Glee "Rocky Horror Glee Show" (10/26/10, Spoilers)

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  1. Oct 27, 2010 #41 of 117
    hefe

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    I'm surprised at all the accolades for Kurt as Riff Raff. What did he do other than walk around in the make up and costume? He hardly sang, and when he did, I didn't care for the way his voice sounded.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2010 #42 of 117
    That Don Guy

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    I think they had the parts sung as they were done in the original stage version (The Rocky Horror Show), and it was the movie version that did the actual "rearranging."

    It's "Meat Loaf" - for that matter, his current SAG credit appears to be "Meat Loaf Aday" for some reason. (I wonder why, considering it's just "Meat Loaf" in the movie.)

    As for Salling's credit, the "stars" are always credited, whether they are in the episode or not.

    Something tells me somebody - most likely Fox Standards & Practices - had a problem with a male playing a transvestite, whereas a female playing a male transvestite isn't that much of a problem (as she's wearing "women's clothes," after all).

    You mean do the complete soundtrack, or do the full musical on stage (or the movie version "on location"), recorded to video?

    Now there's an idea - have the cast do The Rocky Horror Show as next summer's tour. (Then again, I seem to recall that tours of the stage version have problems when the cast gets toast thrown at it and/or pelted with squirt gun fire - the stage version is not meant to be "interactive", especially when there's no consensus as to the "audience script.")

    The only reason I am not 100% confident that "Time Warp" will be part of whatever tour they do next summer is, there tend to be quite a few pre-teens and their parents in the audience, and the parents might object to having their kids watch "that sort of thing."

    -- Don
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 #43 of 117
    LoadStar

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    Actually, it's "Meatloaf" (no space).
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 #44 of 117
    DevdogAZ

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    And let's not forget that this was shown in the first hour of prime time, traditionally dubbed the "Family Hour," and that this is a show with a large youth audience.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 #45 of 117
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    D'oh! :eek:
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 #46 of 117
    kleinman

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    Don't feel bad, I did exactly the same thing. Only figured it out by previewing all the songs up there ;)
     
  7. Oct 27, 2010 #47 of 117
    Langree

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    This may be on at 8 (7 here), but it's not really family friendly in a few respects.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 #48 of 117
    DevdogAZ

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    I agree. We'd never let our kids watch it. But that doesn't change the fact that the networks S&P people have more strict standards for that first hour of primetime than later in the night.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2010 #49 of 117
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    DreadPirateRob

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    Totally. We may save an ep if we think they might like one of the musical numbers, but that's all they get to see.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2010 #52 of 117
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    Enjoyed the episode and got a kick out of seeing Barry and Meat Loaf. It was also a trip down memory lane because I went to High School with Ryan Murphy (who is the writer of Glee) and I have been to a midnight screening of RHPS with him and a group of friends in the 1980's.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2010 #53 of 117
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    Well, I've never seen RHPS, and I was completely bored the entire time. A good plot would have saved the episode, but there's not much I dislike more than the Will/Emma storyline. The humor fell flat for me this episode too, which is usually my favorite part of the show.
     
  14. Oct 27, 2010 #54 of 117
    JoeTiVo

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    Not a fan of the movie (never seen but short parts of it), so I'm sure why I didn't care for this episode at all. Not knowing any of the songs, really takes some of the enjoyment out of the show itself.
     
  15. Oct 27, 2010 #55 of 117
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    That brings up a question...how much are the "performance rights" to a show if you don't actually have any performances in public? (And you would think the cost of the rights to perform The Rocky Horror Show would be far out of reach of any public high school.)

    I wonder if the writers have decided whether or not they are going to qualify for Nationals or not. If I remember correctly, Ryan Murphy said that the season finale would be at Nationals, and they would be there, but whether they would be competitors or spectators hadn't been decided yet. (I still have a feeling they won't qualify, but while they're there, either the show choir that finished ahead of them in Regionals can't perform and they take their place, or somebody didn't show up and they need New Directions to sing "just to fill some time".)

    -- Don
     
  16. Oct 27, 2010 #56 of 117
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    Will was one of the few likable characters in a show full of unlikable ones. And that's rapidly starting to change. :thumbsdown:


    I agree with the comments about the editing seeming uneven and arbitrary. I mean, what was so bad about the line "You have an itch to scratch" in Touch Me?


    Now, I may be misremembering this completely, but didn't Barry Bostwick have a pretty bad stroke several years ago? If I'm remembering that right, then it looks like he's made a fantastic recovery. :up:


    And I think that was a complete lack of imagination on everybody's part, casting Artie as Dr. Scott. :D :D
     
  17. Oct 27, 2010 #57 of 117
    LoadStar

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    Yeah, that was my point. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2010 #58 of 117
    busyba

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    btw... the joke Artie made about Santana's "large breasts"... I know that's a running gag this season, but absent any actual large breasts it seems like they're trying to jedi-mind-trick us into believing that she's got them through the constant use of dialogue.

    It's remenicent of how characters in Clooney's Ocean's 11 had to keep telling the audiance that Julia Roberts' character was supposed to be hot.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2010 #59 of 117
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    My thoughts exactly. They keep talking about Santana's breasts like they're huge and unwieldly, and I just haven't seen any evidence of that. If she's actually well endowed (whether naturally or not), her Cheerios outfit is hiding it pretty well.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2010 #60 of 117
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    looks just fine to me

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