February 18, 2004

Once More, With Stuffing

Remember when you first heard that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was going to do a musical episode? And you were ready for it to suck real hard? There was just no way. But then you watched it, and you had to admit that somehow they turned the gimmick into something wonderful, while at the same time forwarding the ongoing plotlines, resolving a longstanding issue or two, and making you see the characters in a way you'd never seen them before? With some catchy tunes and laughs and genuinely chilling moments to boot? I can't believe they did it again with the dreaded "puppet episode" of Angel. Damn, that was scary good. It was like a comedy version of Greg the Bunny. You've come a long way, Ben Edlund.

Way to go, The WB! Good thing you're canceling this show before it infects the rest of your lineup with quality. I can't wait to see Down Syndrome Knife-Fight 2 Night, or whatever you decide to call the soul-draining reality show you'll probably vomit onto the Wednesday night lineup.

Oh, and as long as we're talking about puppets, I'm guessing there were more laughs in that 42-minute Angel episode than in Ed the Sock's entire career. Has that guy started bitching about Joss Whedon ripping him off yet?

Posted by Jim Treacher at February 18, 2004 09:43 PM