WILLY LOMAN. BtVS Intertext/Allusion.

In "Band Candy" the Scooby Gang learns that they are to sell candy bars to support the Sunnydale High School band. (The candy, supplied by Ethan Rayne, working for Mayor Wilkins, makes Sunnydale's adults act like children.) We hear the following dialogue:

WILLOW: Ooh, candy bars! Lots of 'em!

XANDER: Principal Snyder, thank you! You weren't visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, by any chance?

SNYDER: It's band candy.

BUFFY: Let's hear it for the band, huh? Very generous.

SNYDER: You will sell it to raise money for the marching band. They need new uniforms.

XANDER: Yeah. Those tall, fuzzy hats ain't cheap, huh?

OZ: But they go with everything.

BUFFY: I'm sure we love the idea of going all Willy Loman, but we're not in the band.

SNYDER: And if I'd handed you a trombone, that would've been a problem, Summers. It's candy. Sell it.


Willy Loman is, of course, the major character in Arthur Miller's classic play Death of a Salesman.

--David Lavery