Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Honourable Mention: Glee: Theatricality

I am not a fan of Glee, indeed this is the only episode that I have watched and goes to show my dedication – I believe – to tracking down all things vampire. The episode was #20 of season 1, aired in 2010 and was directed by Ryan Murphy.

Glee follows the fortunes of a school’s Glee club as a teacher, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), attempts to revive the club to its former glory and, as the episode starts, he has accompanied one member of the club, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), to see the school’s principle Figgins (Iqbal Theba).

He confirms she is in trouble for her goth attire and has tied the look in with vampirism and, from there, Twilight. Scenes, from another school, of high school girls wearing capes and fangs and attacking a geek, in order that they might attract Robert Pattinson’s attention, appear. It becomes apparent that Figgins believes in vampires. Transforming into a bat is mentioned. She must change attire or be suspended.

Tina as a vampire
At the end of the show Tina explains how she approached Figgins wearing fangs and confirmed that she was actually a vampire and that her father was king of the vampires – Asian vampires being the most dangerous type of all. If he would not rescind his decision about her clothes then her father would fly through his window at night and attack. Figgins capitulated.

So a fleeting visitation, but there nonetheless. The episode's imdb page is here.

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