Another eagerly anticipated "Glee" episode is upon us. On Tuesday (October 26), the cast will pay homage to the cult-classic musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," just in time for Halloween. When some lucky fans got the chance to see the episode at a midnight screening in New York last week, they raved about the episode.
"I thought it was quite amazing," Damien JD Leggett told MTV News after the screening. "I'm a big fan of both 'Rocky' and 'Glee,' so I had a great time there tonight."
Other Gleeks noted that they "absolutely loved it" and said the episode was the "best yet," while one "Glee" newbie admitted that the episode was a great introduction to the show.
"I had actually not watched 'Glee' before, even though I've been meaning to since it aired, and this was an interesting introduction," Jennifer Dimatteo told MTV News. "I think I got a pretty good idea of the characters, and I think that's really kind of amazing."
Tom Amici, a fan of both show and movie praised the way "Glee" made the "Rocky" songs work for its characters. "It was just amazing, and all the jokes landed, and every musical number got a round of applause — and these are 'Rocky Horror' people; they're very picky about their 'Rocky Horror' songs," Amici explained. "My favorite number, 'Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me,' they really found a creative way of using it. I thought that they matched it with the characters well, and it was hot."
The episode finds the New Directions kids tackling the movie's songs just in time for Halloween. Meanwhile, all gym teacher Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) wants is for everyone to remember what Halloween is really all about: fear. Lea Michele (Rachel) is set to tackle Susan Sarandon's "Rocky" character, Janet Weiss; Cory Monteith's Finn will play Brad Majors; Chord Overstreet (Sam) will don the gold lamé shorts of Rocky; and Chris Colfer (Kurt) will play Riff Raff.
For those "virgins" out there, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, focuses on a newly engaged couple who end up at the castle of the striking Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). From there, sexy, creepy musical hijinks ensue.