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Make 'Em Laugh
Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Two
Released: November 16, 2010
By: Cast of Singin' in the Rain
Sung by: Will Schuester
Place: The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: The Substitute

Make 'Em Laugh from Singin' in the Rain is featured in The Substitute, the seventh episode of Season Two. It is sung by Will (with Mike dancing) during his dream sequence.

The choreography is almost identical to that from the film, only it has been adapted to suit two people. Artie, Brittany, Finn, Mercedes, Puck, Sam, Santana, and Tina all have cameos in the scene with Brad playing the piano.


Though the world is so full of a number things
I know we should all be as happy as
But are we?
No, definitely no, positively no
Decidedly no. Mm mm

Short people have long faces and
Long people have short faces
Big people have little humor
And little people have no humor at all!
And in the words of that immortal God
Samuel J. Snodgrass, as he was about to be lead
To the guillotine

Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh
Don't you know everyone wants to laugh? (Ha ha!)
My dad said "Be an actor, my son but be a comical one,
they'll be standing in lines for those old honky tonk monkeyshines"

Now you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite
And you can charm the critics and have nothin' to eat
Just slip on a banana peel
The world's at your feet
Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh

Make 'em...
Make 'em laugh
Don't you know everyone wants to laugh
My grandpa said "Go out and tell 'em a joke but give it plenty of hoke"

Make 'em roar
Make 'em scream
Take a fall
But a wall
Split a seam

You start off by pretending
You're a dancer with grace
You wiggle 'till they're
Giggling all over the place
And then you get a great big custard pie in the face
Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh

Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh
Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ah ha ha ha ha ha
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Make 'em laugh, ah ah!
Make 'em laugh, ah ah!
Make 'em laugh, ah ah!

Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh!


  • The run up the board on the wall was a concern the day of filming as both, Matthew Morrison and Harry Shum Jr., had to learn how to do the back flips properly.
  • Morrison broke a finger during the filming of this scene.
  • A part of the song was sung live in the episode.



1080p HD04:08

1080p HD

GLEE - Full Performance of ''Make 'Em Laugh''02:32

GLEE - Full Performance of ''Make 'Em Laugh''

Make 'Em Laugh (Glee Version)02:29

Make 'Em Laugh (Glee Version)

Glee Make 'Em Laugh Acapella01:10

Glee Make 'Em Laugh Acapella


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