This episode scored a 5.8/9 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 4th out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode features the first appearances of Riley and Maggie Walsh.
Ranked 87 out of 135 prime time shows.
Buffy gets a phone call at home, but the person on the other end hangs up shortly afterwards. It is revealed to be Angel in the episode "City Of
", which originally followed this episode on the same night.
This is the first episode of the series not to feature the library and, consequently, Sunnydale High School.
Buffy: How do you get to be renowned? I mean, like, do you have to be nowned first?
Willow: Yes. First there's the painful nowning process.
Conservative Woman: Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior?
Buffy: Uh, you know, I meant to and then I just got really busy.
Buffy: Speaking of slack, have you heard anything from Xander?
Willow: Not for awhile. He's still on his cross-country-see-America thing. He said he wasn't coming back until he had driven to all fifty states.
Buffy: Did you explain about Hawaii?
Willow: Oh, he seemed so determined.
Kathy: I am really glad they put me with somebody cool. I can tell that you're cool. I just know that this whole year is going to be super fun! (hangs up her Celine Dion poster)
Dav: Does this sweater make me look fat?
Sunday: No, the fact that you're fat makes you look fat. That sweater just makes you look purple.
Xander: How are my guys? (hugs Willow, then hugs Kathy) I don't know you, do I?
Xander: This is very intrusive, isn't it?
Kathy: Little bit.