Glee

Choke

Season 3, Ep 18, Aired 5/1/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Kurt and Rachel get ready for their NYADA audition but are scared when they find they will be performing for the school's dean; Puck makes a life decision when his father shows up in a Lima; Sue and Roz help Coach Beiste when she reveals a deep secret.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dianna Agron

    Quinn Fabray

  • Chris Colfer

    Kurt Hummel

  • Darren Criss

    Blaine Anderson

  • Jane Lynch

    Sue Sylvester

  • Jayma Mays

    Emma Pillsbury

  • Photos (3)
  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • One of the better episodes of this season so far

    By mellotron12, May 15, 2012

  • Choke....

    By Queenkate83, May 02, 2012

  • failures

    By LucaMaltaglia, May 04, 2012

  • Bravo Glee - you brought it back!

    By rgibson2, May 02, 2012

  • Glee Choked Up BIG Time!

    By Mariegal19, May 02, 2012

  • Latest News
  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Rachel: Um, this is insanity.
      Kurt: Wait, why are you talking to me? I thought you were saving your voice for your audition.
      Rachel: No, I vowed not to speak with you unless William and Kate got pregnant, Liza passed or unless one of us was in grave danger.
      Kurt: Tell me Liza's okay.

    • Sue: (talking to Beiste) Shannon, listen. You're gonna stay with me tonight, okay? If you don't have a change of clothes, I have a tent you can wear.

    • Rachel: (thinking) Deep in space there are giant interstellar clouds. Most of them just float through the universe, content to be balls of gas and space dust, but there are special ones. Maybe they collide with a supernova or are just made up of something extra amazing, but one day they just get too big for the nebulas they're in and with the sheer gravitational force of their awesomeness, they become a star. I am that amazing cloud. My whole life has led to this moment. My NYADA audition is this week. All of the singing and dancing lessons and hours spent until late into the night practicing my Oscar acceptance speech into a mirror are just about to come home to find purchase. My fiancé couldn't be more excited or supportive. I have some simple rules when I'm getting ready for a big performance. First, no milk - makes you too phlegmy. Second, no doorknobs - they spread infections. So do kisses. So what if I have some superstitions, too? I never step on cracks and sometimes I walk backwards, and everyone I see becomes a metaphor for the things that could stop me. I just give each one my gold star death stare. None of them stand a chance. You are a star, Rachel Berry, and in just two days from now you are going to shine so bright on that stage that the sun is going to cry with envy. You know when your time is, and it's now.

    Notes (3)

    • As Rachel is listing off her pre-audition routines and superstitions she mentions that she doesn't drink milk because it can make her too phlegmy. It's already been established several times that Rachel is a vegan, and vegans don't eat anything that comes from animal products, meaning no dairy products at any time, not just before important auditions.

    • Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray) and Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury) do not appear in this episode. This marks Dianna's first absence from the show.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 1, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 3, 2012 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Norway: July 8, 2012 on TV2 Bliss
      Czech Republic: November 11, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    Trivia (2)

    • As Rachel is listing off her pre-audition routines and superstitions she mentions that she doesn't drink milk because it can make her too phlegmy. It's already been established several times that Rachel is a vegan, and vegans don't eat anything that comes from animal products, meaning no dairy products at any time, not just before important auditions.

    • Music Featured in this Episode:
      "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera
      "School's Out" by Alice Cooper
      "Cell Block Tango" from Chicago
      "Not the Boy Next Door" from The Boy from Oz
      "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl
      "The Rain in Spain" from My Fair Lady
      "Shake It Out" by Florence + the Machine
      "Cry" by Kelly Clarkson

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