Glee (2009–2015)
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Will encourages the Glee Club to express themselves using the music of Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, Tina embraces her inner Goth.


Ryan Murphy


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dianna Agron ... Quinn Fabray
Chris Colfer ... Kurt Hummel
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Terri Schuester (credit only)
Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester (credit only)
Jayma Mays ... Emma Pillsbury (credit only)
Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams
Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith ... Finn Hudson
Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester
Amber Riley ... Mercedes Jones
Mark Salling ... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang
Idina Menzel ... Shelby Corcoran
Iqbal Theba ... Principal Figgins
Mike O'Malley ... Burt Hummel


Will encourages the Glee Club to express themselves using the music of Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, Tina embraces her inner Goth.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical


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Release Date:

25 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In this episode Rachel's Mom asks her how her dads came up with the name Rachel. She responds by saying that her dads were big Friends fans. In season 4 Rachel's dance teacher, Cassandra July, calls her little Schwimmer. David Schwimmer played Ross in Friends. See more »


When the guys sing "Beth", you see Finn sitting up front singing, then see him behind Quinn, then upfront still singing, then no longer behind Quinn. See more »


[first lines]
Tina Cohen-Chang: Am I in trouble?
Will Schuester: Come on. You've got more self-esteem than that. I think this might have to do with your perfect attendance last semester.
Principal Figgins: No. Ms. Cohen-Chang is in trouble. It has come to my attention that the look you sport is what is known as goth. American teens are coming down with a serious case of "Twilight" fever, transformed from normal children into vampires obsessed with the occult. And only yesterday, this dark specter reared its head at McKinley High.
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References Friends (1994) See more »


Time For Some Girl Talk
Composed by James S. Levine
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"Theatricality" is another musically funny and touching episode of "Glee"
16 October 2010 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In this episode of "Glee": Principal Figgins tells Tina to stop dressing as a Goth because he has issues with what that entails. When Quinn, Mercedes, and Rachel spy on Shelby's glee team-Rachel decides to finally confront Shelby about being her daughter. Since Shelby is inspired by Lady Gaga, Will has the girls (and Kurt) also do one of her songs in such-like costumes. Finn, Puck, and the rest of the boys decide to dress and perform like KISS in response. And when Finn finds out his mother and Kurt's father are moving in together-meaning Finn and Kurt may also live together-he has mixed feelings...This was another musically entertaining and dramatically touching episode of "Glee" especially when Kurt's father stood up for his son when Finn said a certain word and when Rachel and Shelby came to the conclusion that though they'll never really be like mother and daughter, they will still respect each other as equals in musical talent as evidenced by their first official duet here (as opposed to the "dream" one they had previously). Great songs from both the Gaga and KISS catalogue, not to mention the title song from the Broadway musical "Funny Girl" as interpreted by the great Idina Menzel at the beginning of this episode. Only two more to go before the first season finale. Can't wait!

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