Proving that she really does work "9 to 5," the 74-year-old musician and bedtime story enthusiast formed her production company, Sandollar Television, alongside her former manager Sandy Gallins back in 1986. Though Parton's name was never directly credited in the show, Sandollar Television appears in the credits of every episode of Buffy, as well as its spinoff series Angel.
It's no secret that the company helped produce Joss Whedon's hit TV series back in the '90s and early 2000s, but this amazing fact has resurfaced thanks to an article published earlier this week by The Independent. As a result, many fans are learning for the first time about Dolly's connection to the series, and the crossover magic is undeniably well-matched.
Additionally, fans have made another connection between Dolly and Sarah Michelle Gellar's titular character: the two powerhouse women share a birthday, January 19.
See Twitter's reaction to the recent discovery below.
Just found out Dolly Parton was secretly a producer on Buffy and things will never be the same again.— Sile Ni Distance Thyself (@sileharpist) April 26, 2020
I was today years old when I learned that THE @DollyParton was a secret producer of Buffy The Vampire Slayer tv series! One more reason to love Dolly Parton! ❤️❤️❤️❤️— Meena (@SwiftieatFifty) April 26, 2020
Article: Dolly Parton has an indirect connection to the show Buffy The Vampire Slayer.— TheOnlyDee (@yourditarrie) April 25, 2020
Me: "ATTENTION BITCHES, I'M ABOUT TO WATCH BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, BECAUSE DOLLY PARTON CREATED IT, THANK YOU, THAT IS ALL!" pic.twitter.com/ZpEYSZYdCX
Reddit has the best take on the reveal that Dolly Parton helped bring Buffy to life: pic.twitter.com/N2goQhSjm3— Brendan Doms (@ravenize) April 25, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/FwyCk5j6RE— Charlotte Roberts 🌈 (@Crob29Roberts) April 25, 2020
Dolly Parton'a company secretly produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and just make her a Saint now. pic.twitter.com/sG4ldYJLNh— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) April 25, 2020
Dolly Parton produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer?— Taylor Sealy (@Notthemattress) April 25, 2020
Damn, homegirl really was working 9 to 5.
Finding out Dolly Parton secretly produced Buffy is honestly going to get me through this quarantine— julia (@jooliabutler) April 25, 2020
dOLLY PARTON SECRETLY PRODUCED BUFFY???? pic.twitter.com/mwP4kfFFMj— michael (@PUNKCOSMICGIRL) April 25, 2020
"Dolly Parton secretly produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is not a string of words I expected to hear— Blathers Appreciation Squad 🦉 (@M0NSTERPRIDE) April 25, 2020
Now its come to light that Dolly Parton had a hand in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I'm having a hard time getting the aspect out of my head that 'Joliene' could be like some Count Dracula figure.— Bulky McLargeHuge (@OddballLion) April 24, 2020
Dolly Parton produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer? What is happening to reality right now?— ☥𓂀ॐ ཨོཾ☯️💜☯️ཨོཾ ॐ𓂀☥ (@kevthepoet) April 24, 2020
i JUST found out that "buffy the vampire slayer" might never have become a tv show in 1997 if not for dolly parton.— Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) April 22, 2020
WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME? I'VE LOVED BUFFY FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES AND DOLLY SINCE I LISTENED TO THE PODCAST THAT JUST CAME OUT ABOUT HER LAST YEAR!