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

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  1. Oct 27, 2010 #61 of 117
    mrmike

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    Brittany looks hot with Columbia's haircut. She should keep that.
    Kurt as Riff was spot on.
    Emma's "Toucha". Yowza.
    I didn't love most of the edits but I was pleasantly surprised overall.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2010 #62 of 117
    Tracy

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    I'm a fan of Rocky Horror..the movie and the show...and didn't find anything particularly horrible about they way they performed it, but I was driven to madness by the casual way Will decided to "put on a show!" I know this is high school fantasyland and it is stupid to even talk about it....but it doesn't work that way!

    He just decides to do the show....a sexually provocative show....and cast it with a mixture of students, random townspeople and himself, and put himself in a role where a nubile 17-year-old girl will be singing "Toucha Touch Me" to him and the only person he needs to run this by is .....the cheerleading coach???

    And he asks the guidance counselor to make the costumes and BAM!...there are beautiful costumes and wigs...makeup....a set and lights and an orchestra and a crew....rights, royalties and scripts obtained somehow.....the budget had to be over 4K, and then....then...it is cancelled.

    IN. WHAT. UNIVERSE??

    Okay. I feel better now.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 #63 of 117
    jsmeeker

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    In the same universe where they break out into a dance routine during an actual down in football, just prior to kicking a field goal.


    The Gleeniverse!

    It's great! :)
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 #64 of 117
    hummingbird_206

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    Kurt's mannerisms and singing were spot on for the character in the movie. Doesn't matter that it was a small part, it was that he played Riff Raff perfectly. YMMV.:)
     
  5. Oct 28, 2010 #65 of 117
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    I'm so thrilled that the episode opened the way that it did -- just like the movie. A+ for that alone. ;)
     
  6. Oct 28, 2010 #66 of 117
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    In the same universe that every time someone wants to sing, a band materializes, with all the right instruments, and knowing the version of the song perfectly?
     
  7. Oct 28, 2010 #67 of 117
    TriBruin

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    And any costume, such as Lady Gaga and KISS, can be handmade overnight by high school students.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2010 #68 of 117
    hefe

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    Yeah, I get that, but he'll probably never have an easier role in his life. I just didn't find it noteworthy in any way.
     
  9. Oct 28, 2010 #69 of 117
    eddyj

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    That would be ridiculous. The costumes materialize from the same alternate universe as the band.
     
  10. Oct 28, 2010 #70 of 117
    kleinman

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    One of the funniest Glee lines of all was when Rachel called out that little bit of un-reality. It was the episode where she sang with her mother. They were standing - alone - in the auditorium, built themselves up to sing together, and piano-dude suddenly appeared ready to play. Rachel looked right at her mom and said something like "oh he's just always sort of around."
     
  11. Oct 28, 2010 #71 of 117
    aindik

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    Have to agree. I think she meets the definition of that joke only when compared to the other people on the show. :)

    This is kinda like how we're supposed to think the "show within the show" is funny on shows like Studio 60, or that Vincent Chase's movies are good on Entourage, when in reality they're terrible. "I am Queens Boulevard."

    On the episode - never seen Rocky Horror and therefore didn't follow it all. No idea who any of the characters are. Sue's "rewrites" that she read on stage hit home to me. The play seemed like it goes nowhere and makes no sense. (When the show has me agreeing with its villain, I think it took a wrong turn).

    I felt like I could have skipped the entire episode and just watched the "here's what you missed on GLEE" next week.

    Had no idea the person Emma was playing in rehearsal was the same character as the one Rachel way playing in the play. But it didn't really matter who was playing the part in the show, it was completely inappropriate for him to be playing that part opposite one of his high school students. Inappropriate enough that it was completely out of character for Will to even consider doing it. Also completely implausible for Emma to believe Will wanted to rehearse his part by rehearsing a song that he doesn't sing in at all.

    Overall, this season has taken on a much more emphasized broadway/show tunes/musical theater side, as compared to last season when it was mostly pop tunes.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2010 #72 of 117
    jradford

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    I completely agree. Last season, the plot drove the show, and the music supported it. This season, the plot has just been along for the ride, wherever the music takes it. And currently, I don't like where the music has taken it.
     
  13. Oct 28, 2010 #73 of 117
    Lori

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    With the exception of this week, which really belongs in its own catagory, I break the music down as 13 relatively current pop songs, 9 older pop songs and 7 show tunes.

    Pretty balanced, I think.

    Season one was about 18 show tunes, 29 relatively current pop songs and 76 older pop songs.

    What we're seeing is current artists reacting to the popularity of the show and licensing their music.
     
  14. Oct 28, 2010 #74 of 117
    aindik

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    Not sure why this week doesn't count in the show tunes column. If they devote an entire episode to show tunes (even from a single show) it counts as a show tunes episode and all the songs count as show tunes. I assume you counted the Britney episode as all pop tunes?
     
  15. Oct 28, 2010 #75 of 117
    jradford

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    ...and the writers shoe-horning the plot to accommodate them, in my opinion.
     
  16. Oct 28, 2010 #76 of 117
    busyba

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    RHPS music is technically "showtunes", yes. But it's so crossover that I can see not counting it as showtunes.

    I mean, Hot Patootie is no Don't Rain On My Parade. :D
     
  17. Oct 28, 2010 #77 of 117
    busyba

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    The "is it a showtune or a pop song?" question is a lot like the "is Glee a comedy or a drama?" question. :)
     
  18. Oct 28, 2010 #78 of 117
    bobcarn

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    Well, I finally saw Glee for the first time ever when I watched this and I have to say I really got a kick out of it. I thought the numbers were nicely done and I got into the characters in the show too. Some things I found odd, like they kept the word "transvestite", but changed "transexual" to "sensational". The only problem I had was that some songs ended too soon and I wanted to hear them in full.

    I never kept up with the Glee phenomena. I knew that it was popular, and I expected something a little different. I enjoyed it and think I'll add a season pass for it. I love my new dual-tuner Tivo. I almost never have conflicts anymore.
     
  19. Oct 28, 2010 #79 of 117
    busyba

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    I think I finally put my finger on the problem this show has with its characters (and the, for me at least, likeability problem with them)...

    There's a fine line between "flawed" and "stupid", and Ryan Murphy seems to have a lot of trouble spotting it.

    I imagine he thinks of Will's flat out stupid actions in this episode as simply being flawed.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2010 #80 of 117
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    Hey now, the KISS costumes took two days. They went after the girls did.
     

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