Ep 21 - Buffy the unaired Pilot

Ep 21 - Buffy the unaired Pilot

Watchers Adrean and Jack gather for the unaired original pilot of Buffy. This has never been officially realeased and according to Whedon never will be “while there is strength in these bones” because it “sucks on ass.”

Nonetheless, the Watchers seemed to enjoy it.

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Directed by:  Joss Whedon

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: Never, ever ever.

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Ep 20 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Movie

Ep 20 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Movie

Watcher Donna couldn't be there for this recording session, so the other Watchers decided to do the 1992 movie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer staring Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Rubens, Rutger Hauer, and Luke Perry (had Donna been there, there would have been significanlty more gushing over Rutger Hauer).

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Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Written by: Joss Whedon

Released: 1992

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Ep 19 - The Dark Age - Season 2, Ep 8

Ep 19 - The Dark Age - Season 2, Ep 8

The Watchers gathered for The Dark Age, the second episode to feature Gile’s old friend Ethan Rayne. We learn more about Giles’ past as Ripper and watch his relationship build with Jenny.

The Watchers talk about a lot of things, including whether shorts count as pants, Robin Sach’s [Ethan] spectacular biceps, our frustration with what they’ve done with Jenny’s character, becoming an adult, dumb things we do when we’re 20, and that validation is good for everyone.

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Directed by: Bruce Seth Green

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: November 10, 1997

Rating: 3 Mr Pointies out of 5

 

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Ep 18 - Lie to Me - Season 2, Ep 7

Ep 18 - Lie to Me - Season 2, Ep 7

The Watchers gathered for Lie to Me. Spike and Dru, Jealous Buffy, jealous Angel, jealous Xander, Willow’s bedtime lipstick, vampire lore, and Buffy’s old friend Ford. Who is lying to her.

This episode also introduces Chantarelle – aka Joan Appleby, aka Sister Sunshine, aka Anne Steele. She will appear several times in the Buffyverse and ends up as an important supporting character in Angel.

 

Full Synopsis on IMDB

 

Directed by: Joss Whedon     

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: Nov 3, 2997

Rating: 4 Mr. Pointies out of five

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Ep 17 - Halloween - Season 2, Ep 6

The Watchers gathered for Halloween, a bright shining point of light of joy and happiness after the last couple episodes.

This episode is significant in several ways, introducing Ethan Rayne, Larry, and Giles past as Ripper. Also, Xander’s knowledge of soldiery things and Allison Hannigan’s most excellent abdomen.

The Watchers also share some Halloween memories of their own. Be warned – one of these memories is super disturbing. Apparently….

Also, I promise we were not playing with bubble wrap while recording. In a totally unrelated note, Mini Reeses cups are banned from further recording.

 

Full Synopsis on IMDB

Directed by: Bruce Seth Green

Written by: Carl Ellsworth

Air date: October 27, 1997

Rating:  4 Mr. Pointies out of 5

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Ep 16 - Reptile Boy, Season 2, Ep 5

I'm a metaphor

I'm a metaphor

The watchers gathered for Reptile Boy.

Woof.

This one goes to eleven.

A cautionary tale about college boys and accepting drinks from strange men, also about letting Cordelia talk you into anything or making decisions because you’re mad at your vampiric non-boyfriend. Also, an extremely unsubtle metaphor. We’re mad at Xander again, but hey… we spotted the guy who did that “Shoes” video.

Also, Virgil the cat bumps the microphone then expresses his opinion on being removed from the room.

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Directed by: David Greenwalt

Written by: David Greenwalt

Air date: October 13, 1997

Rating: 1 Mr. Pointy out of 5

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Ep 15 - Inca Mummy Girl (S2 Ep4)

Ep 15 - Inca Mummy Girl (S2 Ep4)

The watchers gathered for Inca Mummy Girl. Best thing about this episode? Introduction of Oz and introduction of his interest in Willow (he's gonna break your heart, Willow!). 

 

More, “Oh, Xander” discussions. How NOT to eat Twinkies. We discuss the actual girl Ampata was probably based on and sacrificial rituals which include a ton of drugs, booze, and food.

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Directed by: Ellen S. Pressman

Written by: Matt Kiene and Joe Reinkemeyer

Air date: Oct 6, 1997

Rating: 2 Mr. Pointies out of 5

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Ep 14 - School Hard (S2 Ep3)

Ep 14 - School Hard (S2 Ep3)

The Watchers gathered for…

 

OMG SPIKE!

It’s Blondie Bear! He’s HERE!

…ahem.

The Watchers gathered for School Hard. This episode is great for a lot of reasons, most notably the introduction of Spike and Drucilla and the end of The Anointed One. We discuss awkward ways to touch your beloved, why you would pick your two most troublesome students for a special event, and “Why is Sheila?”

Also… we really love Spike.

Full Synopsis on IMDB

 

Directed by: John T. Kretchmer

Written by: David Greenwalt, created by Joss Whedon, story by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, Exec Story Editors: Rob DesHotel and Dean Batali

Air date: Sept 29, 1997

 

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Ep 13 - Some Assembly required (S2 Ep2)

Ep 13 - Some Assembly required (S2 Ep2)

Buffy’s take on Bride of Frankenstein was not our favorite episode. We talk about dress codes and 90’s fashion (seriously, you guys, this isn’t a podcast about dress codes and 90’s fashion – despite all evidence to the contrary), and ways this episode of Buffy could have been better.

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Directed by: Bruce Seth Green

Written by: Ty King, Created by Joss Whedon, Story Editors: Rob Deshotel and Dean Batali

Air date: September 22, 1997

 

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Ep 12 - When She Was Bad (S2 Ep1)

Ep 12 - When She Was Bad (S2 Ep1)

The Watchers gathered for the premier of Buffy Season 2, “When She Was Bad.” Listen, when Cordelia is lecturing you about being a bitch… you’re being a bitch. Topics include inappropriate flirtation and those really horrible pants Cordi was wearing in the last scene. Also, Virgil Circles the cat becomes a Watcher initiate by rubbing on the microphone.

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Directed by: Joss Whedon

Written by: Joss Whedon, story editing by Rob DesHotel and Dean Batali

Air date: 15 September 1997

 

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Episode 11 - Prophecy Girl

Episode 11 - Prophecy Girl

The Watchers gatherered for the Buffy Season One finale, Prophecy Girl.

Buffy doesn’t want to be Xander’s date to the dance and Willow doesn’t want to be Xander’s consolation prize. Buffy overhears Angel and Giles discussing the prophecy that she’s going to die. Cordelia is earning points towards her Slayerette badge. And we have thoughts about all of this.

Also, never ever use Xander’s CPR technique. It’s bad.

Full Synopsis on IMDB

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: June 2, 1997

 

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Episode 10 - Out of Mind, Out of Sight

Episode 10 - Out of Mind, Out of Sight

The watchers gathered for Out of Mind, Out of Sight, a story about a girl so overlooked at Sunnydale that she became invisible. And then started hunting people.

Even the Watcher’s loyal hound Maddox had opinions about this episode.

Full Synopsis on IMDB

Directed by: Reza Badiyi

Written by: Joss Whedon (story). Ashley Gable, Thomas A. Swyden (teleplay)

Air date: May 19, 1997

Full Synopsis on IMDB

Directed by: Reza Badiyi

Written by: Joss Whedon (story). Ashley Gable, Thomas A. Swyden (teleplay)

Air date: May 19, 1997

Have a great summer!

Episode 9 - Nightmares

Episode 9 - Nightmares

 

This episode contains some discussion of violence towards a child.

The watchers gathered for Nightmares, where Sunnydale's nightmares are becoming real. The watchers discuss our own nightmares and the particular nightmares of the Scoobies.

Also, coulrophobia is totally a real thing, you guys.

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Episode 8 - The Puppet Show

Episode 8 - The Puppet Show

The watchers gathered for The Puppet Show. Someone killed the ballerina, and Sunnydale staff is just so done with dead students.

 

Who's the bad guy? Is it the creepy puppet? His owner? The scary new ferengi principal? Or one of the other talentless talent show entrants Gile's has been forced to corral?

IMDB Full Synopsis

Director: Ellen S. Pressman

Writer: Rob Des Hotel, Dean Batali

Air Date: May 5, 1997

Episode 7 - I, Robot - You, Jane

"Do you love me?" - Moloch

The watchers gathered to watch Willow get catfished by an ancient demon trapped in a book then released into the terrifying wilds of 1997's internet.

This episode introduced Miss Calendar - the technopagan - as the computer teacher and Gile's love interest.

In addition to the episode, we talk about wardrobe (our own and the show), that Xander is growing into the character we remember loving, the BS book v computer debate and the BS 'dangers of the internet' theme that kept popping up in the 90's.

 

 

 

 

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Directed by: Stephen L. Posey

Written by: Ashley Gable & Thomas A. Swyden

Airdate: April 28, 1997

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Episode 6 - Angel

The Watchers gathered for Angel - the mythology episode that revealed Angel's vampiric truth. 

We discuss racial slurs, proper semi-automatic pistol firing technique, Hamilton (but, c'mon. I mean... we always discuss Hamilton), 90's fashion (another thing we always do), Problematic Xander is problematic, why Angel doesn't tell Buffy that Darla has permission to come into her house, and how it's hard to take Neidermeyer seriously as the Master (spoiler - it's cause he's Neidermeyer)

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Episode 5 - The Pack

Xander got hot all of a sudden. 

 

We talk about the attraction of bad boys, the non-benefits of forgetting, and whether lines where crossed by Xander.

Willow is still smart, Buffy is kind, and when not possessed by an evil hyena spirit, Xander is good.

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Episode 4 - Never Kill a Boy on the First Date?

"The Five will die, and from their ashes the Anointed shall rise."

...but in the meantime, Buffy has a date and none of the men in her life are OK with it.

Conversation topics include Sunnydale High's dress code, which Hogwart's houses the Scooby Gang would belong to, which Hogwart's houses the Watchers would belong to, remaining friends after a break up, and whether Owen should have just joined up with the Scooby Gang.

Also, we should really learn to listen to each other more and be good allies and people worthy of having an ally.

 

Also, SMG is super short.

 

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Episode 3 - Teacher's Pet

The Watchers discuss Teacher's Pet. A new teacher comes in to teach biology, and she plans to teach Xander a LOT about biology. In this episode the Watchers discuss the difficulties of being a teenager, including the stigma attached to virginity, Angel's bizarre devotion to being cryptic, The Jacket, and a lot of talk about Xander's character.

 

Also in this episode - it's super important to listen to each other. The more you know...

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Episode 2 - The Witch

Buffy wants to be a cheerleader, but there's a witch in her way.

Introduces the character of Amy, who will be influential throughout the series.

Xander continues to be a teenage boy, Cordilia continues to be the queen of Sunnydale High, even while blind, and Willow continues to be a quiet badass.

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