DINGOES ATE MY BABY. Buffyverse Term/Concept/Idea/Intratext.
The not-very-good (but nonetheless popular) rock band in which Oz plays as a guitarist in Seasons Two to Four.
The dingoes were referenced in the unaired pilot episode:
Jock: Cordelia! You going to the bronze tonight?
Cordelia: Not with you.
Harmony: But we're still going right?
Cordette: Who's playing?
Harmony: Dingoes Ate My Baby.
Cordette: They rock!
Buffy: Is the band any good?
Xander: Well, they don't know any actual chords yet, but they have really big amps. But it's always a good time, though.
And they are evoked in other episodes as well. In "Surprise":
Willow: Do you guys, uh, have a gig tonight?
Oz: Oh, no. Practice. See, our band's kinda moving towards this new sound where ... we suck, so . . . practice.
Devon: Man, we need a roadie. Other bands have roadies.
Oz: Well, other bands know more than three chords. Your professional bands can play up to six, sometimes seven completely different chords.
Devon: That's just, like, fruity jazz bands.
And in "Earshot":
Freddy: You're not here about the review?
Oz: The review?
Freddy: Yeah. Last Thursday.
Oz: (reading) Dingoes Ate My Baby play their instruments as if they have plump polish sausages taped to their fingers.
Freddy: Sorry man.
Oz: No, it's fair.
The Dingoes' lead singer is Devon, who is initially romantically linked with Cordelia.
The band's name is derived from a line in the film A Cry in the Dark (1988) based on the trues story of Lindy Chamberlain who claimed a dingo stole her baby daughter during a camping trip to Ayer’s Rock (Australia). On BtVS the Dingoes music is played by a band named Four Star Mary.
For a complete history of the Dingoes, go here: http://www.whedonverse.co.uk/FSM/DingoesHistory.html
More Dingoes quotes available at: http://www.angelfire.com/realm2/happyhunting/music/dingoes.html
--Vanessa Knights, with David Lavery