Glee: Season 3, Episode 1

The Purple Piano Project (20 Sep. 2011)

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After a devastating loss at Nationals, Will assigns the kids a new project to get them back on track.



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Its fall and that means back to school for the students and faculty at McKinley High. The New Directions clan returns after a devastating loss at Nationals, so Mr. Schuester assigns a project to get them back on track. Meanwhile, Sue Sylvester starts her congressional campaign. Written by Fox Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical





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One of the songs in this episode is "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the musical Hairspray. Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schuester) played the role of Link Larkin in the original Broadway cast of Hairspray. See more »


Santana tells Quinn that they could win 2 national championships. They should already have 2 being seniors, freshman and sophomore years, since the show starts out their sophomore year and at that point Sue took her 5th consecutive national championship. See more »


Shannon Beiste: What are you gonna do?
Will Schuester: Something I should have done a long time ago. If Sue wants to declare war in the arts... then general Schuester is about to launch a counter offensive.
Emma Pillsbury: So this is what being turned on feels like.
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Referenced in Conan: The Murdering Murderer of Murdertown (2011) See more »


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Performed by Chris Colfer and Lea Michele
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