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The Rhodes Not Taken 

Will thinks the glee club desperately needs more of an edge, so he brings in his former classmate, April Rhodes, to spice things up. Will's plan seems to be going smoothly until he realizes he may be losing a key member of the club.

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Will decides the glee club needs a replacement for Rachel now she has deserted to the musical. Finn works on her emotionally, but that's crossed when Will recruits musically gifted ex-student April Rhodes. She proves too ambitious and Will gets second thoughts. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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When Kristin Chenoweth was a guest star on this episode of Glee (2009), series regular Chris Colfer told The LA Times that for him, "working with Kristin is what I can imagine what a priest would go through if they worked with Jesus.". See more »

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While having a conversation with Emma about bringing April Rhodes back, Will states to Emma that "she was only three credits shy of graduation," and he later references that she only needed the Spanish class to graduate. Unlike the college and university level, most high schools do not issue more than one credit for each class. See more »

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Will Schuester: Guys, I'd like to introduce you to someone very special. This is April Rhodes. She's our newest member.
Finn Hudson: Wait, so old people can join Glee Club now?
April Rhodes: Old, huh? You guys look like the world's worst Benetton ad.
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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.13 (2009) See more »

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Time For Some Girl Talk
Composed by James S. Levine
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The Rhodes Not Taken was a special treat of a "Glee" episode with extraordinary Kristin Chenoweth guesting
3 October 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

With Rachel still out of the glee club due to her rehearsals for starring in the high school production of "Cabaret", Will finds out former classmate April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth) is a few credits shy of graduating. Turns out she's also down-and-out who likes to drink. And everyone finds out about Quinn's pregnancy...With the pregnancy storyline on the back burner, we get a treat seeing Broadway veteran Chenoweth belting such tunes as "Maybe This Time"-a "Cabaret" number with cut-ins of Lea Michele also singing this while rehearsing, Heart's "Alone" with this series lead Matthew Morrison, and "Last Name" with the glee members having the time of their lives! Ms. Chenoweth also gets to act drunk and exhibit bad model behavior to one's amusement. Too bad for now this is a one-shot appearance but if anyone from the other shows that Ms. Chenoweth mentioned she'd like to appear in when she won her Emmy for the now-cancelled "Pushing Daises" reciprocates her requests, we might see a lot more of her this season! Until next time...


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