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Original songs, Regionals, Blurt and “Trouty Mouth”: “Original Song” (2×16) Gleecap

March 19, 2011

regionals-performanceCompetition episodes of Glee are always some of my very favourites. From “Sectionals” to “Journey” to “Special Education” and now to “Original Song”, it’s hard not to love an episode that’s jam-packed with the best performances and a huge dose of drama. “Original Song” fit Glee‘s competition episode formula perfectly with 11 (yes, 11!) songs and lots of drama between several pairings – they even threw in a death for added drama points. Let’s take a look at some of the episode’s biggest highlights and lowlights:

My Thoughts on Glee‘s original songs: I don’t think I’m the only person who loved the episode’s non-Regionals original songs more than the show-stopping “Get it Right” and “Loser Like Me”! “Trouty Mouth”, “Big Ass Heart” and “Only Child” were hilarious, and “Hell to the No” was actually ridiculously fun! I was initially somewhat apprehensive about the show taking this new approach, but I really think it worked out well, especially since  they effectively wrote the song-writing idea into the episode’s storyline. I don’t think I’d like original songs to become a regular feature in the show, but I can see how they might work well every now and again, especially by Rachel, who definitely seems like she’s starting a song-writing career path right about now.

Favourite Character: Speaking of Rachel, I just adored her in this episode. Seeing her annoying yet endearing determination all come out in a song she wrote herself was absolutely perfect for her character. I also loved her speech in the final scene after she was awarded MVP. Ever since the very first episode, Rachel’s one true desire has been to feel special (“Being a part of something special makes you special, right?” – Rachel, “Pilot”), and I love how they brought that back to the forefront with this speech. Simply excellent character development.

warblers-at-regionalsFavourite Quotes:

Will: What’s everyone’s favorite song?
Brittany: “My Headband.”

Kurt: Sometimes I don’t feel like we’re the Warblers. I feel like we’re Blaine and the Pips.

Most EEE! Worthy Moment: And while we’re talking about Kurt, I think it’s about time we talk about TV’s best gay couple, shall we? Especially since we can now call them a couple! I actually shrieked and jumped up and down when Blaine kissed Kurt – what a completely fantastic scene, and it’s about damn time! It was incredibly adorable to see Blaine share his feelings about Kurt, and I really truly hope that we’ll get to see this relationship play out for quite some time. Also, who’s with me in starting a movement to change their shipper name from Klaine to Blurt?!

Best Song: I really want to give this award to “Trouty Mouth”. Santana freakin’ killed this, and the lyrics were hilarious. On a slightly more serious note (although I did love “Trouty Mouth”!), I thought that Kurt’s rendition of “Blackbird” was incredibly lovely, even if somewhat overdramatic. Chris Colfer clearly has a talent for Beatles songs, as also demonstrated by his beautifully heartbreaking performance of “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” earlier this season. More Beatles songs for Kurt, please…but until then, let’s watch “Trouty Mouth” again:

Guest Star Ranking: I thought that this week’s slew of guest stars were incredibly underwhelming, but to their credit, they really didn’t get much screen time to win me over either. Given more lines and screen time, I might have better enjoyed Loretta Devine as a stripper-turned-nun. On the flip side, even in the short time we saw Kathy Griffin, I really couldn’t stand her Sarah Palin-esque character. As always, Bill Jones was excellent in his role as Rod Remington. I wish he was around more this season, but I’m glad that he’s still popping up on occasion.

Weak Point: Why exactly did Sue have to punch out the governor’s wife? That was a bit suddenly extreme, I thought…even for Sue! I also really didn’t like Kurt and Blaine’s performance of “Candles” – very underwhelming for what was supposed to be such a key romantic number for them! I don’t think the song suited Kurt’s voice well, and I hope we’ll get better duets from them in the future.

Next Week: There is no next week! Or next several weeks, for that matter. Glee will finally return to our television screens on April 12. To tide you over until then, check out the promo video below (with reappearances from some very familiar faces!), and keep on coming back here to Gleeks United for all your gleeky news!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Si Bawel permalink
    March 22, 2011 7:38 am

    Hi, I’m from Indonesia. Hey, did New Directions win? I don’t watch it, ;(

  2. Audrey permalink
    March 23, 2011 4:34 pm

    I really thought that having Quinn telling rachel about how the story works out was just down-right not nice.(not that I am suprized). I mean that was a great song that Rachel wrote through all of this Quinn and Finn. I would really like to see Rachel hurt Quinn’s feelings. It would be a change to Rachel’s persanality.

    Aud=:)

  3. Audrey permalink
    March 23, 2011 5:56 pm

    Sorry that I keep on posting but My friends think that I talk about glee too much because My mom dosn’t like glee but she says that I am annoying.
    So do you think when Kurt and Blain kissed do you think it was romantic or awful. Because I thought it was cute and romantic!!!!!!

  4. Ashleigh permalink
    March 25, 2011 2:56 am

    Agreed about what you said about the Kurt/Blaine kiss. BLURT FOREVER!!! And when Sue punched the Governer’s wife I was like “HAHAHHAHAHHAHA……oh my god. That was unexpected.”

    • Audrey permalink
      March 25, 2011 5:32 pm

      Yes Yes i agree with you ashleigh!!! Were you argeeing with me?

  5. izzybella permalink
    March 25, 2011 6:29 pm

    In the real world, people who punch the governer’s wife go to jail. I really hope they play with that. Because Sue in jail could be kind of hilarious.

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