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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: What's My Line? (1)

Career Week at Sunnydale High leads Buffy to question where her Slayer duties will leave her in terms of a stable future. In the meantime, she must be on guard for the Order of Taraka, a collection of assassins who Spike has sicced on Buffy to distract her as he tries to find a way to restore Drusilla to full health.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 5V09
Airdate: Monday November 17th, 1997
Network: WB

Guest Stars
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Oz
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Spike
Eric SaietEric Saiet
As Dalton
Kelly ConnellKelly Connell
As Norman Pfister
Bianca LawsonBianca Lawson
As Kendra
Saverio GuerraSaverio Guerra
As Willy
Juliet LandauJuliet Landau
As Drusilla
Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
As Principal Snyder

Co-Guest Stars
Patricia BethunePatricia Bethune
As Mrs. Kalish

Scott DuthieScott Duthie
As Vampire
Spice WilliamsSpice Williams
As Patrice
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
First appearance of the vampire slayer, Bianca Lawson as Kendra. She was called on when Buffy died in the episode "Prophecy Girl".

This episode was the series first multi-part episode to be aired on two different nights. A 'to be continued' is seen at the end of Part 1.

This episode scored a 5.3/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 6th out of 12 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.5 in the fast nationals.

Ranked 99 out of 112 prime time shows.

Bianca Lawson originally was to be cast as Cordelia Chase, but turned down the role to pursue a part in the UPN series Goode Behavior.

Willow and Oz finally properly meet, having almost done so in two previous episodes, "Inca Mummy Girl" and "Halloween".

The hold of the plane in which Kendra arrives in Sunnydale is used as a sewer tunnel in later episodes.

The ice rink, called Iceland, is found at 8041 Jackson Street in Paramount, California. This is around 25 miles from where Buffy was filmed. Sarah Michelle Gellar is a fan of ice skating in real life.

Episode Quotes
Xander: "Are you a people person, or do you prefer keeping your own company?" Well, what if I'm a people person who keeps his own company by default?
Buffy: So, mark "none of the above".
Xander: Well, there are no boxes for "none of the above". That would introduce too many variables into their mushroom head, number-crunching little world.

Buffy: Do I like shrubs?
Xander: That's between you and your god.

Xander: You know, with that kind of attitude you could've had a bright future as an employee at the DMV.

Angel: Buffy! You scared me.
Buffy: Now you know what it feels like, Stealth Guy.

Buffy: Uh, we're having this thing at school.
Angel: Career week?
Buffy: How did you know?
Angel: I lurk.

Cordelia: Oh, here I am. "Personal shopper or motivational speaker." Neato!
Xander: Motivational speaker? On what? Ten ways to a more annoying you?

Cordelia: I can't even believe you. You dragged me out of bed for a ride? What am I, mass transportation?
Xander: That's what a lot of the guys say, but it's just locker room talk. I wouldn't pay it any mind.

Cordelia: Oh, right, 'cause I lie awake at night hoping you tweakos will be my best friends.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerSandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Gary Law
Consulting ProducerHoward Gordon
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorSkip MacDonald
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerGary Law
First Assistant DirectorBrenda Kalosh
Second Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorEyal Gordin
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterKen Wilson (2)
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerMaury Harris
Script SupervisorLesley King
Production CoordinatorPhyllis Saldutti
Script CoordinatorAmy Wolfram
Assistant EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKevin Burns (1)  |  Todd Orr  |  Jim Fitzpatrick (3)
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Art DirectorStephanie J. Gordon
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorDean Batali  |  Rob des Hotel
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianDayton Nietert
ScoreSean Murray (3)  |  Shawn K. Clement
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Caroline Kallas  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  George Snyder
Makeup ArtistJohn Maldonado
Special Effects Make-upJohn Vulich
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
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