Joss’d Episode #HAL2 – Special Discussion on Buffy S4 Ep4 “Fear Itself”

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Just in time for the Halloween season join Tabz, Kim, Emma and the team from Buffyfest (Dan, Tara, and Michelle) as they discuss Buffy Season 4 Episode 4 – “Fear Itself”. Spoilers abound in this episode so make sure you’ve watched all of Buffy before listening.

This episode is edited by John N.

Fear Itself Synopsis (from

Buffy reluctantly agrees to join Willow, Oz, and Xander at a Halloween frat party. The gang finds themselves in a real-life house of horrors, in which a Fear Demon feeds on their individual fears. Meanwhile, Anya needs Giles (who is for once trying to get into the spirit of Halloween) to help her save Xander when she realizes something is amiss.

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Favorite Quotes (Special Thanks to Buffyverse Dialogue Database)

Oz: Maybe it’s because of all the – horrific things we’ve seen, but hippos wearing tutus just don’t unnerve me the way they used to. (Emma)

Buffy: There is no problem that can not be solved with chocolate.
Willow: I think I’m going to barf.
Buffy: Except that. (Tara)

Willow: I’m Joan of Arc. I figured we had a lot in common, seeing as how – I was almost burned at the stake, and plus she had – that close relationship with God. (Michelle)

Giles: I should have translated the Gaelic inscription under the illustration of Gachnar.
Buffy: What’s it say?
Giles: Actual size. (Kim)

Guy 1: Is there any holiday that’s not about getting laid?
Guy 2: Arborday. (Dan)

Xander: Dress up, you know, something – scary.
Anya: Scary. Scary how?
Xander: Anya, you ex-demon, terrorized mankind for centuries. I’m sure you’ll come up with something. (Tabz)

Big thank you to Tara, Michelle and Dan for joining us. If you need more Buffy in your life make sure to check out their blog over at

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