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16 Things Most People Have Never Noticed About Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Updated July 13, 2020 1.3m views16 items

If you're a true Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, chances are you know the meaning of "it gave me the wig," and you've likely even incorporated it into your own vocabulary at some point. You can also sing along to all of the songs in "Once More with Feeling," and know that Anya (a once badass demon) has a strange fear of bunnies. But being a true Buffy fan is more than belting out, "I will walk through the fire," or knowing how to decode Slayer slang.

You've likely noticed things from re-watching the show over the years that the average viewer missed, stumbling upon rewarding Easter eggs, a connection you just now made, or even the occasional baffling element, or Angel crossover. But despite a few plot holes or completely nonsensical elements that don't add up, you will always love the show to pieces. And true Buffy fans know that even though the show never won an Emmy for Best Series (which was an outrageous snub), it will always take gold in our hearts.

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  • Willow wrote Doogie Howser fan fiction.

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    This is especially noteworthy because Alyson Hannigan (who played Willow), went on to star on How I Met Your Mother alongside Doogie Howser himself, Neil Patrick Harris.

  • How were students still allowed to go to Sunnydale High?

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    After the whole mayor graduation fiasco, most people would be taking their kids out of that school and getting the hell out of Dodge... They'd be escaping a literal hellmouth (which the school sat directly on top of, by the way).

  • Spike and Angel's real names are William and Liam.

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    Spike and Angel’s birth names are shown in flashback to be William (Spike) and Liam (Angel). Coincidentally, Liam is the Irish equivalent of William.

  • Why didn't the Watcher's Council pay Buffy?

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    Remember that awful time in Season 6 when Buffy had to sling hamburgers? Why in God's name didn't the Watchers Council pay her to, oh I don't know, save everyone from being drained by immortal vampires? It's the least they could have done, really, with all the time that was taken away from school, her social life, family time, AND given that she had to drop everything at any given notice to stake something and save the day. It seems like there would be some type of compensation from the Watcher's Council for an entire life's worth of Slayer service, especially since they (ahem) pay the Watchers to train the Slayers.

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