School spirit gets ugly when cheerleader tryouts take a supernatural turn and Buffy gets bewitched as she tries to make the squad.
original airdate--March 17,1997 rating--3.2 million
Songs:Theme song--Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Nerf Herder
- "Twilight Zone" by 2 Unlimited
- "Macho Man" originally by The Village People
- "Count The Time" by The Children
- 2 Unlimited by "Twilight Zone"
Monster of the Week:
- Catherine Madison: The first witch we encounter in the series. In an effort to relive her youthful days of being a cheerleader, she casts a spell to switch bodies with her daughter Amy.
- Giles: Giles claims that the reversal spell that he casts in this episode is his first attempt at magic. In a later episode, The Dark Age, this proves to be a lie. A large part of Giles' backstory involves youthful rebellion through dark magic and occultism.