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Episode 9 - What’s My Line? (Part 1) / What’s My Line? (Part 2) (feat. Melanie Scala)


Watcher-in-Training Melanie Scala joins me in the cemetery this week to discuss the first two parter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s second season, “What’s My Line? (Part One)” and “What’s My Line? (Part Two).” These episodes mark a significant turning point in the arc of the series. By introducing the concept of a second Slayer being activated, and fleshing out some further details on how the Slayer/Watcher dynamic works outside of the Buffy/Giles paradigm, the world of the Buffyverse expands dramatically. But what in the name of all the hell dimensions is up with that accent?!


Also, the Order of Taraka absolutely will! not! stop! hunting Buffy...umm, until they do; Bad Pants; our Jonathan Count reaches “Hostage Guy” status; the term Scooby Gang is FINALLY officially coined; and should said Gang ever have to contain Angel, for whatever reason, not saying they would, but you know, just in case, all they’ll need is a cheap padlock and it should be all good.


Next: my good friend and frequent podcast collaborator Kenn Edwards, actor, writer, director, and stand-up comedian is joining me to find something of value in episodes 211, “Ted” and 212, “Bad Eggs.”



Intro / Guest (00:00 - 07:27)

Main Topic (07:27 - 1:19:29)

Outro / Next (1:19:29 - 1:23:16)



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“Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017)

“Scooby Doo, Where Are You?” by Matthew Sweet, Saturday Morning: Cartoons Greatest Hits (1995)



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