This episode scored a 5.8/9 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 3rd out of 17 WB shows for the week.
This episode ranked 62 out of 111 prime time shows.
Michelle Trachtenberg is included amongst the opening titles starting with this episode.
Dawn: (while writing in her journal) I don't think Buffy's Watcher likes me too much. I think it's 'cause he's just so... old. I'm not sure how old he is, but I heard him use the word "newfangled" one time, so he's got to be pretty far gone.
Buffy: Giles, are you breaking up with your car?
Giles: Well, it did seduce me, all red and sporty.
Buffy: Little two-door tramp.
Dawn: Like Tara. She and Willow are both witches. They do spells and stuff, which is so much cooler than Slaying. I told mom one time I wished they'd teach me some of the things they do together. And then she got really quiet and made me go upstairs.
Anya: (playing Life) Crap! Look at this. Now I'm burdened with a husband and several tiny pink children and more cash than I can reasonably manage.
Xander: That means you're winning.
Xander: Yes. Cash equals good.
Anya: Ooh! I'm so pleased. Can I trade in the children for more cash?
Harmony: I'm not going to make the same mistakes you did. I've been doing my homework, reading books and stuff.
Spike: What? Evil for Dummies?
Harmony: So, Slayer. At last we meet.
Buffy: We've met Harmony, you half-wit.
Buffy: Harmony, when you tried to be head cheerleader, you were bad. When you tried to chair the homecoming committee, you were really bad. But when you try to be bad, you suck.
Buffy: Giles, are you sure about this?
Giles: Why wouldn't I be?
Buffy: Well, aside from the fact that most magic shop owners in Sunnydale have the life expectancy of a Spinal Tap drummer... and have you ever run a store before?
Giles: I was a librarian for years. This is exactly the same, except people pay for the things they never return. It'll give me focus. Increase my resources. And it'll prevent you lot from trampling all over my flat at all hours. There may even be some space for you to train in the back.
Buffy: Boy, you really thought this through. How bored were you last year?
Giles: I watched Passions with Spike. Let us never speak of it.
When Giles is looking through the Magic Shop's inventory book, his left hand jumps about between shots.
When Dawn readies to open the door for Xander, you can see him through the glass at the side of the door. As she opens it, both his arms are hanging low. But in the very next shot, both have jumped up - now holding the pizza box up high while his left arm is propped against the door frame.
Xander tells Joyce to have fun, but then wedges in "not too much fun, though." This part is an obvious dub, especially as his mouth is not seen moving when he says it.