Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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After Angel breaks off their relationship, Buffy single-handedly battles three fearsome hell hounds so that her classmates can enjoy their senior prom.

Director:

David Solomon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Marti Noxon | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Seth Green ... Daniel Osbourne
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Alexis Denisof ... Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Brad Kane ... Tucker Wells
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Danny Strong ... Jonathan Levinson
Bonita Friedericy ... Mrs. Finkle
Andrea Baker ... Sales Girl (as Andrea E. Taylor)
Mike Kimmel ... Harv
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jonathan: We have one more award to give out. Is Buffy Summers here tonight? Did she, um...
[the crowd turns and finds her. She looks nervous at the attention]
Jonathan: This is actually a new category. First time ever. I guess there were a lot of write-in ballots, and, um, well, t-the prom committee asked me to read this. "We're not good friends. Most of us never found the time to get to know you, but that doesn't mean we haven't noticed you. We don't talk about it much, but it's no secret that Sunnydale High ...
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Connections

References Prom Night (1980) See more »

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The Good Life
Performed by Cracker
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This should have ended season 3
25 August 2018 | by lisamajohanssonSee all my reviews

Doing a rewatch on the series and as before I get the feeling that this should have been the season ending. I never felt strongly about the mayor as supervillain and after the amazing prom episode the last two episodes is a bit ... meh.


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