Exactly like that. Truth to tell, I thought of this ditty when I wrote this. This musical haunts me.
I just went back and rewatched it. One of my all-time favorite episodes of television. I was expecting a tangential stunt when it first aired, but instead it's the turning point for the season's major plot threads. That expression on Willow's face when she finds out what she did to Buffy ...
And so clever.
Clever is the right word. One of the best episodes of the whole series. I would say the best episode of the season, but this is no contest, as season 6 was rocky at best. A typical example of a creator overstretching himself.
Buffy is one of those shows which should have been career making but wasn't. The only actor who achieved a remarkable long lasting success is Boreanz, followed for a time by Hannigan. The rest vanished more or less.
The Xena musical also wasn't half bad back then. It also served as a conclusion for long running plot threads.
I believe it was Beckford of whom Stevie Smith wrote "A delightful author, but not one whom one would like to follow one home." In her Novel on Yellow Paper which really should be better known--offbeat and intriguing, but not what I would call Vault material.
helrunar this is a good book about what Fonthill was like at the time:
Edited to say it looks amazing. But it was shoddily built.
Men Click Like! Haunted Parasol Girl and Fierce Snap Diva Never near My brittle heart dare venture you or any Striver or talker...I am the glass girl of a crazy tale All men, except those very big men who are supermen, have something astonishingly despicable in them What would you see in your proud land, Petrarch, If you came back again to Italy, And in the Garden of the Medici Could listen to the nightingale or lark And dream of Laura in the fragrant dark?