Glee: Who Sings Best Under the Influence?
Who says “wasted” talent is a bad thing? That was the big question on Tuesday’s episode of Glee, as the McKinley High singers experimented with alcohol – during the school’s Alcohol Awareness Week – and performed their drunken hearts out.
“We’re totally aware of alcohol,” Puck said of their approach to the week’s big assembly. “We see adults drinking and having fun. Every commercial during NASCAR is for beer.”
The booze fest kicked off at a party at Rachel’s house while her dads were out of town on a Rosie O’Donnell cruise. In an attempt to live a little so she can write a song that’s backed up by experience, the host decided to open the bar and play Spin the Bottle. After kissing Blaine (with feeling), Rachel and the Warbler performed “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League.
Back at school, the kids were feeling the negative effects of drinking, their hangovers designated by sunglasses. Artie brought out the booze in a coffee thermos and advised they drink the pain away, citing the “hair of the dog that bit you” theory. And to top it off, he and Mercedes sang “Blame It on the Alcohol.”
Though Mr. Schuester wanted the kids to take alcohol awareness seriously, his Emma issues had him feeling down, so he tagged along with Coach Beiste to Rosalita’s Road House, where they chugged beer, rode mechanical bulls, did shots and sang “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” Later, Shuester suffered another horrible side effect of alcohol – drunk dialing.
At the big assembly to discuss the evils of alcohol, the glee clubbers toasted with a mix of leftover booze from Rachel’s fathers’ liquor cabinet before taking the stage to perform “Tik Tok” by Ke$sha (“Ke-dollar sign-ha”). With Brittany singing lead and doing most of the dancing, she eventually threw up all over Rachel.
By the end of the episode – and after Shuester’s humiliation by the hand of the recipient of his drunken voicemail, Sue Sylvester – the kids and their teacher learned their lesson about alcohol. Or did they?