"People who think their problems are so huge craze me. Like this time I sort of ran over this girl on her bike. It was the most traumatizing event of my life, and she's trying to make it about her leg! Like my pain meant nothing!"
Cordelia Chase
"Out of Mind, Out of Sight"
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 1, Episode 11
Buffy Episode 1x11 002
Airdate May 19th, 1997
Writer Ashley Gable; Thomas A. Swyden; Joss Whedon
Director Reza Badiyi
Producer David Solomon; Gareth Davies; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; David Greenwalt; Joss Whedon
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; Nicholas Brendon; Charisma Carpenter; Alyson Hannigan; Anthony Stewart Head
Previous "Nightmares"
Next "Propehcy Girl"

"Out of Mind, Out of Sight" is the eleventh episode of season one of the supernatural-themed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was directed by Reza Badiyi with a teleplay written by Ashley Gable and Thomas A. Swyden based on a story treatment by Joss Whedon. It first aired on the WB Network on Monday, May 19th, 1997. In this episode, the Hellmouth manipulates reality to turn a Sunnydale High student, Marcie Ross, completely invisible. She uses this power to get revenge against the popular girls who always ignored her, in particular, Cordelia Chase. As Buffy and the Scoobies investigate a series of random attacks, they begin to suspect that Sunnydale High might be haunted.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is production code number: 4V11
  • This is the only episode of the series directed by Reza Badiyi.
  • Angel appeared last in episode seven, appropriately title "Angel".
  • This episode reveals that Buffy was the May Queen at her old high school.
  • This is the last known television acting work for Julie Fulton.
  • This is the fourth appearance of the Cordettes.

Allusions Edit

  • Willow Rosenberg is wearing a Scooby-Doo t-shirt in the beginning of this episode. Buffy and her friends are often referred to as the "Scoobies" throughout the course of the series.
  • Two of the signatures seen on a yearbook are from T.S. and Ashley. This is likely a reference to teleplay writers Thomas A. Swyden and Ashley Gable.

Quotes Edit

  • Buffy Summers: I think I speak for everyone here when I say, 'Huh?'.
  • Angel: Don't worry. I'm not here to eat.
  • Angel: Looking in the mirror every day and seeing nothing there. It's an overrated pleasure.
  • Cordelia Chase: Ask not what your school can do for you, ask "Hey! What am I wearing to the Spring Fling?"
  • Xander Harris: Well, yeah. I would give anything to be able to turn invisible. Well, I wouldn't use my powers to beat people up, but I'd use my powers to protect the girl's locker room.
  • Rupert Giles: Once again I teeter at the precipice of the generation gap.
  • Cordelia Chase: If I'm not crowned tonight then, then Marcie's won! And that would be bad. She's evil, okay? Way eviler than me!


  • Buffy Summers: So you've come to me for help?
  • Cordelia Chase: Because you're always around when all this weird stuff is happening. And I know you're very strong, and you've got all those weapons... I was kind of hoping you were in a gang.


  • Cordelia Chase: You should have seen him lying there all black and blue. How's that going to look in our Prom pictures? How am I ever going to be able to show them to anyone?
  • Harmony Kendall: Well, they can do wonderful things with airbrushes these days.

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