When Buffy gets a job at the Doublemeat Palace, a local fast-food restaurant, she begins to believe that disappearing co-workers and the secret ingredient to the restaurant's hamburger may be connected.



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Brent Hinkley ...
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Starved for cash, Buffy gets a job in a fast food restaurant where the weird manager and high turnover of employees has her more than a little suspicious. When co-workers start ending up in pieces, the mystery behind the "secret ingredient" comes into question. Meanwhile, Willow continues to struggle with magic, and one of Anya's oldest friends stops by for a visit. Written by Alex

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29 January 2002 (USA)  »

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As a child, Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in Burger King commercial ads. McDonald's infamously sued her for citing their meat in one of the ads and banned her from eating in their restaurant. Ironically, McDonald's was a sponsor for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. See more »


Buffy Summers: [storming around Doublemeat Palace] Stop! Stop! Everybody, you have to stop! Stop eating! No, you can't eat this! It's not beef! It's people! The Doublemeat Medley is people! The-the meat layer is definitely people! It's people! It's people! Probably not the chickeny part. But who knows? Who... knows?
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Apodictic fast food
1 June 2008 | by (Milano, Italia) – See all my reviews

That's not the best episode of Buffy, not even a very good one, but it's apodictic! That means that theories shown are not required to give legal proofs, but just common sense evidence! In this case, that fast food restaurants are giving customers unhealthy food. Maybe the burgers are not made by human flesh, dogs', cats' or rats' meat (but I've read that just Burger King signed a protocol about that), but it's unhealthy anyway! A guy made an interesting documentary about it! So stay away from McDonald and such like Hell! Anyway, the story of the episode is following the high and low trace of sixth season of "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer": Buffy very vulnerable (and in this case very naughty) in her relationship with Spike and Willow in crisis of abstinence from omnipotence.

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