History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E13TheZeppo

11th Jun '18 10:02:24 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ICallItVera: Jack has a very large Bowie knife he calls "Katie"

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* ICallItVera: Jack has a very large Bowie knife he calls "Katie""Katie".
* IdealizedSex: When Xander loses his virginity with Faith. After some romantic snuggling in bed we SmashCut to Faith booting him out the door now she's finished making use of him.
12th Apr '18 2:58:24 AM AmuckCricetine
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* StockFootage: The shot of the cafeteria food - sauerkraut, hot dogs, and spaghetti - is the same clip used in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E19IOnlyHaveEyesForYou I Only Have Eyes For You]]". In that episode, the food turns into snakes.
11th Apr '18 8:22:52 AM AmuckCricetine
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* AffectionateParody: The episode is a parody of the show itself, using strictly Xander's point of view to show loads and loads of out-of-context InMediasRes snippets of ''Buffy'' cliches and tropes that any Buffy fan could tell would [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense in context]] if the full story was ever told, but come across as hilariously random, nonsensical, and melodramatic as shown.



* AnxietyDreams

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* AnxietyDreamsAnxietyDreams:



* ExitPursuedByBear: Jack is making a speech about how he will be coming back to seek revenge, when he opens a door on Werewolf Oz. He is not seen again, and in the next scene Human Oz remarks that he feels full for some reason.



* GoryDiscretionShot / SoundOnlyDeath: Dickie is killed by the Sisterhood behind venetian blinds.

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* GoryDiscretionShot / SoundOnlyDeath: GoryDiscretionShot[=/]#SoundOnlyDeath: Dickie is killed by the Sisterhood behind venetian blinds.



* IdiotBall / LoweredMonsterDifficulty: Youíre on the ground and someone tries to drop a heavy soda machine on you, what do you do? You just stare at it until it crushes your head of course.

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* IdiotBall / LoweredMonsterDifficulty: ICallItVera: Jack has a very large Bowie knife he calls "Katie"
* IdiotBall[=/=]LoweredMonsterDifficulty:
Youíre on the ground and someone tries to drop a heavy soda machine on you, what do you do? You just stare at it until it crushes your head of course.



* IncrediblyObviousBomb / MagicCountdown: If you count the audible ticks, the bomb is being disarmed at -3rd second.

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* IncrediblyObviousBomb / MagicCountdown: IncrediblyObviousBomb: If you count the audible ticks, the bomb is being disarmed at -3rd second.



* IronicEchoCut

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* IronicEchoCutIronicEchoCut:



* KnifeNut[=/=]ICallItVera: Jack has a very large Bowie knife he calls "Katie"

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* KnifeNut[=/=]ICallItVera: KnifeNut: The class psycho/revived corpse Jack has a very large Bowie O'Toole.
-->'''Xander''': You gave your
knife he calls "Katie"a girl's name. How very serial killer of you!



* TheLoad / WhatYouAreInTheDark: Xander feels like a fifth wheel, and the entire episode is about how he proves to himself -- not the Scooby Gang -- that he isn't.

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* TheLoad / WhatYouAreInTheDark: TheLoad: Xander feels like a fifth wheel, and the entire episode is about how he proves to himself -- not the Scooby Gang -- that he isn't.isn't.
* MagicCountdown: Xander is having a CirclingMonologue with Jack as a nearby bomb timer is counting down. It switches between them and the bomb, and the timer seems to jump around at random, gaining and losing time, until it is of course stopped at 1 second left.



* RagingStiffie

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* RagingStiffieRagingStiffie:



* RiseFromYourGrave

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* RiseFromYourGraveResetButton: No damage from the emerged hellmouth is shown in the next episodes.
* RiseFromYourGrave:



* ResetButton: No damages from the emerged hellmouth is shown in the next episodes.



* ShoutOut: When Xander first sees the basement bomb: [[Music/BeastieBoys "Hello, nasty."]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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When Xander first sees the basement bomb: [[Music/BeastieBoys "Hello, nasty."]]



* TwoLinesNoWaiting / TrappedByMountainLions: Inverted with the B Plot becoming the focus.

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting / TrappedByMountainLions: TwoLinesNoWaiting: Inverted with the B Plot becoming the focus.focus.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Played subtly straight and strongly backwards. While the rest of the Scooby Gang is busy taking care of a huge, horrific, wide-scale, apocalyptic, personally heartwrenching catastrophe, an undead delinquent jock who runs into Xander decides to blow up the high school for kicks. This would kill the Scooby Gang, and leave the Hellmouth open, ending the world. Xander, not wanting to risk getting the world destroyed by distracting his more powerful friends from their own disaster, decides to take care of the problem instead, after Faith screws his brains out he singlehandedly chases down and corners the jock; and by refusing to be swayed in the face of near-certain death, intimidates him into backing down. Afterwards, even though most of the episode revolved around Xander's feelings of inferiority, he feels no need to mention the escapade to his friends or stand up to Cordelia to prove his badassery, as it's enough that he knows what he did.
9th Apr '18 10:50:22 AM AmuckCricetine
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At the Bronze that night, Xander is still entertaining his new female acquaintance, however it's clear that she's far more interested in the car than she is in him. Xander meets Angel, who is looking for Buffy because he is concerned about the Sisterhood of Jhe, but refuses Xander's offer of help. telling him it would be safer if he keeps out of the way. When leaving, he rear-ends a parked car. Jack O'Toole gets out of it and threatens Xander with a knife. A cop who knows Jack shows up, but Xander covers for Jack. Surprised but grateful, Jack offers to let Xander be their 'wheel-man' due to his having a car, and tells them they need to go and pick up his friends (as the car that Xander rear-ended isn't actually his). Much to Xander's surprise, it turns out that Jack's friends are all dead and they go to the graveyard where Jack raises them. Xander meets Giles, just as the latter is leaving, having failed to secure the help of the Spirit Guides and asks if he needs any help (desperate to extricate himself from the escalting trouble he's found himself in) but Giles repeats the earlier comments that Xander is best out of the way. Jack finishes raising his three friends and they leave with Xander driving.

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At the Bronze that night, Xander is still entertaining his new female acquaintance, however it's clear that she's far more interested in the car than she is in him. Xander meets Angel, who is looking for Buffy because he is concerned about the Sisterhood of Jhe, but refuses Xander's offer of help. help, telling him it would be safer if he keeps out of the way. When leaving, he rear-ends a parked car. Jack O'Toole gets out of it and threatens Xander with a knife. A cop who knows Jack shows up, but Xander covers for Jack. Surprised but grateful, Jack offers to let Xander be their 'wheel-man' due to his having a car, and tells them they need to go and pick up his friends (as the car that Xander rear-ended isn't actually his). Much to Xander's surprise, it turns out that Jack's friends are all dead and they go to the graveyard where Jack raises them. Xander meets Giles, just as the latter is leaving, having failed to secure the help of the Spirit Guides and asks if he needs any help (desperate to extricate himself from the escalting trouble he's found himself in) but Giles repeats the earlier comments that Xander is best out of the way. Jack finishes raising his three friends and they leave with Xander driving.



* CounterpartComparison: [[InUniverse Xander]] is compared to ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Zeppo Marx.]]

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* CounterpartComparison: [[InUniverse Xander]] InUniverse. Xander is compared to ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Zeppo Marx.]]
16th Nov '17 12:51:12 PM SeptimusHeap
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* CounterpartComparison: [[{{In-universe}} Xander]] is compared to ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Zeppo Marx.]]

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* CounterpartComparison: [[{{In-universe}} [[InUniverse Xander]] is compared to ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Zeppo Marx.]]
5th Mar '17 8:07:00 PM nombretomado
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* CounterpartComparison: [[{{In-universe}} Xander]] is compared to ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and [[TheMarxBrothers Zeppo Marx.]]

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* CounterpartComparison: [[{{In-universe}} Xander]] is compared to ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Zeppo Marx.]]
7th Jan '17 2:04:02 AM JackG
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* GladToBeAliveSex: Xander rescues Faith from an apocalypse demon and she rescues him from any more praying mantis teachers by taking his virginity once they get back to her motel room.

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* GladToBeAliveSex: Xander rescues Faith from an apocalypse demon and she rescues him from any more [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E4TeachersPet praying mantis teachers teachers]] by taking his virginity once they get back to her motel room.
7th Jan '17 2:00:15 AM JackG
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: See AnxietyDreams. Also Xander is advised to stay out when they're fighting monsters because he might get killed, or hurt, or both.
2nd Jan '17 1:47:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight (InUniverse): Xander pulls up in his CoolCar.

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* FreudWasRight (InUniverse): FreudWasRight: Xander pulls up in his CoolCar.
6th Dec '16 7:35:06 AM pvsage
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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: When Xander jokingly addresses Giles as "Mr. White" and mentions Clark and Lois, Giles is confused by the reference.
-->'''Xander:''' Jimmy Olsen jokes are pretty much gonna be lost on you, huh?
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