Season 4 Episode 9

Swan Song

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 06, 2012 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Music Featured in this Episode:
      "Somethin' Stupid" by Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra
      "All That Jazz" from Chicago
      "Being Good Isn't Good Enough" by Barbra Streisand
      "O Holy Night" Traditional
      "Being Alive" from Company
      "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House

  • Quotes

    • Kurt: (interrupting a tender moment before the Winter Showcase) As sympathetic as I am to this act of the rom-com, Rachel, you're on.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 6, 2012 on Global
      Norway: March 3, 2013 on TV2 Bliss

  • Allusions

    • Tina says to Marley, "New Rachel, my butt. I knew Rachel Berry. I was friends with Rachel Berry. And you, Marley, are no Rachel Berry." This is an allusion to the infamous smack-down that Senator Lloyd Bentsen gave to Senator Dan Quayle during their Vice-Presidential debate in 1988. Quayle made some comments comparing himself to JFK and Bentsen responded with almost the exact same words: "I knew Jack Kennedy.  I was friends with Jack Kennedy. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."