This episode scored a 5.8/9 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 2nd out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 4.1 in the national rating.
Ranked 89 out of 137 prime time shows.
Guest star Darris Love would later have a minor occurring role in Season 2 of Angel.
Buffy: Will, let's be realistic here, okay? Your basic spells are usually only about 50/50.
Willow: Oh, yeah? Well... so's your face!
Giles: (reading from the book) "The summong spell of Gachnar can be shut down in one of two ways. Destroying the mark of Gachnar..."
(Buffy punches through the floor, tearing up boards with the symbol on it)
Giles: "...is not one of them and will, in fact, immediately bring forth the fear demon itself."
Buffy: This is Gachnar?
Xander: Big overture. Little show.
Gachnar: I am the dark lord of nightmares. The bringer of terror! Tremble before me. Fear me!
Willow: He... He's so cute!
Xander: Who's the little fear demon? Come on, who's the little fear demon?
Giles: Don't taunt the fear demon.
Xander: Why, can he hurt me?
Giles: No. It's just... tacky.
Buffy: There is no problem that cannot be solved by chocolate.
Willow: I think I'm gonna barf.
Buffy: Except that.
Giles: Bloody hell! The inscription.
Buffy: What's the matter?
Giles: I should've translated the Gaelic inscription underneath the illustration of Gachnar.
Buffy: What's it say?
Giles: "Actual size."