Glee: Season 1, Episode 12

Mattress (2 Dec. 2009)

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When Glee Club is left out of the yearbook due to budget cuts, everyone's relieved that they won't have to suffer the ridicule of years past.



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When the Glee Club is left out of the yearbook because of budget cuts, everyone seems to be relieved that they won't have to suffer the ridicule of years past. Everyone except Rachel, that is, who wants her legacy cemented in print. Meanwhile, Quinn makes it her mission to be in the Cheerios yearbook photo, and Will and Terri's relationship is shaken to its core. Written by Fox Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical




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In the glee club photo caption, Puck's first name is given as "Nathan". Puck's first name is "Noah". Tina's name is shown as "Tina C." and Brittany's last name is not shown. See more »


Mercedes Jones: What's a "patriotic" wedgie?
Finn Hudson: It's when they hoist you up the flagpole by your undies.
Artie Abrams: Strangely, it did make me feel more American.
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Edited into Glee: Saturday Night Glee-ver (2012) See more »


Written by John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons & Charles Chaplin
Performed by Glee Cast
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3 December 2009 | by (Montgomery, AL) – See all my reviews

Glee is reaching it's climax, and each new step is an exhilarating one. While this episode was severely shorter than the rest, it packed just as much of an emotional punch as any of its predecessors. With "Mattress", expect less music, more Rachel and Finn drama, and several scenes of sheer pain from Will. Although the absence substantial music is saddening and unusual, the focus of this episode was conflict, and boy does it deliver. This is, by far, the most emotionally involving episode of the season. I would not use the word "gleeful" to describe these past few episodes as the show has taken on a more dark tone with a few crumbs of happiness; mainly because of the music. It's sad to see this amazing show take a 4-month break, but I'm sure next weeks episode will tide us gleeks over until then. Prepare to have your mind blown wide open!

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