Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Bad Eggs 

Buffy and her friends encounter even more trouble than expected when the eggs they are given in health class turn out to be prehistoric parasites that take over their lives.


David Greenwalt


Joss Whedon (created by), Marti Noxon | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Jeremy Ratchford ... Lyle Gorch
James Parks ... Tector Gorch
Rick Zieff ... Mr. Whitmore
Danny Strong ... Jonathan Levinson
Brie McCaddin Brie McCaddin ... Cute Girl
Eric Whitmore Eric Whitmore ... Night Watchman


While Buffy is in trouble with her mother, who believes she's too selfish to think of anything other then boys and clothes, and resorts to grounding, the brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, who murdered an entire Mexican village even before they turned into vampires, are spotted, presumably attracted by the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, a teacher who worries about irresponsible teenager sex, resorts to the parenting eggs lesson, only absent Buffy is a 'single mother'. Of course in Sunnydale, the eggs turn out to be not poultry but something nasty, dangerous and mysterious, of the body snatching order. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

12 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lyle and Tector Gorch were named after the characters played by Warren Oates and Ben Johnson in The Wild Bunch (1969). See more »


At about 24:01 Buffy calls Willow in alarm. Willows hair is over her right shoulder. Cut to Buffy. Back to Willow all of her hair is now behind her back. Each exchange moves Willow's hair from in front of her shoulder to behind it throughout the scenes. See more »


[first lines]
Buffy Summers: Come on, Mom. Please?
Joyce Summers: I'm sorry, honey.
Buffy Summers: Don't you understand how important this is?
Joyce Summers: It's an outfit. An outfit that you may never buy.
Buffy Summers: But... I looked good in it.
Joyce Summers: You looked like a streetwalker.
Buffy Summers: But a thin streetwalker.
[gets a look from her mother]
Buffy Summers: That's probably not gonna be the winning argument, is it.
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References Alien (1979) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
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It's a good episode.
22 August 2018 | by alan-50673See all my reviews

People hate anything new and different. This episode is different. Some eggs are full of monsters that control people. Eggs aren't the problem this episode deals with, the monsters inside them are. Buffy starts the episode shopping with her mom and fights a vampire. Her class gets assigned "taking care" of eggs. The eggs are secretly have a parasite in each of them. Those parasites are controlled by an underground monster. The parasites get stick on people and make them do the monster's bidding. Buffy fights it. It's not terrible and it's not wonderful. Every tv show gets highs, lows and middle ground.

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