For 20 Years Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been beloved by the Buffyverse Fandom - from all those who started with Season One and watched the entire series through Season Seven there was such an emotional connection with all the great characters in Sunnydale. Pick your favorites characters or the season that had the most personal connection to you and how the Buffyverse reflected back into life in your own life - No Matter Your Choices the Buffyverse impacted on millions of TV viewers, pop culture and the field of academic studies in a way that few other TV series have.
Here's to Buffy and all the Scoobs the Two Souled Vampires and her Watcher Giles and to Joss Whedon and all his great staff of writers and creative team and to all the awesome actors who brought Buffy and all of Sunnydale into our lives every week.
From all the original viewers and devoted fans and from all the new Buffyverse fans who found their way to Sunnydale after the series aired - THANK YOU Joss Whedon for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
From Sarah Michelle Gellar on the 20th Year Anniversary
"20 years ago today, I had the greatest privilege to bring Buffy to your tv screens for the first time. It was a long and challenging road to get there. First the movie, then a passed over pilot presentation, and eventually a mid season time slot on a little known network. That first season, we liked to think of ourselves as the little show that could. While we knew the potential, I don’t think any of us saw the lasting impact our show would have. As an actor, you wish for that one role where you can leave your mark and forever be remembered, with Buffy I got so much more. She’s a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy. Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one. Thank you to Gail Berman for always believing there was a show in that movie. Thank you to Joss Whedon, for trusting me to give life to one of the greatest female characters ever created. Thank you to David, for always being my Angel. Thank you to James for understanding that while Buffy and Spike may have been love/hate, I have nothing but love for you. Alyson, as any woman knows, you are nothing without the love and support of great female friends, so thank you for being that. Michelle, you will always hold a key to my heart. Thank you to all the incredible actors for seven seasons of amazing performances. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the incredible crew that worked tirelessly (and also really tired) to bring this show to life. And lastly, but most importantly thank you to all of you, the fans. We made this show for you, and your unwavering support has kept this show going long past our seven years. You are everything. And always remember..."if the apocalypse comes, beep me"