Highly-lauded Fox series Glee snagged five Emmys altogether, including a win at last night’s ceremony for Jane Lynch (Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Series) and several statues at the Creative Arts Emmys the week prior. But perhaps the most Glee-ful moment of the whole show had nothing to do with trophies. It was Jimmy Fallon’s inspired performance with the Glee cast in the opening skit—a take on Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run.”
As the opening bit began, Glee‘s Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, Amber Riley and Cory Monteith tell Fallon they don’t have the $1200 to buy tickets to attend the awards show. That’s when Jimmy spots the flier for a regional glee club competition. First prize: $1205.
The five of them set out to recruit another five members, and along the way they encounter Kate Gosselin Betty White, Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Nina Dobrev, Joel McHale and Tim Gunn, who makes Jimmy over into a Springsteen lookalike.
Once they make it to the Emmy stage and start belting out “Born To Run,” Randy Jackson joins Fallon on guitar duty. It’s as cheesy and convoluted as any Glee plot line—and just as fun.
Here’s Jane Lynch’s acceptance speech: