5 Things to Know About the ‘Rocky Horror’ Episode of ‘Glee’
If you can’t wait to get your “Time Warp” on, we’ve got just the fix for you: five juicy little tidbits about the long-awaited episode. There might be some spoilers ahead, so if you want to save everything for tonight, read no further.
1. Rocky Horror Brings out Emma’s Wild Side
Avid watchers of Glee know just how uptight Emma is and how much it’s affected her relationship with Mr. Schue. So when Will finds out Emma and new her boyfriend Carl (John Stamos) frequent Rocky Horror midnight shows, Mr. Schue decides to put on a production of the cult classic.
Stamos says in an interview released by Fox: “Will gets jealous because he thinks, ‘How can Carl get Emma into a dirty theater where they’re throwing toast and squirting stuff?’ That’s so anti-Emma. So he sees that I’m really kind of loosening her up and really making her sort of enjoy her life a little more.”
Emma’s new boyfriend even inspires her to do some singing! Emma will belt out the Rocky Horror classic “Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me,” which was actually Jayma Mays’ audition song for Glee. She says: “It’s the perfect song for Emma. I love the fact that it’s a very sweet song and she wants to get dirty.”
2. There Will be Abs
Glee boasts some of the hottest actors around and doing Rocky Horror for an episode was a perfect excuse for the guys to ditch their shirts.
Newcomer Chord Overstreet will don the infamous gold shorts as Rocky Horror himself, but don’t worry, we’ll get to sneak a peek at Finn and Mr. Schue’s abs too.
“This is an ab-tastic show. I will be showing some abs, Finn will be showing some abs and Sam will be showing some abs,” Matthew Morrison says in an interview clip from Fox. “I know Chord, who plays Sam, and I have been hitting the gym pretty hard.”
3. Don’t Call him “Mr. Loaf”
Original Rocky Horror star Meat Loaf will make a special appearance in the episode, and the cast couldn’t have been more excited.
But as Stamos says, there was Loaf-related etiquette to learn: “I heard everybody was excited to see Meat Loaf. I didn’t talk to him much, but you have to call him ‘Meat,’ not ‘Mr. Loaf.’ He likes to be called ‘Meat.”
4. Mercedes Gets Her Drag On
Good Gleeks knows how fierce a diva Mercedes is, so it makes sense that she would take on the most important role in Rocky Horror, the tranny-licious Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
In the episode, Mike Chang was originally supposed to take on the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but his parents don’t approve, so Mercedes is more than happy to oblige the New Directions gang.
Amber Riley tells Fox that she “loves drag queens” and that playing a male drag was quite “easy.” She also said: “Besides that outfit being absolutely horrifying, it was so tight, but when I was in it, it made me feel like a man in a dress! It kind of made me feel like ferocious, and I wanted to come at it from all angles and just attack that song and attack the dance.”
5. Matthew Morrison is a Rocky Horror Pro
Morrison brought some some very solid experience to the Rocky Horror episode.
“It takes me back because I actually did the show on Broadway,” Morrison revealed. “It was my second Broadway show. Hearing all the songs again and being a part of this crazy, crazy environment that this kind of show brings out, it’s a lot of fun.”
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