Given that the show just won a trio of Golden Globes for Best Series and supporting actors Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch, Glee could hardly be any hotter right now, which is why Fox plans to plug the show into the coveted post-Superbowl slot in an intriguing programming move. Will macho football fans stick around for dancing, singing, and jazz hands? Possibly – but only because they’re wearing football uniforms and covered in zombie gore as a tribute to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
But lest fans fear Glee has gone too butch, just two days later Will and the gang will be back to making hearts pitter-patter when Cupid’s arrow hits the New Directions in the February 8 V-Day episode (back in its regular Tuesday time slot). Along with the episode’s namesake, Paul McCartney’s “Silly Love Songs,” there will be another Jacko throwback as Artie (Kevin McHale) croons “P.Y.T.”
Meanwhile, after the cast’s dreamy “Teenage Dream” cover, Katy Perry once again gets the Glee treatment when Rachel (Lea Michele) belts “Firework,” and the holiday’s lovebird staple “My Funny Valentine” will be performed by Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz). The episode will also feature a less conventional choice with Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” sung by Puck (Mark Salling) – can’t wait to see what that’s all about!
Of course, what everyone really wants to know is, will Kurt and Blaine finally say “be mine” to each other? In their Entertainment Weekly spread, Colfer called their “Baby It’s Cold Outside” duet, “the gayest thing that has ever been on TV, period,” and we tend to agree. Given that Darren Criss will be singing Robin Thicke’s “When I Get You Alone,” we can only assume the “you” is not Becky, and the “get you alone” does not involve a game of checkers. Sounds like those who have been waiting for Kurt to find love will finally get their wish.
The lineup is pretty upbeat, so we’re guessing we won’t be seeing a lot of heartache and solitary moping. This set list has definitely got us in the lovey dovey mood, but is there any chance Sue Sylvester will be repping the single girls and boys and serenade us with “Love Stinks?”
Here’s the full roster:
Katy Perry’s “Firework,” performed by Rachel (Lea Michele)
Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls,” performed by Puck (Mark Salling)
Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” performed by Artie (Kevin McHale)
Babes In Arms’ “My Funny Valentine,” performed by Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz)
Robin Thicke’s “When I Get You Alone,” performed by Blaine (Darren Criss) and the Warblers
Paul McCartney’s “Silly Love Songs,” performed by The Warblers