"My predecessor, Mister Flutie, may have gone in for all that touchy-feely relating nonsense, but he was eaten. You're in my world now and Sunnydale has touched and felt for the last time."
Principal Snyder
"The Puppet Show"
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 1, Episode 9
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Air date May 5th, 1997
Writers Dean Batali; Rob Des Hotel
Director Ellen S. Pressman
Producers David Solomon; Gareth Davies; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; David Greenwalt
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; Nicholas Brendon; Charisma Carpenter; Alyson Hannigan; Anthony Stewart Head
Episode guide
"I, Robot... You, Jane"

"The Puppet Show" is the ninth episode of season one of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was directed by Ellen S. Pressman and written by Dean Batali and Rob Des Hotel. It first aired on the WB Network on Monday, May 5th, 1997. In this episode, the uptight Principal Snyder forces the Scoobies to participate in the school talent show. A student named Emily is found dead - her heart ripped out of her body. As the gang begins looking into the matter, they discover that all of the clues point towards a student named Morgan Shay. Is Morgan guilty of murder, or is it actually his ventriloquist's dummy, Sid?

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  • Production code number: 4V09
  • First appearance of Armin Shimerman as Principal R. Snyder. He will become a recurring character throughout seasons 1 and 2.

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