Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 1 Episode 1

Welcome to the Hellmouth (1)

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 10, 1997 on The WB



  • Notes

    • When the library scene between Buffy and Giles was originally shot, Sarah Michelle Gellar portrayed Buffy with much more bitterness and hostility than she intended for the character.
      After the entire season was filmed, but before it aired, Sarah Michelle Gellar spoke to Joss Whedon about her concern. Upon reviewing the footage, he decided to reshoot her close-ups to tone the performance down. Thus, some of the scenes in this first episode were the very last things filmed in the entire season.