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Cell Block Tango
CellBlockTango
By the musical Chicago
Sung by New Directions Girls and The Troubletones (without Rachel) with Rachel and Artie having speaking parts
Glee equivalent America
Duration 7:20
Episode Mash Time

Cell Block Tango is a song sung by the New Directions Girls and The Troubletones (without Rachel). It is featured in Mash Time. The original song is from the musical Chicago. It would be the equivalent of America, which was sung in the Glee episode "The First Time" one of two episodes this spoof was based on. The lyrics have been changed to suit the characters, and they tell the stories of real life situations.

LyricsEdit

Sugar: Pop
Quinn: Six
Mercedes: Squish
Brittany: Uh uh
Santana: Cicero
Tina: Lipschitz!
(x6)

Artie (Spoken):
And now the six merry murderesses of the McKinley High Jail in their rendition of "The Cell Block Tango"

All:
He had it coming
He had it coming
He only had himself to blame
If you'd have been there
If you'd have seen it

Santana:
I betcha you would have done the same!

Sugar:
Pop
Quinn:
Six
Mercedes:
Squish
Brittany:
Uh uh
Santana:
Cicero
Tina:
Lipschitz!
(x2)

Sugar (Spoken):
You know, I'm kind of a celebrity known for my voice.
I'm like, amazing. They call me the Queen of Songs.
No, not songs. POP. So, I tried out for the New Directions and I am super confident,
And I know I'm gonna nail the audition.
And there's Mr. Schue, wearin' a vest, tearin' me down and grinning'.
No, not grinnin'. Laughin'!
So, I said to him, I said, "You better let me in to this glee club..."
And he didn't. So I did what I always do best,
And I simply let loose some of my... self-diagnosed Asperger's.

All:
He had it coming
He had it coming
He only had himself to blame
If you'd have been there
If you'd have heard it
I betcha you would have done the same!

Quinn (Spoken):
I met Noah Puckerman at McKinley High about two years ago and he told me he was a nice guy.
He gave me many wine coolers.
Next I know I'm pregnant. He'd be with me, I'd lie to Finn,
it was all a part of my amazing scheme.
And then I found out,
"Sexting" he told me? Sexting, my ass.
Not only was he with me... oh, no, he had six girls.
Never trust a boy with a Mohawk.
So two years later, after our trip to New York, I looked him straight in the eyes with hate.
Found out he couldn't handle big plans.

All:
He had it coming (Pop, six squish, uh uh, Cicero, Lipschitz)
He had it coming
He took a flower in its prime (Pop, six squish, uh uh, Cicero, Lipschitz)
And then he used it (Pop)
And he abused it (Six)
It was a murder (Squish, uh huh)
But not a crime! (Cicero, Lipschitz)

Mercedes (Spoken):
Now, I'm standing in the kitchen,
Cookin' up some tots for dinner,
Minding my own business,
In storms my boyfriend Shane in a jealous rage.
"You love those tots more," He says.
He was crazy and he kept on screamin',
"those things don't even taste good!"
My last words to him.
"No one messes with my tater tots."

All:
If you'd have been there
If you'd have seen it
I betcha you would have done the same!

Brittany:
Unicorn, Uni-corn
Unicorn unicorn unicorn. Uni...corn.
Unicorn? Unicorn.
Uni? Unicorn.
Artie, unicorn eh.
Unicorn unicorn.
Unicorn. Uni, unicorn.
Corn-uni. Unicorn unicorn

Rachel (Spoken):
Brittany, that's not the lines you're supposed to sa--

Brittany:
UH UH, uni-corn!

Santana (Spoken):
There's a place I go called Breadsticks.
A new waiter, Charlie, started working there.
Now, for the last couple of years, I'd order 20 buckets of stix in a row
One, two, three, four, five... it's on the menu, Lopez special.
So this one night as I walked past Breadsticks on the street called Cicero,
I was textin', pushin' around a few nerds, a typical night.
Then I became hungry.
I made a turn, open the door, and there's the new waiter, Charlie
Giving some random customer the Lopez Special.
See, that special's only for me,
Everyone knows this. I've told him several times. So I lost it,
I went Lima Heights Adjacent on the entire Breadsticks staff.

Santana:
They had it coming
Girls:
They had it coming
Santana:
They had it coming
Girls:
They had it coming
Santana:
They had it coming all along
Girls:
They had it coming all along
Santana:
I didn't do it
Girls:
She didn't do it
Santana:
But if I done it
Girls:
But if she'd done it
Santana:
How could you tell me that I was wrong?

Santana:
They had it coming
Girls:
They had it coming
Santana:
They had it coming
Girls:
They had it coming
Santana:
They had it coming all along
Girls:
They took a flower in its prime
Santana:
I didn't do it
Girls:
And then they used it
Santana:
But if I'd done it,
How could you tell me that I was wrong?

Tina (Spoken):
I loved Mike Chang more than I can possibly say.
He was a real amazing dancer...
Sensitive... an Asian.
But then I noticed he'd got more screen time.
Sure I got more lines and felt appreciated
but he got parents, a storyline,
development and depth.
We know more about him than we do me.
The only way I could shine
Was if he were dead.

All:
The dirty bum, bum, bum, bum, bum
The dirty bum, bum, bum, bum, bum

All:
They had it coming (They had it coming)
They had it coming (They had it coming)
They had it coming all along (They had it coming all along)
'Cause if they used us ('cause then they used us)
And they abused us (And they abused us)
How could you tell us that we were wrong

He had it coming (He had it coming)
He had it coming (He had it coming)
He only had himself to blame (He only had himself to blame)
If you'd have been there (If you'd have been there)
If you'd have seen it (If you'd have seen it)
I betcha you would have done the same!

Sugar:
You better let me in to this glee club...
Quinn:
Sexting, my ass.
Mercedes:
Nobody messes with my tater tots
Brittany:
Artie, unicorn
Santana:
The Lopez Special
Tina:
A storyline

Sugar:
Pop
Quinn:
Six
Mercedes:
Squish
Brittany:
Uh uh
Santana:
Cicero
Tina:
Lipschitz!

TriviaEdit

  • This is so far the longest song featured in the spoofs.
  • Originally SimGM was going to do the regular  lyrics.  The Boss' siblings, however, pushed for her to write original lyrics. It took The Boss about an hour to come up with all of the characters’ stories.
  • The lyrics were changed to match the girls' personalities, whereas Brittany just says "unicorn" over and over. (Lyrics were originally written for Brittany's part, but the Boss' brother thought it would be funnier just to say "unicorn".)
  • This is the first song to include Sugar, and also the first that Brianna Johns is featured in.
  • Coincidentially, Cell Block Tango was later featured on an episode of Glee (Choke), making it the second song to be done first in SIMGM prodructions (the first being Perfect).
  • The Boss' Sister had trouble saying “an Asian”.

VideosEdit

Glee Spoof Song - Cell Block Tango Full Performance06:52

Glee Spoof Song - Cell Block Tango Full Performance

Chicago - Cell Block Tango07:24

Chicago - Cell Block Tango

Chicago - Cell Block Tango

Cell Block Tango Glee Spoof Song06:52

Cell Block Tango Glee Spoof Song

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