You know how some people love to sing but are straight-up tone deaf and shouldn’t be allowed to belt out a single note? Yeah, the same goes for TV shows. While many have tried to pull off a song-fueled episode, few do it well. Ahead of the highly-anticipated “Salvatore: The Musical!” episode of The CW’s “Legacies,” TheWrap has ranked some of the best-known musical episodes, from the showstopping to the “oh, please stop.”
See a sampling of our entries below and flip through the gallery to see all of the episodes ranked.
“Once More With Feeling” — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”:
There is literally no other episode of any other TV show past, present or future that could take the No. 1 slot from Joss Whedon’s musical extravaganza “Once More With Feeling.” A demon who comes to town to make everyone reveal all their secrets through song who can only be stopped by an epic dance off led by Sarah Michelle Gellar who had to be auto-tuned? Yeah, no, everyone else go home. It didn’t hurt that cast members Anthony Stewart Head (Giles) and Amber Benson (Tara) have some wicked pipes.
“Song Beneath the Song” — “Grey’s Anatomy”:
The “Grey’s” musical episode revolved around Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) after they were in a bad car crash, and ends with Callie proposing to Arizona. While the episode received mixed reviews from critics, it’s gone down in “Grey’s” infamy as one of the least-enjoyed by fans.
“Red Socks” — “7th Heaven”: Easily the worst musical episode of all time. No one on the cast could sing and we have no idea what they were singing about.
We’ll see how “Riverdale”s “A Night to Remember” — which features “Carrie: The Musical” — stacks up against these others when it airs on April 18.
(Casey Cott, who plays director Kevin Keller, told TheWrap that his favorite TV Musical episode is our fourth pick).
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