Glee (2009–2015)
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When Kurt sets his dad, Burt, up with an unexpected partner, his plan for a nuclear family may backfire.


Paris Barclay


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dianna Agron ... Quinn Fabray
Chris Colfer ... Kurt Hummel
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Terri Schuester (credit only)
Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester
Jayma Mays ... Emma Pillsbury (credit only)
Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams
Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith ... Finn Hudson
Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester
Amber Riley ... Mercedes Jones
Mark Salling ... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang
Jonathan Groff ... Jesse St. James
Kristin Chenoweth ... April Rhodes
Mike O'Malley ... Burt Hummel


When Kurt sets his dad, Burt, up with an unexpected partner his plan for a nuclear family may backfire. Sue demands that the Cheerios! go on a crazy diet in preparation for a big interview with "Splits" magazine and April Rhodes returns to save Will and the glee club. Written by Fox Publicity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical


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Release Date:

27 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The original mashup of "One Less Bell to Answer/A House Is Not a Home" was originally recorded Barbra Streisand and released on her 1971 album "Barbra Joan Streisand". It we also a "duet" she song with herself using a multi-track technology so the parts blended seamlessly. See more »


Finn's father is said to have died in the Persian Gulf War when Finn was a baby. However, that war ended in 1991. This would make Finn around 20 years old instead of the 16-17 year old high school junior he is supposed to be. However, a recent storyline explains that Finn's mother lied about the death of his father, which could explain the mistake in this episode. See more »


[first lines]
Sue Sylvester: Ladies, what we have here is a grade "A" dilemma. Mercedes, your vocal chords have had more fantastic runs than a Kenyan track team, but that look simply will not do. At first, I thought it was a subtle homage to yours truly, but now I fear it's some kind of ironic comment.
Mercedes Jones: Ms. Sylvester, I'm just not comfortable in those Cheerios skirts. They don't fit me right.
Kurt Hummel: Mercedes, you shouldn't be embarrassed about your body.
Mercedes Jones: Embarrassed? No, no. I'm worried about showing too much skin and...
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References The Wiz (1978) See more »


Written by Linda Perry
Performed by Amber Riley and Glee Cast
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Very powerful
3 May 2010 | by DavidTLSee all my reviews

This is my first review ever on IMDb and it's very rare I give anything 10/10 but this Glee episode is an exception. It's very powerful in everything they've done with the characters Mercedes, Kurt and Finn (who are the main subjects for this episode). It's beautiful how they are all connected in some way or another even if they themselves don't realise it. What I love about this episode and it has to be my favourite from any other Glee episode so far is that it speaks from the soul of every person on the planet because even the nasty and most evil people have hearts and it truly shows that it doesn't matter what you look like, all that matters is who you are and not what other people think and this episode prooves it greatly. I will be watching this episode again and recommending it to people who don't like Glee and for them to see that it isn't just about singing, it's also about life and how we cope and feel. This episode itself is "Beautiful"

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