Following Sunday night's Super Bowl XLV, BMX flatland fans were treated to a special surprise on Fox Television: BMX professional Terry Adams riding flatland in a segment of the Fox TV show "Glee."
"I was a part of the biggest 'Cheerios' number ever put on film. If you're not familiar with the show, "The Cheerios" are the high school cheerleading team that dance on the show," said Adams about the appearance.During the Super Bowl, Adams alerted friends and fans to the upcoming segment via Twitter, and stood ready to shoot a photo of himself riding on TV during the segment, which he also added to Twitter.
Although Adams' appearance in the episode was brief, the Red Bull sponsored flatland pro was surprised at the amount of time that went into the shooting. "We spent 15 hours on set to film a very short scene. I honestly could not believe how many times we re-filmed it. It was bonkers," said Adams. "After being apart of a production that big, I can definitely say I have a new respect for people that work in that industry," he adds.
According to Adams, the experience changed his perspective on the Fox show, which won the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series in the Musical or Comedy category. "I was not a huge fan of the show but to be honest, I am now. It's a pretty funny show," says Adams.
On Monday afternoon, the ratings for the "Glee" post-super Bowl show finally came out. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, over 26.8 million viewers tuned in to see the series.
That means over 28.6 million viewers caught a glimpse of Terry doing a hitchhiker. Congrats Terry.