Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 5 Episode 15

I Was Made to Love You

4
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 20, 2001 on The WB
8.1
out of 10
User Rating
488 votes
15

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
A strange girl arrives in Sunnydale searching everywhere for her boyfriend Warren. She is sweet, pretty, and strong enough to throw Spike through a window when he hits on her. Buffy and the gang decide that they must do something before someone less impervious to injury gets in her way and gets seriously hurt.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
9:00am
PIVOT
10:00am
PIVOT
11:00am
PIVOT
12:00pm
PIVOT
1:00pm
PIVOT
2:00pm
Him
PIVOT
4:00pm
PIVOT
Saturday
4:00pm
PIVOT
6:00pm
PIVOT
7:00pm
PIVOT
Sunday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Let me start off by saying "I Was Made to Love You" is a strong candidate for "Surprise Hit" of the season.

    8.5
    There's a whole lot more to like here than it's given credit for. I'll be up front and admit that the AprilBot itself doesn't always work for me, which is just barely enough to rob this from an 9.0 rating. Everything else, though, succeeds marvelously with unbelieveably superb and sharp character work for Buffy. The plot, like most Buffy episodes, is actually intended to further the depth and journey of the characters. This material focuses right on Buffy: her expectations, beliefs, wants, worries, and ultimately a big realization. Once again we have an episode where the plot only exists to service the characters, which is exactly what I love seeing in my entertainment.



    I'm going to start off by talking about the one major thing I didn't care for, and that is Espenson's attempt to make me feel sorry for the AprilBot. Unfortunately I just don't really give a hoot about the AprilBot and the episode fails at making her very sympathetic, although its final scene is both touching and important because of its direct affect on Buffy. But the constant shots of it asking people where Warren is and many of those people ridiculing it isn't sad because it's a robot and it has nearly no personality. Ultimately, though, the AprilBot is a very small portion of the episode and doesn't drag it down very much.



    Okay, now moving onto the many highlights. The episode begins with a wonderful scene involving Buffy punching an unseen Xander while venting over the fact Spike wants her. She complains that there must be something about her that made him think that she was the one for him, which makes her "feel dirty". I think there are three dominating factors to help explain why Spike fell in love with her: she's the Slayer, she's got a complex personality, and Spike's been restrained for so long from relieving himself by killing her that the killing instinct has turned into sexual attraction and, now, love. The slayer part of Buffy appeals to Spike's vampiric and sexual side while her complex personality appeals to his poetic side retained from William, which he's tried so hard to wash away over the years but will always be stuck with.



    While that may help explain where Spike's coming from, it doesn't help Buffy much right now. She verbalizes that she hopes there's still a guy out there she doesn't scare away with her "uncanny strength and remarkable self This is both a strong nod to her relationship with Riley and allows for Buffy to be very introspective, even though I think she's still neglecting to see why she often seems self-involved--she's sacrificing herself day-by-day for others through her job as the Slayer, so the rest of the time she's thinking about herself which, honestly, is understandable.



    Buffy's unique situation makes me wonder if it will ever be possible for her to live the "normal I think it may take a lot more time after the end of the series, but I think it is possible for her to have that. Xander, like usual, tries to cheer Buffy up and offers a possible answer to this craziness: "You ever think maybe the reason you haven't found a great relationship on the hellmouth is... because it's a hellmouth? Seems to me it's a pretty terrible place to try to build And how about Puffy Xander? His interaction with Buffy here is incredibly sweet. Also sweet is seeing the two of them dance together later on as friends with so much respect for one another. Anya being all proud she let it happen is amusing too.



    All of this self analyzing by Buffy convinces her that she needs to change something about herself to make a relationship work, which is the character plot of the episode. This is why she jumps at the opportunity to hang out with Ben in "Crush" and almost dances with him later on here. I enjoyed the way she positioned herself in Ben's view so he could initiate the conversation. Earlier Buffy was pondering ways to make guys like her more and said, "Maybe I could change. You know, I could, I could work harder. I could spend less time slaying, I could laugh at his jokes, I mean, men like that, right, the, the joke-laughing-at?" As she talks with Ben, he makes a bad joke and she laughs in a way that brings us right back to Cordelia in "Reptile Boy" who said, "Dr. Debi says when a man is speaking you make serious eye contact, and you really, really listen, and you laugh at everything he A little creepy to see that Cordelia's been there, done that, over three years ago. This behavior makes Buffy no different than the AprilBot, whose only purpose is loving her man.



    Anyway, right when Buffy thinks she might really be beginning something with Ben Spike shows up and bugs her. After retreating from mean looks he gives some fun expressions while watching Buffy and Ben talk together. Eventually he gets fed up and whispers something dirty to the AprilBot and hilariously gets thrown through a window. Then the AprilBot tosses Buffy across the room and simply says, apologetically, "If I hurt you just now, I'm sorry. And I hope that your boyfriend will take good care of The sad, pouty look on Buffy's face is priceless. You can tell that comment dug deep and hurt a lot more than the physical pain she's feeling at the moment.



    The AprilBot was designed to be the perfect girlfriend and devoted everything to Warren, yet it still didn't work out. This is like an epiphany to Buffy who has been acting just like the AprilBot when interacting with Ben. She realizes "I don't need a guy right now. I need me. I need to get comfortable being alone with She then immediately calls Ben again and tells him that she's not ready to go out with him. A big w00t for Buffy for realizing that she needs to understand herself before being able to have a real shot at being a part of a successful relationship. Even after another two years of regression, confusion, and discovery we find out that she's still not completely done discovering who she is. This episode represents the last we see of this part of Buffy's exploration, a point which is repeated during the infamous "cookie dough" speech in "Chosen".



    At the very end of the episode, after Buffy's relationship journey is temporarily wrapped up in favor of self exploration, we see the beginning of the Pain Era. Joyce on the couch. Oh my what a painful moment after such an overall cheery episode. Here it is everyone, the bridge to Act III of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Looking back at this episode I must say I'm quite impressed. When it wasn't so focused on the AprilBot I discovered that this has a lot of depth, character moments, discoveries, and humor. We get to see Buffy giggle and be happy for the last time in very long while. Warren was introduced along with plans for the BuffyBot. We get to enjoy Puffy Xander. We see Joyce happy and alive for the last time. Although the AprilBot misses the mark in of itself, it still functions as a useful tool for Buffy's development. All in all, "I Was Made to Love You" turns out to be quite the pleasure, flaws included.moreless
  • A nice episode that paves the way to 'The Body'.

    8.0
    'I Was Made to Love You' is a nice funny episode from the series. It doesn't help the main arc a lot, except for some Ben/Buffy/Glory interaction, but it still has great lines, a bit of action and an entertaining plot, not to mention a great last scene that paves the way to the wonderful 'The Body'.



    Warren, here introduced to the audience, makes a sexbot, April, played by Shonda Farr, who delivers a really good performance. Made to love him (hence the title), she tracks him down to Sunnydale, doing everything she can to find him after being left behind. It's not a big, monster plot, but holds your attention for an hour with no major problems and is a delight to see April, one of my favorites MoW, if you can call her that. She is naive, hopeful and it's impossible not to feel sorry for her in the end. It is through her that Buffy sees that she doesn't need a man to be happy.



    At the mean time, Joyce goes on a date and it's great to see her trying to get back with her life after the brain tumor, although that ultimately fails as seen in the devastating finale. Spike, on the other hand, is still dealing with his feelings for Buffy, and I always feel bad for him especially, during the confrontation with the Scoobies in the Magic Box. By the way, those Scoobies can be pretty mean when they want to (Dead Man's Party, anyone?). Finally, he goes to Warren to ask for his very own Buffybot.



    All in all, the writing is fine, the acting is fine and all of the technical stuff is fine, making 'I Was Made to Love You' a fine episode. It's not the best, but it is also not bad like some. It's just a fine episode that always brings laughs (mainly due to Anya and Spike) and enjoyment.

    moreless
  • Gynoids dream

    8.0
    The Good;

    All the scenes with Buffy and April are wonderful plus the Scoobies robot humour and Giles babysitting Dawn. A nice lightweight episode before some of the heaviest storylines in the show's history.



    The Bad;

    A fairly slight tale but fun. How does Spike know about Warren? Jane comments on Buffy's self-involvement which is true but understandable. She says it's Tara who shows sympathy with Warren but actually surely it's Willow?



    Best line;

    Buffy; "I've had it with superstrong little women who aren't me!"



    Women good/men bad;

    Warren the sleazoid shows his ugly face. Hate the way that when April doesn't answer him it actually causes her pain? That said he does have some redeeming features, preferring a human girl over his ideal sexbot due to her humour and intellect. Him redirecting April's rage onto Buffy hints at his ruthlessness to come. Buffy thinks that she should try to please men by laughing at their jokes (much as CC used to) but Xander assures her she doesn't need to, again the one who sees. The boys at the coffee shop are horrible to April. Buffy wonders if she is to blame for Spike's attraction to her. Buffy decides she doesn't want a guy right now. Warren programmed April not to cry as 'Crying is blackmail' (jeeez!). Note even though she's walked out from Warren when she meets April, Katrina still tells him to stay away from her man. Also see Captain Subtext.



    Jeez!;

    April picking up Katrina and breaking her ribs is cringeworthy (although you can see how the perspective gag is done)



    Kinky dinky;

    April is probably what every 14 year old boy/Xander dreams off (or is that Britney Spears who was rumoured to be lined up for the role?) What exactly did Spike whisper in her ear to make him chuck him through a window? Joyce has a date with Brian and claims that it went so well she left her bra on the dessert cart (we hope she's joking but after Band Candy...?). Her dress is the same one as she wore in Ted and Buffy believes it cries 'Randy sex kitten' (Dawn also remembers Ted and suspects there may have been more of him about). April is programmed for fetishisms, positions and sex. Ben cross dresses. Buffy says that her secret to attracting men is to 'Slap them around a bit, torture them, make their lives a living hell" which she actually has done to all her boyfriends. Giles comments that Buffy is attractive. Dawn wonders if Bryan is a gigilo and thinks they can be spotted by their shiny shirts? Buffy says she's had 2 boyfriends so I guess she doesn't count Owen, Parker, Dracula, Scott or Jeffrey from her LA days. Spike tells Buffy he wants her to put her hands on his 'hot tight little body'. Tara tries the spicy talk saying April has 'Genuine molded plastic stamped on her ass'. Warren programmes April to growl?



    Captain Subtext;

    Glory seems genuinely disappointed that Buffy turned her/Ben down. Willow seems very appreciative of April which suggests that it's not just Tara who does it for her. It's a lovely little scene where Magic Jane defies our expectations, Tara is jealous, Anya isn't. "Too many girls" moans Xander who misses Oz (wait until next season when he doesn't even have Giles), it would probably have been Riley but he doesn't want to mention his name in front of Buffy. Xander finally get's a nice big hug from Buffy but unfortunately he's in the training suit so can't really appreciate it. Xander says a good guy will come along for Buffy eventually. We're still waiting really. Is it just me or would anyone else have liked a scene where Buffy actually has sex with Ben only for him to turn into Glory half way through?

    Giles and Dawn talked about boys whilst he was babysitting?



    Scoobies to the ER;

    Xander pummelled in the puffy suit



    Apocalypses; 5,



    Scoobies in bondage:

    Buffy: 8

    Giles: 4

    Cordy: 5

    Will: 3

    Jenny: 1

    Angel: 4

    Oz: 1

    Faith: 3

    Joyce: 1

    Wes: 1

    Xander; 1

    Dawn; 1



    Scoobies knocked out:

    Buffy: 16

    Giles: 10

    Cordy: 6

    Xander: 8

    Will: 5

    Jenny: 2

    Angel: 6

    Oz: 3

    Faith: 1

    Joyce: 3

    Wes: 1

    Anya;1



    Kills:

    Buffy: 94 vamps, 32 demons, 6 monsters, 3 humans, 1 werewolf, 1 spirit warrior & a robot

    Giles: 5 vamps, 1 demon

    Cordy: 3 vamps, a demon

    Will: 6 vamps

    Angel: 3 vamps, 1 demon, 1 human

    Oz: 3 vamps, 1 zombie

    Faith: 16 vamps, 5 demons, 3 humans

    Xander: 5 vamps, 2 zombies, a demon, a demon

    Anya: a demon

    Riley; 18 vamps + 7 demons



    Scoobies go evil:

    Giles: 1

    Cordy: 1

    Will: 2

    Jenny: 1

    Angel: 1

    Oz: 1

    Joyce: 1

    Xander: 3



    Alternate scoobies:

    Buffy: 6

    Giles: 3

    Cordy: 1

    Will: 2

    Jenny: 2

    Angel: 3

    Oz: 2

    Joyce: 2

    Xander: 3



    Recurring characters killed: 9

    Jesse, Flutie, Jenny, Kendra, Larry, Snyder, Professor Walsh, Forrest, McNamara



    Sunnydale deaths;

    98;



    Total number of scoobies: 6

    Giles, Xander, Willow, Buffy, Anya, Tara,



    Xander demon magnet: 5(6?)

    Preying Mantis Lady, Inca Mummy Girl, Drusilla, VampWillow, Anya (arguably Buffy & Faith with their demon essences?), Dracula?



    Scoobies shot: no but Xander says he should be (but never is as far as I'm aware?)

    Giles: 2

    Angel: 3

    Oz: 4

    Riley; 1



    Notches on Scooby bedpost:

    Giles: 2; Joyce & Olivia, possibly Jenny and 3xDraccy babes?

    Cordy: 1?

    Buffy: 3 confirmed; Angel, Parker,Riley, 1 possible, Dracula(?)

    Angel: 1;Buffy

    Joyce: 1;Giles, 2 possible, Ted and Dracula(?)

    Oz: 3; Groupie, Willow & Verucca

    Faith:2 ;Xander, Riley

    Xander: 2; Faith, Anya

    Willow: 2;Oz and Tara

    Riley; 3; Buffy, Sandy and unnamed vampwhore



    Questions and observations;

    The return of Ripper threatening Spike. Note even Dawn has turned against Spike due to his treatment of Buffy. Another lovely Anya/Tara scene, the outsiders on the Scoobygang to a degree. Love Joyce's Wonder Woman spinning routine, if they were to make the movie she should be Queen of the Amazons (or Lynda Carter should be). Xander refers to his Uncle 'Dave the Plumber' (is he the one with money?) Note it's actually Willow who feels sympathy for Warren, so lonely he has to make himself a sex bot. Once again it seems Warren know's Buffy is the Slayer, it's an open secret. So what do they do with April? Is she too sitting in the basement of the Magic Shop? A fanfic staple is that if a Scooby dies the others bring their soul back and re-install it in the robot's body.

    Marks out of 10; 8/10

    moreless
  • Robots Just Wann Be Loved

    7.6
    I Was Made To Love You-A strange girl arrives in Sunnydale searching everywhere for her boyfriend Warren. She is sweet, pretty, and strong enough to throw Spike through a window when he hits on her. Buffy and the gang decide that they must do something before someone less impervious to injury gets in her way and gets seriously hurt.



    A gimmicky episode that despite some humorous moments, is still just a filler episode. April makes for a cute character and her robotic mannerisms do produce some funny moments. I like the fact that it's so obvious to Buffy and the gang that April is a robot, not to mention the scene where April throws Spike out is priceless. This episode also introduces, Warren, who will play a much bigger role next season. Even if this episode is Buffy-lite, it does brings some good morals like when Buffy and Xander have their chat about relationships. Buffy realizes that April all along was the victim here and people in general are just strange how they think they can find happiness is bizzare ways. Buffy realizes that she doesn't need love in her life and thankfully, turns Ben down on his date proposal. Wouldn't it have been weird if Ben and Buffy kissed and suddenly she's kissing Glory...wow!



    But the most introspective part of the episode is Joyce. The scenes between Joyce and her daughters are pricless, but unknowingly at that point, were her last. The final scene of the episode is one of the most heartbreaking as Buffy comes home to find her mom's lifeless body. A shocking twist of events that leads into the profound "The Body".moreless
  • A very average episode; besides the infamous last scene and wonderful Tara-Anya interaction, there is not much to love here.

    7.0
    I Was Made To Love You is a decent episode that isn't bad but just isn't particularly good either. Jane Espenson's script is good enough but certain things just didn't do it for me and it isn't an episode I rewatch a lot.



    The story of the April-bot was interesting enough and I like that it sets up next season's Trio arc well enough but overall it doesn't work for me. I think the actress playing April was severely miscast- she just couldn't really handle comedy particularly well and it grated a bit. When I compare her to the job that Sarah did playing Buffybot, she is especially disappointing. I just felt I could see her acting when she was on screen and it just never felt natural.



    I like that Warren was introduced here before he became the villain in Season 6. The Trio wouldn't have worked if they had have been three random guys but the fact that 2 were established characters already really helped them. Even here, it is easy to see Warren's attitude towards women. It's subtle but he definitely doesn't treat them like equals.



    However, there were some good things here. The brilliant interaction between Tara and Anya was awesome. They are so opposite to each other and they played really well off each other. The dialogue was very sharp and witty and I wish they had gotten more screentime together. Also, nice to see Tara coming out of her shell more and more!



    The last scene is the episode's real saving grace however. Shocking and it definitely makes you look forward to next episode. Seeing Buffy call upstairs for her mother while we can see her dead on the couch was extremely sad and her reaction was heartbreaking. Definitely a terrific cliffhanger.



    I Was Made To Love You is an average episode but not a complete waste of time. It's alright but definitely not a favourite of mine.moreless
Shonda Farr

Shonda Farr

April

Guest Star

Paul Darrigo

Paul Darrigo

Driver

Guest Star

Gil Christner

Gil Christner

Resident

Guest Star

Clare Kramer

Clare Kramer

Glory

Recurring Role

Charlie Weber

Charlie Weber

Ben

Recurring Role

Adam Busch

Adam Busch

Warren

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: When April goes dead, her lips freeze in a smile. But in the wide shot, the smile is gone.

    • Goof: At 39:12, there is no bandage on Buffy's finger, but at 41:02 she has one on her middle finger, and a second later when the shot goes to a close-up of the card, again there is no bandage.

    • Goof: When April is fighting Buffy in the playground, there is an instance when April breaks a seesaw with her bare hands. but if you look closely, it is clear that as her fist swings down that the actor stops before hitting the seesaw to keep from hurting her hand.

    • Nitpick: How does Spike find Warren at the end? He only found out that April was a robot, he didn't know who created her or where to find him.

    • Goof: When April gives Katrina to Buffy you can see that the 'unconcious' Katrina steps off the platform she was standing on and walks to the bench.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Warren: April...did she hurt someone?
      Buffy: Not yet. Well, no one that matters.
      Warren: She's looking for me. You know; she followed me here.
      Buffy: Okay, kind of figured that out.
      Warren: (About April being a robot) No, no, there's more. Um, something you need to know about her.
      Buffy: (About April being a robot) I know.
      Warren: No, wait, this is important.
      Buffy: Believe me, I worked it out.
      Warren: No, this is something you can't possibly know. (Buffy waits expectantly) She's a robot.
      Buffy: ...Uh huh.

    • Buffy: (snickers) Oh, I'm sorry. I'm very, very sorry, but if it makes you feel any better, my fun-time Buffy party night involved watching a robot throw Spike through a window. So if you wanna trade...No, wait. I wouldn't give that memory up for anything.
      Giles: A robot? Sounds interesting.
      Buffy: We're gonna work on it in the morning, unless you wanna stay. Then you and I could...
      Joyce
      : (enters house) Who wants to hear everything?
      Buffy: Listen to my mom talk about boys.
      Giles: Right. Must go. See you tomorrow. Bye, Joyce.
      Joyce: Bye, Rupert.

    • Buffy: Okay. We'll track down Warren tomorrow. Tonight I better go rescue Giles. He's been watching Dawn while my mom's out on her date, and I have a feeling there's only so much he can take.
      Tara: Oh, Giles and Dawnie? I bet they ended up having a blast. (Cut to the Summers house)
      Giles
      : Dear God, Buffy, there's only so much I can take. We're going to have to change the system. A fourteen-year-old is too old to be babysat, and it's not fair on her.
      Buffy: What'd she make you do?
      Giles: Um, well, we listened to aggressively cheerful music sung by people chosen for their ability to dance... then we ate cookie dough and talked about boys.

    • Joyce: Gosh, I'd forgotten how much fun dating can be.
      Buffy: I dunno. I was standing right here. I didn't even see Prince Charming. I didn't even see a good night kiss. It all looked pretty tame to me.
      Joyce: Well, I suppose by your standards it could seem pretty... Oh, dear.
      Buffy: What?
      Joyce: I left my bra in his car.
      Buffy: Mother!
      Joyce: I'm joking.
      Buffy: Good God, that's horrible. Don't do that.
      Joyce: I left it at the restaurant. (Buffy covers her ears and runs upstairs)
      Buffy: No more! No more! No more!
      Joyce: On the desert cart!
      Buffy: I can't hear you!

    • Giles: You can't be responsible for what Spike thinks or feels.
      Buffy: Well, aren't I responsible? I mean, something about me had to make him feel that, right? Something that made him say, "Woof! That's the one for me!"

    • Buffy: Oh, no - love doctor Buffy is not in. I'm not qualified to give dating advice. I've had exactly two boyfriends, and they both left. Really left. Left town, left.

    • Buffy: Oh, puffy Xander! I'm sorry, I got-- I guess I got carried away. Are you okay?
      Xander: I'm alive. I can tell 'cause of the pain.
      Buffy: Do you want to sit down?
      Xander: I'm not that bendy. I could lean.

    • Buffy: Spike! Spike wants me, how obscene is that?
      Giles: Well, it is very strange, I can't imagine what he's thinking. Uh, not, not that you're not attractive.

    • Buffy: Maybe I could change. You know, I could, I could work harder. I could spend less time slaying, I could laugh at his jokes - I mean, men like that, right, the, the joke-laughing-at?
      Xander: Or maybe you could just be Buffy, he'll see your amazing heart, and he'll fall in love with you.

    • Tara: (discussing computers with Anya) I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's depressing.

    • Xander: She's a sexbot. I mean, what guy doesn't dream about that? (wistfully) Beautiful girl with ... no other thought but to please you ... willing to do anything...
      (The four girls are staring at him)
      Xander: Too many girls. I miss Oz. He'd get it. He wouldn't say anything, but... he'd get it.

    • Giles: We are not your friends. We are not your way to Buffy. There is no way to Buffy.
      (Giles stares Spike down)
      Giles: Clear out of here. And Spike, this thing ... get over it.
      Spike: I don't know what you mean.
      Giles: Yes, you do. Move the hell on.

    • Giles: And you're certain she was a robot?
      Buffy: Absolutely.
      Tara: Well, she practically had "Genuine Molded Plastic" stamped on her ass. (The gang looks at her, surprised) Just tryin' a little spicy talk.

    • Xander: I think I liked it better when you were kicking me in my puffy groin.

    • Anya: You can also see the website I designed for the magic store. Huge photo of me.

    • Xander: I think I've actually turned into someone you want around after a crazed robot attacks.
      Buffy: And if you ever start your own business, you have your slogan right there.

    • April: When things are sad, you just have to be patient. Because... because every cloud has a silver lining. And when life gives you lemons... make lemonade.
      Buffy: Clouds and lemonade, huh?

  • NOTES (4)

    • For months before this episode aired there were rumors that Britney Spears was going to make an appearance on the show this season. According to several cast and crew interviews, the producers were planning to use her in this episode as the robot April, but Britney backed out at the last moment.

    • While at The Bronze, the background music is the main theme song from Nicholas Brendon's movie Psycho Beach Party.

    • The last time we saw Joyce dating was also the same episode that there was last a robot on the show. Now, Joyce is dating again and there's another robot in town.

    • On the DVD commentary for this episode, Jane Espenson points out the irony of Tara being the only one sympathizing with Warren, considering the events of season six.

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Dawn: A robot? Really? Was it Ted? 'Cause I always said there could have been more than one of him.
      Dawn is referring to the episode "Ted", in which a man named Ted who dates Joyce turns out to be a robot who tries to kill Buffy and Joyce. Dawn wasn't really around at the time, which demonstrates the false memories that the monks built into Dawn's mind so that she could better pass as a human.

    • April: Yes. And... and... things are... always... darkest... before...
      When April and Buffy are talking on the swings as April is getting low in power, seems reminiscent of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey when the intelligent computer Hal is being slowly deactivated, cutting off in the middle of a sentence. Interestingly, the episode was released in the year 2001.

    • Buffy: I didn't see Prince Charming.

      This is a reference to a standard prince in many fairy tales. He usually saves the damsel in distress by completing a quest or fighting some evil and they live happily ever after. Prince charming is usually very handsome, well groomed, and romantic.

    • Xander: The jamb can be shimmed to be square.
      A Jamb is the main vertical member that forms the sides of a window or door frame. A Shim is a small, triangular piece of wood wedged into a window frame to ensure the window rests squarely within the frame.

    • Anya: I had trouble adjusting to the idea of Lutherans.
      Lutheranism is the first form of Protestantism founded by Martin Luther in 16th century Germany. It focuses on the teachings of Christ while stressing individual faith rather than collective church authority.

    • Willow: (thinking of people named Warren) There's hardly any except Warren Beatty and, you know, President Harding.
      Warren Beatty (born in 1937) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. He was born Henry Warren Beaty (he later added another t to his last name) in Richmond, Virginia. He is the younger brother of actress Shirley MacLaine. Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923), Republican, was the 29th president of the United States from 1921-1923. Harding's administration is mainly remembered for its corruption, which was revealed after Harding's death. Harding died while serving as President; his vice-president, Calvin Coolidge, succeeded him.

More
Less