Beer Bad
Episode 5 of 22 within Season Four. Item 62 of 145 overall.
Production number 4ABB05.
Tracey Forbes - Writer
David Solomon - Director
446 votes

When Buffy is befriended by a group of upper-class men, who convince her to drown her sorrows with them, bartender Xander becomes suspicious when Buffy and her new friends return to their primordial roots.

original airdate--November 2,1999  rating--3.5 million

network--The WB

music--Theme song--Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Nerf Herder

  1. "I'm Gonna Fall" by Ash  
  2. "Wonderland" by Collapsis  
  3. "The Best Years" by Smile  
  4. "I Can't Wait" by Paul Trudeau  
  5. "Some People Say" by Gale Music 
  6. "Nothing But You" by Kim Ferron 
  7. "Perfect Again" by Lauren Christy
  8. "Ladyfingers" by Luscious Jackson
  9. "People will Talk" by Paul Trudeau
  10. "Ladyfingers" (Remix) by Luscious Jackson  
  11. "It Feels Like I'm Dyin' Inside" by Paul Trudeau
  12. "Overfire" - played by Shy at The Bronze by T.H.C.



Body Count--Three vampires, dusted by Buffy (in her dream)

Monster of the Week: 

The neanderthals which Buffy and the others turn into are reminiscent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but only in the sense that after drinking something, their personalities are changed significantly. In the context of the episode, the bartender is the "monster" for brewing the beer with an added ingredient which causes drinkers to devolve into cavemen.


Buffy Summers looks like your typical high school cheerleader type, with nothing to worry about but grades and boys. Change that to vampires and demons and you'll be right. For Buffy is the "chosen one," the latest in a long line of Slayers whose destiny it is to fight evil.

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regional titles

Bier slecht
Beer Bad
Breuvage du diable
Das Bier der bösen Denkungsart
beoir Droch
Birra stregata
Cerveza mala