Glee: Season 1, Episode 21

Funk (1 Jun. 2010)

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Glee Club gets some bad news. Meanwhile, Mercedes helps Quinn connect with her funky side, and Will gets revenge on Sue.



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The Glee Club gets some news that's sure to rattle a few nerves. Meanwhile, Quinn connects with her "funky" side with a little help from Mercedes, and Will gets revenge on Sue. Musical performances include "Another One Bites the Dust", "Tell Me Something Good", "Loser", "It's A Man's Man's World", "Good Vibrations" and "Give Up The Funk". Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical


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Among all the cheer-leading awards shown in Sue's house, there are also bowling, tennis, basketball, baseball and running awards. See more »


Brittany and Santana pass by Will on their way out of his apartment and Brittany whispers "I'm sorry Mr. Shue" but her mouth doesn't move. See more »


Sue Sylvester: [journaling about having feelings for Will] True love always springs from true hate. I'll admit, in the past I've fantasized about waking up with Will's head on the pillow next to me, except now I picture it attached to the rest of his body.
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Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
Written by Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, and Bootsy Collins
Performed by Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Glee cast
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"Funk" seemed to be a summation of what this "Glee" episode was in (though it was still pretty enjoyable)
17 October 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Whoa, this episode of "Glee" seemed to be all over the place in trying to be a comedy, musical, and drama without really settling in any one of them consistently. I mean, what's with Will suddenly turning on Sue with his come-ons and then rejecting her which gets Sue to becoming severely depressed? Or Jesse doing the same to Rachel, over and over again? Or Quinn singing James Brown's "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's, World" with other supposedly pregnant teens? It seemed the producers were in a hurry to wrap several loose ends before the next episode's first season finale. Still, as always, there were several entertaining musical numbers to keep one watching. And there was another touching Mercedes/Quinn moment. And despite my hesitations about what I cited above, this was another highly enjoyable "Glee" ep. So with that said, I can hardly wait to see how it all ends up for the season...

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