If there's one thing fans of 'Glee' love discussing, it's the absolute absurdity of the show. A viral thread on Twitter is bringing out some of the best memories of the Fox musical dramedy.
Twitter user @alisonluffs asked about everyone's favorite terrible plotlines from the show. It was such a popular question, that the original tweet has nearly 2000 replies of people reminiscing about the strange plot points.
reply with your favorite terrible glee plotline mine is when mercedes throws a rock through kurt’s windshield and s… https://t.co/9LpeFc21lU— sherran (@sherran)1542085026.0
Glee was a hit when it premiered in 2009. The show focused on the show choir or 'glee club' for a fictional high school in Lima, Ohio. It saw the ragtag group of performers dealing with challenges to their singing performances, like the antagonistic cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester or rival clubs, while also handling plotlines dealing with teen relationships and social issues.
It was also completely crazy.
@alisonluffs the only reason finn being in glee club was because mr. schue put drugs in his locker and framed a kid for drug posession— isabel🥰 (@isabel🥰)1542157692.0
@alisonluffs I can’t believe nobody in this thread has mentioned the time Sam became a Justin Bieber tribute artist… https://t.co/q2iFNW9bhz— ✨Tiana✨ (@✨Tiana✨)1542141215.0
@alisonluffs That one time Blaine got blinded by a rock salt slushy during the Michael Jackson tribute episode and… https://t.co/Q3LXSt6UOE— Sam 💫 (@Sam 💫)1542131501.0
@alisonluffs Mine is Finn and Rachel get married the day of regionals after the competition and Quinn puts aside he… https://t.co/TSmGPOQXY0— Ariana💙 (@Ariana💙)1542085202.0
@alisonluffs when artie told the leads of his musical to lose their virginity in order to act better when the show was in like a week— too bi to function (@too bi to function)1542108477.0
@alisonluffs when wills wife, pregnant with a fake child, gets a job at the school gives them vitamin D and everyone gets high— malle (@malle)1542132051.0
@nevafIows @alisonluffs and then when it got eaten he sang "losing my religion"— wumbo (@wumbo)1542136574.0
@alisonluffs Additionally, when Emma runs away at their wedding and Will doesn’t follow her or try to find her for… https://t.co/NbfxmD7BEz— Pussy Goblin (@Pussy Goblin)1542186694.0
The show had a lot less in common with drama/comedies of the time, and more with soap operas and telenovelas. It seemed the show reveled in picking some of the strangest choices for their plotlines. It is this exact mentality that made people love the strange show.
Season 4 tried to shuffle the formula, having many characters graduate, and bringing a fresh batch of new performers. The show split its time between this new glee club, and old characters moving on to New York City to pursue their Broadway dreams.
Which only opened the door to more madness.
@alisonluffs when that cheerleader gave supergirl an eating disorder because she got the lead in grease but then th… https://t.co/FtD3lKu7nG— after sad (@after sad)1542125350.0
@alisonluffs - tina faked her stutter?? - sue married herself - puck dates shelby, who just adopted his baby - uniq… https://t.co/qSPI2gTLOv— kit danger⚡ (@kit danger⚡)1542118105.0
@alisonluffs Also Blaine dating Karofsky, Klaine getting married after being together for like a day, Rachel gettin… https://t.co/sOQxxfBtLQ— Tyana ❤️🏳️🌈 (@Tyana ❤️🏳️🌈)1542142039.0
@alisonluffs when there was a carbon monoxide leak in mckinley and it caused blaine to have hallucinations that the… https://t.co/EtG9MWGGF2— mallory (@mallory)1542144361.0
@alisonluffs My absolute favorite is Jesse St. James getting Rachel Berry into NYADA out of nowhere because he, a U… https://t.co/HOBvkay8KE— Maggie 🍒 (@Maggie 🍒)1542132299.0
The show tried to handle difficult topics, with varying degrees of success. A sensitive topic like a male character being molested as a child is fairly easily brushed off because the abuser was an attractive woman, while earlier seasons treat being hit with a slushie as the ultimate dishonor. The show was a huge, problematic mess, that still seems to elicit a certain fondness.
There was a lot to relate to.
@sunsetncamden @alisonluffs That’s me— lilly ❤️ (@lilly ❤️)1542204567.0
@raebway @alisonluffs art— ᴋɪɴɢsɴᴀᴋᴇ (@ᴋɪɴɢsɴᴀᴋᴇ)1542196487.0
@balverinequeen I liked it so much for a while though.— T (@T)1542231272.0
@ionanatchios @alisonluffs I’m Jesse tbh— Maggie 🍒 (@Maggie 🍒)1542142420.0
@talamelis @alisonluffs @rogerinastaylor i think it just started with such a solid baseline level of EVERYTHING IS… https://t.co/f1tLXTmGpO— emit infrasound (@emit infrasound)1542245100.0
@windyomg @alisonluffs what I have learned from this thread: context does not help— Doctor Science Is Good and Angry (@Doctor Science Is Good and Angry)1542231204.0
The show ended in 2015, amid declining viewership, controversy surrounding these precise plotlines, and most heartbreaking of all, the real life overdose of Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the show. While we may never get new episodes about our favorite show choir, this thread shows we won't forget the insane memories.
@alisonluffs the entire series is my favorite terrible plot line 🥰— ophie saw bo rhap x2 !! 👑 (@ophie saw bo rhap x2 !! 👑)1542085105.0