- Banned in China: Buffy uses a cymbal as a Frisbee to behead a vampire. This scene was edited out when first shown on the BBC.
- The Other Marty: In the unaired pilot Riff Regan played Willow, but apparently she was never intended as playing the series character, just a stand in for the "proof of concept" pilot. Also Stephen Tobolowski as Principal Flutie.
- Write What You Know: Whedon says in the commentary that much of his high school experience is recreated as the hell that is Sunnydale. Xander's awkwardness is an expy of himself at that age, as is Jesse's. Jesse's and Cordy's interaction of the Bronze is directly from his high school experience.
Jesse: You wanna dance?Cordy: [sneer] With you?