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Secret History of TV: What Are the Best and Worst Musical Episodes?

Since the earliest days of television, narrative shows have drawn from the frenetic, over-the-top energy of Broadway and vaudeville for episodes in which characters sing, dance, and chew scenery. But when has musical TV worked, and when has it fallen flat? We take a gander at the sharpest highs and flattest lows in this week’s episode of “Vulture’s Secret History of Television.”

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What Are the Best and Worst Musical TV Episodes?