Glee Britney Spears episode airs tonight (spoilers)

Spoilers for tonight’s Glee below
Access Hollywood used to have three preview videos from Glee’s much-anticipated Britney Spears episode, which airs tonight. I watched them earlier today (my time, I’m in Europe and it’s the afternoon here) but when I checked again to see if I could share them, they were gone! I’m so sorry for this and wish they were still available. It looks really good! John Stamos co-stars as a dentist who plays psychologist Emma’s love interest. Goofy cheerleader Brittany does an excellent version of Britney’s “Slave for You” music video while Brittany and her BFF Santana play Madonna and Britney in a “Me Against The Music” tribute. It looks like we’re in for a treat, as we’ve come to expect from this highly entertaining hit show.

Spoilers for last week’s Glee below
I loved the first episode of the second season last week. They struck that important balance between high energy musical numbers and an interesting plot, which was something the show struggled with last season. There are several new characters this year, most notably mannish football coach Shannon Beiste (beast), who replaced Ken Tanaka. It looks like Sue has a new rival both in terms of competition for funds and for who can come up with the best one liners.

Jacob’s interviews at the beginning of the episode were clever and summed up a lot of the criticism we’ve been hearing about the show in general. For instance he asked Rachel (Lea Michelle) if she was a diva as was rumored and Finn (Cory Monteith) answered “Rachel’s what you would call a controlist.” She countered “I’m controlling, controlist isn’t a word… performing is my life. And yes, do I have opinions about it? Does my need to constantly express those opinions annoy my fellow glee clubbers?”

Yes,” Finn answered.

Then Jacob asked Will how he would “respond to a recent post on my blog saying your glee club song selections sound like they come from a drag queen’s ipod?” He said he tries to “do something for everybody, 25% showtunes, 25% hip hop, 25% classic rock” and Jacob said “100% gay.” That’s kind of derogatory but still funny.

Kurt had a message for his critics. “Next time, instead of posting an anonymous comment online. Say what you have to say to my face!” He promptly got a slushee to the face.

Potential new Glee members include an exchange student from the Phillippines named Sunshine and a boyishly handsome transfer student named Sam. Sunshine did an excellent version of Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” with Rachel, who was totally threatened by her and ended up giving her fake directions to the audition. She ended up getting poached by their rival glee club, Vocal Adrenaline. Sam performed “I Want to Be a Billionaire” with the other guys but ultimately chickened out and didn’t make the audition. He ended up earning Finn’s position as quarterback on the football team.

Quinn Fabray is back after having her baby and is the new head cheerleader after she snitches on Santana for getting a boob job over the summer. Brittany is as much of a space cadet as ever. She’s about to really bring it for tonight’s episode, though.

We didn’t hear much from Emma (the psychologist), Terri (Will’s wife), Puck or Mercedes last week and I hope that changes with tonight’s episode. There are so many great characters on that show, and it looks like we’re about to get to know several more.





Here’s a preview clip out of Australia:

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  1. guesty says:

    thxs for the reminder…

  2. Samigirl says:

    I am SO excited!

  3. Dorothy#1 says:

    Holy Cow! I can’t wait!!!

  4. Katie says:

    I’m one of those people who thinks Glee is not nearly as good as it gets credit for but is still fun popcorn television. Personally, adding new people worries me. We have enough already. I’m excited for the Brit ep tonight although I read they are doing a second Brit ep this year and that seems like overkill.

  5. Harmony says:

    I’m so so so excited, have been all week lol. I agree, the opener was AMAZING & it wasn’t just the music but the humor and the plot, which I also think was struggling at the end of last season.

    Didja know brittany (the Glee character, not Spears) was a backup dancer for Beyonce & performed “Single Ladies” at some big awards show with her before she was famous? We never really got to see that much of her dancing chops, looks like we will now 🙂

  6. Ferguson. says:

    I’m so excited!! I love Glee and I love Britney, and I’m sure this episode will be one of the best episodes in the show!. At least it sure looks like it’s gonna be awesome.

    @Harmony Yeah, I KNOW! She’s an amazing dancer, this is her time to shine!!

  7. mln says:

    I can’t get into Glee and no I am not an anti-musical person but the show is just a bit gimmicky for me.

  8. Obvious says:


    where have you been? She dances background in almost every number-even ones where her character shouldn’t be there. Watch closely.

    Notice she isn’t in the pilot? they brought her in to teach the Single Ladies dance, and liked her so much they wrote her a character.

    I <3 her.

  9. Marianne says:

    I love Glee, but I agree with all these tribute episodes and guest stars…it does seem like overkill

  10. Abby says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I can’t wait. 🙂 I’m more excited about this than the Lady Gaga one, for sure. 🙂

  11. Karen says:

    I love love LOVE Heather Morris. I can spend oodles of time viewing the Brittany-isms on YouTube and not get sick of her. She looks incredible in those promos and I can’t wait to see her featured more promimently in this episode! I’m totally girl crushing but it’s remarkable how “simple” she looks while outfitted as her Glee character then to view one of her stints dancing for Beyonce and my eyes are on Heather the whole time. I can’t wait for this episode!

  12. Kate says:

    Glee is my guilty pleasure! I can’t say I like Rachel’s character anymore though. Leah is to much of a bitch in real transfers over to her character. Rachel doesn’t seem like a fun parody anymore. Plus, she looks unhealthy. Too skinny.

  13. Bodhi says:

    So who is watching Miss Head Cheerleader baby while she is cheering away? And I assume all the preggo poundage just vanished!

  14. Julie says:

    Just a tiny correction here, Britney’s dance with the snake around her neck was when she performed Slave 4 U at MTV VMAs in 2001. In the actual video of the song, there’s no snake.

    Sorry, but I’m a huge Brit Brit fan. lol

  15. Rachel says:

    I’m so excited to finally see Heather Morris featured in an episode!

    @ Bodhi – they put the baby up for adoption. Rachel’s biological mother adopted her.

  16. Jover says:

    I agree Marianne these tribute eps are too gimmicky; it’s as though the writers don’t have enough confidence in the plot or characters to carry an episode. And please Brit, a lipsynching no talent manufactured pop tart; why not get a real singer Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Idina Menzel, etc. They’re going for mass appeal and ratings and getting away from the music. Although i like Glee, I don’t think it will have a long run if it continues this course. They need to be more creative and quirky in their musical choices – no more rapping and no Journey.

  17. Jeri says:

    It’s a good show. Some people think it has to conform to their expectations & complain when it doesn’t.

    I’d rather be surprised, most the times it’s a good surprise & sometimes it doesn’t work. But at least they try.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I agree Katie. I like the show, it’s fun and enjoyable to watch and the music is great, but it’s weak when it comes to plot lines and just general logic. I try not to let it bother me, but for example there have been SO many episodes about the club being broke…yet they always have new matching costumes for every performance, even last week just in the school yard! And don’t get me started on the adoption and fake pregnancy stuff from last season.
    I don’t care for the tribute episodes as much either, they try to mush a plot around a particular singer, and it doesn’t really work. But the musical numbers are fun to watch.

    I am looking forward to Heather Morris getting more screen time, she’s very funny and yes, she is a great dancer.

  19. LolaBella says:

    @Jover: A Tina Turner tribute would be awesome! I can just imagine Kurt belting out ‘Private Dancer’.

    I was late joining the Glee Party, but I got caught up on Hulu one night and then continued watching the second half of last season and now I’m hooked.

    My fear is that this show is going to implode under its own hype, stunt casting (Gwenyth Paltrow, WTF?), guest stars who are friends of Ryan Murphy and cast bloat.

    I’m totally looking forward to the Brit ep tonight.

    I just have one request Mr. Schu:


  20. kelbear says:

    Can’t Wait! Wish it didn’t come on the same time as One Tree Hill because both those shows are a can’t miss for me.

  21. Ashley says:

    Did you know that the cute girl who played Sunshine Corazon in the first episode is actually a HUGE Filipino actress and singer named Charice?

    She was discovered by Ellen and then went on Oprah and now she’s a big deal.

  22. trish says:

    I used to like Glee but over time, the cast bursts into song about 6 times an episode. Two songs were alright. Just overkill now. I’d like to know how everybody else feels about that much singing.
    Too little or too much. Thanks everybody.

  23. Rachel says:

    I like all the singing. That’s what draws me into the show. I always thought it was supposed to be a musical TV show, using the music to tell the story. Like any musical you’d see on Broadway. Personally, I don’t like the episodes where they have fewer musical numbers.

  24. Keen says:

    I, for one, am glad that that Sam character didn’t join glee club. I literally could not stop looking at his giant lips and mouth. It was so distracting!

  25. allison says:

    “Leah is to much of a bitch in real transfers over to her character. Rachel doesn’t seem like a fun parody anymore.” – I agree. it used to be a perfect parody, now i just think thats who she really is :/

    And @obvious of course I noticed her in the single ladies dance and parts of the ensemble, but we never saw her with such a big part as this before…

  26. PsychicEyes says:

    My interest was peaked… so I watched some different clips on the internet and I have to say Glee is really creative and funny.

    Sigh, I wish I can be a teenager once again…Go Glee, Go!!!

  27. saywat says:

    The way that girl Rachel sings (lower lip keeps hanging and pouting) is so damn annoying and distracting. I think Britney is absolutely hilarious with her stupidity lol.