No, really: It's been two decades since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" first premiered. Take a moment to process.
You good now? In March 2017, star Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a heartfelt tribute to the show for its 20th anniversary, which got us thinking: Where's the rest of the Scooby Gang?
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" #buffyslays20
A post shared by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Mar 10, 2017 at 9:20am PST
The iconic cast in its entirety officially reunited for a stunning photo shoot with Entertainment Weekly. While they could no longer pass for Sunnydale High students, we have to say, the years have been good to the "Buffy" cast -- they look pretty sharp! Here's the Season 1 cast in all their glory:
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Now take a look at the whole cast today!