JOHN CUSACK. BtVS Intertext/Allusion.

John Cusack (1966- ) is a busy and popular American actor best known for his roles in films like The Grifters, Say Anything, High Fidelity, Being John Malkovich.

In "The Dark Age" Willow, Xander, and Buffy play a game of "anywhere but here":

BUFFY: I'm on a beach, but not one of those American beaches, one of those island beaches where the water's way too blue, and I'm laying on my towel, and it's just before sunset, and Gavin Rossdale's massaging my feet!

WILLOW: Oh, that's good! Uh, I'm in Florence, Italy, I've rented a scooter that's parked outside, and I'm in a little restaurant eating ziti, and there are no more tables left, so they have to seat this guy with me, and it's John Cusack!

BUFFY: Ooo! Very impressive. You have such an eye for detail.

WILLOW: 'Cause with the ziti!

--David Lavery