Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 2 Episode 18

The Band Episode

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 27, 1998 on ABC
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After Harvey finds out that the high school is having a battle of the bands, he signs up his "band" composed of him, Sabrina and Valerie, despite never having played a note of music. When Libby starts bragging that her group will win the contest, Sabrina decides to take matters into her hands and asks Salem for help in brewing talent for her band to drink. Elsewhere, Zelda has to ask an arrogant scientist from the Other Realm to borrow his formula to use in an experiment and Hilda finds work as fiddle player in a steakhouse.moreless

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  • Sabrina, Harvey and Valerie enter a band contest...

    9.3
    After Harvey finds out that the high school is having a battle of the bands, he signs up his band with Sabrina and Valerie, despite never having played a note of music before. When Libby starts rubbing it in that the cheerleaders will be winning the contest because of their popularity, Sabrina decides to take matters into her hands and asks Salem for help in brewing talent for her band to drink. Needless to say, once they're under the spell of the drink, Sabrina, Valerie and Harvey win the contest and the trio soon become extremely egotistical and their friendship soon begins to suffer. To remedy the problem, Salem tells Sabrina that she has to take the fizz out of their soda and drink it flat. Elsewhere, Zelda has to ask an arrogant scientist from the Other Realm to borrow his formula to use in an experiment and Hilda finds work as fiddle player in a steakhouse. Backstreet Boys guest star as themselves and perform at the end of the episode.moreless
  • i love bsb and i really like this tv show

    10
    i think this progrmas was very exiting and i really love this epissode, i really like the trama and everything. i hope i cuold see this episode another time because i just see it 1 time.

    congratulations to the writers and the actors because they do an excellent job whit this
Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Sabrina J. Spellman

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea

Hilda Antoinette Spellman

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Zelda Spellman

Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Willard Kraft

Nate Richert

Nate Richert

Harvey Dwight Kinkle (recurring in season 5-7)

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

Albert, the Quizmaster (Season 2)

Sherman Howard

Sherman Howard

Dr. Terdlington

Guest Star

John Ducey

John Ducey

Dwayne Kraft

Guest Star

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys

Themselves

Guest Star

James Fields

James Fields

Student Roadie

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Valerie, Sabrina and Harvey all claim that they cannot play instruments. But in "Mars Attracts", as Harvey waits for Sabrina to call him, he plays the guitar.

    • In this episode, when Sabrina asks Harvey and Valerie if one of them can play an instrument, they both don't answer. But in the episode "Dream Date", When Sabrina asks him the same question, Harvey says he can play the bassoon.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Valerie: (Watching Libby's band) You still stuck on that whole "us winning" thing?
      Sabrina: Come on, it's not so bad. I mean, the only difference between us and them is... they're talented!
      Harvey: Makes you wonder if Hitler was actually a good painter.

    • Sabrina: Salem, there are five bottles here!
      Salem: Very good Sabrina! Now what color is the tablecloth?

    • Harvey: Hey, guess what? The school is having a battle of the bands and I signed us up.
      Sabrina: I didn't know we were a band...
      Harvey: Every group had to start somewhere, usually in a garage. We can leap frog that and start in a gym.

    • Dr. Terdlington: How about dinner next Thursday?
      Zelda: How about you kiss my cold fusion?

    • Sabrina: Why are we dressed like worms?
      Harvey: They're brown uni-tards, it's a comment on an asexual society. And I'm the universal love being, signified by the goat ears and the sleeveless spandex vestments.

    • Zelda: Well I hope she got the job, it's so hard for her to find a place to play around here.
      Sabrina: Yeah, her musical talent is a wonderful gift, and she needs to bore other people with it.

    • Howie: (After the guys start singing) Guys, come on! The game is still tied!

    • Zelda: Hello, you don't know me, but I just wanted to say Dr. Terdlington is a hero, Zelda Spellman is a zero.
      (Hangs up the phone)
      Dr. Terdlington: Now onto the B's.
      Zelda: That's it! I am through apologizing. Either you give me the formula or you go.
      Dr. Terdlington: You know Zelda, I've always liked you.
      Zelda: You... What?
      Dr. Terdlington: Well, the science biz is so full of phonies but I like your fire.
      Zelda: Well actually I've always admired you. Not your personality, but your mind.

    • Roadie: Here's your four-alarm humus.
      Valerie: Finally!

    • Sabrina: Aunt Zelda, we won! You should have seen the look on Libby's face, shocking disbelief really becomes her.

    • Zelda: Hilda's still not back from her audition?
      Salem: No, that's Spanish for no.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Beginning with this episode, a new Salem the Cat puppet design debuts, due to the company that made the older Salem animatronic puppets, Animal Makers, was fired from the show. The Salem puppets from here on were produced by Chiodo Brothers.

    • John Ducey makes a guest starring apperence as the band judge. The writers or the crew must have liked him, because he later starred in the show's seventh season as Leonard.

    • This episode is modeled after a Sabrina comic issue in which to beat Libby's band she gets a big band to play with (in the comic she gets Josie and the Pussycats).

    • Often mistaken for "The Band Show"

    • Featured Music:
      Jenna Leigh Green - "A Little Bit of Me"
      Melissa Joan Hart - "One Way or Another"
      The Backstreet Boys - "As Long As You Love Me"

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Libby: Electric Freak Orchestra.

      A parody of Electric Light Orchestra, a British band existing from the early 1970s through the mid 80s.

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