At dinner, Vlad finds the human food to be disgusting, but he eats it out of obligation to Mina. That is, up until Mina gives him some of garlic soufflé. Vampires are allergic to garlic so he has to rush home to recover.
The Vampire Who Came to Dinner contains examples of
- Delayed "Oh, Crap!": The Count has this reaction when meeting Minas family, specifically her older sister Lucy, whom Mina had failed to mention.Vlad: It is a pleasure to be invited to dine with Mina, her older sister, and her father. OLDER SISTER?!
- Hypocritical Humor: When Lucy bemoans having to stay home for dinner, meaning shell have to cancel her study date with her boyfriend Bobby, Mina cant really understand how her sister can get so goofy over some boy. Cue the Count ringing the doorbell, and Mina excitedly yelling HES HERE!
- Instant Fan Club: Minas sister Lucy is immediately enamored with the Count when they first meet, much to his discomfort.
- Vein-o-Vision: The Count sees Lucy like this at least once in the episode.