This episode was nominated for an Emmy for Best Writing in a Drama series. However, it was up against 4 other episodes of The Sopranos and unfortunately lost.
This episode scored a 5.9/9 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 2nd out of 15 WB shows for the week.
Ranked 93 out of 143 prime time shows.
Amber Benson is introduced as Tara in this episode.
In the teaser, one of the background extras behind Buffy is Andy Hallett who would go on to play Lorne on the spin-off Angel.
Little Girl: (singing) Can't even shout, can't even cry, the Gentlemen are coming by. Looking in windows, knocking on doors, they need to take 7 and they might take yours. Can't call to mom, can't say a word, you're gonna die screaming but you won't be heard.
Riley: As a psych major, I'm qualified to go "hmm."
Spike: We're out of Weetabix.
Giles: We are out of Weetabix because you ate it all. Again.
Spike: Get some more.
Giles: I thought vampires were supposed to eat blood.
Spike: Yeah, well, sometimes I like to crumble up the Weetabix in the blood. Gives it a little texture.
Giles: Since the picture you just painted means that I will never touch food of any kind again, you'll just have to pick it up yourself.
Anya: This isn't a relationship. You don't need me. All you care about is lots of orgasms.
Xander: Okay... remember how we talked about private conversations, how they're less private when they're in front of my friends?
Spike: Oh, we're not your friends. Go on.
Giles: Please don't.
Spike: I'm not having these two shag while I'm tied to a chair three feet away.
Xander: That's not exactly one of my fantasies, either.
Buffy: No actual witches in your witch group?
Willow: No. Bunch of wanna-blessed-be's. You know, nowadays every girl with a henna tattoo and a spice rack thinks she's a sister to the dark ones.