Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The piano players name is Brad. This is the only time they refer to him as anything.

    • Goofs:
      -When Kurt encourages Finn to sing his ballad to his baby, he sits down at the piano to play. He's wearing brown leggings, but when they scan to his hands playing the song, blue jeans are visible for an extended time.

      -When Suzy Pepper eats the worlds hottest pepper (after Will lets her know they'll never be a couple), a strand of hair can be seen in her mouth. Then the strand disappears on side shots, but reappears in her mouth when she finally chomps on the pepper that burns out her esophagus.

      -When Kurt answers his cellphone when he's ironing he leaves the iron down but when the shot changes it's up (so as not to burn the clothes).

    • Music featured in this episode:

      • "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders
      • "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
      • "Crush" by Jennifer Page
      • "Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police / "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
      • "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka and Odia Coates
      • "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers

  • Quotes

    • Will: So, Rachel, do you think you understood the message I was trying to get across with that ballad?
      Rachel: Yes. It means I'm very young, and it's hard for you to stand so close to me.
      Will: (sighs in despair) Um, no, um... Emma, would you mind helping me out here? Um, what was the message that you got?
      Emma: (in awe) You're a very good performer. (to Rachel) He's very good.

    • Will: (about Rachel's crush) It's happening... again. It always starts with a novelty gift.
      Emma: I mean, you can't blame her, Will. I mean, if we were going to rank crushworthy teachers at this school, you'd be number one with a bullet. (she realises what she just said) Uh... well... I... When did, when did this start with Rachel?

    • Rachel: (speaking to herself while performing a ballad with Will) Wow. I've never noticed this before, because he's always trying to destroy my career, but Mr. Shue has really pretty eyes. And really nice teeth. He's obviously invested in good oral hygiene and that's important to me. It shows wonderful self-esteem.

    • (Phone rings)
      Will: Hello?
      (Hear Suzie Pepper breathing heavily)
      Terri: Who is it? Who died?
      Will: Suzie Pepper?
      Suzie: You knew it was me just by the sound of my breath. That's so romantic.
      Terri: Listen, you little psycho. This is Will's wife. And if I don't get enough sleep, my antidepressants won't work. And then I'll go crazy and I'll kill you.
      Will: Terri!
      Terri: Stop calling!

    • Kurt: (Voiceover, while Rachel and Will sing Endless Love) I could totally sing this song with Finn. But screw him if he thinks he's taking the Diana Ross part from me.

    • Kurt: (over the phone) Well hello, Finn Hudson.
      Finn: (in the bathroom) I'm at the Fabrays and freaking out. What does a heart attack feel like?
      Kurt: Settle down, Cowboy. This is why we burnt the disk and spent all that time rehearsing.
      Finn: I can't do it.
      Kurt: Yes you can. Remember, the power of the ballad--
      Finn: I have to go. They'll think I'm pooping.

    • Kurt: He's cheating off a girl who thinks the square root of four is rainbows.

    • Susie Pepper: (to Rachel) We're both mildly attractive and extremely grating.

    • Puck: I love the days when I don't wear underwear. Full commando!

    • Will: Ballad. Who knows what this word means?
      Brittany: It's a male duck.

    • Finn: I'm sick and tired of people pushing me to be somebody I'm not.
      Kurt: You're lashing out at me is fantastically compelling and inappropriate.

    • Will: (about Rachel) You're making her clean our bathroom?
      Terri: I've been dealing with these school girl crushes for years. Why shouldn't I get something out of it?

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