Glee: Season 1, Episode 9

Wheels (11 Nov. 2009)

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When Artie's chances of traveling with the group to Regionals are in question, Will challenges the kids to step out of their comfort zones and experience life from a different point of view... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Terri Schuester (credit only)
Emma Pillsbury (credit only)


When Artie's chances of traveling with the group to Regionals are in question, Will challenges the kids to step out of their comfort zones and experience life from a different point of view. Meanwhile, the Glee Club hosts its first "diva-off" between Kurt and Rachel, and Sue reveals a softer side. Written by FOX Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical



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The storyline surrounding the song "Defying Gravity" was based on Chris Colfer's real-life high school experiences. He repeatedly asked to sing this song in the school talent show, but was always rebuffed because the song was written for a female character. After venting about this experience to Glee's creator/writer Ryan Murphy, it was written into the show. See more »


In the scene where Kurt is rehearsing alone, attempting to sing a "high F", the notes he sings are not the same as those he plays on the piano. By the time he presses the "F" key on the piano, his voice is actually one and a half to two whole steps above the "F". See more »


Will Schuester: McKinley needs ramps.
Sue Sylvester: No way. Those are what I call lazy-makers. They discourage our able-bodied students from getting their proper exercise by using the stairs!
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References Baywatch (1989) See more »


Dancing with Myself
Written by Billy Idol and Tony James
Performed by Kevin McHale
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"Wheels" is another fine episode from the first season of "Glee"
7 October 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this episode of "Glee": Artie, the handicapped one in a wheelchair, is the focus of a charity in which his fellow glee-mates are assigned to figuratively be in his shoes as they all mostly do without walking while also having a bake sale to pay for a bus to take them all to sectionals. Kurt, through his dad, forces an audition for a "Wicked" number which was originally going to be performed solo by Rachel. And Sue, having cut Quinn from her Cheerios due to her pregnancy, auditions for a new team member. Her choice proves to be quite surprising and we later find out why...This was one of the most touching and entertaining eps of "Glee" ever though there still are some good funny bits that keep things from getting too sentimental. I can't believe I waited for a year to watch this. Anyway, kudos to everyone involved. I'll review another episode soon...

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