Glee

Season 2 Episode 11

The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

10
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 06, 2011 on FOX
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It's a big week for McKinley High; a local football championship takes place at the school with a thrilling half time show and Sue's Cheerios attend a competition.

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  • The Sue Sylvester Shuffle was fantastic and one of the funniest glee episodes I've seen.

    10
    After hearing what songs was going to be done in the episode, I thought this was going to be an episode I enjoyed and I wasn't wrong.

    I thought the songs were great and the choreography too. However the humour is the thing that stands out for me in this episode. Sue's witty remarks definitely played a part in this episode and I'm glad they did. When Santanna and Brittany smacked themselves with a bit of chicken & Brittany when she was told she was going to be fired from a cannon. Comedy genius. Overall this is going to be a glee episode that i will remember for a long time. Cannot wait till Regionals are on. Love glee so much.moreless
  • Max Adler FTMFW!!

    9.0
    Max Adler FTMFW!! Now that it is out of my system let's talk about the episode. It wasn't the best one but it reminded me of the O13 in a way. In joy of performing, in the absurdity of some of it, in the humor, in the care. Glee needs more Happy!Dave. Max is really doing such an amazing job in brining so many layers to Dave and conveying so much with just a shrug, a look. He really has such a grasp of the character. It's a joy to watch him bring Dave to life. Also, I really liked Azimio in this episode. I was wondering what his role in this story going to be and now I have a bit of a hope that when Dave eventually comes out he will be his BFF rather then a jerk. It was nice seeing Will as a teacher again. And Shannon rocks. I realy like their friendship and I think she was very much right about respect - there is none lost between the Gleeks and the "though crowd". Maybe this was a one little step in the right direction? Not to become friends but to show a bit of respect to each other? Although knowing Glee, I'm not exactly holding my breath. But what irked me a bit was the casual way Will talked about the bullying - firstly I felt he was preaching to the wrong crowd and secondly, it sort of felt liek he was saying "There is bullying in the scool, we know about it and we are doing squat." Seeing Sue lose was funny. It obviously cannot happen very offen because she is Sue after all but when it occassionally does it is even more enjoyable. Especially Will's grin at the end of that video :) As for the performances:



    Need you know - parts of the song were great and other parts were terrible. I really hope with this we laid Puckleberry to rest where it should have been a long time ago. Best part of the performance to me were the reaction shots. And was it just me or was Quinn eyeing Puck rather appriciatively while Sam scowled at her?



    She's not there - easily the best performance of the episode. It was fun, great song choice for Cory's voice and unlike some other in the episode it were the right lenght. The only thing I would have maybe liked to see were reaction shots - especially Rachel's. BBB - the show is really doing everything in thiei power to make me dislike the Warblers. This was such an unnecessary moment that completly thrown off the pacing of the episode. And it was so long. I fast forwarded through the whole thing and it still seemed endless. Though I liked the coffee break afterwards. It was nice to see some continuation of the Kurt/Rachel friendship. And to see Mercedes included. Blaine to me sounded pretty condescending in that little chat though. Maybe he should have sounded mentor-y but to me he is just a little Mr. Know-It_all. If it is deliberate then kudos to Darren. If not? Well, there is always the FF button. Thriller - this was actually a bit underwhelming. Especially after all the hype about it. Firts thing, it was too short. I also think that they should have gone with just Thriller without mashing it unnecessarily with something esle. Maybe it was the editing but somehow the best part of the performance was Dave joining in half way through. I really liked Finn in this episode. He was trying to be a leader - Again. and this time he actually succeeded I would say. Though I'm not sure whether I should see his insistence to the Cheerios to choose Glee as a character growth or hypocracy. But since I like him I will go with the former. I really liked his last scene with Dave. It was so sad to watch. To see Dave going from happy to scared with just a word and then seeing all his walls being pulled back up was heartbreaking. To know that he really enjoyed performing - his face when Will complimented him was the sweetest thing, but that he lacks the strenght or will or self-security to pursue it was really sad. But at least the seed has been planted. But I liked his line about the short memory when it comes to HS kids. So spot on. And Finn hoping that when Dave and Kurt make up all can be good again... was so Finn. Such a simplified view. Maybe not wrong but unfortunately there is more then animosity in that particular mess and until they both resolve those issues no one will be sining Kumbaya. I for one can't wait to see it. Dave/Finn friendship is second on my list of things I would like to see happen on Glee. I think they have a lot of things in common. Talking about frienships - the rekindling of the Finn/Puck bromance was really nice to watch as well. The last scene with Quinn though left me all WTF?! And now I also know the biggest reason why I don't think they should be togehter. He seems to be bringing out the worst in her. I hoped they would use this opportunity to adrress their unresolved issues from the WrongDaddyGate and instead we got that.moreless
  • I was expecting a lot from this episode after a far too long break.

    9.5
    And I was not disappointed! "It was like a double rainbow... A Zombie double rainbow"

    This was a brilliant episode for a number of characters and really reminds us how good and funny Glee can be.



    First off Sue Sylvester (Or maybe Syvlester? :P). The chicken cutlets bit was very crude but still did it for me and her nervous breakdown had me in stitches, Mr Schue's face was priceless! And how it carried on and on was just perfect and not overdone in anyway :). She is so evil I love it!! Guilt-tripping Britney was brilliant too.



    Predictable plot I must admit but having new people in the glee club was brilliant, even if they are mostly short-term.



    Nice to see Kurt and keep up with him and I did enjoy the café scene. Karoffsky's character is still to be delved into I think, well I hope at least, I'd really like to see development with his character.



    Finn grew a lot in this episode too, this was shown especially in his speech to the Cheerio girls which was just perfect and summarized the episode totally. Didn't particularly like the ending though and that's why it's a 9.5. Will be interesting to see how the writers treat THAT sub-plot.moreless
  • Best Episode ever!!

    10
    I thought that this episode by far was the best one!

    It's about time that Quinn, Santana and Brittany stood up to Sue and told her NO!

    It was great that we finally got to see the football team enjoy Glee Club, they may not want to be a permanent member in the end of it all but who knows what will happen in future Episodes of Glee!

    Finn was an amazing team player in this episode and instead of being a wimp he sorted things out as they should be sorted and realising not everything has to evolve around violence. He became a true person to look up to!

    Can't wait to see what Glee brings next!moreless
  • The big Super Bowl episode arrives

    8.4
    The Super Bowl episode has been hyped for quite awhile now, and I must say that while it had some great moments, it also seemed to fall a little flat. It feels like Glee is starting to lose its sense of direction and is starting to fall victim to cliche scenes.. and I don't even mean cliche in the sense that they're ripping off other high school shows or movies.. they're ripping themSELVES off. Instead of getting new and interesting plots, we're getting the same stuff over and over: Glee club gets teased, they're forced to prove that they're cool, they sing some cool songs and boom! They're cool again. Until the next episode.



    I should say that the musical numbers were great here. The Thriller song was the highlight of the episode for me, closely followed by the "Bills, Bills, Bills" cover. The show definitely doesn't have problems with choosing interesting songs to sing; obviously, these are talented actors with great singing voices. It's the writing that's starting to make the show wilt. Characters that had potential to be interesting and once WERE interesting (Mr. Shue particularly) are being shoved aside or kept to repeat the same scenes over and over again. Sometimes, the scenes are so haphazard and jump all over the place, enough to make it difficult to watch.



    I still watch the show, mostly because it's harmless fun, something that I can watch and criticize without feeling I don't want to watch it anymore. It's infectious in a way some other shows aren't, and I'll keep watching.. I just want the writing to improve a bit. If that can happen, my thoughts on the show will improve immensely.moreless
Kody Batchelor

Kody Batchelor

Strando

Guest Star

Chris Delfosse

Chris Delfosse

Tattooist

Guest Star

D.C. Cody

D.C. Cody

Brett Cooper

Guest Star

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.

Mike Chang

Recurring Role

Lauren Potter

Lauren Potter

Becky Jackson

Recurring Role

Darren Criss

Darren Criss

Blaine

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Sue v rozpacích (Sue Embarrassed)

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
      "She's Not There" by The Zombies
      "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child
      "Thriller"/"Heads Will Roll" by Michael Jackson/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 6, 2011 on Global
      Australia: February 14, 2011 on Channel 7
      New Zealand: March 18, 2011 on TV3
      United Kingdom: March 21, 2011 on E4/E4 HD
      Latin America: April 14, 2011 on FOX
      Czech Republic: October 29, 2011 on Prima LOVE
      Slovakia: November 20, 2011 on JOJ

    • This episode aired during the coveted post-Super Bowl spot.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Brittany: I don't wanna die yet. Not until One Tree Hill gets canceled. That's an allusion to the teen drama One Tree Hill, in its 8th season, that every year ends up getting picked up for another season despite all rumors that it might end.
      Update: One Tree Hill was not renewed for a 10th season. The season finale airs April 4, 2012.

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