Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Musical Episodes of Note

Musical episodes on TV amuse me. Quite a few have been made with varying degrees of success, and for some reason I was motivated to list my favorites.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Once More, With Feeling episode was great, and is very popular among Whedon fans
  • How I Met Your Mother's 100-episode musical Suits, featuring the talented Neil Harris
  • Glee does Van Halen's Jump
  • Daria even has a musical episode, which seems so odd for their main character
  • I wasn't that impressed with Scrubs' version of a musical episode, and think J.D's daydream scene was more entertaining
  • Six Feet Under used musical moments to lend insight into the characters. Well done ones include David's fantasy life, Claire's work daydream, Claire's head over heels moment
  • That 70s Show tried - probably the Turtles cover (:55) was the best of that bunch
  • Family Guy does a lot of musical bits, and You've Got A Lot to See stands out
  • Monsters, Inc's scene is the most heartwarming. It's in the closing credits - skip to 3:13 to watch their musical, "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From, Or So Help Me!". The restaurant scene reminds me of some high school performances I've been to, actually.
I read that even House, among other unlikely shows, will have a musical episode - which no doubt would feature a love duet with Cuddy and a power ballad about Vicodin. Just what we needed.

Occasionally there are episodes featuring the performers just singing - these are my favorites:


Chris Foley said...

There's also the "Someone to Watch Over Me" episode of Battlestar Galactica.

Billie Whittaker said...

Found it!