Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast

Glee on the Rocks: an unofficial Glee podcast

an unofficial retrospective about Glee, the fandom, and its effects on all our lives every episode we break down the highs and lows of the writing, the music, and the cultural impact of a network TV show that only ran 6 seasons and ended 6 years ago Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/glee-on-the-rocks-podcast/support

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June 3, 2022 57 min

This is 4x08, "Thanksgiving."  Some of the Glee Club Alumni come home for the holidays and end up paired with the New Directions newbies to give them pre-Sectionals guidance. Meanwhile, Kurt and Rachel opt to stay in New York to avoid the heartbreak and drama of Lima, Ohio and host their own orphan's Thanksgiving, with a little help from Isabelle Wright and friends.  At Sectionals, the New Directions battle it out again...

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This is 4x07, "Dynamic Duets."  The Dalton Academy Warblers are back with a brand new leader and that leader is not even remotely bi-curious. They've also stolen the New Directions'  Nationals trophy in attempt to lure Blaine back to Dalton. Jake and Ryder continue to fight over Marley, who honestly has enough to deal with. Meanwhile, there is no New York in this episode.  Oh, and Lighthouse guy is in this episode.

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March 17, 2022 60 min

This is 4x06, "Glease." It's time for the McKinley High production of Grease! Unique is pulled out of musical by her parents, so Santana is called in to fill the role.  Sue and Kitty battle over who gets to be the most offensive character on the show this week, and Kurt and Rachel agonize over seeing their exes as they return to McKinley to support their friends.  Meanwhile, Mr. Schue finally lets the Glee club know abo...

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March 1, 2022 47 min

This is 4x05, "The Role You Were Born to Play." It's time for Grease auditions at McKinley. Marley and Kitty, and Jake and new-recruit Ryder Flynn compete for the coveted lead roles of Sandy and Danny.  Artie enlists Finn to co-direct the musical while Mike and Mercedes return to lend their expertise.  Meanwhile, Blaine scrapbooks his feelings.

This episode is sponsored by Zencastr, our favorite podcasting tool. We'...

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February 7, 2022 94 min

Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing miniseries, That's My Ship! Three Scream fans shed a few tears and discuss everything they love, and a couple of things they don’t, about the long-running comedy-horror-meta franchise and the new movie. But mostly Dewey and Gale. Mandy is joined by fellow super fans Lisa and Sophie to dig into the ships, the fandom, and their own experiences.

Oh, and SPOILERS. So many, many, many...

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February 6, 2022 54 min

Welcome to the third episode of our miniseries, That's My Ship!

Along with your regularly scheduled GoTR hosts, we're joined by friend of the pod, Alison, to take a deep dive into one of MTV's most iconic couples that (sadly) never was: Sterek from Teen Wolf.  From queerbaiting to pack dynamics to ABO, we discuss the joy and heartbreak of 147 pounds of skin and fragile bones meeting the world's most questionable Alp...

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February 6, 2022 68 min

Welcome to the second episode of our miniseries, That's My Ship! Join Mandy for an intro/primer to YouTubers Dan and Phil, collectively known as "Phan."  She answers Emily's questions about YouTube culture and Phan, and offers probably more ranting about the f(ph)andom than you really want to hear.

(And see if you can catch a littlebig easter egg in this episode.)

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February 6, 2022 49 min

Welcome to our miniseries That's My Ship! These episodes have previously been Patreon-exclusive content, but we've decided to release them widely because we want to. In this very random miniseries, we take 20 minutes to an hour to rant, rave, and explain our favorite ships across all fandoms.

In our first episode of That's My Ship! Emily reveals one of her her other major fandom loves: Supernatural and Destiel.  That...

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January 21, 2022 79 min

This is 4x04, "The Break Up."  This episode we're joined by certified Gleeks and hosts of The Gleek of the Week podcast, Allison and Andrew.

Things are not sunshine and roses (red or yellow) for the main couples on Glee.  Blaine is feeling left behind in Lima while Kurt is off building a new life in New York, Brittany and Santana struggle with the Glee-alities of a long distance relationship, and Rachel is growing close...

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December 8, 2021 53 min

This is 4x03 - "Makeover." Blaine is lonely in Lima without Kurt and opts to make the most of his senior year in McKinley by joining every club in sight...and deciding to run for class president against Brittany.  Over in New York, Kurt is nervous for his big interview at Vogue.com (but he's got his lucky hippo broach at hand) and Rachel gets a bit of a makeover.

This episode is sponsored by Zencastr, our favorite podca...

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November 12, 2021 52 min

This is 4x02 - "Britney 2.0." Brittany's back, baby! Actually she never left, she's still there roaming the hallways as a super senior.  In order to cheer Brit up, Mr. Schue sets an assignment for the New Directions to revisit the music of Britney Spears.  Over in the NYC timeline, Rachel attempts to prove to her dance instructor, Cassandra July, that she does in fact have sex appeal. Kurt applies for a very importa...

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This is 4x01 - "The New Rachel."  The new season begins with old friends and new faces, and a whole lot of storylines, as Glee attempts a soft reset. Back in good old McKinley High, the Glee Club is both competing amongst themselves over who will become the new Rachel (instead of just being equal players) and holding auditions for new members.  Over in New York, Rachel Berry clashes with her new dance teacher (guest star Ka...

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September 1, 2021 81 min

This is S3E22, "Goodbye."  Senior year for (some) of the New Directions is coming to an end and so is season 3 of Glee.  Rachel, Finn, and Kurt find out whether or not they've been accepted to college, Kurt and Blaine struggle with the path of their relationship, and everyone has to contemplate just what the future holds.

This episode is sponsored by Zencastr, our favorite podcasting tool. We've been fans of Zencast...

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July 30, 2021 56 min

This is S3E21, "Nationals." Nationals are here and naturally things aren't going 100% for The New Directions.  Mercedes falls ill just before the big day and last minute rehearsals turn chaotic. Rachel hopes for a second shot at NYADA and even Unique has doubts about her talents.

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July 13, 2021 68 min

This is S3E20, "Props."  As Nationals approaches, Tina is rightly feeling pushed aside and overlooked, despite being one of the original New Directions.  Rachel invites Carmen Tibideaux to Nationals to watch her perform in hopes of making up for her failed audition.  Meanwhile, Unique has become a sensation for Vocal Adrenaline.

We're joined this week by Sean T. Baldwin from the amazing and hilarious podcast Let's R...

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June 15, 2021 46 min

This is S3E19, "Prom-asaurus." It's time for another Glee prom! As graduation approaches,  it's up to Senior Class President Brittany to plan the best night ever for her pals and the school. Elsewhere, Blaine, Kurt, Rachel and others stage an Anti-Prom party in revolt.  Rachel vies for Prom Queen against Santana and Quinn.

Kevin McScale: .75 - for showing up in the episode and being the 4th lead in "What Makes Y...

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May 19, 2021 64 min

This is S3E18, "Choke."  It's time for Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel to audition for NYADA and things don't go exactly according to plan for either performer.  The Glee girls discover a tragic secret about Coach Beiste while the boys of The New Directions help Puck pass a test with a musical aide.

Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana.

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April 17, 2021 46 min

Surprise! We got OG host Mav back to discuss the marketing push around Darren Criss' new single, and no were not F*CKING AROUND!  Normally, this would be released as a Patreon-Exclusive episode, but we decided to release it wide as a taste of what our Patreon Subscribers get for being super amazing and supporting our podcast. Enjoy!

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Watch the F*ucking Around Lyric Video here.

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This is S3E17, "Dance With Somebody." The kids of McKinley celebrate the music of the legendary Whitney Houston with a second tribute episode in a row. Kurt and Blaine hit a rough patch in their relationship when Kurt meets someone at a record store.  Santana and Rachel find common ground while Quinn and Joe grow closer during Quinn's physical therapy.

Our wonderful sound engineer is Adriana.

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February 26, 2021 64 min

This is S3E16, "Saturday Night Glee-ver."  We've got another tribute episode on our hands as the Glee Club celebrates Disco and the John Travolta classic Saturday Night Fever.  Mr. Schue is worried that Finn, Mercedes, and Santana aren't sure what to do post-graduation; Mercedes and Kurt meet a student looking for advice.

Kevin McScale: .25 - Uhm, we think he was in this episode.
Klainedex: 4 - Basically for the dip...

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