Glee Round Table: "Grilled Cheesus"

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With fans still buzzing over "Grilled Cheesus" in our Glee forum, it's time to tackle the episode in another edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table.

Join us now and chime in on the following topics...

What was your favorite quote from the episode?
M.L. House: "I realize you're only half orangutan, but I'm still allergic to your lustrous, ginger mane." Only Sue could conclude an emotional speech about religion with that amazing quip.

LJ Gibbs: "[God] makes me gay and then makes His followers go around saying it's a choice, as if I'd choose to be mocked every day of my life." Such a sad quote, given how much it likely rings true for so many around the world.

The Barancle: I loved this prayer by Finn to God: "Her boobs aren't that great, but they're still girl boobs and I'd still like to touch them."

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What was your favorite song from the episode?
M.L. House: It was my parents' song when they were separated by distance for a bit after college, so gotta go with "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

LJ Gibbs: "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Seriously amazing that Glee could take this Beatles classic and make it relevant for a boy to sing to his ailing father.

The Barancle: I'm almost always gonna go with Lea Michele. This week, it was her performance of "Papa Can You Hear Me."

Did the show handle a sensitive subject well?
M.L. House: Absolutely. I was amazed by how many points of view it depicted from true believers to atheists and a few in between. It did so tastefully, respectfully and with humor (I'm still laughing over Finn's reference to "Jew church.")

LJ Gibbs: Yes. But I'm not sure if I like how Glee has abandoned any sense of storytelling. It just chooses a topic each week and dedicates an episode to it. There's no sense of flow.

The Barancle: You mean to subject of getting to second base with a girl? Yes, it actually mirrored my first groping.

Give the episode a final grade.
M.L. House: A. It was original, humorous and heartbreaking.

LJ Gibbs: C. It's like I said above: I have no idea what to expect each week, from Britney Spears to serious discussions on God. Someone could look at this as the versatility of the show. I just look at it as sloppy.

The Barancle: B plus. I would have gone higher if we'd gotten some "Jesus Walks." I must be the only person alive who likes to hear Will rap.

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Honestly, there's no sense of flow because it's high school. High school has no sense of flow on its own anyways. Obviously a current high schooler would know this. >_>


@TheBarancle I love Will's rapping too! Jesus Walks would have been epic.


'I Want to Hold Your Hand' was the best song of the episode, with 'Papa Can You Hear Me' coming in a close second. I was initially a little annoyed by the topic of this one, but this was a great episode for two of the characters, Sue, whose softer side is always a good contrast and Kurt. This was definitely his ep. ViciousCritic admin


Truly, I didn't like that episode. I can answer those questions truly but most of the time I'm thinking the same as our dear LJ Gibbs. No sense of flow and most of that episode was floppy. Favorite song: I would go for "Papa Can You Hear Me", but I do also love Mercedes' voice so my second choice would be "bridge Over Troubled Water." I thought this episode doesn't deserve any good grade.. I was truly bored and almost did other things while watching it. If I could have, I would have played a game and just watch the songs... That would have been enough. I'm disappointed by Glee right now.. Didn't like the britney episode and this one is even worse I think. Thanks for reading me! :)


I can never choose a favorite quote, too hard. Despite Brittany (writing book reports and cards about heart attacks) and Finn (who's shaken to his core) I might have to give it to Emma: "God works in all kinds of mysterious ways, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't spend a lot of time trying to speak to us through sandwiches." Which is something Finn should have heard in the beginning. I do agree about the story telling and theme dedicating. They did an excellent job last season with that (basically every episode of the back nine) but the only progress we've gotten this season so far has been Finn getting to second base with Rachel. (Quoting Brittany: "Gross.") And Lea Michele is amazing, I just can't get over how incredible "Papa Can You Hear Me" is.

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