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Old 11-18-09, 02:54 AM
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Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09



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Mr. Schuester splits the Glee Club into pairs to sing their favorite ballad, but when one kid gets sick, he's forced to step in and winds up in a sticky situation. Meanwhile, Finn and Quinn have to face the music when they have dinner with her parents.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

Not even halfway in, and it's already an immensely entertaining episode. Lots of laughs and "what's gonna happen next" moments.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

I thought it was an interesting way of using ballads to push forward the truth and let the chips fall where they may.

What the hell happened to Charlotte Ross?

Would have loved to have heard more of mash-up started in Shu's back seat.

The reaction shots of Shu and Rachel during Endless Love was hi-larious.

Good overall episode, can't wait for next week.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

Originally Posted by Patman View Post
I thought it was an interesting way of using ballads to push forward the truth and let the chips fall where they may.

What the hell happened to Charlotte Ross?

Would have loved to have heard more of mash-up started in Shu's back seat.

The reaction shots of Shu and Rachel during Endless Love was hi-larious.

Good overall episode, can't wait for next week.

Charlotte Ross hasn't aged well. She sort of looks like Gail O'Grady now. I would have also like to have heard Rachel's mash up.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

I think a little makeup may have been involved, but regardless, she's still the star of one of my favorite female celebrity photos:

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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

So was the duck in the hat?
Old 11-18-09, 11:32 PM
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

I can't believe the actress who played Suzy Pepper was the same actress who played Salvatore Romano's wife on Mad Men.

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1109300224/nm0237711
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

Originally Posted by DGibFen View Post
I can't believe the actress who played Suzy Pepper was the same actress who played Salvatore Romano's wife on Mad Men.

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1109300224/nm0237711
She was also "Hannah" on Everwood.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

I liked Schuester's mash-up abd his facial expressions during Endless Love were great.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

Schu reading the Jazz Hands book
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

Heather Morris (Brittany) is turning out to have some fantastic one-liners.

Shu: Can anyone tell me what a Ballad is?
Brittany: A male duck.
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Originally Posted by Patman View Post
What the hell happened to Charlotte Ross?
Seeing her makes me want to watch The Heights.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

Other Asian, lol
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

I nearly lost it when he got caught singing to the sonogram and he started crying in his mother's lap. Her trying to comfort him and nearly breaking down got to me. Then her offering her home at the end. Great mom.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

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I nearly lost it when he got caught singing to the sonogram and he started crying in his mother's lap. Her trying to comfort him and nearly breaking down got to me. Then her offering her home at the end. Great mom.
The way this show captures raw emotions between the characters is very moving. Finn's vocals aren't great, but when he lets loose, his vocals have this gritty earnestness that captures the emotions he can't easily express otherwise.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

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I nearly lost it when he got caught singing to the sonogram and he started crying in his mother's lap. Her trying to comfort him and nearly breaking down got to me. Then her offering her home at the end. Great mom.
I have to admit that I teared up. Also when Quinn's dad was such a prick to her.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

This show just gets better and better. I hope Fox doesn't mess with it.

Looking forward to the (may be a spoiler to some)
Spoiler:
Madonna
episode. And here's hoping the producers achieve their desired clearance for a
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Springsteen
song or episode.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

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I nearly lost it when he got caught singing to the sonogram and he started crying in his mother's lap. Her trying to comfort him and nearly breaking down got to me. Then her offering her home at the end. Great mom.
Likewise.

Although, what bothers me about it all is that... it's not Finn's baby!! I felt it was awkward when Puck told Mercedes... but I didn't like her reaction at all.


Does "other Asian" actually have a name in the show yet?
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

I kind of laughed when Quinn's dad was talking about how she fell asleep on his lap and then he said something about how he didn't want to get excited.. But then he said it was because he didn't want her to wake up.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

^Yuck.

He said he was hoping nothing exciting happened in the GAME, so that the CROWD wouldn't wake her up. Perv.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

Originally Posted by JLB View Post
This show just gets better and better. I hope Fox doesn't mess with it.

Looking forward to the (may be a spoiler to some)
Spoiler:
Madonna
episode. And here's hoping the producers achieve their desired clearance for a
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Springsteen
song or episode.
I think that
Spoiler:
the Springsteen episode or song will probably happen he's pretty cool with TV shows using his songs. I think 4 or 5 of his songs were featured on a Cold Case episode that was set in various years.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

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Likewise.

Although, what bothers me about it all is that... it's not Finn's baby!! I felt it was awkward when Puck told Mercedes... but I didn't like her reaction at all.


Does "other Asian" actually have a name in the show yet?

I was also touched how supportive Finn's mom was and how she allowed Quinn to stay at their house but it also bothered me because it isn't Finn's baby and eventually when the truth comes out the mom will also be upset.

I also wondered too about "other Asian's" name maybe it will be like a running gag type thing with a character's whose real name is never known sort of like Janitor on Scrubs.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

I laughed at Emma rocking out to Will's performance right alongside Rachel. She was supposed to be there to help Will, and she switched sides real quick. Funny moment.



There was an quick, unspoken moment of Finn looking at his dad's military uniform in the basement that was pretty touching.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

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... it isn't Finn's baby and eventually when the truth comes out the mom will also be upset...
Especially now that Mercedes has been told - more and more will know until Finn finds out in the last episode of the season (my guess).

As far as this episode goes, the "Don't Stand So Close to Me" and "Young Girl" mashup was really neat.
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Re: Glee -- "Ballad" -- 11/18/09

I believe they mentioned "other Asian's" name in the episode where he and the other football players joined the Glee club. But since they never said his name again, I can't remember what it is! Great episode though!

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