10 ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Facts to Stake Out
Buffy the Vampire Slayer staked out its own legend by dialogue alone, but did you know it was the first TV series to use “Google” as a verb? Or that Katie Holmes nearly donned the famous stake and stylish, yet affordable boots? Crawl out of your grave and find this 28th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which heads to Sunnydale to stake out some frightful facts of Buffy The Vampire Slayer!
Creator Joss Whedon picked up the series from where he’d left off the original 1992 film, wanting to subvert the classic horror image of blonde girls wandering into dark alleys, terrorized by creatures of the night. Whedon also invented the idea of the show’s “Hellmouth” as a limitless well of storytelling, wanting to explore the idea of high school as Hell.
Considering Buffy also shared its Torrance High School exterior with Beverly Hills, 90210, he wasn’t far off.
‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for The Twilight Zone, American Horror Story, The Sopranos, Vikings, Twin Peaks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, LOST, Seinfeld, Batman: The Animated Series, House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad (x2!), True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Cabin in the Woods to Halloween, but now we’ve gotta do this, these Buffy the Vampire Slayer facts, love. We wanna see how it ends.
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