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Top 10 Musical Episodes From Non-Musical TV Series

Mike Vicic - March 13, 2013


Tonight, THE NEIGHBORS features a few song-and-dance numbers, which is quite alien for a show that so far has had no singing or dancing. During the episode, the Bird-Kersees see a Broadway production, and when they return to Hidden Hills, Larry decides to stage his own musical -- with his neighbors helping him pull off the production, which was composed by Oscar and Tony-winning composer Alan Menken, who parodied his own Belle from Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.


How will "Sing Like Larry Bird," tonight's episode of THE NEIGHBORS, compare with these Top 10 Musical Episodes From Non-Musical TV Series? Watch ABC at 8:30pm ET/PT to find out. Go to the bottom of the list if you want to see a preview of tonight's episode and to hear what the cast revealed about working with Menken.



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"Under Your Spell" musical number.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Episode: Once More, with Feeling

Original Airdate: November 6, 2001 on UPN

Top Songs: "Rest in Peace"; "Walk Through Fire"; "I'll Never Tell"; "Something to Sing About"; "Under Your Spell"; "Standing"


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Part 1 of the episode.

That '70s Show


Episode: That '70s Musical (100th episode)

Original Airdate: April 30, 2002 on FOX

Top Songs: "Shake Your Groove Thing"; "Happy Together"; "The Joker"


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"Hearts Are Hurting (Part 1)" musical number.

Xena: Warrior Princess


Episode: The Bitter Suite

Original Airdate: February 8, 1998

Top Songs: "Melt Into Me"; "Hearts Are Hurting"; "Hate Is The Star (Song of the Torment)"; "The Love of Your Love"


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the first half of episode.



Episode: My Musical

Original Airdate: January 18, 2007 on NBC

Top Songs: "Everything Comes Down to Poo"; "Guy Love"; "For the Last Time, I'm Dominican"


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"Luck Be a Lady" musical number.

Chicago Hope


Episode: Brain Salad Surgery

Original Airdate: October 15, 1997 on CBS

Top Songs: "Luck Be a Lady"; "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bobbin' Along"; "I'll Be There"


No videos available from this episode.

Ally McBeal


Episode: The Musical, Almost

Original Airdate: May 22, 2000 on FOX

Top Songs: "Can't Keep a Good Man Down"; "Take Me Back"; "Johnny the Fat Boy"; "There's A Party At My House"; "The Blues"


No videos available from this episode.

It's Garry Shandling's Show


Episode: What's Happening to Me?

Original Airdate: November 4, 1988 on Showtime

Top Songs: The Plumber Song; The Hoe Down


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"Sixth Period" musical number.

Even Stevens


Episode: Influenza: The Musical

Original Airdate: January 25, 2002 on Disney

Top Songs: "Sixth Period"; "I Always Find a Way"; "Master of the Gym"


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"Your Mama Can Only Sing" musical number.

Northern Exposure


Episode: Old Tree

Original Airdate: May 24, 1993 on CBS

Top Songs: "Your Mama Can Only Sing"; "Snake Dance"; "Stud of all Studs Stand-Up Wife"


No videos available from this episode.

The Simpsons


Episode: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious

Original Airdate: February 7, 1997 on FOX

Top Songs: "Margaritaville"; "Hair"; "A Spoonful of Sugar"


Honorable Mention:

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"The Candy Man" musical number.



Episode: Brown Betty

Original Airdate: April 29, 2010 on FOX

Top Songs: "The Candy Man" (as sung by the corpses); "Head Over Heels"; "Roundabout"




Check out this preview for tonight's THE NEIGHBORS: