Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 11

Ted (8 Dec. 1997)

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Buffy's mother brings home Ted, her new boyfriend, who is not what he seems.



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Episode cast overview:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Ken Thorley ...
Detective Stein (as James G. MacDonald)
Jeff Langton ...


Buffy has parental issues when Joyce comes home with a boyfriend, the computer expert and master chef Ted, whose charming personality impresses everyone except Buffy. Buffy insists there's not something right with Ted, but everyone keeps telling her she's just being paranoid... Written by Alex

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8 December 1997 (USA)  »

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One of Alyson Hannigan's favorite episodes, largely because of the participation of John Ritter. See more »


The prop wall across the hall bows in when Buffy kicks Ted into it. See more »


Buffy: I mean, so far all I see is someone who apparently has a good job, seems nice and polite and my mother really likes him.
Alexander "Xander" Harris: What kind of a monster is he?
Buffy: I'm just saying, there's something a little too clean about this clown.
Willow Rosenberg: [laughs] He's a clean clown!
[others stare]
Willow Rosenberg: I have my own fun.
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References The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Arnold Schwarzenegger ain't got nothing on John Ritter.
2 May 2006 | by (Mansfield, Pennsylvania.) – See all my reviews

There is something suspicious about the man that Buffy's mother is dating and it isn't that he lives with two women. John Ritter plays a warped Mr. Cleaver perfectly as he tries to mini pizza his way into the hearts of the gang. The episode itself uses him to send up the idea that evil comes in only one form, a theme that plays out a lot in this series. This is also the first episode where Buffy faces what she believes to be the reality of killing a human, a plot line that would return in the third season. Whether playing one serious game of putt putt or fighting to the death with Buffy in an amusing action sequence, John Ritter proves that he is real mean machine. Kristen Sutherland has one of her better episodes as well.

9 out of 10.

Ted(half his face warped to revel the robot beneath): "Buffy, would you like to play some Parcheesi?"

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