“Scary. I’ll tell you something, though. There are a lot scarier things than you. And I’m one of them.”
Nightmares are becoming real! And maybe they are real. Or maybe they’re not. We’re confused and unsure.
This one is stuffed with…stuff. Little House on the Prairie. Twin Peaks. Judy Blume. Confusion about baseball terminology. And (of course) pigeon sex.
From The Buffy Trivia Guide, a website Jess created back in the heady early 2000s.
The following exchange between Buffy and Giles was deleted from Nightmares:
Giles: “Are you all right? You look a bit peaked.”
Buffy: “Hospital lighting. It does nothing for my fabulous complexion.”
Giles: “Are you…sleeping all right?”
Buffy: “I’ll sleep better when we find this guy. Nothing like kicking the crap out of a bad guy to perk up my day.”
Source: The Watcher’s Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
When Sarah Michelle Gellar started filming Buffy, she had a fear of graveyards and being buried alive, which is ironic seeing as her character was buried alive twice in the show, and spends most of her evenings in graveyards. The crew built their own mock graveyard in the car park of the Buffy lot for season two. In an interview on British TV (shown on SKY One) with Richard Blackwood, Sarah Michelle Gellar called herself a “puss” because of her fear.
Willow: “I don’t like spiders, okay? Their furry bodies, their sticky webs – what do they need all those legs for anyway? I’ll tell you: for crawling across your face in the middle of the night.”
Buffy: “Scary. I’ll tell you something, though. There are a lot scarier things than you. And I’m one of them.”
Xander: “I’m not worried. If there’s something bad out there, we’ll find, you’ll slay, we’ll party.”
Willow: “When Buffy was a vampire, you weren’t still, like, attracted to her, were you?”
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