This episode scored a 4.6/7 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 5th out of 16 WB shows for the week.
Alternate opening credits are shown in this episode. The credits feature a ton of Jonathan shots to go along with the theme of the episode.
This episode scored a 2.8 in the national rating.
Ranked 92 out of 138 prime time shows.
Not too long after this episode, Jane Espenson wrote a one-shot prequel comic book to this episode.
Jonathan's singing voice was done by Brad Kane who played Tucker Wells in the Season 3 episode "The Prom". Incidentally, Jonathan would join forces with the brother of Tucker in Season 6.
Willow: I don't care if it is an orgy of death, there's still such a thing as a napkin.
Buffy: A nest. No biggie. I bet I could do it. I mean, I know I could take at least two.
Anya: Yes. And then we could run for help while the other three suck your heart out through your neck.
Anya: They weren't very well organized. If they had all rushed at Buffy, they could have killed her right away.
Buffy: Thanks, Anya. That won't keep me awake all night.
Spike: Back off, Betty.
Buffy: It's Buffy! You big, bleached... stupid guy!
Buffy: There's no way he could know. I mean, you don't just look at someone and say, "Hey, that's not your body. Get out of that body with your hands up!"
Riley: (about Xander and Anya) Quite the couple, aren't they?
Buffy: They get into a fistfight, I got a 50 on Anya.
Anya: Let's go have sex now.
Xander: Yeah. Okay.
Willow: Buffy, this is Jonathan. You know he doesn't get scared. You talked about it when you gave him the Class Protector award at the Prom.
Anya: Xander's not here.
Anya: You're not going away. Why aren't you going away?
Buffy: Well, I was kind of hoping… to… look…. at some of Xander's stuff.
Anya: Oh. Sure. Come on in. Make yourself at home... and so on.
Anya: (to Buffy) Oh, you're still here? That's nice.
(Buffy grabs the book Anya is reading)
Anya: Hey! I was just at the part where he invents the Internet.
Buffy: I'm just saying it doesn't make any sense. He starred in The Matrix, but he never left town. And how'd he graduate from Med school? He's only 18 years old.
Xander: Effective time-management?
Buffy: Well, I was just kind of... wondering if maybe anyone else thought that... Jonathan was kind of too perfect?
Xander: No, he's not. He's just perfect enough. He crushed the bones of the Master, he blew up a big snake made out of Mayor, and he coached the U.S. women's soccer team to a stunning World Cup victory. We saw him doing those things.
Buffy: Giles, do you have a Jonathan swimsuit calendar?
Giles: No. Yes. It was a gift.
Anya: And who really did star in The Matrix?
Riley: Wait, that wasn't real either?