Ryan Murphy and the Cast of ‘Glee’ Pour Cheez Whiz all Over Patrick Swayze’s Grave

Glee pottery sceneRyan Murphy has done some great things in his life.

I could make a case for Nip/Tuck and the first season of American Horror Story, but he’s also busted out some ultra steamy broccoli turds like Eat Pray Love.

I pity anyone who’s still holding onto the memory of Glee being a well-written show about misfits who occasionally burst into song.

Sometime after the second season, Murphy decided to focus less on the pithy dialogue, and give everyone’s all-time favorite character Sue Sylvester LESS screen time in favor of MORE singing.

Of the many reachy attempts to appeal to the audience (e.g. covering every popular song on the radio including viral hits like Psy’s highly unsingable “Gangnam Style”), the reenactment of the pottery scene from Ghost has to be the worst. 

In episode 15 of season 4, “Girls (And Boys) On Film,” the New Directions pilfer songs from iconic movies like Top Gun, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Say Anything and the romantic 1990 classic starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.
Ghost pottery sceneMarley and Jake
There was something erotic about Swayze copping a sly feel at the wheel while “Unchained Melody” played in the background. When done on Glee, with last-ditch, more humble Rachel and Puck replacements Marley and Jake, it looks like a spoof of “Dick in a Box.”

It doesn’t help that she keeps picturing another man (Finn’s stand-in) while she fondles imitation Swayze’s clay donut. This is the equivalent of Demi fantasizing about the mugger who killed her boyfriend. Or Ashton Kutcher, who would have been 12 at the time.

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