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... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
...
...
...
...
Daniel Weaver ...
Handsome Young Man
...
Henchman / Tap Dancing Victim
...
Demon / Henchman
Timothy Anderson ...
Henchman
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michelle Trachtenberg and Alyson Hannigan were reluctant to sing so Joss Whedon gave them only a few solo lines but Michelle had a bigger dancing role. Indeed, one of Willow's solo lines is "I think this line is mostly filler". See more »

Goofs

Camera and crew reflected in windows as Giles, Anya and Xander walk down the street during "The Parking Ticket". See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end when the Mutant Enemy logo is displayed, the monster sings "Grr, ah" in falsetto (sung by Joss Whedon). See more »

Connections

References The Music Man (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Under Your Spell
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Amber Benson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wasn't expecting to love it...
20 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

But I did. Out of the all the Buffy episodes, this was the one that surprised me most, and in a good way too. At first, despite my love for the show, I was sceptical at how a musical episode of Buffy can work. You see I did see clips of it, and I can't remember the last time my whole family were laughing with extreme shock on their faces at the same time. But when I watched it, expecting to hate it, I was really surprised. The plot line, centring around Sweet, quite an interesting villain this time around, and Sunnydale being put under a "all dancing and singing" spell, is one of the more original plot lines from the whole show. And the songs are surprisingly good, not cheesy like I feared, the group song "Where do we go from here", the duet "Under Your Spell", the heart breaking "Dawn's lament" and "Walk Through the Fire" being standouts. The vocals are also great, Sarah Michelle Gellar can really sing, and Anthony Head?... wow is what I have to say about his voice. And Hinton Battle does a fine job as Sweet. Overall, a surprisingly brilliant Buffy episode, I am so glad I did decide to prove myself wrong. 10/10 Bethany Cox


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
was buffy being stupid when she sleep with angel wiccancharmedguy
Buffy Question? tinkerbells_sweetheart
Joyce/Giles shippers austin-pearce
did any of you cry when joyce buffy mom die i did wiccancharmedguy
Cordelia austin-pearce
Why did Tara only notice Dawn was the key in front of Glory? shawnmichael15
Discuss Once More, with Feeling (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?