Attention Gleeks and Rocky Horror Picture Show fans!
We have known for a few months now, since the creator and cast of Glee released the bare details during Comic Con, that Glee would have a tribute to Rocky Horror Picture Show episode. Much like what they did with Lady Gaga and Madonna, Glee will be celebrating the cult classic by, as I assume, tying it into the storyline with the members of New Directions having to tap into their inner…transvestite? Cooky lunatic who loves to dance? Oh the possibilities–and yes, hilarity, but that’s the point.
I have been a huge fan of Glee since I saw the first episode and the inner choir nerd in me from my middle school and early high school days did a little happy jig and I have been a fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show since my grandmother first showed it to me as a tween. Yes, it was my grandmother who introduced me to Rocky Horror. Needless to say, this is the episode I’ve been most excited about and it will air October 26th, just in time for Halloween!
But this episode just got a whole lot better, especially for devout Rocky Horror Picture Show fans. Two original castmembers of the 1975 cult-hit film will appear in the episode. Meat Loaf and Barry Bostwick are set and confirmed to appear in Glee‘s Rocky Horror redo. Barry Bostwick played Brad Majors in the original film and Meat Loaf was “Eddie, Ex Delivery Boy.” Rumor has it that they will play TV station managers who have an “interesting proposal” for Sue Sylvester.
I’m not sure how to feel about the pair playing TV station managers, but I suppose it will all come done to what they will be doing and how interesting this proposal for Sue Sylvester will be. However, it is pretty awesome to have two original castmembers who are obviously very intimate with the subject matter appear in the show. As it turns out, it wasn’t just Glee creator Ryan Murphy‘s idea to have a Rocky Horror Picture Show episode; apparently Chris Colfer is an obsessed fan of the cult classic and has been asking for a Rocky Horror episode since the very beginning of Glee. Also, Matthew Morrison performed in the Rocky Horror Picture Show on broadway and Jayma Mays sang “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a Touch Me” as her audition song for the show.
This is sure to be an awesome episode. What else would you like to see in Glee‘s tribute to Rocky Horror?