The gang insists the watchers should at least allow them a glorious prom night before fighting the mayor's ascension. Mother Joyce Summer's speech it's up to mature lover Angel to make hard choices her teenage daughter is incapable of gives Angel nightmares about a wedding in an empty church after which Buffy burns in sunlight, so he decides to give her a normal love-life by breaking up, he'll leave Sunnydal after the ascension. Xander finds out spoiled Cordy has to work in a fashion shop now the IRS has taken her dad's last dime, they are attacked by a hell-hound which seems trained to target formal dressers and is electronically brainwashed by Buffy's scorned admirer, chemistry student Tucker Wells. Buffy decides to slay-chaperon the prom for the others, hunts the hell-hounds and gets surprising bonuses... Written by
Did You Know?
The band at the prom can be heard singing the lines, "Aladdin and his lamp". Brad Kane
, who guest-starred in the episode as Tucker, was the singing voice for Aladdin in all three of the Disney films. See more
Among the VHS tapes shown to the hell-hounds to train them to attack people in formal wear at the prom is "Pump up the volume" which, despite being a high school movie, has neither a prom scene nor people in formal wear. See more
Once again, the Hellmouth puts the "special" in "special occasion".
References Pump Up the Volume
The Good Life
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