Glee Meets American Horror Story (The Name Game) VIDEO

Does anybody watch Glee co-creator, Ryan Murphy’s OTHER  television series show on FX? I’ve tuned into American Horror Story a few times, but quite frankly–I’ll admit it–the spooky horror anthology is way too scary for me. Maybe I’ll give it another shot on Hulu…but probably not.

Glee and American Horror Story couldn’t be any more different from each other–the former a sunny yet dramatic take on high school singing competitions. And the other, a gory creep fest. But  as a fan of mashups, Ryan couldn’t resist bringing a little musical theater to the horror genre.

Ryan enlisted Glee choreographer, Zach Woodley to create a musical number for the divine Jessica Lange (she plays the nasty head nun) and the inmates at Briarcliff Manor insane asylum, where the second season of AHS takes place.. The tune is Shirley Ellis’ 60s hit, “The Name Game.”

You haven’t seen anything until you’ve witnessed a bunch of crazy people rhyming their own names!  I think Ryan should bring Bloody Face to McKinley High. That could be fun.

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  • Landon Cox

    I watched Season One on Netflix, which stars Nashville’s Connie Britton whom I adore. It was pretty good.

  • lovesickheroine

    I saw that episode and that scene was so random and hilarious! Now I wanna see Glee kids get electroshocked on their show haha jk.

  • ZsusK

    OMG. I love AHS, and when that scene came on last night, my first response was  WHAT is Ryan Murphy doing?? But, then I started laughing. It was so cool and random and unexpected.

  • BobSmith111

    This was definitely one of the craziest episodes of American Horror Story I’ve seen yet, and I can’t wait to see what happens next! Personally, I liked the musical number, and also the great acting talent this show has. So far I’ve been watching all the episodes with my co-workers at DISH on our lunch break, and we can’t get enough of all the crazy plotline. I’ve also been recording all the episodes on my Hopper DVR from DISH at home, so that I can store all the episodes on the huge 2 terabyte hard drive (which can store up to 2000 hours of entertainment), and watch all them again when I get home from work. I can’t wait for the next episode!

  • milwlovesadam

    I’m a big fan of Am. Horror Story. It is very OTT and salutes so many horror genres and classics. The acting is superb. I haven’t caught up with last night’s episode yet, but, look forward to it.

    This show is even more twisted than Nip/Tuck, and that’s saying a mouthful!

  • quickjessie

    Ryan Murphy has some serious mental issues, lol.  I say that with love.

  • ZsusK

    MJ, the first season is definitely worth checking out. This season is a little helter skelter. Also, it’s gruesome. I still love it, but some fans from last season dropped out. (That seems to be The Curse of Ryan Murphy. First season: kudos! Second season: WHAT??? I’m done.  Third season: OKay. You are winning me back.  He said next season would be lighter which is relief.

    Man. I’d love a weekly thread where we can talk about this show if there are enough people interested. I’d even volunteer to live-blog it. But, it would have to come with a “mature readers only” warning for sure. Because, YIKES! :) 

  • lovesickheroine

     I love this show and I would be happy to read your recaps. Btw according to TVline, Ryan Murphy is planning a Romeo and Juliet-esque story for the 3rd season :)

  • brittneybabyy

    I am in LOVE with this show and, as soon as this scene came on, knew that it could have only been at the hands of Ryan Murphy. Still shocks me that the creator of Glee could create something so sick and twisted and wonderful as American Horror Story.

  • AZIdolFan

    I love this show! I like this season more than last season. And this scene was so random but perfect!!! And if there was a live-blog or even a recap I would participate in it. :D

  • Axxxel

    I think MJ only made a thread of it because there is singing in it…

  • Axxxel

    Glee already did two performance (Michael Jackson’s thriller and another one but I forgot)  with the actors dressed up as zombies… That is the most horror I can bear (yeah I am sensitive)… then again, it would be great to have at least one episode  with a bit of a “thriller” element… 

    Like one of the highschoolers was victim of a crime with an hilarious touch… Once I read in the newspaper that there were burglars who broke into a house, stole things and asked the housemaid who was in the house, to cook noodles for them because they were hungry… 

    So maybe they can do something similar and then the burglar/ potential killer will break out in sing and dance, repent and not do his/her crime…

  • mouse999

    I didn’t watch the first season, but I love this show!!! Jessica Lange is superb.

  • Kariann Hart

    This is a great video and Jessica looks like she’s having fun!  My goodness, the dancing is what we did in 1967.  Time goes by so fast!