Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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Xander and Spike search for the source of a spell that has bewitched the girls into competing for the affections of the high school quarterback.


Michael Gershman


Joss Whedon (created by), Drew Z. Greenberg | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Thad Luckinbill ... R.J. Brooks
Brandon Keener ... Lance Brooks
D.B. Woodside ... Principal Robin Wood (as DB Woodside)
Yan England ... O'Donnell
Angela Sarafyan ... Lori
David Ghilardi ... Teacher
Riki Lindhome ... Cheryl


Dawn's simple crush on Sunnydale High's star quarterback RJ starts to become obsessive, leading Buffy to investigate the boy herself. When Buffy, along with all the other women who see RJ, also fall in love with him, Spike and Xander must team up to discover the source of this attraction. But first they have to keep the women from doing anything crazy in their competition for RJ's affection. Written by Alex

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Release Date:

5 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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. See more »


Before Xander and Spike ambush R.J., you can see Spike's reflection in a storefront window. See more »


Anya: I guess you guys could use my help. W-Willow's not very good with the practical strategizing, except when she's evil.
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References Mr. Wizard (1971) See more »


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Rip-Off and to make things worse a rip-off of something good
4 July 2010 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

This is THE WORST EPISODE OF BTVS. The reasons are it copied off the classic idea of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" only this has just Dawn, Buffy, Anya and Willow and a few cheerleaders wanting RJ. Dawn trying to impress RJ (yep that is his name) would have to be the worst piece of writing these "writers" have ever done. I Had to take breaks in between watching this. If only the last Series Of Buffy Were more like the last Series Of Angel it's superior, yep EVEN ANGEL TURNED INTO A PUPPET WAS BETTER THAN THIS. I have the final series of both Buffy and Angel on DVD I showed a small part to this to a friend and he said "it's a comedy" well Ha Ha very sick joke Drew Z Greenberg. So If you have this Season of BtVS on DVD and you come across this episode Please skip it.

I thought the Worst episode out of The Series Was Ted (for those of you who haven't been following the series think Stepfather combined with Terminator) but this makes Ted look like "Angel." (Series and episode) The only thing that was close to funny in this is when Xander has a flashback of Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and when it finishes he has a huge smile on his face. My vote is 1

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