Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 4 Episode 4

Fear, Itself

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 26, 1999 on The WB



  • Allusions

    • Xander: What'cha got in the basket, little girl?

      This is a reference to Buffy's Little Red Riding Hood costume. In some versions of the Little Read Riding Hood fairy tale she meets a wolf in the woods on her way to her grandmothers house and he'll often ask her what she has in her basket. When she gets to her grandmothers house, the wolf has locked her grandmother in the closet (or eaten her, depending on the story version) and dressed up in her clothes to trick Red Riding Hood in an attempt to eat her.