Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 4: Teacher's Pet Review
This episode is funny throughout. Xander's unrequited love with Buffy, and Willow's for him, are sweet and a bit humerus. But also real. That is usually how it is in every group of friends. Sometimes it gets worked out, and sometimes it never does.The virgin jokes with the guys are funny, and also realistic. No high-school guy wants to admit that they are one, ever. Nothing really monumental happens in this episode. Xander's constant string of monster love interests begins. I like that they show a truly good and caring teacher, even if it was just to make us like him before killing him. We all had teachers like that at some point, some of us let them effect our lives, some of us didn't. The acting is good, as is the dialog, and the story itself. But it's still not a very important episode. We are however, already wondering how the cops don't notice so many bodies at one school, and its only episode 4.
Humor: 8 Horror: 6 Suspense: 6 Acting: 8 Dialog: 8 Plot: 7 Effects: 6 Action: 5 Romance: 4 Overall: 7
Director: Bruce Seth Green
Writer:David Greenwalt, Joss Whedon
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- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Teacher's Pet (TV episode 1997) - IMDb
Directed by Bruce Seth Green. With Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter. Buffy's biology teacher is killed by a giant praying mantis that assumes the form of a beautiful substitute teacher.