A slushy in the face for the messy Glee plotlines! Years later, lots of the stars of Glee have been outspoken about their disdain for the supply materials and its typically tone-deaf, inappropriate content material.
While showing on the “LadyGang” podcast in August 2021, Darren Criss (who portrayed Blaine) was requested about the “worst cover” that was carried out on the former Fox musical-comedy, alongside cohost — and former costar— Becca Tobin.
“Oof, that’s too hard; there’s too many versions of songs,” he quipped. After a short debate, the pair agreed on “The Fox” by Ylvis from the seventh episode of season 5, even noting it was “conventionally understood as a huge ‘oops.’”
“It was so weird,” the American Crime Story alum defined. “It was one of these 15 minutes of fame for this song and they just decided to put it into the show. I had fun because it was ridiculous.”
The Golden Globe nominee recalled the quantity’s weirdness throughout the interview. “The more absurd it is, the funnier it is to me,” he mentioned. “So I’m sure there were people who were like, ‘What the f—k is this?’ and I was like, ‘I know, right?!’”
Criss’ admission is hardly the first time one in every of his former costars known as out the present for its messy plotlines, complicated character arcs or weird track decisions. Jenna Ushkowitz, who performed Tina on the present, advised Tyler Oakley in a May 2019 YouTube video that there have been “lots” of messy story strains throughout the present’s six seasons. During a YouTube quiz, the Broadway alum joined Kevin McHale to dish about the weirdest ones, wherein McHale additionally shared his disdain for the weirdness that was their “The Fox” quantity.
“[The moment he noticed the show was bizarre] was me turning to the camera during ‘What the Fox Say,’ and just being, like, [he made a sassy face],” McHale advised Oakley at the time.
The present’s creator, Ryan Murphy, even had just a few alternative numbers that he regretted placing on throughout the present’s heyday. During a February 2017 interview on Watch What Happens Live! With Andy Cohen, Murphy revealed what he thought was the present’s worst efficiency.
At the time, a caller requested the Hollywood creator which track he “regrets” the most, to which Murphy shortly replied, “I am mortified that we did ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy. I will say, like, not our finest moment.”
The Fox present, which started airing in 2009, adopted the William McKinley High School glee membership, the New Directions, as they labored to stability highschool with aggressive present choir aspirations. During the episodes, the cast — together with Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Matthew Morrison, Naya Rivera and extra — sang a wide range of musical covers and unique numbers that corresponded to the weekly plot or a personality’s season-long arc.
Scroll under to relive all the occasions that the Glee cast roasted their very own present after it went off the air: