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Glee TV Show Facts

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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 - March 20, 2015 - 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

The cast of GleeThe cast of GleeCourtesy of FOX

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

Courtesy of FOX

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.”​

Courtesy of FOX

 

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