She was a fan of the series prior to her casting, having praised its handling of subject matters such as homosexuality, disabilities and teenage pregnancy.
However, they did not make any additional appearances on the show in its second season.
Additionally, producers hired fire breathers, jugglers, and bicycle motocross stunt performers for the episode.
In the episode, an effort to dispel student rivalry forces the Mc Kinley High football team and glee club to unite.
When cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) withdraws her squad from the halftime show of a championship football game, the disparate groups must come together to perform a routine and win the game.
Two new football-playing characters were introduced: Scott Cooper and Strando, who E!
columnist Kristin dos Santos reported might have an increased role in the series as it continued.
When the football players are attacked by members of the school hockey team, Karofsky encourages them to quit the glee club, resulting in Beiste barring them from the championship game.
To ensure that the game goes ahead, glee club members Rachel (Lea Michele), Mercedes (Amber Riley), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Lauren (Ashley Fink) join the football team.
The game begins badly for the Mc Kinley side, and when Tina is injured during a play, captain Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) takes control of the situation.