Popular (1999–2001)
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Two Weddings and a Funeral 

The gang investigates the suspicious death of Ms. Glass in this season finale that parodies TV tropes that season finales often use such as murder, musical numbers, gore, nudity, teen pregnancy, terminal illness, wedding, earthquake, etc.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Bibb ... Brooke McQueen
Carly Pope ... Sam McPherson
Tamara Mello ... Lily Esposito
Christopher Gorham ... Harrison John
Sara Rue ... Carmen Ferrara
Bryce Johnson ... Josh Ford
Tammy Lynn Michaels ... Nicole Julian
Ron Lester ... Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
Leslie Grossman ... Mary Cherry
Lisa Darr ... Jane McPherson
Scott Bryce ... Mike McQueen
Delta Burke ... Cherry Cherry
Diane Delano ... Bobbi Glass / Nurse Jessi Glass
Robert Gant ... Principal Calvin Krupps
Mandy Freund Mandy Freund ... May Tuna


In the first season series finale, Mary and Nicole hand out Yearbooks, talking about sweeps complaining about how shows always go for the big finales like natural disasters, weddings, deaths of characters, when Lily comes up wanting her money back for the Mary and Nicole oriented school annual. In class Ms. Glass asks Harrison to sign her yearbook, as she hands out their final grades, giving Brooke and A and everyone else a D. Harrison discovers that their pictures are missing from her yearbook, which she has faxed to several popular skip day hot spots forcing them to spend their last day of school at school. In the locker room Sugar complains about what Ms. Glass has done as Harrison discovers what Ms. Glass has wrote in his yearbook, a suggestive note. Ms. Glass comes into the locker room to get her pen back making a pass at him. Josh wants to get back with Brooke talking to Sugar in the episodes first Sweeps Stunt Pretty Boy Nude Shot. Mr. Crups and Ms. Glass laugh about how she ... Written by Ron Storey

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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The funny observational song about the wedding preparations that plays as Brooke and Sam are getting ready in the bathroom just before the wedding is a parody of Billy Idol's hit song White Wedding. See more »


References The Shining (1980) See more »

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crazy fun for those that way inclined
3 February 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

(5 minus, actually)

Tonight's episode: Season finale sees everything going into a musical, I kid thee not. Once it starts, it actually seems it's gonna stay that way. Do not adjust your set.

Some multiple choice: Ryan Murphy, when he wrote this, was (a) stoned (b) high (c) in flagrante delecto. How the hell could he otherwise have had the utter gall to inflict this final insult upon the viewing public?

You have to see this episode for yourself to understand my rant. It has got to be a dream sequence, nothing, nothing, makes sense. It revels in just exactly that. Is it truly funny, is it good zany comedy? No, it is just junk.

Takes the cake home from the fun fair for being out there.

It's been this way from almost the beginning.

I wouldn't have had anything against the concept of a surreal cartoonish TV show, but when I set out to buy this on DVD, I had thought it to be something along the lines of BEVERLY HILLS 90210. You know, with the rivalry between Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) and the Tiffani-Amber Thiessen character. I do not do too much research before buying, lest I encounter spoilers, so I generally just find out about the cast and a basic summary. And I had very, very high hopes for POPULAR. Okay, so I had a pre-conceived idea of what it might be, and I thought, two girls flying into each other's hair regularly, could only be fun.

That is what it is about. Ostensibly. But it's really just campy old Ryan Murphy of NIP/TUCK doing a freaking gay parade. Just like in NIP/TUCK, two out of every three characters are, well, not only gay, they are super-super-super gay, it becomes an endless buzz of very odd people of dubious orientation. Do not get me wrong. I do not have anything against crazies. I am one myself. But the theme, what it should have been, took second place to Ryan's mission to do a whole GLAD field day, obviously lasting 43 weeks. Things just get too weird for straight boys. Just like in NIP/TUCK. This one isn't advertised as such, not packaged as such, it's not the teen rivalry show it should be, it is a murky mess of surreal happenings, with the queerest goings-on. Queer, man, queer.

Yes, two really great female leads. I am fond of them. But I wanna boo the story-line week after week. Junk followed by more tripe followed by absolute drivel.

You could laugh at it. You could roll around in stitches, I suppose. It's really not as funny as the creators think it is. But okay, sure there are moments. The whole thing is however EMBARRASSING, and that really gets to the nitty-gritty of my argument. Admit that you enjoy POPULAR to your friends? Ooh you must be a nut. With a low IQ. You have to be. A true guilty pleasure for the totally low-class. Like NIP/TUCK.

But with two high-class lead actresses. Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, you should have been in MELROSE PLACE.

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18 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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