Posts Tagged ‘Sue Sylvester’


Logo of the TV series Glee.

I must admit, I love Glee. I love it not so much for the musical performances, but for the fact that it is reintroducing some great music and artists into the mainstream. One of the best things that Glee does is their themed episodes, usually around an artist or a musical genre. Last year, they did another episode featuring Lady GaGa, Britney Spears as well as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

If you have been following the show this year, things have gotten pretty interesting: Sue Sylvester is now running for Congress. She wants music education abolished.

Here is a story arc they could do, but it would revolve around the somewhat politically-charged rock opera/concept album Kilroy Was Here by Styx. The premise would revolve around Sue wanting to censor everything the New Directions wants to accomplish musically.

Sue wants to run her campaign as a member of the “Majority for Musical Morality” along with her campaign manager, Dr. Righteous. Sue witnesses Puck doing a rendition of Hot For Teacher by Van Halen and brings it to the attention of Principle Figgins, whom she threatens to blackmail with a picture of them sleeping together once again if she doesn’t have her way. Figgins caves in and strongly scolds Mr. Schuster and Puck into submission. Mr. Schuster, as a punishment for letting Puck perform that song, must now sendin whatever song the kids choose to do. The kids, as a result, must have prior consent to whatever song they want to do. This also has a chilling effect on Shelby Cocoran’s group also. Both glee clubs hate it!

Shelby and Will Schuster, and his girlfriend Emma decide that Sue has gone too far and, this time, Sue is gonna get a fierce fighting back. Since Burt Hummel, Kurt’s dad and Finn’s stepdad, is running as a write-in candidate against Sylvester, they, along with both glee clubs decide to meet at Burt’s auto repair shop. They decide that this is an issue of censorship and that it would be a great way to teach the students about how bad censorship is. So they decide to use the 1983 classic album by Styx entitled Kilroy Was Here. Better yet, the kids and adults decide to use this album to film as a campaign commercial for Burt Hummel.

Kurt and Blaine team up and film a short commercial for Burt where they are singing Mr. RobotoThe commercial is a bit reminiscent of the classic 1984 Superbowl ad for Apple computers. It ends with “this is what you will get if you elect Sue Sylvester for Congress.”

Rachel and Finn, while out at Breadsticks one night, discover Sue on a date with the head of a major contributor to her campaign and hardcore political extremist. Rachel and Finn recognize him from the news and immediately call up Burt to tell him what they found. They also take pictures with their iPhones of the would-be Congress member and extremest canoodling in a nearby booth. The next afternoon, while at practice at Burt’s garage, Rachel performs Double Lifeand tells the Glee club what she and Finn saw

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Burt decides to personally confront Sue about what Finn photographed. He and Sue sing a mashup of Cold War and Heavy Metal Poisoning as they verbally spar with each other.

Prior to election night, the Glee club releases another commercial with the photograph where they list all these accusations against Sylvester where they sing High Time.

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It’s no secret that the Wild Heart is a fan of the hit FOX tv show, Glee. It has 2 things this Wild Heart loves: music and comedy. Not to mention it’s introducing classic pop and rock songs to a new generation and Jane Lynch is insanely funny as Cheerios coach Sue Sylvester.

Glee returns with its third season on Tuesday, September 20 on Fox.

Last season was pretty amazing with the casting of Gwyneth Paltrow as the sex ed teacher, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the shocking (yet still excellent) season finale, and the Fleetwood Mac Rumours -themed episode.This leaves the Wild Heart with much hope for the upc0ming season.

First of all, one of the big things that I would like to see is Will Schuster (Matthew Morrison) and Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) have a relationship. They have danced around it for far too long – from the time they almost had sex to Emma’s rendition of Touch-a Touch-a Me in the Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed episode. I would love to see them perform a duet together on Valentines day. More specifically Next Time I Fall by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant.

Secondly, one of the funniest things that was ever introduced to the show “Fondue For Two” with Brittany Pierce – where the online show revolves around school gossip and dipping random edible things into fondue such as raw meat and giant marshmallows. This was absolutely hilarious.

Finally, the Wild Heart would like to see more themed episodes. This is not only good for the show and the public who watches it (they learn about new music), but it is also good promotion for the artist. When the writers decided to do an entire episode based around the Fleetwood Mac 1977 classic album Rumours, the album once again entered the charts in other countries and renewed interest in the band. Some of the artists thatI’d suggest they cover are Pat Benatar, Heart, the Beatles, Duran Duran, Blondie, and Linda Eder.

 


Glee has nailed it when it comes to the personification of Fleetwood Mac and their ever-popular Rumours album. All the infighting, breakups – which really made the band great.

So here is a recap of the best of what happened last night:

Overall it did the album justice, but there was a bit that was left out

The ever dumb Brittany now has her own web show called “Fondue For Two” where she invites guests, or in this case Tina Cohen-Chang and Mercedes Jones to eat fondue and do what people like her do best: gossip. She reveals that Santana is a lesbian by saying she “plays for the other team.”

However, Sue Sylvester gets quite a bit of airtime this time – something that the Wild Heart absolutely loves! Her outrageous disguises ranging from David Bowie to conservative commentator Ann Coulter within one take, are nothing short of classic.

But the special appearance by Kristen Chenoweth as April did not seem to fit. Her performance of Dreams does not even begin to touch the original by Stevie Nicks. It seemed overall fake. However, this is quickly kicked out of the ballpark by Artie’s performance of Never Going Back Again – albeit with a chorus of acoustic guitars. The performance of the songs of Rumours is made even better by Rachel’s performance of Go Your Own Way. It almost makes you think that during the original album, either Stevie Nicks or Christine McVie should have sang the lead vocals – not Lindsey Buckingham.

Overall B+ because it was still rather funny.


It’s not a “rumour” anymore folks! The hit television series Glee will be airing an entire episode devoted to one of the greatest rock albums of all time: Rumours by

The "Rumours" episode will air on May 3rd on FOX with guest star Kristen Chenoweth

Fleetwood Mac.

Here is some SPOILERS and hopes that the wildheart has about this episode:

  • A duet between Will and Emma where they sing You Make Lovin’ Fun: Though I don’t know if this will happen, I really would like to see it. Ever since the show started, they have been dancing around the fact that they love each other. Heck, they loved each other when they were with other people. That is what the original author basically wrote it as: keyboard player Christine McVie was secretly dating a member of the bands road crew while still in a terrible relationship with Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie. To me this would be alot like that scene from the Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed episode where Emma sings Touch A Touch A Touch Me to Will Schuster. 
  • More Sue-scheming! Let’s be honest – Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) shines whenever she is plotting against the glee club. I can just see her doing something extremely evil this time – more than the time she tried shoot Brittany out of a cannon!
  • Rachel singing Dreams. Dreams, on its own, is a beautiful song. I think that the only character that can pull off such a beautiful song is Rachel. It matches her voice very well.
  • The Warblers and New Directions sing The Chain: Though they are rivals, it is time that they unite in song.
  • A cameo by Fleetwood Mac – all members from the Buckingham-Nicks era: Though this maybe next to impossible because Christine McVie is in retirement somewhere in England, it would send the ratings through the roof. They have not been together at least publicly since the bestselling live album The Dance.