February 23rd, 2011
01:42 PM ET
It would be way too easy to say I blame the good time I had with Tuesday night's "Glee" on the alcohol.
No, I wasn't drunk, but just about everyone on the show was, and that made for hilarity and hijinks. "Glee" is one of the few shows that can take a subject as serious as underage drinking and have some fun with it.
It all began with Rachel's desire to live a more exciting life in order to help with her songwriting skills. (Seriously, that headband-based tune was pathetic.)
So she decides to throw a house party given that her two dads are away on a Rosie O'Donnell cruise (more on her later). In the meantime, Principal Figgins wants the glee kids to do an assembly to help spread the word about the dangers of underage drinking.
Rachel's party is initially a bust, despite her lady of the manor attire and two wine coolers, until Puck breaks into the liquor cabinet. Then it was all drunk foolery, including a breakdown of who was which drunk girl, a spin the bottle session that caused a major Rachel/Blaine smooch and a great duet between the pair of the hit Human League tune from the '80s, "Don't You Want Me."
Now let me address the critics here: I know a lot of people are going to say this whole topic is way too serious for "Glee" to have taken so lightly. But keep in mind, this series is not an after-school special.
This is a show which has Kurt insisting to Rachel that yes, Blaine is actually gay and dismissing her "Blaine and I have so much in common" remark with a curt (embrace the pun here people), "A sentiment expressed by many a hag, by many dating a gay."
So let's just say that "Glee" is extremely different and doesn't exactly play by the rules.
Back to the recap: The gang continued drinking in school and practiced a version of "Blame It On The Alcohol" while Mr. Schuester ended up drunk and singing with Coach Beiste in a country western bar before he drunk dialed Sue. It was enough to make your head spin, even if you weren't watching while sipping a little something something – not that I was.
I was already giggling by the time we hit the Alcohol Awareness Week assembly, where the gleeks gave a slightly tipsy performance of "Tik Tok" by the artist Principal Figgins referred to as "Ke Dollar Sign Ha."
Kudos to Brittany for her awesome performance and her deadpan delivery of the line "Ke$ha’s been a cultural icon for weeks, and I really want to do her music justice," and shout out to Principal Figgins for swaying angelically in the audience.
I was jamming right up until the point Brittany vomited on Rachel. Wow.
It all ended well with the group signing promissory notes to Mr. Schue that they won't drink while preparing for competition, and he vowed to quit drinking too, although the students insisted that he might as well since he doesn't have much going on in his life anyway. Double wow.
I promised to get back to the Rosie O'Donnell mention. The former talk show host has made disparaging remarks about the Lauren/Puck romance telling "Access Hollywood," “Every woman I know who's heavy has very strong feelings about that storyline."
Ashley Fink, the actress who plays Lauren, told The Advocate she plans on taking the matter up with O'Donnell.
"If I see her, I might be like, 'Woman, let's talk about this. Don't be jealous 'cause a big girl's doing her thing on 'Glee,'" she said laughing. "I love Rosie and I respect her opinion, so all I can say is that some of her comments were strange to me."
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