'Glee' Must Pick New Name for Its Television Run in the U.K., So Here are Some Suggestions
Glee's going through an identity crisis, and it has nothing to do with Rachel Berry this time. On Friday, a U.K. judge ruled the Glee series must change its name when released abroad. Apparently there's a string of comedy venues across the pond called The Glee Club, and the judge thought there was a "likelihood of confusion" between the brands, despite Glee kind of already being a super-established series across the world.
Fox isn't super thrilled about this, of course, and has said they plan to appeal the decision. Allegedly they told the judge multiple times that "this series is a ‘blockbuster'" and cannot go by any other name because it could "adversely affect fans’ enjoyment of Glee in the U.K."
Still, though, the judge stood by his decision saying, "I find it hard to believe that the cost of the re-titling and publicizing of the new name would be so prohibitive compared to the value of the series." While we laugh along with this sassy judge, who should probably get his own U.K. version of a Judge Judy show, I decided to help Fox out in their re-branding attempt. Hey, if Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone could get a name change between countries and still be successful, so can Glee.
So here are 15 new name options for the "blockbuster" show.
THE UNTITLED RACHEL BERRY PROJECT
Sure, Glee used this as the title of Rachel Berry's fictional TV show, but let's be real here, Glee in real life is Rachel Berry's TV show. Let's call a spade a spade and admit that up front.
If the club itself can change names midway through the series, so can the show itself. Why not go with the inspiring fictional club title?
Who even really knew what a glee club was before the show? I didn't. The only signing school club I knew of was choir, so let's just roll with that.
The number of Asian jokes this series makes is appalling.
DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'
They did a rendition of this Journey classic not once, twice, or three times, but six times. Plus, it's basically the club's motto.
NO SOLOS FOR YOU
That's what half the plot revolves around, anyway.
YOUR FAVORITE COUPLE WILL BREAK UP
Subtitle: "Probably Several Times"
THERE'S A PAMPHLET FOR THAT
Emma's pamphlets are arguably the unsung hero of the show.
WE SING ABOUT OUR FEELINGS
Hey, let people know up front what they're going to get.
Entertainment Weekly once suggested this title after the show started drifting away from light and gleeful to a more into a sad, gloomy future.
WHERE DID ALL THESE ELABORATE SETS AND COSTUMES COME FROM?
How does this school have the budget for this? Are the kids all collectively having the same on-stage fantasy and inventing these props? WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS?
THE BLAINE AND RACHEL SHOW
Even Santana knows it's accurate.
PITCH PERFECT: THE PREQUEL
I mean, Skyler Astin came on the show and everything.
BRAD THE PIANO GUY
We salute you, Brad.
EVERYBODY'S GAY AND IT'S OKAY
The show started with zero out gay characters and has progressed to including at least 10 main characters that are out and proud. The title could choose to recognize that particular aspect of the show which is pretty cool and unique for a network program.
So Fox, if you want to grab any of these, feel free. I'm such a nice person, I won't even ask for any royalties.
(Unless, of course, they do use one — then I'm totally suing for royalties because I'm poor and Fox is not.)