Posted Wed, March 16, 2011 12:11pm EST

'Glee' Recap — Kurt & Blaine Kiss & Kathy Griffin Disappoints As Sarah Palin!

The March 15 episode of ‘Glee’ was one of the best ever — but the normally hysterical Kathy was a total dud!

The kids of Glee, or rather New Directions, are finally winners. After the disappointment of losing in regionals last year, our favorite group of high school crooners sang their way to first place with a whole batch of original songs. Take that Warblers!

Let’s start however with the biggest moment of the night — Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) FINALLY kiss. Much like Ross and Rachel in Friends, Glee’s resident will they, won’t they couple finally sealed the deal after Kurt won over Blaine with his touching rendition of ‘Blackbird” following the death of The Warblers’ canary. On a side note, I am so glad that bird is dead so we no longer have to pretend a high school chorus is keeping an avian creature as a pet.

To start from the beginning, New Directions realizes they need to try something new for Regionals and, at the behest of Rachel (Lea Michele) and with some shocking support from Quinn (Dianna Agron), the group decides to go with original content. Some, like Rachel’s “Loser Like Me,” were a huge hit. Others, like Santana’s (Naya Rivera) ode to Sam’s (Chord Overstreet) luscious lips, fell a bit flat.

Speaking of Santana, she is still bummed over Brittany (Heather Morris) choosing Artie (Kevin McHale) over her, though the two seem to be fine when Sue (Jane Lynch) starts tormenting the two and fills their lockers with dirt. Brittany, as she is wont to do, wonders when she put all that dirt in there.

Regionals run surprisingly similar to last season, with New Directions again wearing without a doubt one of most hideous looks ever. The judges this year are Rod Remington (Bill A. Jones), Sue’s ex, Sister Mary Constance (Loretta Divine), a stripper turned nun, and Tammy Jean Albertson (Kathy Griffin), a local tea party candidate.

In one of the biggest let downs yet in Glee, and in an otherwise perfect episode, Kathy was a total dud! I’m not sure if it was the writing or her delivery or just the fact that she was a bad fit, but she was in fact the most boring part of the episode.

In the end New Directions takes it from The Warblers, who in a nice change do not give Blaine EVERY solo, and are moving on. Still however, after the kiss earlier in the episode who really cares.

The question is, do you think they can advance in the next round?

-Chris Spargo

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Posted at 11:50 PM on June 3, 2012  

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Posted at 8:03 PM on March 18, 2011  

Personally I LOVED Kathy Griffin in her role on Glee this week. I thought it was hilarious to have her play a conservative Christian Tea Party member since she is and has always been one of the biggest and most vocal celebrity supporters of the LGBT community. Well played Ryan Murphy and Kathy Griffin…well played.

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Bobby Fontaine

Posted at 12:57 PM on March 17, 2011  

Kathy Griffin ought to run for president, Lady Gaga is and she isn’t even old enough to take oath of office,, not a spoof –

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Posted at 10:37 PM on March 16, 2011  

Loser like Me was written by the Glee kids, not by Rachel – no?

I actually didn’t like that song much, due to the performance. Rachel and Finn have such high-pitched voices that their singing lead in that song gave it a very Hannah Montana/High School Musical feel. It didn’t feel like an “anthem”, more like just bubblegum pop.

Glee frequently includes conservative stereotypes (remember Quinn’s Glenn Beck-watching parents?) – it sure doesn’t seem like the writers include such characters to be “inclusive” or to give conservative viewers someone to identify with. Let’s be honest – the writers include them for laughs. I wonder if anyone finds it funny. I’m not saying shows have to play it completely safe. I just think that writers should leave out personal attacks on people/stereotypes, and actually work on making the show good.

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Posted at 12:13 PM on April 27, 2011  

I agree. I’m not a Glee fan, but I liked “Get it Right” (which is REALLY Rachel’s song) due to the fact that it actually showcases Lea Michele’s amazing voice.

I also wish people would stop saying that Kathy played Sarah Palin. It was clearly a parody of Christine O’Donnell (“I am not a witch”).

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Posted at 10:25 PM on March 16, 2011  

Soo happy about the Blaine and Kurt kiss. Can’t wait to see this relationship develop, best couple on Glee.

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Posted at 8:42 PM on March 16, 2011  

While I can appreciate poking fun at the fringe groups, Ryan Murphy said in an interview that Kathy Griffin’s character was suppose to give conservative Christian families someone to identify with…I call BS. After seeing this episode it was not about inclusion but poking fun at a group with a differing opinion. If inclusion was the goal they completely failed by casting Kathy Griffin. She is nothing but hateful. Glee usually does a very good job of being inclusive but this was a step in the wrong direction.

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Posted at 6:19 PM on March 16, 2011  

Incorrect content above… Rachels song wsa NOT loser like me…that was the song the rest of the team wrote.
Rachels’ song was “Get It Right”… and both of those were actually during the comp.
Santana’s and Mercedes solo songs were during class/practice.

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Locke Step

Posted at 6:05 PM on March 16, 2011  

Kathy Griffin bombed because hate is not funny. There is a big difference between satire (even edgy satire) and hateful vitriol. The Kathy Griffin does not seem to understand that.

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Posted at 4:35 PM on March 16, 2011  

I cannot believe that a delightful show like Glee allowed itself to be degraded by the appearance of a low-life, foul-mouthed skank like Kathy Griffin. What were they thinking? It was about the most unimaginative, uncreative,
unfunny casting – and dialogue – I could think of. Even if they just HAD to invent an opportunity to bash the Tea Parties, it could have been done much better. It stained an otherwise really nice episode. BTW, their bashing of the Catholic Church wasn’t any better. Pitiful dialogue. Must have subcontracted the writing to Michael Moore. Actually, Michael Moore would have been a lot funnier than either actress.

Anyone who thinks Kathy Griffin is funny has no taste or class. She’s just leeching off the fame of Sarah Palin. Just disgraceful.

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Posted at 4:11 PM on March 16, 2011  

uh kathy was definitely immitating christie o’donnell, NOT sarah palin… the witch jab and the thing about the constitution and the recount… get your facts straight please.

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Posted at 4:01 PM on March 16, 2011  

I actually thought Kathy Griffin was pretty funny as a strident, anti-gay, conservative type. I’ve seen a lot of folks objecting that it’s an unfair portrayal, but it sure doesn’t feel like an inaccurate portrayal if you’re a gay teen who’s very existence is belittled by candidates of the ilk Griffin was sending up.

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Posted at 12:55 PM on March 16, 2011  

rachel was MVP of last night episode, lea michele was amazing singing and acting.
the original songs by puck, santana and rachel only child were hilarious.

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