Season 2 Episode 12

Silly Love Songs

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Valentine's Day brings romance for the Glee club couples and a Warblers performance brings Kurt and Blaine closer together.

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  • Does it stand out to the other episodes?...

    I have to say it this a good episode of course, but is it a great episode? The other episodes have been one after another blowing each other out of the water. This one felt like a plain-o-simple episode. The songs were "okay", and the subplots entertaining, but come on Puck and the "Fat Bottomed" girl? Kinda silly. Then again the episode is named "Silly Love Songs." You Kinda have to expect the over the top from Glee. It's why its entertaining. I enjoyed the episode, but I am hoping for some more shock and awe on the next one.moreless
  • What I love about Glee is that although it is full of stereotypes and clichés it actually has deeper meaning and explores issues that other shows shy away from.

    The Kurt/Blaine romance actually starts to become something tangible and Puck's wooing of Lauren was sweet (in Puck's twisted way). Lauren's attitude is also a great inspiration to others that you don't have to be a size zero to be strong and attractive to others.

    The whole Finn/Quinn drama is back and it makes you feel so sorry for Sam. When Quinn was cheating with Puck you felt sorry for naive Finn, but now you feel sorry for Sam who seems to be a genuinely good guy. It's all so confusing.

    The end song from the Warblers was great and it seems that the two show choirs get on rather well, so it'll be interesting what happens when they compete at Regionals.moreless
  • Much better than the Super Bowl episode!

    I'll probably have plenty of people disagreeing with me here, but I actually liked this episode a lot more than the one on Sunday night. Not only do we get a pretty good variety of songs, but for the most part, we have some interesting plots that come to a satisfying end. I still think these characters act WAY to erratically, even for a fictional high school musical drama, but hey, I can handle it.

    It's a Valentine's Day themed episode, which means that Mr. Shue has the Glee club come up with songs that best represents the concept of love for each of them. As a result, we get a ton of couples hooking up, trying to hook up and breaking up. It's your typical Valentine's Day episode, but with some pretty interesting twists. For instance, Puck tries to go for Lauren, the big new girl on the Glee club. For awhile, I couldn't figure out why someone as macho and tough as Puck would go for Lauren, but over time, they're little flirting back-and-forth won me over. I also liked hearing Tina's horribly emotional rendition of My Funny Valentine to Mike Chang.. ALSO, everything the Warblers did was great. I'm a fan of a capella type songs, so it was nice to hear that.

    One thing I did not like by any means was this ridiculous change of personality that Finn has. I feel like Finn, Quinn and Rachel have the worst personality shifts of all time, especially Finn. One episode, Finn can be noble and be standing up for people who are nerds, and the next, he's a completely self-centered jock who acts like he's better than everybody. It makes it very difficult to be a fan of him consistently because he's changing up his act so much. Also, I honestly don't think I could forgive Quinn for what she did. Having some other guy's kid? That's worth being friends again maybe, but not a relationship. And staying mad at Rachel for a simple make-out session? It's just weird.

    But overall, what we had here was a fun Valentine's episode.. and I must say, while I've been disappointed at the lack of Kurt and Blaine lately (they usually get like, one scene per episode), we actually got to see them have their own plot. And I love Jane Lynch, but it's remarkable how much more normal an episode can seem without her.moreless
  • Love is in the air for the glee club as some couples celebrate their love, some are chasing love, and others are watching love crumble in front of them.

    Glee is BACK! I all but held a vigil for it and the waiting was worth it. Best episode of season 2! I could not stop laughing. Love the Puck/Lauren storyline. Love a tear-free Kurt. Love Rachel in this episode. I even like where Finn is going. Granted, it makes no sense for him want Quinn with his reasons for breaking up with her and Rachel, but at least it was addressed. And while I still push for Finn/Rachel, I know on-again/off-again is essential for the will they/won't they storyline and the two will find each other again. It's not satisfying if they writers don't smash that relationship around a little first.

    And keep those voiceovers coming! I found the best episodes are when the characters narrate what's in their head. Some of the funniest lines are in there and it's reminiscent of early season one when they did it a lot more.

    Good music, good Brittany lines ("You can try rocking back and forth like they do in movies"), just good, good, good. Even the last number (which I hadn't heard of but love) had one last good zing when Blaine sang a line about never finding love directed at Santana.

    Two enthusiastic thumbs up, can't wait for next week.moreless
  • even though i'm still smiling like a little school girl, i feel my heart breaking on the inside. i'm so torn at the moment. apart from that. i love glee.

    enter a McKinley Highschool, filled with fainting cheerleaders, all because of finn. i loved how becky called finn "finnybear". it's those kind of things that make the show. i love becky. she's one of my favorite characters on the show.

    so, finn thinks he's all that. just because he won the football game. i'm sorry, but there are more people on your tream finn. it's not just you. and now you feel like you have to get quinn? leave quinn alone. she's with sam. fabrevans is the word. no. you cannot have her finn.

    but of course, quinn has to screw it up. you know. quinn is so soft and sweet on the outside, but here she is, cheating again. i don't know why people are being so hard on santana, she's honest about who she is. when here, we have a quinn, who lies... again.

    i begged for more kurt and i got it. poor boy. he's so in love with blaine, it's so hard for me to watch scene's with them together. i feel my stomach turn. i can feel kurts butterflies. (chris colfer!) the devastation all over his face when he found out blaine wasn't going to sing for him.

    in the end. i feel bad for sam. all alone. santana's plan was amazing. "i had mono so many times it turned into stereo." god bless her. that betrayed look on sam's face when both quinn and finn left for the nurse. i still feel so bad for him. but, the end with santana waving at him. do i see a samtana?

    puck and lauren. haha. it's to cool to function. (hearts) all i have to say.

    apart from that. i've never been a fan of rachel. i found her annoying and she sucked all the attention towards her. after the super bowl and this episode, i love her. funny how that changed so drastically. the friendship between her, mercedes and kurt is/was/will always be amazing.

    apart from that. i can't wait to see sam sing for quinn next week (although i know it's a justin bieber song, which i dislike beyond disliking). i'm happy glee's back.moreless
Alexander Nifong

Alexander Nifong


Guest Star

Earnestine Phillips

Earnestine Phillips


Guest Star

Jean Sincere

Jean Sincere

Ancient Librarian

Guest Star

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.

Mike Chang

Recurring Role

Chord Overstreet

Chord Overstreet

Sam Evans

Recurring Role

Darren Criss

Darren Criss


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: After Finn catches mono, he is shown sick the next day. However, mononucleosis has at least a four-week incubation period before symptoms present. He, Quinn, and the girls he kissed in the kissing booth would have fallen ill around St. Patrick's Day.

    • Goof: During the performance of Fat Bottomed Girls, some members' positions alternate from sitting in the chairs to standing and dancing between camera shots.

    • During "P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)", Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) does several classic Michael Jackson dance moves, including the moon walk.

    • For Valentine's Day, the title screen had "glee" in pink.

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "Firework" by Katy Perry
      "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen
      "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" by Michael Jackson
      "My Funny Valentine" by Babes in Arms
      "When I Get You Alone" by Robin Thicke
      "Silly Love Songs" by Wings

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Jeremiah: (after Blaine's Valentine's Day serenade costs him his job) No one around here knows I'm gay.
      Kurt: Can I just say, based on the hair, they probably know.

    • Puck: Look I get it, you've been hurt by guys before. But I'm not like that.
      Lauren: First of all, you got a girl pregnant last year. So yeah, you are.

    • Rachel: What did it feel like? When you kissed her?
      Finn: Fireworks.
      Rachel: Did you see fireworks when you kissed me? (Finn doesn't answer, Rachel starts to leave)
      Finn: Rachel, wait.
      Rachel: No. Thank you. This has given me the strength to move on.

    • Kurt: So, it's just like 'When Harry Met Sally'. But I get to play Meg Ryan.
      Blaine: Deal. Don't they get together in the end?
      Kurt: (Smiles) I'll have a grande non fat mocha and a medium drip for my friend Billy Crystal here.

    • Finn: There's nothing going on between me and Rachel.
      Quinn: All I know is that when I don't catch you staring at me... you're staring at her.

    • Rachel: She's prettier than me.
      Finn: Would you stop? You're beautiful.

    • Will: Okay guys, I've got one word for you.
      Brittany: Is it love? I'm totally going to graduate now!

    • Barista: What can I get you?
      Blaine: A Medium Drip, and a Grande Non-Fat Mocha for this guy, and maybe I can get him to split one of the Cupid cookies.
      Kurt: You know my coffee order?
      Blaine: Of course I do.
      Barista: That'll be $8.40.
      Blaine: Don't even bother dummy, it's on me. (Pays)
      Kurt: I do believe I have a new favorite holiday.

    • Quinn: I've only cheated twice. The first time, I got pregnant... and the second time, I got mono. I think the universe is trying to tell me something.

    • Brittany: That's my man and his legs don't work!

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Hloupé písně o lásce (Silly Love Songs)

    • Although credited, Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury), Jessayln Gilsig (Terri Schuester) and Mike O'Malley (Burt Hummel) do not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 8, 2011 on Global
      Australia: February 21, 2011 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: March 28, 2011 on E4/E4 HD
      Sweden: April 6, 2011 on TV11
      Latin America: April 21, 2011 on FOX
      Czech Republic: November 5, 2011 on Prima LOVE
      Slovakia: November 27, 2011 on JOJ