Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Buffy, Dawn, and their friends deal with the aftermath of Joyce's death.

Director:

Joss Whedon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike (credit only)
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Randy Thompson ... Dr. Kriegel
Amber Benson ... Tara Maclay
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Kevin Cristaldi ... First Paramedic
Stefan Umstead Stefan Umstead ... Second Paramedic
Loanne Bishop ... 911 Operator (voice)
J. Evan Bonifant ... Kevin
Kelli Garner ... Kirstie
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Storyline

Buffy sees Joyce lying on the couch, calls 911 and unsuccessfully follows emergency procedures. When the paramedics arrive, they realize that Joyce is dead. Buffy calls Giles and goes to the school to tell Dawn. Along the day, the Scooby gang grieves the death of Joyce and sympathizes with Buffy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode features only diegetic sound - sound whose source is visible on the screen or whose source is implied to be present by the action of the film (such as doors closing, footsteps, birds outside, etc). There is no mood music in the background. See more »

Goofs

On the closeup after Buffy vomits on the carpet, the makeup used to make Sarah Michelle Gellar's face look pale is clearly visible on her lips, as it leaves an evident line. See more »

Quotes

Anya: Are they gonna cut the body open?
Willow: Oh my God! Would you just... stop talking? Just... shut your mouth. Please.
Anya: What am I doing?
Willow: How can you act like that?
Anya: Am I supposed to be changing my clothes a lot? I mean, is that the helpful thing to do?
Xander: Guys...
Willow: The way you behave...
Anya: Nobody will tell me.
Willow: Because it's not okay for you to be asking these things.
Anya: But I don't understand.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the regular opening credits, a flashback scene was created that consisted of the whole cast having Christmas dinner at the Summers' house. It was created so as not to have written credits appearing over the dramatic opening scenes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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The Most Dramatic Episode of Buffy
11 October 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Buffy sees Joyce lying on the couch, calls 911 and unsuccessfully follows emergency procedures. When the paramedics arrive, they realize that Joyce is dead. Buffy calls Giles and goes to the school to tell Dawn. Along the day, the Scooby gang grieves the death of Joyce and sympathizes with Buffy.

"The Body" is the most dramatic episode of Buffy in these five seasons. Sarah Michelle Gellar has a great acting, compatible with the behavior of her character. Each friend reacts (or overreacts like Willow) in a different way, but I liked the lines of Anya, questioning the behavior of humans but also feeling sad. The use of silence by the author is very appropriate and respectful. I missed Spike, my favorite character of this entertaining series. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Este Corpo" ("This Body")


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