“Glee” Episode 205 Recap: “Oh, the Horror!”



Greetings. Your
regular recapper, Christie Keith, couldn’t be here this week. She had um, a
prior commitment that required her attention.

Okay, okay … I hit her over the head and locked her in my
laboratory’s freezer. But there was no way I was going to let anyone else recap
the Rocky Horror episode.

When I was in high school, I actually got a job at a
department store just so I could make friends with the stoners who worked there,
just so I could find someone who could drive me to the midnight Rocky Horror screening while my parents
thought I was at a friend’s house studying for the SAT’s. Which was totally
worth it. Obviously.

Basically, I love this movie, and I love Glee and was curious to see what they’d
do with it. I also had ample warning (as we all did) that liberties were going
to be taken. But I figured the songs are always so much fun — and it would be
so much fun seeing the Glee gang
doing them — that all the episode had to do to was not be a total travesty and I’d be happy.

And the verdict? Not a total travesty! Yay, I guess?

Also, I thought it would be fun for a change to recap a
show that gets about 800 comments in any given week. Here, watch this …


It’s like yelling "fire" in a crowded movie house. I just got 32 comments just for that. 15 of them loved
it, 15 didn’t get why the other 15 loved it, and 2 of them threatened to come
to my house and smash my computer. Hey, this is fun! Anyway, onto the recap
proper …

And God said, “Let
There Be Lips.” And there were. Brittany’s
lips, I think, singing “Science Fiction Double Feature,” but I can’t tell for
sure. Whoever it is, they have nice teeth. Apparently getting pumped full of
nitrous oxide and Britney Spears
music while getting orally probed by your guidance counselor’s boyfriend has
its advantages.

During the song, the title “The Rocky Horror Glee Show”
appears in the same font as the movie, and we even get opening credits
featuring the characters’ names. It’s a nice little touch.

Then we segue
right into the middle of some sort of Rocky
dress rehearsal in the school auditorium. For once, the set
actually looks like something in a high school production, rather than the
Caeser’s Palace revue extravaganzas that miraculously materialize anytime a
character decides to work out personal issues through song.

We see Finn-as-Brad
and Rachel-as-Janet doing an okay
version of “Over at the Frankenstein
Place.” But the background vocals come across as
way too Lite F.M., and so far, I’m not too impressed with the music.

Then again, this isn’t really my favorite song in the movie.
The best thing about it is that it’s the part where some audience members would
put newspapers over their heads, and others sitting right next to them would light lighters, and nobody realized that
this might be a problem. Hey, nobody ever said going to this movie made you
smart. Or sober.

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