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'Glee' Cast Reveals Details of 'Weird' Backstage Antics

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 2nd 2011 5:00PM
Glee Cast PsychiatristWhen you're part of a big ensemble TV cast, there's a lot of downtime on set. While some stars retreat to their trailers in solitude, the cast of 'Glee' has found a different way to pass time between takes.

'Glee' heartthrobs Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr. recently told AOL TV about their favorite game-- "psychiatrist."

"We sit in the room and one person leaves the room and has no idea what's going on and everyone in the room has to come up with a problem that they all have," Shum told us during a recent phone interview. "Then, the 'psychiatrist' has to come in and guess what problem everyone has."

Despite the faux title, the actor says being a "psychiatrist" on the 'Glee' set is not an easy job.

"You're like a therapist trying to figure out what their problem is and it can be anything. It can be literally anything," Shum said. "Not just a medical problem, but something wacky like every time they talk, they scratch their butt and you have to try and figure that out."

If it sounds like an easy game, think again. According to Overstreet, "psychiatrist" can be pretty time consuming.

"We actually played the game yesterday while we were all waiting to go shoot," Overstreet told us. "I forgot who we tricked. I think it was either Vanessa [Lengies] or Amber [Riley]. One of them played the 'psychiatrist,' and we were all pretending to be Santa's elves. And it took about 45 minutes for her to guess who we all were."

The soon-to-be returning star added that his favorite round of the game included the show's co-creator Ryan Murphy, who asked his young cast to do something totally out there.

"We did one really fun one with Ryan [Murphy] when he came by set, and we were all playing it. He told us that we were all going to play aliens who were trying to take over the world. That was a really hard one to get. I think Dianna [Agron] had to guess, and the answers and the questions were so ridiculous. That was a hard one. It just gets outrageously funny."

So who's the best "psychiatrist" on set? "I have to say that I'm pretty good at the game," Shum said with a laugh. "Also, Chris Colfer is pretty awesome at it. He gets it pretty quick. Other people, they're on and off. They get really frustrated -- it gets frustrating!"

With additional reporting by Chris Harnick.

Tell us: Do you play "psychiatrist" with your friends?

'Glee' airs Tuesdays at 8PM ET on Fox.

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"Glee" is just a backdrop to introduce your children to homosexuality.

December 08 2011 at 12:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


December 03 2011 at 4:41 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

The Complete First Season' I'm pretty sure is the ENTIRE first season! 'Road to Sectionals' only includes all the episodes leading up to Sectionals then the finale is Sectionals.

December 03 2011 at 3:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Go away, "Chord". What a ridiculous, untalented, unattractive person you are.

December 02 2011 at 11:19 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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WTF??? Chord is credible, VERY talented, and TOTALLY hot!

December 04 2011 at 7:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Is this show still on. Amazing

December 02 2011 at 8:58 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Such a fun game :) We play it ALL the time, but we play it where there are like 4 patients and 4 psychiatrists or however many more we need.

December 02 2011 at 8:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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