History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E3TheWitch

17th Jun '16 10:25:41 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ActingForTwo: Amy and her mother, thanks to the body switch. Their actors each have to play both roles.
* ActorAllusion: A retroactive example. When they test Amy with the potion, Buffy says "she's our Sabrina". Robin Riker, who played Catherine guest starred on ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' as Sabrina's cousin Marigold, also a mother to an unruly young witch.
** In more of a straight example, some sources claim Sarah Michelle Gellar was an early choice to play Sabrina.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Parents trying to live through their children.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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Parents trying to live through their children.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Giles says in this episode that he had never used magic before. Compare that with his demon summoning youth as revealed in season 2.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Why would he admit to that, though? He was probably lying, because he doesn't want to think about said past.]]
* EverybodyLives: The absence of death is notable: Buffy saves Amber and Cordelia and [[FateWorseThanDeath technically the villain does not die]].
** Justified, since otherwise Amy and Buffy would still be cheerleaders unless the other girls survived.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Giles says in this episode that he had never used magic before. Compare that with his demon summoning youth as revealed in season 2.
** [[FridgeBrilliance
2. ([[FridgeBrilliance Why would he admit to that, though? though?]] He was probably lying, because he doesn't want to think about said past.]]
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* EverybodyLives: The absence of death is notable: Buffy saves Amber and Cordelia and [[FateWorseThanDeath technically the villain does not die]].
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die]]. Justified, since otherwise Amy and Buffy would still be cheerleaders unless the other girls survived.



* NoOSHACompliance: Keeping a fire ax in a school hallway? ''Really?'
** On the other hand, this is Sunnydale. The fire axe will come in useful in future episodes.

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* NoOSHACompliance: Keeping a fire ax in a school hallway? ''Really?'
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''Really?' (On the other hand, this is Sunnydale. The fire axe will come in useful in future episodes.)



* {{Padding}}: The CatScare pretty much only exists so it could be put in the credits.
12th May '16 2:38:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->'''Xander:''' (PuttingAHandOverHerMouth) Wise choice indeed!

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-->'''Xander:''' (PuttingAHandOverHerMouth) ''[HandGagging Buffy]'' Wise choice indeed!



'''Buffy:''' You are totally, and completely one of the girls! (to Willow) I'm that comfy with him.\\

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'''Buffy:''' You are totally, and completely one of the girls! (to Willow) ''[to Willow]'' I'm that comfy with him.\\
6th Jan '16 1:46:42 PM tropermorgan1234
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4th Jan '16 2:42:44 PM tropermorgan1234
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-->--'''Willow Rosenberg'''
13th Dec '15 6:26:59 AM morenohijazo
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* ImperfectRitual: The episode has Willow using the eye of a frog dissected in science class in a potion that calls for eye of newt. Apparently "eye of amphibian" was good enough, because it works just fine.
11th Oct '15 6:15:52 PM arpathacorrin
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* WickedStepmother: Possible inversion with Amy; her mother is a real witch, literally, and her stepmother is presumably nicer to her, since Amy is shown to be much happier in her father's house, although this is never elaborated on. In fact, Amy even having a possible stepmother is only mentioned in an off-hand comment that Amy's father left Catherine for another woman.
11th Oct '15 6:12:07 PM arpathacorrin
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** Justified, since otherwise Amy and Buffy would still be cheerleaders.

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** Justified, since otherwise Amy and Buffy would still be cheerleaders.cheerleaders unless the other girls survived.
11th Oct '15 6:10:47 PM arpathacorrin
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** Justified, since otherwise Amy and Buffy would still be cheerleaders.
21st Aug '15 2:21:57 PM Silverblade2
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* EverybodyLives: The absence of death is notable: Buffy saves Amber and Cordelia and [[FateWorseThanDeath technically the villain does not die]].
14th Apr '15 12:36:19 PM CenicientaIsAQueen
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** In more of a straight example, some sources claim Sarah Michelle Gellar was an early choice to play Sabrina.
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