Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Back To Basics

Glee finally got it right last night.

It was back to the basic reason that I love the show, in that last night's episode was all about the music. So instead of telling you who did what and why, I'm going to tell you about the musical mash-up melodies that made last night's episode so great!

Right from the get go-the show opened with Puck's slammin' rendition of the Van Halen classic, "Hot For Teacher". His latest obsession, Shelby, being the object of this student's desire but, hold on...Blaine and Mike Chang singing and dancing backup??? Can you say HOT for back up? I mean is there anything that Blaine (Darren Chriss) can't do? This was just smokin hot on all aspects, with Puck playing front man and Finn holding court on the drums.

Shelby and Shue then tried to bring together the competing Glee clubs by presenting a united front. They performed a mash up of "Just You and I/You and I". How genius of producers to mix up current Lady Gaga mega hit, "You and I" and the Crystal Gayle/Eddie Rabbit cult favorite, "Just You and I". Shue and Shelby worked the mash up accompanied by guitar and Shelby showcased her pitch perfect vocals on the Gaga song. This number has something for everyone, but the Glee clubbers are not so convinced.

So much at odds are the two competing clubs that they decide a dodge ball showdown is the way to settle this score. Finn and Santana have a seemingly simmering rivalry and the entire dodge ball game is showcased to a fitting mash up of"Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way Or Another". Pat Benetar and Blondie, sung lead by both Santana and Finn, was a power packed montage of face slammin, body flying, world rocking dodge ball that was at times, hilariously fun. Of course, it's always funny until someone gets hurt. A victorious Santana finishes off Finn then, she and the Troubletones take it too far when they gang up on the new kid and he ends up with a bloody nose. Santana got some anger issues, that's for sure.

The Mash-Off begins with the New Directions rendition of the Hall and Oates 80's classics "You Make My Dreams Come True/I Can't Go For That". The costumes were great with some of the guys sporting neon t-shirts with Miami Vice Blazers and others rocking cheezy moustaches ala Oates. It was an 80's spectacle with big hair and lots of sparkle that was a lot of fun to watch. Especially if you grew up in the 80's like I did.

BUT was it good enough to win the great McKinnley Mash-Off?

Sorry, but the Troubletones brought the house down with, my Download Pick Of The Week, "Rumor Has It/Someone Like You". Sexy, sultry, Adele mash up lead by Santana and Mercedes, had not only relevance (cuz who doesn't love Adele right now), but with Santana's character struggling with her sexuality, it gave this number a hauntingly engaging element that was emotionally palpable.

I will say that the episode ended on a sour note when Santana viciously attacked Finn and slapped him across the face for "outing" her in public. I'm sorry, but if Finn doesn't punch her in the face I'm going to. Really? She keeps attacking him with a venom filled tongue, so what does she expect? I would have flattened that bit*h out 3 episodes ago. Just sayin.

Anyway, I got the music in me today because last night was a virtual playground for my iPod.
Keep the mash up's coming Glee, and we'll keep coming back for more.

10 comments:

Heff said...

Sorry, I missed it. I was on the porcelain throne reading "How To Cleanse Your Colon In EXACTLY ONE HOUR".

sybil law said...

Still not a Glee watcher, but I'm glad you enjoy it. :)

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oooh Heffy..how'd it all turn out for you?

Sybil-did you make the enchiladas?

nixabn said...

Love your new avatar you hot mofo!!!

Wil said...

Hey, Heff and humor that involves bodily functions, what a surprise.

Usually Heff and I watch this together via Skype wearing Snuggies and drinking Pinot. But, alas he was riding the porcelain bus last night so I had to go it alone.

madtexter (corey james) said...

OMG! I completely agree with you. I have fallen out of practice lately watching Glee, but last night's episode reminded me of why I first started watching the show in the first place...remembering when I was 17 and had a crush on one of the football jocks and, er, wait...I mean for the music. Yeah, that's it, for the music!

MarkD60 said...

I don't have TV, and have never heard of it!

the walking man said...

My word verification is only one letter short of disdain. I think I can still afford cable for another month or so and won't have to revert to network TV. MY god how could you miss Storage Wars?

Scope said...

I've never seen the show, but stopped while channel surfing for the H/O number.

Sandra said...

Completely agree! I was about to give up on this season. It's all over the place!