Michael Jackson’s ‘Glee’ Tribute Episode: What A “Scream”

Becky Bain | February 1, 2012 2:51 pm

Glee‘s Michael Jackson tribute episode (cleverly titled “Michael”) aired last night, and it featured a mish-mosh of a cappella versions, faithful covers and reenactments of several classic MJ videos. (There were also cellos, eye patches and Finchel duets filling the relatively plot-less episode right to the brim.) It was all a bunch of silliness to capitalize not only on the current IMMORTAL World Tour Cirque Du Soleil show traveling the country (referenced seconds after the episode began!), but Jackson’s continuing popularity. Watch a few of the musical numbers below.

Glee found a way to get Kevin McHale out of that wheelchair by having him and Harry Shum Jr. recreate the “Scream” video in a fantasy sequence. All that’s missing is Harry aggressively grabbing his boobs a la Janet.

New Directions and The Warblers have a battle to see who gets to perform Michael Jackson songs… by performing a Michael Jackson song. (“Bad”, to be specific.)

And then New Directions and the Warblers finally make up and perform “Black Or White” together. Unity!

They even included the face morphing effects seen in the King Of Pop’s original video. And we just couldn’t help ourselves — behold, what the offspring of Lea Michele and Harry Shum Jr. and Dianna Agron and Kevin McHale would look like:

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Watch the cast perform “Smooth Criminal” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”, then head on over to PopDust to see the rest of last night’s performances (in ranked order, no less!).