Glee Songs For November 25, Season 1 Episode 11 ‘Hairography’

Glee Songs For November 25, Season 1 Episode 11 ‘Hairography’

Glee is starting to feel the strain of long, drawn-out season. Its 11th episode had a few highlights but the episode, entitled “Hairography,” was one of the show’s weakest efforts to date.

The episode featured “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child, “You’re the One That I Want” from the musical Grease, “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna, a mash-up for “Hair” from the musical of the same name and “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé Knowles, “Imagine” by John Lennon, and “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper.

The show is starting to pick up more and more criticism. This week many pundits complained about New Directions interrupting the deaf school’s rendition of “Imagine” (by interrupt we mean “joined them on stage”). Their gripe is completely unfounded especially when singers with the ability to hear can barely make “Imagine” tolerable.

Land of Punt was glad for the interruption. Having New Directions join in with the death school’s glee club matched the trite sentiment of Lennon’s song as well as making the number listenable. Ultimately, we watch Glee for the singing not the signing. Not to sound cruel, but Glee is a primetime, nationally televised broadcast. The show is meant to entertain. It’s not a charity hour.

Besides, the kids are deaf, why would they care, or even know, if someone sings along?

There were complaints, right after the live rendition of “You’re The One That I Want,” about Finn calling Rachel a “sad clown hooker.” Rachel looked nothing thing like a maudlin harlequin whore, in fact she looked fantastic. Of course the critic forgot to realize that Finn’s answer was not only consistent to the character but crucial to the plot.

Some criticized the show’s final number, “True Colors,” calling it a Gap or Benetton advert. Hopefully they were referring to the multitude of colored shirts worn by New Directions and not something else.

We’ve also heard rumblings about the negative portrayal of Glee’s female characters. Land of Punt has absolutely no idea how one could make such a claim and would like to remind those critics that with the exception of Mr. Schuster, all the characters on Glee are bad people that if existed in real life you would avoid like the plague.

Another criticism that seems to be popping up is Quinn’s continuing pregnancy. Gerrick D. Kennedy from the Los Angeles Times said he hoped the storyline would conclude in the next couple of weeks. Such a rapid conclusion could mean only one thing, Quinn gets an abortion.

Let’s see… Kennedy writes for the Times… in America newspaper hacks are generally liberals… liberals view kids as annoyances… therefore abort baby and move on like nothing happen.

Seems about right.

LOP is not trying to cast dispersions, just making sure we know where everyone stands. Bottom line, Kennedy’s assertion is insidious.

So it was the strong Glee ever produced. As we always say they can’t all be winners.

“Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child
“You’re the One That I Want” from the musical Grease
“Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna
“Hair” and “Crazy in Love” From the musical Hair and Beyoncé Knowles
“Imagine” by John Lennon
“True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper


Brittany Hairography

You’re the One That I Want

Papa Don’t Preach

Hair and Crazy in Love


True Colors

12-16-09 19:04

Glee received Golden Globe nominations for Best Comedy/Musical, for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy/Musical (Matthew Morrison) and Best Lead Actress in a Comedy/Musical (Lea Michele).

The 67th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcasted on NBC on Jan. 17.

In other Glee news, Cory Monteith (Finn) used his twitter account to promote a YouTube video of Manny Garcia, a burgeoning San Francisco-based singer. Garcia did a mash-up of “True Colors” and “Defying Gravity.” Monetith sent a tweet to his 75,000 followers with the word “props” attached to the video’s link. At press time, Garcia’s YouTube video had nearly 25,000 views and scores of positive comments.

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