Episode 4: Teacher's Pet

In this episode!

  • Katherine and Mark dissect the misogynistic horror tropes of the 1970s and 80s
  • Mark wonders: Is another name for Sunnydale Cabot Cove?
  • Whedon, Katherine says, wants us to know that we can’t count on things working out. She thinks he’s really mean to Buffy.
  • Mark also has a highly questionable idea of what constitutes “romantic.”
  • Katherine and Mark argue about Buffy’s homework
  • Mark wonders what is Buffy’s superpower? Who can she kill? And if she can kill all the monsters, why is she called, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer?
  • Who’s the hero in Buffy, really?
  • And Angel is clearly… an angel. Right?

Query: Anyone out there an expert on camp? On cheesiness? Are you also a Buffy fan? Want to come on the podcast and examine Buffy from the angle of camp and cheesiness? If so, post on our blog, and we’ll contact you!

Resources: Katherine mentioned a great book she read recently. It’s called Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show, edited by Glenn Yeffeth.


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