Isn’t it nice when mental celebrities stop being mental? You know, how when Nicole Richie had her weirdly named kids and decided (correctly) the world would be better if she shut up? Or how we all wish Amy Winehouse would put down the syringe and pick up a microphone? Therefore the fact that Britney is back making awesome music, with her hair is just spiffy. So, who better for Glee to do one of their tribute episodes to?
Unfortunately, Glee’s tribute episodes can be a little… iffy when it comes to quality. Whilst the Madonna special was fun, it didn’t really have much in the way of character development, and the Rocky Horror special coming up in a couple of weeks cements the fact that Glee really should leave them alone.
Still, that’s not to say that this episode wasn’t fun. Cos it was. Very much so. Any episode that puts the amazing Brittany front and centre has to be a good thing and especially so when it gives Heather Morris a chance to show off her dancing skills. Girl’s got some moves.
Unfortuantely, with every passing week, it seems the writers are going out of their way to make sure that I hate the male characters (bar Kurt. And Puck and Mike actually) as much as possible. Mr Schue continues to be a complete prick, whether it’s trying to sabotage Emma’s realationship despite the fact she’s actually happy (and seriously Jayma Mays needs more stuff to do. And more LOL-worthy help leaflets), or fobbing off all of Kurt’s ideas just because he has no taste in music. And apparently self-confident Mr Schue really grind my gears with his smugness and his mouth. Don’t know why I particularly don’t like his mouth, but I don’t. Artie can’t seem to understand why Tina may prefer a dude who doesn’t treat her like shit, or why a dude in wheelchair can’t play football. I’m all for equality, but for some things, you just have to accept NO YOU CAN’T. As for Finn… apparently the moral of the story is you can make unreasonable demands of your girlfriend and when she responds in kind you can tell her to get fucked and everything will be just fine. Urgh.
As for Britney herself? No, the reason she turned up didn’t make a whole lot of sense, but they played it for laughs so I wasn’t too annoyed. And whilst she does turn up, they didn’t overdo itand have her as a main character, which, let’s face it, would have been an abortion of television. I love Britney as much as the next homosexual but I just don’t need to see her act. Soz.
Oh, and loving the sex riot, and the reactions of Jacob (Jew-fro) and Lauren (Fatty McFatty Fatty Fat Fat Fatty). Minorites are silly.
I’m A Slave 4 U: This one was more an excuse to show Brittany getting her sex on in various sexy sexy outfits, and it did that job very well indeed. But there are much better Britney songs. What about “Oops I Did It Again”? Jedward didn’t rape it’s memory entirely. C
Me Against The Music: OK, I’m going to say it, this is possibly the most under-rated Britney song ever. Love it. Plus, no saggy old Madonna in this version. I can’t possibly be the only one who is mega rooting for Brittany and Santana to get together, can I? A
…Baby One More Time: Yes, it’s a tune and everything, but Rachel’s voice completely doesn’t suit it at all. I don’t know why, but it was not a good fit. Loving her over-acting in the video though. D
Stronger: Meh. Probs the only song that actually pushed forward any of the characters and made sense to the story, but it’s a very average song. C
Toxic: Ace. My fave Britney song, and not just a crappy karaoke version but a full on Glee reworking. The sex. A*
The Only Exception: I’ll be honest I don’t really know Paramore that well, but what I have heard, this does seem to be the odd one out in their back catalogue. And fine by me. A beautiful song, sang beautifully. Lovely. A
The Quotes (They’re all Brittany)
“Please don’t pull out all my teeth. I’ll look like an adult baby, but with boobs.”
“This room looks like that room on that spaceship when I got probed.”
“I was pretty sure Dr. Pepper was a dentist.”
“Are you a cat?”
“Finn can fly?”
“It’s Brittany…. bitch.”