Weekly Gleek: My Favorite Show Just Filmed the Most Expensive Episode of All Time & All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

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Weekly Gleek: My Favorite Show Just Filmed the Most Expensive Episode of All Time & All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

So, quick show of hands—how many people thought Brittany’s cup song was actually the best original number they came up with in this episode?

There were some really awesome and adorable things in this grand finale…but the music was, overall, really not one of them (Kurt & Rachel’s Wicked duet excluded, of course). I wasn’t all that surprised that they didn’t win—their whole shtick is the underdog, Bad News Bears thing, after all, so they’ve gotta draw it out as long as possible—and like Brittany, I didn’t really feel like I needed them to win to end the season happy (more on Brittany’s awesome season-closing wisdom later). But my friends and I all felt a little let down about the way a lot of the interpersonal storylines got left flat at the end of this season. They did drop $6 million on this ep, after all, making it the most expensive episode of Glee ever (and that’s even including the Superbowl ep, which was so expensive it had to be underwritten by GM). But I really did enjoy Brittany’s cup song. Is it wrong that I knew it was her butt on the screen right away? 

 

There were undoubtedly some great moments—several right in the opening credits, from Rachel complaining that she should have known there was something suspicious about the guy who sold her the fake Broadway tickets because he swiped her credit card in his butt crack, to the hotel concierge telling Mr. Schue that the other show choir teams are splitting their rooms by sexual orientation rather than boys & girls. I guess poor Brittany just has to wander the halls. We also got a fabulous little cameo from Broadway legend Patti Lupone, who makes Rachel promise never to give up on her dream; but then  Rachel spends the rest of the episode agonizing over the choice she feels she has to make between the boy of her dreams (yawwwwn…oh, sorry, I’m totally paying attention to this) and her actual dreams.

 

It would be a tougher choice if she actually had a reason to choose right now…but as Finn rightly points out at the end of the episode, they do have another year to kill before putting high school behind them, so I guess it’s okay for our darling diva to get her boy toy. For now. I



Comments [5]

Not2Taem's picture

Underwhelmed

Even the Hummelberry seemed a bit impotent.

Tiff's picture

Yeah....

I felt like I missed something with the whole Quinn's revenge storyline, too. LOVE the budding Kurt/Rachel (Kachel? Rurt? Bummel? Herry?) friendship. I liked the I Love New York/Wonderful Town number, though. I don't even like the Madonna song ("other cities make me feel like a dork," really‽) and I still thought it was cute. Big fan of most of the popular song/showtune mash-ups (excluding the Beyoncé/Hair one). 'Umbrella/Singin' in the Rain,' 'I Feel Pretty/Unpretty,' anyone?

Not having owned a television in eight years and never having been the OMG-what's-going-to-happen-next-week type until Glee, I'm kind of glad the season wrapped up so neatly. Now I'm going to catch up on Parenthood, then hopefully finish up The West Wing (yes, I know I'm behind). If that doesn't hold me until September, I guess I can always give in to my roommate's "you have to start watching Buffy" comments. I imagine I'll succumb eventually. Smile I do like Joss Whedon's work.

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

I believe the word you're

I believe the word you're searching for is "Hummelberry" ;) 

Sweet and delicious, and it makes a lovely smoothie, too! And, yes, girl, dear God go watch Buffy!!! Like, right now. You won't be sorry.

"We're all born naked. The rest is drag."
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Tiff's picture

Thanks. :)

I'm sure I'll get around to it. I only just finished reading the Harry Potter books last year. I tend to do things at my own pace. Smile

Julia Watson's picture

I had to chastize

I had to chastize CaramelTeddy for not knowing who Patti Lupone was on sight. I told her to talk to the gay hand.