Thursday, December 3, 2009

...Set: Glee 1x12 "Mattress"

I'm going to start off this Glee post with my five favorite quotes of the night (heavily featuring Sue, of course):
"While they were in there, I told them to yank out those tear ducts. Wasn't usin' 'em." - Sue

"You know, you three are boring me now. I'm gonna go do something else." - Sue

"Strangely, it did make me feel more American." - Artie, about getting a patriotic wedgie

"Do you think I have a potato head?" - Finn

"Today it just looks like you put lard in it." - Sue, about Will's hair

Recap/review of Glee 1x12 "Mattress" by

This week was all about the yearbook photos, or a lack thereof, for the gleeks, which ended up leading to a couple major revelations. The biggest one being that Will finally finds out that Terri has been faking the pregnancy. While this show does well with the frothy, I have to say that scene where he confronts her was very powerful. Good on Matthew Morrison, because he looked downright scary and broken at the same time.

The other revelation of sorts was Quinn fully embracing the glee club, delightfully threatening Sue if she decided to go through with her ban of the glee club because of the very cute and fun commercial they made. I have to say I wanted to be jumping around those mattresses with them.

Van Halen's Jump!

We also got two different songs with "Smile" as the title, with very different connotations to each of them... one being the Lily Allen version, the other the Charlie Chaplin one, which of course pulled at the ole heart strings.

Charlie Chaplin's Smile

In the end, the glee club got their picture in the yearbook, but it was defaced just like normal. And Will was disqualified from leading the club to sectionals because of the whole mattresses as compensation for the commercial thing. But next week is sectionals. And it looks like Finn finally finds out just who Quinn's baby daddy really is. After that, it is going to be a desolate four months until the show finally returns in April. Man, I don't want to think about it.

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  1. I don't think I can handle 4 months before more Glee. They better come out with it on DVD very soon! (Will definitely scared me a bit in that scene - I thought he was going to hit her...)

    By the way, I sincerely hope that whoever is in charge of commercials in this world saw this episode. That one Jump commercial was better than anything I've seen on TV this year (or the past 5 years, for that matter).

  2. I know!! It is going to be so sad. But they are actually releasing a DVD of the first half of the season on Dec. 29. And there are the soundtracks too - volume 1 already out, volume 2 on the way this coming Tuesday, Dec. 8.

    I think part of what made that commercial so great was that they looked like they were having so much fun making it! I pretty much DVR everything and skip through commercials these days. :)