For those of you who are annoyed by Kristin Kreuk's Neutrogena commercials, I have three words for you: Jennifer. Love. Hewitt.
School. Walking down the outdoor staircase, Buffy is telling Willow and Oz about a nightmare she had involving "an improperly filled-in answer bubble screaming 'None of the above!'" Willow: "I hope that wasn't one of your prophecy dreams!" Hee. Oz offers to help Buffy study. Willow informs Buffy that Oz is the highest-scoring person not to graduate in Sunnydale history. We already know that he's the quintessential smart slacker, dear. It was still cute, though, as Buffy points out. Oz: "She's always cute." Right back at you, slacker boy. Xander and Cordelia join them. Xander complains about having to take the SAT's, but Cordy says she does well on standardized tests, which earns her a look from the rest of the gang. "What? I can't have layers?" Sure, about forty-six of them, all on your face. Willow asks Buffy if she wants to study that night, but Buffy complains that between her mother and Giles, she has no spare time and is under constant supervision. "It's like being in the Real World house, only real." Buffy, don't put Giles and your mom in the same thought as Steven and Trishelle. Although, now that I think of it, that comparison is fairly appropriate for this episode. The kids have entered the cafeteria by now, and they notice that Snyder has numerous boxes of chocolate bars next to him. Xander takes a box from him, and wonders if the Ghost of Christmas Past stopped by the principal's office for a visit. Snyder explains that it's band candy, and orders them to sell it to pay for the marching band's new uniforms. Buffy says they'd love to be "all Willy Loman," but they're not in the band. Okay, so the same girl that's playing connect the dots on the SAT can pull out an offhand Death Of A Salesman reference? Then again, looking at her face, she's got "layers" too, so maybe I'll just let it go. Snyder: "And if I'd handed you a trombone, that would have been a problem, Summers. It's candy. Sell it." Hee.
Summers kitchen. Joyce: "But you're not in the band." Buffy: "And yet." Joyce says she doesn't know what she'd do with that many candy bars, but Buffy suggests that she hand them out at the gallery. Maybe we can throw one Continuity's way for the mention of Joyce's job. Joyce says she'll take twenty. Buffy says she's a good mom, but the best moms let their daughters drive. Joyce: "And yet." Hee! Toss another bar to Snappy Dialogue! Buffy pleads her case, but Joyce points out that she didn't even pass the written test when she took it a year ago. That's horribly pathetic, if you ask me. They snit a little about Buffy's summer holiday, but Buffy declares she's home to stay. Predictably, she then says she's got to leave, as Giles is expecting her for a "slay-study double feature." Joyce opines that Giles is monopolizing Buffy's time. Hey, don't knock it till you try it, lady. Which will of course happen very soon.