Where Did Glee Rank on Vulture’s List of the 25 Most Devoted Fan Bases in Pop Culture?
If you ask us, it’s hard to imagine an active show that has a more devoted fan base than Glee. However, it appears that not everyone agrees with us — and you know how we feel when anyone disagrees with us [SOBBING AND CRYING].
Vulture has released its list of the “25 Most Devoted Fan Bases,” which encompasses everything from pop stars to movie franchises to book series to, well, whatever category Oprah falls under.
So what tops the list? Vulture has decided that the most enthusiastic fan base belongs to Game of Thrones (huh?), with Star Wars ranking as the runner-up. Twilight comes in at three, Harry Potter is four, and Justin Bieber is a ways behind at seven. (Oprah is 15, in case the suspense was killing you.)
And just what number did Glee place on that list, you might wonder? Get this: Glee did not make the top 25! You may need to sit down while you process that shocker. So how is it that Vulture doesn’t think Gleeks are committed to their show? Uh, have Vulture’s editors never met a Gleek before or something?
The omission of Glee — with its 1.5 million Twitter followers and its record-breaking number of chart-topping songs — becomes more egregious when you look at some of the entries that are lower on the list. Like, how on earth does Insane Clown Posse (no. 19) make the list? C’mon, Vulture — Insane Clown Posse?! Do you know anyone who refers to themselves as a Juggalo? (“I’ve had an Insane Clown Posse song stuck in my head for weeks” said no one ever.)
And while we certainly enjoy the TV shows that did make the list, it’s hard to argue that their fans are more fervent than Glee’s. Like, Community comes in at number 13, and aside from the fact that it only has 139,000 Twitter followers, we also doubt that the amount of Community fan fiction out there even comes close to the amount written about Glee. Maybe Gleeks need to start their own “six seasons and a movie” hashtag?
Other entries on the list that don’t seem to have the crazy fans that Glee does include Mad Men at number 25 (112,000 Twitter followers), rapper Lil B at number 23 (545,000 Twitter followers), and Dr. Who at number 9 (263,000 Twitter followers). Plus, has Lil B spawned his own 3D concert film? We think not.
So what do you think? Was Glee wrongly overlooked — as we strongly believe — or is its pop culture presence starting to fade? In the meantime, we need to take a deep breath and cool down for a minute. Just make sure not to use any of the words “insane” or “clown” or “posse” around us for quite some time.