Sarah Michelle Gellar just went and proved once again why she deserves that pedestal we’ve all had her on since she starred as Buffythe Vampire Slayer. Any TV Junkie worth their salt knows Gellar has some pretty amazing singing chops thanks to “Once More, With Feeling,” but turns out she can rap with the best of them as well. It just feels right that a day after Buffy celebrated the 18th anniversary of its premiere episode that SMG goes and gives us another amazing performance as Cinderella in the latest Princess Rap Battle video.
Gellar throws down as Cinderella and faces off against Battle creator Whitney Avalon’s Belle from Beauty and the Beast. In true Buffy form Gellar is not messing around and takes the battle serious. There’s no stakes in sight but “Cindy’s” words prove to be pretty sharp and great for slaying since she’s got “rhymes sharper than a needle and I’m giving out stitches.” Cinderella also boasts that she’s “I’ve got itty-bitty kicks, but legs for days.”
For her part, Avalon’s Belle more than holds her own with some great lines of her own as she warns Cinderella to “fear the nerdy, wordy princess cause I’m throwin’ more shade than the willow tree growin’ on your dead mother’s grave.” Things take a turn as the girls start attacking each other’s choice in men, an area Buffy herself always had problems with. As much as it pains us to say, Avalon’s Belle firmly wins that part of the battle when she raps “I want a man in the street but a beast in the bed!”
But we don’t want to give away all the best lines. Hit play on the Battle below and let us know who you think wins out in the end. Belle or Cinderella, it seems to not matter at this point. We here at The TV Junkies are just glad to have Gellar back on our screens in some form.
What were your favourite lines? Who was victorious in the end: Cinderella or Belle? Sound off in the comments below!
Editor in Chief Bridget Liszewski comes from a long line of TV Junkies who fostered her love of television from a very young age. She's channeled that passion into covering both US and Canadian television shows, and is thankful everyday for the invention of the DVR. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she loves college football and is a fan of sports in general. Bridget is always up for talking TV and you can follow her on twitter at @BridgetOnTV.