History Trivia / Glee

21st Nov '17 6:38:27 PM makarovak47
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** When Victor Garber takes a break from his usually cool, hard-hitting persona to play Will's dad, he expresses his regret at never going to law school and at the end of the episode decides to apply. This is a ShoutOut to Victor Garber's portrayals of lawyers in many movies and TV shows (''Film/LegallyBlonde'', ''Series/EliStone'', etc...)
** Victor Garber is also known for his work in Broadway musicals (e.g., ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}''), thus his appearance in a show all about music and musicals is another {{lampshade|Hanging}} in an already overly-meta show.

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** When Victor Garber Creator/VictorGarber takes a break from his usually cool, hard-hitting persona to play Will's dad, he expresses his regret at never going to law school and at the end of the episode decides to apply. This is a ShoutOut to Victor Garber's portrayals of lawyers in many movies and TV shows (''Film/LegallyBlonde'', ''Series/EliStone'', etc...)
** Victor Garber Creator/VictorGarber is also known for his work in Broadway musicals (e.g., ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}''), thus his appearance in a show all about music and musicals is another {{lampshade|Hanging}} in an already overly-meta show.



** In episode 4, Kurt performs Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" in his basement along with Tina and Brittany (Played by Heather Morris). Heather Morris was one of Beyoncé's backup dancers in Single Ladies. Heather Morris actually started out in ''Glee'' as only being there to teach them that dance, and then later got the role as Brittany when it turned out they still needed a third cheerleader.

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** In episode 4, Kurt performs Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" in his basement along with Tina and Brittany (Played by Heather Morris).Creator/HeatherMorris). Heather Morris was one of Beyoncé's backup dancers in Single Ladies. Heather Morris actually started out in ''Glee'' as only being there to teach them that dance, and then later got the role as Brittany when it turned out they still needed a third cheerleader.



** In Episode 21, "Funk," it is revealed that Rachel is a vegan after the members of Vocal Adrenaline egg her in the parking lot. Lea Michele is a vegan in real life who has appeared in ads for PETA.
** In "Home" April sings part of "A House is not a Home". KristinChenoweth sings the song in the revival of ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.

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** In Episode 21, "Funk," it is revealed that Rachel is a vegan after the members of Vocal Adrenaline egg her in the parking lot. Lea Michele Creator/LeaMichele is a vegan in real life who has appeared in ads for PETA.
** In "Home" April sings part of "A House is not a Home". KristinChenoweth Creator/KristinChenoweth sings the song in the revival of ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.



** Kurt singing "Music/DefyingGravity" is a reference to Chris Colfer's having been denied the opportunity to perform it earlier in life.
** Though unintentional, this isn't the first time Dianna Agron has played a [[Series/{{Heroes}} bitchy head cheerleader]].
** Will forbids the club from doing Britney Spears songs, in reference to how Matthew Morrison himself was opposed to doing a Britney Spears episode.

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** Kurt singing "Music/DefyingGravity" is a reference to Chris Colfer's Creator/ChrisColfer's having been denied the opportunity to perform it earlier in life.
** Though unintentional, this isn't the first time Dianna Agron Creator/DiannaAgron has played a [[Series/{{Heroes}} bitchy head cheerleader]].
** Will forbids the club from doing Britney Spears Music/BritneySpears songs, in reference to how Matthew Morrison himself was opposed to doing a Britney Spears episode.



** In Never Been Kissed, Blaine, played by Darren Criss, the lead actor and songwriter for ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', tells Karofsky that he's "Not Alone," the title of a recurring track from the musical.

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** In Never Been Kissed, Blaine, played by Darren Criss, Creator/DarrenCriss, the lead actor and songwriter for ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', tells Karofsky that he's "Not Alone," the title of a recurring track from the musical.



** Blaine leads the club in a performance of [[KatyPerry "Last Friday Night"]], the music video of which he cameos in. With Artie, don't forget Artie.

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** Blaine leads the club in a performance of [[KatyPerry [[Music/KatyPerry "Last Friday Night"]], the music video of which he cameos in. With Artie, don't forget Artie.



** In "Lights Out" Sue sings "Little Girls" from ''Theatre/{{Annie}}''. Jane Lynch with be starring as Miss Hannigan on Broadway this summer.

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** In "Lights Out" Sue sings "Little Girls" from ''Theatre/{{Annie}}''. Jane Lynch Creator/JaneLynch with be starring as Miss Hannigan on Broadway this summer.



* ActorInspiredElement: Several of the casts' actual nicknames have been used for their characters: Creator/NayaRivera's "Snixx" for Santana, Mark Salling's "the Saw" for Puck, Creator/ChrisColfer's "Kurt" (which was made his character's name) and "Porcelain", and DiannaAgron's "Lady" (made "Lady Fabray") for Quinn and "Shelby" (which was made the name of her daughter's adoptive mother), and apparently "Beth", too (the name of her character's daughter).

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* ActorInspiredElement: Several of the casts' actual nicknames have been used for their characters: Creator/NayaRivera's "Snixx" for Santana, Mark Salling's "the Saw" for Puck, Creator/ChrisColfer's "Kurt" (which was made his character's name) and "Porcelain", and DiannaAgron's Creator/DiannaAgron's "Lady" (made "Lady Fabray") for Quinn and "Shelby" (which was made the name of her daughter's adoptive mother), and apparently "Beth", too (the name of her character's daughter).



* AuthorExistenceFailure: Cory Monteith, who played Finn, died on July 13th, 2013.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Cory Monteith, Creator/CoryMonteith, who played Finn, died on July 13th, 2013.



* CastTheExpert: Heather Morris was only brought in to teach the Single Ladies dance (she was a back-up dancer for Beyonce on tour) but when the producers needed a third cheerleader, Heather Morris was cast to play Brittany.

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* CastTheExpert: Heather Morris Creator/HeatherMorris was only brought in to teach the Single Ladies dance (she was a back-up dancer for Beyonce on tour) but when the producers needed a third cheerleader, Heather Morris was cast to play Brittany.



* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Ryan Murphy confirmed that Finn passed away as well, with Lea Michele's blessing, the character's cause of death was purposely never revealed.

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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Ryan Murphy Creator/RyanMurphy confirmed that Finn passed away as well, with Lea Michele's Creator/LeaMichele's blessing, the character's cause of death was purposely never revealed.



* ContractualPurity: There is a strange tendency in [[MoralGuardians some people]] to flip out every time Lea Michele or Dianna Agron appears on a magazine looking sexy. Yes, they are adult women in their mid-20s, not teenagers, yet somehow the fact that they play minors on TV means that they are "sending girls the wrong message" every time they so much as wear low-cut shirts. ''Glee'' is an unusual case, though, since it is not a kids' show and it engages in sexual and other adult themes ''on the show'', so this expectation is solely due to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids viewer misconceptions]].

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* ContractualPurity: There is a strange tendency in [[MoralGuardians some people]] to flip out every time Lea Michele Creator/LeaMichele or Dianna Agron Creator/DiannaAgron appears on a magazine looking sexy. Yes, they are adult women in their mid-20s, not teenagers, yet somehow the fact that they play minors on TV means that they are "sending girls the wrong message" every time they so much as wear low-cut shirts. ''Glee'' is an unusual case, though, since it is not a kids' show and it engages in sexual and other adult themes ''on the show'', so this expectation is solely due to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids viewer misconceptions]].



* DawsonCasting: All of the kids' actors are well in their 20's, with Cory Monteith (Finn), Mark Salling (puck), and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) being the oldest and only a couple years younger than their teacher. The closest exceptions are Chris Colfer (Kurt), Charice (Sunshine), and Damian [=McGinty=] (Rory), who were all in their late teens when their characters debuted.

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* DawsonCasting: All of the kids' actors are well in their 20's, with Cory Monteith Creator/CoryMonteith (Finn), Mark Salling (puck), and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) being the oldest and only a couple years younger than their teacher. The closest exceptions are Chris Colfer Creator/ChrisColfer (Kurt), Charice (Sunshine), and Damian [=McGinty=] (Rory), who were all in their late teens when their characters debuted.



** Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Cory Monteith (Finn) were not allowed to see the other actors performing "Lean On Me" in "Ballad" before the scene was shot so their reaction would be real.

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** Dianna Agron Creator/DiannaAgron (Quinn) and Cory Monteith Creator/CoryMonteith (Finn) were not allowed to see the other actors performing "Lean On Me" in "Ballad" before the scene was shot so their reaction would be real.



** Jayma Mays (Emma) didn't know about Will and Emma's kiss in "Journey" until it happened. Matthew Morrison (Will) and Brad Falchuk had planned it secretly.
** In "Mash-Off" Cory Monteith didn't know Creator/NayaRivera (Santana) was going to slap him, Director Eric Stoltz mouthed it to Naya in the very last scene. Made better by the fact that the slap was in fact real.

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** Jayma Mays Creator/JaymaMays (Emma) didn't know about Will and Emma's kiss in "Journey" until it happened. Matthew Morrison (Will) and Brad Falchuk had planned it secretly.
** In "Mash-Off" Cory Monteith Creator/CoryMonteith didn't know Creator/NayaRivera (Santana) was going to slap him, Director Eric Stoltz mouthed it to Naya in the very last scene. Made better by the fact that the slap was in fact real.



** After Idina Menzel was cast, Ryan Murphy insisted she would not turn out to be Rachel's mother. Pretty much no one bought it.
** Ryan Murphy also said that Finn and Rachel would stay together in Season 2. "Special Education" pretty much did away with that.

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** After Idina Menzel Creator/IdinaMenzel was cast, Ryan Murphy Creator/RyanMurphy insisted she would not turn out to be Rachel's mother. Pretty much no one bought it.
** Ryan Murphy Creator/RyanMurphy also said that Finn and Rachel would stay together in Season 2. "Special Education" pretty much did away with that.



*** YMMV on that "perfect" part.



* TheProductionCurse: When Becca Tobin's boyfriend died in similar circumstances to CoryMonteith a year later, some fans thought that it would become a recurring event. When it became August 2015 and none of the Glee cast's boyfriends had died the curse was Jossed and everyone was thankful.

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* TheProductionCurse: When Becca Tobin's boyfriend died in similar circumstances to CoryMonteith Creator/CoryMonteith a year later, some fans thought that it would become a recurring event. When it became August 2015 and none of the Glee cast's boyfriends had died the curse was Jossed and everyone was thankful.



** Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, who played Finn and Rachel, dated in real life.
** Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner who played Ryder and Marley, are married in real life.
** Naya Rivera who played Santana, and Mark Salling who played Puck, dated briefly.

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** Cory Monteith Creator/CoryMonteith and Lea Michele, Creator/LeaMichele, who played Finn and Rachel, dated in real life.
** Melissa Benoist Creator/MelissaBenoist and Blake Jenner who played Ryder and Marley, are were married in real life.
** Naya Rivera Creator/NayaRivera who played Santana, and Mark Salling who played Puck, dated briefly.



* StarMakingRole: For Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, the latter of which ended up winning a Golden Globe eighteen months after his professional acting debut.

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* StarMakingRole: For Lea Michele Creator/LeaMichele and Chris Colfer, Creator/ChrisColfer, the latter of which ended up winning a Golden Globe eighteen months after his professional acting debut.
14th Sep '17 4:14:19 PM Mario1995
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: FOX didn't treat ''Glee''[='=]s final season very well at all, opting to place it on the FridayNightDeathSlot alongside ''World's Funniest Fails'', a knock-off of ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' with a completely different demographic from that of ''Glee''[='=]s.
2nd Sep '17 11:35:18 AM nombretomado
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** DarrenCriss is also an example.

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** DarrenCriss Creator/DarrenCriss is also an example.



** Blaine sings the praises of Ohio State's football team. In real life, DarrenCriss graduated from the University of Michigan. The rivalry between OSU and Michigan is on the order of the Yankees/Red Sox feud.

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** Blaine sings the praises of Ohio State's football team. In real life, DarrenCriss Creator/DarrenCriss graduated from the University of Michigan. The rivalry between OSU and Michigan is on the order of the Yankees/Red Sox feud.
31st Aug '17 7:13:18 PM Malady
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* ActorInspiredElement: Several of the casts' actual nicknames have been used for their characters: Creator/NayaRivera's "Snixx" for Santana, Mark Salling's "the Saw" for Puck, ChrisColfer's "Kurt" (which was made his character's name) and "Porcelain", and DiannaAgron's "Lady" (made "Lady Fabray") for Quinn and "Shelby" (which was made the name of her daughter's adoptive mother), and apparently "Beth", too (the name of her character's daughter).

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* ActorInspiredElement: Several of the casts' actual nicknames have been used for their characters: Creator/NayaRivera's "Snixx" for Santana, Mark Salling's "the Saw" for Puck, ChrisColfer's Creator/ChrisColfer's "Kurt" (which was made his character's name) and "Porcelain", and DiannaAgron's "Lady" (made "Lady Fabray") for Quinn and "Shelby" (which was made the name of her daughter's adoptive mother), and apparently "Beth", too (the name of her character's daughter).
11th Jul '17 4:50:37 PM LyraGRowin
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** What about Kurt and Rachel's obsessions with Wicked? Don't they notice that April and Shelby look like Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel?
11th Jul '17 4:48:57 PM LyraGRowin
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** In "A Very Glee Christmas", Mike wishes for Channing Tatum to stop being in stuff. Tatum starred in the first Step Up. Harry Shum Jr., who plays Mike, had a role in Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D.
25th Jun '17 1:49:40 PM Morgenthaler
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** Borders on AdamWesting, with Barry Bostwick and MeatLoaf playing conservative strawmen who want Sue to protest the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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** Borders on AdamWesting, with Barry Bostwick and MeatLoaf Music/MeatLoaf playing conservative strawmen who want Sue to protest the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
4th Mar '17 12:09:06 PM StarSword
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* ColbertBump: Has had this effect with some of the music they've featured on their show.

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* ColbertBump: Has had this effect with some of the music they've featured or covered on their show.show, such as Music/{{Halestorm}}'s "Here's to Us" (ironically a BlackSheepHit) and Music/{{Rihanna}}'s "Take a Bow".
2nd Feb '17 1:05:14 PM lakingsif
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* TakeThatTitForTat:
** One of Creator/NeilPatrickHarris' Tony performances referred to UsefulNotes/{{Broadway}} shows as "a two-hour, live-action, barely affordable, un-lip-synched version of ''Glee''", causing the TV show to have more songs performed live on set rather than pre-recorded and edited.
** ''Series/OurGayWeddingTheMusical'' claimed that it's entire premise was "gayer than ''Glee''" -- the next season then contained [[Recap/GleeS6E08AWedding a double gay wedding]], just to make sure it kept the title.
** After ''Film/PitchPerfect'' trashed the show, characters began saying things like "the a cappella thing is boring, done".
** After ''Series/{{Community}}'' characters told the glee club on their own show (an {{expy}} for the rival shows) to "write some original songs", ''Glee'' did just that. However, ''Glee'' did not respond to ''Community'''s mocking that it "got a lot of awards" for just doing "sing sing singaling", possibly because actually winning all those awards was giving the return Take That for them.
** The show also started its own little war, when in [[Recap/GleeS4E18ShootingStar a season 4 episode]] one character claims that a couple she doesn't like makes her feel "dryer than the cast of ''Series/HotInCleveland''", HIC later responded with one of their characters who was played by a former star of ''Glee'' (Creator/ChrisColfer) tell his mother how he was "in the glee club for ''six long years''" as if despairing.
** On ''Series/VirtuallyFamous'', primarily about modern internet use, Chris and Seann would mock Creator/KevinMcHale for being on ''Glee'', so the next season of the show had the first episode ditch the computing extracurricular in favor of glee club.
24th Jan '17 7:44:02 AM lakingsif
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** GospelChoirsAreJustBetter

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** GospelChoirsAreJustBetterGospelChoirsAreJustBetter ([[Recap/GleeS1E15ThePowerOfMadonna "The Power of Madonna"]])
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