Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, Episode 6

Band Candy (10 Nov. 1998)

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Adults throughout Sunnydale behave like immature teenagers after they eat cursed candy.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
K. Todd Freeman ...
Peg Stewart ...
Ms. Barton


The students must study for standardized (SAT) tests and sell candy for the school band's new uniforms, even gang members who aren't in the band, but it's concocted by mayor Richard Wilkins's partner, Mr. Trick, and his subcontractor Ethan Rayne's men. Buffy lies to everyone so she can visit Angel, who is nearly normal again, just weak. Giles and ma Joyce Summers find out they are abused as false alibis but just send Buffy to bed, then work out a coordinated schedule for her and become close. The spiked candy turns adults into uninhibited, irresponsible 'teenagers'. Realizing vampires should be swarming, Buffy knocks their demonic intention out of Ethan... Written by KGF Vissers

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10 November 1998 (USA)  »

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The accent used by Anthony Head for Young Giles is his own. See more »


At 23:50, as Buffy drives towards the camera, to the right of her car in the background you can plainly see a mobile lighting tower, parked at an angle to the curb with its mast extended up out of frame. It supplies all the illumination for the scene, backlighting the trees Buffy is passing and casting a dense shadow underneath her car. It can be seen again when Buffy has her auto accident, parked at the curb in the distance. See more »


Xander Harris: I don't get this. The candy's supposed to make you feel all immature and stuff, but I've had a ton and I don't feel any diff- never mind.
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amends (1998) See more »


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9 May 2014 | by (Troy, Michigan) – See all my reviews

(May be a little spoiler-y) I am a HUGE Buffy fan...I'm currently re-watching all of the seasons, and just finished watching this specific episode of Season 3...this was by far the funniest episode. Giles reverting to his badass Ripper persona (eyeliner!)...Buffy's mom was a LOT less annoying than usual in this episode and actually pretty funny (especially the handcuff part...) this is probably the ONLY episode that I actually liked Principal Snyder because he's not a douchetard in it (a little early on in the episode but mostly very un-asshatish). The whole baby stealing and subsequent plot was disturbing to the extreme... Overall, LOVED it. So funny.

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