Wee for Glee

Posted: September 28, 2009 by Jamie in POP - pop culture
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Do, re, me, Glee!

Do, re, me, Glee!

Man hug between the two hottest actors on Glee? CHECK!
The president of the Celibacy Club getting preggers? CHECK!
Teaching a football team Beyoncé’s Single Ladies dance? CHECK!

FOX’s scorching hot new show, Glee, aired its’ fourth episode this past week, and what an episode it was. If the title “Preggers,” didn’t make you crack a smile, the opening scene with Kurt (Chris Colfer) dancing in a leotard to Beyoncés Single Ladies must have done the trick. The whole episode was set to the theme of Beyoncé’s music, but no, Kanye West did not interrupt once with, “Yo Kurt, I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best dance moves of all time!”

Along with a catchy selection of music, which included tunes from West Side Story, Celine Dion, and of course Beyoncé, there were so many interwoven storylines packed into 43 minutes of airtime. Fake pregnancies, real pregnancies, “auditions” to be William McKinley High’s new kicker, club competitiveness, football players patting their own butts to the music, Internet blackmail that did not involve sex tapes, a football team’s dramatic first win, and even coming to terms with one’s sexual orientation evoked laughs, gasps, and sighs of relief this past week. The writers introduced and pulled all the stories off beautifully, but I personally loved the baby mama drama.

If we’re going to talk about being pregnant, especially if we’re Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) age, it better be on a television show. I’m sure a bunch of you young ladies would agree with me. So when it was revealed that Finn’s (Cory Monteith) “One Minute Man-ness” may have resulted in Quinn’s hot tub impregnation, I couldn’t help but laugh and cringe. While thinking of the mail is supposed to help Quinn last longer, now the couple might really be getting a special delivery. I don’t know about you, but I’d still get in a hot tub with Finn. Just sayin’.

But Finn’s just one possible daddy. My girl Quinn really knows how to play them.

I mean, of course the drama doesn’t stop there. The writers also revealed that Puck (Mark Salling) may actually be the daddy, after he slept with a drunken Quinn, aka Finn’s girlfriend, aka the president of the Celibacy Club. Some best friend you are, Puck. Too bad Glee is already a show, because these kids might as well be on Jerry Springer.

And even before the teen pregnancy shocker, the writers played up Terri’s (Jessalyn Gilsig) adult and very much fake pregnancy. I found the “She needs dolomite” line to be really funny, but maybe that’s because I just had my Earth Science lecture and lab. I’m starting to have empathy for Terri, in the sense that I just want to jump through the screen and shake her, especially if she plans on passing off Quinn’s baby as her own. Poor, poor Will (Matthew Morrison). Anyway, whenever I’m preggers, I really hope that I don’t get poop all over my cowboy boots.

Episode 5 airs this Wednesday, and in the mean time, many fans wait anxiously. Who’s the baby daddy? What will Glee Club do without Rachel (Lea Michele)? Does Will find out about Terri’s foamy stomach?

I’m sure all the fan girls (and boys) let out a “squee” for Glee this past week.

I know I did.

 

~Jamie Kapili

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