In a landslide victory, Jessica Lange’s cover of “The Name Game” landed at the top of the “American Horror Story” poll. Unlike her polished performances from “Freak Show,” Lange’s “Asylum” musical number was just a garish figment of her character’s imagination. The memorable “Asylum” scene even features Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson’s characters dancing with the inmates throughout the quirky performance, all of which took place in the disgraced Sister Jude’s mind.
Some fans call it “the best scene in AHS history,” while others have admitted that they hate when the show takes a musical turn. On an older thread discussing the show’s “Name Game” scene, u/SeriousMichael called the sequence “disturbing” and added that “out of place songs in suspenseful situations are very disconcerting.”
However, 215 of the 470 fans who voted on the poll enjoyed Lange’s over-the-top “Asylum” performance. One fan, u/Cookie_Brookie, even left a comment saying, “If you chose anything other than Name Game, I’m not sure we can be friends.” Elsewhere, some Redditors left comments praising the poll’s other options. One user even added that Lange’s cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” was another memorable moment.
With fans heaping so much praise on these musical moments from “American Horror Story,” it wouldn’t be surprising if the show began to reintroduce this fun trope a little more frequently in its future seasons.