By Darren Franich
May 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Am I the only one who sometimes forgets that Glee is a high school show? Maybe it’s because of all the adult characters, or maybe it’s because the show sometimes takes place in a musical fantasy world, but Glee doesn’t seem to have much in common with high school shows like 90210 or Gossip Girl. Of course, everybody on Glee looks pretty normal, unlike the model-pretty stars of, let’s see, EVERY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SHOW EVER. (Except My So-Called Life. And Freaks and Geeks. And that Canadian show…) SPOILERS ABOUND after the jump!

Tonight’s episode was a great outing for the supporting cast. Puck lost his mojo-mohawk and had to romance Mercedes in order to regain his authority over the hoopleheads. Kurt, realizing that he’d never kissed a boy or a girl, decided to give the whole hetero thing a try. (To Kurt, “hetero” means Mellencamp and making out with Brittany.)

The standout tune was a brilliant rendition of “The Boy is Mine,” with Santana playing Monica and Mercedes playing Brandy. (Or was it the other way around?) I also enjoyed Finn’s rendition of “Jessie’s Girl,” although I was a bit confused by Schuester’s reaction to the song. I mean, it seemed like he was loving it, even though the song was basically Finn’s way of screaming “Rachel! Rachel! I just wanna do you!”

Actually, come to think of it, all Schuester did this week was coach the club. No baby drama, no relationship drama…and I’d say this was still a pretty strong episode. Deep thought time: is Glee better when it’s just about the kids?

What’d you think, Glee fans? Which song was your fave? Did you dig Puck’s black-jewish homage to Sammy Davis Junior? Were you amused or frightened by Hetero Kurt? And let’s all congratulate Brittany on having a perfect make-out record! (Even with the nerds?) Check back in the morning for my full blow-by-blow, kiss-by-kiss recap! [UPDATE: Here it is!]

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Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, and high school anxiety star in Fox’s campy musical.
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  • 05/19/09
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