History Recap / GleeS2E7TheSubstitute

30th Nov '16 5:53:38 AM goldenroad
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Will walks into [=McKinley=] one day to find out that Sue is principal after getting a sick Lauren Zizes to sneeze on Figgins. Sue makes it her first order of business to ''[[RunningGag DESTROY THE GLEE CLUB]]''. Zizes later sneezes on Schue, who decides to stick it out... until he sees that his Glee Club students have become [[CrowningMomentOfFunny young children.]] He then goes home, where after a few days, his ex-wife Terri comes to take care of him at the request of one of his neighbors. Terri tells Will that she does really still care about him. Meanwhile, at [=McKinley=], Kurt is not happy that Rachel has taken over Glee club; I.E., her asking suggestions for solos for herself, and Santana having to be restrained from throttling her. He asks Holly Holiday, who subbed for his English class before and is currently subbing Mr. Schue's Spanish class, to take over Glee. She proves herself to be relatively GenreSavvy, if a bit on the cheesy side, and does not fall victim to the Glee clubbers' pranks. She asks the students, unlike Mr. Schue, who has over the past two weeks been [[{{flanderization}} flanderized]] so that all he wants the glee club to sing are Music/{{Journey}} songs, exactly what they want to sing.

Sue tries to find a cause during her time as principal. She starts off with disbanding the football team, but after Bieste points out that if she does that, the Cheerios will have no one to cheer for, Sue decides to ban tater tots. Mercedes does not take this well, going to Coach Sue to complain and starting protests. Rachel is not happy with Holly, in part because Holly's don't-think-about-the-consequences ways are a {{foil}} to Rachel's more organized ways. Rachel tries to get Mr. Schuester back so that they can get back to their normal schedule. However, after Rachel and Holly get along after Holly lets Rachel have a solo in glee club. Rachel's point that Sue likes Holly better than Will worries Will, and so he is willing to accept Terri's help so he can get better. After Terri brings out the rub-in menthol, they end up having sex. Karofsky is still freaked about how he kissed Kurt in the previous episode and threatens to kill Kurt if he tells anyone. Will comes back too late to claim his position, as Sue has fired him and replaced him with Holly, who is not giving up her position. They do, however, discuss their teaching methods and meet later. They have some beer together and Holly admits that she isn't a very good teacher, because Holly let Mercedes out of class so that she could shove tots up Sue's tailpipe and doesn't know how Sue punished Mercedes.

Mercedes is shown to be a third wheel in Kurt and Blaine's new friendship, as she can't really connect when they talk about gay issues. Kurt calls her on this and gets her to give up her tot-sneaking ways and ask out the wide receiver on the football team. Sue realizes that while Holly was fun and that she doesn't like Will, Will is ultimately a better teacher and ally than Holly and gives Will his job back. Will wants to get the Glee club to do a song from his favorite thing when he's sick: ''Film/SinginInTheRain''. He enlists Holly's help so that he can make the number modern, and so the episode ends with a mashup of "Singin' in the Rain" and "Umbrella" by Rhianna.

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No, there won't be a substitute recapper.

We start proceedings with some of Sue's minions carrying a new piece of hardware;
Will walks into [=McKinley=] one day to find out notices as he is intercepted by Sue, who[[spoiler:, in a {{Foreshadowing}} of Seasons 5 & 6,]] reveals that the Tracksuit TyrantTakesTheHelm; seems Sue is principal after getting a sick came across an ill Lauren Zizes and that inspired her to engage in germ warfare by having Zizes [[{{Squick}} sneeze on Figgins. Sue makes it Figgins]]. Thus, with some blackmail to certain people in power, she's in command and three guesses what her first order of business crosshairs are trained on. Now, since Will's misery seems to ''[[RunningGag DESTROY THE GLEE CLUB]]''. come in pairs, when he turns to walk away, he gets the Zizes later sneezes on Schue, who decides to stick it out... until he sees that his Glee Club students have become [[CrowningMomentOfFunny young children.]] He then goes home, germs as well. Will stands stoic and flummoxed as we hit the TitleCard.

We're in the choir room
where after a few days, his ex-wife Terri comes to take care of him at the request of one of his neighbors. Terri tells Will that she does really still care about him. Meanwhile, at [=McKinley=], Kurt is not happy that Rachel has taken over Glee club; I.E., her asking suggestions for solos for herself, and Santana having to be restrained from throttling her. He asks Holly Holiday, who subbed for his English class before and is currently subbing Mr. Schue's Spanish class, to take over Glee. She proves herself to be relatively GenreSavvy, if a bit on the cheesy side, and does not fall victim to the Glee clubbers' pranks. She asks the students, unlike Mr. Schue, who has over the past two weeks been [[{{flanderization}} flanderized]] so that all he wants the glee club to sing are Music/{{Journey}} songs, exactly what they want to sing.

Sue tries to find a cause during her time as principal. She starts off with disbanding the football team, but after Bieste points out that if she does that, the Cheerios will have no one to cheer for, Sue decides to ban tater tots. Mercedes does not take this well, going to Coach Sue to complain and starting protests. Rachel is not happy with Holly, in part because Holly's don't-think-about-the-consequences ways are a {{foil}} to Rachel's more organized ways. Rachel tries to get Mr. Schuester back so that they can get back to their normal schedule. However, after Rachel and Holly get along after Holly lets Rachel have a solo in glee club. Rachel's point that Sue likes Holly better than Will worries
Will, and so he is willing to accept Terri's help so he can get better. After Terri brings out clearly feeling the rub-in menthol, they end up having sex. Karofsky is still freaked affects, V/O's about how he kissed Kurt in exposure is part of the previous episode and threatens territory, his regular voice starting to kill Kurt if echo as a sign of the virus taking effect. His V/O feels like he's going under, but he tells anyone. feels he must power through it. Now this whole time, Will comes was writing on the board, his back too late to claim his position, as Sue has fired him New Directions. You then know there's a reason for that and replaced him with Holly, who sure enough, when he turns around, he gets an hallucination of ND looking literally half their age. Admittedly, they did cast some rather cute kids for this, young Brittany even pulling out a nonsequitur. In any event, this confirms Will being under the weather. Cut to Will neck deep in tissues, looking worse for wear. We then look up to see Terri and sadly, this is not giving an hallucination; seems the neighbors got concerned. She cleans up her position. They do, however, discuss their teaching methods the used tissues and meet later. They have some beer together and Holly admits tucks him in, then tosses him Film/SingingInTheRain, the film that she isn't a very good teacher, because Holly let Mercedes out of class so that she could shove tots up Sue's tailpipe and doesn't know how Sue punished Mercedes.he always watched when he was sick.

Cut to the cafeteria, where Kurtcedes stands, Kurt pissed because like clockwork, with Will gone, Rachel's ego asserted itself and she attempted a coup of New Directions, asking what solos plural she'll be singing. Santana, suddenly, decides to try and assert herself and it takes nearly all of ND to hold her back from making Rachel sing alto permanently. Cut back to Mercedes is shown saying not to worry about it, Kurt turning down an offer of bowling to hang with Blaine. Mercedes asks if they're dating, Kurt accurately denies, citing Jesse as precedence; that and his feelings are too new. He's just happy to have a fellow out boy to talk to, regardless of anything else. After Kurt offers a raincheck, we cut to Mercedes and what looks to be an out of place O-Face; we cut to a third wheel in tray of tater tots to explain it. She promptly makes a beeline for them, while Kurt says he has a suggestion for a temp glee director. Cut to Spanish class as a new V/O laments how hard it is being a substitute. We pan to reveal one Holly Holliday, and Blaine's new friendship, as she can't really connect when they talk yes, played by Academy Award Winner Creator/GwynethPaltrow. After some somewhat GratuitousSpanish about gay issues. Creator/LindsayLohan, we hear her V/O about trying to relate to make it more fun for the students. Kurt calls arrives to ask Holly to take over Glee, turns out she prefers a more visual style of teaching, as a cut to Kurt's English class the previous week demonstrates, complete with some jazzy WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock. Cut back to Holly accepting with her CatchPhrase, "I'd thought you'd never ask".

Choir Room. Seems word is out about a sub, so a proper welcome is prepared, Noah buttering the floor while the rest of ND plan to swap names. Now the buttered floor serves basic comedic purposes, so it should shock no one that Kurtchel takes the slide; when Holly does arrive, she simply slides with grace while in the background, Noah stares at a possible conquest. Don't even think about it; she'll cross your eyes and numb your lower torso permanently. Anyway, she saw ND's Regionals performance and blames their loss
on the song choice, saying they were someone else's songs, not theirs. She then reveals her being an eclectic sub, saying it's on them to have fun, giving them creative freedom while Rachel sits unamused at this new challenger. When she points out they haven't got a set list for Sectionals, Holly asks what would ND like to do and gets her this ArmorPiercingQuestion causes ND to give up her tot-sneaking ways freeze. Turns out, as is wont to happen, {{Flanderization}} is in play as we cut to Puck suggesting Cee Lo Green and ask getting a refusal due to Will wanting to mine the entire {{Music/Journey}} catalog. When Santana questions how Holly would know anything about modern music, Holly responds with Cee Lo's SignatureSong, though the version rich in {{Bowdlerization}} because bleeps are expensive. All but Rachel dance and rejoice. Afterwards, we cut to the locker room where Beiste is lambasting players for putting athlete's foot spray in a teammate's eyes. Sue arrives to announce that, in a clear bit of posturing, the Titans are disbanded. Beiste points out the wide receiver on the football team. illogic; namely, what relevance will she and her minions serve? Sue realizes clearly didn't think that while far ahead; seems with Will gone, she's starting to fall out of sorts. We then see her write down in her journal how she needs a focus for her power. She then gets an answer as we cut to the more heavy set members of [=McKinley=], Sue summoning Becky to memo that tater tots are off the menu.

Cut to the auditorium, where Mike and Will go into a performance that is designed solely to show off Harry Shum and Matthew Morrison's moves; this is too set up not to be another fever dream, and indeed the ringing of the doorbell wakes him up as we reveal Rachel coming over to complain about Holly, surgical mask in place. When Will expresses a lack of concern, Rachel reminds him of who's ultimately pulling strings; cut to Sue and
Holly was fun and bonding as Rachel observes death glare in place. Cut back to Rachel saying that she if Will doesn't like Will, Will is ultimately a better teacher return quickly, he won't need to return at all. Cut to Kurtcedes again in the cafeteria, and ally than again Kurt blowing Mercedes off for Blaine. Compounding her troubles, as per Sue's orders, Brittana arrives to remove the tater tots from the cafeteria; we cut to Mercedes in Sue's new office complaining. Sue produces a head of broccoli, which Mercedes dismisses as a "toilet brush" and which caused Brittany to tremble due to it being a gummy bear tree. Lines are drawn as we go to break.

We return to
Holly and gives Will his job back. Will wants at Rachel's locker; after Rachel complains about a bruise due to get the Glee club to do a song from his favorite thing when he's sick: ''Film/SinginInTheRain''. He enlists one of Holly's help so "games", Holly calls Rachel out on her general demeanor, in between giving Puck the answers to a Spanish class pop quiz. She says Rachel has ideas, but basically Will won't loosen the reigns enough for her to do any of them, hence why she tries to fight for control. Rachel does have a song in mind, but the Steve Perry fanboi won't hear it. Holly will, and says Rachel and a partner will perform it. Cut back to Will's house where Terri continues to fuss over him, her chemically induced state putting aside the insanity long enough to help. Will laments that he can make the number modern, and so the episode ends with a mashup Emma being with Carl and now Holly with ND, he's still searching for something. In the meantime, Terri decides to speed up the healing process with rub-in menthol. Will lies on his stomach shirtless and prone; this seems to stir up Terri's libido and thus... coupling ensues. Yay. Back to the cafeteria where Mercedes sits displeased. Kurt arrives to inform her that since Blaine is monopolizing his time, he's taken the liberty of "Singin' setting her up on a blind date. Thing is, it's with one of only five guys in the whole school that match Mercedes' skin tone. Hummel, you mean well, but no. His day gets worse when Karofsky walks by to remind you that this is ''not'' a BreatherEpisode. Mercedes then decides to go Film/NormaRae and hold up the word "TOTS", nearly the whole cafeteria standing up with her. Cut to Sue declaring tot war.

Cut to Holly and Rachel with an upbeat {{Theater/Chicago}} mashup; afterwards, we cut to a still dilapidated Will arriving to take his job back; unfortunately, guess who he runs into? Yep. And thus, [[spoiler: for the first of two occasions,]] Will is terminated. After the break, we head to Klainecedes at Breadstix, where Klaine espound on matrimony and the lack of avenues for same-sex couples while Mercedes sits bored. We then see how bored: we cut to a POV shot and it's literally Klaine saying the word "gay" while making proper sentence structure. Fortunately, Mercedes is saved by a tot-friendly waiter, though it's clear she's still losing her BFF to his new possible BF. Cut to the glee band members painting the walls as ex-employee Will arrives to clean out his desk and chew Holly out for taking his job, saying she's not around to deal with the fallout that comes from the fun elements of glee club. Holly believes in creative freedom, while Will wants controlled elements, a classic debate. She then admits a partial financial motive, citing the economy as a reason she needs the job. Unfortunately for Holly, we see that ever her looser methods have fallout too; cut to Sue's office where Mercedes shoved tots up the tailpipe of Sue's car. Hey, she asked Holly, who sits stunned at her own blowback and then admits she's clueless.

Cut to Holly at Will's place, sharing beers. Will tries to apologize, only for Holly to break down, admitting she's in over her head. We then get backstory; a decade prior she was like Will, only to become jaded, especially when a Mercedes-like pupil accuses her of witchcraft, then charges her. She admits a nomad lifestyle may work for her, but not at the expense of anyone else, therefore she's quitting. And because we can't seem to get rid of her, Terri returns, sees Holly and attempts to stake territory she has no business staking. Will will have none of it and dismisses her promptly. Cut to Kurt at his locker where Mercedes reveals she snuck tots into the school. Kurt figures out she's eating her feelings away due to his growing feelings for Blaine. He assures her she will find someone and she figures she might as well give the Titan with the matching skin tone a try. Unfortunately for Kurt, his personal boogeyman arrives to threaten and torment. Seems Kurt has understandably not blabbed to anyone about both Karofsky's unwanted oral violation and his self outing. Karofsky then decides to raise the stakes, warning Kurt that if he doesn't continue to keep his silence, he will be silenced permanently.

We start the home stretch with Will ready for groveling at Sue's Adidas. He need not bother, as testimonials from ND plus Sue clearly needing an adversary give cause for Will to get his job back, though ND will repair Sue's car as a condition. Cut to ND applauding Will's return, him saying that yeah Holly was fun, but the focus needs to be on Sectionals, and with him watching "Singing
in the Rain" on loop, it inspired him. Thing is, ND's still iffy about song choices so we cut to Holly in a history class as Will approaches and "Umbrella" by Rhianna.
asks her to help with some modernization; turns out we need only mash up some {{Music/Rihanna}} to make it work. And thus, we conclude with ND doing some "Singing in the Rain" under the "Umbrella".

Next time out: A wedding, a viral dance craze, and a major shake up in the status quo.



* "Make 'em Laugh" from ''Film/SinginInTheRain''.



* "Make 'em Laugh" from ''Film/SinginInTheRain''.
17th Sep '16 9:26:50 PM lakingsif
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* SpoofingInTheRain: "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Singin' in the Rain" are danced.



-->'''Sue''': This is broccoli. When I showed this to [[TooDumbToLive Brittany]], she started to whimper because she thought I had cut down a tree where a family of gummy bears lived.

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-->'''Sue''': This is broccoli. When I showed this to [[TooDumbToLive Brittany]], she started to whimper because she thought I had cut down a tree where a family of gummy bears lived.lived.
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11th Apr '16 3:52:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/GwynethPaltrow as Holly Holiday.
15th Jul '15 3:06:05 AM lakingsif
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Film/SinginInTheRain Singin']] [[Music/{{Rihanna}} under my umbrella]]]]
27th Jun '15 6:56:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/IronMan Gwyneth]] [[CountryStrong Paltrow]] as Holly Holiday.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/IronMan Gwyneth]] [[CountryStrong Paltrow]] Creator/GwynethPaltrow as Holly Holiday.
8th May '15 10:53:12 PM goldenroad
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Will walks into [=McKinley=] one day to find out that Sue is principal after getting a sick Lauren Zizes to sneeze on Figgins. Sue makes it her first order of business to ''[[RunningGag DESTROY THE GLEE CLUB]]''. Zizes later sneezes on Schue, who decides to stick it out... until he sees that his Glee Club students have become [[CrowningMomentOfFunny young children.]] He then goes home, where after a few days, his ex-wife Terri comes to take care of him at the request of one of his neighbors. Terri tells Will that she does really still care about him. Meanwhile, at [=McKinley=], Kurt is not happy that Rachel has taken over Glee club. He asks Holly Holiday, who subbed for his English class before and is currently subbing Mr. Schue's Spanish class, to take over Glee. She proves herself to be relatively GenreSavvy, if a bit on the cheesy side, and does not fall victim to the Glee clubbers' pranks. She asks the students, unlike Mr. Schue, who has over the past two weeks been [[{{flanderization}} flanderized]] so that all he wants the glee club to sing are Music/{{Journey}} songs, exactly what they want to sing.

Sue tries to find a cause during her time as principal. She starts off with disbanding the football team, but after Bieste points out that if she does that, the Cheerios will have no one to cheer for, Sue decides to ban tater tots. Mercedes does not take this well, going to Coach Sue to complain and starting protests. Rachel is not happy with Holly, in part because Holly's don't-think-about-the-consequences ways are a {{foil}} to Rachel's more organized ways. Rachel tries to get Mr. Schuester back so that they can get back to their normal schedule. However, after Rachel and Holly get along after Holly lets Rachel have a solo in glee club. Rachel's point that Sue likes Holly better than Will worries Will, and so he is willing to accept Terri's help so he can get better. After Terri brings out the rub-in menthol, they end up having sex. Karofsky is still freaked about how [[spoiler: he kissed Kurt]] in the previous episode and threatens to kill Kurt if he tells anyone. Will comes back too late to claim his position, as Sue has fired him and replaced him with Holly, who is not giving up her position. They do, however, discuss their teaching methods and meet later. They have some beer together and Holly admits that she isn't a very good teacher, because Holly let Mercedes out of class so that she could shove tots up Sue's tailpipe and doesn't know how Sue punished Mercedes.

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Will walks into [=McKinley=] one day to find out that Sue is principal after getting a sick Lauren Zizes to sneeze on Figgins. Sue makes it her first order of business to ''[[RunningGag DESTROY THE GLEE CLUB]]''. Zizes later sneezes on Schue, who decides to stick it out... until he sees that his Glee Club students have become [[CrowningMomentOfFunny young children.]] He then goes home, where after a few days, his ex-wife Terri comes to take care of him at the request of one of his neighbors. Terri tells Will that she does really still care about him. Meanwhile, at [=McKinley=], Kurt is not happy that Rachel has taken over Glee club.club; I.E., her asking suggestions for solos for herself, and Santana having to be restrained from throttling her. He asks Holly Holiday, who subbed for his English class before and is currently subbing Mr. Schue's Spanish class, to take over Glee. She proves herself to be relatively GenreSavvy, if a bit on the cheesy side, and does not fall victim to the Glee clubbers' pranks. She asks the students, unlike Mr. Schue, who has over the past two weeks been [[{{flanderization}} flanderized]] so that all he wants the glee club to sing are Music/{{Journey}} songs, exactly what they want to sing.

Sue tries to find a cause during her time as principal. She starts off with disbanding the football team, but after Bieste points out that if she does that, the Cheerios will have no one to cheer for, Sue decides to ban tater tots. Mercedes does not take this well, going to Coach Sue to complain and starting protests. Rachel is not happy with Holly, in part because Holly's don't-think-about-the-consequences ways are a {{foil}} to Rachel's more organized ways. Rachel tries to get Mr. Schuester back so that they can get back to their normal schedule. However, after Rachel and Holly get along after Holly lets Rachel have a solo in glee club. Rachel's point that Sue likes Holly better than Will worries Will, and so he is willing to accept Terri's help so he can get better. After Terri brings out the rub-in menthol, they end up having sex. Karofsky is still freaked about how [[spoiler: he kissed Kurt]] Kurt in the previous episode and threatens to kill Kurt if he tells anyone. Will comes back too late to claim his position, as Sue has fired him and replaced him with Holly, who is not giving up her position. They do, however, discuss their teaching methods and meet later. They have some beer together and Holly admits that she isn't a very good teacher, because Holly let Mercedes out of class so that she could shove tots up Sue's tailpipe and doesn't know how Sue punished Mercedes.
22nd Jun '12 1:14:48 AM PaulA
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* "Nowadays/ Hot Honey Rag" from {{Chicago}}, performed by Holly Holiday and Rachel Berry.

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* "Nowadays/ Hot Honey Rag" from {{Chicago}}, ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'', performed by Holly Holiday and Rachel Berry.
16th Mar '12 8:47:19 PM nombretomado
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Will walks into [=McKinley=] one day to find out that Sue is principal after getting a sick Lauren Zizes to sneeze on Figgins. Sue makes it her first order of business to ''[[RunningGag DESTROY THE GLEE CLUB]]''. Zizes later sneezes on Schue, who decides to stick it out... until he sees that his Glee Club students have become [[CrowningMomentOfFunny young children.]] He then goes home, where after a few days, his ex-wife Terri comes to take care of him at the request of one of his neighbors. Terri tells Will that she does really still care about him. Meanwhile, at [=McKinley=], Kurt is not happy that Rachel has taken over Glee club. He asks Holly Holiday, who subbed for his English class before and is currently subbing Mr. Schue's Spanish class, to take over Glee. She proves herself to be relatively GenreSavvy, if a bit on the cheesy side, and does not fall victim to the Glee clubbers' pranks. She asks the students, unlike Mr. Schue, who has over the past two weeks been [[{{flanderization}} flanderized]] so that all he wants the glee club to sing are {{Journey}} songs, exactly what they want to sing.

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Will walks into [=McKinley=] one day to find out that Sue is principal after getting a sick Lauren Zizes to sneeze on Figgins. Sue makes it her first order of business to ''[[RunningGag DESTROY THE GLEE CLUB]]''. Zizes later sneezes on Schue, who decides to stick it out... until he sees that his Glee Club students have become [[CrowningMomentOfFunny young children.]] He then goes home, where after a few days, his ex-wife Terri comes to take care of him at the request of one of his neighbors. Terri tells Will that she does really still care about him. Meanwhile, at [=McKinley=], Kurt is not happy that Rachel has taken over Glee club. He asks Holly Holiday, who subbed for his English class before and is currently subbing Mr. Schue's Spanish class, to take over Glee. She proves herself to be relatively GenreSavvy, if a bit on the cheesy side, and does not fall victim to the Glee clubbers' pranks. She asks the students, unlike Mr. Schue, who has over the past two weeks been [[{{flanderization}} flanderized]] so that all he wants the glee club to sing are {{Journey}} Music/{{Journey}} songs, exactly what they want to sing.
10th Mar '12 1:07:16 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* YouFailBiologyForever: Mercedes and Brittany do not know what [[BeyondTheImpossible broccoli]] is.

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* YouFailBiologyForever: Mercedes and Brittany do not know what [[BeyondTheImpossible broccoli]] broccoli is.
23rd Jan '12 5:10:11 AM fourteenwings
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* A mashup of "Film/SinginInTheRain" and "Umbrella" by {{Rhianna}}, performed by Holly Holiday, Will Schuester, and New Directions.

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* A mashup of "Film/SinginInTheRain" and "Umbrella" by {{Rhianna}}, {{Rihanna}}, performed by Holly Holiday, Will Schuester, and New Directions.
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