Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1, Episode 10

Nightmares (12 May 1997)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy
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Buffy and her friends discover that their worst nightmares have become reality.

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At the hell-mouth, the Master of evil explains to his boy heir Collin that fear rules people better then love or hate. He manages to use the young schoolboy Billy Palmer to make every student of Sunnydale High's terrifying nightmares come true, ranging from Xander appearing in class wearing only boxer-shorts to being chased by murderers, losing one's favorite abilities or poisonous spiders coming out of one's schoolbooks... Written by KGF Vissers

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When they discuss Wendell's spiders, Xander says, "I'm unruffled by spiders. Now, if a bunch of Nazis crawled all over my face..." Later, when he enters a schoolroom where his clown nightmare will take place, swastikas are spray-painted on the wall behind him. See more »

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Aldo and Willow were attempting to preform the famous duet from Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Willow was dressed to play the title character Cio-Cio-San and Aldo was playing her new American husband Pinkerton. In the actual duet, Cio-Cio-San does not come in until after Pinkerton's first five lines (where Willow asked if it was her turn). The first prompting look Aldo gave her was factually inaccurate. See more »

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Joyce Summers: Time to get up for school.
Buffy: [half asleep] Oh, mom...
Joyce Summers: Are you alright?
Buffy: [jumps out of bed] No... yeah, I'm... school, great.
Joyce Summers: You want to go to school?
Buffy: [opens her closet doors] Sure, why not?
Joyce Summers: Okay, good day to buy that lottery ticket... I spoke with your father.
Buffy: [a little concerned] He's coming, right?
Joyce Summers: You're on for this weekend.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Vieni La Sera
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A beautiful example of why Buffy rocks
8 March 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

when i first watched this episode i watched it about midnight and it scared the crap out of me and yet touched me with Buffy's transformation to a vamp.

this episode was just so good because it had the colleague of different beasties of "halloween" the dream like essence of "restless" and it just touched me like oz's leaving.

I Recently watched all of season 1 with a bunch of friends and this and prophecy girl (another great episode) were there favorites. this episode made me cringe with its terrifying clown made me laugh at the same clown. made me laugh at willow because it was so smartly written, so simple, so brilliant it shows how Buffy survived 7 years in prime time

this episode is beautiful with some great dialog 10 out of 10 WATCH IT


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