'Glee': Pianist's facial expressions serve as metaphor for general viewing experience
I feel like “Mattress” was the Nameless Glee Pianist‘s breakout episode. (UPDATE: His name is Brad. Thanks, meg and Shannon!) Never mind that he does not speak. All he needs to do is smile. Like a LOT. And willingly receive a gentle caress from a high school girl with inseam issues. After paying way too much attention to him in this scene, I realized that his facial expressions perfectly mimicked my own experience, as a viewer who now fully embraces the insanity of the show, of the Five Stages of Gleef.
1. “I’m too old for this.”
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Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, and high school anxiety star in Fox's campy musical.