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Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast

Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast

By Glee on the Rocks Podcast
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
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Bonus Episode: Mini Episode #24
Surprise! We got OG host Mav back to discuss the marketing push around Darren Criss' new single, and no were not F*CKING AROUND!  Normally, this would be released as a Patreon-Exclusive episode, but we decided to release it wide as a taste of what our Patreon Subscribers get for being super amazing and supporting our podcast. Enjoy! Subscribe to our Patreon here. Watch the F*ucking Around Lyric Video here.
46:51
April 17, 2021
Blaine's Not All Right, But He's Okay
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.
01:24:03
April 5, 2021
Leave It To Glee-ver
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.
01:04:11
February 26, 2021
Ask the Anderbros Redux
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.
01:08:27
February 8, 2021
Glee on the Rocks Presents: Supernatural on the Rocks
Hey Gleeks! We're proud to introduce our new project: this is Supernatural on the Rocks, a new Supernatural podcast hosted by two of the voices behind Glee on the Rocks.  This will be a limited series podcast: every episode we cover a season of Supernatural, digging into the mythology, the characters, and the fandom it left behind.  When there's too much to cover in a regular episode, we'll add topic-specific bonus episodes. This is Episode 1, "Season 1."  SPN premiered in 2005.  Billed as The X Files meets Route 66, the concept was two brothers driving the desolate roads of America, saving people and hunting things.  In this first episode, we discuss the effectiveness of the genre, the characterization of the leads, and what was going on with the Big Bads of the season. Join us to remember the road that was. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SPNontheRocks. Support us on Patreon at Patreon.com/GleeontheRocks. xoxo, Mandy & Emily
01:23:02
February 5, 2021
Public Service Glee-nouncement
**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
01:13:11
January 19, 2021
Honesty, Respect, Dance
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.
01:09:29
December 24, 2020
The Unified Ricky Martin Conspiracy Theory
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.
45:52
December 7, 2020
This Does Not Spark Warbler
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.
01:02:12
November 17, 2020
Get The Whole Cheesecake
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.
01:23:53
October 27, 2020
Glee on the Rocks: Trailer
This is Glee on the Rocks, an unofficial podcast about the hit TV show Glee. 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. Available wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on social! Instagram Twitter Facebook YouTube Website Patreon
00:48
October 7, 2020
Marti Noxon, Gleek of the Week
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.
01:12:31
September 28, 2020
Dalton Branch of Fight Club
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.
01:19:51
September 3, 2020
Santana, Interrupted
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.
01:20:03
August 19, 2020
Bonus Episode: Naya Remembered
Welcome to our bonus episode where we remember the life, talents, and career of Naya Rivera.  We reminisce about her time before Glee, her impact on the show, and more.  This is our space to chat, remember, and grieve, and we hope you can join us in this process. Stay healthy.  Mask up.  Take care of each other. xoxo, GotR
59:50
August 14, 2020
Fierce, Femme, Phenomenal
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.
01:08:22
July 17, 2020
Make Art and Help People
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.
01:24:45
June 17, 2020
Voices of Glee - Episode 1, Part 2
Listen to Part 1 here. And now, the rest of the story!  Here is Part 2 of our first Voices of Glee episode.  Our guest hosts - Monica, Ambre, and Julien - pick up where they left off in Part 1 and continue their conversation about their experiences with Glee.  Good and bad. Black Lives Matter Resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Antiracism Resources: https://crooked.com/articles/antiracism-resources/ Stay safe. Resist.
53:40
June 9, 2020
Voices of Glee: Episode 1, Part 1
Hello!  Welcome to the first installment of what we're calling the Voices of Glee episodes. We wanted to do this in recognition of the long history of Black/Brown/POC/Queer voices being excluded from the media.  From writers, directors, and producers, to journalists, commentators, and reviewers, and every position of influence and authority in between. This episode is hosted by Monica, Ambre, and Julien - three more Glee fans who come from different backgrounds than your usual hosts, but who have just as strong of opinions.  We loved listening to their conversation about Glee and we're sure you will too. There was much to talk about so this episode has been split into two.  This is Part 1.  Part 2 will be posted on Tuesday. Black Lives Matter Resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Antiracism Resources: https://crooked.com/articles/antiracism-resources/ Stay safe. Resist.
52:34
June 8, 2020
Continuity, Whomst?
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
49:22
May 15, 2020
Is This Title Okay?
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.
01:07:55
April 21, 2020
Gay Diddly Gay Gay Gay
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.
01:13:07
April 2, 2020
The Arrival of Senior Junior Blaine
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!
47:41
March 13, 2020
What About Breakfast at Tiffanys
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
58:15
February 20, 2020
Don't Yuck My Yum
Friends!  Countrymen!  We are returned. Today we're talking about S2E21, "Funeral."  The New Directions have almost made it to Nationals in New York, but first they had to make an honestly heartfelt pit stop at a funeral.  Meanwhile, Mercedes, Kurt, and Santana all get solos.  Yay! This episode rates a 0.5 on the Kevin McHale Scale.  It was a 1 for him showing up to work, but half a point off for the podcast.   And it rates a full 0 on the Klainedex for it not even really existing. Check out our Patreon for perks and rewards! Our sound engineer is Adriana and our theme song is by Wishonmusic. 
54:24
February 4, 2020
It's Like Gay Braveheart
The holidays are upon us, but we have a new episode for you first. Today we're talking S2E20, "Prom Queen." Junior Prom has arrived for the New Directions and everyone is worried about dresses, dates, and spiking the punch bowl.  Also, Jesse St. James returns and looks great in a skinny scarf. This episode rates a solid 4 on the Kevin Scale for having two songs and a whole subplot, and a 7 on the Klainedex, for going on two dates, a romantic dance, and heartfelt conversations.  Happy Holidays! Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Check out our PATREON for perks and rewards. Like exclusive mini-episodes! And an ad-free listening experience. Our sound engineer is Adriana and our theme song is by Wishonmusic.
01:12:27
December 23, 2019
Rumours Have It
Hello! Yes, it's us. Recovered from Thanksgiving (not really) and back with a new episode for you. Today we're talking S2E19, "Rumours."  Gossip abounds in and out of the choir room, and April Rhodes return to potentially steal Mr. Schue off to the Great White Way. This episode rates a 2.5 on the Kevin Scale for getting a solid song, and a 1.5 on the Klainedex, for Blaine spiritually being a part of the show. Available now wherever you get your podcasts.  Check out our PATREON for perks and rewards. Like exclusive mini-episodes! And an ad-free listening experience. Our sound engineer is Adriana and our theme song is by Wishonmusic.
47:06
December 6, 2019
Glee Goes Gaga Round 2
This week on Glee on the Rocks we're talking S2E18, "Born This Way."  This extra-long episode (theirs, not ours) is chock full of your Glee favorites: Klaine on staircases, Klaine hugging, and Klaine telling each other their feelings.  Also, we get Quinn's backstory and everyone reveals their insecurities. This episode rates a solid 0 on the Kevin Scale for not even being able to remember anything he did in the episode, and a 6 on the Klainedex, for that hug.  Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Check out our PATREON for perks and rewards. Like exclusive mini-episodes! And an ad-free listening experience. Our sound engineer is Adriana and our theme song is by Wishonmusic.
01:55:31
October 24, 2019
Night of Why
Happy October, y'all. In this episode of Glee on the Rocks we cover S2E17, "Night of Neglect." Maybe you thought we'd skip this travesty, but we didn't.  We're professionals. Once again the Glee Club doesn't know how to budget and needs to raise money for Nationals, so Holly Holliday tells them to put on a benefit concert. Because nothing could possibly go wrong there. This episode rates a whole .25 on the Kevin Scale and a 1.5 on the Klainedex for good coats. Thanks again to our sound engineer Adriana. Theme song by Wishonmusic. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Check out our PATREON for perks and rewards. Like exclusive mini-episodes! And an ad-free listening experience.
48:13
October 2, 2019
Oh, There You Are
We've been looking for you forever.  We should practice.  We thought we were.  We think it's adorable. We think you're adorable. *ahem* Anyway. That's right, this week is S2E16, "Original Song." The New Directions take original songs (see what they did there, with the title of the episode? genius) to Regionals while Quinn's entirely storyline...uh...sucks.  Also, a bird dies.  Nothing else happens.  Except for the best kiss in all of the Glee's history. This episode rates an astounding 0 on the Kevin Scale, which is fine, because we hit a 9 on the Klainedex.  And this week we'd like to introduce the Cockblocking Keyboard Scale, which rates our first 10.  But at what cost? We'd also like to say thank you to our newest helping hand, Adriana, who has so very kindly and graciously taken over sound editing and engineering for us. A bazillion thanks to her. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Check out our PATREON for perks and rewards. Like exclusive mini-episodes! And an ad-free listening experience.  Theme song by Wishonmusic
59:55
September 9, 2019
Help Blaine Bone
This week we're talking S2E15, "Sexy." Holly Holliday returns to McKinley and discovers that the Glee Club is woefully undereducated about sex.  We also discuss Emma and asexuality, and of course, Blaine talking to Papa Burt about Kurt.  Because he wants to bone. You know what's next though right? "Original Song." This episode rates a paltry .5 on the Kevin Scale and a solid 6 on the Klainedex.  Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Check out our PATREON for perks and rewards. Like exclusive mini-episodes! And an ad-free listening experience. Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:25:39
August 21, 2019
Tastes Like Glee
This week's episode is S2E14, "Blame It On the Alcohol."  McKinley is under the throes of a teenage drinking crisis and the Glee Club is there to solve it with the power of K Dollar Sign Ah.  Blaine might be bisexual and poor Papa Burt has to deal with his son bringing a boy home for the first time. Sort of. This episode rates a 2.5 on the Kevin Scale and a middle of the road 5 on the Klainedex.  Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Check out our PATREON for perks and rewards. Like exclusive mini-episodes! And an ad-free listening experience.  Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:35:21
July 10, 2019
The Blob Two: Lima Drift
Don't call it a comeback. This week's episode is S2E13, "Comeback." Don't remember it?  Neither did we.  And we just watched it. Sue has a new plan to destroy the Glee club and Brit becomes a fashion icon.  That's...about it.  The sweaters are cute though. This episode rates a 2.5 on the Kevin Scale and sadly, the Klainedex is straight up nonexistent this week.  Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Check out our PATREON for perks and rewards. Like exclusive mini-episodes! Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:12:57
June 20, 2019
Attack of the Blob
We need to talk about the pink sunnies. This week's episode is S2E12, "Silly Love Songs." It's Valentine's Day at McKinley High and the New Directions are celebrating with those classic emotions of jealousy, infidelity, and mono.  Over at Dalton, Kurt has Feelings for Blaine (duh), but Blaine has Feelings for a Junior Manager at the GAP (dang). This episode rates a 3 on the Kevin Scale and a whopping 7 on the Klainedex. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. We also now have a Patreon! Check us out for perks and rewards! Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:57:22
June 6, 2019
Dalton Was Gay Hogwarts First
This week's episode is S2E11, "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle." The McKinley High football team and the New Directions have to band together for a one-night-only Superbowl half-time performance extravaganza. Also, Blaine loves football and Kurt loves scarves. Now talk at us while we podcast. This episode rates a 2.5 on the Kevin Scale and a 4 on the Klainedex. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Theme song by Wishonmusic We also now have a Patreon! Check us out for perks and rewards!
01:44:28
May 23, 2019
A Glee Christmas In May
Hark! Are those jingle bells in the air? Or are we covering a Christmas episode in the middle of year? Yep, today's episode is S2E10, "A Very Glee Christmas." At McKinley, it's discovered that Brit still believes in Santa and has a very special wish this year.  Meanwhile, at Dalton, Kurt and Blaine have their first Christmas duet. Hearts flutter.  This episode rates a 4 on the Kevin Scale and a 6 on the Klainedex. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Rate, follow, and subscribe on your social media network of choice. We also now have a Patreon! Check us out! Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:39:46
May 9, 2019
Free Pav
Kurt gets a bird, but no solo, and the New Directions get two songs at Sectionals while everyone else only gets one.  Just another episode of Glee. Today we're talking about S2E9, "Special Education." The Glee club battles The Warblers and the Hipsters for supremacy in Western Ohio, while Finn battles with his jealousy over Rachel and Puck. And everyone hates Rachel this week. This episode rates a 3 on the Kevin Scale and a 6 on the Klainedex. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Rate, follow, and subscribe on your social media network of choice. Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:32:28
April 24, 2019
Why Oh Why Oh (Lima) Ohio
Burt and Carole, the real MVPs of the show, get engaged, which means it's time for a big fat Glee wedding. Today's episode is S2E8, "Furt." Kurt is tasked to plan the wedding in, like, 30 minutes, and Finn is not having it all.  Karofsky is still the worst and Carol Burnett shows up to steal the episode. Oh, and Sam and Quinn are still around. This episode rates a 1.25 on the Kevin Scale and a 1.5 on the Klainedex.  Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Rate, follow, and subscribe on your social media network of choice. Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:24:07
April 10, 2019
Substituting Goop for Plot
With Schuester out sick it's time to bring in a sub for the Glee Club. Because clubs get subs? Or is it a class? We still don't know. Today's episode is about S2E7, "The Substitute." Gwyneth Paltrow arrives for her first stint as Holly Holliday, the cool sub who sings and dances and respects the kids' opinions.  Can we keep her? This episode rates a 2 on the Kevin Scale and a 5 on the Klainedex. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Rate, follow, and subscribe on your social media network of choice. Theme song by Wishonmusic
35:46
March 26, 2019
The B is Back
The episode (some of) you have been (maybe) waiting for. The moment it all begins. The character introduction of all character introductions. That’s right. Today’s episode covers S2E6, “Never Been Kissed.” The incessant bullying of Kurt sends him to Dalton Academy, a gay utopia in the heart of Ohio with a zero tolerance policy and zero teachers. And one Blaine Anderson. Can you hear those opening a capella notes? We can. Yes, other things happen in this episode, but isn’t this why you’re here? This episode rates a decent 3 on the Kevin Scale and a solid 7 on the newly adapted Klainedex. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Rate, follow, and subscribe on your social media network of choice. Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:06:01
February 26, 2019
Hot Patootie
Don't we all just LOVE Glee's tribute episodes? They're really the cream of the storytelling crop. Today's episode is about S2E5, "The Rocky Horror Glee Show." Glee takes on the seminal cult classic, Mr. Schue tries to break up a happy relationship, and Kurt continues to have a shit time at McKinley. Also, there are mashups again. Just another day in Limo, Ohio. But anyway, the next episode is "Never Been Kissed" so what does this episode really matter? Available wherever you get your podcasts. Like, follow, and subscribe on your social media network of choice. Theme song by Wishonmusic
01:22:30
February 12, 2019
Sam I Am
We're back! Okay, yes, it's been a hot minute with the holidays and recovering from all of the eating at the holidays. But Glee on the Rocks is back at you with a brand new episode. Today we're talking about S2E4 - "Duets."  The Glee Club pairs off for the right to fight for a date night at Breadstix.  Meanwhile, your hosts talk about just what was up with the whole "is Sam Evans going to be Kurt Hummel's new love interest" thing that Glee tried to play for a week and half.  Spoilers: he's not. This episode ranks a pathetic -.5 on the Kevin Scale. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Theme song credit: https://www.fiverr.com/wishonmusic
02:02:51
January 21, 2019
Glee! 'Cause They Sing What They Mean (Special Episode)
We've got something a little different for you today. The holidays are upon us and since we're (sadly) no where near the first Glee Christmas episode, we thought we'd try something new. Today we're talking about Community, but not just any ol' Community episode.  We're watching their classic Glee parody, "Regional Holiday Music."  Oh yes. The format is a little different.  We watched this episode together and recorded our "live" commentary during it.  We invite you to follow along by watching the episode and listening to our commentary at the same time, synched up, so to speak. Otherwise you're going to be listening to a lot of dead air and our laughter. If you like this format, fantastic.  If you hate it...sorry! Watch along on Hulu! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Theme song credit: https://www.fiverr.com/wishonmusic
01:07:36
December 11, 2018
Glee's Very Special Emmy Bait
Glee is gunning for those Emmy nominations by going deep with religion and giving Burt Hummel a Very Bad Day. This is S2E3, "Grilled Cheesus." Finn sees Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich, Kurt gets shit on for having different beliefs than the rest of the Glee Club, and Sue Sylvester is a damn good sister. Did this discussion of religion and faith ring true for you? Or did it hit a hollow note? This episode ranks a paltry .5 on the Kevin Scale. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Theme song credit: https://www.fiverr.com/wishonmusic
01:50:29
November 27, 2018
It's Glee Against the Music
It's Brittany S. Pierce, bitch.  That's right, it's the (first) highly anticipated Britney Spears tribute episode!  At least Glee wanted it to be highly anticipated. We're talking S2E2, "Britney/Brittany."  Was it all killer, no filler?  Or all filler, no killer?  You'll have to listen to find out what we thought.  We also meet Emma's new beau, Carl, the hunky dentist, and newbie Sam is nowhere to be seen. The episode ranks a whopping 2.5 Kevins on the Kevin Scale.  He got a whole song, y'all! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Theme song credit: https://www.fiverr.com/wishonmusic
57:42
November 16, 2018
Glee's Big Gay Summer
Glee returns with Season 2 and so do we. Welcome back. We're talking S2E1, "Audition." Matt Rutherford has flown the coop and the Glee Club is in search of hot new recruits, unless you're Rachel and those new recruits have a killer voice. Also new to the mix is Shannon Beiste, McKinley High's new football coach, and brand new target for Sue and Schue's grade-school bullying. Basically there's some new stuff happening. We'll tell you what we think of it. Season 2 kicks off the Kevin Scale with a not-too-shabby 1.5 Kevins. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Theme song credit: https://www.fiverr.com/wishonmusic
02:07:11
November 2, 2018
We Did It, Kids!
We finally did it!  We're finally at the end of season one of Glee! That's right, we're talking S1E22, "Journey to Regionals."  All of the New Directions' hard work has paid off as they dance and sing their hearts out and...come in third! #thirdornothing  At least they tried, right?  Quinn gives birth and Finn and Rachel are officially a thing.  We think. When we come back we'll be starting Season 2, and you know what that means... Also, more importantly, the US Midterm Elections are coming on November 9th.  Vote or Die, y'all.
01:36:54
October 13, 2018
Burn Down the Patriarchy
Wow it's been a week hasn't it?  Dang.  Yeah.  So let's all sit back, pour a drink (or nine), and spend half an hour trying to forget about the garbage fire we all just witnessed with a little bit of Glee. Today we're talking S1E21, "Funk."  We're gonna be honest, we didn't love this one.  A lot happened and nothing happened.  Quinn found some funky soul and Vocal Adrenaline found their weakness.  And we found the canon moment where Kurt speaks French.  Allons-y! This episode rates a paltry .25 on the Kevin Scale.
01:06:11
September 30, 2018
Rah rah ah-ah-ah!
Holy sh-- y'all, we're back! Yes, we know it's been a while.  But absence makes the earholes grow fonder, right? Anyway, we're back with S1E20, "Theatricality." The Glee Club takes time out of preparing for Regionals by singing a couple Lady Gaga songs and sewing themselves some damn fine costumes.  But more importantly, we talk about that pesky rumor that just won't die - the Glee reboot/reunion.  Oh yeah. Also, we ah, also forgot to rate this episode on the Kevin Scale so...rate it yourself! And let us know how you scored it.
01:49:24
September 16, 2018
We Believe We Can Make It Through This Episode
A former classmate returns to McKinley High and highlights Mr. Schuester's dissatisfaction with his life and career...Does this sound familiar? It should.  Today we're discussing S1E19, "Dream On." Neil Patrick Harris joins as Bryan Ryan (Brian Rian?) in an episode crowded with guest stars and Glee reuses a couple songs and plotlines.  Again. This episode rates a full 4.5 Kevins. That's right. We're counting it as a solid 4 Kevins with a .5 bonus bump for total screen time.
01:30:31
August 18, 2018
Kurt Hummel’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Okay, we know we're a little late getting this episode up. It happens. But here it is! Today we're talking S1E18, "Laryngitis." That's right, Rachel loses her voice. Or the Glee Club does? Someone does. Thematically, anyway. Also, we've got one of the bigger questions we've ever asked on this podcast...Kurt speaking French: Fandom or Canon? Talk it out. This episode pulls in an incredible .2 Kevins.
01:54:05
July 28, 2018
Let's Get Physical
Someone on the Internet once called this episode a "return to form" for Glee.  We spend an hour refuting that statement. Today we're talking S1E17, "Bad Reputation."  Someone's published a list ranking the Glee Club and we take a long detour into Brittany's characterization (or lack thereof).  Also, "Run Joey Run" happens.  So there's that. This episode rates a whopping one and a half on the Kevin Quotient.
02:02:07
July 11, 2018
Who is Carole Hudson?
Pull a stool up the bar, get into your pjs, settle into that hour-long commute...wherever you feel most at home, it's time for Glee. (Did you see what we did there?) On today's episode we're discussing S1E16, "Home." April Rhodes is back to help out the Glee club, Sue goes after Mercedes, and Quinn shows some compassion.  But most importantly we cover the most pressing issue of the entire show: just who is Carole Hudson? This episode rates half a Kevin...just for the cake costume. The cake costume saved him.
01:18:51
June 27, 2018
Papa Didn't Preach
We're tough, we're ambitious, and we know exactly what we want...more Blaine! Wait...we're still half a season away. Anyway. This episode is all about our first tribute episode, S1E15, "The Power of Madonna." We cover Quinn's mini-feminist story arc, how Sue Sylvester would have made an amazing Hedwig, and who would have survived an escape room.  Also, we get a bunch more songs this time. Yay. This episode rates a combined 1 Kevin. We took the average of the Quantity of Kevin vs. the Quality of Kevin...and there was a big difference.
01:44:46
June 16, 2018
Hello From the Other Side
After a four-month hiatus Glee returns with an all new episode! Well, four months back in 2010. For us it's only been a week. Today's episode is all about S1E14, "Hell-O." We're chatting about Fanon Finn Hudson v. Canon Finn Hudson, how Jesse St. James is sort of perfect for Rachel, and how Rachel is actually the Jesse St. James of McKinley. Oh, and like true Millennials we argue about pineapple on pizzas. This episode is rated a measley one quarter Kevin. Content note: Please be aware that in this episode we discuss the use of date rape drugs in the episode and talk about why rape jokes are never funny.
02:03:43
June 5, 2018
The McKinley Home for 3rd Rate Mutants
Sectionals has finally arrived! The moment you've all been waiting for...or not? Today we're talking S1E13, "Sectionals" and we'll find out whether or not the Glee Club triumphs over all adversity imaginable to take the trophy. (Spoilers: they do.) We also discuss the McKinley High School Choir Room Zone of Ability and the different second and third rate mutant powers of the Glee Club kids. We forgot to rate this episode on the Kevin Scale...which probably says enough. Also, primaries are coming so don't forget to register and Rock the Vote!
01:30:51
May 30, 2018
Don't Be a Schue
It's another double feature episode. We're covering both S1E11, "Hairography" and S1E12, "Mattress." Since nothing really happens in "Hairography," and a whole lot more goes down in "Mattress," we thought we'd combine them. 2 for 1 style. Today we ask ourselves if Kurt and Rachel are ever really friends, realize we have more feelings about Terri Schuester than we realized, and briefly touch on the terror of Teenage Dream (Acoustic Version). And next week we finally arrive at Sectionals. This episode rates a sum total of 1 Kevin, but it's up to you to decide the breakdown!
02:13:26
May 11, 2018
A Male Duck?
Today, the untold story of Suzy Pepper, Hot Wing Eating Champion of Lima, Ohio. Just kidding. We're talking S1E10, "Ballad" and answering the one burning question we all have: just what was Matt Rutherford doing all week?  We also devolve into a Very Important Discussion concerning a Glee / Food Network crossover event. This episode rates 1/4 Kevin (and we've finally figured out just what our own rating system even means).
01:16:51
May 1, 2018
Dancing With Ourselves
Every episode has been leading up to this moment...an Artie-centric episode!  Well, mostly.  It counts. Today we're talking S1E9, "Wheels," as Artie takes the spotlight.  We've also got feelings about Kurt and Burt, Tina's stutter, and Sue's backstory.  And Glee gets its first kudos from us.  First times all around. This episode rates 3 whole Kevins (a podcast high!)
01:35:19
March 31, 2018
Double Feature Podcast Show
It's a double dose of Glee today on Glee on the Rocks. In our first double-feature episode, we're talking both S1E7, "Throwdown" and S1E8, "Mash-Up." We're discussing the ethics of Mr. Schue handing out fails and felonies to his students, the merits of surprise vs. pre-planned lesbianism, and proving just how cool we were in high school. This episode rates half of a Kevin (that's 1/4 Kevin for each episode...math!)
01:51:39
March 16, 2018
That's Not How Sudafed Works
Glee meets Breaking Bad in the lamest crossover event of the season. We're talking S1E6, "Vitamin D," featuring the first appearance of the Glee mashup. We also discuss the insane possibilities of a Glee reboot no one wants, and on behalf of the fandom, we demand our share of Ryan Murphy’s 300-million-dollar Netflix deal. Also, register to vote. This episode rates 2 Kevins (a season high!)
01:41:38
February 19, 2018
Leaning Tower of Bad Decisions
Adults act inappropriately, Kristin Chenoweth is underutilized, Mav and Emily get distracted by The X-Files, and Bad Guy Finn Hudson makes an appearance. Tonight we talk about S1E5, "The Rhodes Not Taken," guest starring Kristin Chenoweth. The moral of this episode? Your dreams are bigger than a dude.  (Also, just what was Isabelle Wright talking about?) This episode rates half a Kevin.
01:59:13
February 4, 2018
Toxic Masculinity Ruins the Party
This is Episode 4: Toxic Masculinity Ruins the Party. Tonight we look back at S1Ep4, "Preggers," and talk climate change, how toxic masculinity will always fuck everything up, how the character of Severus Snape is the hill Mav and Emily will die on, and oh yeah, some Glee happens. This episode ranks only half a Kevin. We recorded this episode at the beginning of December so. We’re sorry for it being posted now. Sickness, work and holidays happened but hey, now you can ring in the end of this Garbage Year with us. Just what you wanted!
59:05
January 13, 2018
Allegedly
Just in time to help distract from your relatives, we've got a podcast! Welcome to episode three of Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast. Tonight we're discussing S1Ep3, "Acafellas," where we talk ACS, Glee's depiction of masculinity and their lack of consistent characterization, Victor Garber's new show we're gonna make happen, and, as always, Kevin McHale. Allegedly. Here's what you missed.
59:30
January 13, 2018
Just Some Fake Pregnancy and Some Sadness
Welcome back to Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast.  This is Episode 2: Just Some Fake Pregnancy and Some Sadness Today we cover S1Ep2, "Showmance" and talk about the lack of anything in episode 2, how Terri deserves a happy ending at Pier One and Anastasia the Klaine Musical. Also, Emily and Mav both have one strike (Mandy has none). Here's what you missed...
41:04
January 13, 2018
This is Not For Schue
Welcome to Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee retrospective. This is Episode 1: “This is Not For Schue” Today we’re talking S1E1, "The Pilot." We've got terrible stereotypes, why most of the adults are bad, and how Kevin McHale is the underrated MVP of the show. So here’s what you missed…on Glee.
45:60
January 13, 2018