The Meat Loaf Joke In 'Rocky Horror' Was A Meta-tastic Nod To The Movie
Lest you think Michael Lee Aday was not part of FOX’s made-for-TV adaptation of cult classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, you’ve got another loaf of meat, er, think coming. Yes, there was A Meat Loaf Rocky Horror Moment during Thursday evening's show. Shortly after 2k16 Eddie (Adam Lambert) shuffles off this mortal coil, Frank (Laverne Cox) throws a birthday dinner for Rocky (Staz Nair). And during said dinner scene, Columbia (Annaleigh Ashford) says she hopes the platter of meat in the middle of the table “is not meatloaf again.”
I repeat: Columbia doesn't want to eat meatloaf again. *Stands up out of seat.* *Nods head approvingly.* *Applauds sincerely.* *Grabs a forkful of meatloaf.* *Sets forkful of meatloaf back down because yikes.*
Brava, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again. Brava. Such a perfect specimen of a meta joke.
Get it? Get it? No, Columbia is not complaining because she's sick of eating bread loaf-shaped meat dishes. She's talking about rock musician and actor Meat Loaf. Because — spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen the original movie — Meat Loaf plays Eddie in the 1975 film. And — another spoiler alert — Dr. Frank-N-Furter chases Eddie into a meat locker and murders him with a ice pick. And — one more spoiler alert but seriously what are you waiting for go watch the movie already you're only cheating yourself here — Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Co. eat Meat Loaf, er, Eddie.
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that meta joke.