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Glee-cap: Carol Burnett Shines While Marriages & Other Drama Ensues!

Wed, November 24, 2010 2:29am EDT by Russ Weakland 5 Comments
Courtesy of Fox

Courtesy of Fox

The November 23 episode of ‘Glee’ pulled out all the stops — Nazi-hunting Carol Burnett, singing, dancing & two marriages and let us not forget the drama of Kurt leaving McKinley High!

Tonight’s episode of Glee, “Furt,” was all about change — the things that we are often most scared of were addressed with bullying, family issues and marriage. Of course, this was also the episode featuring the iconic Carol Burnett, which granted the average Glee watcher has no clue of her legend, but thankfully she proved she’ll make a new legend as Sue Sylvester’s (Jane Lynch) no nonsense mother Doris Sylvester. But that’s not even the half of it.

Let’s take it from the start.

Someone is getting married, more like 4 people are getting married. Well not quite, but there were four proposals in the first few minutes that made my head explode in excitement. It all begins with Kurt (Chris Colfer) walking up to Finn with his father and Finn’s mother for a HUGE announcement, they’re engaged! And Kurt makes it his mission right then and there to be the wedding planner! Moments later, Sue Sylvester who will never be out done decides to marry the one person who is perfect for her, and that is HERSELF! Newsman Rod Remington takes it upon himself to get engaged with the fellow newswoman, Andrea Carmichael! And maybe the best possible engagement, actually turned into Sam (Chord Overstreet) wanting to give Quinn (Dianna Agron) a promise ring for a future that ended with the world’s worst word… “Maybe.” All this happened in the first 5 minutes, INCREDIBLE!

And just when you think you can breath, Carol Burnett shows up looking for her daughter, “Susie”, which is just hilarious! You can tell Carol is having a blast in her alter ego as a life long Nazi hunter, but we also learn she wasn’t the best mother in the world. Its nice to see the real reason why Sue Sylvester is the person she actually is, because her mom is border line crazy! But as quickly we learn about Sue’s wedding to HERSELF and more about her mother we are quickly brought back to the halls of McKinley High to witness a little of Finn’s insecurities.

The episode then transitions and shows the kids rallying over the bullying troubles Kurt (Chris Colfer) has been accustomed to as of late, and when an all out brawl occurs in the locker room between Artie, Mike, Sam and Dave Karofsky, you know they mean business. There is more then one benefit of helping a friend as it actually gets all the guys a little more credibility with the girls in their life except Finn (Corey Montieth) who was nowhere to be found during the scuffle. To see Quinn and Brittany (Heather Morris) fawn over Artie and Sam is straight out of what I remember happening in my high school days!

But let’s not forget we have to worry about the other story of Carol Burnett and Jane Lynch, they are seen together on stage bickering until Carol decides to sing, “Ohio” as a slightly boring duet between the two, but the scene picks up when they stop singing and bicker some more, they hold hands and show that there is love between them both, and after they hug and embrace Carol might have the line of the night when she utters, “Well that wasn’t as good as i thought it would be.” Its a pretty great cherry on top to the scene between the two. If you don’t chuckle out loud, you have no sense of humor!

Kurt’s wedding planner quest continues as he teaches his father Burt (Mike O’Malley) how to dance, and also tries to give some tips to Finn, which introduces us back to Kurt’s bully Dave Karofsky, Kurt’s dad doesn’t like what he sees and confronts Karofsky, leading to Karofsky getting expelled from school, but don’t get to excited, things actually change fast.

With the bully managed for the time being the action turns back to the wedding and Carol (Romy Rosemont) and Burt read their own vows that were very touching, allowing us all to see the true love that they have for each other. This scene allowed the Glee kids to perform “Marry You” and it was pretty amazing. It really took inspiration from that wedding video that tore up YouTube last year, you know the one with Chris Brown‘s “Forever”. Finn then stepped up and performed “Just The Way You Are”, to show everyone he really had Kurt’s back through all his struggles, it was very touching.

Sadly it wasn’t all happiness, the school board chose not to do anything about Korofsky and overturned Sue Sylvester’s decision to expel Korofsky, plus Santana almost told Rachel she slept with Finn, and when that finally reaches Rachel’s ears, that is going to really mess things up for out favorite

When Kurt learns that his bully Dave Karofsky will actually be allowed back in school, this is the final straw, when faced with dealing with being constantly bullied or even worse, getting death threats he decides the next best thing is to transfer from McKinley High immediately to the competing Dalton Academy that just happens to have a certain Glee character named Blaine, played by the “Teenage Dream” super hunk Darren Criss which nobody from Finn to Rachel to Mercedes can comprehend especially since the all important sectionals are right around the corner, talk about the drama curveball of the season!

To sum up:

I’ll admit that I am not a weekly Glee watcher, but I keep up with everything that happens on the show, there was a lot to love with this episode as they are really focusing on story, and gearing up for some serious madness in the near future. This episode would be the perfect episode to start with if you have never watched the show because it pretty much wraps up everything that has been going on through the show. And the icing on the cake is easily Kurt leaving McKinley High School right before sectionals. This could easily be the catalyst for the rest of the season, I’m already counting down till next week!

But what did you think HollywoodLifers?! How did this episode measure up? VOTE!

Russ Weakland