Jessica Lange showed off her musical talents with her rendition of "The Name Game" on "American Horror Story: Asylum." The episode, also titled "The Name Game," featured Lange's character Sister Jude hallucinate a song-and-dance number after electroshock therapy, prompting by Lana ... Lana Bobana, Banana Fana Fo Fana.
Lange told The Huffington Post a song and dance number was something she'd been asking for.
"All along, I said, 'Give me something where I can sing or I can dance,'" Lange said. "One day, I got the lyrics and music to this song and I couldn't figure out what it was. [Laughs.] But it is actually quite startling when it happens. It was one of my favorite moments so far."
Murphy told EW that he wasn't thinking about "Glee" when they did "The Name Game." "The fun of it, I think, is that you’re in Sister Jude’s shock therapy-induced fantasy. The idea was to really do a musical number that was something very ‘60s crossed with Jacob’s Ladder because it was in her head and it was sort of the beginning of her descent. It was very fun to do. We spent almost a whole day doing it."
Watch Lange and the cast of "American Horror Story: Asylum" perform "The Name Game" below.
"American Horror Story: Asylum" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on FX.