Glee Recap: The Fox Says Whatever


Another Thanksgiving, another Glee episode that ignores the holiday altogether. It’s hard not to be resentful – why not air a rerun if you don’t have a holiday special prepared? – but at the same time, it’s hard not to be charmed by puppet versions of every single character. Once again, Glee, you’ve put me in an impossible position.


Speaking of impossible positions, it seems particularly unfortunate – and possibly accidental? – that this episode played in the same time slot as ABC’s new special featuring Lady Gaga and the Muppets. On this particular Thanksgiving, my father expressed a strong preference for Lady Gaga, and I let it ride, because Thanksgiving is about a lot of things, but it certainly isn’t about follow-up questions. Still, I couldn’t help but wonder what he might have preferred two or three or four years ago, when Glee was in its (arguable) prime. Would he have wanted Lady Gaga, or would he have embraced Glee as the television program that tried to make Lady Gaga a tiny bit more palatable? It’s impossible to guess.  Read More...


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