History Trivia / BuffyTheVampireSlayer

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** SkipOfInnocence


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** James Marsters has mentioned "Hush" and "The Body" (even though he wasn't in it).
** Anthony Head, Nicholas Brendon and Amber Benson say that "Once More With Feeling" is theirs.

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** James Marsters has mentioned "Hush" and "The Body" (even though he wasn't in it).
** Anthony Head, Nicholas Brendon and Amber Benson say that "Once
Creator/JossWhedon's ten favourite episodes were "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E7ConversationsWithDeadPeople Conversations with Dead People]]", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E7OnceMoreWithFeeling Once More With Feeling" is theirs.Feeling]]", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody The Body]]", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E22Restless Restless]]", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush Hush]]", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E16Doppelgangland Doppelgangland]]", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish The Wish]]", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2 Becoming Part 2]]", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E14Innocence Innocence]]" and "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl Prophecy Girl]]".
** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar's favourites were "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E20TheProm}} The Prom]]", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]" and "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody}} The Body]]".
** Creator/AlysonHannigan's favourites were "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E11Ted}} Ted]]", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E16Doppelgangland}} Doppelgangland]]", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]", and "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody}} The Body]]".
** Nicholas Bredon's favourites were "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E16BewitchedBotheredAndBewildered Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered]]", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody}} The Body]]" and "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E7OnceMoreWithFeeling}} Once More, With Feeling]]".
** Creator/AnthonyStewartHead's favourite episode was "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E17Passion}} Passion]]".


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** Kristine Sutherland named "Innocence" as her favourite episode to watch as a fan, but the most fun she had was "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E6BandCandy Band Candy]]". She also cited "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E1WhenSheWasBad When She Was Bad]]" and "Ted" among her favourites.
30th Mar '18 7:39:42 AM Hjortron18
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** AvengersAssemble
** ButtMonkey
** CantGetAwayWithNuthin
** CasualKink
** DaytimeDramaQueen
** FlechetteStorm
** HealItWithBooze
** HormoneAddledTeenager
** HorrifyingTheHorror
** InvulnerableHorses
** MysteriousWatcher
** NonActionGuy
** NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou
** PutOnABus
** ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend
** TheVirus
** WeirdnessCensor
** WhatWereYouThinking
** WoodenStake
8th Mar '18 10:01:11 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActingInTheDark: Clare Kramer and Charlie Weber didn't know about the link between Glory and Ben until the episode it was revealed.

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Clare Kramer and Charlie Weber didn't know about the link between Glory and Ben until the episode it was revealed.revealed.
** Sort of. James Marsters only read the scripts for his own scenes, as he was a fan of the show and didn't want to have the rest of the episode spoiled for him.



* ButIPlayOneOnTV:
** Due to Willow and Tara appearing in LBGT magazines, the actresses did have to remind fans that neither of them were lesbians in real life.
** Emma Caulfield claims she constantly has to tell fans that she's not afraid of bunnies like Anya is.



** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar disliked Season 6 because of the dark tone of the storylines, leading to her ultimately leaving the show (ending it completely) after the seventh. She also wasn't a fan of the extensive preparation that had to be done for the MusicalEpisode.

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** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar disliked Season 6 because of the dark tone of the storylines, leading to her ultimately leaving the show (ending it completely) after the seventh. She also wasn't a fan of the extensive preparation that had to be done for the MusicalEpisode. This is especially ironic because WordOfGod says that Sarah was one of the people continually lobbying to do it in the first place.



** [[spoiler: Emma Caulfield]] was a little annoyed at [[spoiler: Anya's death]] when she saw the completed series finale. She had volunteered for the character to be killed off in the final battle but didn't realise it was going to be [[DroppedABridgeOnHim so sudden]].



* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode:
** James Marsters has mentioned "Hush" and "The Body" (even though he wasn't in it).
** Anthony Head, Nicholas Brendon and Amber Benson say that "Once More With Feeling" is theirs.
** Charisma Carpenter says "Graduation Day" because that was the first time she got to stake a vampire.



* HostilityOnTheSet: Darla was reportedly written out of the first season more quickly than intended because of conflict between Julie Benz and the regular cast members, especially Creator/AlysonHannigan. She however mellowed out enough for Creator/JossWhedon to bring her back for a couple of guest spots, and a recurring role on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** It has been said of Hannigan and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, once close friends, were not speaking to each other by the time the show wrapped, with the former blaming the latter for putting her out of a job in a post-series interview.

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Darla was reportedly written out of the first season more quickly than intended because of conflict between Julie Benz and the regular cast members, especially Creator/AlysonHannigan. She however mellowed out enough for Creator/JossWhedon to bring her back for a couple of guest spots, and a recurring role on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** It has been said of Alyson Hannigan and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, once close friends, were not speaking to each other by the time the show wrapped, with the former blaming the latter for putting her out of a job in a post-series interview.


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* RealitySubtext: Kristine Sutherland was the daughter of a single mother too, and took inspiration from her own mother to help create Joyce's persona.


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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: When people kept telling Joss Whedon that the dialogue was what made the show great, he said "That's the only thing really great about the show? Fine I'll do an episode with no dialogue." - thus "Hush" was written.


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* StarMakingRole: Some careers were launched by the show.
** Sarah Michelle Gellar - despite falling victim to IAmNotLeonardNimoy eventually - did become a superstar for a good portion of the 90s and 2000s. ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'', ''Film/ScoobyDoo'', ''Film/CruelIntentions'', ''{{Film/Scream 2}}'' and ''Film/TheGrudge'' were all notable hits that she headlined.
** Alyson Hannigan got launched onto the ''Film/AmericanPie'' films thanks to ''Buffy'' and later hit it even bigger with ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Beforehand her only notable role was in ''Film/MyStepmotherIsAnAlien''.
** David Boreanaz was a complete unknown who was discovered walking his dog. It wasn't until Season 2 that producers considered him headlining [[{{Series/Angel}} his own show]]. And then headlining [[{{Series/Bones}} another]].
** Eliza Dushku did quite well, netting a prominent role in ''Film/BringItOn'' and later getting her own show in ''Series/TruCalling''.


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** None other than Michelle Trachtenberg says she experienced this when she became a writer. Having been so used to her time on ''Buffy'', she struggled to make her stories work in the age of cellphones and widespread internet.
--> "Buffy lived in a world where social media and cellphones weren't a part of the story. You couldn't Google "blah blah blah demon." You had to go physically to the magic shop and find a book. You cannot re-create that today."


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** Joss joked that he was going to kill Anya off in "The Gift" - when she pushes Xander out of the way of some falling bricks - but Emma Caulfield kept moving too much in the final scene with all the survivors.


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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Michelle Trachtenberg avoided conventions for a while after a fan gave her an envelope with all his eyelashes inside.
26th Feb '18 7:57:33 AM AmuckCricetine
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The entire first season was shot before the pilot had even aired, so some of the scenes were re-shot. Buffy's "it's my first day" speech to Giles was actually the ''last'' scene filmed, as they decided that Sarah Michelle Gellar's originally performance was too aggressive.
** At the height of its popularity, an AnimatedAdaptation was considered. They had got the designs down and even made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnUvZP7-5LM a promo]]. But no network was willing to buy it and it wound up dropped in the end. Though it did get a nod in the season 8 comic which somewhat lampshades the missed opportunity.
** Ms Calendar was originally written as 'Nikki' instead, but they changed it to Jenny to avoid confusion with Nicholas Brendon (who was called Nicky by everyone on set). This was apparently no longer an issue by the time they wrote in the character of Nikki Wood.
** Creator/JossWhedon planned to make a spin-off called "Ripper", about Giles' adventures in England. At first it was meant to be a show, then a mini-series, then finally a made-for-TV movie. Apparently, he still hopes to make it.
** After the series ended, Creator/ElizaDushku was offered her own spin-off series as the character Faith. But then she turned it down to do ''Series/TruCalling''.
** Amongst those who auditioned for Buffy were Creator/KatieHolmes and Creator/SelmaBlair.
** Creator/RyanReynolds was originally offered the role of Xander. He passed on it because of his own awful high school experiences. "I love that show and I loved Creator/JossWhedon," Reynolds told 'The Toronto Star' in 2008. "But my biggest concern was that I didn't want to play a guy in high school."
** Creator/NathanFillon auditioned for Angel. He played Caleb in the last season.
** Tucker from Season 3's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E20TheProm}} The Prom]]" was set to be a member of the Trio, but his actor wasn't available. So they created Andrew as Tucker's brother, with a RunningGag that [[RememberTheNewGuy no one remembers him]].
** Dawn was originally intended to have the power to speak to the dead. She was also supposed to be able to move objects with her mind. These powers were later dropped.
** Originally, Whedon didn't want either of Buffy's parents to appear as characters on the show. Accepting that that could get complicated, he settled on just having her mother, Joyce, appear in a nearly regular role, while Buffy's father Hank appeared in very few episodes.
** Oz was originally supposed to wear thick rimmed glasses, much like the lead singer of Music/{{Weezer}}. This was dropped at the last minute as Whedon felt that it looked tacky.
** Whedon toyed with the idea of making Xander gay instead of Willow. But when he saw the chemistry between Amber Benson and Alyson Hannigan, he made them a couple.
** Spike, Oz, Faith, Wesley and Drusilla were all supposed to be killed off, but have ended up living long past their initial storylines (and in fact, only one of them has died ''period'' as of the current canon). Also, [[spoiler:Jenny and Joyce were supposed to be killed off sooner than they were]].
** The Oz-Veruca storyline in season four was supposed to last longer, but had to be cut short. Seth Green had been cast in a film whose production was suddenly pushed forward, requiring him to be written out sooner.
** The Master was originally supposed to have a beard and long hair before Mark Metcalf suggested the bald look as a homage to ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.
** Creator/JamesMarsters originally auditioned for Spike with a Texan accent. This was quickly jettisoned in favor of a London accent instead.
** Xander was supposed to be revealed as Glory's host, tying in to his declaring at the start of the season that he's "through being everyone's butt monkey" and ultimately expelling her himself.
** Throughout Season 7, Joss had terrible trouble deciding if Principal Wood would survive the finale. He describes the result as the episode just happening to be filmed on a day where he was leaning toward Wood surviving.
** Angel's extremely vague writing (plus comfortably standing in partial sunlight a couple times) in the first few episodes was because the crew started out with basically no idea what the deal was with him. His name was actually a holdover from one early idea that he was a literal angel who'd been expelled from Heaven and was trying to earn his way back.
** The one shot villain Sunday was originally supposed to be a Slayer who had been turned into a vampire. She instead became an ordinary vampire and it was unexplained why she is able to easily overpower Buffy.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The entire first season was shot before the pilot had even aired, so some of the scenes were re-shot. Buffy's "it's my first day" speech to Giles was actually the ''last'' scene filmed, as they decided that Sarah Michelle Gellar's originally performance was too aggressive.
** At the height of
WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Has its popularity, an AnimatedAdaptation was considered. They had got the designs down and even made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnUvZP7-5LM a promo]]. But no network was willing to buy it and it wound up dropped in the end. Though it did get a nod in the season 8 comic which somewhat lampshades the missed opportunity.
** Ms Calendar was originally written as 'Nikki' instead, but they changed it to Jenny to avoid confusion with Nicholas Brendon (who was called Nicky by everyone on set). This was apparently no longer an issue by the time they wrote in the character of Nikki Wood.
** Creator/JossWhedon planned to make a spin-off called "Ripper", about Giles' adventures in England. At first it was meant to be a show, then a mini-series, then finally a made-for-TV movie. Apparently, he still hopes to make it.
** After the series ended, Creator/ElizaDushku was offered her
own spin-off series as the character Faith. But then she turned it down to do ''Series/TruCalling''.
** Amongst those who auditioned for Buffy were Creator/KatieHolmes and Creator/SelmaBlair.
** Creator/RyanReynolds was originally offered the role of Xander. He passed on it because of his own awful high school experiences. "I love that show and I loved Creator/JossWhedon," Reynolds told 'The Toronto Star' in 2008. "But my biggest concern was that I didn't want to play a guy in high school."
** Creator/NathanFillon auditioned for Angel. He played Caleb in the last season.
** Tucker from Season 3's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E20TheProm}} The Prom]]" was set to be a member of the Trio, but his actor wasn't available. So they created Andrew as Tucker's brother, with a RunningGag that [[RememberTheNewGuy no one remembers him]].
** Dawn was originally intended to have the power to speak to the dead. She was also supposed to be able to move objects with her mind. These powers were later dropped.
** Originally, Whedon didn't want either of Buffy's parents to appear as characters on the show. Accepting that that could get complicated, he settled on just having her mother, Joyce, appear in a nearly regular role, while Buffy's father Hank appeared in very few episodes.
** Oz was originally supposed to wear thick rimmed glasses, much like the lead singer of Music/{{Weezer}}. This was dropped at the last minute as Whedon felt that it looked tacky.
** Whedon toyed with the idea of making Xander gay instead of Willow. But when he saw the chemistry between Amber Benson and Alyson Hannigan, he made them a couple.
** Spike, Oz, Faith, Wesley and Drusilla were all supposed to be killed off, but have ended up living long past their initial storylines (and in fact, only one of them has died ''period'' as of the current canon). Also, [[spoiler:Jenny and Joyce were supposed to be killed off sooner than they were]].
** The Oz-Veruca storyline in season four was supposed to last longer, but had to be cut short. Seth Green had been cast in a film whose production was suddenly pushed forward, requiring him to be written out sooner.
** The Master was originally supposed to have a beard and long hair before Mark Metcalf suggested the bald look as a homage to ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.
** Creator/JamesMarsters originally auditioned for Spike with a Texan accent. This was quickly jettisoned in favor of a London accent instead.
** Xander was supposed to be revealed as Glory's host, tying in to his declaring at the start of the season that he's "through being everyone's butt monkey" and ultimately expelling her himself.
** Throughout Season 7, Joss had terrible trouble deciding if Principal Wood would survive the finale. He describes the result as the episode just happening to be filmed on a day where he was leaning toward Wood surviving.
** Angel's extremely vague writing (plus comfortably standing in partial sunlight a couple times) in the first few episodes was because the crew started out with basically no idea what the deal was with him. His name was actually a holdover from one early idea that he was a literal angel who'd been expelled from Heaven and was trying to earn his way back.
** The one shot villain Sunday was originally supposed to be a Slayer who had been turned into a vampire. She instead became an ordinary vampire and it was unexplained why she is able to easily overpower Buffy.
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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Angel's extremely vague writing (plus comfortably standing in partial sunlight a couple times) in the first few episodes was because the crew started out with basically no idea what the deal was with him. His name was actually a holdover from one early idea that he was a literal angel who'd been expelled from Heaven and was trying to earn his way back.
22nd Feb '18 7:07:54 PM Pinokio
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* TheWikiRule: The [[http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_and_Angel Buffyverse Wiki]], and another [[http://buffy-thevampireslayer.wikia.com/wiki/Buffy_The_Vampire_Slayer_Wiki Buffy The Vampire Slayer Wiki]].
16th Feb '18 9:17:31 AM AmuckCricetine
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* HostilityOnTheSet: Darla was reportedly written out of the first season more quickly than intended because of conflict between Creator/JulieBenz and the regular cast members, especially Creator/AlysonHannigan.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: Darla was reportedly written out of the first season more quickly than intended because of conflict between Creator/JulieBenz Julie Benz and the regular cast members, especially Creator/AlysonHannigan.Creator/AlysonHannigan. She however mellowed out enough for Creator/JossWhedon to bring her back for a couple of guest spots, and a recurring role on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** It has been said of Hannigan and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, once close friends, were not speaking to each other by the time the show wrapped, with the former blaming the latter for putting her out of a job in a post-series interview.
21st Jan '18 1:53:20 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/AlysonHannigan maintains that she [[PerformanceAnxiety cannot sing or dance]] (which hasn't stopped multiple writers from shoehorning her into [[Series/HowIMetYourMother splashy musical numbers]], but oh well), mirroring Willow's nightmare of being forced to sing ''MadameButterfly''. ("[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]")

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** Creator/AlysonHannigan maintains that she [[PerformanceAnxiety cannot sing or dance]] (which hasn't stopped multiple writers from shoehorning her into [[Series/HowIMetYourMother splashy musical numbers]], but oh well), mirroring Willow's nightmare of being forced to sing ''MadameButterfly''.''Theatre/MadameButterfly''. ("[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]")
20th Jan '18 4:17:52 PM Windrays
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** Spike, Oz, Faith, Wesley and Drusilla were all supposed to be killed off, but have ended up living long past their initial storylines. Also, [[spoiler:Jenny and Joyce were supposed to be killed off sooner than they were]].

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** Spike, Oz, Faith, Wesley and Drusilla were all supposed to be killed off, but have ended up living long past their initial storylines.storylines (and in fact, only one of them has died ''period'' as of the current canon). Also, [[spoiler:Jenny and Joyce were supposed to be killed off sooner than they were]].
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