Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Once More, with Feeling 

In this musical extravaganza, Sunnydale residents find themselves bursting into song, and flame, when a demon attempts to make Dawn his bride.

Director:

Joss Whedon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Hinton Battle ... Sweet
Amber Benson ... Tara Maclay
David Fury ... Mustard Man
Marti Noxon ... Parking Ticket Woman
Daniel Weaver Daniel Weaver ... Handsome Young Man
Scot Zeller ... Henchman / Tap Dancing Victim
Zachary Woodlee ... Demon / Henchman
Timothy Anderson Timothy Anderson ... Henchman
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Storyline

Sunnydale is alive with the sound of music as a mysterious force causes everyone in town to burst into full musical numbers, revealing their innermost secrets as they do. But some townsfolk are dancing so much that they simply burst into flames, and it becomes clear that maybe living in a musical isn't so great after all. Written by Alex

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

While Anya, Xander, and Giles are walking down the street discussing the "I'll Never Tell" number, the two people dancing in the background (before the dancing street sweepers) are Adam Shankman (the choreographer) and Anne Fletcher (the assistant choreographer). See more »

Goofs

During the song "I'm Under Your Spell" Tara's dress has a full gold skirt, but halfway through the song, the skirt has a jagged cut through the hemming and a white underskirt is visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Buffy Summers: [singing] Every single night the same arrangement / I go out and fight the fight / Still I always feel this strange estrangement / Nothing here is real, nothing here is right / I've been making shows of trading blows / Just hoping no one knows / That I've been going through the motions / Walking through the part / Nothing seems to penetrate my heart.
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Crazy Credits

Features a happy, lighthearted 1960's TV show-style opening sequence with the cast members' faces, and ends with the Mutant Enemy monster singing his trademark "Grrr Aargh!" rather than growling it. See more »

Alternate Versions

This episode originally aired at an extended length that ran over the hour-long format (approx. 8 minutes over) and was edited down to fit an hour long time slot for each re-airing. The footage cut included the title and overture, Buffy entering the Magic Box and some corresponding dialog, part of the song "I've Got a Theory", the entire song "What Can't We Face," dialog when Dawn enters the Magic Box, after the song "Under Your Spell," and before the song "I'll Never Tell," a verse of the song "Let Me Rest in Peace," some footage in Dawn's bedroom, Dawn's dance number with Sweet's minions, the end of the song "Why Don't We Dance Awhile," a verse of "Walk Through the Fire," dialog when Buffy first encounters Sweet and after the song "Life's a Show," and the song "Where Do We Go From Here" is shorter along with followed dialog between Spike and Buffy. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Magicians: The Tales of the Seven Keys (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk Through The Fire
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Marsters, Hinton Battle, Anthony Head (as Anthony Stewart Head), Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Amber Benson and Alyson Hannigan
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What can't we face if we are together?
10 June 2010 | by Mike1388See all my reviews

I'm utterly furious and disappointed at the negative reviews posted here regarding this bright, delightful and different episode of BTWS. Joss Whedon is a brilliant director, hands down and this proves just right. The negative comment mostly consist of the unprofessional training of the actors, musical? best episode ever? To answer a few; I personally love this episode. Which series that have drama, comedy, action, horror give one episode fill with catchy songs and musical episode? NONE. Musical? I'm not a big fan of musical myself, but I adore Buffy and to see my beloved characters in different right, once; it's special. Best episode ever? okay, maybe the comments were exaggerated, but can you blame it?! I think people need to relax and grow up, to give 3 star rating to a memorable episode like this one is just retarded.

Bravo! BTWS forever :D


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