So after all the gossip about there finally being a Britney Spears episode of Glee, last night the show finally aired the dreaded (or much anticipated) episode. During a dental nightmare, Brittany S. Pierce does her version of "I'm a slave 4 U". This is where the episode went south for us. When Brittany, with friend in tow return to the dentist, one of the girls doesn't have any problems, yet she still requests to be put under. The dentist puts her under, even though she doesn't need any work to satisfy her nitrous curiosity. Later, Mr. Schuester is told by his competition/friend,Â "You got to get ridiculous bro. You got to just start doing things that feel good for no reason."
Maybe we are behind in the times, being that we are products of the 80's and now the parents instead of the teenagers, but aren't there enough drug references in today's entertainment? Its not enough as parents, we have to attempt not to somehow not become grandparents before our kids are grown, but now this?
Rachel asks after her dental "trip", "Is this real life?" For many younger kids, the show may seem to be such. When Artie says "Britney Spears plus nitrous gave me an idea.", the message it seemed to send is that if you really want to have a good fantasy, drugs will do it for you and in the process improve your life and popularity. In terms of role models, Britney Spears wouldn't be our first choice, but at least she isn't Lindsay Lohan. The problem is the show's message seemed to make the Glee cast more like today's Lindsay Lohan than today's Britney Spears.
The actors on this show are wonderfully talented without drugs, but this really didn't speak to us positively as the parents of young teens. Maybe old age is finally creeping in. Where is that jar of candy Carl Howard DDS. had? We think we may need to loosen up. On second thought, it's taken us this long to grow up, so we will just stick with being the old people we survived our teenage years to become.
Didn't see the episode? Watch it below and judge for yourself.
source - hulu via Popeater.com