Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1, Episode 9

The Puppet Show (5 May 1997)

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Buffy suspects that a ventriloquist's dummy may be harvesting organs from classmates performing in a talent show.

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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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Morgan Shay (as Richard Werner)
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Mr. Snyder, Sunnydale High's new principal after the devouring of fatherly Mr. Robert Flutie, believes in order and discipline to instill school spirit, so he orders Giles to produce a talent show and punishes the absentee trio by forcibly enrolling them as candidates. Then dancer Emily is found with her heart cut out, but demons don't usually use a knife, yet one was found next to her, so the human student contestants are screened. The weirdest suspect proves to be gifted ventriloquist Morgan Shay, who treats his inseparable wooden dummy Sid as real, in fact takes orders from it in private, and if it is as Giles suspects one of seven demon who take possession of human bodies, anybody may be turned bad by it... Written by KGF Vissers

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The pen that Willow used in History class, where Morgan gets Sid taken away from him, is the same pen that Buffy drops when she needs to steal hair from Amy in "Witch". See more »

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As Giles is announcing 5 minutes until the power circle, the violin player behind him is very obviously 'playing' the violin with the bow 2 inches from the strings. See more »

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Willow Rosenberg: I think dummies are cute. You don't?
Buffy: Uuuhhh. They give me the wig. Ever since I was little.
Willow Rosenberg: What happened?
Buffy: I saw a dummy. It gave me the wig. There really wasn't a story there.
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The original US WB airing had a sequence where Buffy, Xander and Willow performed their theatrical scene in the talent show during the closing credits. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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27 June 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I have to say about this episode, Giles should remember the fact that Xander saved his... brain... every time Xander makes a mistake...

Xander is really a cool character, he brings the "much needed sarcasm" to the Scoobies, he's a "demon magnet"... actually a female demon magnet... he's the one in the show that has no great power and no great destiny, he's making them himself. I think he really reminds the Scoobies about the world they live in... all the time.

Now, enough about Xander... the rest of the episode isn't that great... it's a bit freaky the way Buffy acts with Sid, I don't understand anything about it, but it's weird.

The part when Xander saves Giles' head, now that's the part you should have in mind, if you are planning to watch the rest of the show. ;))


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