Glee: Season 1, Episode 18

Laryngitis (11 May 2010)

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When a sore throat affects Rachel's singing voice, she goes into panic mode. Meanwhile, Kurt tries to change his persona to impress his father.


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


When a sore throat affects Rachel's singing voice, she goes into panic mode. Meanwhile, Kurt tries to change his persona to impress his father, and Puck makes a strategic move to elevate his social status. Written by Fox Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical




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Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Chris Colfer
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"Laryngitis" is one of the most touching episodes of "Glee" yet
14 October 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This "Glee" episode is about identity: How Kurt tries to change his to be closer to his dad, how Rachel is afraid of losing hers if she loses her voice, and how Puck and newly girlfriend Mercedes define theirs. This was a very touching and funny episode that once again explored the way people define themselves while also providing plenty of entertaining numbers like the duets of Puck and Mercedes performing "The Lady is a Tramp" or Mercedes and Santana doing "The Boy is Mine". Or how about Finn performing "Jesse's Girl" and Kurt doing "Rose's Turn". Speaking of the latter, Kurt's quite hilarious whether trying to sing "Pink Houses" or making out with dim-bulb Brittany. And then there's the entire group singing "One" that ends this episode on one of the most touching scenes ever...

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