In this week’s episode, Grilled Cheesus, Finn finds a grilled cheese samich with the delicious imprint of Jesus. As usual I’m with Sue Sylvester on this one. Better off not wishing for something that doesn’t exist and rely on your own resources.
When his prayers for a chance to grope Rachel’s boobs and the return of his position as QB are answered Finn starts feeling a bit guilty. Kurt sings The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand for his father, who is on deaths door. I guess that’s what Kurt’s dad get for kicking Finn out of the house for not being more mature then he was at his age.
Finn did a great job with REM’s Losing My Religion. Kurt is guited into going to a church service with Mercedes were she belts out a gospel version of Simon and Garfunkel’s A Bridge over Troubled Water.
Kurt brings back his father with an emotional bedside confessional plea. The club does If God Was One of Us despite Sue’s wishes, and Finn wraps things up by with a double dog risk of gastrointestinal distress by consuming a week old sandwich and being a God eater in the same act of glutinous blasphemy.
Congratulations to Jane Lynch (Cheerio coach Sue Sylvester) who just married Lara Embry. The couple was married in Massachusetts, one of the minority of states in the US where same sex marriages are legally recognize. (Way to go MA!!) Reverend Jeannie Elias, a family friend, became a minister by online ordination for the event, officiated the wedding. It was a small, private event held in a restaurant with only family and friends invited.
I hope newlywed bliss does not soften up Jane’s performance as a hard ass. Her performance as the antagonist to the overly earnest Will is the heart of the show and is a character that is both unique and ridiculously hilarious.
Glee has returned, with a vengeance. Okay I missed the first half hour because of Lost (I will get it on Hulu.com as soon as it is up). But once again Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) has ripped through the scenery and delivered. The Vogue preview for next weeks Madonna ep was so ridiculously perfect. I remember Jane from Waiting for Guffman and Glee just buries what they gave her to work with there. If any one is listening, give Sue more!
Also they set up some obstacles for Will and Emma. That felt kinda forced. It makes Will seem too self involved. But it was great they he got to make out with the opposing coach. Maybe I missed it but they should have played up Emma’s aversion more. Or added a new twist not the same old sit com romantic separations.
The AC DC cover rocked. It reminded me of … ah well that’s a bit too dated to mention (it involves 8-tracks and a Ford Galaxy 500). The Beatles cover of Hello Goodbye, was not good. I cringed. Go for the low hanging fruit, not the hard to do justice too stuff.
The cast of Glee will perform at the annual Egg Roll Easter event on Monday April 4 2010. Also appearing will be Justin Bieber, and characters from “Yo Gabba Gabba” and “Sesame Street.”
See the performance live via the Internet at http://www.whitehouse.gov/easterEggRoll
The cast of Glee can be seen in person performing live in person! Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron and Naya Rivera will all be performing. “The response of the fans to our little show has been so immediate and so gratifying, we wanted to get out and thank them live and in person,” said the Glee’s co-creator Ryan Murphy. Lea added, “This has been such an extraordinary year for ‘Glee’ and I can’t think of a better way to finish up the first season than performing live on stage with the cast.”
2010 ‘Glee Live! In Concert!’ dates:
May 18 Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre
May 20 Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
May 21 Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
May 25 Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
May 26 Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
May 28 New York City, NY – Radio City Music Hall
May 29 New York City, NY – Radio City Music Hall
There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Justin Bieber is going to guest star on Glee as a lead for a competing Glee club. I’ve looked everywhere and I cannot even figure out where this rumor got started but as far as I can tell there is nothing to it. So don’t get your hopes up for a crossover show anytime soon.
Just saw the full cast up on stage and they looked great. It was a really tough category too. They were up against The Office, Entourage, 30 Rock, and somebody else I can’t remember (sorry folks). I can’t believe they won as a freshman series. Have to go looking for some red carpet picks for the next post.
Bust a Move – Will
Thong Song – Ken!
Sweet Caroline – Puck
I Could Have Danced All Night – Emma
I found the slushie war lame, but I really liked Will’s old school “Bust a Move.” Ken is so fantastically repulsive when he is jealous of Emma and Will. I would so loved to have seen a “I Could Have Danced All Night”/”Thong Song” mash up.
Puck and Rachael hooked up! They make a way cuter couple then Quinn and Finn. But sadly it does not seem to be in the cards for them. Puck’s rendition of Neil Simmon’s “Sweet Caroline” was so good it even has Quinn thinking he is boyfriend material.
Sue Sylvester had a little side plot with a romantic liaison with a news anchor. It felt a bit forced to me. I guess because the writers were making her play nice. Forget that, just let her give a monologues every few shows.
There are a lot of different sites that you can watch Glee on for free. I will keep a running list in this post and if any one runs across somewhere I missed please add a comment with the info and your experience watching it there.
Hulu Has the current episodes and I have watched here with no probs.
Fox also shows them but they want you they want you to install their player which I refuse to do. I don’t trust Murdock.
You wouldn’t believe the amount of spam scammers wanting to get a link on this post. I removed one link I had within the post because it was a scam.
But if you are in the UK here is a new one for you:
Channel 4 has Glee!
Another great show with so many great lines and two great mash ups. Also, a great dance move in the boy’s number.
Loved Emma’s yellow blouse. It was “insane” as Sue Sylvester said. Also, loved that the competition for Sectionals will be a School for the Deaf and Half Way House. I bet they’ll both be surprisingly tough competitors.
Sue Sylvester, though, had the best lines of the night. Just loved her monologue to her journal. And I quote “without my endorsement deals, I won’t be able to buy my hovercraft. Every time I try to destroy that clutch of scab eating mouth breathers it only comes back stronger, like some sexually ambiguous horror movie villian. Here I am about to turn 30 and I’ve sacrificed everything only to be shanghied by the bicurious machinations of a cabal of doughy misshapen teens. Am I missing something, Journal? Is it me? Of course it isn’t me. It’s Will Schuster. What is it about him, Journal? Is it the arrogant smirk? Is it the store bought home perm?” Brilliant writing and Jane Lynch rocked it.
More great lines from Sue “Your husband is hiding his keilbasa in a Hickory Farms gift basket that doesn’t belong to you.” And describing Emma as a “mentally ill ginger pygmy with eyes like a bush baby.”
Ken also got a few good lines. My favorite “me with psoriasis and one testicle that won’t descend.”
Terri always gets a good line or two. She described Ken as “He’s dumb like sand and his fondue pot of nationalities is going to open your kids to a host of genetic diseases.” but kind and generous, and available.
The end was bittersweet, but at least Emma was wearing another “insane” blouse. Can’t wait for next episode.