Yes, yes, yes — Glee‘s Super Bowl episode, airing this Sunday after The Big Game, features quite the gridiron showstopper as New Directions tackles a mash-up of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s hit “Heads Will Roll.”
And yes, the episode features the Cheerios performing a rousing routine set to Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” (watch it here).
But Darren Criss says the wowza performances don’t begin and end there. Rather, Blaine and the Dalton Warblers also serve up “one helluva number,” he tells TVLine, when they cover Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills.”
“It’s going to be cool, man,” Criss promises, noting that the tune hails from “one of my favorite records ever.”
“Filming it was a blast,” he adds, and while neither pyrotechnics nor zombie make-up was involved, “I think it’s going to be on par with the rest of the episode. It’s pure entertainment.”
OK, but how does a song whose chorus asks, “Can you pay my telephone bills/Can you pay my automo’bills” tie into Blaine’s storyline with Kurt (played by Chris Colfer)? Well… it doesn’t.
“Don’t make too much of [the song's theme],” Criss says. “It’s not heavily tied into things, but it is a helluva number.”
As for the aforementioned and heavily promoted “Thriller” number, make no mistake, “It’s huge,” Naya Rivera assures us.
“We took it to the next level, and I’m SO excited to see it,” Santana’s portrayer effuses. Made up to look like “Dead Prom Girl,” she says, “I loved my zombie look!”