The Vampire Diaries

The CW (ended 2017)




  • Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot

  • The front door of Elena's house has a window in it only in this episode because filming of the series moved out of Vancouver after the pilot.

  • -The pilot was shot in Vancouver as New Moon, the second film in the Twilight Saga, was also being filmed in the city.
    -Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) revealed in interviews that his naturally pointy cuspids went unnoticed until he arrived on set for the pilot shoot in Vancouver.
    -According to Paul, he was cast less than two weeks before shooting began in Vancouver. Upon winning the role, he went immediately to a book store and bought and read the series.
    -Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) said the showrunners gave the entire cast journals to chronicle their experience during the Vancouver shoot.
    -Director Marcos Siega asked his Twitter followers for music suggestions during editing.
    -In screener copies of the pilot, "Panic Switch" by Silversun Pickups is used in the opening scene, but the show was unable to get clearance for air. "Sort Of" by Silversun Pickups was used instead.
    -935 is the house number of Elena, Jeremy and Aunt Jenna's home.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Friday Night Bites

  • Goof: When Elena gets the serving spoons out of the drawer, she takes out two wooden utensils. However, when Bonnie takes them from her, there is only one spoon, and it is made of metal.

  • Goof: When Elena is eating dinner with Bonnie and Stefan, she is wearing a long necklace. When the camera cuts to Elena at one point, the necklace is tighter against her neck like a choker. Later, when the camera cuts back to her again, the necklace is loose around her neck.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Family Ties

  • Damon mentions his shirt is made by American clothing designer John Varvatos. Ian Somerhalder is a known fan of the real Varvatos' clothing line.

  • Season 1 Episode 5: You're Undead To Me

  • Goof: In the scene where Elena wakes up and reaches for her diary, one shot shows her vervain necklace hidden under her hair on her right, but the next shot shows the necklace in the middle of her chest. The next few shots alternatively show the necklace in the two positions.

  • Tituba's house number is 2136.

  • Goof: In the scene where Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) chases Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) up the basement stairs after she lets him out of the cell, there is a bright light shining at the bottom of the steps even though the basement was dark in the previous scenes.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Lost Girls

  • Goof: In the flashback scene where Katherine asks Damon and Stefan to take her to the Founder's Ball, Damon uses his left hand to remove his hat as he bows down. When the camera angle changes, Damon puts his hat back using his right hand.

  • When Damon and Vicki and partying in the Salvatore boarding house, Damon often paces through patches of sunlight yet does not burn or seem hurt despite the fact that he does not have his ring.

  • We learn that vampires can eat garlic and drink holy water, that crucifixes have no effect on them, and that they show their reflections.

  • Vicki's driver's license shows her address as 749 Birch Street, Mystic Falls, VA 20185. Her birthday is 8/20/1991, but the date the license was issued is shown as 8/20/2000, which would have been on her ninth birthday.

  • Season 1 Episode 8: 162 Candles

  • Goof: When Stefan is standing outside the police station, the police car he's standing by has the number 162 on it. However, after everyone comes out of the station, the car's number changes to 134.

  • In this episode, Stefan's birthday takes place after the Halloween episode, which means his birthday is in November. However, in the pilot episode Caroline said that Stefan was a Gemini, which means that his birthday would be in May or June.

  • When Stefan leaves the Police Station, the patrol car number is 162, which is Stefan's new age.

  • Season 1 Episode 11: Bloodlines

  • Goof: When Damon rescues Elena from her car, she faints and he carries her in his arms. When Damon firsts picks her up, Elena grabs his back to support herself, but in the next shot when he is carrying her, Elena's arms are hanging freely.

  • Goof: When Damon is eating a burger at Bree's bar and talking to Elena about Katherine, his beer bottle alternates from his hand to sitting on the table as the camera angle changes.

  • The scenes at Bree's Bar were filmed at The Depot Bar & Grill. This is located at 4122 Emory Street NW in Covington, Georgia.

  • Season 1 Episode 12: Unpleasantville

  • Goof: Matt writes his address on his job application as 529 Harrison, Mystic Falls, VA 30306. In "Lost Girls" (season 1, episode 6), his sister Vicki's driver's license listed her address as 749 Birch Street, Mystic Falls, VA 20185. In reality, the 20185 zip code is in Virginia, but 30306 is an Atlanta, GA zip code.

  • Season 1 Episode 14: Fool Me Once

  • Episode Title: Fool Me Once

    Damon says "fool me once, shame on you" to Elena when she asks him to trust her again. He doesn't finish the full saying, which continues "fool me twice, shame on me."

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Drama, Fantasy


teen angst, Supernatural, Teen Terror, Zombies,Vampires & Monsters, Thrillers