Buffy, in her role as guidance counselor, tells RJ (Thad Luckinbill) that "I'm not that much older than you. In fact we're practically the same age." In reality, Luckinbill is two years older than Sarah Michelle Gellar.
In the season 2 episode "Inca Mummy Girl," Devon and Oz are talking about dating. Devon asks Oz, "what does a girl have to do to impress you?" and Oz replies, "well, it involves a feather boa and the theme to A Summer Place. I can't discuss it here." The "Theme from A Summer Place" (the music by Max Steiner for the soundtrack for the 1959 Sandra Dee/Troy Donahue movie A Summer Place) is the music that plays in this episode each time a woman is enchanted by R. J.'s jacket.
This episode has a few nods to season 1 Ep 3 "Witch". In Witch, Buffy tries out for the cheerleading squad, Dawn does it here using Buffy's uniform from that episode. Dawn is also the same age as Buffy was then. RJ's magic causes Dawn to take out competition for RJ by pushing his team mate down the stairs. In Witch, Amy used magic to take out her competition for the cheerleading squad.