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List of Memorable Musical TV Episodes 2010-04-08 09:21:00

Sing Along! 5 Memorable Musical TV Episodes

If Glee has turned you into a song and dance fan like it has me, then you'll be delighted to know that Fox is turning several of its shows into musical extravaganzas later this month. That includes Bones, Fringe, Family Guy — you might even see Dr. House singing a note or two.

Meshing Broadway with TV isn't anything new. In fact, some of my most beloved episodes of all time have been musical-themed masterpieces. So, to honor Glee and Fox's awesome idea, I'm reliving some of my favorites.

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    "Once More, With Feeling" is a quintessential musical episode. Buffy and the gang break into vocals for some unknown reason, spilling their secrets. Is a spell to be blamed? Witches? Bunnies? Well, at least that's Anya's theory which she belts out.
  2. To see the Buffy video, plus clips from the rest of the shows on my list


  3. That '70s Show
    Leave it to adorably naive Fez to dream up tunes and dance numbers in his head, while prepping for a high school concert. You know it's all imagined, because even the resident stick-in-the-mud Red gets in on the act.

  4. Daria
    You wouldn't expect to see someone like Daria hum a tune, but she still maintains her glumness, singing "Oh me, oh my, a lovely day is dawning — oh, what a joy, I didn't wake up dead." To add to the bleakness, a hurricane is approaching threatening all of Lawndale. Ah, wry humor.

  5. Scrubs
    A patient with a brain disorder imagines everyone in the hospital singing, watching on as Turk (aka "Chocolate Bear") and J.D. sing about "Guy Love." There's nothing gay about it. Right?!

  6. How I Met Your Mother
    The kind of love Barney has for his menswear is the kind that musicians write songs about, as proven by this ditty complete with backup singers and dancers — in suits, naturally.

bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
Please tell me they are NOT seriously going to make a musical episode of Fringe. Most shows, sure, whatever, I can accept it, sometimes it works well, but really? Fringe? Ugh. So not the right attitude in that show for a musical!
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
I instantly thought of Buffy and Scrubs!
KateAthens KateAthens 7 years
"Once More, With Feeling" was the best! And in the end of the episode Buffy and Spike make out for first time.
popemily popemily 7 years
Must agree that Once More With Feeling was the best. Despite hearing SMG's less than stellar vocals, the other cast members pulled it through. Anja and bunnies...LOL.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Love Buffy!
glynislily glynislily 7 years
The musical numbers on Pushing Daisies were some of the most amazing moments of the show.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i loved the buffy one
khameel khameel 7 years
Where's Ally McBeal? Jane Krakowski singing "You Can't Keep a Good Man Down" was fantastic. As was Peter MacNicol singing "Johnny the Fat Boy!" That show definitely deserves an honorary mention!
fudgeit fudgeit 7 years
Yay for #1!
Desert Desert 7 years
LOVED that episode of Buffy, I actually have the songs on my playlist. :) But what about Eli Stone? I thought there were some really good song and dance scenes from that.
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