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Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

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Synopsis:

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When Mr. Schuester gets sick, a substitute teacher (guest star Gwyneth Paltrow) takes over his Spanish class and the glee club, and winds up winning over the whole New Directions clan. Meanwhile, when Sue fills in for Principal Figgins as McKinley's top dog, she tries to flex her power on campus.


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Old 11-16-10, 01:25 PM
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

I loathe Gwinny P and her attempt at being a country singer?. She has preruined this episode for me.

I will watch anyway, in hope that Brit and Santana will make out or something.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Reported songs for tonight's episode:

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  • Gwenyth Paltrow, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley & Naya Rivera - Forget You (Cee-Lo)
  • Gwenyth Paltrow & Matthew Morrison - Singin' In The Rain / Umbrella (Gene Kelly / Rihanna feat. Jay-Z)
  • Matthew Morrison - Make 'Em Laugh (Donald O'Connor)
  • Gwenyth Paltrow & Lea Michele - Nowadays / Hot Honey Rag (Chicago)
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Would have been a great opportunity to sneak in a song by The Who.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
I loathe Gwinny P and her attempt at being a country singer?. She has preruined this episode for me.
+1

I just audibly groaned at my TV when I saw that preview after last week.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Why does Harry Schum Jr. not appear in most Glee publicity photos?
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

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Why does Harry Schum Jr. not appear in most Glee publicity photos?
Because he's not a regular cast member.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Not looking forward to Paltrow. It may end up being a decent ep with her in it, but I'm no fan of this woman.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Man, this episode was pretty bad. Figgins getting fired and Sue replacing him as Principal? Yeah, right. And Sue then replacing Will with a substitute teacher? Sure, whatever you say. Ridiculous episode, with mediocre numbers.

The "Forget You" performance was fun, but I wish they had picked a different song because it just doesn't sound right edited. Paltrow sounded pretty good on it though, better than I expected at least.

But overall, Paltrow felt grossly out of place. This is why stunt-casting very rarely works, because the person is shoe-horned into the episode, featured more prominently than the main cast, and is then gone as quickly as they came. It worked well with Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel because they were featured in a limited capacity, appeared during story arcs, and had a background in theatre that fit well in a show like this. I mean, did we really need THREE Gwenyth Paltrow songs?

At least it seems like Mark Salling is sticking around after the whole "controversy" with his band and promoting his new album.

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There were some pretty funny lines though, especially toward the end.

Will: "Come on guys, there's gotta be a Journey song we haven't done yet!"
Will: "I've got good news...I've found a Journey song we haven't done yet!"

Puck: "Mr. Schue is the only teacher who has really touched me. Well, other than Mr. Ryerson."

Brittany: "I stopped after M and N. I thought they were too similar and got frustrated."

Holly: "Hi, I'm Holly Holiday."
Teri: "Are you a porn star or a drag queen?"

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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

"It's broccoli. When I showed it to Brittany she started to cry because she thought I had cut down a tiny tree where a family of Gummi Bears lived." - Sue Sylvester

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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

"You make the under-flaps of my breasts burn."
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

"Mr. Shue taught me the other half of the alphabet. I thought M and N were similar and got frustrated and stopped." - Brittany
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Originally Posted by Goldberg74 View Post
"It's broccoli. When I showed it to Brittany she started to cry because she thought I had cut down a tiny tree where a family of Gummi Bears lived." - Sue Sylvester

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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Theres something that really cheers me up when i'm sick

gin and juice
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

I really liked up the Singin in the Rain and Umbrella mashup (and i hate the Rihanna song with a passion)
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Episode was alright. I liked the performance of "Forget You" best. The others didn't do all that much for me. To me, the episode was saved by some of the lines quoted already here. Some pretty funny stuff there.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

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I really liked up the Singin in the Rain and Umbrella mashup (and i hate the Rihanna song with a passion)
Damn song is stuck in my head now.

I thought this was a good episode. I like Gwyneth Paltrow's performance a lot more than I thought I would (well, ok, I didn't think I was going to like it at all).
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Loved it. And though I'm not a big fan of classic musicals, the near shot for shot remake of Make Em Laugh was impressive.

Gwyenth was a lot of fun, songs were great, story was entertaining. no complaints here!
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

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Loved it. And though I'm not a big fan of classic musicals, the near shot for shot remake of Make Em Laugh was impressive.

Gwyenth was a lot of fun, songs were great, story was entertaining. no complaints here!
yeah, also the Chicago number was almost shot for shot from the movie version (ive never seen the play, so idk how that number was done in the play)
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

This episode was ok. I liked Terri popping up in this episode.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

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"It's broccoli. When I showed it to Brittany she started to cry because she thought I had cut down a tiny tree where a family of Gummi Bears lived." - Sue Sylvester

Originally Posted by Goldberg74 View Post
"Mr. Shue taught me the other half of the alphabet. I thought M and N were similar and got frustrated and stopped." - Brittany
Love these quotes.
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"It's broccoli. When I showed it to Brittany she started to cry because she thought I had cut down a tiny tree where a family of Gummi Bears lived." - Sue Sylvester

Actually I thought Mercedes guessing it was a toilet brush was the better line.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Yeah I was pleasantly surprised by Paltrow because she usually grates on my nerves, but this episode was entertaining... I liked Forget You, but it the editing did take away from it, and I thought the best line of the night was when Sue called Mercedes Jackee'
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

Fun dialogue, happy to see some energy return to the Glee club. The Kurt stuff is sort of dragging the show down, though.
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Re: Glee -- "The Substitute" -- 11/16/10

No one mentioned Baby Brit: "When I grow up I want to go to the oeuvre"

Thoroughly enjoyed the ep and Gwynnie wasn't bad at all!

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