Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Dolly Parton secretly produced ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and fans are stunned: ‘We do not deserve her’

Dolly Parton secretly produced “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and fans are freaking out over the resurfaced revelation. The country icon’s name never appeared in the rolling credits of the hit series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. However, Sandollar Entertainment, the production company Parton co-founded and owned, was responsible for bringing the show to life on the small screen. Parton created Sandollar Entertainment with her former longtime manager, Sandy Gallin, in 1986. According to IMDB, the company produced “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” for its total seven seasons. In 1992, the production company worked on the original “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” feature film, meaning she had an important role in the show’s genesis. Sandollar Entertainment has also produced a number of major television shows and films, including “Father of the Bride” in 1991, the 1986 flick “Fly Away Home,” and “Angel,” which ran from 1999 to 2004. It’s also been discovered that Gellar’s character Buffy Summers’ birthday is January 19, the same day the country star was born, according to The Independent. Parton fans were left in awe of the discovery, taking to Twitter to express their delight. “I just found out that Dolly Parton was an uncredited–but important–producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I AM SHOOK Y’ALL. We do not deserve Dolly Parton, tbh,” one fan wrote. “First Dolly Parfton writes I Will Always Love You, then I find out she was a producer on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, the greatest show ever? Dolly is not only talented, but she’s cool af! #DollyParton #BuffyTheVampireSlayer,” wrote another social media user. One person added: “Dolly Parton is an amazing business women in entertainment. Her being a secret producer for Buffy the vampire slayer is truly incredible. Makes me love the show that much more.” “Wait, what?” several other fans said to express their dismay. “Just learned that @DollyParton was a producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and my mind is blown. Just put Dolly in charge of the world already! #womanpower #Buffy #dollyparton,” another hilariously tweeted. As of Saturday, Parton has yet to comment on her involvement on the show. The singer and songwriter, 74, appears to be keeping busy this week by sharing her “At Home” playlist with amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Fun!  Definitely wouldn’t have seen that one coming..  But, who doesn’t like Buffy?  It was such a great cult tv show for seven seasons (and yes, I own them all), and then continued in the graphic novel medium (have them too, don’t judge).  Buffy was the creation of Joss Whedon who also did Toy Story, and the two Marvel Avenger movies; the first one and Age of Ultron.

‘Buffy’ star James Marsters reflects on difficult scene: ‘It was a horrible day’

James Marsters is reflecting on his iconic, bleached-blond super villain character Spike 20 years after “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” premiered. “To Joss Whedon, evil is not cool and I really respect that — Spike was put up as cool and evil only because he was a disposable character,” Marsters, 55, told Page Six. “He was supposed to die.” The “Runaways” actor told us that Whedon had intended for Spike to get killed off by Angel, the show’s moral vampire, early on. Whedon, who created the show, was not happy when fans began to like Spike. “It was not supposed to be romantic, but the audience was responding that way and Joss was freaking out,” he told us. “He backed me up against a wall one day and said, ‘I don’t care how popular you are, you are dead.’” He continued, “Spike was the wrong boyfriend. Spike was not ready for Buffy during the run of the show. He was way below her and because the reaction was so strong … they had to do something dramatic to prove that wasn’t true.” The move, which became one of the show’s biggest controversies, came in the sixth season of the series when Spike attempts to rape Buffy in the bathroom of her home before she fights him off. “It was the hardest day of my professional career. It was a horrible day,” Marsters told us. “I personally don’t like to watch that stuff. I will not go to a movie if I know that’s in there. I will turn the TV off if it pops up. I will pass on auditions if thats what they want me to do, but I was contracted to do it.” Marsters says the storyline came from one of the female writers who threw herself on an ex-boyfriend in college in hopes of him taking her back. “She went to his apartment and was convinced if they made love one more time that everything would be fine,” he explained. “He had to physically push her off and that just crushed her and stuck with her all her life.” The actor says he has no regrets about doing the scene and despite the mixed reviews, it set Spike up for his “journey toward redemption.” Marsters will be back on TV Nov. 21 starring as a super villain (of course) in Marvel’s “Runaways” on Hulu.

Here at The Daily Buzz, we rarely get into inside-HollyWEIRD nonsense and post entertainment articles.  But, c’mon..  This is Buffy; a classic.  How could we resist?   🙂

 

Fandom Friday: The Doctor vs. Buffy Summers

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doctor Who are arguably two of the biggest cult classic TV shows in the history of time (and relative dimensions in space), with super-fandoms that put One Direction fangirls to shame.

Someone sent me this, and I just HAD to post on this Friday afternoon..  Having been in the intelligence world, and in the space industry, I have extensive experience working with nerds, and some of the best.  But, as an Army guy, if I had to pick one of these two to go into battle with, I’d pick the “Buffinator” ALL day long.  Its not even close.  Strategies and smarts are great to have, don’t get me wrong.  But, at SOME point, you have to connect with your enemy in a kinetic way.  And of these two, Buffy wins hands down. Also, the author fails to mention that Buffy DID die a few times throughout the tv series.  So, there is that component to the comparison that was left out.  Like I said..  Its not even close.   🙂