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Glee Recap: Poking the Bare
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Glee Recap: Poking the Bare

Jan 31 2013, 9:23pm CST | by

There are few attention-getting formulas in life as sure-fire as adding a little bit of “naked.” Google knows it (440,000,000 search results can’t be wrong, can they?). Ryan Murphy knows it. Even...

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Glee Recap: Poking the Bare

Jan 31 2013, 9:23pm CST | by

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There are few attention-getting formulas in life as sure-fire as adding a little bit of “naked.” Google knows it (440,000,000 search results can’t be wrong, can they?). Ryan Murphy knows it. Even fruit-juice manufacturers know it. And so does Tina Cohen-Chang.

Yes, folks, this week’s Glee found New Directions’ perpetual second fiddle experiencing a flash of naughty inspiration: Getting the men of New Directions to pose for a clothing-discouraged calendar to raise money for Regionals.

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You read that right: New Directions is back in the competitive show-choir game, now that the Dalton Academy Warblers have been DQ’d from their Sectionals win for using performance-enhancing drugs. (That opening-scene anchorwoman meltdown was one of the show’s funniest moments all season.)

Of course, the strip-down shenanigans brought out unexpected reactions among the McKinley kids. Sam, reeling from SAT scores on par with the average clinical-trial monkey, ramped up his body obsession — culminating with a diva fit at the photo shoot and a subsequent tender scene in which BFF Blaine helped him realize his self-worth wasn’t merely skin deep.

Artie, meanwhile, flinched at the idea of being the only guy posing in clothes — worrying he’d be reduced to nothing but his wheelchair. (Sam eventually showed solidarity and put his shirt back on, Artie re-committed to the calendar, and along with Jake, Ryder, Joe and Blaine, they each took two slots in the 12-month beefcake parade.)

And the final story arc in the high-school halls found Marley and Jake playing a game of “I love you” chicken, both of ‘em afraid to be the one to admit those feelings first. Jake sweetly wrote it, Marley sweetly verbalized it, and Becky made the gagging noise that brought the scene back to reality (and reminded us why this show is categorized as a comedy).

Back in New York, Rachel grappled with whether or not to go topless for a role in a student film about a woman with Alzheimer’s. Kurt called in the out-of-town troops (Quinn and Santana) to stage an intervention against such a naked display, while Brody rubbed his bare parts against Kurt’s vintage flea-market chairs to show his support. In the end, Rachel just couldn’t drop robe, even if it cost her the role. (And Santana, well, she began to realize NYC is more her speed than Kentucky.)

My biggest disappointment with the hour? The absence of a rendition of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s seminal semi-hit “Barenaked.” (No, I did not type that ironically.)

Anyhoo, I’ll be back overnight to update this post with a full episode recap including grades for every musical number and a rundown of the best zingers — bookmark, refresh, and enjoy! — but until then, let me turn things over to you. What did you think of “Naked”? Did the Marley-Jake storyline reel you in? Were you pro- or anti-nudity when it came to Rachel’s role in the student film? Sound off in the comments, and for all my weekly TV recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!


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Latest 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teaser Is Seriously Twisted

Aug 30 2014 9:47am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

If you thought the "American Horror Story: Freak Show" teaser with the three-legged acrobat from earlier this week was crazy, this new one is even crazier. The latest teaser for "AHS," revealed by Entertainment Weekly, shows a female contortionist lifting her feet backwards towards her head until -- wait, she has a third leg too! Apparently there are a lot of women with three legs in Ryan Murphy's carnival universe, but we're okay with that (this is a freak show, ...
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Here's Your First Look At The 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Cast

Aug 28 2014 3:04pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

This is CRAZY! Prepare yourself. The official cast art poster for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is here, and it gives us our first look at the actors in their freaky costumes. Kathy Bates is the bearded lady, Effel Darling, her ex-husband is Michael Chiklis as the strong man, Angela Bassett is Desiree Dupree, who from the looks of the poster has three breasts (although FX would not confirm), and Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars is in the center re ...
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New 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teaser Features Three-Legged Woman

Aug 27 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The freaks are out, thanks to "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Entertainment Weekly has revealed the third teaser for the upcoming Season 4 of Ryan Murphy's horror anthology and it introduces us to a freak inside the circus tent: the three-legged woman. This isn't just any lady with an extra leg though, she's also an acrobat. Extra body parts is something "AHS" fans better ge ...
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Glee Season 6 Synopsis: Why Does Rachel Return Home?

Aug 27 2014 12:31pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Fox has released the official synopsis for Glee Season 6 - and it proves that Ryan Murphy isn't a liar. The series creator said this summer that his show will return to its "roots," with a focus on core characters, and we now have confirmation that Rachel will be at the center of new episodes in early 2015. There will be a six-month time jump after the events that concluded Glee Season 5, with Rachel returning to Lima after failing as a TV star. Once back home, s ...
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New 'American Horror Story' Season 4 Teaser Shows More Freaks

Aug 23 2014 10:08am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

If you're not ready for things to get ridiculously freaky on "American Horror Story" Season 4, then we recommend you take a moment to prepare. Earlier this week, Ryan Murphy released the first teaser trailer for his upcoming "AHS: Freak Show," which featured a creepy-looking hand. Now the series' creator has released another short teaser via his Twitter, introducing us to anoth ...
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Max Adler to Reprise Role on Glee Season 6

Aug 21 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Max Adler is headed back to Glee. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor behind Dave Karofsky will play a major role on Glee Season 6, appearing in a minimum of four episodes. Moreover, despite Season 5 ending with Blaine and Kurt in a very good place, an insider says Dave will be “romantically entangled with” Darren Criss’ character. Hmmm.... Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy did tell reporters in April that th ...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Adds World's Smallest Woman To Cast

Aug 14 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The latest casting news for Ryan Murphy's upcoming "American Horror Story: Freak Show" includes the world's smallest woman. On Wednesday night, Aug. 13, Murphy tweeted the news introducing Jyoti Amge as the latest cast member. Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge...the world's smallest woman. pic.twitter.com/SIPhd4V0pQ— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 13, 2014 The 20- ...
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The World’s Smallest Woman joins 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Aug 13 2014 5:33pm CDT | Source: TV Tattle on Hitfix

The World’s Smallest Woman joins “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Jyoti Amge, who stands just over 2-feet tall due to a genetic disorder called Achondroplasia, will be part of the cast next season, Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter. http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/tv- ...
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Sarah Paulson Drank Tequila To Get Through That 'AHS' Snake Sex Scene

Aug 7 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

There are a lot of freaky things actors must endure while making "American Horror Story," with its many ghostly, demonic and witchy elements. While visiting "Late Night" on Wednesday, Aug. 6, "AHS" star Sarah Paulson shared one of the most difficult scenes she's had to shoot for the series: being surrounded by snakes during a sex scene. In "Coven," Paulson's Coredelia uses a magical fertility spell in which she has sex with her husband around ...
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Glee Season 6 to Introduce Gay Football Player, Twin Cheerios and More

Aug 6 2014 6:26am CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

We still do not know when Glee Season 6 will debut. But we do now know a number of new characters who will be introduced to viewers on the final season of this Fox comedy. TV Line has come out with the character descriptions for five new William McKinley sophomores who will be introduced whenever Glee returns to the air, likely in early 2015. They include: RODERICK is overweight and shy with a "voice like Oti ...
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