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Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast

Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast

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an unofficial retrospective about Glee, the fandom, and its effects on all our lives

every episode we break down the highs and lows of the writing, the music, and the cultural impact of a network TV show that only ran 6 seasons and ended 5 years ago Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
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That Thing Glee Do

That Thing Glee Do

2021-06-1546:14

This is S3E19, "Prom-asaurus." It's time for another Glee prom! As graduation approaches,  it's up to Senior Class President Brittany to plan the best night ever for her pals and the school. Elsewhere, Blaine, Kurt, Rachel and others stage an Anti-Prom party in revolt.  Rachel vies for Prom Queen against Santana and Quinn. Kevin McScale: .75 - for showing up in the episode and being the 4th lead in "What Makes You Beautiful." Klainedex: 6 - for being a couple, being over the top, being themselves, being boyfriends, and being supportive. Coulda Shoulda Woulda Scale: they coulda just not rehashed the plot from Prom Queen. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana. Get vaxxed. Take care of each other. Find us on the Internet: https://linktr.ee/gleeontherocks Support the pod on Patreon: Patreon.com/GleeontheRocks --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Rachel Berry vs Episode 18

Rachel Berry vs Episode 18

2021-05-1901:04:01

This is S3E18, "Choke."  It's time for Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel to audition for NYADA and things don't go exactly according to plan for either performer.  The Glee girls discover a tragic secret about Coach Beiste while the boys of The New Directions help Puck pass a test with a musical aide. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana. Find us on the Internet: https://linktr.ee/gleeontherocks Support the pod on Patreon: Patreon.com/GleeontheRocks Get vaxxed. Take care of each other. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
This is S3E17, "Dance With Somebody." The kids of McKinley celebrate the music of the legendary Whitney Houston with a second tribute episode in a row. Kurt and Blaine hit a rough patch in their relationship when Kurt meets someone at a record store.  Santana and Rachel find common ground while Quinn and Joe grow closer during Quinn's physical therapy. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana. Find us on the Internet: https://linktr.ee/gleeontherocks Mask up. Take care of each other. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Leave It To Glee-ver

Leave It To Glee-ver

2021-02-2601:04:11

This is S3E16, "Saturday Night Glee-ver."  We've got another tribute episode on our hands as the Glee Club celebrates Disco and the John Travolta classic Saturday Night Fever.  Mr. Schue is worried that Finn, Mercedes, and Santana aren't sure what to do post-graduation; Mercedes and Kurt meet a student looking for advice. Kevin McScale: .25 - Uhm, we think he was in this episode. Klainedex: 4 - Basically for the dip; they don’t sing to the each other, there's no duet, no conversation, but they do look at each other. Coulda Shoulda Woulda: Shoulda had a real guidance counselor talk to Finn about his options. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana. Find us on the Internet: https://linktr.ee/gleeontherocks Mask up. Take care of each other. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Ask the Anderbros Redux

Ask the Anderbros Redux

2021-02-0801:08:26

This is S3E15, "Big Brother." McKinley High is all abuzz when Blaine's famous and handsome big brother, Cooper Anderson, arrives on the scene.  Quinn returns following her accident and bonds with Artie during Senior Ditch Day, and Finn and Rachel experience trouble in paradise. We're joined this episode by a special guest - Gigi aka Neaf. The Indices Kevin McScale: 5 - Artie had 2 songs, a whole plot, and was funny without being a dick. He was really at his peak here. Klainedex: 6 -  For Margaret Thatcher dog. Coulda Shoulda Woulda: Cooper shoulda come back. Full stop. Follow us across social media @GleeontheRocks Website: Gleeontherocks.com Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our listeners. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
**Trigger/Content Warning: Discussions of a suicide attempt, bullying over sexuality, and major car accident** This is S3E14, "On My Way."  The New Directions battle The Warblers at Regionals in the mid-season finale of Season 3.  Rachel and Finn are still planning to get hitched after the performance despite the very real misgivings of their friends and family. Dave Karofsky faces bullying at school while Quinn regains her status as a Cheerio. The Indices Kevin McScale: 2 - he was allotted some seconds of singing  and one whole line Klainedex: 6.5 - really solid and adorable background moments Coulda Shoulda Woulda: Coulda be a great time to introduce Queer Quinn, and to hear more from the Queer characters in the emotional fallout of Karofsky’s suicide attempt Follow us across social media @GleeontheRocks Website: Gleeontherocks.com Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana. Mask up. Take care of each other. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Honesty, Respect, Dance

Honesty, Respect, Dance

2020-12-2401:09:29

This is S3E13, "Heart." It's Valentine's Day at McKinley and love is in the air.  Rachel's dads discover Finn and Rachel's engagement and decide to throw a party at the Hudson-Hummels with underhanded intentions.  Rory and Artie fight over Sugar Motta, and a secret admirer showers Kurt with attention. Kevin McScale: 4 - he gets song and a storyline, not too shabby. Klainedex: 8 - the tie-pulling makes it an 8, but loses a point for the lost kiss. Coulda Shoulda Woulda: could have seen the Christian storyline told from the other side (the queer side). Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana.  Follow us across social media @GleeOnTheRocks Mask up. Take care of each other. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
This is S3E12, "The Spanish Teacher."  In an episode that hinges on the fact that Mr. Schuester is The Worst, we learn that there is a much more qualified Spanish teacher teaching night school at McKinley - David Martinez, aka Ricky Martin.  Meanwhile, Sue Sylvester decides she wants a baby and goes after the Glee club boys for their, uhm, donations. Kevin McScale: 2 - he was there, but it wasn't enough. Klainedex: 2 - Blaine's not even in this episode, but he is referenced. Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: Okay but technically we could have had Ricky Martin the WHOLE TIME. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana.  Follow us across social media @GleeontheRocks. Mask up. Take care of each other. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
This Does Not Spark Warbler

This Does Not Spark Warbler

2020-11-1701:02:11

This is S3E11, "Michael." The New Directions run through a small piece of the Michael Jackson catalogue, while Kurt and Rachel get news about NYADA.  Kurt and Sebastian fight for Blaine's affection and attention, causing a rift between the Glee Club and the Warblers that results in Darren Criss appearing on Broadway. Also, Smooth Criminal. Which Mandy wouldn't understand because somehow she missed the MJ train. We forgive though. This episode features returning guest Ambre, coming back to tell the facts about Samcedes. Kevin McScale: 4.5 - he just needed a full plot to hit the full 5 Klainedex: 6 - they got minimal screen time, but the heart eyes adds key points Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: more Warblers, that's all Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Mask up. Take care of each other. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Get The Whole Cheesecake

Get The Whole Cheesecake

2020-10-2701:23:53

This is S3E10, "Yes/No." Sam and Mercedes continue to enjoy the fruits of an ongoing, multi-episode storyline as their flirty summer romance lingers into the school year.  Finn learns the truth about his father, while Mr. Schue gets the help of the New Directions to propose to Emma. Kevin McScale: 5 - the ever elusive 5 for a full song and a real storyline. Congrats, Kev. Klainedex: 1 - some background eye lovin’, but really nothing else. Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: Shoulda had Emma leaving Will, or just having more autonomy in general. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana.  Like/rate/review/subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. Mask up. Take care of each other.  Register to vote. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
This is S3E9, "Extraordinary Merry Christmas." The New Directions are asked to create a holiday special for their local PBS station, directed by their very own Artie; Sue looks for volunteers to help out at the homeless shelter she is apparently very invested in; Rory is still on the show. Oh, and Blaine gives Kurt a little present. Merry Christmas ya filthy animals. Please enjoy the Box Scene. Kevin McScale: 4 - plenty of scene time, but lacking in song Klainedex: 8.5 - for the Box Scene alone Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: put the fucking Box Scene in the episode you cowards Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Mask up. Take care of each other.  Register to vote. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Dalton Branch of Fight Club

Dalton Branch of Fight Club

2020-09-0301:19:51

This is S3E8, "Hold On to Sixteen."  It's time for Sectionals, y'all. The New Directions battle The Troubletones and The Unitards (with Harmony reappearing for another episode) for a spot at Nationals. Sam Evans returns to McKinley High in order to help his old buddies, who are short a few members to compete, and Quinn Fabray comes to a decision about Shelby. Also, Sebastian Smythe returns for some more flirting. Kevin McScale: 1.5 -  Kevin was...in the episode and got to sing a bit? Klainedex: 6 - catching that Klaine date at the Lima Bean. Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: Honestly we need more Sebastian. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana. Mask up. Take care of each other. Register to vote. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Santana, Interrupted

Santana, Interrupted

2020-08-1901:20:03

Everyone hanging in there? This is S3E7, "I Kissed a Girl."  After being outed by Finn, Santana works towards self love and acceptance, getting a little help from The New Directions during "Lady Music Week" in the process.  Meanwhile, accusations of cheating swirl around the student class president election and Coach Beiste worries about her relationship with Cooter. Kevin McScale: . 5 - was Kevin even in this episode? Klainedex: 6 - for the full duet of "Perfect." But 7.5 for the eye contact. Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: 50s - Brit should have sung "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" If you missed it, we posted our episode in remembrance of Naya Rivera.  Listen to it here. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Mask up. Take care of each other.  Register to vote. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Fierce, Femme, Phenomenal

Fierce, Femme, Phenomenal

2020-07-1701:08:21

Listener's Note: We recorded and edited this episode before Naya Rivera's tragic passing, which is why there's no commentary about it.  We held off posting as we took time to deal and gather our thoughts. The next episode is "I Kissed a Girl," which heavily features Santana in an important storyline.  We're going to wait a little bit before recording it to give ourselves, and our listeners, a little more time to decompress.  First we're going record a tribute episode of sorts - more on that soon.  For now, please enjoy this episode and remember Naya in your favorite way. This is S3E6, "Mash Off."  The New Directions are still quibbling with The Troubletones and the only way to solve it is, you guessed it, a mash off competition.  The result is one of the greatest Glee covers of the whole series:  Rumor Has It/Someone Like You. Kevin McScale: .5 - for injuring Darren during the dodgeball scene Klainedex: 2 - one point for standing on the choir room chairs, and one for Blaine's face during the student council speech Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: 30s - the lack of an actual storyline with Rachel and Shelby; honestly would have paid money to see Finn lift Blaine a la Dirty Dancing Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Please rate/review/subscribe! Interested in supporting the pod? Check out our Patreon page! Take care of each other. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Make Art and Help People

Make Art and Help People

2020-06-1701:24:45

This is S3E5, "The First Time."  Power couples Kurt and Blaine and Finn and Rachel go down to bone town because the teenage director of their high school musical told them they should. Meanwhile, Dalton has a new Warbler in the form of one Sebastian Smythe, and the New Directions finally put on West Side Story without a single drama nerd's help.  It's not half bad, actually. Kevin McHale Scale: 3.5 - for screen time and storyline, but a downgrade for no song Klainedex: 9.5 - we mean, did you SEE this episode?? Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: 15 - honestly they needed to lose some more clothes Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Glee on the Rocks is available wherever you get your podcasts.  Please rate/review/subscribe! Interested in supporting the pod? Check out our Patreon page.  Stay healthy.  Resist. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Continuity, Whomst?

Continuity, Whomst?

2020-05-1549:21

How's everyone coping? Good? Just okay? Climbing the walls yet? We feel. This is S3E4, "Pot O' Gold."  The Glee Project "winner" Damian McGinty arrives as exchange student Rory Flanagan, Father of the Decade Burt Hummel decides to run against Sue in the congressional race, and Shelby starts recruiting for the rival all-girl Glee club - The Troubletones. Kevin McHale Scale: 0.25 - I mean really? We were cheated. Klainedex: 5 - for the Last Friday Night cuteness. Coulda Shoulda Woulda Index: Tina was the most fucked over and should have joined The Troubletones. Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands. Podchaser Token: fjBgNWeWwzYJ8dGVpni1 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Is This Title Okay?

Is This Title Okay?

2020-04-2101:07:54

Is everyone remembering to lotion up after washing your hands 54x a day? This is S3E3, "Asian F."  In an episode touted as "Mike Chang-centric," we've got Mercedes tired AF of standing in Rachel's spotlight, Kurt and Blaine competing for the same role but being cute AF doing so, and Mr. Schue meeting Emma's rude AF parents.  Also, Mike has parents! Kevin McHale Scale: 0.5 for was he even in this episode? Klainedex: 7 - for the flowers Shouda Coulda Wouda Index: low 40s - where was the script supervisor anyway? Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Check out our Patreon for perks and rewards! Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Gay Diddly Gay Gay Gay

Gay Diddly Gay Gay Gay

2020-04-0201:13:07

We know times are strange right now, but are they as strange as an episode of Glee? (Yes, we're being facetious, the world is scary. STAY HOME.) This is S3E2 - "I Am Unicorn."  Kurt is running for Student Body President and campaign manager Brit wants him to lean into the unicorn.  Schue makes some of the New Directions attend Booty Camp and Shelby Corcoran returns to shake things up even more. Kevin McHale Scale: 2.5 - you decide why Klainedex: 6 - purely for the fondness of their looks Shouda Coulda Wouda Scale: 60s - for the ball dropped on Quinn, and those missing Kurt and Blaine conversations Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Check out our Patreon for perks and rewards! Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
Welcome to Season 3 of Glee, and of Glee on the Rocks.  By Executive Order we've decided to just give ourselves seasons too, because why not?  We're professionals. This is S3E1, "The Purple Piano Project." Once again, the New Directions are looking for members and Mr. Schue has them perform in public to recruit.  Meanwhile, Kurt and Rachel discover other talented teenagers and Blaine Warbler becomes Blaine Anderson. Kevin McHale Scale: 0 - not a great way to start a new season Klainedex: 8 - for the locker scene, the song, the Lima Bean date and the fact that this is only the first episode Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons. Check out our Patreon for perks and rewards! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
We've made it to the Season 2 finale!  Today we're talking S2E22, "New York."  Nationals is finally here and the Glee Club is super prepared for it.  They're so prepared that instead of rehearsing for months leading up, they're writing the songs the day before. But hey, it's Glee. Kevin McHale Scale: 1 - really just for Bella Notte and showing up to work. Klainedex: 7 - a 5 for the "I love yous" and an extra 2 for Kurt talking about moving to New York with Blaine. Our sound engineer is Adriana, and this episode is sponsored by you, our Patrons.  And a special thank you to Adriana, for raising the bar for our podcast. Check out our Patreon for perks and rewards! Video Link: Shooting Glee in New York City || Glee Special Features Season 2 Article Link: FIRST LOOK: Glee's Biggest, Craziest, Most Expensive Show Ever --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support
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