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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20 September 2011 (USA)  »

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When Emma is providing Kurt and Rachel with college counseling, she says, "Kent State has a wonderful musical theater program and a macabre backstory, so if you're having a bad day, or you don't get the lead in the musical, you can say to yourself 'you know what? Things really could be worse.'" Emma is referring to the incident on May 4, 1970, in which members of the Ohio National Guard fired 67 rounds into a crowd of unarmed college student war protesters on the Kent State campus, killing four students and wounding nine others. This incident is now seen by many historians as a turning point in national attitudes about U.S. involvement in Vietnam. 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 »


Will Schuester: Candidate Sylvester... I think you could use a little showbiz sparkle. Every tiny grain of this glitter represents the kid whose dreams won't come true if you get elected in End School Arts Programmes. John F. Kennedy once said that arts are the roots of our culture! The arts enricher lives, and helps kids achieve in all walks of life. Sue Sylvester... You just got glitterbombed!
[to Emma]
Will Schuester: Did you get that?
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Referenced in Conan: The Murdering Murderer of Murdertown (2011) See more »


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