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Boyfriend and Girlfriend Discuss Glee: “Audition”

Jason and Emily are boyfriend and girlfriend.  They also both really like "Glee".  Here is a brief discussion between the couple on some of the highs and lows of the night’s episode.   Jason: We find out there’s a word … Read More

By / September 22, 2010

Jason and Emily are boyfriend and girlfriend.  They also both really like "Glee".  Here is a brief discussion between the couple on some of the highs and lows of the night’s episode.

 

Jason: We find out there’s a word for Rachel: she’s a "controllist" and she’s talking about it into Jacob Ben Israel’s very Jewish microphone.  They name drop "Jewfro" in the first 2 minutes.  I actually like her more now that we have an actual label for her condition.  Is being a "controlist" a hereditary thing? Emily: I think this moment was actually about Finn — they may be laying the groundwork for making the fact that he’s dumb a plot point.  Aren’t they going to be seniors soon?  Wouldn’t everyone have to start thinking about college?  Rachel is obviously going to try and make it to NYC, but Finn will probably end up sticking around all by his lonesome.  Jason: I’m kinda half glad/half bummed they chose "Empire State of Mind" to try and entice new members into New Directions.  I think they could have picked something a little less obvious, but whatever the case, I still like this song after hearing it "bump" out of a million cars passing by.  Am I being a snob? Emily: I actually don’t care for the song very much, but they made it pretty cute despite the horrible outfits.  I was more disturbed by the amorous glances exchanged by various New Directions members and their members-to-be (or not-to-be) during the number.  Talk about creepy! Jason: I almost peed myself when Schuster read "Buttface McBallnuts" off the signup list.  Also, is the Sue/Schuster friendship weird to you?  Is this show getting, I dunno, soft?  Do you get the feeling that Sue is going to have a spin-off show? Emily: I like seeing Sue and Will team up against a common enemy, since seeing them fight constantly last season got really old.  The show’s not going soft, though Ryan Murphy does have a long history of working foils to death.  If you look at Nip/Tuck as an example, the two main characters spent several seasons straddling the line between brothers and enemies.  Jason:  Shannon Beiste: love the massive gym teacher.  What’s the difference between a female football coach and a female rabbi? Emily: One is not permitted by Halacha. Jason: I kinda loved the little Filipino girl singing Gaga with Rachel.  What about you? Emily: All I could think about was the controversy that surrounded casting Sunshine, as the actress playing her (pop singer Charice Pempengco) allegedly underwent several cosmetic surgeries to land the role.  Also, why all the auto-tune?! This girl can obviously sing, so why use so much robot voice? Jason:  Did you find the poop cookies gag as funny as I did?  Also, Sue trying to pass the smell off as "flax," was brilliant.

Emily: My official stance on poop is that it is NEVER FUNNY.  This scene made me sad! 

Jason: I wonder if my finding poop so funny is a weird Freudian thing?

Emily: Probably.