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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland

When Anya attempts to retrieve her lost powers, she inadvertently pulls the Willow from the alternate universe created by Cordelia's wish. As the real Willow feels everyone sees her as routine and reliable, her vampiric doppelgänger attempts to make Sunnydale the way she knew it, starting with the Bronze.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x16
Production Number: 3ABB16
Airdate: Tuesday February 23rd, 1999
Network: WB

Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon


  • Currently 9.8/10
9.8/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Harry GroenerHarry Groener
As Mayor Richard Wilkins III
Recurring
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Recurring
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya
Recurring
Ethan EricksonEthan Erickson
As Percy
Recurring
Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
As Faith
Recurring
Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
As Principal Snyder
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Jason Hall (1)Jason Hall (1)
As Devon
Recurring
Andy UmbergerAndy Umberger
As D'Hoffryn
Recurring
Megan GrayMegan Gray
As Sandy
Recurring
Michael NagyMichael Nagy
As Alfonse
Norma Michaels (1)Norma Michaels (1)
As Older Woman
Jennifer NicoleJennifer Nicole
As Body-Double Willow
KK's Choice
As Themselves
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Daniel "Oz" Osbourne
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 6.1/9 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 2nd out of 15 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 4.4 in the national ratings.

Ranked 84 out of 121 prime time shows.

Joss liked the character of Vamp Willow when she was first introduced in "The Wish" so much that he wrote this episode specifically for her.

This is the 50th episode of Buffy.

This is one of Alyson Hannigan's favorite episodes, according to an interview with PopWatch (October 05).

This episode marks the first appearance of D'Hoffryn.

Alyson Hannigan loved her vampire make-up so much that she was made up again as Vamp Willow to attend a Halloween party that same year.

Although it appears she was simply killed, the girl Willow bites was evidently sired, as she would return in Season 5 as a vampire.

Guest stars Andy Umberger and Michael Nagy would both go on to guest star on Joss Whedon's other shows Angel and Firefly.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
K's ChoiceVirgin State of Mind 
Spectator PumpPriced 2 Move 


Episode Quotes
Anya: For a thousand years I wielded the powers of the wish. I brought ruin to the heads of unfaithful men. I brought forth destruction and chaos for the pleasure of the lower beings. I was feared and worshipped across the mortal globe. And now I'm stuck at Sunnydale High. Mortal. Child. And I'm flunking math.

Percy: I'm challenged.
Snyder: You're lazy, self-involved, and spoiled. That's quite the challenge.

The Mayor: No Slayer of mine's going to live in a fleabag hotel. That place has a very unsavory reputation. There are immoral liasons going on there.
Faith: Yeah, plus all the screwing.

Willow: Yeah, that's me. Reliable-dog-geyser person.

Anya: I swear, I am just trying to find my necklace.
Willow: Well, did you try looking inside the sofa in Hell?

Giles: She was truly the finest of all us.
Xander: Way better than me.
Giles: Much, much better.

Buffy: Willow, you're alive.
Willow: Aren't I usually?

Willow: Say, you all didn't happen to do a bunch of drugs, did ya?

Vamp Willow: Well, look at me. I'm all fuzzy.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Kelly A. Manners  |  Marti Noxon
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorRegis Kimble
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerKelly A. Manners
First Assistant DirectorMaggie Parker
Second Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorChristopher Tufty
Set DesignerCaroline Quinn-Decker
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorRhonda Hyde
Production CoordinatorElyse Ramsdell
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Adam Sawelson  |  Ron Evans
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Story EditorDouglas Petrie
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Production SupervisorMarc D. Alpert
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorJane Espenson
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantR. D. Price  |  Diego Gutierrez (2)
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistMichael Moore (3)
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Stunt DoubleSophia Crawford
Makeup ArtistJohn Maldonado
Special Effects Make-upJohn Vulich
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
 
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