Season 3 Episode 1

The Purple Piano Project

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 2011 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Music Featured in this Episode:

      "We Got the Beat" by The Go-Gos

      "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity

      "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" from The Wizard of Oz

      "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones

      "Anything Goes" / "Anything You Can Do" from Anything Goes / Annie Get Your Gun

      "You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray

    • The girl who welcomes Rachel and Kurt to the pre-college mixer was played by Lindsay, one of the runners up from the The Glee Project who was promised a 2 episode arc on Glee.

  • Quotes

    • Harmony: I know you totally recognize me, it's cause I'm the Gruber baby. I've been acting since I was a fetus, literally. An ultrasound of me was featured on Murder she wrote

    • Brittany: I have pepperoni in my bra.
      Santana: Those are your nipples!

  • Notes

    • Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang) become series regulars with this episode whereasJessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester) and Mike O'Malley (Burt Hummel) are removed from the opening credits.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 20, 2011 on Global
      Australia: September 21, 2011 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: September 22, 2011 on Sky 1/Sky 1 HD
      Sweden: November 30, 2011 on TV11
      Norway: March 11, 2012 on TV2 Bliss
      Czech Republic: September 15, 2012 on Prima LOVE

  • Allusions