As Buffy and Cordelia vie for Homecoming Queen, a group of killers gathers to participate in SlayerFest '98.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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The gang plans to attend in a limo the homecoming dance where Cordelia expects to be crowned queen if she can beat Michelle Blake, and Buffy who only stands after a row over Cordelia forgetting to tell her about the yearbook photo-shoot, alas for her even the gang is already enlisted for Cordy's virtually professional campaign. Buffy finds Angel is already far gentler, back in clothes and self-control, but tells him she has another. Just then sweet suitor Scotty's patience with ever-distracted Buffy runs out: he dumps her. Deputy Mayor Allan Finch reports to the spooky mayor Richard Wilkins the presence of the brothers Hand and Frederick Gruenstahler, wanted murderous terrorists in their native Germany, who actually watch Buffy as part of Slayer Fest 1998, Mr. Trick's competition for super-vampires, only the gang arranged for Buffy to be alone in the limo to make up with Cordy, so they must face the hunters, not both slayers ... Written by KGF Vissers

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3 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Buffy's list of Cordelia's strengths reads: "Popular With Boys, Makes Friends Easily, Has Money To Buy Votes, Expensive Clothes, Perfect Teeth." Her list of weaknesses reads: "Manipulative, Two-Faced, Bad in Sports, Superficial, No Sense of Humor, Fake Smile, Brie, Xander." In the episode "Dead Man's Party," both Cordelia and Xander express a dislike for brie cheese. See more »


At the library when Buffy is discussing the strengths and weaknesses of her opponents, the bandage covering her broken hand is clearly visible under her sleeve. See more »


Lyle Gorch: I'm gonna kill both you Slayers for this! You hear me?
Cordelia: I hear you, you redneck moron. You got a dress that goes with that hat?
Lyle Gorch: I'm gonna...
Cordelia: Rip out my innards, play with my eyeballs, boil my brain and eat it for brunch? Listen up, needle brain, Buffy and I have taken out four of your cronies, not to mention your girlfriend.
Lyle Gorch: Wife!
Cordelia: Whatever. The point is, I haven't even broken a sweat. See, in the end Buffy's just the runner up. I'm the queen. You get me mad, what do you think I'm gonna do to you...
Lyle Gorch: [...]
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bad Eggs (1998) See more »


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The One With SlayerFest '98...
17 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's so funny. The idea of SlayerFest is just so good.

In this episode, Cordelia and Buffy go head-to-head for the position of Homecoming Queen. And all because Buffy missed her school photo, because Cordelia forgot to tell her what day it was. So, there you go. That's the most interesting part of this episode. I'm lying. It's not. Mr. Trick and several other demons, vampires, and random killers have organized SlayerFest '98. They planned to steal Buffy and Faith's limo to the Homecoming Dance, trap them out in the woods, and kill them. And it would've all gone according to plan, but Xander, Willow and Oz, decided that the fighting between Buffy and Cordelia had to stop. So they put them in the same limo. That limo got taken, and it wasn't so much SlayerFest, as it was one Slayer, one soon-to-be Homecoming Queen. This leads into hilarious things. In the end, they escape and kill most of the things coming after them, and neither of them win Homecoming Queen.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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