Anthony S. Head

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: An Oral History of "Hush"

Over the years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has become the litmus test for feminist drama. But creator Joss Whedon didn't just turn gender roles on their head with his spunky vampire slayer. He flipped, remixed and defied all television conventions, preferring to play with the medium in novel and unexpected ways. While the Season 6 musical episode "Once More with Feeling" might be the most talked-about example of this, "Hush" is arguably the most eloquent.

Sandwiched in the middle of Season 4, "Hush," which aired Dec. 14, 1999, took away the thing that Buffy had become most famous for — the snappy, witty dialogue — forcing the episode to rely solely on musical cues and pantomime to tell the story of yet another murderous monster rampage in Sunnydale.

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VIDEO: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Issue 19: Time Of Your Life, Part 4

Xander and Dawn lead an army of wood creatures into battle against Warren and Amy's minions. And, with a potentially cataclysmic temporal rift about to open, Buffy must escape from Dark Willow and defeat Fray in order to return to the present and save the world. watch

VIDEO: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Issue 18: Time Of Your Life, Part 3

While Willow seeks otherworldly help in bringing Buffy back from the future, Xander and Dawn flee deep into the woods, where they encounter a strange race of tree-like forest souls. Elsewhere, in the future, after taking on a horde of vampires, Fray strikes a deal with Dark Willow. watch

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Year Title Description
2007 Happy Holidays Marathon TV Show Series, Actor - Rupert Giles
2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Show Series, Actor - Rupert Giles
1999 Two Guys and a Girl: Two Guys, a Girl and Mother's Day
Season 2, Episode 20
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