In an effort to test just how much hype they can build around their choreography-packed hit, the Fox powers released a clip from next week's episode of Glee featuring Will Schuester (the tight-curled teacher, played by Matthew Morrison) giving his rendition of "Bust a Move."
If you recall, the 1989 song from Young MC is about trying to get laid, and the group of wide-eyed high schoolers he oversees serve as his backup singers. As the Spanish profesor and glee-club director raps "A chick walks by/ You wish you could sex her" (around the 1:50 to go mark), he eyeballs tart, blushing, knocked-up cheer captain Quinn and then takes her hand in his and twirls her. One word: awkward.
But somehow, in the context of the show, the teacher who does Justin Timberlake thrusts in the direction of his pouty-lipped, slim-hipped students isn't creepy. In fact, ask any female viewer of the show who has the most sex appeal, and she won't point to the Chris Klein-esque (circa Election, that is) broad-shouldered quarterback but the 30-ish authority figure who strips down to Banana Republic T-shirts to get his groove on. And for men, Morrison's character offers the same ego boost as David Duchovny's does in Californication: He makes you feel like pretty young underage things might just be comfortable with you hitting on them too. Or, at least, that it's acceptable to notice that the cheerleaders' skirts don't have pleats—they have slits.