Lost Childhood in the 'Band Candy' Episode of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Television Series
3 pages in length. There is truth to the saying that people are never satisfied with what they have, and it is not limited to material possessions. Children – seeking to attain freedom, independence and grownup privileges – are forever wishing they were older; adults, on the other hand – seeking to abandon responsibility, rediscover their freedom and remember when life was so much simpler – long to revisit their lost childhood. Clearly, the impact of adulthood, although a highly desirable commodity to those yet to reach it, ultimately becomes a daily quest just to maintain one's social, economic and personal duty, while at the same time finding some peace of mind. Children do not grasp the amount of responsibility required of an adult but rather only see the fun and limitless boundaries grownups have. An obscure way this is related comes from the "Band Candy" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where the adults unwittingly buy and consume fundraising candy that has been hexed with a youth-inducing spell. Bibliography lists 6 sources.