|SING characters have the similar first names as the actors who|
portray their GLEE equivalents
It wasn't until this episode that it dawned on me that Bryan's show, SING, was a take-off of GLEE, and Bryan Collins was a wacky version of Ryan Murphy, the showrunner for both THE NEW NORMAL and GLEE. The kids in the SING cast were variations of GLEE characters and the star of the show, who looked like Lea Michele, was named Clea. When she hugged Bryan, he told her she was his favorite. There was a kid in a wheelchair named very similar to GLEE's Artie (Kevin McHale), a Will Schuester type named Mike Madison (similar to Matt Morrison), and others that closely resembled Blaine, Mercedes, etc. Even the cheerleaders were wearing MHS outfits like the Cheerios, only a different color.