by Brittany Geragotelis
It’s no secret that the AC staff is head over heels in love with the musical dramedy “Glee.” I mean, besides all the great tunes, hot guys and cool chicks, the show is HI-LARIOUS! With the new season starting back up this week, we thought we’d give you a run-down of all the reasons we’re crazy for the William McKinley brood. Take a look at our Top 12! Why do YOU love Glee? Let us know in the comments section and you could win a copy of GLEE KARAOKE REVOLUTION!
Never before has there been a villain quite as loveable as Sue. Even when she’s insulting students and teachers with lines like, “I thought you might wanna put all of us out of our misery and shave off that Chia Pet,” and “When I showed this [piece of broccoli] to Brittany, she whimpered and thought I’d cut down a small tree where a family of gummy people live,” you still sort of root for her, because she’s just so horrible…horribly awesome, that is!
Yes, we know the Cheerios were sort of disbanded last year because Sue went a little too far when she tried to fire Brittany out of a cannon, but according to the press photos for this upcoming season, it seems as if the spirit-spewing squad is back. And I for one, can’t wait to see what Sue comes up with for the team next!
Given his acting chops and heart-wrenching storylines, it’s easy to forget that the actor is also the youngest cast member of the group. Whether it’s his eye-catching outfits (let’s face it, no one dresses as nicely as Kurt), his lovelorn glances at new beau Blaine or the heart-to-hearts he has with his dad, there’s nothing we don’t love about this former Warbler.
Between Sam and Quinn, Brittany and Artie, Brittany and Santana, Puck and Lauren Zizes and Finn and Rachel, there’s been a whole lot of kissing going on in glee club over the years. So who wins cutest couple? We think it’s Kurt and Blaine! You go boys!
Everyone has their pick: There’s the good guy jock Finn and the bad boy Puck; Dreamy Sam will sweep you off your feet and Artie always treats a girl right; Mike’s got all the right moves, Kurt just wants to be loved and Blaine will woo you with the perfect serenade. Who’s your type?
She has the best one-liners on the show (“Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?”), but even if that weren’t the case, we’d still adore the sweet-but-dumb-as-rocks Brittany S. Pierce. Actress Heather Morris’ dancing skills rival anyone in the cast and her comedic timing is genius. Her ability to steal the show in the “Brittany/Britney” episode as well as take center stage during a sick rendition of Tik-Tok by Ke$ha puts her at the top of our list of faves. Oh, and did we mention that Heather’s a former cheerleader and showcased her spirit on our April 2011 cover? Didn’t catch it the first time? Check it out here.
“Don’t Stop Believing,” “Animal,” “Bad Romance,” “Dancing With Myself,” “Friday,” “Defying Gravity” and “Forget You”—these are just a few of the songs you can find in any given episode of this musically-inclined show. Besides the acting, this is the best part of the series. And even better? After each episode, you can visit iTunes and download your favorite songs.
What other show has John Stamos, Britney Spears, Olivia Newton-John, Kristin Chenowith, Gwenyth Paltrow, Kathy Griffin and Neil Patrick Harris stopping by to sing a little diddy? Um, that’s right…none! We love that stars like to hang out at William McKinley and hope the show keeps drawing ‘em in. Our choice for next guest star? We think Justin Timberlake should come on to play Will’s younger brother and washed-up boy-band member.
It’s true that some of the best lines are spoken by Brittany and Sue, but each cast member has gotten a little dig in there at least once. Here are a few of our faves:
Santana: I hear that Rachel has a bit of a schnoz. I mean I wouldn’t know because like Medusa I try to avoid eye contact with her.
Mercedes: Did you know New York City was built on top of Old York City?
Tina: I’m pretty sure that’s not true.
Brittany: So, I don’t have a date. I’m just going to dance. Then all your dates are going to ignore you and come dance with me. So your dates are really my dates.
Rachel: The guy did seem crazy. He charged my credit card by swiping it through his butt crack.
Jesse: Do you know what happens in Vocal Adrenaline if someone dies during a performance? They use them as a prop, like Weekend At Bernie‘s.
Brittany (to her cat): You know, just because we’re doing this interview doesn’t mean I’m not still mad at you, because I know you started smoking again.
Sam: Santana told me never to speak with you alone, because you would try to steal all of my gold.
Lauren: I look like a lemon meringue pie.
Brittany: I think you look delicious.
As someone who had a really tough time in high school, the fact that “Glee” celebrates characters who let their freak flags fly, makes it even more special. Besides pushing boundaries and forcing people to be more tolerant of others’ differences, it teaches young people that popular or unpopular, gay or straight, dumb or smart, you’re amazing just the way you are.
Some of the performances they put on at William McKinley leaves me with goosebumps. The costumes, the production value and the choreography is awe-inspiring and leaves me wondering what they’re going to come up with next. Some of the performances that had us rewinding and watching again were: The Power of Madonna, Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Thriller,” “Put a Ring On It” (with Kurt and the football players), Britney/Brittany, “Umbrella/Singing in the Rain” mash-up, Lady Gaga, “Safety Dance” Flash Mob at the mall, Sue’s “Vogue” video and Brittany singing Ke$ha’s “Tik-Tok.”
American Cheerleader’s ended up in the background of scenes quite a bit over the past few seasons of “Glee”—and we’re proud to be Gleeks! So, next time you’re watching the show, make sure to look closely at Sue’s desk or inside Brittany’s locker…you may just catch a glimpse of your favorite magazine in there!
**Tune in to the season premiere of “Glee” on Tuesday, September 20th.