Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, Episode 16

Doppelgangland (23 Feb. 1999)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Drama | Fantasy
9.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.2/10 from 1,381 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

While casting a magic spell, Anya and Willow accidentally summon Willow's evil double from an alternate universe.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 24 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 23 Aug 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Doppelgangland" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Doppelgangland (23 Feb 1999)

Doppelgangland (23 Feb 1999) on IMDb 9.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
« Previous Episode | 50 of 145 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Oz
...
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Alfonse
Edit

Storyline

Anyanka, the demon who used her power to grant wishes to let Cordelia unwillingly create a world without Buffy as Sunnydale slayer, failed since then to get top-rank demon D'Hoffryn to rehabilitate her, but finally gets a chance to succeed in her menial incarnation as Sunnydale High pupil Anya: Willow, who is frustrated as a girl and individual, always taken for granted, in Buffy's shadow and just got railroaded by principal Snyder to 'tutor', or in fact slavishly do the paper writing on her own, for a spoiled jock brat, hunky Percy West, who even explicitly barks at her as his menial flunky, naively accepts to help 'Anya' with a black magic spell. Willow realizes only too late she's really working for the wrong side, stops before Anyanka's power-amulet is revalidated, but still summons a parallel Willow from a black dimension where she's a master vampire, who now makes her grand entry in Drusilla-style at the Bronze, co-existing with gentle Willow. The gang has no time to mourn 'the ... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 February 1999 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First reference of Willow's future sexuality. See more »

Goofs

At 14:40, as Vampire Willow is walking down Main Street, in the sky behind her you can see light reflecting off the platform of the mobile lighting tower that is illuminating the scene. See more »

Quotes

Xander: Willow, did you remember to tape "Biography" last Friday?
Willow: Uh-huh.
Buffy: See? I told you. Old Reliable.
Willow: Oh, thanks.
Buffy: What?
Willow: Old Reliable? Yeah, great, there's a sexy nickname.
Buffy: Well, I-I didn't mean it as...
Willow: No, it's fine. I'm Old Reliable.
Xander: She just means, you know, the geyser. You're like a geyser of fun that goes off at regular intervals.
Willow: That's Old Faithful.
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Buffy - and Joss - at its finest
22 January 2008 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

Every "genre" show has an episode that I consider "the show that launched a thousand fanfics", and this is definitely one of Buffy's. (Buffy has several, which is both a symptom of and a cause of its enduring fan base.) "Dopplegangland" has hilarious lines of dialog which comes thick and fast, and the comic timing is excellent on the part of everyone - but who could lose with those witty lines? An atmosphere of strange kink runs through it, used to great comic effect, as well as displaying secret, hidden sides to characters in subtle moments and reactions that only become apparent later in the season, or in the series as a whole. It threatens to get too silly at times, but it never does; the laughs are too smart and too genuine. This is Joss Whedon at the top of his game as both scriptwriter and director, and is the episode that made me into a fan of Whedon - and Buffy.


26 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
short skirts carolannehowkerson
Is it 'realistic' that they didn't kill Spike? mybabyblue
Pleae stop making it widescreen FOX youtubemisticaluser
How do you think the show would've been if Dawn wasn't introduced? onexminutex
Haikus about "Buffy": Show off your skills re the show or the characters mischka-47555
Shows to watch after finishing BtVS? hightempo
Discuss Doppelgangland (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?