'Glee' Recap: New Directions Stage An Awful Christmas Special

Tue, December 13, 2011 9:38pm EST by 8 Comments
Glee Recap Extraordinary Merry Christmas

The glee club originally agrees to sing for a homeless shelter, but then backs out to film what turns out to be a truly terrible TV show.

Glee was definitely all over the place during its latest episode — “Extraordinary Merry Christmas.”

Following a passable rendition of “All I Want For Christmas” led by Mercedes (Amber Riley), Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) showed us her occasionally manifested soft side when she asked New Directions to perform for a homeless shelter.

Artie (Kevin McHale), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) agree to Sue’s request, but are soon persuaded by the chance to create a TV special for the local station and they ditch Sue, who is not happy with the decision.

Due to his success with West Side Story, Artie takes the helm for the show, and produces what may have been the worst few minutes ever seen on Glee. It’s best we ignore what happened and move forward.

The only sensible members of the club, at least this episode, Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Quinn (Dianna Agron) actually do go to the homeless shelter, and we get a few more moments of Sue’s sweet side. Then the rest of the New Directions burst in, and all is right with the world.

A few questions from the night — will Glee ever get back on track? And how come no mention of Rachel’s (Lea Michele) religion — she’s Jewish — was made while she spent most of the night telling Finn (Corey Monteith) exactly what to get her for Christmas with a very detailed list?

– Denise Warner

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Zaira

Posted at 7:14 AM on December 14, 2011  

Oh,come on!
The entire Sam/Quinn/Rory storyline was boring was tiresome
And the part at the homeless center?BOOOORING and mawkish

The B& W SHOW has been superfunny!And i do think Darren,Chris and Lea were superbrilliant!

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Connie

Posted at 1:05 AM on December 14, 2011  

The B&W special was some of the BEST moments of Glee. It was a parody, and it was hilarious.

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Darcy

Posted at 12:22 AM on December 14, 2011  

I thought the Glee black and white TV show was the funniest thing they have ever done. I loved it but then I grew up watching those type of shows and I recently watched the Judy Garland Xmas special on You Tube and the satirical take on Glee was wonderful. I thought most of the episode was funny.

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esme

Posted at 12:19 AM on December 14, 2011  

compared to last years special this one sucked

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Darcy

Posted at 12:23 AM on December 14, 2011  

Except for “Baby It’s Cold Outside” I did not like last year’s episode which was all about Brittany believing in Santa Claus and no one wanting to tell her the truth which was the stupidest thing I have ever seen. I like the satire on tonight’s episode better. Different strokes …

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Fred

Posted at 12:05 AM on December 14, 2011  

It was beyond awful. I’m speechless I don’t know what to say.

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April

Posted at 11:28 PM on December 13, 2011  

Oh, please. Artie’s Christmas special was the best part of the episode. It was a perfectly absurd replication of those obnoxious 60s Christmas specials where gay men were presented as “confirmed bachelors” or “roommates” and everyone overacted to the point where they appeared insane. Rachel and Kurt were tailor-made for those specials. The worst was singing “Do They Know It’s Christmas” in a homeless shelter with great big smiles – are they aware of the lyrics?

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Brian

Posted at 10:30 PM on December 13, 2011  

THIS.

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