Tread Perilously — Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling

Tread Perilously’s musical month takes a sharp turn as they face the infamous musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: “Once More, With Feeling.”

An all singing, all dancing hell breaks loose when Xander unleashes an entertainment demon in Sunnydale. He and Anya involuntarily sing about their mutual cold feet. Buffy sings about how much she hates being ripped out of heaven. Giles sings about his doubts in Buffy’s abilities. Spike sings about dissatisfaction. Tara sings about Willow’s prowess. Dawn almost sings on a number of occasions. It all leads to the Bronze where the demon wants to marry Dawn for some reason and a “showstopping” number saves the day.

Fanbase Press’s Barbra Dillon joins Erik and Justin as Erik finds new ways to criticize Joss Whedon. Justin struggles to recap the light plot of the episode. All three attempt to break a better way to use musical tropes in the story. Barbra points out the worst note — literally — in the episode. Justin’s problems with relationships on Buffy leads to a discussion about TV’s tendency to break up successful couples. Whedon’s Wonder Woman script comes up several times. Justin takes a bold stance against ruffies. Barbra admits her Spuffy status and Erik admits he’s a Spangel. Justin unleashes his most terrifying creation yet: Hungarian Spiderman.

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About Erik

Erik Amaya is the host of Tread Perilously and the former Head Film/TV writer at Bleeding Cool. He has also contributed to sites like CBR, Comics Alliance and Fanbase Press. He is also the voice of Puppet Tommy on "The Room Responds."
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