We’re just a few weeks into November, however we’re not letting the post-Halloween doldrums get us down. After celebrating our a hundred and fiftieth (!!!) episode final week with The Misplaced Boys, we’re dedicating this week to an entire completely different anniversary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s superb musical episode, “As soon as Extra, With Feeling,” which turned 20 final week.
The season six episode takes place shortly after Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is revived from the grave by her finest pal Willow (Alyson Hannigan), who mistakenly believed Buffy was in hell (she was, in actual fact, in heaven). When somebody summons a demon who causes everybody to sing and dance their true emotions, Buffy and the remainder of the Scooby gang should confront the entire secrets and techniques they’ve been conserving from their family members.
This contains Xander (Nicholas Brendon) and Anya (Emma Caulfield)’s fears about their upcoming marriage, Daybreak (Michelle Trachtenberg)’s kleptomania, former Watcher Giles (Anthony Stewart Head)’ concern that he’s over-parenting, Spike the vampire (James Marsters)’ love for Buffy, and Willow utilizing magic on her girlfriend Tara (Amber Benson) with out her information.
After all, the present is far more than this particular episode, so we attempt to seize the magic – and queer-friendliness – of the sequence and its titular character.
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Episode 151 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer ‘As soon as Extra, With Feeling’ (2001)
Give us one thing to sing about! In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of one in every of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s biggest episodes, we’re revisiting the 2001 musical episode ‘As soon as Extra, With Feeling’ (S06E07) together with visitor and musical theatre knowledgeable Joshua Tonks.
Buffy is a crucial textual content for girls and queer viewers who see themselves represented within the Scooby gang’s Chosen household and Buffy’s power. And whereas Joss Whedon is a POS (sure, we all know!), we’re highlighting the work of everybody who stepped up IN SEASON SIX to make TV’s finest musical episode.
Following a Buffy primer for the uninitiated, we go into an in depth manufacturing historical past about how this Very Particular Episode bought made. Then it’s a music by music break-down, full with Karaoke renditions.
Plus: how the writing fails Daybreak, reward for Tony winner Hinton Battle, a enjoyable new method to troll Hint, Josh’s walks us by means of musical subgenres and the significance of the present’s lesbian relationship (and unsubtle ode to cunninlingus).
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Arising on Wednesday: We’re digging into discovered footage with Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass’ extraordinarily homoerotic movie, Creep (2014)
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