In "Paradigms of Human Memory," it was revealed that the study group filled in for Glee Club when the previous members died in a tragic bus accident. When the latest club becomes incapacitated in "Regional Holiday Music," the study group refuses Mr. Radison's request to replace them once more. Abed decides to talk to him privately, and they both try to cheer each other up over their recent holiday blues. Mr. Radison says there is only one cure, and that's Glee. He then breaks out into song.
The song can be seen as a direct parody of the Fox TV series Glee with lyrics that question the nature of the show. This is clear with lines such as how they are able to sing without any musical accompaniment as no one is playing the piano. Abed's inability to understand emotions is referenced when he sings about how he'll now know what people are feeling from what they are singing instead of trying to figure out what their expressions mean.