Nuts and Bolts
Do you feel bad for isolated thunderstorms?
Photo: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Photo Library — Sean Waugh
When that line popped into my head, I couldn't help but think of my favorite character on Glee: Heather Morris's Brittany.
Morris was brought in to teach the cast the choreography for "Single Ladies (Put a
Ring on It)" and ended up being offered the part of one of the cheerleaders who joined the glee club. There was no real hook to the character until the producers realized her pitch-perfect dim-bulb delivery of such lines as...
"I'm pretty sure my cat has been reading my diary."
"Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?"
"Sometimes I forget my middle name."
Brittany doesn't have the only funny lines on the show by a long shot, merely the best,
and she serves them up in the most brilliantly nonchalant way. The cold, hard (virtual) print above doesn't do her justice.
My review of Glee Season One is among many posts in the pipeline, but the short take
is that the show's a total hoot with genuine emotion and generally great music that has mostly used the disparate tones I noted in my review of the pilot to its advantage.
While the early episodes are uneven, I wanted to alert folks who might have missed
this improbable delight during its first run that Fox is giving the season an encore on Thursdays at 8 p.m.; the pilot re-aired two days after the season finale and appears to already be gone from the show's website, but the second episode is up for another month and the third episode will probably be online after it re-airs tonight.
Related: Brittality • Lightning Round • Nooner in Song