Despite being over 20 years old, Buffy The Vampire Slayer holds up as a truly iconic show that continues to resonate with viewers today. Star Sarah Michelle Gellar recognized the show's impact on the 20th anniversary:
"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."