There are only a handful of phenomenons that can bring pop culture to its knees. Two of those phenomenons happened last night. GLEE and GAGA! What more could you want out of life? (Besides a consistently shirtless Matthew Morrison, of course).
1. Rachel declares to Shelby in a super-dramatically drawn out moment that she is indeed her biological daughter. But the nostalgic reunion lasts all of fourteen minutes after Shelby realizes Rachel’s 16-year-old status is “too old” and has outgrown needing a mother figure in her life. Umm, this was so sad. We’re never too old to not need our mommas!
2. The girls and Kurt perform the most SHUT.IT.DOWN rendition of “Bad Romance” ever, complimented with Gaga wardrobe pieces of all varieties: Kermit, the lobster head, the bubble dress, the spiky scepter and even the creepy red lace ensemble from last year’s VMAs. Kurt even sported some amazing 10-inch Alexander McQueen-inspired platforms that Gaga wore in the original “Romance” music video. My love for him just catapults each episode. And this one was no exception.
3. Kurt’s dad sticks up for him big-time when Finn starts calling Kurt’s decorating skills “faggy.” Dad kicks Finn out of their house in a super-emotional scene that left me asking my roommate to pass the tissues, please. This scene definitely wins for the most emotional moment of all Glee episodes. Ever.
4. The boys weren’t secure enough with themselves to belt out Gaga and instead stuck to a super rock n’ roll rendition of Kiss‘ “Shout it Out Loud.” But really if you consider the wigs, the makeup, the platforms, the tight pants and the plunging v-neck tops, what’s the difference between the two?
There’s a 3-way tie in the night’s best lines:
*Kurt to Puck: “Gaga changes her look faster than Britt changes sexual partners”
*Tina to Mr. Shue: “My parents won’t even let me watch Twilight. My mom says she thinks Kristen Stewart seems like a bitch.”
*Finn to Kurt: “Don’t you get it? We live in Ohio! Not New York or San Francisco or some other city where people eat vegetables that aren’t fried.”
And that’s what you missed on Glee!
Now check out a snippet of the cast talking about their experiences with the Gaga costumes after the jump.