History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E4TeachersPet

22nd Aug '17 2:42:07 PM Jhonny
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: While the whole episode could be interpreted as a metaphor for the fact that adult women preying on male minors is just as bad as if the genders were switched, nobody in the episode itself seems to share that opinion. The principal mentions to Buffy that the school would come down hard on any "wrong touching" that might happen between her and the grief councillor, but none of the kids or even Giles point out that a female teacher encouraging the amourous hopes of 16-year-old boys is creepy as hell even without the whole "eating them afterwards" aspect. She girls just humor Xander in his plans to get laid with the teacher. When Buffy calls Miss French "predatory", she really just means she's a human-eating predator.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: While the whole episode could be interpreted as a metaphor for the fact that adult women preying on male minors is just as bad as if the genders were switched, nobody in the episode itself seems to share that opinion. The principal mentions to Buffy that the school would come down hard on any "wrong touching" that might happen between her and the grief councillor, councilor, but none of the kids or even Giles point out that a female teacher encouraging the amourous amorous hopes of 16-year-old boys is creepy as hell even without the whole "eating them afterwards" aspect. She The girls just humor Xander in his plans to get laid with the teacher. When Buffy calls Miss French "predatory", she really just means she's a human-eating predator.
21st Aug '17 5:43:40 PM VioletVisions
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: While the whole episode could be interpreted as a metaphor for the fact that adult women preying on male minors is just as bad as if the genders were switched, nobody in the episode itself seems to share that opinion. The principal mentions to Buffy that the school would come down hard on any "wrong touching" that might happen between her and the grief councillor, but none of the kids or even Giles point out that a female teacher encouraging the amourous hopes of 16-year-old boys is creepy as hell even without the whole "eating them afterwards" aspect. She girls just humor Xander in his plans to get laid with the teacher. When Buffy calls Miss French "predatory", she really just means she's a human-eating predator.
18th Feb '17 4:52:05 AM NightShade96
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Back at the library, Buffy tells Willow and Giles about Ms French's head spinning. She convinces the two that she believes the teacher is a praying mantis. They discover that Blayne, a student who worked on a project at Ms French's house, never came home. Buffy tries to warn Xander who brushes her off and states that she's just jealous.

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Back at the library, Buffy tells Willow and Giles about Ms French's head spinning. She convinces the two that she believes the teacher is a praying mantis. They discover that Blayne, a student who worked on a project at Ms French's house, never came home. Buffy tries to warn Xander Xander, who brushes her off and states that she's just jealous.



The Scoobies visit the house belonging to Ms French but are greeted by an elderly lady. She is the real Ms French but had retired from teaching in 1972. In order to quickly track down Xander, Buffy finds the one-handed vampire and forces him to tell her where the She-Mantis hides. He's quick to tell her as his fear of it is so big. The vamp tries to attack Buffy but she swiftly stakes him with a broken fence post. Buffy breaks through the window as the She-Mantis prepares to mate with Xander. She uses the bat sonar to weaken it before hacking it up and destroying it. Xander, meanwhile, destroys the eggs already in the house.

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The Scoobies visit the house belonging to Ms French but are greeted by an elderly lady. She is the real Ms French but had retired from teaching in 1972. In order to quickly track down Xander, Buffy finds the one-handed vampire and forces him to tell her where the She-Mantis hides. He's quick to tell her as his fear of it is so big.great. The vamp tries to attack Buffy but she swiftly stakes him with a broken fence post. Buffy breaks through the window as the She-Mantis prepares to mate with Xander. She uses the bat sonar to weaken it before hacking it up and destroying it. Xander, meanwhile, destroys the eggs already in the house.



Later on, Buffy puts Dr Gregory's glasses back in his classroom closet, not noticing there are She-Mantis eggs attached to the bottom shelf..

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Later on, Buffy puts Dr Gregory's glasses back in his classroom closet, not noticing there are She-Mantis eggs attached to the bottom shelf..
shelf...



* DreamSue: Xander dreams of saving Buffy and be a rock star.

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* DreamSue: Xander dreams of saving Buffy and be being a rock star.



* {{Matter of Life and Death}}

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* {{Matter of Life and Death}}MatterOfLifeAndDeath



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Ms. French has a strange way of pronouncing her r's. It works for the character, given that she's a giant insect. Really it's because her actress is South African.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Ms. French has a strange way of pronouncing her r's. It works for the character, given that she's a giant insect. Really it's It's actually because her actress is South African.



* {{Slipping a Mickey}}

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* {{Slipping a Mickey}}SlippingAMickey



* UrbanLegendLoveLife: JerkJock Blayne

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* UrbanLegendLoveLife: JerkJock BlayneBlayne.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to the eggs...

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** What
happened to the eggs...eggs?



* YouMustBeCold: Angel lends Buffy his coat, pissing off Xander who knows what it implies.

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* YouMustBeCold: Angel lends Buffy his coat, pissing off Xander Xander, who knows what it implies.
3rd Feb '17 10:28:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ImportantHaircut: Buffy also has curly hair in TheTeaser, which turns out to be Xander's daydream.
11th Nov '16 9:58:41 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Xander and Blayne vigorously deny being virgins after their rescue.
17th Aug '16 11:01:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: Buffy described Ms. French's head-twisting abilities as "[[Film/TheExorcist and Exorcist-twist]]".

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* ShoutOut: Buffy described Ms. French's head-twisting abilities as "[[Film/TheExorcist and an Exorcist-twist]]".
17th Aug '16 11:01:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: Buffy described Ms. French's head-twisting abilities as "[[Film/TheExorcist and Exorcist-twist]]".
17th Aug '16 10:59:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ADayInTheLimelight: This was the first episode to focus on someone other than Buffy, in this case, Xander.



** Blayne is never seen or mentioned again after this episode, despite surving and clearly being set up as a sort of GenderFlip version of Cordelia to antagonise Xander. It wouldn't seem so odd but this episode comes straight after the one introducing Amy Madison who becomes a reccurring character on and off til the end of the show's run.

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** Blayne is never seen or mentioned again after this episode, despite surving surviving and clearly being set up as a sort of GenderFlip version of Cordelia to antagonise Xander. It wouldn't seem so odd but this episode comes straight after the one introducing Amy Madison who becomes a reccurring recurring character on and off til the end of the show's run.
1st Jul '16 8:13:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* MentorOccupationalHazard: Buffy's biology teacher expresses confidence in her abilities as a student and encourages her to excel. He is immediately slaughtered by a giant insect.



* TheObiWan: Buffy's biology teacher expresses confidence in her abilities as a student and encourages her to excel. He is immediately slaughtered by a giant insect.
10th Jan '16 9:53:42 AM tropermorgan1234
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