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That was a pretty catchy, sing-songy version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s rap hit “Baby Got Back” in Thursday night’s episode of “Glee.” It was also very familiar to fans of indie singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton.

As angry Coulton fans are clamoring on Twitter, Coulton arranged and recorded an eerily similar “Baby Got Back” cover. So similar, in fact, that the “Glee” version included Coulton’s line “Johnny C’s in trouble,” replacing the lyric “Mix-A-Lot’s in trouble” in the original song.

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Coulton said he was not informed beforehand, nor was he given any credit or compensation for having arranged the melody of the cover song. What’s more, he says, Fox Broadcasting representatives told Coulton’s representatives that “they’re within their legal rights to do this, and that I should be happy for the exposure,” he wrote on his blog, “even though they do not credit me, and have not even publicly acknowledged that it’s my version — so you know, it’s kind of SECRET exposure.”

Coulton, known for nerdy and humorous songs such as “Code Monkey,” said Friday that he is “mystified” about why the show went about using the cover song in this way.

“Glee has a reputation for being a show that celebrates the underdog,” he said, before catching a plane to San Francisco. “It’s the anti-bullying show. But this is a bullying way to approach this.”

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