Saturday, February 5, 2011

GLEE Returns After Superbowl

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Glee will be returning with new programming with a special episode immediately following the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 6, 2011. At this point, it is scheduled for 10:30PM EST, following a half-hour Post-game show on Fox. The episode is called The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle.

To get us back into Glee-worthy shape, I thought I would just run a couple of my favorite songs from the show, with some of the spectacular guest stars they have been able to book. One of those great stars is the incredible Neil Patrick Harris, who went toe to toe with Matthew Morrison on Dream On.

Jonathan Groff is an incredible singer, and a fantastic actor. He is also on hot boy. I was lucky enough to see he and Lea Michele in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening, where they were both mind-blowingly good. So it was thrilling to hear he was cast on the show, and would be reunited with Michele. But one of my favorite performances by Groff was his outstanding cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

Lea Michele certainly has been able to sing circles around many a person on the show, but it was fun to see young Charice give her a run for the money on Telephone by Lady GaGa.

Not only is Kurt going through what many a gay boy has gone through in the tortured times we call high school, as well as having the father many wish they could have, but he also kicked off what could be seen as a mini-craze, and gay men throughout the world was doing their own videos to Beyonce's song Single Ladies, made broadcast-ready by Chris Colfer.

On one episode, the show had an interesting discussion of religion & spirituality, which culminated in a cover of One of Us, a song by Joan Osborne, written by Eric Bazilian of The Hooters. It is a great song, and they did a really nice job of it.

And for a while, Kurt was the only gay kid on what could be seen as the gayest show broadcast since Buffy. This season, however, he was joined by another gay boy, Blaine. Sure, he might be singing for another school, but Blaine is handsome, talented, and oh-so-in-control. Here he is being played by Darren Criss, singing Teenage Dream by Katey Perry.

When it comes to guest stars, if you can get Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth to come on the show, you know you are doing something right. I mean, there are two incredibly talented performers, so I thought in my final clip, I would offer up Kristin singing the Burt Bacharach/Hal David medley, One Less Bell To Answer/House Is Not A Home with Matthew Morrison.

Be sure to catch the new episode immediately following the Superbowl on Fox!


  1. Now you just hyped me up! I love that show... and this is a great compilation to showcase them.

  2. Thank you for this Howard. Now I am psyched for GLEE tonight!

  3. If Glee's writing gets better, I'll come back

  4. Mechadude, thanks!

    Cubby, I can't wait.

    Wonder Man, it has been inconsistent, but I hope it comes back to what makes it special.



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