Mini Buffy Reunion to Happen on ‘How I Met Your Mother’

CBS tweeted some big casting news today that will have the Buffy fandom rejoicing. Are you ready….wait for it….actor Seth Green and actress Alyson Hannigan will be reunited on the hit comedy How I Met Your Mother in December.

As avid TV viewers know, Green and Hannigan played Oz and Willow (respectively), both of whom were essential members of the “Scooby Gang” on the cult-classic and fan-favorite series ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer’. Their characters also had a relationship until Oz left Sunnydale to deal with his lycanthropy (he was a werewolf) and Willow fell in love with fellow witch Tara (Amber Benson).

In the world of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, though, Green will play Daryl LaCoutre, a guy who “considered himself best friends” with Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Hannigan). The problem with that “friendship” is that the couple barely remember him. It should also be noted that Daryl still lives in their college town and is “determined to have them in his life”. That’s not scary or anything, right?

Since his days on ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer’, Green has made a name for himself in television thanks to the stop-motion series ‘Robot Chicken’ (for which he is co-creator and star) as well as lending his voice to such animated series as ‘Family Guy’, ‘The Cleveland Show’, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘American Dad’ and ‘Titan Maximum’. Among his acting credits are episodes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Entourage’, ‘That 70’s Show’, ‘My Name Is Earl’ and most recently ‘Franklin & Bash’. He has also appeared in the ‘Austin Powers’ films and ‘The Italian Job’.

The next new episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, which is now in its 8th season, will air on CBS on Monday, October 29 at 8/7c.