This episode scored a 6.1/9 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 3rd out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 4.3 in the national rating.
Ranked 95 out of 134 prime time shows.
Mayor Richard Wilkins III makes his first appearance on Buffy in this episode and displays what will be his trademark -- a disturbing attention to cleanliness. He is also not fond of slayers.
Xander and Willow begin to explore their mutual attraction.
Xander: Buffy and Faith are in the library getting all sweaty.
Cordelia: They're training.
Xander: I stand by my phrase.
Cordelia: I don't see why your pathetic need to recapture your glory days gives you the right to splinter my vote.
Buffy: How can you think it's okay to talk to people like this? Do you have parents?
Cordelia: Yeah. Two of them... unlike some people.
Buffy: Your brain isn't even connected to your mouth, is it?
Xander: Okay, let's not say something we'll regret later, okay?
Cordelia: You crazy freak!
Buffy: Vapid whore!
Xander: Like that.
Cordelia: (to Lyle Gorch) I hear you, you redneck moron. You got a dress that goes with that hat?
The Mayor: That's an exciting suit.
Mr. Trick: Well, clothes make the man.
The Mayor: Well, as I understand it, you're not a man... exactly. Mr. Trick, I've been the Mayor for quite some time. I like things to run smoothly. This is a very important year for me.
Mr. Trick: Election year.
The Mayor: Something like that.
Mr. Trick: If this is the part where you tell me that I don't fit in here in your quiet little neighborhood, you can just skip it 'cause, see, that all got old long before I became a vampire. Do you know what I'm saying?