This episode scored a 5.4/8 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 4th out of 12 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 3.7 in the fast nationals.
Ranked 101 out of 119 prime time shows.
The photo of a young 'Ripper' holding a bass guitar was faked by the production crew. It is a photo of Sid Vicious with Head's face superimposed onto it.
This is the first time we see Giles's apartment.
Xander: Giles lived for school. He's actually still bitter that there are only twelve grades.
Giles: Uh, we'll meet outside the hospital at 8:30 sharp. I'll bring the weaponry.
Buffy: I'll bring the party mix!
Buffy: Have I ever let you down?
Giles: Do you want me to answer that or should I just glare?
Xander: Ooh, gang, did you hear that? A bonus day of class plus Cordelia! Mix in a little rectal surgery, and it's my best day ever!
Jenny: Did anyone ever tell you you're kind of a fuddy-duddy?
Giles: Nobody ever seems to tell me anything else.
Jenny: Did anyone ever tell you you're kind of a sexy fuddy-duddy?
Giles: Well, no. Actually that - that part usually gets left out.
Angel: Maybe he's late.
Buffy: Giles? Who counts tardiness as, like, the eighth deadly sin?
Buffy: Xander, how do you feel about digging through some of Giles's personal files and seeing what you can find?
Xander: I feel pretty good about it. Does that make me a sociopath? Yeah.
Xander: That's it! Twelve years of you and I'm snappin'! I don't care if you're a girl or not, I'm throwin' down! Come on!
Cordelia: I've seen you fight. And don't think I can't take you!
Giles: Bay City Rollers - now that's music.
Buffy: I didn't hear that.
Although Dierdre's arms and face are grotesque, when she collapses, we see that her legs are inexplicably healthy looking.
The closing credits spells the character as "Dierdre", but it is written onscreen by Giles as "Diedre".
The closing credits misspells Attendant as "Attendent".