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Glee TV Show Facts

If you’re like us then you’re positively giddy for Glee! This musical comedy-drama TV series focuses on a high school show choir (which is also know as a glee club) at William McKinley High School in Ohio. The first episode of the show was broadcast on May 19, 2009 and the first season started airing on September 9,2009 - and we love it!


Main Cast


  • Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester: Spanish teacher and Glee Club director
  • Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester: Head coach of the cheerleading squad – the Cheerios
  • Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury: Guidance counselor (with a crush on Will)
  • Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri Schuester: Will’s wife
  • Lea Michele as Rachel Berry: Star of the Glee Club and teacher’s pet
  • Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson: Star quarterback
  • Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones: Fashion-conscious diva who refuses to sing backup
  • Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel: Bullied by the football team
  • Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams: Electric-guitar player who’s wheelchair-bound
  • Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina Cohen-Chang: Goth
  • Mark Salling as Noah “Puck Puckerman: Finn’s friend
  • Dianna Agron as Quinn Fabray: Finn’s girlfriend

Fun Facts


  • The pilot show averaged 9.619 million viewers
  • Other school clubs on the show are the Acafellas - an all-male singing group – and the Cheerios cheerleading squad
  • Actor Matthew Morrison was a member of a boy band called LMNT
  • The school counselor, Emma Pillsbury, is an extreme germaphobe
  • Actress Dianna Agron is a strict vegetarian and supports PETA
  • Actress Lea Michele was already nominated for a 2009 Teen Choice Award for TV Breakout Star: Female
  • Before getting his big acting break, Cory Montieth worked as a Wal-Mart greeter, taxi driver, telemarketer and construction worker
  • Before getting into acting, Chris Colfer worked as a cookie scooper at his high school and a dry cleaning clerk
  • When she was 17, Amber Riley tried out for American Idol but didn’t make the cut
  • Actor Kevin McHale has lots of nicknames: Kevy, KevKev, Kev and Special K
  • Kevin McHale was a member of a boy band called Not Like Them and has opened for the Pussycat Dolls
  • Actor Mark Salling just released a debut album with his band Jericho called Smoke Signals and also teaches guitar
  • Glee characters with Twitter accounts include Quinn Fabray and Sue Sylvester
  • iTune downloads of musical selections from Glee have now gone over the 1 million mark and almost every song from the show has entered the Top 200 upon release

Notable Quotes


  • Mercedes: “Why do we need to go all vanilla on this song? What we need is my chocolate thunder.”
  • Quinn: “Status is like currency. When your bank account is full, you can get away with doing just about anything. But right now, we’re, like, toxic assets.”
  • Finn: “I don’t think any one decision makes your life. Unless you invent some sort of zombie virus or something.”
  • Sue: “What kid is gonna choose glee club over football? It would be ridiculous.”

Video: Introducing The Cast Of Glee


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