SPIKE: You should go back in, finish the big group sing, get your kumbayayas out.
BUFFY: I don't want to.
SPIKE: The day you suss out what you do want, there'll probably be a parade. Seventy-six bloody trombones.
6.7 Once More With Feeling
Which, we're in a musical episode, yeah? Fair enough if we quote one or two (although I can't off hand remember anyone else doing so). This one's an allusion to The Music Man, of course.
But then there's this:
DALTON: [hands Spike completed translation of the Du Lac manuscript]
SPIKE: By George, I think he's got it!
2.9 What's My Line, Part I
Which, if this were My Fair Lady, would then be followed with Dalton waltzing around the factory with Spike (and also whoever we tap to be Colonel Pickering) and then being ushered off to bed by the other minions while he sings "I Could Have Danced All Night." Which, hmm, just as well we didn't.
(Spike's line here is actually why I had him and Dawn watch My Fair Lady in Seraph, and how I justified him having such strong opinions about it.)
So now I'm really curious: does Spike quote any other musicals? How deep does his affection for them run?
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