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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I Was Made to Love You

Buffy is still reeling with disgust over Spike's profession of love, further putting him on the out, as Joyce tries to get back into the dating pool.

While Buffy considers beginning a relationship with Ben, a lovesick robot shows up in town, looking for her boyfriend. What she doesn't know is that her builder has moved on.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x15
Production Number: 5ABB15
Airdate: Tuesday February 20th, 2001
Network: WB



  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Clare KramerClare Kramer
As Glory
Recurring
Charlie WeberCharlie Weber
As Ben
Recurring
Adam BuschAdam Busch
As Warren
Recurring
Troy BlendellTroy Blendell
As Jinx (credited as Troy T. Blendell)
Recurring
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Recurring
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Recurring
Shonda FarrShonda Farr
As April

Co-Guest Stars
Amelinda SmithAmelinda Smith
As Katrina (credited as Amelinda Embry)
Recurring
Paul DarrigoPaul Darrigo
As Driver
Gil ChristnerGil Christner
As Resident
Kelly FelixKelly Felix
As Teenager
Paul WaliaPaul Walia
As Friend
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.0/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 16 WB shows for the week.

Having heard that Britney Spears wanted to be on the show, this episode was written in preparation for the possibility. Having not seen Spears act, the robot story was done so as to cover up in case she wasn't a good actress. Whedon stated that there was never anything official about a guest appearance and that after hearing so many other celebrities wanting to be on the series, he stopped believing them after awhile.

This episode scored a 3.4 in the national ratings.

Ranked 87 out of 133 prime time shows.

Adam Busch is introduced as Warren Mears.

This episode marks the death of Joyce. It is introduced informally, as it is not explicitly stated, but will become the focus of the following episode.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CaviarOK Nightmare 
Los StraitjacketsKawanga 
MellonovaHideeho 


Episode Quotes
Buffy: Oh, no. Love Doctor Buffy is not in. I am not qualified to give dating advice. I've had exactly two boyfriends, and they both left. Really left. Left town left.

Tara: Willow's good at all that computer stuff, but me not so much. Do you really understand all that?
Anya: Oh. Well, at first it was confusing. Just the idea of computers was like, "whoa, I'm eleven hundred years old." I had trouble adjusting to the idea of Lutherans.
Tara: I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's depressing.

Anya: Anyway, I took the money from working for Giles, and I tripled it.
Tara: Tripled? Like, first money, then money, money, money?
Anya: Yes. I'm thinking about buying something very expensive. Maybe an antelope.

Tara: You - you can do all this stuff with a regular computer?
Anya: I'll show you. You can also see the website I designed for the magic shop. Huge photo of me.

Anya: (about April) She speaks with a strange evenness and selects her words a shade too precisely.
Xander: Well, some of us like that kind of thing in a girl.

Spike: Bloody hell! You threw me through a window! What's that about?
April: You cannot make those suggestions to me. I have a boyfriend. Warren is my boyfriend.
Spike: You know what? My bleedin' sympathies to Warren.

Buffy: Ow. I don't know about you guys, but I've had it with super-strong little women who aren't me.

Giles: Dear god, Buffy, there's only so much I can take. We're going to have to change the system. A fourteen-year-old's too old to be babysat, and it's not fair on her.
Buffy: What'd she make you do?
Giles: Um, well, we listened to aggressively cheerful music sung by people chosen for their ability to dance, then we ate cookie dough and talked about boys.

Giles: And you're certain she was a robot?
Buffy: Absolutely.
Tara: She practically had "Genuine Molded Plastic" stamped on her ass. Just trying a little spicy talk.

Xander: Beautiful girl with.... no other thought but to please you... willing to do anything. Too many girls. I miss Oz. He'd get it. He wouldn't say anything, but he'd get it.

Dawn: A robot? Really? Was it Ted? 'Cause they always said there could have been more than one of him.

Giles: We are not your friends. We are not your way to Buffy. There is no way to Buffy. Clear out of here. And, Spike, this thing - get over it.
Spike: I don't know what you mean.
Giles: Yes, you do. Move the hell on.

Buffy: She's voice-activated?
Warren: Well, I made it so that if she heard me and she didn't answer, it causes this kind of feedback.
Buffy: Wait, if you call her and she doesn't answer, it hurts her? You're one creepy little dweeb, Warren.

Buffy: She growls? You made her so she growls?

Xander: I think I've actually turned into someone you want around after a crazed robot attack.
Buffy: And if you ever start your own business, you have your slogan right there.

Xander: Robots are the strangest people.
Buffy: No, people are the strangest people. I mean, look at me obsessing about being with someone. It's like... I don't need a guy right now. I need me. I need to get comfortable being alone with Buffy.
Xander: Well, I'll say this. She's a pretty cool person to be alone with.



Episode Goofs
When Katrina is being taken away from April, you can see that she is briefly standing on a small step that is quickly pulled away before the shot pans to give a better view of the ground.



Episode References
Dawn: A robot? Really? Was it Ted? 'Cause I always said there could have been more than one of him.
Dawn is referring to "Ted", in which a robot (played by John Ritter) dates Joyce. The robot goes psycho and tries to kill Buffy, then later Joyce. Ironic how Dawn alludes to this episode, as she did not appear (she wasn't around yet), so this clearfully shows how Dawn placed in the show "pre-Dawn".



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerFran Rubel Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Kaz Kuzui
Co-Executive ProducerMarti Noxon
Supervising ProducerDavid Fury
ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Jane Espenson
Co-ProducerJohn F. Perry  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  Douglas Petrie  |  James A. Contner
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams  |  Peter Basinski
CastingJennifer Fishman  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorMichael Cedar
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripRonn Cooney
Camera OperatorAllen D. Easton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerPeter M. Robarts
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteven Fidler
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorSuzanne McRobert
Production CoordinatorCathy Carr (2)
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorJoshua Charson
Post Production SupervisorBrian Wankum
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Adam Sawelson  |  Tom Perry
LeadmanKeith A. Cuba
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen (1)
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreThomas Wanker
AssistantKelly Wheeler  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)  |  JD Peralta
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistMichael Moore (3)
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Makeup ArtistBrigette A. Myre  |  Robin Beauchesne
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
 
Warning: Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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