MOLLY RINGWALD. BtVS Intertext/Allusion.

In "What's My Line," Part 2, the Scooby Gang talks with newly arrived second slayer Kendra:

Kendra: Did anyone explain to you what 'secret identity' means?

BUFFY: Nope. Must be in the handbook. Right after the chapter on personality removal. (re crossbow) Be careful with that thing!

Kendra: Please. I'm an expert in all weapons. (it accidently goes off)

GILES: Is everything alright?

BUFFY: Yeah, it's okay. Kendra killed the bad lamp.

Kendra: Sorry! Dis, uh, trigger mechanism is different. Perhaps when dis is over you can, uh, show me how to work it.

BUFFY: When this is over I'm thinking pineapple pizza and teen video movie fest. Possibly something from the Ringwald oeuvre.

Molly Ringwald was the star of several John Hughes films of the 1980s. Her "oeuvre" includes Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), and The Breakfast Club,


--David Lavery