Tread Perilously - ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling’

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "Once More, With Feeling"

Tread Perilously 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' 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 Spider-Man.



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Last modified on Thursday, 29 June 2017 12:26

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