(Xander drops his egg)
Willow: It didn’t break! How come it didn’t break?
Xander: Which is another secret to conscientious egg care: pot of scalding water and about eight minutes.
Willow: You boiled your young?
Xander: Yeah! I know it sounds cruel, but sometimes you gotta be cruel to be kind! I mean, you can bet that little Xander here is thick skinned now.
Giles: Technically that would be cheating, yes?
Xander: No! It’s like a short cut. You know, when you run a race?
Buffy: That would also be cheating.
Willow: You should be ashamed.
Giles: I suppose there is a sort of… Machiavellian ingenuity to your transgression.
Xander: I resent that! Or possibly thank you.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 2: Episode 12 – “Bad Eggs”