Jimmy Darling really is the champion for each and every freak he encounters. So it’s no surprise that, when looking for a musical number to really jazz up his part of the American Horror Story: Freak Show, he went with the ’90s most beloved grungies, Nirvana, to implore them all to “Come As You Are.”
We’ve seen many an outcast type singer having their tunes crooned throughout this season: from Elsa’s take on David Bowie’s “Life on Mars”, Bette and Dot’s take on Fiona Apple’s “Criminal,” and Jessica Lange‘s second sing-song-y delivery of a Lana Del Rey tune (“Gods and Monsters”). After last night’s episode—which finally brought to a head the unspoken daddy issues between Jimmy Darling and Wendell “The Strongman” Dell Toledo—it seems as though aggressive acceptance of one’s own perceived irregularities might not be enough to save the so-called freaks. Weird when a Nirvana song is used to represent the idealized, naive point of view, isn’t it?
There’s also a fun nugget embedded in this performance — as explained by Marc “Good Egg” Hogan over at Wondering Sound: “Longtime viewers of the so-called anthology series may recall a past Peters character, season one’s Tate Langdon, also liked Nirvana.” Ooh la la! Is that another ~universe connection~ between seasons?
I mean probably not but hey, it’s fun if nothing else!
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