Glee Podcast: "Blame It On The Alcohol"
Glee strays perilously close to Afterschool Special territory with this episode about the perils of teen (and adult) drinking, but they manage to skate by without straying too far into the Very Special Episode wasteland. It helps that their demonstration of the perils of demon booze involved synchronized puking to Ke-dollar-sign-ha, and that even the adults got a glimpse of what can go wrong when you have access to both liquor and a phone. It also helps that they didn't pretend that most self-respecting teens would swear off all booze after a single bad experience. Plus, the ep managed to be pretty damn funny -- you had to love the categorization of Drunk Chicks.(For the record, Lindsey and I are pretty much Happy Drunks, and Janine? Well, we have some theories...)
That's not to say we didn't have quibbles -- like when has a teen ever imbibed Bloody Marys, or why would Broadway Baby Rachel think that a paean to the headband would be song-worthy? And good god, what was that dress Rachel was wearing? Also, even those of us who normally adore Kurt got a little annoyed with his attitude toward Burt questioning his sleepover protocol. But come on -- any episode that featured Figgins saying "Ke-dollar-sign-ha" and "Tik and also Tok" -- not to mention Beiste being utterly awesome in every way -- had to make us happy.
Listen to our Glee podcast for "Blame It On The Alcohol" and tell us what you think in the comments!