Kurt and Blaine – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Rin says: This episode was a bit of a toughie to choose a best song, pretty much because I didn’t actually know many of them. To be honest, I don’t even think I know this one. Except for that one time Zooey Deschanel sang it with an elf.
Kurt and Blaine are too adorable to pass up. That 3rd cap may be my favourite little bit, where he shuffles up to Kurt up along the couch. Oh Blaine, you tease.
Sophy says: Yeah I wasn’t too familiar with the songs either. WOULD A LITTLE ‘COME ALL YE FAITHFUL’ HURT ANYONE? Really.
But these two. Completely charming and adorable and perfect-yet-real. This whole number was like one giant squee.
“Just know that you have rights.”
Rin says: I don’t know how many of these Brittany keeps winning, but she deserves them every time. The writers and Heather Morris continue to get the lols from me, and seriously, if Brittany wasn’t around I don’t know if I could keep going on. I’d probably keep watching for another season or so until I finally give up and throw it onto the pile of shows I used to love but why of why did you do me so wrong.
Sophy says: THIS GIRL. She just never hits a wrong note with her delivery. And even if the writers no longer seem to have any idea how to write her character or, like, any characters, I could probably live on one-liners this good.
The Glee club goes to see Santa to feed into Brittany’s delusions.
Rin says: BLING. Oh Santana.
There wasn’t much to choose from this episode in terms of best scene because the episode wasn’t all that thrilling, but I don’t know, something about Brittany’s enthusiasm and when she cheers on Mercedes, ‘Go Mercedes, Go!’ made me want to choose this scene.
I’m kind of sick of how boring Tina and Mike Chang are becoming. C’mon Glee. Let them say something other than ‘asian.’
Sophy says: I know right. The asian gags were funny for like, an episode, and then they just became obnoxious.
BUT YES, this scene, very cute, if completely ridiculous. The trouble is, though, that Glee can never seem to make up its mind as to what it wants to be. It’s like it keeps losing its soul for a laugh and then Willow keeps putting it back and sometimes she puts too much back and all the time Angel is dressed up as Lorne and I don’t even know. This episode had its moments and this was one of them, because the Brittany-believes-in-Santa thing? Cute. But that’s as far as you can push both absurdity and sweetness in one episode, and Glee? Well, Glee proceeds to give us substitute Santas with sweet childhood sadnesses, magic legs at the eleventh hour and the joy of still believing in the impossible. Glee gives us carols and heartfelt teacher/student bonding, and a misty-eyed Sue Sylvester and a fucking party at Will’s house that she threw because she’s a marshmallow Veronica Mars and ohmygod okay OVERLOAD.
Any of those things on their own might have been fine – charming, even. But all together it’s like someone drank a bottle of maple syrup and then vomited all over me.
Sad fact: these days this show just has no idea when to stop.
(Oh I’m sorry. Did that say best scene?)
Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment
“Get a good night’s rest, Ken. You’re gonna need it. Barbie took the early flight from Tampa.”
Rin says: I don’t even.
Sophy says: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. OH MY.
Rophy Says No!
Finn/Rachel. Bored now.
Rin says: SERIOUSLY. I cannot. Even. WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO RACHEL. Boring..boring..boring. Like, I felt the need to skip forward, and I SHOULD NEVER want to skip past any scene with Rachel.
Everyone knows this is end game, they don’t really have a choice. But well, let’s just never speak of it again till it’s actually the end? Okay awesome. Rachel =/= Finn.
Sophy says: OKAY I AM JUST SO FUCKING BORED. CAN WE STOP WITH THESE TWO? FOREVER? I MEAN COME ON. At least Will and Emma started off cute. These two were tolerable at best and they have not been anywhere near best for a long time now.
And really, I’ll say it again, Glee just doesn’t know when to stop and it’s ruining the characters. Yes, Rachel is a little crazy and a lot self-centered, and okay, yes, I’m always laughing at her, but this is the first time she has really felt like a joke. In her relentless and insensitive pursuit of Finn she came across as unbelievably stupid. And by unbelievably, I mean unbelievably – as in not believable, as in Glee, you don’t know when to stop.
And meanwhile, what the hell was up with the Wham? Like, the lyrics don’t even work for the storyline. I mean. I don’t. What?
AND OH HI THERE EVERYBODY. HERE IS ME SAYING NO TO THIS:
YEAH. STILL. SEE YOU KNOW HOW THERE ARE SOME THINGS SANTA JUST CAN’T FIX? BRITTANY/ARTIE IS ONE OF THEM.
Head In Hands
Best Reindeer Dog ever!
Rin says: THE NOSE. THE SINGLE ANTLER. Oh Becky.
Sophy says: OH MY GOD CUTEST. Even if the Grinch storyline was dumb as hell, I will still never forget the moment the camera panned back to Becky holding onto Sue’s legs.
This is totally how I picture Sophy sleeps at night.
Rin says: ….that’s actually really creeping me out. Like, imagine if you ran into that in the middle of the night. I would never sleep again.
Sophy says: I can’t believe I sent you that. You promised it was for your wallet only.
Quinn Glory Shot
Rin says: I think we should get some Quinn angst. As she runs into the arms of Rachel.
Like they’re eventually going to reveal to Rachel that her mum adopted Quinn’s baby..right?? Right???
And that Rachel’s mum used to be a lesbian? RIGHT??
Wait, I’m mixing fandoms again
Sophy says: Omg if Shelby turned into Maureen Rachel would have the gayest family ever.
She’d have no choice but to fall into line and make out with Quinn.