Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Doublemeat Palace 

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.


Nick Marck


Joss Whedon (created by), Jane Espenson | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Elizabeth Anne Allen ... Amy Madison
Pat Crawford Brown ... Old Lady
Brent Hinkley ... Manny
Kirsten Nelson ... Lorraine Ross
Kali Rocha ... Halfrek
Thomas Michael Ferguson ... Gary (as T. Ferguson)
Marion Calvert Marion Calvert ... Gina
Douglas Bennett ... Phillip
Andrew Reville Andrew Reville ... Timothy


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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Release Date:

29 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Willow is trying to find out what is in the Doublemeat Burger, you can see the God Janus from the second season, that Ethan Rayne used to make people become their costumes, behind her. See more »


When "Phillip" is giving Buffy a lesson on how to fry the double-meat patties, he has sanitary gloves on. Twice, in cutaway close ups, it shows Phillips hands (without gloves) flipping the burgers, then hitting the timer button. When the long shot returns of Buffy and Phillip, Phillip has his gloves back on. See more »


[first lines]
Xander Harris: Now, I get Warren being a super-villain type, but I thought Jonathan completely learned that lesson. I've never even heard of this other guy.
Willow Rosenberg: You should have seen their headquarters. It was like the nerd natural habitat.
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References Sleepless in Seattle (1993) See more »


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 abbabashSee 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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