• Thank you for visiting Buffy-Boards. You obviously have exceptional taste. We just want you to know that:
    1. You really should register so you can chat with us!
    2. Twelve thousand people can't be wrong.
    3. Buffy-Boards loves you.
    4. See 1 through 3.
    Come on, register already!

Discussion of 1.08 "I Robot, You Jane" - Aired 4/28/1997 (WB-US)

littlemisscooby

That'll put marzipan in your pie plate bingo.
Joined
Mar 2, 2020
Messages
40
Location
Australia
Does anyone remember seeing Xander’s shirt in the first scene in the library before the opener where the computer science class are ‘skimming’ (as Giles would put it 😂)? Am I just blind or did his shirt say ‘Porn Star’ on it lol?

Hopefully not too irrelevant for this thread but I just watched it today and it’s the first time I’ve noticed it and thought it was funny and totally inappropriate 😂

I’m a season 1 fan, regardless of the hate these episodes get. I love the corny-ness and bad special effects. The characters were still great.
 
DeadlyDuo
DeadlyDuo
There was a porn star sign behind one of the Gentlemen in Hush.

littlemisscooby

That'll put marzipan in your pie plate bingo.
Joined
Mar 2, 2020
Messages
40
Location
Australia
Guilty pleasure. The idea of a demon being sucked into the internet is a pretty interesting one, but this episode can't treat it with any level of seriousness. Then again, it's better that way considering how funny it becomes as a result. As soon as the robot appears you can't help but laugh; it's ridiculous but fun. There is some dodgy dialogue that sounds like it comes from A Very Special Episode of a family sitcom though. Then again, it's part of the charm.
This is another one of those episodes where I think the potential is there but is never fully realised. The technology dates it and in a way I think it would be better received if it had aired today (with better effects) rather than back then because technology is everywhere now.
I kind of love how it dates the episode lol. Old computers and dial-up technology where Buffy asks Willow why her phone line was shut off and she said it’s because she was on the internet all night 😂

Also, weird observation but, when the computer starts searching for Buffy’s file all by itself, it pops up that her birthday is 10/24/1980 and that she’s a sophomore, then directly after that when the scene changes to Fritz’s computer, her birthday shows up as 05/06/1979 and that she’s a senior! I only just watched this today as I mentioned in another reply so I just noticed it. They probably could have paid a bit more attention to this lol. Or is there a purpose here that I’m missing?
 

Mr Trick

Scooby
Joined
Jan 9, 2015
Messages
14,105
Age
39
Location
London, UK
Re-watched this one tonight. The more I think about it the more I think it might just be a fun cheesy guilty pleasure instead of a terrible episode. I do enjoy the b-movie attics at the end and Willow's break up line :p Nice debut for Jenny too. Her and Giles play off each other so well. The end scene at the fountain is kinda sweet too. So bad, but so bad its kinda good;)
 

Priceless

Scooby
Joined
Jan 25, 2016
Messages
7,182
Location
UK
I really like Moloch getting the kids to kill each other, I think that works really well. Dave's body hanging in the classroom always gives me chills. Unfortunately in the HD version the classroom is too brightly lit, so the body should have been obvious as soon as Buffy walks in, but the original version is just dark enough to convince me that Buffy wouldn't have immediately seen the body.
 
Top Bottom