It seems like every minute, we mere mortals get another peak into the glamorous life of country music queen, and living legend, Dolly Parton. Not only is she reading us bedtime stories during the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushing Playboy to include her on their cover once again, but she’s revealed her husband’s three-way dream with Jennifer Aniston, oh ya and that episode of the Queen Latifah show where she busted out her sickening rap skills…Yes, Dolly is an absolute angel of honesty and transparency who never disappoints with the well-intentioned goods. But she kept a HUGE secret from the world and now it’s out and changes EVERYTHING (not really).
The Independent is reporting that Dolly was actually an uncredited executive producer on the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer. That’s right. Dolly, teleconferencing in for weekly Buffy table-reads and pitch meetings, signing off on all the things that actually made it to air. That was all Dolly. Okay, since was an executive producer, she probably wasn’t THAT involved, but just let my live my kitschy, cross-generational pop-culture fantasy.
So, how are we just hearing about this now? Well, according to super (gay) sleuths, the clues were staring us all in the face the whole time.
Fans of Buffy should remember Sandollar Entertainment, the logo for which appeared at the end of every episode. Well, Sandollar was actually created by Dolly and her friend and former business partner Sandy Gallin in 1986. Together, the two produced movies like Father of the Bride, Fly Away Home and the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie from 1992––Sandollar is also responsible for Dolly’s recent Netflix series, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.
Buffy (the movie) producer Gail Berman, then an executive at Sandollar, came up with the idea to bring the character to the television screen and, along with Sandy, received credit as executive producers, as well as on the spin-off series, Angel.
However you choose to look at it, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Sarah Michelle Gellar may not have achieved their respective degrees of cult TV-status without the treasure who wrote “Jolene”. You really do learn something new every day. All we need is a confirmation on those rumors that Dolly wears long sleeves because she’s actually covered in tattoos. And then everything will be complete. And because every little thing blows minds during these times, fans got their minds blown:
Since Dolly Parton helped fund the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer I'm booking a trip to Dollywood to show some gratitude.
Also, I want to eat all the theme park food there. ALL OF IT.
— Aric (@PhatEmoKid) April 24, 2020
Dolly Parton's production company being responsible for Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the coolest thing since Dolly Parton
— 🖤Christopher Stevenson❤️ (@CBenStevenson) April 24, 2020
I was today years old when I found out that dolly parton was an uncredited executive producer on buffy the vampire slayer
— john rentoul is a vampire (@sazza_jay) April 22, 2020
Now, excuse me while I go and re-watch all seven seasons and try to ~visually~ piece together all of Dolly’s decision-making.
Pic: Wenn.com, Warner Bros.