Mix two things I love: Adam West and Glee into one hilarious video. This video is just too funny, watch it above.
Sue Sylvester Recipe For Success
Everyone shares in a desire to be accepted by their piers, to be beautiful. This creates a lot of pressure to become what others want you to be rather then who you are. Glee episode Home is about finding that recipe for success. What is real beauty? What does it really mean to be beautiful?
Sue Sylvester's Recipe for Success
- Add maple syrup for glucose
- Add a lemon for acid
- Add cayenne pepper (1 tablespoon) to irritate the bowls. For fun there is a BBC article on how Cayenne Pepper Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
- A dash of ipecac (pour in several tablespoons) for a vomiting agent.
- Optional add sand. This modification is thanks to Brittany
This is hilarious drink that makes me think of many of the other diet drinks out there that are just as outlandish but the real message is sharp and true
The amount of crap that we put ourselves through to be acceptable for others consumes us and changes us. Like the drink we become other things but not beautiful:
- Too sweet and empty.
- Too bitter and sour becoming corrosive to everyone around us.
- Too irritable that we burn those closest to us.
- Too volatile that even the smallest interaction causes an explosive situation.
Change yourself to be like what others want you to be... Thankfully Quinn becomes the voice of reason. "If I'm willing to eat right for my baby then why won't I eat right for me?" Do it for yourself.
Be who you are that is how one becomes truly beautiful.
Real Recipe for Success
Mercedes sings it best. Watch the Glee clip of Mercedes singing her cover of Christina Aguilera's song Beautiful above.
When it's hard to breathe, getting insecure from all the pain and shame remember you are beautiful no matter what they say. Words can't bring you down. You are beautiful in every single way.
The Glee of Knowing Thy Self
We held a Glee party to celebrate their return with the episode Hell-O. What an excellent episode to return with. Glee is a great show with overall themes of the underdog story and follow your bliss. I give Hell-o a 9 out of 10. For the audio review check out Fandom Today #451 “Who Will Help The Sane”.
Exploring Glee episode 14 Hell-O
In Hell-O we get back into the show with a wonderful meta moment. The students get an assignment from Mr. Schuester to say hello but in a different way while the entire episode is a way of saying hello to the audience in a way different from how it is typically done.
Know Thy Self
This reoccurring theme and obstacle moves to the fore front. Part of being able to follow ones bliss is knowing who you are, what really makes you happy, and what do you stand for. Knowing this helps gives strength and direction when life gets confusing.
Many of the characters had to go through this in realizing their love of music and singing, being able to stand up and say glee makes me happy and is more important than popularity in school.
Hell-O points out that though one may have a self-realization moment it is not the end of the journey but merely an accomplishment along the way. The celebration gets cold slushy in the face which was supposed to wake them up. Finn, Will and Rachel in particular must discover who they are or face more problems beyond those already brought up in this episode.
One of my favorite scenes in Hell-O took place in the sheet music store two people were playing the piano and singing. Then out of the blue there were others chiming in with additional instruments. When this happened I cried out “Sneaky Bandies!” We all laughed.
I could not count all the moments when that very scene happened in real life. I have known many bandies over the years and they have an ability to sense music moments. Drawn toward them they are able to produce the instruments out of thin air and join in.
Eric knew a guy in high school who would go to the local mall sit down at the piano in the music shop and start playing. Bandies would pop out of the wood work with instruments in hand and join in. I even witnessed this one day while walking through the mall and found some of the friends in my company had vanished only to be found playing along in the sheet music store.
- "Hello" by Lionel Richie
- "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors: Finn did an amazing cover. Morrison’s version of this song is dripping with sarcasm and sex where as Finn’s version is introspective and dripping with disdain. The disdain in his voice gives a fresh twist and becomes a very introspective moment into Finns thinking and character.
- "Gives You Hell" by All American Rejects: Rachel’s version of the song got me to like it. Watch the Video below.
- "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC really well done I was pleasantly surprised
- "Hello Again" by Neil Diamond and
- "Hello, Goodbye" by The Beatles.
GLEE: "The Kiss" Behind the Scenes
**** Spoiler Alert *****
This post and video will give spoilers for the end of the first season of Glee.
This video is a fun behind the scene short about the kiss at the end of the season finally of Glee. Watch the video below.
I laughed at the part when Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) hollers out I'll kiss you too when Terri Schuester (Jessalyn Gilsig) shows up on set.
Who do you think would win in a fight between Emma and Terri?
Review: Glee 109 Wheels
When Artie's chances of traveling with the group to Regionals are in question, Will challenges the kids to step out of their comfort zones and experience life from a different point of view. Meanwhile, the Glee Club hosts its first “diva-off” between Kurt and Rachel, and Sue reveals a softer side. Glee 109 Wheels airs on November 11, 2009. Watch it streaming online on Hulu
Glee 109 Wheels trailer
What did you think about Glee 109 Wheels?
Let me know in the comments below what you like, dislike and are your favorite moments?
Glee just gets better and better. In Wheels the students are challenged to explore what it is like to live with a disability. They start with Artie and what it is like to be in a wheel chair and then they sneak in some bigger questions and points. Imagine what Sue might have to say about the subject.
I really have to give them credit for how they handled people with down syndrome. Having a niece with down syndrom I tend to get defensive and protective whenever the subject gets brought. They did such a good job I was brought almost to tears, kudos!
- I love how they approached and explored the subject of people with disabilities
- Artie's singing dancing with myself is brilliant!
- The interaction between Artie and Tina
- the choreography with the wheel chair just gets better and more elaborate
- the diva off between Rachel and Kurt
- seeing some examples of the difficulties of being in a wheel chair
- I was very impressed with how they handled down syndrom in this episode almost brought me to tears.
- Kurts dad
- The guest appearance by Vork from the Guild!!!
- The secret recipe left me laughing.
- Nothing it is a great episode
DVD Releases: October 6, 2009
- The Guild: Seasons 1 & 2: The Guild is hilarious, geeky, fun! Fans of RPG's and MMORPG's will love this show. I first got into it because Felicia Day rules and am not let down. The guilds actual release was on September 29th but I did not want to miss this one. A great example of an independent production The Guild is a must own. Watch a music video "Date My Avatar" from the Guild to get an idea of how funny this show is.
- Year One: Banished from their primitive village after the tribe elders deem them too lazy, Zed and Oh embark upon an adventure-filled journey through the ancient world. Being a Jack Black movie sparked my interest in Year One. The trailers looked funny and now I can rent it. If you have watched Year One let me know what you think about it.
- Red Dwarf: Back to Earth: I love Red Dwarf. I started watching it on PBS as a child and have really enjoyed watching it now on DVD. For those just getting into Red Dwarf you should really start back at the beginning since the impact and probably several jokes will be lost like Lister getting to finally go back to earth to get his Island home on Fiji. I haven't watched Back to Earth but eagerly await to rent it.