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Glee Watch: Drop Dead (Drunk) Diva

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SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for last night’s Glee coming up after the jump:

Caught up with last night’s Glee and don’t have time for a lengthy recap, so I’ll handle it in hail-of-bullets style:

* This was probably the funniest episode of the show, line for line, since the pilot. Simply from the brief encounter between Emma (the increasingly indispensible Jayma Mays) and Kurt, we got [1] “I’m a girl who knows her solvents and your breath smells like rubbing alcohol”; [2] “Oh, Bambi. I cried so hard when those hunters shot your mommy”; [3] “I had them give me four decontamination showers. I think they call that the Full Silkwood”; and [4] “I’m pretty sure it’s not a fake ID, because he looks like an 11-year-old milkmaid.”

* Besides being funny, those lines show good development for Glee, in that it knows its characters’ tics and traits and how characters we have not yet seen paired would interact with each other.

* Glee doesn’t always match its singers to musical periods, but it made sense to have Gen Xers Will and April karaoke-ing it up to Heart’s “Alone”; and Glee can thank American Idol for making that a recognizable song to its younger demo.

* I’ll echo the remarks made by regular Tuned Inlander Chaddogg on Twitter and say that there’s no good reason any show with a musical element would not cast Kristin Chenoweth. And—since she let us know at the Emmys that she’s available—I hope Glee will find a way to make more use of her. (Though the specific idea of an adult joining glee club was far-fetched even for this show.) We could use more moments like the diva-off between her and Lea Michele.