Glee (2009–2015)
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High school teacher Will Schuester tries to reinvent McKinley High School's Glee Club.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Quinn Fabray
... Kurt Hummel
... Terri Schuester
... Sue Sylvester
... Emma Pillsbury
... Artie Abrams
... Rachel Berry
... Finn Hudson
... Will Schuester
... Mercedes Jones
... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
... Tina Cohen-Chang
... Sandy Ryerson
... Ken Tanaka
... Principal Figgins
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Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing McKinley High's Glee Club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Going up against McKinley's cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will is determined to prove them all wrong. Written by Fox Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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19 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Kurt sings the song "Cellophane" from Chicago. Chris Colfer sang the same song for his audition for the show. See more »

Goofs

After Finn claimed his mother was having his prostate removed while actually going to Glee, Puck confronts him and claims "Chicks don't have prostates, I looked it up." However in a 2002 medical research study, it was found they do. See more »

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Finn Hudson: Look, I owe you guys an apology. I never should have quit. I don't want to be the guy that just drives around throwing eggs at people!
Rachel Berry: That was you?
Kurt Hummel: You and your friends threw pee balloons at me.
Finn Hudson: I know.
Kurt Hummel: You nailed all my lawn furniture to my roof.
Finn Hudson: I wasn't actually there for that, but I'm really sorry.
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Connections

References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

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Soul Bossa Nova
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Written by Quincy Jones
Performed by The Swingle Singers
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Above average network TV
19 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I don't usually comment on individual episodes, but since Fox put this one out there so early, and the rest of the season won't even start until fall, it deserves its own comment.

I think the first episode, forming the glee club, was great! Some things seemed to happen a bit quickly, and that would be my only complaint. I was really expecting some waste-of-time watered-down dreck, but I was pleasantly surprised to watch this smart, tight episode.

I found the humour in the show to be just my kind, with several laugh-out-loud moments. I also liked that the show didn't just focus on the kids, and made the teachers an equal part of it. And lastly, I enjoyed the music numbers. I don't think I can sit through another Law & Order ("doink doink") show without ripping my hair out. But Glee is just the ticket for the times we're in.

I don't recall my high school having anything resembling a glee club (or a competitive cheerleading squad, for that matter). But I hope today's kids get the chance.


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