Glee recap: There's No Guilt In Pleasure

With Mr. Schu away, the Glee club members decide to explore their most embarrassing guilty pleasures
Ep. 17 | Aired Mar 21, 2013

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Brittany (Heather Morris), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), Marley (Melissa Benoist), Unique (Alex Newell) and Kitty (Becca Tobin) act out their guilty pleasure -- the Spice Girls.

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And it. was. on. With Unique as Baby Spice, Marley as Posh Spice, Kitty as Ginger Spice, Brittany as Sporty Spice and Tina as Scary Spice, the Glee club girls took me back to my childhood with a little "Wannabe." This was definitely the best guilty pleasure song of the night performance-wise. But I'm a sucker for anytime that Blaine gets behind a piano, which he did when he sang Phil Collins' "Against All Odds." More on that in a moment.

First, we can't forget our favorite New York residents (and one squatter), who were busy celebrating their own guilty pleasures, which for Kurt involved Golden Girls, Richard Simmons, and something called a boyfriend arm. If you have ever thought about making a pillow that felt like a boyfriend's arm so that you could sleep better at night, well, you aren't alone. Bruce, as Kurt named his boyfriend pillow, was Kurt's exclusive love at the moment. Mainly because Blaine was busy singing about his feelings for another man, which brings us back to Blaine's best performance of the night.

Blaine's rendition of "Take a Look at Me Now" seemed to be directed toward Sam, which was something that even Mr. Trouty Mouth picked up on, but not until after he too revealed his guilty pleasure. Yep, the rumors are true. Sam admitted to being a Fanilow. And as true Fanilows understand, there's only one thing to do to show that love -- sing "Copacabana." And after Sam finished up his Fanilow confession, the rest of the guys admitted that they were also closeted Fanilows. Ryder even admitted that in a different time, he would drop the Bieber hair for a little Barry Manilow middle part. Picture that one.

At this point, guilty pleasures were unveiling themselves everywhere you looked, and some people's weren't as popular as Barry Manilow. Poor Jake, in an attempt to be honest with everyone, planned on doing a Chris Brown song, which was pretty much the biggest mistake a romantically-involved man could make. As his classmates told him, "Down with the Brown" and "Team breezy equals team awful." Luckily, Jake listened and made a last-minute decision to switch Browns and sing Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative," which bought him a few points, but not many. Better luck next time, Jake.

NEXT: Brody and Rachel are creeps

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