The Glee Cast Discuss The Upcoming Chris Colfer Written Episode “Old Dogs, New Tricks”

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“He acts! He sings! He writes!”

At almost 24 years old, Chris Colfer has managed to achieve more than most of us could hope to in a lifetime.

He’s made Time Magazine‘s list of the 100 most influential people, created and written the Land of Stories trilogy of novels, written, starred in and executive produced the film Struck by Lightning, which is based off the book he wrote of the same name, been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Golden Globes, won Screen Actors Guild Awards, People’s Choice Awards and a Golden Globe. And now he’s written an episode of Glee, the award winning comedy/drama series that he stars in.

Is there anything he can’t do?

Next week’s episode of Glee, titled “Old Dogs, New Tricks” was written wholly and solely by Colfer, and fellow cast members Darren Criss, Kevin McHale and Chord Overstreet, as well as Chris himself are more than happy to tell us how they feel about it.

Darren admits the script is distinctly ‘Chris’, guest star Tim Conway cracks him up and if he was the one in the harness flying around as Peter Pan, he’d probably be singing the Starship classic “We Built This City” and shooting fire balls out of his hands.

Kevin confesses that having puppies and senior citizens in the episode is “very Chris”, guest star June Squibb is the nicest lady on the planet, and fellow guest star and Star Wars legend Billy Dee Williams is scary… but in a good way because he fights in space.

Chris reveals that he was terrified the cast and crew would hate everything that he wrote and Chord… well Chord mentions something about the harness and puppies.


Glee‘s “Old Dog, New Tricks”, written by Chris Colfer, airs this Tuesday, May 6 at 8/7c on FOX.

Sarah Goddard