We Never Stopped Believin … Glee Says Farewell

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Last Friday night, we said goodbye to the students and faculty of William McKinley High School in Lima Ohio. In `case you aren’t a Gleek” , it is the fictional high school where the Fox series “Glee” took place. It has definitely run its course and as a result, prime time television has embraced music as part of a series. We have “Glee” to thank for shows like “Nashville” and “Empire.” It has also helped those kids who once felt like outcasts because they weren’t jocks to realize they had talent too.  It helped kids realize that they could be themselves and be accepted. It taught people that everyone has a dream and no one can take that away from them.

 

principal figginsWill Shuster decides to leave teaching Spanish to take over the Glee club. He remembers Glee club as the best time of his life and can’t bear that other kids can’t have that great feeling.

GLEE, (clockwise, from top left): Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Lea MichelWe also meet the kids from “New Directions” Rachel, Tina, Artie, Mercedes, Kurt , and Finn . These kids captured our hearts with their tragedies and triumphs. They also gave us some of the best musical moments we downloaded onto our phones and ipods.

will find out his wife is lyingWill was married to another woman when the show started. Terri had decided that her husband wanted to teach rather than be a success, so she would lie to him and tell her that she was pregnant. She even tried to buy Quinn’s baby. But in time he found out and ended the marriage.

will falls in love with emmaThen he met a woman who believed in him. She was his cheerleader and his biggest supporter. Her name was Emma.

rachel finn triangle

in time the Glee kids found romance as well. Rachel and Finn fell in love and so did Blaine and Kurt as well

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santana declared her love for brittanyso did Santana and Brittany

burt hummel gets marriedKurt’s father , Burt also finds love and Finn and Kurt become brothers when he married Finn’s mother

nationalsIt was a great day when New Directions finally won Nationals

sue and will gleeBut Will had one enemy the whole time he was at McKinley … and that was Sue the cheerleading coach who saw Glee Club as a bunch of losers

Many famous guest stars have been on “Glee”

kate hudson on gleeKate Hudson played Rachel’s dance instructor at NYADA , Cassandra July. She ended up her biggest supporter when she got the part of Fanny Brice in season 4

patty luponeBroadway legend Patty LuPone met future diva “Rachel’ in Sardis in Season 2

rachel and her father'sJeff Goldblum of Jurassic Park” and Brian Stokes Mitchell of Broadway fame play Rachel’s dads.

tim stansfieldBarry Bostwick was in the original production of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and most recently he appeared on “Scandal” as Fitz’s Dad . In Season 2, he plays a television executive who wants the kids to perform .

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Carol Burnett and Jane Lynch both played the role of Miss Hannigan in “Annie” On the show, she played Sue’s mother in Season Two.

glee-neil-patrick-harris-new-directions-500“How I Met Your Mother’s ” own Neil Patrick Harris also made a visit to McKinley in “Dream On.’ He was directed by his own pal Josh Whedon from “Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog” . Whedon has also created “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly”

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Brittany Meets Brittany in this fun episode featuring the music of Brittany Spears.

kurt and sjpKurt works as an intern at Vogue and his boss is the fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker in Season 4.

gloria estefanGloria Estefan as Santana’s mother talks to her about her future in Season 3 and then returns for her wedding to Brittany in Season 6.

the quarterbackOn October 10, 2013 the show paid a fond farewell to Finn Hudson. Earlier in the summer, Cory Monteith passed away in the prime of his life and the show felt that a tribute show would allow fans to grieve along with the young cast. It was doubly sad because Monteith and Lea Michele had made plans to get married that fall.

glee wil gets marriedWill and Emma got married finally in Season 4

beatles proposalBlaine proposes to Kurt with a Beatles proposal in the Season Five opener

rachel on broadwayRachel realizes her dream and opens on Broadway in “Funny Girl” as Fanny Brice in Season 5

sue in vogue“Glee ” has done many songs and paid tribute to a lot of artists in its run. This is one of my favorites. It’s Sue in a spoof of “Vogue” in “The Power of Madonna”

blaine santana weddingPart of the final season included a double wedding. Santana and Brittany had originally planned to get married, but everyone knew that Kurt and Blaine belonged together too. Both couples were married in the biggest gay wedding of the season.

finaleEveryone gathers in the finale which started out as a flashback episode to when everyone met. The second hour leaped five years into the future when McKinley became an arts high school and everyone had moved ahead. The last scene showed the kids and faculty gathering together for one last song.

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