Earlier today, we tweeted our best birthday wishes to that creative, hilarious, enigmatic and prolific powerhouse Joss Whedon, who turns 46 today, and these 133 characters pretty much sum up our feelings for the guy:

Happy Birthday Joss Whedon! Thank you for Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible & your big, brilliant brain! Love, The World

We don’t often think we speak for the world, but in this case we were willing to bet that the world stands with us.

As much as birthdays are about celebration and love, they’re also about reflection. Joss Whedon has accomplished so much in his 46 years, even just in the TV realm: he’s brought us the many-treasured worlds of Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse, put his unique stamp on episodes of Glee and The Office, and taught the Internet what it was capable of with Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. It’s not an exaggeration to say that without the strong, smart and ass-kicking characters of Joss Whedon, the TV land we love so well would not be the same.

So, in the spirit of both celebration and reflection on this, Joss Whedon’s birthday, we want to know:

Who’s your favorite Joss Whedon hero?


We know it’s hard to choose just one, so go on: spout as much Whedon love as you please in the comments.

Then bust out that Buffy DVD box-set tonight and have a little Whedon birthday bash of your own.

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Meghan Carlson

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

Meghan hails from Walla Walla, WA, the proud home of the world’s best sweet onions and Adam West, the original Batman. An avid grammarian and over-analyzer, you can usually find her thinking too hard about plot devices in favorites like The OfficeIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and How I Met Your Mother. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys drawing, shopping, trying to be funny (and often failing), and not understanding the whole Twilight thing. She’s got a BA in English and Studio Art from Whitman College, which makes her a professional arguer, daydreamer, and doodler.