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We’re only weeks away from November, but we’re not letting the post-Halloween slump bring us down. After celebrating our 150th (!!!) episode last week with The lost boys, we are dedicating this week to a whole different anniversary: Buffy the vampire slayerThe incredible musical episode of “Once More, With Feeling”, which turned 20 last week.
The season six episode takes place shortly after Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) was resurrected from the grave by her best friend Willow (Alyson hannigan), who mistakenly believed that Buffy was in Hell (she was, in fact, in Heaven). When someone summons a demon that prompts everyone to sing and dance their true feelings, Buffy and the rest of Scooby’s gang must face all the secrets they’ve kept from loved ones.
This includes Alex (Nicolas brendon) and Anya (Emma Caulfield) fears of their upcoming marriage, Dawn (Michelle trachtenberg), former Watcher Giles (Head of Anthony Stewart) ‘fear that he is too related, Spike the vampire (James marsters) ‘love for Buffy, and Willow using magic on his girlfriend Tara (Amber Benson) without him knowing.
Of course, the show is so much more than this special episode, so we’re trying to capture the magic – and queer feel – of the show and its title character.
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Episode 151 – Buffy the vampire slayer ‘Once again, with the feeling’ (2001)
Give us something to sing about! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of Buffy the vampire slayerthe greatest episodes of, we revisit the 2001 musical episode “Once More, With Feeling” (S06E07) with guests and a musical theater expert Joshua Tonks.
Buffy is an important text for women and queer viewers who see themselves represented in the Chosen family of the Scooby gang and Buffy’s strength. And while Joss Whedon is a PLV (yes, we know that!), We salute the work of everyone who came together IN SEASON SIX to create the best musical episode on TV.
After an introduction to Buffy for the uninitiated, we get into a detailed production history of how this very special episode was made. Then it’s a song-by-song breakdown, complemented by karaoke performances.
More: How Writing Fails Dawn, praise to winner Tony Hinton Battle, a fun new way to troll Trace, Josh’s walks us through the show’s musical subgenres and importance of the lesbian relationship (and an ode without subtlety in cunninlingus).
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Coming Wednesday: We dig into the found footage with the extremely homoerotic film by Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass, Crawl (2014)
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