High school teacher Will Schuester tries to reinvent McKinley High School's Glee Club.

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Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing McKinley High's Glee Club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Going up against McKinley's cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will is determined to prove them all wrong. Written by Fox Publicity

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Originally, the role of Principal Figgins was written for a white guy but Iqbal Theba got the part. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan. See more »

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When we hear the narration by Rachel in the beginning of the episode, she states that she tries to post on MySpace everyday to keep her talent alive and growing. However, when the Cheerios are watching Rachel's cover of "On My Own", in the box that says "Similar Videos", it states that there are no other videos from Rachel. See more »

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Rachel Berry: I am not homophobic. In fact, I have two gay dads. See, I was born out of love. My two dads screened potential surrogates based on beauty and IQ. Then they mixed their sperm together and used a turkey baster. To this day we don't know which one is my real dad, which I think is pretty amazing.
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References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

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On My Own
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Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil
English lyrics by John Caird, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc Natel, and Trevor Nunn
Performed by Lea Michele
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Above average network TV
19 May 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't usually comment on individual episodes, but since Fox put this one out there so early, and the rest of the season won't even start until fall, it deserves its own comment.

I think the first episode, forming the glee club, was great! Some things seemed to happen a bit quickly, and that would be my only complaint. I was really expecting some waste-of-time watered-down dreck, but I was pleasantly surprised to watch this smart, tight episode.

I found the humour in the show to be just my kind, with several laugh-out-loud moments. I also liked that the show didn't just focus on the kids, and made the teachers an equal part of it. And lastly, I enjoyed the music numbers. I don't think I can sit through another Law & Order ("doink doink") show without ripping my hair out. But Glee is just the ticket for the times we're in.

I don't recall my high school having anything resembling a glee club (or a competitive cheerleading squad, for that matter). But I hope today's kids get the chance.


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