Oops, they did it again! Glee paid homage to pop star Britney Spears one more time in the September 20 episode, “Britney 2.0.” This second Brit-centric show featured Rachel tapping into her sexy side, Cassandra July going berserk on an old YouTube clip, Brittany adjusting to life as a second-year senior and Jake working his magic with more than one girl on the show. What worked, what didn’t? Here’s how “Britney 2.0” scored on Broadway.com’s Glee Report Card.
Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera): Former McKinley High mean girl made an appearance via Skype to cheer up gf Brittany.
Puck (Mark Salling): The mohawk-wearing hottie returned to meet and help his half-brother Jake.
Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith): Where ya hiding, Finn? Either come out now or stay hiding, but don’t ruin Brody and Rachel (see below).
Best Number: "Womanizer" Multiple settings, sexy back-up dancers and Unique rolling on a library cart nailed it. Runner-up: "Oops, I Did It Again." Lea Michele, smoke machine and red lipstick, hot!
Best Line: “Maria von Trapp, Willy Loman, Shrek: Those are the roles that are appropriate for your level of sex appeal.”- Cassandra July to Rachel.
Best Back To School Look: Rachel’s “Bob Fosse chic” ensemble. It’s perfect for playing “Evita, Roxie and Charity.”
Best Britney Spears Reference: Random student shouting to, “Leave Brittany alone!” Runner up: Brittany S. Pierce almost shaving her head.
Scene with the Most Heart: Sam and Brittany, Glee’s dim-witted blondes, came together for a real moment. Watch out, Santana!
Relationship of the Week: Brody and Rachel. Forget Finchel, we are all about Brachel now.
Star of the Episode: Heather Morris as Brittany S. Pierce. From lip-syncing with Cheetos in her mouth to beating paparazzi with an umbrella, Brittany poked fun at the many reasons why we love (and laugh at) Britney.
“I had my first threesome at seven and once I beat up a police horse.” –Puck during his heart-to-heart with half-brother Jake
Rachel, what were you thinking?! You'll never get ahead telling your dance teacher,“We’re the future and you’re just some YouTube joke.” Check yourself, Ms. Berry.
A FOR EFFORT:
We loved that Rachel and Kurt moved to the realistic, unglamorous Bushwick, Brooklyn, but any apartment you can ride your bikes (plural) inside is not going to cost $1,800 a month. Even in Bushwick.
“I don’t believe in second chances; I know they don’t exist.” – the ever-inspiring Cassandra July