Sunday, January 22, 2012

Glee Squee-cap by Monkey Sri

Several days late... or just leaving time for people to catch up via the internet? You be the judge.

We open with a Mercedes/Sam remake of "Summer Loving" from Grease. This is one role that I think Rachel would actually be better in - Sandy is insufferable, high-maintenance, and has a super annoying voice. The high point for me, of course, when Kurt pipes in with the classic Rizzo line, "Cause he sounds like a drag."

Getting to the main story line, this episode is ostensibly about Will asking Emma to marry him. Yadda yadda yadda, Ginger supremacist parents cause Will to have doubts, yadda yadda yadda, synchronized swimming proposal and Emma says yes. The more interesting story line, IMHO, is the fact that Becky (head cheerleader and Sue's sidekick) decides to pursue Artie romantically.

It definitely made me uncomfortable, but I thought it was well done. Artie calls the Gleeks out about how they talk about acceptance, but they don't seem to extend that to Becky because she has Down syndrome. And he's perfectly happy to spend some time with Becky - inviting her to a rehearsal, taking her to Breadsticks. But when Becky hints that she wants something more physical, Artie freaks and runs to Sue for advice. She promptly schools him by saying what she always does - Becky just wants to be treated like everyone else, and he should tell her how he feels. In the end, Becky's heart is broken, and we've all taken a few minutes to question our assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities.

In other news, this episode was somewhat Kurt-light and Rachel-heavy - including a eye-roll inducing proposal from Finn to Rachel as the last scene. Will she say yes?!? Who the hell cares? I WANT MORE KURT AND BLAINE, DAMMIT!


Andi said...

But the best part of the episode was that Becky's inner monologue was voiced by Helen Mirren!

Rachel said...

Agreed, my favorite part was Becky's inner monologue as well.

Clovis said...

you should just know, in my mind i refer to these as "Sri-caps". Because there's not a pun on this earth that I won't laugh at, even if it's in my own head.

Monkey Sri said...

Andi and Rachel - I agree, Becky's inner monologue FTW! So random, so fun. Keep it classy, Helen Mirren.

Jays - Ha, I should totes trademark that. "Monkey Sri-Caps" :-P