History Trivia / BuffyTheVampireSlayer

14th Sep '17 2:16:15 PM SamMax
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* CreatorsPest: While Creator/JossWhedon loved Kennedy despite the fans' hatred of her, the other writers grew to hate her as much as said fans.
10th Sep '17 3:05:14 PM Malady
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* ReferencedBy: We've come full circle, as the first arc has discussion on tropes, specifically Dark!Willow as one.
22nd Aug '17 10:58:09 PM ultimomant
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** The Gentlemen are seen floating down the same street that later served as [[DesperateHousewives Wisteria Lane.]]

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** The Gentlemen are seen floating down the same street that later served as [[DesperateHousewives [[Series/DesperateHousewives Wisteria Lane.]]


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** 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.
20th Jul '17 8:17:58 AM ClintEastwood
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* OldShame: Creator/JossWhedon has made every effort to ensure that the unaired pilot is never seen.
-->"Ow! That was my favourite spine!"
25th Jun '17 6:14:07 PM nombretomado
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* CastingGag: The BigBad of the movie was a vampire played by Creator/RutgerHauer. Creator/AnneRice had originally envisioned Hauer as Lestat when she wrote ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', but by the time ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'' was filmed in the early 90s, she said he was too old to play Lestat.

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* CastingGag: The BigBad of the movie was a vampire played by Creator/RutgerHauer. Creator/AnneRice had originally envisioned Hauer as Lestat when she wrote ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', but by the time ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'' ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' was filmed in the early 90s, she said he was too old to play Lestat.
25th May '17 4:43:31 PM NightShade96
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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.
7th Apr '17 9:20:18 PM Pren
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** 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.
2nd Apr '17 3:08:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Mark Metcalf had previously played "The Maestro," Italian for The Master, on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.
** Seth Green played Alyson Hannigan's boyfriend in ''Film/MyStepmotherIsAnAlien''.
* ActorInspiredElement: Alyson Hannigan was the one who introduced Joss Whedon to Nerf Herder's music, leading to them scoring the show's theme song.

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** Mark Metcalf Creator/MarkMetcalf had previously played "The Maestro," Italian for The Master, on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.
** Seth Green Creator/SethGreen played Alyson Hannigan's boyfriend in ''Film/MyStepmotherIsAnAlien''.
* ActorInspiredElement: Alyson Hannigan Creator/AlysonHannigan was the one who introduced Joss Whedon Creator/JossWhedon to Nerf Herder's music, leading to them scoring the show's theme song.



** In "Nightmares", Buffy's personal nightmare is being buried alive by the Master. Creator/SarahMichelleGellar is terrified of graveyards for this same reason, which is [[NightmareFuel amusing]] seeing as her character was buried alive ''twice'' in the show ("Nightmares" and "Bargaining Pt. 1"), and [[IronicFear spends most of her evenings in graveyards]].

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** In "Nightmares", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]", Buffy's personal nightmare is being buried alive by the Master. Creator/SarahMichelleGellar is terrified of graveyards for this same reason, which is [[NightmareFuel amusing]] seeing as her character was buried alive ''twice'' in the show ("Nightmares" ("[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]" and "Bargaining Pt. 1"), "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E1BargainingPart1}} Bargaining, Part 1]]"), and [[IronicFear spends most of her evenings in graveyards]].



** Baby Buffy went through a phase during which she idolized ice skater Dorothy Hamill. Sarah Michelle Gellar Gellar enjoys figure skating in real life.

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** Baby Buffy went through a phase during which she idolized ice skater Dorothy Hamill. Sarah Michelle Gellar Gellar Creator/SarahMichelleGellar enjoys figure skating in real life.



** Anthony Stewart Head is called on to sing in "Where The Wild Things Are" and "Restless", before the MusicalEpisode.

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** Anthony Stewart Head is called on to sing in "Where "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E18WhereTheWildThingsAre}} Where The Wild Things Are" Are]]" and "Restless", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E22Restless}} Restless]]", before the MusicalEpisode.



** Kali Rocha as Cecily in "Fool For Love". If the theory that Cecily and Halfrek are the same person is canon, then this is an in-universe example.
* FakeIrish: David Boreanaz attempts an Irish accent for Angel's past. Emphasis on [[OohMeAccentsSlipping attempt]].

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** Kali Rocha as Cecily in "Fool "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove}} Fool For Love".Love]]". If the theory that Cecily and Halfrek are the same person is canon, then this is an in-universe example.
* FakeIrish: David Boreanaz Creator/DavidBoreanaz attempts an Irish accent for Angel's past. Emphasis on [[OohMeAccentsSlipping attempt]].



** "Fear Itself" took place in what would become better known as the Murder House house in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse''.
** The battle between the Slayers and Kakistos ("Faith, Hope, and Trick") takes place inside L.A. Firestation 23, also used as HQ for the ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}.''

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** "Fear Itself" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E4FearItself}} Fear Itself]]" took place in what would become better known as the Murder House house in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse''.
** The battle between the Slayers and Kakistos ("Faith, ("[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E3FaithHopeAndTrick}} Faith, Hope, and Trick") Trick]]") takes place inside L.A. Firestation 23, also used as HQ for the ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}.''



* KilledByRequest: [[spoiler: Anya]] became the only regular character permanently killed off in the GrandFinale, because [[spoiler: Emma Caulfield]] had no interest in playing the character again and asked for it.

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* KilledByRequest: [[spoiler: Anya]] became the only regular character permanently killed off in the GrandFinale, because [[spoiler: Emma Caulfield]] Creator/EmmaCaulfield]] had no interest in playing the character again and asked for it.



** Kristy Swanson played Buffy in the movie, but Sarah Michelle Gellar took over for the TV show because Kristy was thought too old to play a sixteen-year-old at the age of twenty-eight. Likewise Donald Sutherland played Merrick in the movie, and is portrayed by Richard Riehle in a flashback to Buffy discovering she's a Slayer.
** Nikki Wood, the second slayer Spike kills, is played by a stuntwoman in "Fool For Love." When The First assumes her shape in Season 7, she was recast as a more vulnerable-looking actress.

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** Kristy Swanson Creator/KristySwanson played Buffy in the movie, but Sarah Michelle Gellar Creator/SarahMichelleGellar took over for the TV show because Kristy was thought too old to play a sixteen-year-old at the age of twenty-eight. Likewise Donald Sutherland played Merrick in the movie, and is portrayed by Richard Riehle in a flashback to Buffy discovering she's a Slayer.
** Nikki Wood, the second slayer Spike kills, is played by a stuntwoman in "Fool "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove}} Fool For Love." Love]]". When The First assumes her shape in Season 7, she was recast as a more vulnerable-looking actress.



* ProductionPosse: Several actors who had starred in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' had smaller parts on both this and ''Angel''. Notably Nathan Fillion as Caleb. Jonathan M Woodward played Holden in "Conversations With Dead People" and Tracy in ''Firefly'''s "Message In A Bottle" (as well as Knox on ''Angel'').

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* ProductionPosse: Several actors who had starred in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' had smaller parts on both this and ''Angel''. Notably Nathan Fillion Creator/NathanFillion as Caleb. Jonathan M Woodward played Holden in "Conversations "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E7ConversationsWithDeadPeople}} Conversations With Dead People" People]] " and Tracy in ''Firefly'''s "Message In A Bottle" "[[Recap/FireflyE12TheMessage The Message]]" (as well as Knox on ''Angel'').



** The scene in the pilot where the Master blinds a vampire and says "you've got something in your eye" was added to fill time.

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** The scene in the pilot "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E2TheHarvest The Harvest]]" where the Master blinds a vampire and says "you've got something in your eye" was added to fill time.



* TooSoon: The episode "Earshot", which depicts a student bringing a rifle to school [[spoiler: (albeit to kill himself and no one else)]], was set to air within a week of Columbine and was therefore delayed until after the season finale, which was also delayed in light of Columbine because of [[spoiler: the destruction of Sunnydale High School.]]

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* TooSoon: The episode "Earshot", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E18Earshot}} Earshot]] ", which depicts a student bringing a rifle to school [[spoiler: (albeit to kill himself and no one else)]], was set to air within a week of Columbine and was therefore delayed until after the season finale, which was also delayed in light of Columbine because of [[spoiler: the destruction of Sunnydale High School.]]



** Tucker from Season 3's "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]].

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** Tucker from Season 3's "The Prom" "[[{{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]].



** Spice Williams plays the police instructor who tries to murder Buffy, Patrice, in "What's My Line?" She also appeared in "The Zeppo" as a member of the Sisterhood of Jhe, and later turned up on ''Angel'' as a convict hired to kill Faith in prison.
** Creator/JeffKober first appeared in season three episode "Helpless" as a vampire named Kralik. He appeared again during season six as warlock Rack.

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** Spice Williams plays the police instructor who tries to murder Buffy, Patrice, in "What's My Line?" She also appeared in "The Zeppo" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E13TheZeppo}} The Zeppo]]" as a member of the Sisterhood of Jhe, and later turned up on ''Angel'' as a convict hired to kill Faith in prison.
** Creator/JeffKober first appeared in the season three episode "Helpless" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E12Helpless}} Helpless]]" as a vampire named Kralik. He appeared again during season six as warlock Rack.
28th Feb '17 7:35:58 PM rjd1922
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** At the height of its popularity, a animated version was considered. They had got the designs down and even made 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.

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** At the height of its popularity, a animated version an AnimatedAdaptation was considered. They had got the designs down and even made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnUvZP7-5LM a promo.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.
17th Feb '17 4:09:44 AM fearlessnikki
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* TheOtherDarrin: Nikki Wood, the second slayer Spike kills, is played by a stuntwoman in "Fool For Love." When The First assumes her shape in Season 7, she was recast as a more vulnerable-looking actress.
** Buffy's old mentor Merrick looks different in a season 2 flashback.

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* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
** Kristy Swanson played Buffy in the movie, but Sarah Michelle Gellar took over for the TV show because Kristy was thought too old to play a sixteen-year-old at the age of twenty-eight. Likewise Donald Sutherland played Merrick in the movie, and is portrayed by Richard Riehle in a flashback to Buffy discovering she's a Slayer.
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Nikki Wood, the second slayer Spike kills, is played by a stuntwoman in "Fool For Love." When The First assumes her shape in Season 7, she was recast as a more vulnerable-looking actress.
** Buffy's old mentor Merrick looks different in a season 2 flashback.
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* TooSoon: The episode "Earshot", which depicts a student bringing a rifle to school [[spoiler: (albeit to kill himself and no one else)]], was set to air within a week of Columbine and was therefore delayed until after the season finale, which was also delayed in light of Columbine because of [[spoiler: the destruction of Sunnydale High School.]]
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* TooSoon: The episode "Earshot", which depicts a student bringing a rifle to school [[spoiler: (albeit to kill himself and no one else)]], was set to air within a week of Columbine and was therefore delayed until after the season finale, which was also delayed in light of Columbine because of [[spoiler: the destruction of Sunnydale High School.]]


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** Tucker from Season 3's "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]].
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