Glee "Sadie Hawkins" Review: Baby Got Wack

Glee S04E11: “Sadie Hawkins”

Hey, kids. Glee’s back! Did you miss it? I missed Darren Criss’s face, Beiste being awesome, and Sue. I still miss Sue. Why is Sue always MIA these days? I thought I missed Marley, but then she opened her mouth. I missed Brittany. I think that means I might have missed Sam too. I did not miss Kitty. UGH, KITTY. RIGHT? And now she’s dating Puck Sr. and they’re getting along and she was nice for like, ten seconds, but I’m so burned on her that I don’t know if I should take it for sincere niceness or just more of her psychotic manipulation. The more I think about it, the more I’ve come to realize that there’s really no point in trying to figure her out because Glee is going to make Kitty do whatever it's convenient for Kitty to do at any given time regardless of motive, previous characterization, common sense, or anything that even vaguely resembles a clear plan for the overall plot of the show. More and more this season, tuning in for an episode of Glee is like playing Barbie (or GI Joe!) with your friends. It doesn’t matter what the story was the last time you got together because it’s all pretend—so somebody wants Tina to lust for Blaine and Blaine to long for Sam and Kitty to randomly grow a soul, then so be it.

So this week on Glee, Kitty was “a mean hot bitch who likes to get what she wants,” but she was also a really sweet, supportive girl who read Noah Puckerman’s typo-laden screenplay when she didn’t have to and actively encouraged him to stick with his screenwriting aspirations as though she she actually cared. Does she actually care? Idk. I’m mostly of the opinion that Puck hooking up with Kitty was dreamed up purely to drive a wedge between the Puckerman-brothers-from-different-colored-mothers.

Tina came up with the idea of holding a Sadie Hawkins dance at McKinley because EMPOWERMENT. Also, her fellow members of the Too Young to be Bitter Club were sick of never having dates to school-wide soirees. The EMPOWERING nature of the Sadie Hawkins dance meant that for the first time ever, these perpetual wallflowers would get to go to a high school dance with their dream man. Or at least, that was the theory. I have to admit that I’m not entirely up on my Sadie Hawkins rules and regulations. My high school didn’t hold them because our principal was of the opinion that we should feel empowered to ask our crushes to dances at every dance, not just the one specifically designated for girls. Still, I get it, Glee takes place in the patriarchal dystopia of Western Ohio where girls don’t dare approach the boy they love for fear of, well, rejection, I guess. Unfortunately, rejection still factored into the McKinley Sadie Hawkins festivities because while the boys couldn’t ask the girls out, they could still turn them down, which is just what Blaine did when Tina singled him out via song.

Tina has a crush on Blaine now. She called him the “love of her life” when she later disbanded the Too Young to be Bitter Club because they ended up going to the dance as friends-who-may-or-may-not-have-almost-kissed. I’m leaning toward not because Blaine, meanwhile, had developed a crush on Sam, who is still dating Brittany, and made gooey eyes at him the entire time he slow-danced with Tina. A flowchart would be really helpful right now, Glee.

I want to believe Glee is setting us up for a story about unrequited crushes and how they just kind of happen and they’re part of growing up. I just don’t believe the show ever thinks that far ahead.

Earlier in the episode, Finn-who-is-most-definitely-not-a-teacher was hanging out in the teacher’s lounge like it was his second home and angsting over how hard it was to keep the glee club interested in rehearsing without an upcoming competition to justify it. It was as though the writers themselves were speaking to us through young Finn, acknowledging that they feel our pain, that there’s really no point to any of this without trophies to covet and big, glittery, drama-fraught performances to build up to. Never fear! Many of you totally called it in the comments weeks ago, so this may not come as any surprise, but it looks like the Warblers cheated at Sectionals. I KNOW. Roids, man. I loved the nefarious montage of Warblers getting shots of steroids in the butt, slowly going insane, and then all-out drinking the stuff. I’m not sure that it works that way, but I like it when Glee is weird, over-the-top, and just a little bit cheesy, so it worked. Blaine, Finn, and Sam encouraged the sole holdout, Trent, to come forward with his insider knowledge. He was reluctant, but I’m sure he’ll come around. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was awarded with a spot on the reinstated New Directions, really.

In New York, Rachel and Brody became an actual official boyfriend-and-girlfriend thing. A few years ago, Gawker made a list of Seinfeld episodes that couldn’t have existed in today’s cellphone-filled world. Rachel and Brody’s story fell firmly in line with those classics of the early and mid-'90s. Brody was late for a dinner date because his train was delayed. Rachel lost her shit. A twenty-something college student in New York City in 2013 doesn’t have a cellphone? Lol, okay. Actually, we know for a fact that Brody owns a cellphone because we saw it back when he banged his dance teacher. (How’s that flow chart coming along, Glee?) Brody was so sorry about being late that he offered to move to Rachel’s neighborhood because that’s totally not an insane overreaction at all. Rachel went a step further and invited Brody to shack up with her. Hmm, what's Kurt doing to say to that, I wonder?

And speaking of Kurt, he started at NYADA fresh off of his conveniently timed winter showcase audition and struggled to find his place. He ended up with the Adam’s Apples show choir whose leader took one out of Blaine’s book and tried to recruit/woo Kurt with a song. That song may or may not have been the totally ripped off from nerd god/musician Jonathan Coulton cover of “Baby Got Back.” Kurt was moved to almost-tears. Then again, Kurt is moved to tears when the wind blows so ugh, Kurt.


What did you think of Glee’s mid-season return?



MUSICAL NOTES


Glee playlist time: “Tell Him” by Marley, Brittany, and the girls was a lot of fun. Tina finally got a solo even though it existed purely to embarrass both her and Blaine. If you ignore the cringy faces they both made through the entire performance, her “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar was the glorious Tina solo we’ve been waiting for all season because “Gangnam Style” totally didn’t count. Also, Ryder’s “I Only Have Eyes for You.” I’m a sucker for oldies, okay?

– So is Kitty people now or is this just more of her crazy?

– Tina had a lot of questionable moments in “Sadie Hawkins” but her assessment of prom was spot-on.

– The fact that Jake was actually considering ditching Marley when Kitty offered to screw his brains out reeeeeally doesn’t help the already sub-level opinion I have of him. You?

– “I had every flavor of Cheerios you can imagine.” Lol. Dirty.

– If Trent comes forward and the Warblers are disqualified, that means that the also-disqualified New Directions automatically win? That doesn’t seem logical...

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Zizes came back and that wasn't mentioned anywhere in this review! I hope she sticks around.
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From what I understood they didn't get disqualified, they just skipped ahead to the voting and with them not having much of a performance from the new directions to base their decision off of they voted for the warblers first, new directions second, and that Mormon group or what ever for last cause I mean, lets face it, the new directions ONE performance was better than theirs
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Isn't there another Glee club that performed at sectionals? And shouldn't they be the one to win if the Warblers are disqualified? Right?
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maybe they'll redo the contest?
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Absolutely loved reading this review! Loved.

From the start of this episode, I knew it was something special. It was just weird, off the wall, quirky, and absolutely hilarious. Glee has thrown so much character and plot development through the tube these past four seasons, so I actually prefer it now when it doesn't try to take itself too seriously.

And here's hoping for some Blaine/Sam slash, even if it's only a dream sequence!
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glee - come on. at this point the lack of continuity, reality and character development that actually makes sense from week to week is getting ridiculous. Tina. Blaine is gay. not maybe gay, not discovering himself gay - but out and proud and (mostly) unwavering is his sexuality. It's one of the reasons fans responded so well to him. Unrequited crushes are part of highschool and that's fine but don't ask him out in song in front of your friends and then demand an apology when he says really awkwardly - 'thankyou...but no.'
and Rachel - you are the most annoying, selfish character on the show and we still loved you for it back when you were struggling to fit in and were unsure of yourself and acted like a teenage girl. now....you're just annoying. the first year of college/uni is hard. not just the first few months.
can't believe i ranted for so long about glee. just...uhg.
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-Bwahah Glee and Logic. As if, sister friend.
-Kitty is cat nip cray-cray. She's strictly plot device. She is what she is according to how it fits in with the story.
-A flow chart would be nice. Because they're throwing relationships and crushes at us left and right, and I'm damn good at keeping up with stuff typically but even I"m not that damn good. So Tina who had a crush and dated Artie, and had a crush and dated Mike, is now crushing hard on Blaine, the guy who she knows is openly gay? I would go as far as to say that this is in relation to her rivalry she has with Rachel who isn't even there before...is it that she's crushing on Blaine the gay guy because Rachel totally made out with gay Blaine before? And Blaine is now crushing on Sam, whom we initially thought was going to be gay and Kurt's love interest when he first came up on the scene, but instead was a pendulum of a character rotating between being blindingly dumb and charmingly deep while dating the likes of every Cheerio and Mercedes (though does that count because they conveniently dated OFF screen which thoroughly pissed me off but I digress)? I just can't...with the crushes they're throwing at us. I"m still trying to accept the return of "Stupid" Sam.
-Go figure. Rachel is THAT girl who forgets about her friends when she gets involved with a guy, more specifically forgets to ask her friend if her guy can move in. NO.
-Very uneventful Glee.
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Can someone please tell me the name of the song that plays immediately after the Bruno Mars cover by the girls. Unable to Shazam on the TV. Many thanks in advance! :)
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Sheesh. I LIKED the episode! It was fun, the songs were even funny, including the Baby Got Back cover of a cover. I hated Coulton's version/vocals (whether the audio was identical or not; the AA's vocals and piano made the AA's version have a different, less annoying feel to it).

First, this is a TV show - a COMEDY, meaning that things don't necessarily make sense. Dramas CAN follow storylines and character development, but most comedies on TV barely manage. And this stuff didn't just instantly appear for this one episode; small things have been over at least the last 2-3 episodes, some longer.

The episode was FUN. It was great to see Kurt having fun, giggling (not crying) over the AAs song (which was not a song one would expect at a school like NYADA). The only problems I really had were Rachel inviting Brody to move in without checking with Kurt first, but she's always been impulsive to the point of insanity (ooo - consistency) and Brody not calling to say he'd be late (but that would have messed up the blow-up); he could have dropped it or battery ran down, but it was ignored. So what? It's a TV show :)

Unrequited love is not limited to any one gender/sexual orientation. When one is lonely and someone is nice to them, bang! not uncommon at all. Insecure girls/women are particularly prone to fixating on men with whom they feel comfortable and safe: gay men. Essentially, it's tranference, but not with one's psychologist/analyst. Nothing unusual, in either Tina or Blaine's cases; Blaine was nice to Tina and Sam was nice to Blaine.

Most of this stuff is Psychology 101. In Kitty's case, she sees niceness as weakness. Puck gave back what she dished out and she was attracted. Much like the stuff when Artie was trying to get back with Brittany in S3. Kitty's not a psychopath/sociopath, since she evinced a guilty expression when Marley fainted and they tried to give Marley juice. Quinn may have had major swings from "good" to "bad", but she didn't pull stuff like the fake Rapture or convincing an insecure person to work into an eating disorder. So, yes, Kitty's character is still way out of whack as far as being consistent.
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It isn't the Psych 101 that's the problem. It's the way they throw this stuff at you with no lead up into it and then drop it after the fifty minutes is up. There should be a cohesive feel to stories that just isn't there.
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We have to face it, Glee has jumped the shark! :(
It’s the beginning of the end of a once great show...
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All I could say during this episode was "you know he's gay right?" Totally out and proud and dated your classmate gay. When did Tina catch Sam and Brittany's dumbness?? Ugh!
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People have selective blindness. All the girls that chase after Chris Colfer, knowing full well that he's gay? Hello? (and I'm a Colfer admirer, so no hate there - using it as an example).
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I get that. Just thought Tina was smarter than that. Ah well.
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Kitty might be an actual psychopath.
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"Then again, Kurt is moved to tears when the wind blows so ugh, Kurt." Lol, you Miss crack me up!
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LOL Yes, he is ;) A point he addressed in the "Goodbye" episode with "I'll Remember": "never been afraid to cry" with a rueful smile. I can tolerate a good bit of inconsistency when there are well-developed and entertaining characters. Plus, there are so often little hints of what might be coming up. Kind of like watching a mystery.
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Marley's character is seriously so boring, she is easily manipulated and tell a hot teenage boy that she wanted to take things slow? Seriously? Where are your hormones girl?

I did like that they are giving Tina a storyline albeit being a totally sad one being that she is totally in love with a gay guy who is pinning over someone else's boyfriend whose girlfriend is possibly still in love with her ex girl friend who is possibly going to kill the boyfriend upon knowing about the relationship. (wow! agree on the flow chart thing!)

I hated Puck Sr with Kitty, her moment of sincerity is littered with possible mind game manipulation.. the whole storyline erks me, and I couldn't wait for it to end.

I didn't like how they are penning Rachel's character to be, she was always a self righteous selfish, self-loved bit** but we love her all the same because she usually made the right choice towards the end of the day and always come out better and stronger.. now she just became so in tune in her own world that she didn't seem to care for Kurt the way she should. I dunno, maybe they should have just spin off the alumni's storylines instead of squeezing everything in a 1 hour arc.

That said, I love most of the songs in this episode, especially Tina's solo.. totally amazing (the voice, not so much the angst and confusion that came with it)
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Tina's solo was so lovely! I was really happy to see her get a decent song to show off her own skills. The whole crush-on-Blaine storyline makes me cringe though. I'll just be watching the whole thing through my fingers because there's no way that it's not going to be sad. :(
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What the hell is going on with Jake? What's wrong with you, writers? Are you so desperate for drama that you'd make Jake a mindless puppet who can be pushed in any direction by noted sociopath Kitty? First of all, he was actually considering dumping Marley for Kitty for, like, several days, and then had to enlist Puck Sr to get Kitty away from him, because apparently rejecting her is too damn hard if she's nearby. If you liked Marley even half as much as you claim to, this problem would never have existed, Jake.
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Shakespeare notwithstanding, teenagers are not generally noted for their unwavering love, and even adults have been known to lose their way when the offer of sex is on the table.
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I actually really liked this episode. It wasn't a big perfectly written drama like last year's winter premier but it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. I honestly really love most of the new characters. Marley, Jake and Ryder have been great additions and I don't mind Unique as long as she's in the background and has no lines.
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I agree wholeheartedly with the first 2 sentences, but then caught the rest.

I can finally accept most of the newbies, though I like WUnique best, since s/he is more interesting. The only time I like Marley is when she and WUnique are interacting, since they have a good chemistry. Jake has grown on me a bit, but Ryder is so vanilla... Nice and sweet, but tasteless.

When Kitty and Puck are together, I can actually accept Kitty, because then she's more like Santana-mean, instead of psycho-mean. I would very much like the show to have her 'fess up to the eating-disorder instigation or address the traumatic trick with the fake Rapture. Some way to close those out, if she is moderating in any way.

My main like is still the veteran cast, including the now-seniors. It was great to have Tina have a great song, though I was sorry she was humiliated. THAT, however, SHE did. Not Blaine. But she came through very well and very graciously, as did he. Fun episode, with good songs!
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"I thought I missed Marley, but then she opened her mouth." --- THIS <<

I'm glad, I'm not the only one that dislikes Marley....she is so boring and plain...ugh!
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You're not alone! I generally like Marley in that she's not Kitty. She's so sweet. But sometimes she's TOO sweet, and she's ALWAYS the victim, and I'm just like...ugh.
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I, like many others, fail to see the logic in the whole steroid storyline. I guess Sam just really, REALLY wanted the Amish team to win.
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Who doesn't? I mean, the ANKLES on those girls.
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I think Kitty is obviously trying to drive a wedge between the Puckerman brothers. I don't think you should be so hard on Jake - is there any teenage boy that wouldn't consider an offer like that?
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Did anyone else find it strange/ a coincidence that this episode about the Sadie Hawkins dance used the song I Only Have Eyes For You. The same song/ episode title of the BtVS episode also about the Sadie Hawkins dance? Homage? Coincidence? Something to do with that song/ Sadie Hawkins significance I don't understand?
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Umm, I really think that was just a coincidence. Buffy fans need to stop trying to draw parallels to everything. "Oh my god, Brittany is a cheerleader and she's blonde and her name starts with B, is that a Buffy reference?"
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Yeah I to believe Buffy fans should quit looking for parallels in lame shows. Glad we could agree. Only find parallels to Buffy the Vampire Slayer in good shows people.
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"If Trent comes forward and the Warblers are disqualified, that means that the also-disqualified New Directions automatically win? That doesn't seem logical... "

You're looking for logic in Glee?

Where's the logic in disqualifying a team for responding to a medical emergency of one of its members, in the first place?

P.S. No, Kitty is not people now, she hasn't changed even a tiny bit. Did you not hear the plot summary of the screenplay she praised?
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I've been wondering since it happened if New Directions would have remained in the running if they had just left Marley unconscious on the stage and finished their song.
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"Where's the logic in disqualifying a team for responding to a medical emergency of one of its members, in the first place?"

Lol, that's true.
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LOL I never thought of that but it would be hilarious if she was trying to crush Puck's dream by supporting him because she knows he's awful and the world will do that for her. I hate Kitty but if the Glee writers did that, it would almost make me like her because it's genius.
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She organized a fake Rapture. I wouldn't put anything past her. (Assuming, of course, that the writers don't decide that she's stupid next week...)
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This episode was a mixed bag like so much of this season. Generally I think the songs were pretty good. I think one of the biggest issues I'm having with this season so far is the lack of comedic potential of the new characters. What made the original cast's earnestness bearable were those terrific self-parodying internal monologues that were used the start so many of the episodes, and that all of the kids could do. But look at Puck Jr, Marley, Riley, Kitty. None of them could do the internal monologues at this point. This makes them much less fun to watch. All of the original characters were a lot of fun (the show is supposed to be a comedy after all - sort of) in the spectrum of goody goodies to scheming villains the self parodying humanised them and stopped the show from dragging. But now we have Marley a VICTIM and Kitty a VILLAIN. This is really dragging the show down. Marley desperately needs an out from this Victorian tragedy she's in and needs some character flaws to allow her to lighten up. Meanwhile Kitty is such a monster that she may be beyond redemption. Her supposed depth in helping Puck Sr did nothing for her. And Riley and Puck Jr, while not in those extremes of character are both fairly dull and one note. Glee without comedy is subpar.

I don't want to rant about Kitty too much but she told Puck Jr that although she was friends with Marley she would still gaslight her every chance she got. I wasn't sure what gaslight referred to but I thought it might refer to the 1944 Ingrid Bergman movie - and I was right. Wikipedia says that gaslighting is 'a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory, perception and sanity.' It's absolutely despicable that Kitty would be thinking in these terms so casually, and the fact that she just dropped this term into a conversation without any consequence is infuriating. I don't know whether Puck Jr knew what she meant but if he did how could he not tell Marley and everyone else for that matter.

Enought ranting. I'm still enjoying the show but I would more from it.
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That moment where they write Tina as someone who doesn't remember/forgets/doesn't care(?) that Blaine does not/will never like females. Okay. Okay. Okay.

In other news, your review has all of my feelings in writing so there's that.
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They did it with Mercedes too. I don't think it's too unrealistic because I've known many girls who think being gay is something they can change/cure by showing interest.
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But Kurt hadn't admitted he was gay yet. There's no mistaking that Blaine is gay and they already wrote this storyline with Rachel whom he rejected. This is very unrealistic.
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And how about the MEN thinking they can "cure" a lesbian, since she only needs "the right man" (to have sex with, NOT a relationship)? That is also the most ludicrouse POS that I've kept running into my entire life. And thinking that, if 2 women were having sex and the guy came in, they'd just totally drop everything they were doing and turn to the guy? LOL /snicker
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Yes, the notion that you can change anything about a man if you just love him enough is hard to dislodge from MOST women.
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Rachel seems to have completed her transformation into a full on stuck up bitch. This is the same girl who was an outsider no more than a few months ago and now she is calling the NYADA glee club losers.
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I didn't hear her actually call them losers. She did say that joining the club was career suicide (implying loserdom). She also allowed that NYADA is not McKinley (ia nod to the reality that college is what leads to real life and a career). How is Rachel being a bitch in this? She was not saying cruel things, simply pointing out a potential negative impact being in the show choir might have on Kurt's future. I heard no insults, only a statement that in the social hierarchy, show choir was in the sub-basement. That's concern for her BFF, however misguided. Much as Kurt's concern for Mercedes when they were in the Cheerios and being commanded to lose weight and have Mercedes in a gender-appropriate (teeny) skirt.

Being so easily swayed in their choices by "society" (whether at large or in a school/college/business) may give one social success, but not personal success..or self-respect. Kurt, though he started to follow the guidelines, seems to have let his personal enjoyment (and flirtation) make a choice that's more positive.
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I hear what your saying, it is just that this entire season has shown Rachel becoming more and more unlikeable. While she always wanted to have things the popular people had, she also prided herself on being different just like the other kids in New Directions did, even telling Wade to be himself as Unique. But now she is praising sticking to the status quo to Kurt. She just does not seem to be the same person anymore and the change does not seem to be a good one. I am all for evolving as a person in college, but she seems to be forgetting who she was before. She is actually acting very much like a Cheerio would.

I am hoping that eventually, she will see what is happening or be called out on it.
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Word. That didn't sit right with me at all.
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This episode, which was long awaited, left me with a lot of mixed feelings. Glad to see Glee back but...
1. I still don't know how to feel about Kitty, one second she's nice and the other she plays Queen in the first couple of episodes in the first season. She's a great character but a bit too predictable
2. Where are Sue and Will?
3. Liked the new Kurt, finally something nice is happening to him
4. This high school crush of Blaine for Sam is a bit too tacky
5. The songs chosen for the episode were great

Overall, I feel that this was a great episode.
I think that if they were to prove that the Wobblers cheated, there will be a "new" sectionals. This would be fair and logical option in my opinion.
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The episode was fine. The song selection was top notch and the problems I have with the show were still there.

My thing is...did anyone eat those pastries after all of that fake snow fell on them?
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The only two cents left to add are that I was just psyched to see Joey Richter and Tessa Netting in the Adam's Apples. I hope they come back soon!

Also, while I love Kurt and Blaine together, seeing Kurt smiling and happy for the biggest part of the episode was a great thing. I mean, finally!
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I dont think New Directions was actually disqualified since they still bothered to give them 3rd place in the competition. If they were disqualified they wouldn't have gotten any place.
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I know Will is not in this episode, but where is Emma? She needs to be in this show some more!
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Jayma Mays is only a guest star. Get used to not seeing her much. Here, take this pamphlet... "So you can't tell the difference between a series regular and a guest star."
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Lest we forget, Tina has had a couple of awesome proms already and last I heard was considering a do over with her ex beau. I love Glee but am still waiting for 1) the storyline, 2) the character synch 3) some story glue (something to hold it together).
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Tina is caught up right now with the glee club, but the only person, who is considered still pointless, is Sugar.
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"May or may not have been..."?

You realize the full version on iTunes includes the line "Johnny C in trouble", which was inserted by Coulton in place of "Mix-a-lot in trouble"?

And since there is no "Johnny C" performing this song it's pretty obvious whoever "arranged" this was very well aware of Coulton's version.
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It was hastily dubbed over, actually. I can't bring myself to watch Glee anymore, but from what I've heard, they inserted a duck quack over the line. Guess we'll see if that makes it un-sue-able.
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Cover versions of songs and arrangements are always un-sue-able, because of something called a "mechanical license". A performer can prevent their recording from being used for a particular purpose, but a songwriter/arranger can't prevent their song from being covered by anyone who pays the statutory licensing fee.
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They didn't even do that, there's an official version on youtube where the singer actually says "Johnny C's in trouble". It's not in the episode performance since those are always shorter.
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few things:
new directions was disqualified first, so even if warblers were disqualified, it wouldn;t un-disqualify new directions.
kitty actually referred to marley out loud as "that bulimic loser." if she doesn;t get a blair-and-dan-against-georgina style takedown soon, it might finally be time to go all lima heights on those dumbass writers.
my biggest problem with this was tina;s whole "woe is me i;m alone i need one dance i can go to" the problem is, tina hasn;t been single that long. she;s never attended a dance alone before, she is not even a virgin. the girl who a year before was talking about how perfect her first time was is a little too experienced to found a too young to be bitter club
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Tina is hanging on, but get rid of Sugar! I can't wait for the warblers to be disqualified to the Nationals due to drug scandals! So please hurry up and intercept them as soon as possible! Thank you.
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even if the warblers were disqualified, it wouln;t matter because new directions were disqualified first, they wouldn;t be welcomed back in. but we all know logic isn;t a strong point on glee...
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That song was totally ripped off, the arrangement of both the Glee version and the original is the same. An article in Slate said that they even broke the copyright right law, so it will be interesting to see how the producers respond. If anyone has heard any news about that, please share.
Other than the blatant plagiarism, good episode and I really liked the group's performance of Baby Got Back. Also, when I saw the name Adam's Apples, it just made me think of the movie, a dark Danish comedy.
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Naming the group Adams' Apples suggested to me that they'll be performing in drag.
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I didn't know how to feel about this episode. Last season Sugar was one of the most desirable girls in school and suddenly she's in the too young to be bitter club? How did that happen? Well I guess since last season the guys who found her desirable were Damien and Artie and as we all know Damien has now disappeared completely. Which I feel is unfair as it's not the audiences fault that we didn't connect with him, it was the writer's fault for writing him really bad storylines.
Also I'm guessing that everyone's forgotten Marley's bulimia because they wrapped it up in the Christmas episode with a nice sentence. I mean therapy for that sort of thing is usually wrapped up in one session right?
Everyone knew the Warblers would be exposed as frauds. I'm just surprised that they went for a medical route rather than just saying they were lip-synching or something.
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Damien's character was an exchange student. It made perfect sense for him to disappear at the end of the school year, that's what exchange students do. Now, obviously Glee would have completely ignored that and conveniently forgotten that he wasn't American if he had been a success on the show, but let's face it, nobody ever related to or cared about him.
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I still don't understand why the blame is on Marley rather on Kitty, for no reason?
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No one knew Kitty changed Marley's costume and only Santana even associated Kitty with the laxatives (with her "Mexican 3rd eye" - and yes, we know Santana is not Mexican; it was Santana's own snarky comment).

Marley (as far as shown) hasn't mentioned Kitty's comments about throwing up, etc.

So no one WOULD consider it to be Kitty's fault...except the wondrously perceptive Santana. I WOULD like for Kitty to 'fess up, since she did look guilty after Marley fainted.
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Glee does whatever it wants with the characters to serve its plot. They needed an eating disorder plotline (or they think they did), and they needed to at least touch on the healing/therapy side of it. They probably wanted us to see some kind of character growth in Marley throughout the story and teach how bad bulimia is (no duh), and maybe the writers thought that by blaming Kitty it would make the psychological reasons behind the disorder seem somehow more trivial. But it just didn't work and would've been much more satisfactory if Kitty got at least part of the blame and was thrown out of the club for her destructive behavior. Also, I don't remember whether it was established within the glee club that Kitty played a part in Marley becoming bulimic, because now it just seems like most the characters don't even know about it (Santana talked about that in passing and everyone just dismissed it).
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