'Glee,' you are such an original
March 16th, 2011
11:54 AM ET

'Glee,' you are such an original

YAY for Kurt!

He finally won Blaine's heart and the pair sealed it with a kiss or two. But more on that later.

It was a super huge episode with so much angst. The glee club members struggled to write an original song for Regionals and ended up with some interesting results. Santana's ode to Sam's lips, "Trouty Mouth," was just too much. Puck (barely) did a little bit better serenading Lauren with "Big Ass Heart."

I'd much rather adopt Mercedes' "Hell to the No" as my new theme song. It was soulful, defiant and spoke to the Diva (yes, capital "d") in all of us. I wonder if somewhere Whitney Houston was jamming to it.

The major theme was that good songs come out of pain, heartbreak and turmoil, and there was plenty of that going around.

Santana is beyond hurt that Brittany won't dismiss Artie for her, and Rachel was devastated to learn that Finn and Quinn are back on as a couple. Rachel poured her soul into writing and performing her original song "Get It Right."

But the winner of the night was the original tune "Loser Like Me," which utilized everything from the "L" on the forehead that Gleeks have appropriated from the losers to the throwing of confetti slushies at the end of the song. That made me smile.

And who doesn't love love? After Kurt pointed out that The Warblers have basically become backup singers for Blaine (I wish someone would have that chat with Rachel), the latter found himself initially bugged but later admitting what we all knew from the start – that they were meant to be together.

After the pet canary Pavoratti dies, Kurt sings The Beatles' "Black Bird," and Blaine realizes he wants Kurt to duet with him on Hey Monday's "Candles." “Kurt, there’s a moment when you say to yourself, ‘Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you forever,’” Blaine tells him. “You move me, Kurt. And this duet would just be an excuse to spend more time with you.”

Then they kissed and the Twitterverse exploded (#theykissed immediately started trending).

Kudos to The Warblers for their version of Pink's "Raise Your Glass," which rocked. Not so hot was the highly anticipated appearance by Kathy Griffin as a Sarah Palin-type character called on to judge Regionals. I love, love love Griffin and she clearly had the Palin wave down, but her lines just weren't that funny. Given her rep for biting wit, I expected the writers to do better by her.

Instead, Loretta Devine stole the show as Sister Mary Constance, a former stripper turned nun who did it to avoid homelessness. I spit out my soda when Devine's character said, "The convent is the one place I knew I could stay off the pole." Now that's some good writing.

Of course our kids won and are now headed to Nationals in New York. Sue added punctuation by punching out the messenger, and I'll admit I cried a little when Rachel thanked the kids for voting her MVP.

Did you love "Glee" as much as I did?

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  1. You make great use of your words in this article. I am impressed with the valid points of interest you make here and I agree.

    Back in August my husband I a were current on our mortgage, our payments started out last September 2008 at 1400 per month and had gone up to 1550 a month by June. We were told we were 40$ short in our escrow account. Anyhow, due to the economy my husband who is self employed ran out of work and he was getting very little work on the books. We called CitiMortgage in August because we knew that our next payments would be really difficult and were hoping to qualify for the new government HAMP program. Our loan was 162,569.46. When they finally called us back, we still hadn't made a payment late, ever. The lady said that they could cut our payments down to $800 a month for four months and in November we would be able to rework our loan then. We were so excited. We paid every payment on time (stopped paying some CC's which stunk but we do what we have to).

    December 3, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. tryecrot

    Yes there should realize the opportunity to RSS commentary, quite simply, CMS is another on the blog.

    August 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jon

    The fact that so many gays are posting to this site is evidence of Glee's gay agenda. When i was in college gays claimed 10% of society is gay. I've heard numbers that drop that 5% or less. If you watched Glee you would think it was much higher % based on airtime given to the topic.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nicholas Crites

    I loved the show Glee it was very up to date on topics that high school pupils goo thru every day of ther school life!I think the music was very much better tat the American Idol!I think that they should keeep it on, exspecially for the kids , besides teres alot of adults like the music and the dancing too!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. KJP

    Hate to break it to you people, but not all Christians have a problem with gay people. Frankly I think God makes you how you are intended to be, whether straight or gay. I'm a conservative and I support gay marriage. Maybe you should stop listening to the media about conservatives, as I know many like me. Loved that Blaine and Kurt kissed on FOX at 8:33.

    March 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pliny

    "GLEE" is 'original'???

    Well...yes. But only when it was called "FAME".

    March 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. df

    ...you people need a life...

    March 18, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chris

    Glee has quickly gone from one of my big shows to watch to one I wonder when I'm going to remove it from my DVR. In the beginning it was fresh. Original. It's not the cast for me, but the writing. The continuity is horrible. One week there is no way Blaine will fall for Kurt. Now after one (well performed) song Blaine is in love. Just the latest of where-does-that-fit-in moments. The writers are not bringing anything new. They are simply shaking relationships up by means that make no sense. It's getting really old.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. Steve

    I am a hetero guy but boys that kiss was hot! Some TV kisses are soooo bad but this one was perffffect!

    March 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bookenz

    Good for Kurt, but I fast forwarded through that kiss.

    March 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe

    This is a show about high school kids, and there are adults that watch too? Scary!

    March 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Matt

    Never saw a previous episode... turned it on and thought it was okay until the two guys kissed.. then immediately turned it off.

    that is disgusting to glorify that abomination on family television. fringe groups trying to brainwash kids into thinking that sort of disgust is normal.

    March 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TJW68

    Best episode in months!
    More singing, less yapping.

    March 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JaneW

    Love the music (could do without Rachel/Barbra every week!) and characters, but is this show remotely portraying any part of a real high school??? I'm not asking for total realism, but come on, some of the situations would NEVER happen!!

    March 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jillian49e

    If you have gray hair check out this paraben free product...it's awesome

    March 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Nathan

    This show makes me wanna swipe my V card at a Britney Spears sehks riot!

    March 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Victor

    "The convent is the one place I knew I could stay off the pole."

    That line cracked me up too.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  18. momof1

    This show has gone way too far concentrating on pushing the gay rights agenda instead of the entertaining show that it has been. I am done after last week...completely did me in.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Susan

    I loved the episode. It was really fun! They really know how to pack a whole lot into like 50 minutes!
    Good for Kurt. Good for Rachel.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Susan

      Perhaps next episode they will show Kurt really packing it into blaines tight little tailpipe.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mikald11

    How is this propaganda or how do you all say that they are trying to push an agenda... How many times have they showed some of the straight characters kiss... Almost every episode... So are they trying to push a straight agenda... I am glad they there is a show that has gay characters in the for front... Good for them... One of my favorite episodes...

    March 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  21. kate

    i'm so glad that glee is finally giving gay characters meaningful relationships. two of the main characters are gay and they have a relationship, it's not pushing a gay agenda to have them deal with the issues that gay teens are facing today. if they were just the silly side stories, that gay characters always have been, it would be sending the wrong message to LGBT youth. it would be like saying they didn't matter and they're just here for laughs, that no one takes them seriously.
    i have no idea how someone could be against their children seeing two people be in a happy healthy teenage relationship.
    this episode was fantastic as are all the episodes, especially this season.

    March 17, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. AFMark

    For our family two guys kissing is not what I want my 10 year old to watch, dont mean to offend just the way it is so get over it. I've explained to my kid you can be whoever you want and it's ok, we dont make a big deal out of being gay .. but we also explain that MOST people in the world are straight ... hope you all are able to get over that fact too ... Peace to all you cry babies ...

    March 17, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  23. Im_Abbie

    I LOVE GLEE! I was happy for Curt and Blaine and loved the Burberryesque canary cage cover and accessories. I will say however that now that Curt and Blaine are FINALLY together, can we bring them down to the relationship level that say Artie and Brittany have maybe? It is getting just to "gay" focused. I want to watch ALL of the characters develop. These are the most talented kids on the planet. I usually end up liking their version of songs better than the originals.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  24. George Cigas

    Nope, hate it. Won't watch this any more and no shopping at Macy's.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  25. Carolyn

    I LOVED this episode and love the show. It is funny, mocking and serious all at the same time. Plus great entertainment. This reviewer gets it right every time...the reviewer for MSNBC gets it mostly wrong every time. That guy needs to lighten up and not take himself so seriously!

    March 17, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  26. gleegud

    I am gay and i think Kurt over does the gay part. He should consider becoming a woman.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  27. HaHa

    It's kind of funny to read the posts that bash gays and then proceed to describe their own rather explicit gay fantasies. Looking at the man in the mirror...

    March 17, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  28. J Fritzl

    I watch Glee each week on the 'net after it airs. I have to say, I was disappointed in this episode. I guess the 'original song' concept just didn't sell it for me – I like hearing them sing arrangements of existing songs by artists I'm familiar with. In this episode the only song I recognized was Misery, and it was done by the end of the first 5 minutes of the show (and was subpar. Sorry, Bl-gay-ne, but a song about being in misery over a woman doesn't fly when the one singing it likes dudes. Just ask George Michael.)

    And in general the episode was far too gay, in all senses of the word. But that's all I got to say about that.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  29. Rocky

    Get a life. What a bunch of fu@cking loosers!

    March 17, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  30. grannysdad

    Lisa Respers Franceisi the biggest bigot and CNN should fire her. Of course you like "Hell To The No" Have you ever said anything positive about a white person in your life. Get over it already. No wonder Rascism still exist in this country you refuse to let it go.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  31. Michael West

    Loved the original songs, but I feel like the show is getting a bit tooooo preachy. Why have they got so caught up trying to push a straight agenda, don't they know thats the fastest way to kill a good show. I am not judging anyone, but I really think they're focusing WAY too much on the straight issues. Yes, it's a part of the show, but not all of it. It seems that's what it's becoming, it's like they are condoning that being straight is an ok lifestyle, do they not understand the divorce rate in the USA? And all the girls sleeping with all the boys on the show, back and forth and back and forth, what is up with that, is not really good for kids to see. They need more wholesome sweet puppy love like what is happening between Blaine and Kurt. You don't see either of them pogo sticking their way through every member of the cast... The producers of GLEE need to look into some true family values and stop these teens "evil ways" before "another" teen girl on the show gets pregnant. Shameful. This show is sooooooooooo sickening.. straights and geeks..who the heck wants to see glamor girls AND jocks bang each other and get pregnant or even KISS yuck!!!!! Again the music is great but just can't get thru the stupid story lines.. YUCK again

    March 17, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  32. Michael West

    Loved the original songs, but I feel like the show is getting a bit tooooo preachy. Why have they got so caught up trying to push a straight agenda, don't they know thats the fastest way to kill a good show. I am not judging anyone, but I really think they're focusing WAY too much on the straight issues. Yes, it's a part of the show, but not all of it. It seems that's what it's becoming, it's like they are condoning that being straight is an ok lifestyle, do they not understand the divorce rate in the USA? And all the girls sleeping with all the boys on the show, back and forth and back and forth, what is up with that, is not really good for kids to see. They need more wholesome sweet puppy love like what is happening between Blaine and Kurt. You don't see either of them pogo sticking their way through every member of the cast... The producers of GLEE need to look into some true family values and stop these teens "evil ways" before "another" teen girl on the show gets pregnant. Shameful. This show is sooooooooooo sickening.. straights and geeks..who the heck wants to see glamor girls, wheelchair geeks and jocks bang each other and get pregnant or even KISS yuck!!!!! Again the music is great but just can't get thru the stupid story lines.. YUCK again

    March 17, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Leeenda

      OMG! I LOVE you! It's this snarky sarcasm that makes me read all the responses.

      Oh, and btw, I am a straight woman in my 50's and I absolutely LOVE Glee. I watch it with my daughters and sometimes my husband, but he gets yelled at if he talks to the TV because there can be absolutely no noise (not even laughter) during the show, according to my eldest.

      March 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lori

      Michael...you are so my hero. I was thinking the same thing as I was reading the comments. Nobody seems to have a problem with Sam bouncing from girl to girl. I love this show. It is not preachy, it just deals with many of the issues facing teens today. And that kiss was one of the sweetest kisses I have ever seen. It was all about the emotion, not the gender.

      March 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  33. gg

    It was disgusting! This show is so PC and in your face.I am done watching.

    March 17, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      God forbid people are PC – we wouldn't want people to be respectful and be educated!

      March 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dont mind but....

    I feel everyone should live their life as they choose. But gay kissing on prime time tv is over the edge. Not really a fan of the show before the kiss. now not a fan at all. Some things should just be left private.

    March 17, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  35. Ellie

    Great episode......loved the songs.....but the gay stuff is too much. Kurt is WAY too gay for me. Gonna have to tune out. Too bad. Just once these days, I'd love to see a show that doesn't have a gay overtone. It's being shoved down our throats and I don't like it. It really is too bad because other than the gay stuff, it's a great show. Tone it down!

    March 17, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      I agree with you Ellie. My wife and I love the music and overall script but Kurt and his unrequited lust and his other overly sensitive problems with becoming a man, and now Santana's lesbian run at Brittany, have removed our names from the viewer list. I'll miss it, but I'll be hanged if I'll watch it again.

      March 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Heretical

    My 13 year old daughter and I watch this show together and she is flabbergasted at how ignorant some people can be! She was just telling me today about her Mormon friend at school who tells her that he loves gay people but hates their "acts". Anyway, as a thoroughly closeted 42 year old gay dad I have to say I absolutely love this show. When I was in high-school in the 80's this show (especially the kissing scene) would never ever happen. To get anything "gay" I had to travel to Philly to buy an Advocate. I think it is amazing that a kiss like that can be shown today and am so happy for all of the gay and bi kids who now have a mainstream TV show to tell them they aren't deviants or sick. I watch and think about my past and think what if...

    March 17, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Yeah, I wonder what if too....if you had been a bit more promiscous in your early years you might just be pushing up daisies instead of being a closeted dad. Oh, but think of the liberty you'll have when your daughter is grown and gone. Whooppeeee

      March 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Joe, San Diego

    7 out of 10... the kiss was okay- for high school boys hmm awfully lovey dovey- not the discovery passionate greedy first time I kissed aggressiveness... Sue is too funny with her tracksuits, Sam should get more attention are all the blonds boneheads?
    I want to see more of coach BEAST she is a 6'3" woman incredible reminds me of sky on American Gladiators, now that was entertaining, Chapstik Lez did you dig those gals?

    March 17, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      ummm American Gladiators was kinda on from 1989-1996 ... I am only 26 so I am not very familiar with them but I googled it and those women scare me LOL I would so get chewed up and spit out!

      March 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  38. mmi16

    While I don't mind the gay characters....the gayness is being made the center of too many plot lines.

    March 17, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  39. CAD

    Tuesday's show had lot going for it, no doubt, but I really am enjoying the arc with Gwyneth Paltrow the most. I got a kick out of last week's "Do You Wanna Touch Me" number. Dynamite.
    At this time, in this age, it's beyond me how you can go through life and still bash gays, and claim that this show is pushing an agenda. It's a light-hearted TV show, and it relies heavily on any number of sterotypes, gays included. If you think that is pushing an agenda, are they pushing the Jewish American Princess agenda with Rachel's character? Come on. It's not pushing an agenda, it's just telling stories. Unbalanced, slanted political talk shows push agendas...Glenn Beck, for instance. Glee simply entertains.

    March 17, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  40. Not into boys kissing each other

    Sick of the gay agenda being pushed every episode.

    March 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      You know I am not into boys kissing either....LOL....btw you can always watch ABC family.

      March 17, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • QS

      How ironic....I'm not into guys kissing girls! ;-p

      March 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Les

    Nope, I loved it more. When "The Kiss" happened, I cheered, backed up the episode re-watched and cheered some more. I'm no longer young and never have been gay but Kurt's continual unrequited crushes brought back memories. It's nice Blaine finally realized how wonderful Kurt is.

    When I'm not singing "Hell to the No" today, or "Loser Like Me" the song lyrics in my head have been that old dance hit, Finally. That's what the episode felt like. Finally

    March 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jen

    Very happy for Kurt. Now it's Britana's turn! Give Artie a new gf. They don't gel. I feel for you, Santana! Get your girl back!

    March 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jimmie

    Really glad to see Blaine and Kurt kiss. Very sweet, young love. Kurt deserves it. Darren Criss is a great actor – he gives the sweetest looks. Lea Michelle's voice is amazing and I will always want to hear her do solos. Want to see Gwyneth Paltrow back on the show real real soon – she's great as Holly. Too bad they underutilized the awesome Kathy Griffin.

    March 16, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  44. gh

    This show is sooooooooooo sickening.. gays and geeks.. please I thought I was pretty liberal until this crap came on.. who the heck wants to see glamor boys bang each other or KISS yuck!!!!! The music is great but just can't get thru the stupid story lines.. YUCK again

    March 16, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gloria Steinem

      change the channel, idiot.

      March 16, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      I used to say the same thing when I saw straight couples making out on t.v. Eventually I was cool with it because I realized I could relate to some of the story lines, regardless of gender/preference. Please have an open mind, otherwise just flip the channel and respect difference in the world.

      March 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Aninadog

    Ahhhh – it's only 5 pm on the west coast!!! I have to wait a few hours to see this episode play out.

    March 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Steven in Charleston

    Is it "preachy" when straight kids kiss? Yeah, didn't think so.

    High school students fall in love, they kiss, and sometimes they even (gasp!) have s*x. This is true of straight kids and gay kids and black kids and white kids and fat kids and skinny kids and kids who use a chair. To suggest otherwise would simply be inauthentic. The underlying message throughout this entire show is to celebrate your authentic self, and last night they displayed that in spades.

    March 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mildred Pearce

    I know there are people who sing, but do they have to shove that lifestyle done my throat? I don't want to see that on my television. What a perversion. Think of the children. Remember when Fox had a lineup that meant something good and wholesome?

    March 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      Oh mean like The Simpsons....how long has that been running? Oh yeah 1989-present....because they are an excellent example of wholesome american values and not to mention an amazing show for the youngsters.....lets progress to 2011 please and thank you!

      March 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mildred Pearce

    I know there are people sing, but do they have to shove that lifestyle done my throat? I don't want to see that on my television. What a perversion. Think of the children. Remember when Fox had a lineup that meant something good and wholesome?

    March 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  49. David Fitzgerald

    Great episode. It was so nice to see Kurt finally find love and get a true kiss. A great episode. One of the better episodes in a while, IMO.

    March 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Brian Holbrook

    "super huge episode"? Dear God, woman! You're a professional journalist; you may be paid to write this schlock and watch this slop, but you could at least *aspire* to write as if you've been instructed on the subject.

    March 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jamiedecatur

    THIS IS FOR POSH-kenneth.what the f^^k is wrong with you.you think thats comedy what you said.your a racist hateful person.this country has enough problems without your redneck a–.keep your nasty thoughts to yourself.god hates ugly and your a picture of it.besides i bet u wont say that to anyones face.anyways i love glee.

    March 16, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Sean

    I absolutely LOVED last night's episode...my new favorite without a doubt! I was a little upset how the kids were against Rachel's idea to do original songs, then getting on board the moment Quinn agreed with her. Whatever. I hate what Quinn has become; it's like all that growth that occurred last season during her pregnancy has been thrown out the window. As for THE KISS, it was everything I wanted it to be: heartfelt and natural without being super emotional. All I could say was “FINALLY!”. Rachel was definitely the MVP for this episode, and she brought tears to my eyes with “Get It Right”. I can’t get enough of “Loser Like Me” and “Hell to the No”, my new favorite songs. Can’t wait for more episodes in April 

    March 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Ashleigh

    they did give other people to sing besides Rachel & Finn.
    like on episode 10, Quinn, Sam and Santana get leads for the sectionals. And according to me they didn't do a good job in singing the songs. It would be better if Rachel sang it

    March 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Sarbar

    I agree with this notion of a not so hidden "agenda" for gay rights. Yeah, if you're gay that's who you are and good for you. But I'm sorry, it can be uncomfortable. Today's generation is more keen to the issue, but yesterdays generation certainly is not. Watching this show with an adult embarrasses me... Isn't that going against the goal???

    March 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      No. The more you see and understand that gays and lesbians have the same feelings, the same goals, and the same need to create a family and friends just like you, the more that you (and the generations that preceded you) will learn and understand. It doesn't mean you have to become gay to understand what it means to be gay, and that seems to be the leap in logic that few can make who feel there is an "agenda" in a show that shows straight and gay relationships on the same level. ..equal in every way.

      March 16, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Johnjon

    My partner and I both had tears in our eyes watching this episode. It reminded us of when we were both young guys, just discovering each other and how exciting it was. Blaine and Kurt's holiday duet struck a "note" with us as well. 20 years ago when we were first dating, he was snowed in at his parents and couldn't meet me for dinner. I called a radio station and requested "Baby it's cold outside" to be played for him. I held my breath as I listened to the D.J. announce the request, and he DID use both our names.............. "this is from John to Matt who's stuck in the snow". When we saw the Holiday Glee, we felt a special connection. Thank God the wait is over!

    March 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jonnie Marko

    Blah blah blah... This show went down hill fast. I hardly watch anymore because guess what? They're still recycling the same plot lines from 3, 6, 9 months ago. Maybe the show was good when it first came on, but I feel like it's not original anymore. It's pandering to the ratings and just putting out garbage that's popular, which is ironic because this "be who you are, go against the grain" theme is so mainstream right now.
    None of the "relationships" ring true and all of those characters are empty stereotypes. There are moments of honesty here and there, but overall?

    Come. On.

    does it get better?

    March 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  57. JDAR123

    Last night's episode was a huge character development episode. Kurt & Blaine are perfect. They are both each others first boyfriend. And Rachel finally got out of her "school girl bubble" and realized what she needs to do to rebuild her relationship with Finn and be the leader of New Directions. It was a huge moment for her to accept her trophy and commend the other Glee clubbers, whereas she would usually only talk about herself. Also, I think Finn realized what he wants, but we'll see how that goes...

    March 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Maryann

    Steven Seagal is just fearful of things he doesn't understand. There are a few other terrified straight people here but the majority of posters are normal, educated, thinking individuals who care about their fellow humans, no matter who they decide to love.

    Maybe someday the others will get educated enough to understand how people can be different.

    March 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Chrysler

    Very entertaining! I remember Dawson's Creek had the gay storyline. So did a bunch of other shows. But Glee's take on the gay issue is different because it's musical. Really original. This show is gonna be hard to top!

    March 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Amunaka

    Well ..gotta say I never watched Glee or even knew what it was beside a teen musical thing ...and I'm far removed from being a teen ..but I ended up looking up a clip that caught my attention in a commercial and watched a few past episodes of Glee on line and caught last nights episode ..well i almost felt guilty watching it ..but gotta say I was pleasantly surprised.. I thoroughly enjoyed the music the characters on the show.. and in a feel good kind of way ...so now I'm hooked and have the series programed on my DVR....Kudos to the shows creators .

    March 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  61. JJ

    I hated this episode...original songs sucked because you can't jam to them. The whole love triangle is played out and Rachel needs to get over herself.

    March 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  62. jay

    Love the singing. Hate the satanic agenda of the show.

    March 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      What? You think that tolerance, celebrating diversity, fighting for the downtrodden and bullied, and celebrating life and love with music and dance are satanic? Are you the preacher from "Footloose"? Get a grip on reality, and get your head out of a book written 2000 years ago, and perhaps you'll realize that there are millions of people living very happy lives who have no need to spread hate, lies, falsehoods...and who have little time bearing false witness against their neighbors (you, of all people, should understand that reference).

      March 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Chris

    I loved it so much! Kurt's version of blackbird was amazing. I can't get enough of the show. The nun character was a hoot!

    March 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  64. barrybling

    she never said hell to the no to some sizzler

    March 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Kat

    I just don't understand the big thrill folks have with GLEE. A friend just moved back to LA from Arizona and she was beyond thrilled to get tickets to the filming of this episode. To me it's just not worth watching.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Posh-Kenneth

    @ Chapstik- I'm seriously in love with you. You're like... one of 3 people on this board that I want to hug. <3 Thank you for saying what you've said. It's people like you that reassure me there are other SANE individuals out there.

    Side note: last night's episode was wonderful. I was really rooting for Kurt and Blaine. The kiss was as natural as any other on the show. They're adorable together. =3

    March 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      Awwww.... thanks

      March 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Posh-Kenneth

      @ sweetboy- sure... I'm a chick but we can try it anytime you want baby.

      March 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Im pitching a tent

      "I was really rooting for Kurt and Blaine."

      Oh I get it...you were hoping Kurt would extend his root into Blaines dirt box?

      March 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  67. jesse

    This country has gone to hell, a shame we shall never be a proud strong country again. I might as well move to France at least there gays are gay and not pretend ones and the women are smarter and prettier.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • mep2820

      Jesse – you make me laugh with your stupid comment – you are such an idiot!! There is a saying you should live by – "don't believe everything you think"

      March 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      What time is your flight? What airport and what airline? I'll put together the "au revoir" party of a lifetime together for you, and will assure you with both signs and balloons that you won't be missed.

      March 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • PepPep

      I'll pay for your ticket, you idiot.

      March 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Emily

    I'm 46 and LOVE Glee! Love the music, high school drama and the story. The diversity, dancing & singing are my favorite parts of the show.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jamiedecatur

    I love gay ppl and im not gay i love all ppl.if god wanted us to be the same he would have made us the same in every way.you judge those who are not like u.do you also make fun of the handicapped and elderly ppl?

    March 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Maryann

    I am a 56 year old straight woman, and I loved the show last night. I've been a little disappointed in this season, but last night's episode completely redeemed itself!

    I smiled so BIG when Kurt got his kiss, and was also glad that there were no spoilers!

    As far as the haters on here, isn't it ironic how they think of themselves as 'Christians' who can't accept the FACT that people are gay? And they spew their hatred all over the internet, while lecturing people on what the imaginary sky daddy wants.

    Oh, the irony is just incredible!

    March 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scarlett

      I'm a Christian and I don't hate gays. But, I don't have to respect someone like you who feels free to make fun of my religion. You just brought yourself down to the haters level with your "imaginary daddy" comments. It is a free country. You're free to be a gay atheist. I'm free to be a straight Christian. Lumping all Christians into the same category doesn't help your argument at all. It just shows that some on the other side of the fence can be as close minded and hateful as those they complain about. Geez ...

      March 17, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  71. Kali

    I watched it TWICE last night and will probably watch it again! I loved it!!!

    March 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Eli

    All I can say is if you dont like it dont watch it and for sure dont come on different sites and read something about the show so you can make nast comments. Good pole smoker here I guess since thats what the good moral people that go to church everytime the doors are open want to call me. God does love you eventhough all you do is think about what others do in their bedrooms. I would think if you put that much effort in your own bedrooms you all would not be getting divorces-also a sin in the bible. So I guess we all might need to be asking for some forgivness

    March 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  73. D.S.


    March 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Steve-O

    I'm a male. I like Glee and last night's episode was stellar on so many levels. I'm not even gay!

    (Mr. Seagal: Look around you. There is no god.)
    (? & @?: Do your parents know you're on the internet?)

    March 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Court

    Oh man while Blaine was watching Kurt sing "Blackbird" and you could see him finally see Kurt as something more...uhhh love it

    When they kissed I squeal like a little girl. I'm happy to see Glee is redeeming itself. And there were no spoilers about this kiss and THANK GOD.

    March 16, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Eve not Steve

    Glee is quite possibly the worst show on the air. Just saying.

    March 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cate

      No, the worst show on TV is a three-way tie: "Jersey Shore", "The Bachelor", and ANY "Real Housewives"

      March 18, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  77. Glenn Bugala

    Watch Glee, and then leave it on for FoxNews, where they praise efforts to take away gay rights. How can one network be such a leader in entertainment and live in the stone ages with their news?


    March 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Maggie

    I love it not only because of the rockin original songs, but because it was finally about the GLEEKS again!

    March 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  79. lw

    I loved last nights episode of Glee! One of the best this season.

    March 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Lisa

    Kurt rocked Black Bird and the show was AWESOME!!!

    March 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  81. GleekFan

    Well i love Glee and it's cast members. I am getting a little bit tired of Finn and Rachel. Rachel can sing her butt off but she is too much sometimes, and Finn, well, i don't think his singing is nearly as good as the other men and his character is just lame and boring. Hope they do some work on his part and Rachels. All in all though, GREAT SHOW!!

    March 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  82. joe

    disgusting...its time to throw up

    March 16, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  83. GleeFan

    Tom and Steven – you have the right to voice your opinions and honestly, I get it if you don't understand being gay. However, what I take issue with is the anger and honestly childess and ignorant remarks. If you don't believe it, fine, but don't wish harm or make comments about HIV. Reading your comments, I would much rather be gay and deal with diversity than to be mean at the core of my soul.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Village People

    We loved it! Especially the kissing part! Steven Seagal: you need to be honest with yourself! You need to come out of the closet, you poor, misguided man.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  85. stu

    duct tape might tame thee Tom & Steven.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Jae

    I enjoy the show but I really get tired of Rachel always singing lead on most of the songs. The other girls have amazing voices also and I really love it when they get to sing. It's not the Rachel and Finn show.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  87. SF

    I'm well over 40 and Glee is my favorite show on television. It's fun but still has a heart. I loved last night's episode- it's probably my favorite episode of all. The "Loser Like Me" song was the perfect anthem for the Glee kids. Hope to see more great shows from them for many years to come. I do agree with the bit about Kathy Griffin. She is usually so funny but last night she was a dud!

    March 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Kathy was underused on purpose. It was all designed to be subtle jabs at SP. Glee producers don't want to lose tea party viewers, unfortunately there are too many that could make a difference. That kiss, long and overplayed, was the true "hot button" for them.

      March 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  88. anonymouse

    What I don't understand is some people made a big deal out of the two gay charactors kissing on "Modern Family." Which was only a peck. But on "Glee", two gays played tonsil hockey for a full three seconds.

    In the 8 o'clock hour.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  89. KK

    For my daughter's sake, I have tried to watch this show a number of times. It is not funny at all and I agree with the other poster that it is preachy. The show would be more tolerable if they put Rachel on the back row of the chorus. I can't stand to watch her sing. Her face does all these contortions which make a homely face just down right ugly.
    Thank God for Modern Family, NCIS, Criminal Minds, and college basketball or there would be nothing intelligent to watch on TV.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • S

      Ever watched "Fringe" or "Big Bang Theory" or "Rules of Engagement?" There are several great shows on telelvion, far better than "Modern Family" (yuck).

      March 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Lori

    LOVED IT ALL! The kiss, (Yeah Kurt and Blaine!), the songs, the Nun! What an episode! And for those of you spewing ugliness, if you don't like Glee, then don't watch the show, OK? Leave it to those of us who do love watching!

    March 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  91. DougB

    Last night's Glee episode was firing on all engines–loved it from start to finish. Everything came together the songs, character development and the kiss (actually kisses)–finally. I agree with the CNN reviewer that Kathy Griffen was not used to her best vantage, but Devine was–I hope they bring her back and have her belt out a few tunes!

    March 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Aron V

    This episode was wonderful!!!! Everypart and Fox is to be commended for showing a kiss of two guys together. And as far as the story, it was about time Kurt and Blaine kissed!!!!!

    March 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      so, "I agree", in your mind AIDS is just a natural progression after love? See, you're what's wrong with this country. Glee is just trying to teach a few lessons about diversity and acceptance, but I guess you really can't teach an old bigoted dog new tricks, can you. Wallow in your misery, and when you die, people will remember that you died hating.

      March 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Kal

    Glee was frakking amazing last night.com!! Everything you've written here is spot on. Devine had the funniest line with her "pole" remark. Everybody sang their very best. Kurt's cover left me breathless; the best he's ever sounded. Same with Mercedes and Rachel. I was blown away (and I'm hard to impress). The kiss shocked me; it was so passionate. But at the same time, I personally think Blaine is too fickle and self-centered; I'll bet he grows tired and falls for someone else in a few weeks if not sooner. Just my 2 cents.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Angelia

    Good, but not great – felt like a shadow of last year's "Sectionals." Better than any other episode in this dismal season, though.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Marlina

    Better than most episodes this season, but still not a great Glee episode by a long shot. Felt like a cheap shadow of last year's sectionals episode.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Cyrstal Kid

    Who really actually cares about this enough to write a ton of comments @ Chapstik Lez.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      @Crystal Kid

      I am so not going to lie..... I am 1st and foremost gay, 2ndI love GLEE and 3rd I am at work bored....no sense in lying 😀

      March 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • c

      @Chapstik Lez,. You are everyones favorite friend arent you 😉

      March 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      As long as I have my happy pills LOL but seriously no I am not everyones fav friend however if I am lucky enough to have you as a friend I am one loyal and reliable friend.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  97. JustMy2Cents

    Very good episode. I'm one of those heteros that still feels awkward watching two guys kiss – you know, the guys Seinfeld was making fun of with his "not that there's anything wrong with that!" shtick. Kurt again nailed a Beatles song (loved his "I Want to Hold Your Hand", too), then when he and Blaine kissed it was as if Finn and Quinn were kissing.

    The "Trouty Mouth" was so (intentionally) bad that it was painful to watch, but "Big Ass Heart" and especially "Hell No" were great. "Hell No" could very well become Glee's first original song to make a significant hit on the charts.

    Another painfully yet intentionally bad song to watch was Sue's pandering drivel to the holy rollers on the judging panel. Suitable failure.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Sasha

    I agree with all that you have said today Lisa. I LOVE Kathy G, she's a riot and the writers completely under used her. But see britney ep for references of writers under using guests. Loved the songs. The long closeup on Blaine's puppy dog face was getting a little uncomfortable as it went. I feel bad for poor Sam. He's agressively persued by a woman who does not even want him, just his status. I remember highschool and I do not remmeber anyone as desperate for popularity as Santana and Quinn. I feel for Brit and Artie, he is caught in another love triangle and he doesn't even know about this one. Good to see Quinn used again, even if its in more of a villaness role again. The boys kiss was cute. I don't know why Ryan Murphy seems to have this thing for if the kids are in a relationship then they get pushed to the back. Its always people who want to be together or are in the process of breaking up that they seem to become relative again. The brit and artie relationship, barely seen anymore, same as Sam and Quinn for most of theirs, Santana and Puck, Santana and Sam, Rachel and Jesse, Artie and Tina, Tina and Mike. If the relationship is happy its never recognized. Its a problem that bothers me because it promotes unhealthy dating in which the drama and angst are all that is important in the relationship. We never get to see a lot of just them together unless its a snippet or a song. There is more to relationships then just courtship and breakup

    March 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Murpheus

    I so want to slap you people! This show is so stupid!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      i AGREE. I don't get what is good about this show. I saw Hairspray, hated it. Now you have a weekly version of it on TV. I am so glad we have HULU so i don't have to watch crappy shows as they play, but still get to watch a bunch of commercials that have this show on it when I do watch TV...EVEN SPORTS. I wish it would go away.

      March 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  100. An immature evolved 14 year old maybe

    Just another stupid naive kid.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  101. simplicity

    incredible performance..keep it up guys love you so much....

    March 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  102. OK

    Nic S :Said
    what did you think it was preaching last night?
    It's not just tonight but over the course of this season. Dont get me wrong I love the show but i just feel its attempting to push an agenda, which makes it a less enjoyable to watch (to me).

    March 16, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      What is this "agenda" exactly?

      March 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • c

      chapstick lez. that more people are gay than really are. You know darn well what agenda they are pushing

      March 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      @ c – I do not think that is the exact agenda they are "pushing" I do not think there is an agenda and I do not think they are pushing anything. I think they are showing (almost) real life issues that teens face. I personally know exactly how Santana felt when she said she was angry at the world basically. I think its important to let kids know that it is ok to be yourself. Gay or Straight its life and we only have one so we need to live it like we want to (as long as it doesn't hurt any one)

      March 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • k

      There are only four gay students in their entire fictional high school, and that's only if you count Brittany. There are a lot more gay students at the real life school where I work. Just sayin.

      March 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • c

      @Chapsti Lez, That was a very nice response. You could have been ugly and you werent, I appreciate that

      March 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      @c No problem I try! There is no sense in being ugly and disrespectful it only feeds others to be ugly and disrespectful

      March 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  103. torey

    LOVED IT... and since i DVR'd it I will watch it again, Loved Kurts Black bird....

    March 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Kim H

    I give the show credit...not one spoiler mentioned the kiss...for once...we were truly surprised.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Naska

      AGREED! I've been getting really sick of them spilling everything! It really devalues the show when they do that.

      March 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Be Quiet

      Agreed! I was so glad it wasn't spoiled. Made it even more satisfying – that a gay kiss isn't "event television", but rather just a normal part of growing up that way. The only part that made it better is the fact that a lot of gay hating bible bangers were probably tuned in (and saw the KISS) because of the publicity surrounding Kathy Griffin's "Palin-esque" character.

      March 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • c

      Bible Bangers dont hate gays, your thinking of Fred Phelps Westboro Baptist Church. Let me just say there is nothing Christian about his hateful protests. He is not affiliated in any way shape or form to the Baptist Church. Christians by and large are very loving people. It is the lifestyle that conflicts with their Biblical teachings that is all. Dont take it so personally. We are here to follow God not man

      March 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  105. SCGlee Fan

    THANK GOD KURT FINALLY GOT TO SING AGAIN!!! The show had until Regionals to give him a solo or I wasn't going to watch again. They redeemed themselves and I will be back as a viewer in April. I did enjoy this episode but I don't understand the big deal about Blaine. He is so very self absorbed but so terribly lost all at the same time. Makes me want a slushy to toss...I do miss Kurt and Rachel duets...they are my favorites...Quinn is becoming quite an actress...her confrontation with Rachel was great!!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  106. ohnobabyjesus

    I dont watch it but i hear its great. I guess 'over the top' cant accept anything that doesnt involve fart jokes and boobs as entertainment.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • c

      I would watch it but I cant get through the commercials for it. I am sorry I just want a nice show with great humor. I am sick to death of 'agenda' shows. I dont care if you are gay, I dont want to see it. Heck I dont want to see straights making out. Just give me a great show with great script.

      March 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  107. jess

    I absolutly loved last night's show! It was truly amazing!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  108. FredErick

    I think the GLEE love fest is coming to an end. Its starting to become predictable, tacky and dull.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • DougB

      Last night's episode was dull? In what parallel universe was this episode dull? Were you watching the same show all the rest of us?

      March 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      I realize this is all personal opinion but I agree with a negative assessment of last night. I enjoyed "Blackbird" but that was about it. Episodes like this one that are full of music and light on the script are always less appealing for me. This show was originally appealing because of quirky characters and plots that were furthered by music, not the other way around.

      March 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  109. dede

    i watch the show. I did not think that Rachel song was the best and that she always get to lead everything. There are many more on that show and they did to start showing their talents. I acutally thought Mercerdes song was better.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chapstik Lez

      Actually Mercedes lyrics where not good enough but the point of the song and the beat were amazing!

      March 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |

      I totally agree Dede. My only complaint about Glee is that it is too much Lea Michelle. There is so much talent on that show that you want to see all of it. I actually liked last week's episode better because it highlighted the other cast members.

      March 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Comments say it's too much about Lea Michelle? She was barely on the beginning of this season when it was all about Kurt.

      March 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |

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