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June 11 2014

Six degrees of 'Buffy'-ration: connecting our favorite tv actors to The Slayer. Whimsical attempt to pull a Kevin Bacon "Six degrees" for Buffy...

My friends and I have played Six Degrees of Joss Whedon for years. Love it!
You can do it with anyone. Fun though.
We had that game years ago, in the deceased Buffy community in Orkut.

I couldn't wonder that the best newcomer of this GoT season was in Buffy... And I still can't remember him,
Here's my fav:

Meryl Streep was in The Iron Lady with Anthony Stewart Head who is - well you all know this one.

But anyone can be connected through Meryl Streep.
can't believe i didn't recognize Pedro!
For those who believe that it's not the journey, it's the destination that's important. allows any-to-any Bacon Number searchs for every name in IMDb.
You can also directly Google it by searching "name bacon number".

e.g., "sarah michelle gellar bacon number" yields:

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Bacon number is 1.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kevin Bacon appeared in The Air I Breathe.

Whereas "amy acker bacon number" gives us:

Amy Acker's Bacon number is 2.
Amy Acker and Spencer Treat Clark appeared in Much Ado About Nothing.
Spencer Treat Clark and Kevin Bacon appeared in Loverboy.

What a time to be alive.
We did this back in 2005 on the Whedonesque Flickr site here.
The Neil Patrick Harris one made me laugh. I like that the connection they chose was that drunk college kid from Beer Bad, and not Willow. (Not that Kal Penn isn't awesome; just, you know - Willow.)
The advantage of the Oracle is any-to-any matching:
Thomas Alva Edison has an SMG number of 5.

Thomas A. Edison was in "Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist" (1896) with
J. Stuart Blackton was in "Love, Luck and Gasoline" (1914) with
John Bunny was in "Polishing Up" (1914) with
Paul Kelly (I) was in "Frenchie" (1950) with
Shelley Winters was in "Over the Brooklyn Bridge" (1984) with
Sarah Michelle Gellar
John Bunny to SMG, I like it.
That is awsome, RobynH, cause it allows other pairings. It gaves me 2 degrees between SMG and William Shatner ;)
Michael Caine.

Michael Caine starred in The Man Who Would Be King with
Sean Connery who was in The Untouchables with
Charles Martin Smith who also directed
'Welcome to the Hellmouth'.
I was in Bye Bye Birdie (play) with John Healy. John Healy was on Queer as Folk with Gale Harold. Gale Harold was on Defiance with Julie Benz. Julie Benz was on Buffy with SMG.

If you count acting and not just movies.
Neil Patrick Harris was also in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog with, like, at least four people who had notable (even if in some cases brief) roles on Buffy. Not to mention all the people on HIMYM who'd been on Buffy (including one of the regular cast and at least one relatively major recurring character).
For those who want to do things the old-fashioned way, don't forget Joel Gray (Doc) and John Ritter (Ted). Those two should be useful.

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