Season 2 Episode 8


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 23, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Sue's mother (Carol Burnett) comes to town after years away which causes some revelations in the Sylvester family. Meanwhile, Burt and Carole announce that they are getting married, and the Kurt-Karofsky situation gets out of control.

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  • Terrible episode

    This was a pretty bad episode...

    Kurt and Finn's parents were newly engaged and then married in one episode? A bit quick to be realistic. And why did it seem the entire wedding was focused on Kurt? During the speeches..nobody spoke to the newlyweds. They were all about Kurt, and the song/dance was a tribute to Kurt. The dad's vows/speech went toward Kurt rather than his wife. It didn't fit at all. I love Kurt, and I understand what he's going through, but it was a terrible way to make the episode about him.

    And the Sue marrying herself thing was stupid. It made no sense. Sue was totally out of character this episode, not one funny line from her...moreless
  • Another touching episode of Glee

    Glee has done a good job with the drama this year.. I still haven't quite felt the comedy the way it was last year, but the dramatic moments have been very well done, and this was just another example of it. Kurt's dad and Finn's mom announce they're getting married and that Kurt is the wedding planner. If you take away the fact that it's impossible they'd be able to play a wedding that fast, the episode was done very well.

    I think Kurt's stolen the season so far. I like the other characters for the most part, but most of them are stupid and fit the cliche of high school students in movies and TV shows to the T. Kurt is a character who fits the times. As a gay high school student struggling to find his place, he's always been an intriguing character, but the bullying that he's going through, mixed with the concept of moving to a new school and having a sick father, has lead to some incredible moments, and I fully expect him to take home the Best Supporting Actor Emmy next year. I've never thought the show deserved many of the Emmy's it was nominated for, but there are certainly some acting Emmy's worth getting.

    We also saw Finn growing up a little bit here, and I'm glad they gave him something meaningful to do. The relationship between Kurt and Finn has always been interesting, and they focused a little more here instead of the Finn/Rachel plot, which is usually filled with drama and lameness. The songs they chose for this episode was pretty good too..

    According for the commercial for next week, it appears we'll be getting some Sectionals focus. I'm looking forward to this, as it gives the characters a chance to compete and flex their chops, something this season hasn't done much. And if this episode has anything to prove, it's that Glee is still a strong show.moreless
  • FURT

    Fantastic episode! I love the beginning of episode with Burt and Carole announcing their engagement to Kurt and Finn. I love how Sue announces that she's going to marry herself. Sam trying to give Quinn that promise ring was really cheesy and lame. Dave Karofsky was so creepy in this episode. It's so intense how Kurt is very scared of him. I love how Rachel, Brittany, Mercedes, and Tina get Artie, Sam, and Mike to stand up for Kurt and try to get Dave Karofsky to leave Kurt alone. Burt and Carole's wedding was awesome. I love how Finn sang that song for Kurt. The ending was so sad with Kurt saying he's transferring to Dalton Academy. Sue's mother was funny. I liked all the songs besides the "Ohio" song. Jane Lynch and Carol Burnett voices do not go together.moreless
  • I'm mad at the writers . . .

    I now officially have a love/hate relationship with Glee. I loved the first season, for the most part, but it's gotten to the point where I'm not really buying the characters anymore. This show is over-the-top by nature, which is part of why I love it, but it's still possible to have realistic characters with depth on such a show. Unfortunately, that's just not happening on the whole. Most of the female characters are completely one-dimensional and not true to life. What's more, they are totally inconsistent! Their motivations change from second to second in order to suit whatever plot the writers have contrived, making them all seem like they have personality disorders. (Sue, of course, is also this way, but I think the writing is so funny and Jane Lynch is so awesome that it manages to work.) I would say that Mercedes and Emma are the two most "real" female Glee characters, and so there is evidence that the writers are capable of writing female characters. I just wish they would put more effort into not making the other girls so cartoonish and phony. I mean, are there any female writers on this show? I seriously doubt it!

    What's also ticking me off this season is what the writers have done to poor Mr. Schue. He's become so pathetic in his pursuit of Emma, which would be okay if it didn't seem so contrary to his character to do some of the things he's done. Matthew Morrison deserves better writing.

    But let me get to the point and the focus of this episode. Kurt is one of the few well-written characters, which is great, but I think it does show the writers' gay male bias. This whole episode was funny at times and moving at times (I cried), but it all seemed to be about making Kurt's dreams come true, as if a gay man was vicariously acting out the way his high school experience should have been (minus the closeted homophobic bully) through writing the episode. If only life were fair . . . So though I like Kurt's story lines most of the time and the character himself, I just don't get why so much of this season is focused on him. Why does it seem like in order for one Glee character to be fully fleshed out, the rest have to be caricatures?

    That said, Burt and Carole's wedding vows were very touching, and Chris Colfer's acting was superb. The idea that Kurt could pull together a wedding that quickly was preposterous, but I'm willing to let that go. I was expecting a lot from Carol Burnett, who's one of my heroes, and I have to admit I felt a little let down. I'm not sure it was her fault, but something was missing in her performance. I'm not sure who should take the blame for it--her or the writers--but it just wasn't as funny as it could have been. My final complaint was that the end struck me as super cheesy and over the top in a bad way. The idea that Finn would do something nice for his new brother to make up for not standing up for him was sweet, but dancing with each other just seemed awkward and silly. I get the point, but I just don't really like how the point was made.moreless
  • OMG Furt was great

    I don't know how but Ryan Murphy and the crew got this episode just right. Not only did they wrap things up pretty nicely for the epsiode in sectionals but they brought in the character I was looking for. Someone to put Sue in her place. Her mother. Pure genius and a great move.

    Also in this episode Sue sang!!!!! My prayers were answered even if she did only sing a couple of lines with her mother. It was enough for me and truly stood out for all the right reasons. I know some people may have thought this episode was too lovey duvey but I thought it was just what the show needed after an upbeat episode with Gwenyth Paltrow. Both weddings were great. Sue's more funnier but the proper wedding between Burt and Carol was more emotional as well has having a song in there to keep me interested.

    Overall a great, near perfect episode and I cannot wait to see how sectionals pan out.moreless
Daniel Roebuck

Daniel Roebuck

Paul Karofsky

Guest Star

Rich Ceraulo

Rich Ceraulo


Guest Star

Jo Anderson

Jo Anderson

Marcia Dean

Guest Star

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.

Mike Chang

Recurring Role

Chord Overstreet

Chord Overstreet

Sam Evans

Recurring Role

Romy Rosemont

Romy Rosemont

Carole Hudson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "Marry You" by Bruno Mars
      "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
      "Ohio" from Wonderful Town
      "Sway" by Michael Buble

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Kurt: You know, when you call me Lady, that's bullying, and it's really hurtful.
      Sue: I'm sorry. I thought that was your name. As an apology, I'll allow you to choose from the following nicknames: Gelfling, Porcelain, and Tickle Me Doughface.
      Kurt: I guess I'll go with Porcelain.
      Sue: Damn. Totally wanted Tickle Me Doughface.

    • Finn: Are you sure we should release 300 doves indoors? Won't that get kinda... messy?
      Kurt: That's why we're feeding them glitter, Finn.

    • Sue: (to Kurt) Lady, this kid lays a finger on you and you come straight to me and I will expel him faster than a Thai takeout place can read back your order.

    • Reverend: Please be seated. We usually start with a prayer. But a certain young wedding planner, who shall remain nameless, was afraid that some in attendance might fall asleep. So instead, I'm going to let Burt and Carole tell you in their own words why they've invited you here today.
      Burt: I'm not really known for having a way with words. know when you're a kid, adults will tell you a lot of things. But one thing they neglect to mention is how...sad life can be. I lost somebody I loved very much. But Kurt--he last his mom. And that killed me. Well, we got by, but looking back? I-I want to apologize to you, Kurt. What we were living just...wasn't living. You know that saying, that when God closes a door, he opens a window? Well, sometimes out of nowhere, he'll do you one better, and he'll kick a whole wall down. (laughing) He grabbed my by the shoulders, and he pointed me towards this woman right here. And he said, 'There she is. Go get her.' You're everything, Carole. Words can't describe you. You're everything. And I will love you till the day I die.
      Carole: Oh, hey...I'm lucky. Most women, when they get married, they get one man. I get two. One of you saved me from my wardrobe, the other one just saved me. Kurt, you are an amazing person. I'm not only getting a son, I'm getting a friend. Finn...I know you were resistant at first, but I am so proud of you. I've watched you grow into a man. But I think I'm most proud that you've become a brother to Kurt. We are four people. Becoming a family.
      Reverend: Okay. Burt...Do you take Carole-
      Burt: You bet I do!
      Reverend: And do you, Carole, take this man-
      Carole: Oh, yes I do! Yes, I do.

    • Doris Sylvester: I bet people say you look mannish but you know what? I think it's perfectly all right for a woman to be handsome.

    • Kurt: (to Finn) Trust me on this. I've been planning weddings since I was 2. My Power Rangers have gotten married and divorced in so many combinations it's like they're Fleetwood Mac.

    • Sue: Which is why I just prefer to think of the homeless as outdoorsy. So shine on urban campers. You smell like adventure!

    • Rod: Sue, you can't tame the tiger. You've read my tattoos.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Kurt: (to Finn) Trust me on this. I've been planning weddings since I was 2. My Power Rangers have gotten married and divorced in so many combinations it's like they're Fleetwood Mac.

      Power Rangers was a kids TV show about teenage superheros that came out in 1993 and has had many spin off series.

      Fleetwood Mac is popular musical group out of London that has had members leave and they would be forced to find new talent to join the group.