Glee Does Rocky Horror Picture Show for Halloween

by on October 19, 2010

in Entertainment

Tim Curry stars as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Glee. When you think of1975’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show starring the ever insightful, envelope bending Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien & Meatloaf, what do you think of? Me, toilet paper, lighters, A LOT of rice and getting kicked out of theaters for my modified lighters. I also remember many many midnight shows. More than I will even admit. I don’t hold any record, but I’m not sure too many can duplicate the show count!

GLEE: Chris Colfer behind the scenes in

When I first heard that Glee was going to tackle The Rocky Horror Picture Show I started to cringe. I honestly started thinking, was nothing sacred any more? But it is Halloween and this is a pretty decent platform to outline Halloween with.

GLEE: Brittany (Heather Morris) performs in

Then I took a look. And I was impressed. Very impressed. I saw what looked like a fantastic update. I saw almost every single original character without a stretch. I heard a rendition that is incredibly faithful to the original with just a touch of a modernization that seriously pays homage to the original.

GLEE: Artie (Kevin McHale) performs in

As far as I’m concerned, Glee’s take on the material hits it out of the park in every instance. And that’s saying a lot coming from me.

The item below is the behind the scenes B-Roll behind the scenes bits for making the Time Warp. Once you’ve checked that out, the hard-core Rocky fan has to check out the Glee version of The Time Warp and tell me they don’t nail it with a wonderful twist?


Glee 3 minute preview clip of The Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Glee Show. (Though this link led to the video the day of posting… now leads to another vid… just look below that and find the 3:22 clip. Grr.) Oh hell, scratch that!!! Check it out here:


Kudos and appreciation to the GleeOnFox Channel on YouTube!

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Bruce Simmons October 24, 2010 at 1:40 am

Hey GleeSeason: I think they’re hitting all the themed episodes to help generate ratings… combining two popular franchises into one is a proven track record in the marketing world! It helps one franchise continue to tell its story while tapping the popularity of an outside franchise, in this case, Rocky Horror.

GleeSeason October 24, 2010 at 12:56 am

It looks great so far, can’t wait to see it, even though I am a bit annoyed by all the themed episodes the show has been getting.

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