Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6, Episode 7

Once More, with Feeling (6 Nov. 2001)

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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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This episode was voted #1 in TV Guide's viewer's poll for the 50 Top Musical Moments on Television from 1990-2002 in 2002. See more »

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Tara runs into a pole in the Bronze while she is performing her back-up dance to "Something to Sing About." While the pole is not visible in the shot, Tara bumping into something before she goes out of frame in the background is noticeable. Likewise, if you look closely, you can see actress Amber Benson desperately trying to suppress a laugh as she straightens out her wardrobe after bumping into the pole. See more »

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Tara: Tha-that's right! The-the volume. The text.
Giles: What text?
Willow: The volumey text. You know? The-the mmummrfugh report.
Xander: The what now?
Tara: Oh, there's just a few volumes back at the house that deal with mystical chants, bacchanals... It might be relevant.
Willow: Yeah, we could, um...
Giles: Well, I'm a hair's breadth from investigating bunnies at the moment, so I'm open to anything.
Willow: Great, we'll, uh, go check it out and uh, we'll give you a call.
Tara: Yeah, this could blow the whole thing wide open.
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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 »

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References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Under Your Spell
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Amber Benson
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"Once More" Hits a High Note
5 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot (From DVD Case): A demon named Sweet descends upon Sunnydale in search of Dawn, his arrival causing everyone to burst into song and dance - and eventually into flame.

Review: Out of all the episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Six", this has to be the must see episode. The episode is very similar to what "Xena Warrior Princess" did back in 1997 with the episode 'The Bitter Suite', taking the main character's hidden problems and having them face them through singing. This is the episode of Season Six where everything seems to come to its peak; Buffy begins to come to reality about being torn from heaven by her friends. Willow's growing addiction to magic is creating a gap between her and Tara. Xander and Anya are having doubts about their marriage. Dawn's habits of stealing are getting her in trouble, and Giles believes he is only standing in his slayer's way by staying in America. Plus, Spike's love/hate obsession with Buffy takes a shocking turn in the end.

Aside from being and awesome episode that digs into the character's psychologies, it also has clever and entertaining music. There is a track on this episode that everyone will like. All the actors have wonderful voices, and Joss Whedon writes magnificent lyrics for them to sing to. "Going Through the Motions", "I'll Never Tell", "Under Your Spell", and "Walk Through the Fire" are among the songs which you will hear. The episode is able to use the lyrics of the songs and make them humorous and heartbreaking.

This is a must-see episode for any "Buffy" fan. It is heartbreaking, emotional, funny, and overall well done. After watching 'Once More, With Feeling' you'll agree that "Buffy" is music to your ears.

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