I’m no fan of the show Glee. I know there were some Joss Whedon fans who really took a shine to it, but I wasn’t one of them. I tried to watch their atrocious version of Rocky Horror wherein they changed “offensive lyrics” such as changing Sweet Transvestite to “I’m just a Sweet Transvestite from sensational Transylvania” (really…transvestite is ok, transsexual is not????). It was so terrible I didn’t make it more than half way through.
The show is also supposedly set in Lima, Ohio, and is so much NOT Lima (which is maybe 45 minutes from my home town) that it’s pathetic. It’s a small town in Ohio…there aren’t lots of musical theaters there and Lima is about an hour or two away from ANYWHERE like what they depict. It’s as rural as it gets and makes the show that much more stupid.
But now they’re ripping off music and not even apologizing for it.
Jonathan Coulton, best known as the guy who wrote the ending songs for Portal and Portal II, did a slow, funny cover version of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back. It’s really pretty good. Glee decided to rip it off, and when I say rip it off, I mean they copied it exactly, even the slight lyric changes and a duck quack to cover a naught word. When Coulton contacted the producers of Glee, they basically told him to take a hike.
So, not that I have that many readers or fans, but those I do, please do what you can to spread the word – this show needs to go. It needs to crash so hard in the ratings it leaves a crater in its time slot for the next ten years to teach these asshats a lesson.