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
Did You Know?
Two of the show's writers, David Fury
and Marti Noxon
, have small singing parts. Fury can be seen singing "They Got the Mustard Out" outside the magic shop when Buffy checks to see if other people are singing. Noxon sings about a parking ticket ("I think that hydrant wasn't there") while Giles, Xander, and Anya are walking on the street after Xander and Anya's duet. See more
Tara's arms change position in each shot after the trio dance break in the "Life's a Show" number. See more
The hardest thing in this world, is to live in it.
This episode features a unique 32-second opening in which the actors' name appears beside a short clip of them in a bubble. See more
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Michelle Trachtenberg See more