We can safely file this under "WTF?"
'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' will always remain with us as the reason why we never got into the 'Twilight' franchise. Vampires are for killing, not for watching them fall in love.
Anyway, a clever Redditor has found a brand new Easter Egg hidden in the beloved series. That's right, 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' has an Irish connection - and one that's about Dublin Bus of all things.
Have a look at the screenshot below, if you don't believe us. It features a hefty paragraph, all As Gaeilge, paired together with some satanic symbols for good measure.
The discovery quickly made it's way onto Twitter too.
The Irish in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode is about a new bus lane opening in Dublin. pic.twitter.com/i87idpRG6H
— Damien Ryan (@djryan) February 15, 2019
And the reaction, it goes without saying, has been off-the-wall hilarious.
Those dark symbols are required to accurately summon the next departures on a bus app that is determined my stop doesn't actually exist
— Manytypesoftea (@manytypesoftea) February 16, 2019
It seems the episode aired in 1999, and was entitled 'Fear, Itself.' If true, it was the fourth episode of season four of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer.'
Not quite. This episode (“Fear Itself”) aired in 1999. The news service Tuairisc was founded only in 2014. This is just the common noun that means “report, account”.
— Colm Doyle (@DoyleColm) February 16, 2019
And so, the jokes started rolling in.
In fairness, there is an amount of black magic needed for any road work in Dublin...
— Adam Eccles (@AdamEcclesBooks) February 16, 2019
Yeah but if you could only turn the page you'll realise it's a demonic bus lane
— Wes White (@weswhite) February 16, 2019
“I am the Dark Lord of nightmares, the bringer of terror... Tremble before me! Fear me!”
sounds like Dublin Bus all right
— Basia Wolf (@BasiaWolf) February 16, 2019
You know Dublin Bus is in dire straits when they need to turn to witchcraft to keep routes running 😂😂😂
— Martin Kenny (@MartinPAXKenny) February 16, 2019
We'll never forget that time Angel gifts Buffy a Claddagh Ring (complete with terrible pronunciation).