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Recap and Review of Glee Episode, "Mash-up"

Glee-ful Highlights and Video From Episode "Mash-Up"

The Glee train is chugging right along, and I don't just mean the new episodes. This week we learned that Madonna has given the green light for the show to use her music and the first 13 episodes will be available on DVD in December. Now, on to the good stuff.

This week the tables turned on the glee club's king and queen, as Finn and Quinn learn that they're no longer safe from getting the slushie treatment. Ken tries to make the football guys choose between the team and the club as a retaliation for Will's relationship with Emma, and Sue finds love! For a minute. Oh, and Puck and Rachel team up and Mr. Schue has his own dance dance revolution, so

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  • I was happy that this week's episode is Terri-free but has tons of Emma. Emma singing! Emma dancing! Emma in a wedding dress! I still can't forgive her for agreeing to marry Ken, but she's pret-ty adorable all dolled up staring into Will's eyes. Speaking of which, the tension between them is more palpable than ever. They're almost like the new Jim and Pam.
  • So, Rachel and Puck? I guess it was only a matter of time, but their little love affair still feels totally random. On the other hand, I guess that's what high school is all about. When Rachel shows a bit of maturity and asks Puck to be friends, Puck pulls a typical jerk move and gives her the cold shoulder. So the real question is — how long before Puck gets Quinn and Rachel gets Finn? Between Emma/Schue and the gleeks, there's just unrequited crushing up the wazoo.
  • Let's talk about the performances. I know that Mr. Schue is a talented singer and dancer, but I have to admit that I was cringing during "Bust a Move" and almost couldn't watch the "Thong Song." Can't they use those pipes and moves on something a little less embarrassing? Puck's rendition of "Sweet Caroline" is, for lack of a better word, sweet, and I loved Emma's surprise performance of "I Could've Danced All Night."
  • Need to watch Schue's "Thong Song" serenade again? Check it out!

  • Emma isn't the only one getting dance lessons, though. Sue swing dancing with Schue is genius. It's by far my favorite moment of the episode, particularly that Sue plays the guy, literally sweeping Will off his feet in the end. Sue finally shows that she's got a mushy side when she falls for the news anchor, but obviously it doesn't last long. However, her lovestruck episode does deliver some memorable moments, like that zoot suit.
  • Check out a cute behind-the-scenes video of Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch practicing their dance number:

  • The episode isn't without a few cheesy after-school special moments, too. Poor Kurt shows Finn the true meaning of friendship, taking a slushie to the face "for the team." Then Finn answers back when he returns to glee with high hopes to pave the way for all the singing, dancing, football players of the future. The week's winning mushy moment goes to the kids happily giving Mr. Schue a slushie facial of his very own.

What'd you think? Should Finn and Quinn just break up already? Will Sue get another shot at love? Did you miss crazy Terri? Don't forget to join the Glee Club in the Buzz Community to keep the conversation going!

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smileet147 smileet147 6 years
I wished Rachel and Puck lasted for more than one episode. Yes it started out random, but I thought their scene in the bathroom was really sweet. And it could have been a good plot development.
melissaS melissaS 6 years
I really like Puck's solo, he should sing more. It was a bit random how he got together with Rachel but they were sweet. Emma's wedding dress was so sweet. She is adorable with Mr. Schue.Yea...I cringed too during Mr Schue's performances. I didn't believe at all that there could be a mash-up for "Thong Song" and "I could have danced all night"
melissaS melissaS 6 years
I really like Puck's solo, he should sing more. It was a bit random how he got together with Rachel but they were sweet. Emma's wedding dress was so sweet. She is adorable with Mr. Schue. Yea...I cringed too during Mr Schue's performances. I didn't believe at all that there could be a mash-up for "Thong Song" and "I could have danced all night"
KibzeeLovee KibzeeLovee 6 years
I can not get enough of this show!!!!
pinkflake2 pinkflake2 6 years
Okay...I loved the entire episode! I was kinda shocked reading this recap and seeing your reactions about both busta move and the thong song...I think they may be trying to reach a different crowd perhaps? But I still thought it was all in good fun! Anyway...I adored this episode...rewatched the swing dancing a few times....and I loved more Puck (Noah)! He was pretty genius...also..favorite lines of the night: "If it is one minute late then I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then on some dark cold night I will steal away into your home and I will punch you in the face."
pinkflake2 pinkflake2 6 years
Okay...I loved the entire episode! I was kinda shocked reading this recap and seeing your reactions about both busta move and the thong song...I think they may be trying to reach a different crowd perhaps? But I still thought it was all in good fun! Anyway...I adored this episode...rewatched the swing dancing a few times....and I loved more Puck (Noah)! He was pretty genius...also..favorite lines of the night:"If it is one minute late then I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then on some dark cold night I will steal away into your home and I will punch you in the face."
bleached bleached 6 years
Is it just me or does anyone else think that Puck looks like Robbie Williams. I've always been a fan of the bad boys so I'd take Puck over Finn any day
Gypsy314 Gypsy314 6 years
I loved no terri this week. that chick is crazy! I actually loved LOVED Mr. Shue singing and dancing to Bust A Move. I could have done without the Thong Song. It was pretty funny though. I thought the scene with Emma and Will in the bridal shop was adorable.The swing dance scene was amazing as was sue's zoot suit!!
Gypsy314 Gypsy314 6 years
I loved no terri this week. that chick is crazy! I actually loved LOVED Mr. Shue singing and dancing to Bust A Move. I could have done without the Thong Song. It was pretty funny though. I thought the scene with Emma and Will in the bridal shop was adorable. The swing dance scene was amazing as was sue's zoot suit!!
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 6 years
I agree with everyone, Puck and Rachel are so sweet together that I'm rooting for them to be a Jew couple....lol Especially luv Puck's song "sweet caroline" to Rachel/Quinn....It's good to see that Quinn might be a little bit moved by Puck's "maturity". I think as a character, Puck has more spaces to develop than Finn right now (I still think Finn is much cuter) The dance between Sue and Will is so unexpected! and so much FUN!! I was laughing non-stop. And Sue has a human side! Too bad it was crushed too soon:( AND NO TERRI!!!!!!! Thank God, Emma is so much better, and she has a better voice than Quinn. I don't know about her marriage to Ken, but it just seems both of them are willing to settle for soooo low. Don't care so much about the Slushie war though...too bad great songs in this episode! Is there any more Glee after this one until November?
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 6 years
I agree with everyone, Puck and Rachel are so sweet together that I'm rooting for them to be a Jew couple....lolEspecially luv Puck's song "sweet caroline" to Rachel/Quinn....It's good to see that Quinn might be a little bit moved by Puck's "maturity". I think as a character, Puck has more spaces to develop than Finn right now (I still think Finn is much cuter)The dance between Sue and Will is so unexpected! and so much FUN!! I was laughing non-stop. And Sue has a human side! Too bad it was crushed too soon:(AND NO TERRI!!!!!!! Thank God, Emma is so much better, and she has a better voice than Quinn.I don't know about her marriage to Ken, but it just seems both of them are willing to settle for soooo low. Don't care so much about the Slushie war though...too bad great songs in this episode! Is there any more Glee after this one until November?
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
I really liked Puck and Rachel together too! I loved Sweet Caroline! I think I liked this episode because it was Terri-free.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
I really liked Puck and Rachel together too! I loved Sweet Caroline!I think I liked this episode because it was Terri-free.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Another solid episode! I didn't miss Terri one bit. I do wish that they would have kept Rachel and Puck together longer. The writers just seem so convinced that Finn and Rachel need to be together; they should mix it up a little more.
amybdk amybdk 6 years
Sue in a yellow zoot suit. PRICELESS!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
and i am calling shenanigans that these kids knew the words to sweet caroline!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
This is the first episode i have fast forwarded through the singing, once during "bust a move" and again with the "thong song" the canned singing is a turn off.
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
hahahaha jorelly i thought the same thing!
cibele cibele 6 years
I really liked Puck and Rachel. I hope the show gets them together eventually.
jorelly jorelly 6 years
Maybe this is just my inner 90s pop culture voice, but did they put Puck and Rachel together to remind us of Real World San Fran?
demarco11 demarco11 6 years
So happy to see Emma sing! it was so pretty and those two definitely have a good connection! Watching the Shue stuff was fun and awkward, but I liked seeing him dancing!!Also Sue + Zoot Suit = awesome!Cant wait till the November episodes! Looks like some juicy stuff is finally coming out!
demarco11 demarco11 6 years
So happy to see Emma sing! it was so pretty and those two definitely have a good connection! Watching the Shue stuff was fun and awkward, but I liked seeing him dancing!! Also Sue + Zoot Suit = awesome! Cant wait till the November episodes! Looks like some juicy stuff is finally coming out!
jhilly123 jhilly123 6 years
Yes, I'm so happy Terri wasn't in the episode, her story line is just so annoying. And I really liked Puck and Rachel... they had chemistry, and Puck's rendition of Sweet Caroline was so good! Maybe they'll realize they actually like each other? I like Finn, but he can't keep being indecisive lol-between football, Glee and girls lol, and I think Rachel should move on-for a while anyway. Or give Puck a bigger part, because he's so cute haha I loved Emma last night! She and Mr. Shue, come on, clearly there are feelings!!
jhilly123 jhilly123 6 years
Yes, I'm so happy Terri wasn't in the episode, her story line is just so annoying. And I really liked Puck and Rachel... they had chemistry, and Puck's rendition of Sweet Caroline was so good! Maybe they'll realize they actually like each other? I like Finn, but he can't keep being indecisive lol-between football, Glee and girls lol, and I think Rachel should move on-for a while anyway. Or give Puck a bigger part, because he's so cute hahaI loved Emma last night! She and Mr. Shue, come on, clearly there are feelings!!
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