sci-fi classics.

    • Cordelia: You could go on to live among rich and powerful men...in the "Bizarro World." The Bizarro World is an alternate reality in the Superman comic books where everything is the opposite of what it is in the real world. The Superman comics also feature a character called Bizarro from the Bizarro World who is pretty much a dumb version of the Man of Steel.

    • Buffy: There's a kind of hush all over Sunnydale. Herman's Hermit's (and later, the Carpenters) released a song in the 60s called "There's A Kind of Hush" which has the line, "There's a kind of hush all over the world."

    • Tom: Anyway, the Hulk is gone.
      Comic book and TV show character the Incredible Hulk is very large, not very intelligent brutish sort that actually quite resembles a drunken fraternity brother.

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