eleventh episode from Buffy's second season brings us to "Ted".
Rachel Gatlin and I sit down to watch one of Joss Whedon's favorite
episodes. In it, a new man is suddenly showing up in the Summers
household. He rather quickly and easily wins the trust and
affection of Joyce and the Scoobies, but Buffy herself is convinced
something is rotten in Sunnydale. Who is this man named Ted, and
what's the deal with all the crazy malarkey going on?
Rachel and I discuss busy shirts, the surprising lack of an
official soundtrack score album, the pros and cons of 16-millimeter
film and the late, great John Ritter. He's a man known for expert,
comic timing and genuine warmth and sincerity. Gone, but never
Just as before, please listen for the preemptive countdown before
starting the episode on your DVD.
NOTE: Rachel and I briefly mention Ritter's passing, unable to
recall exactly when it happened. Apparently, we were both mistaken.
John Ritter died on September 11th, 2003, barely a week before his