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“I have no idea what’s going on in this script”: The Rocky Horror Glee Show (2×5) Gleecap

October 31, 2010

After a week off, Glee‘s back with another theme episode, this time taking on the ’70s classic musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And although the episode depended strongly on the movie it was imitating, all of the characters did such an excellent job in their Rocky Horror roles that I can almost overlook the few issues I had with the episode overall. Almost. Let’s delve a bit deeper into this episode, shall we?


Glee Character Who Best Plays Their Rocky Horror Character: Finn as Brad Majors? Genius. Finn effortlessly fit into the dorky, clueless Brad mold, particularly in “Damn It, Janet”. I really do think that all of the characters played their Rocky Horror roles well, but Finn totally rocked Brad. Kurt also deserves props for looking like a perfect Riff Raff.


You know it's a good day for Emma when she forgets to cut off her crusts...

Favourite Character: From her very first scene in the lunchroom with Will, I knew that Emma was going to be the star of this episode. We’ve only seen a few small scenes with Emma so far in this season, but her amazing work in this episode greatly made up for the loss. It was so amazing and heartening to see how she’s growing as a person and getting a better handle on her OCD. She’s clearly in love with Carl and it’s wonderful to see how happy she is with him – now if only Will would properly accept that! But more on that a bit later in the “Weak Point” section. I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention what a fantastic job Emma did on “Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me.” Jayma Mays performed this song as her audition number for Glee, and you can definitely see why they cast her as Emma, and why a couple of years later they let her perform the song again! I just loved having such an Emma-heavy episode again.


Now that's an entrance...

Favourite Song: Oh, how I’ve been waiting for John Stamos to rock out Uncle Jesse-style again! (Who could forget Jesse and the Rippers’ “Forever”?) Dr. Carl totally nailed his Eddie impression in his rendition of “Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?”, and I just loved the energy in the choir room, with all of the kids dancing and singing along…while Will watched and clapped along begrudgingly. (Once again, I’ll get into my thoughts on Will later…) I really hope we see some more musical numbers from Carl because this one was ridiculously fun. I loved “Time Warp” too, of course, but Carl’s performance was the stand-out one for me.


Favourite Quotes:

Brittany: “I’m going as a peanut allergy.”

Finn: “I have no idea what’s going on in this script, and it’s not in a cool Inception kind of way.”

Sue: “People who dress like librarians – all sex addicts.”

Sue: “Children must know fear. Without it, they’ll try frenching grizzly bears or trying to live in Florida.”


Let's do the time warp again...

Best Rocky Horror References: The episode’s intro was an adorably cheesy homage to the original movie. From the singing lips (those were Santana’s lips, for those of you who couldn’t place the voice!), to the title screen, to the cast list, Glee went all out in showing their Rocky Horror love and all of the little touches definitely paid off.


Weak Point: Will, Will, Will, why must you be such a selfish jerk? All too often lately, I find myself saying how much I miss the Will of the pilot episode. The Will who would do anything and everything for the arts and for his students. Now he seems to continually make bad decisions based solely on what or who he desires, and when the who is Emma, and she no longer desires him? Yeah, I get pretty damn frustrated. Will royally pissed me off in this episode, even more than ever. From the very first scene when he couldn’t even selflessly support Emma and her happiness, to the scene in which he tells Emma that he needs to respect her relationship with Carl and “accept the fact that, at least for now, being with him is the best thing for [her]”, I really wanted to reach through my TV screen and shake some sense into Will. I really truly hate how selfish he’s being and hope that we’ll soon see the return of the Mr. Schue I first fell in love with.


Next week: There is no next week! Due to the World Series, there will be no new episode on November 2, and we have to wait until the 9th to see “Never Been Kissed,” featuring the return of Puck and Coach Beiste and the introduction of new character (and potential love interest for Kurt) Blaine, played by Darren Criss. And did I mention that the girls sing perform one of my favourite Bon Jovi songs? Check out a first look at the episode:


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ashleigh permalink
    November 1, 2010 4:47 am

    i used to feel sorry for will but now i think he’s just plain desperate.

  2. Kanav permalink
    November 4, 2010 4:07 pm

    Will, undoubtedly, was unbearable this week, but OH MY GOD, The Rocky Horror Glee Show was the BEST episode this season and one of my fav of the whole series!!! Dammit Jannet was hilarious!!

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