Top Ten Worst Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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2. Him (Season 7, episode 6)

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This episode is a sort of love/ hate episode in my opinion. ‘Him’ is one of the lighter and more comedic episodes to the final season of Buffy and see’s Dawn, Anya, Buffy, and Willow mysteriously fall for a Sunnydale High quarterback, leaving Spike and Xander to work together to stop them from doing any harm.

Despite having a somewhat pointless plot that acts more as a ‘filler episode’ to the final season, this episode of Buffy does contain some of the best comedic moments throughout the entire Buffy series. Stand-out moments from the episode include the hilarious moment in which Spike jumps on a love-struck Buffy who is aiming a rocket launcher at an unsuspecting Principal Wood, and Anya and Willow arguing over the physical attributes of R.J the quarterback.

  • Seth

    A really weak list in my opinion. Most of Season 7 was a lot worse than any of these episodes could even think of being.

  • Swaggle

    I enjoyed all of season one, and most of season two, I don’t see why people don’t like them.

  • Brittney Burrow

    The “worst” episodes of Buffy are still better than the best episodes of most other shows. Except Supernatural, it’s on par with Buffy.

  • VampireJohan888

    I agree with you that “Where The Wild Things Are” is a really bad, meanless episode! Boring party (the party in “The Harsh Light Of Day” is much, much better and antithes to you I think Giles singin’ BADLY! The only positive I see in it is the intro (Buffy at the cemetery fighting), that’s cool!
    But I don’t understand why everybody has to complain on “Beer Bad”? I think it’s a good, funny episode and Buffy so sexy with that hair! Also “Bad Eggs”! It’s the first episode (of two) with Lyle Gorch in it and the intro there is fucking AMAZING!!!

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  • Q

    No comments…for good reason. Your choices are way off base.

  • Cliff Harald

    I never liked the musical episode. But it’s probably because I detest musicals in the first place.

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  • principal1

    Should have had Wrecked the list. Magic is crack and Amy is caught stealing Sage !!!!
    It was also a cop out on Willows story changing it from her insecurities and lust for power to being about Drugs

  • http://flyingtigercomics.wordpress.com/ Flying Tiger

    Anything focusing on Tara or Dawn? Kittens as demon money with no reason or point? Spike/Buffy? Riley? Magic as crack? Seasons 6 and 7? This list is fail.

  • Xena Amazon

    I hate the episode “Him” bc it made light of Buffy boffing a high school kid. In the real world, she would have gone to jail, or, at the very least, would have been ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. There’s nothing funny or comedic about school employees sexually exploiting the kids for whom they are responsible. It was rather creepy.

    • Niala Wesley

      You realize she was under a love spell, right? Had there been penetration (it got stopped before that) it would’ve meant SHE was raped since she had her ability to consent taken away. And I think the writers downplayed the authority figure angle because there was only a 4 year age difference between the characters and the actor who played RJ was 2 years older than SMG.

  • red5

    Beer Bad ain’t great, but the story that leaves me cold is Restless. A bizarre and pretentious way to end season 4.