- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The Trope Namer — Buffy is commenting on how her mother would react to the price of her text-books, stating flippantly, "I hope it's a funny aneurysm."
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the midst of Xander's Reference Overdosed Dare to Be Badass speech are the words "Avengers, Assemble!!" Joss Whedon would end up directing the first two Avengers films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Retroactive Recognition: Eddie is played by Pedro Pascal (through credited as Pedro Balmaceda), whom you might recognize as Oberyn Martell a.k.a "The Red Viper" (among others).
YMMV / Buffy the Vampire Slayer S4E1 "The Freshman"