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* PretenderDiss: After Angel insults one of the vampire worshipers he complains that they know nothing about what vampires are; how they act, how they dress...cue a vampire fanboy walking past dressed exactly like Angel.

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* PretenderDiss: After Angel insults one is investigating a club full of the [[VampireWannabe vampire worshipers he complains wannabes]], bemoaning the fact that they these teenagers don't know nothing anything about what vampires are; how vampires, from the way they act, how act to the way they dress...cue dress. [[HypocriticalHumor Cue a vampire fanboy walking wannabe brushing past dressed him wearing exactly like Angel.the same clothes as Angel]].


** Angel's lookalike walking down the stars just as Angel is making a very serious and important point about poseurs.

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** Angel's lookalike walking down the stars stairs just as Angel is making a very serious and important point about poseurs.

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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Angel pulls this on ''himself'' when complaining about vampire fanboys, saying that they can never get the right look to appear genuine. Right on cue, a fanboy dressed identical to Angel walks by.

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* CheapCostume: The episode features a gang of (literal) vampire wannabes, all of whom dress to emulate movie vampires. While some of the teens are fairly convincing, about half are sporting cheap Halloween getups. Confronted with the gang's ringleader (who is wearing a blue polyester cape and ruffled cravat), Buffy quips, "My God--could you ''have'' a dorkier outfit?" Also subverted, rather humorously, in the ''same'' episode: as Angel enters a Goth club, he scoffs that the clubgoing teens are completely ignorant of how real vampires dress; almost immediately, he comes face-to-face with a young man dressed identically to himself!

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* HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement: The original airing included a song by Music/TheSistersOfMercy which was removed for subsequent reairings and the home versions. The exact reason has never been made clear, it's been suggested that it was either a licensing issue or the band objecting to the use of their music.


* SawStarWars27Times: Ford lip-syncing along with Jack Palance.

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* SawStarWars27Times: Ford lip-syncing along with Jack Palance.Creator/JackPalance.



** The movie playing at the Sunset Club was Dan Curtis' 1973 television adaption of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', starring Jack Palance.

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** The movie playing at the Sunset Club was Dan Curtis' 1973 television adaption of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', starring Jack Palance.Creator/JackPalance.


* BlackAndGrayMorality

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* BlackAndGrayMoralityBlackAndGrayMorality:



* CrowbarCombatant: Ford's weapon of choice..



* CrowbarCombatant: Ford.



* DoYouTrustMe

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* DoYouTrustMeDoYouTrustMe:



* {{Hoist by His Own Petard}}: Spike and his gang get trapped in the bomb shelter, so he can't chase after Buffy and the others.

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* {{Hoist by His Own Petard}}: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Spike and his gang get trapped in the bomb shelter, so he can't chase after Buffy and the others.



* NervesOfSteel: Ford doesn't seem so tough until he finds himself trapped in the club and facing some steep odds.

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* NervesOfSteel: SecretlyDying has given Ford some balls. He doesn't seem so tough until he finds himself trapped in the club and facing some steep odds.show fear of Spike, which is either bravery or deep, deep stupidity.

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* ShutUpKirk: Buffy tells Ford that becoming a vampire isn't what he thinks it is, that [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil the real him will die and a demon will possess his corpse]], but Ford tells her he doesn't care, since he's already dying from brain cancer and has nothing to lose either way.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: During his MotiveRant, Ford reveals his brain cancer, and he has, at best, six months left to live.


* ChekhovsGun: On his way into the club, Ford walks by a guy doing some welding.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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On his way into the club, Ford walks by a guy doing some welding.


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* ChekhovsGunman: Chanterelle encounters Buffy again in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E1Anne Anne]]", and becomes a minor character in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spin-off and comic series.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Drusilla: "What will your mummy sing when they find your body?"


* ThereAreNoCoincidences: It is a pretty big coincidence, Ford knowing that Buffy's the Slayer and then "moving" to Sunnydale.



* ThereAreNoCoincidences: It is a pretty big coincidence, Ford knowing that Buffy's the Slayer and then "moving" to Sunnydale.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Buffy refuses to kill Ford, who betrayed her, until after he becomes a vampire.

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* FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse: While Buffy is sympathetic to Ford's plight when he reveals his brain cancer, she still points out that [[ImmortalityImmorality he's willing to sacrifice innocents to Spike]] [[VampireVannabe in order to become a vampire]], and ''nothing'' will make that okay.
-->'''Buffy''': Isn't this exactly how you imagined it? You tell me how you've suffered and I feel sorry for you. Well, I ''do'' feel sorry for you, and if those vampires come in here and start feeding, [[IllKillYou I'll]] ''[[IllKillYou kill you myself!]]''

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
--> '''Buffy''': Ford wouldn't even give me the time of day.
--> '''Ford''': Well, I was a manly sixth-grader. I couldn't bother with someone that young.
--> '''Buffy''': It was terrible. I moped over you for months. Sitting in my room, listening to that Divinyls song "I Touch Myself." *everyone looks at her* Of course, I had no idea what it was about!

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