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Old Dog, New Tricks 

As Rachel faces criticism for being a slacker, Santana makes sure her public image doesn't degrade. Kurt feels that his friends don't support him as much as he does them and Sam adopts a dog but has Mercedes to deal with.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Puckerman (credit only)
Marley Rose (credit only)
Ryder Lynn (credit only)
Sue Sylvester (credit only)
Will Schuester (credit only)
Wade 'Unique' Adams (credit only)
Kitty Wilde (credit only)
Tina Cohen-Chang (credit only)


Rachel attempts to salvage her reputation among Broadway gossipers by hiring Santana as her publicist and creating a charity for rescue animals. Meanwhile, Kurt nabs the lead role in a retirement home production of "Peter Pan." Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical





Release Date:

6 May 2014 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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When Rachel, Sam and Mercedes are at the animal rescue and all the dogs start barking, there is a dog-trainer "barking along" with the dogs. See more »


Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot
Performed by Chris Colfer and June Squibb
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Classic Glee feel
3 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without revealing spoilers, "Old Dog, New Tricks" is a wonderfully positive, fun and touching episode with great music, amazing guest stars and writing that brings that the enjoyment of Glee during seasons 1 and 2. There's fun, fighting, romance, angst and a couple of very touching scenes.

The entire cast was fantastic & the characterizations were spot-on! In fact, Sam was back to the best of Sam (as in season 2). I've never cared much for Samcedes, but this was terrific. And Artie stole the show in a couple of places. Loved Kurt, Rachel & Santana together, as always, through the ups and downs of friendship. And Kurt and Blaine were not highlighted, but was wonderfully supportive.

Kurt was highlighted in this episode, written by Chris Colfer; Colfer advised that he wrote about the character with whom he was most familiar. That being said, I didn't feel that Kurt was the sole focus, as we got a lot of almost everyone. VERY well done; this episode was one of the two Fox network submissions for Glee for the Primetime Emmys, which was quite a compliment to a novice scriptwriter.

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