Glee Season 2 Episode 5 did not air last night. Baseball pushed Glee Season 2 Episode 5 back by a week, even though the NLCS Game 3 aired in the afternoon. Yet although the show’s time slot was open, they chose to rerun Season 1’s “Hairography” rather than put the new episode against the ALCS. But next week, there won’t be any competition from baseball, so the show can come back with something new. What’s more, Glee will come back in Episode 5 with another “tribute” outing.
Warning: Spoilers follow.
The show has paid tribute to individual artists for a whole hour before, but for next week, they are honoring an entire movie. Since it’s almost Halloween, the club is getting spooky – by doing the Time Warp and everything else from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. After finding out that Emma, of all people, worships the cult movie, Will puts together an extensive tribute to it in the school musical.
The upcoming episode may be an even bigger stunt spectacle than the Britney Spears tribute, as the club honors an even bigger pop culture touchstone. For 35 years, everyone has dressed up and impersonated the residents of Transsexual, Transylvania. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before the Glee kids did it.
As with every special episode, most of the song choices and vocal performances have already been leaked. Those online can already listen to renditions of “Dammit, Janet” and “Time Warp” – and can even hear John Stamos’ Dr. Carl get into the mix. Yet just hearing Rocky Horror covers may not be enough without seeing the club dressed in Rocky Horror garb.
For those who are getting tired of stunts and crazy tributes from this show, Glee doesn’t seem likely to offer relief. After two straight weeks of more character-centric outings, the series is going right back to the stunt well.
However, paying tribute to Rocky Horror is more of a favorite pastime for audiences than impersonating Britney Spears. And like in the Britney/Brittany episode, some of the show’s targets are playing along, as two Rocky Horror cast members are taking part.
Thanks to the NLCS, Glee Season 2 Episode 5 was sidelined for a week, as fans had to watch “Hairography” instead. But next week, the kids will be dressing up in much more than long wigs, as “The Rocky Horror Glee Show” lifts its curtains on Tuesday at 8 p.m. est on FOX.
Entertainment Weekly- “Glee does Rocky Horror: Listen to the previews here!”
The Futon Critic- “GLEE on FOX”
AOL Radio Blog- “Rocky Horror Glee Songs – Season 2 Episode 5”