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View Poll Results: Glee 1x20 - Theatricality
Excellent 1 9.09%
Good 4 36.36%
Average 4 36.36%
Bad 2 18.18%
Terrible 0 0%
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Old May 26 2010, 06:18 AM   #1
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Glee 1X20 - Glee Goes Gaga

That episode was weird. I know the show is about bringing out your inner self and all, but they might have gone to the very extreme to make that point. I mean if I was still going to High School and was dressed like that, I would understand where the Bullies were coming from. It's not standing out in the crowd. It's looking ridiculous.

Saying that though, I liked this episode, at least the parts where the group didn't look like clowns. The stuff with Rachael and Shelby really were the best parts of the episode, and that duet of Poker Face might be one of the best songs they've done all season. I was getting goosebumps, and I heard the song was rising so fast on Itunes already. It's emotional moments like that why I really have come to love this show. Not the exotic-ness, even though I do have to admit, Tina's thing on Figgins at the end was hilarious.
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Old May 26 2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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I thought the Poker Face song was ridiculously out of place (a bit overly sexual for one of your first meetings with your long-lost mother, isn't it)?
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Old May 26 2010, 06:40 AM   #3
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Re: Glee 1X20 - Glee Goes Gaga

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I thought the Poker Face song was ridiculously out of place (a bit overly sexual for one of your first meetings with your long-lost mother, isn't it)?
I didn't. The Show featured songs from Gaga, and it was Rachael's fantasy to sing with her long lost mother, especially in a scene talking about they have nothing in common other than singing. I thought it was very appropriate.
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Old May 26 2010, 01:52 PM   #4
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This is the first eppy I've watched since the pilot (love GaGa) and I got the same impression of the show now as then. It seems very uneven. There are aspects I enjoy and others I find very amateurish and cheesy. And a song or two per ep is great but there's so much music that there's really only about 20 min. (including ads) of actual story.
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Old May 26 2010, 03:30 PM   #5
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I thought the Poker Face song was ridiculously out of place (a bit overly sexual for one of your first meetings with your long-lost mother, isn't it)?
THANK YOU!

I'm like "What the hell is this?" when she started singing it! Aren't the lyrics about "I want to make you hard" or something like that?! All of Lady Gaga's songs are sexual and she started singing one to her mother?!

Gross.
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Old May 26 2010, 05:26 PM   #6
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Musically this episode was pretty weak,although dramatically it was good. I'm really thinking that they should have brought in Rachel's Two Gay Dads though. This plot is missing something without them.

And, yeah Poker Face, a song about Gaga's bisexuality, is a horribly inappropriate song to sing as a duet with your mother. It was also a huge letdown after last weeks tear-inducing "I dreamed a Dream."
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Old May 26 2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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Lady Gaga + No Sue Sylvester = Bad for Spiff.
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Old May 26 2010, 06:05 PM   #8
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And, yeah Poker Face, a song about Gaga's bisexuality
Isn't she asexual? She came out and said she doesn't have sex. Which I believe because well look at her.
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Old May 26 2010, 06:09 PM   #9
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What's she's said is that while she loves sex (with either gender) she currently doesn't have time for it with her career.
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Old May 26 2010, 07:09 PM   #10
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Out of curiosity: have the writers ever mentioned (in an interview or during an episode) where Quinn is living?

Just prior to the mid-season break: she got kicked out of her home and was allowed to shack up in Finn's basement. Finn then learns the baby isn't his...they break-up and we've since seen the whole second half of the season revolve around Finn's living arrangements without any mention of Quinn.
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Old May 26 2010, 07:49 PM   #11
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Quinn's currently living with Puck's family, although they are not a couple. Quinn is unhappy because Puck's mother won't let her eat bacon. It was revealed in the episode where Puck shaves the mohawk and briefly dates Mercedes.
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Old May 26 2010, 09:30 PM   #12
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I liked a lot of the episode; the musical performances were good (though, as others have noted, "Poker Face", even with some lyrics rearranged, is a bizarre song to sing with your mom).

The Finn/Kurt/Burt thing was just bizarre. I really don't see how a story about Kurt creepily stalking Kurt became a story about how Finn needs to apologize to Kurt for using a slur.

The Tina sideplot was funny.
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Old May 26 2010, 11:02 PM   #13
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Quinn's currently living with Puck's family, although they are not a couple. Quinn is unhappy because Puck's mother won't let her eat bacon. It was revealed in the episode where Puck shaves the mohawk and briefly dates Mercedes.
Ah, thanks.

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The Finn/Kurt/Burt thing was just bizarre. I really don't see how a story about Kurt creepily stalking Kurt became a story about how Finn needs to apologize to Kurt for using a slur.
I agree. Bizarre.
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Old May 26 2010, 11:09 PM   #14
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The scene where Burt reamed out Finn was amazing and completely appropriate. Burt has no idea the shitty things Kurt is doing, and all he saw was Finn basically calling his son a fag. So yeah, he went off on him. And I love Burt tremendously for that. He's easily one of my most favorite characters on the show.

But the way Kurt behaves? I absolutely loathe him. If you were to ask me, he's the only true villain in the entire show. And not the likable type that you can relate to, but a downright nasty, self-centered, asswipe of a human being. The fact that he's gay has no bearing whatsoever on that. And it's really bugging me how the show writers keep trying to throw him on a pedestal to be worshipped and adored... just because he is, in fact, gay.
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Old May 26 2010, 11:46 PM   #15
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The scene where Burt reamed out Finn was amazing and completely appropriate. Burt has no idea the shitty things Kurt is doing, and all he saw was Finn basically calling his son a fag. So yeah, he went off on him. And I love Burt tremendously for that. He's easily one of my most favorite characters on the show.
Oh, I agree. It just sucks that Finn's inevitable blow-up over Kurt's stalking and manipulations had to be colored by a debate over the use of a slur.

But the way Kurt behaves? I absolutely loathe him. If you were to ask me, he's the only true villain in the entire show. And not the likable type that you can relate to, but a downright nasty, self-centered, asswipe of a human being. The fact that he's gay has no bearing whatsoever on that. And it's really bugging me how the show writers keep trying to throw him on a pedestal to be worshipped and adored... just because he is, in fact, gay.
He still gets some sympathy from me, but I don't respect a lot of his actions. He seems to put his emotional whims before everybody else (his father and Finn especially), and his actions with Finn have really crossed a line into something disturbing (villainy being as good a word as any).
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