Funny Or Die’s newest video is one of my favorites. This time, their target is none other than popular hit show, Glee. Well, not Glee specifically, but more the hardcore gleeks that obsess over the characters and the people that play them.
The video has some pretty awesome cameos from Glee kids Cory Monteith, Harry Shum Jr., Naya Rivera and Matthew Morrison. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is even in the video. The clip starts off with four girls having a slumber party and after watching Glee, discuss who their favorite characters and actors are on the show. Heather Morris happens to be at the party but the girls tell her she isn’t allowed to pick herself.
After much discussion, the girls break into a song about Glee, rapped to the tune of Nothin’ But a G Thang by Snoop Dogg. Make sure you check out this video. Its not one to be skimmed over.
Her single hasn’t even dropped yet, but Lady Gaga is giving Glee and its creator Ryan Murphy exclusive rights to use her new anthem Born This Way for a future episode in the spring. After the success of Glee’s Gaga themed tribute episode, I’m sure it was a no-brainer for Gaga to hand over the track to the show-choir extraordinaire.
The single comes out February 13th so you can expect the episode to air shortly afterwards. Ryan Murphy explains to Entertainment Weekly how they will incorporate the song into the episode stating that the song will shape the theme of the episode. Who will be in the spotlight? None other than footballer bully, Karofsky (played by Max Adler).
“I love that that song is anthem. This show is, by nature, optimistic and I think a character like Karofsky could turn to booze, or pills, or alcohol, and kill themselves, or do something dark. But I also love Max, and I love that character, and I sorta want that character to have a happy ending. So I don’t really know what that’s going to be, but I do know we’re going to do a whole episode that’s about that song.”
Glee’s Heather Morris just received an early Christmas gift. A new endorsement deal was announced today making the leggy blond the new spokesperson for Flirt Cosmetics. Considering Morris’ character, Brittany S. Pierce, is arguably the biggest flirt at McKinley High, this new deal is perfect synergy. Heather apparently agrees, check out what she said about her new gig:
“Brittany is the biggest flirt on Glee, so there’s that – not to mention I’m obsessed with the Flirt makeup,”
As a side note, Tootsie lip color is Morris’ favorite product. Flirt Cosmetics is a division of Estee Lauder Company Inc.’s BeautyBank. Her duties as the brand’s new ambassador include pimping out Flirt’s mascara, All That Lash, and their new scent, Luv-a-Licious. Morris joins a long list of former Flirt spokeswomen including Vanessa Minnillo, Mila Kunis and Serena Williams.
“Glee” aired their first ever Christmas-themed episode last night and while it did nothing for season-long story arcs, it was a cute episode. It wasn’t one of my favorites, but a new episode is better than no episode. Personally, I think the episode was purely written for the sole purpose of pimping out Glee’s Christmas album. Hey, I would too. Those Gleeks will buy anything remotely associated with the show.
“A Very Glee Christmas” pretty much revolved around Sue Sylvester being the Grinch of McKinley High. She rigged the faculty Secret Santa so that she would score all the gifts. For someone smart enough to switch the name canister, you’d think she would’ve thought of a better drop-off point. Eventually the Grinch grows a heart shows off her Christmas spirit.
Artie determined to keep Brittany believing in Santa Claus, pulls off a miracle himself, thanks to Coach Beiste. What are the chances we’ll see Artie using his new “walking toy” in future episodes. Probably nil to never. Rachel and Finn’s breakup also took center stage, with Finn officially ending things. I forgot how desperate and clingy Rachel used to be back in the day. Hopefully Rae Rae gets out of this funk soon.
Simon Cowell’s smash Britain hit, X-Factor has had a ton of American performers grace its stage this year and this week during the semi-finals, the kids of Glee took to the stage to sing a rendition of what got them started.
With the funniest intro ever created by Sue Sylvester and Will Schuster, the two introduce the group about to perform. Beginning with the original singers, Artie (Kevin McHale), Finn (Cory Monteith), Mercedes (Amber Riley), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), and Rachel (Lea Michelle), they begin to sing the first verse of Don’t Stop Believin’. My first question is obviously WHERE IS KURT (Chris Colfer)? Maybe he’ll come out later? Back to the performance. Sure, they’re using Pro Tools (auto tune on the spot for live performance), but you can’t deny that they can still sing and perform. And hey, you can’t help but love this classic Journey tune no matter how many times you hear it.
After the first verse, the rest of the cast joins the stage and we get to mix up the vocal arrangements so everyone gets a chance to sing. Again, no Chris Colfer. Santana’s (Naya Rivera) verse was amazing and hearing Amber and Kevin wale on the chorus was amazing! One of my favorite moments of the performance was Amber singing “Don’t Stop…” right to Simon Cowell. Simon cut her when she auditioned for American Idol and look at her now. You go girl. They even amped up the dance moves for this live performance to make it more stage ready.
It’s Christmas time at McKinley High and the halls are decked with boughs of holly. Last year we weren’t treated to a holiday-themed episode, but this year it’s a different story. Was Grinch kind enough not to steal Christmas his year? Probably not. It’s most likely Ryan Murphy and co. knew a Christmas Glee soundtrack would be a popular choice for stocking stuffers and do boffo business. Whatever reason, I’m all aboard with a Fa La La episode.
So what can we expect from the “A Very Glee Christmas” episode? The McKinley High faculty decide to do a Secret Santa, but due to “one manipulative coach” chaos ensues when she rigs it to her favor. Will the culprit be Beiste or Sylvester? My money is on Sue. She’s one shady mo-fo.
Meanwhile Artie finds out Brittany still believes in Santa Claus. He persuades the Glee Club to go through great lengths to make sure Brit’s childhood dream stays alive. They even get someone to dress up as Santa. Any guesses on who’ll don the red velvet suit?
Since it’s the Fall Finale, I’m sure it’ll be a solid episode. It might even end with a cliffhanger. Check out Rachel’s performance of “Merry Christmas, Darling” and Blaine and Kurt’s Duet on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” below. In addition, there are a few episodic pics for you to extrapolate spoilers from.
Well, that was a bit of a letdown. After last week’s UH-MAZING episode, Glee’s ninth episode of Season 2 felt disjointed and contrived. Even when you compare it to last year’s phenomenal “Sectionals” episode, it falls extremely flat. Titled “Special Eduction“, the show was definitely “special” but not in a good way.
The episode began with Emma using some silly metaphor about the kids being stars and shining brightly, blah, blah, blah. Whether Will felt Emma’s advice was sage, or it was his lame attempt to suck up to her, he followed it. With just a few days to go to the ever-important Sectionals, he switches the line-up. WTF??? While it was nice to see some of the secondary characters receive the spotlight for a change, their numbers lacked that oomph that made you stand up and take notice like last year’s set.
Tonight saw the debut of Kurt at Dalton Academy. Hands up if you’re already bored with this story. I just hope the writers expedite Kurt’s eventual return to McKinley High with Blaine in tow, sooner rather than later. Kurt may not be bullied there, but he’s severely stifled creatively at Dalton, which is worse.
In Glee couples news, Emma out of nowhere married John Stamos (I would to) in an impromptu quickie wedding. Meanwhile, New Directions’ power couple, Rachel and Finn had serious relationship drama. Santana let
her the cat out of the bag (literally) regarding her devirginizing Finn. As you would expect, Rachel took it badly and had a revenge make-out session with Puck (you go girl). In the end, it looks like Rachel and Finn are headed to splitsville. With Mercedes being the only single girl in Glee, could a Finn/Mercedes hookup be in the works? Or maybe new Glee’r Lauren (love her) will fill in Rachel’s spot.
Will lightning strike twice for Darren Criss? For his “Glee” debut, his character Blaine’s rendition of Katy Perry’s hit, “Teenage Dream” became the show’s second biggest single ever and even cracked the Billboard Hot 100. A feat only achieved by the show’s first single, “Don’t Stop Believin‘”. Can he repeat the same magic with his second performance?
For the show’s next episode, New Directions head to sectionals to compete for a spot at regionals. Last year they won this competition by beating the slutty girls from Jane Addams Academy and the hearing-impaired kids from Haverbrook, but this year they’re up against one of their friends. Kurt (Chris Colfer) has transferred to Dalton Academy and joined the Warblers for the upcoming face-off. They will perform a cover of Train’s hit song, “Hey, Soul Sister“. Get your first look at their cover below.