Buffy Anne Summers
Alexander 'Xander' Harris
Principal Robin Wood
When Dawn is talking to Buffy and Principal Wood, you can see her backpack on the chair, but when she walks out she does not take the bag, yet in the next scene in the school hallway she has the backpack on her shoulder.
At the railyard Buffy is wearing a white sweater. After she jumps off the railcar she slides on the ground on her back, yet the sweater stays clean. She jumps off the tracks with Dawn, landing on her side. When she stands up the sweater is still clean. The camera angle changes to a closeup of Buffy and Dawn and suddenly Buffy's sweater has areas of dirt all over it, front and back. The dirt is also the wrong color. The blotches are a reddish brown, despite all of the ground consisting of grey gravel. Gravel is the basic material used by railroads as the roadbed for the rails.
Dawn is lying on the tracks, yet the train makes absolutely no attempt to stop and just blows its horn.
The locomotive is the same vintage diesel seen in Crush, as are the passenger cars.
It makes no sense that one of the freight cars Buffy runs along side is blowing smoke or steam.
The freight cars Buffy climbs upon have running boards along the center of the roof. This design feature was phased out beginning in 1967.
As Xander drives up to the tracks several vintage freight and passenger cars can be seen in the background, including locomotives, 'heavyweight' passenger cars, not built since the 1930's and a caboose. Cabooses were phased out beginning in the early 1980's.
As in Crush these scenes were likely filmed at a railroad museum.
Apparently the wearer of this jacket can control which women are under his spell. Several times RJ has the jacket on, such as the school hallway, cheerleader tryouts and the Bronze, and apart from a select few, the women pay him no more attention than they would any other guy.
Xander's flashback of girls scrambling towards him calling his name is from the episode Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered (2x16) in which a love spell backfires and causes every female who comes near him to fall in love with him.
Buffy, Willow, Dawn and Anya are stood behind the front door of the house deciding how to win RJ's heart. As they go off in different directions to execute their plan, the camera focuses on Anya going out the front door and pans back to show Willow running up the stairs. For a second before the camera cuts to Buffy we see a woman standing behind Dawn on the stairs, not Alyson Hannigan. In the next shot she is gone.
When Buffy throws herself and Dawn off the tracks, they are already easily clear of the train and in total move the sum of about 2 inches. Considering they were bang in the middle of the tracks just before the camera changed, they shouldn't have cleared the path of the train by a long shot.
When Xander and Spike are waiting next to the electronics store on Main Street for R.J. to walk by, Spike's reflection is clearly visible in the store's large window.
In RJ and Lance's house, when Spike points out that they wore the same jacket, you can clearly see Spike's reflection in the picture frame.
Willow: But you don't even know him!
Anya: Yes, I do. I looked into him and saw his soul.
Willow: He was walking away, so unless his soul was in his ass -
Anya: A.J. is my best friend and my dearest darling -
Willow: It's R.J. And what you were picking up on was his deep caring and devotion to me.
Xander: (referring to Spike) Once you get back the soul, doesn't that mean you start, like, picking up your own wet towels off the floor?
Willow: No, but maybe you start to feel really bad about leaving them there.
Buffy: At least he's showering. That's a refreshing and delightful change.
Xander: Welcome to the Hellmouth, where even outerwear isn't safe.
Willow: Damn love spell. I have tried every anti-love spell, spell I can find.
Anya: Even if you found the right one, guy would probably just do an anti-anti-love spell, spell... spell.
Xander: What the hell are you doing?
Willow: Proving I love R.J. the most.
Xander: Will, honey, R.J.'s a guy.
Willow: Well, I did notice that, yeah. That's why I'm doing my spell because, you know, he doesn't have to be.
Willow: Hey Anya, you never told us what you "can't believe you almost...".
Anya: Almost who now?
Willow: No. You can't be the only not-embarrassed one. What did you do?
Anya: I, uh, wrote a poem. An epic poem comparing him to a daisy and a tower and a lake.
Radio Announcer: And now the latest on Sunnydale's late-night bandit who is still at large. A masked thief held up a number of... (Anya switches off radio)
Anya: Okay. Great. Ice cream. My treat?
Buffy: You realize Anya is probably seducing R.J. even as we speak.
Willow: My god, you think so?
Buffy: Well I wouldn't put it past her, she's recently evil you know.
Willow: Well so am I, why should I miss out?
Xander: (Xander rushes into classroom) Buffy, I think Dawn needs you... (walks in on Buffy & RJ)
Buffy: Xander hi, this is RJ.
RJ: Hi guy, it's called knocking.
Xander: I'm sorry it's just checkout time was an hour ago, we were hoping to make up the bed, and also it's a oom you chowderhead! Now get off the boy, Buffy, we're going home.
Buffy: Whoa, hang on there Slappy. I'm not done with you yet.
R.J.: Oh man like its not bad enough I got that guy riding my back all the time, now I gotta deal with you too?
Buffy: Actually I'm a bit more formidable than Mr Wood, you might come to look fondly on his back riding.
Xander: Remember when she used to have a crush on me, I miss the much cuter me crush.
Dawn: The quarterback is the most important member of the team, he is like the rudder that guides the ship (short pause)
Anya: Well, I guess you guys could use my help. Willow's not very good with the practical strategizing... except when she's evil. And Dawn, she's not really good for anything.
Buffy: Dawn, I'm sorry that you feel so bad. OK, but in the morning this won't seem so terrible. You don't even know this R.J. Not really.
Dawn: I do know him. I know his soul.
Buffy: Really? Dawn, he wasn't even on your radar yesterday.
Xander: It's the jacket. It's true. Something about the big letter on the chest makes girls get all swoony and crushy. I saw it all the time in school. And you couldn't just pin any old felt letter to your coat and get play- not that I tried.
Buffy: You shredded my outfit.
Dawn: I'll buy you a new one.
Buffy: That's not the point. I don't want a new cheerleading outfit.
Xander: Now, now, let's not be hasty.
Dawn: Oh my god, I'm the pushy queen of Slut Town!
Buffy: Willow, you're a gay woman. And he isn't!
Willow: This isn't about his physical presence. It's about his heart.
Anya: His physical presence has a penis!
Willow: I can work around it!
Anya: Well you're going to have to do better than that. I'd kill for him.
Willow: You'd kill for a chocolate bar.
Buffy: Yes, kill for him. I'm the slayer. Slay means kill. Oh! I'll kill the principal.
Anya: Hard to top.
Willow: Yeah, well I have skills. I can prove my love with magic.
Anya: Yeah right, what are you going to do, use magic to make him into a girl? (Willow smiles)
Buffy: Xander, be honest. You didn't, you know, think about slipping that jacket on just a little bit?
Xander: I refuse to answer that on grounds that it didn't fit.
The weapon that Buffy tries to use against Principal Wood is the rocket launcher that Xander gave to her in the season 2 episode Innocence.
The music that plays when the girls fall in love with RJ is the theme from A Summer Place.
Back to the beginning reference: For her cheerleading tryouts, Dawn uses Buffy's old cheerleader uniform (seen in the episode The Witch).
The musical group The Breeders appears in this episode while Dawn is dancing with R.J. in the Bronze.
Cheryl: Or we could all use chairs. Like the Laker Girls.
Cheryl wants to use a chair so that she can still be able to cheer while injured after a soda machine fell on her. She's referring to the LA Lakers cheerleaders who use chairs in their game shows.
Dawn: Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition...
This is a famous quote from an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Buffy: Not the homework, Mr. Wizard.
Mr. Wizard (nee Donald Jeffry Herbert) hosted Watch Mr. Wizard and Mr. Wizard's World, two TV programs - targeted to children - about science that showed that it is accessible to everyone.
Dawn: Is sitting there drinking soda some kind of Zen non-answer?
Zen is a branch of Mahâyâna Buddhism. It is regarded as religion and philosophy that focuses on spiritual concentration.
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