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
Did You Know?
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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Witch
(1997). See more
(at around 26 mins) The teacher in this episode is named Mrs. Jackson (as said by Morgan and written in the credits). However, at one point Xander clearly calls her "Mrs. Janison". See more
Cordelia, there's a-a-an adage, uh, that, um, if you're feeling nervous, then, uh, you should imagine the entire audience are in their underwear.
Ew! Even Mrs. Franklin? Eh.
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
The Greatest Love of All
Written by Michael Masser
and Linda Creed
Performed by Charisma Carpenter See more