Glee: Season 2, Episode 5

The Rocky Horror Glee Show (26 Oct. 2010)

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On a jealous impulse, Will decides to stage "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as the school play, and Sue encourages him for devious reasons.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Terri Schuester (credit only)
Burt Hummel (credit only)
Noah 'Puck' Puckerman (credit only)


Will is stung that Emma's new boyfriend is loosening her up, so to get closer to her he decides to have the club stage "The Rockey Horror Picture Show" as the school play. Sue decides to hang Will and the club out to dry in her weekly "Sue's Corner" TV commentary on opening night, so she encourages the production. There are casting challenges: who will play Frank-N-Furter and Eddie? Finn worries about appearing in his underwear, and Sam is ready to show off his six-pack. Is Will's focus on Emma going to expose his exposed kids to criticism and the club to ruin? Will Sue get her regional Emmy? Written by <>

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26 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Sue says that she took her sister to a midnight "Rocky Horror" showing once and complains that "the audience was so enraged there was a disabled person in the audience that they threw toast at us." Throwing toast is one of the many standard audience participation features of all midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975); Sue took something personally that would have happened regardless of her or her sister's presence. See more »


When Finn as Brad is getting ready to do "Sweet Transvestite" he mentions that he knows he should be in his underwear. In reality he should not be in his underwear till after that song. See more »


Sue Sylvester: Becky, that is the best Halloween costume I've ever seen.
Becky Jackson: [Dressed up as Sue] Thanks, Coach.
Sue Sylvester: There's only one thing missing.
[hands Becky a megaphone]
Sue Sylvester: Go scream at some fatties.
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The title card of this episode, instead of the usual white "glee" logo, is orange for Halloween. See more »


References Inception (2010) See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley
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"The Rocky Horror Glee Show" is a fabulous tribute episode of "Glee"
27 October 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Wow, this was a very awesome episode of "Glee" with all the tributes to the musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I mean, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf Aday play the new station managers who want Sue to expose the Ohio town they all live in as something that's gone in a far-from-traditional direction. So Sue lets Will put on this risky show for his kids just so she gets a chance at an Emmy (though her portrayer Jane Lynch already has one for this role). Not everyone's comfortable with it such as Finn who's shy about showing his body naked with just shorts especially compared with Sam who has great abs for eating the right things. Oh, and the reason Will wants to put on this show is because Emma saw it with Carl at a midnight showing and has loosened up as a result...Loved all the musical numbers from the classic film that were included with my favorite being the "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me" with Will and Emma in the foreground and Brittany and Santana in the back and how great to see it all end with "Let's Do the Time Warp Again" with Finn and Kurt sharing the lyrics that were all originally Riff Raff's (Kurt's role). Also liked Mercedes' take on being Frank-N-Furter as she performed "Sweet Transvestite". John Stamos was also great singing "Hot Patootie". In other words, what an all-around fabulous show...

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