- Jul 26, 2018
Buffy didn't read the book The Hunchback of Notre Dame. That's pretty clear from the 'kinda not' the 'I'm kidding' refers to her quip about the actor being one of the singing gargoyles. And honestly why read when you can watch the movie? Buffy is a busy Slayer with limited time. She has a God to deal with.
Buffy is a busy Slayer but she still does read. Her bedroom bookshelf in high school had about 3 dozen books on it. She references many books, writers, and historical figures & events. Buffy read a lot more in college. On one paper, getting a higher score than Willow. In New Moon Rising she referenced William Burroughs then was annoyed when no one understood what she meant, asking, "Was I the only one who did the reading?" Two episodes before Crush she was debating her teacher on Rasputin and he brings up her theory on the mysterious sleeping patterns of Prussian generals. In Out of My Mind Buffy was talking to Willow about Corday, Marat & Robespierre. In The Replacement Buffy was on a double date but was reading a book on the Crusades instead of watching the martial arts movie.
The joke falls flat if she was just making it about Tara asking if it was the one with Charleston Heston.