I’d bother offering some context for this clip from last week’s Glee, but then I’d have to admit I’ve been watching the never-ending bath salt nightmare of a South Florida theater kid, so shhhhh. All that matters is that Gina Gershon showed up to play Blaine’s mother, and–more importantly–she was joined by Jennifer Coolidge (!!!), Gloria Estefan (!?!), and a Suze Orman’s Midwestern dopplegänger (…) to sing the Pointer Sisters classic “I’m So Excited” (.gif .gif .gif):
OMGina!!! Here’s Gina Gershon Singing “I’m So Excited” on Glee
February 25, 2015
Glee‘s Sue Sylvester Wants YOU to Swish Up Your Gay Game
March 25, 2010
This may come as a surprise, but I never really got into Glee. I always enjoyed the episodes I caught, but I never really committed to its sparkle motion in the ways I feel I should have. Some people might call this a gay FAIL. Sue Sylvester calls it being a sneaky gay, and oh girl does she not approve:
Fortunately for me, I’m pretty sure the frequency with which I queen the fuck out is just my own special Nobody Puts Baby in a Horner brand of swishery, so I imagine she’d ultimately approve.
She’d just prefer it in a pair of gay claws.
Alright Already! We’ll Talk About Glee
May 27, 2009
Yeesh. Certain people, who shall remain nameless but might have names that rhyme with Shmarker and Shmathan (just saying, and also, love you guys!), have been all up in my grill about Glee. It’s nothing but “Why don’t you blog about Glee?” this and “I hate your face ’til you blog about Glee!” that. So fine, here we go:
Seriously, was there ever any question? I think not. If anything, my only complaint is that we’re all forced to wait until this fall for more Glee. That’s ass and a half, y’all; fortunately, despite Fox clearly conducting an experiment in patience amongst the nation’s gays (and their fag hags), Glee is anything but ass and a half.
Maybe it’s hyperbole, but Glee‘s the most inspired television show in quite some time. The underdog-competitor-meets-Busby-Berkeley-musical vibe is infinitely charming blend of camp and heartfelt sincerity, and any show that can bring together both the eternally adorable Jayma Mays and eternally fierce Jessalyn Gilsig clearly knows a thing or two about casting. And let’s not forget that Glee gave us the single greatest rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” ever made EVER:
First and foremost, there’s the extended trailer. Without a question, this show is going to be brilliant:
LOLOLOL! This is the best, right? RIGHT.
Still, if you find yourself needing talking points to explain to your friends why you’ll be busy on May 19th, as well as why they should also be canceling plans and staying in for the Glee preview special, then allow me to give you a few suggestions:
- Glee is a genuinely clever spin on the archetypal high-school-set underdog narrative. This is essentially like Bring It On (a movie that nobody, or at least nobody I’d ever care to know, doesn’t love) stretched into a serial television show and made infinitely more camp by being set in the musical-number-laden world of glee clubs. You certainly don’t have to be a ‘mo to love this show, but it probably helps to have one in the family. Or, at the least, your place of work.
- Jane Lynch is in it. This woman is an undeniable force of pure hilarity, and if she’s reason enough to see Post Grad, she certainly is reason enough to watch Glee.
- Any mention of gold stars immediately triggers thoughts of Notes on a Scandal, which is a completely unrelated movie that is totally incredible and you really should see if you haven’t already. Hell, just watching the trailer makes me certain that May 19th is going to be a gold star day.
- Matthew Morrison, the guy who plays the teacher in charge of the glee club, is the Altoid of good looks. He’s curiously handsome.
- Ryan Murphy’s the creator. He gave us the short-lived-but-totally-amazing show Popular and Nip/Tuck, a show that’s now completely derailed into batshit insanity but was genuinely great for the first two seasons. Any television series that casts Famke “Fierce Bitch” Janssen as a tranny can’t be bad.
- One word: Journey.
So there you have it. Now neither you nor any of your friends have any excuses to not to watch Glee. Seriously, y’all, it’s going to be the greatest. Show. EVER!
Much love to Parker for the tip!