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Glee: Naked

The glee club puts together a calendar photo shoot to raise money as they head into Regionals. Meanwhile, Rachel wins a part in a student art film, but the role poses a moral dilemma.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x12
Airdate: Thursday January 31st, 2013

Director: Ian Brennan
Writer: Ryan Murphy

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Feb 27, 2013
UK (sky 1) Mar 31, 2013


Guest Stars
Alex NewellAlex Newell
As Wade Adams
Ashley FinkAshley Fink
As Lauren Zizes
Becca TobinBecca Tobin
As Kitty
Blake JennerBlake Jenner
As Ryder Lynn
Damian McGintyDamian McGinty
As Rory Flanagan
Dean GeyerDean Geyer
As Brody Weston
Dot JonesDot Jones
As Coach Beiste
Iqbal ThebaIqbal Theba
As Principal Figgins
Jacob ArtistJacob Artist
As Jake Puckerman
Lauren Potter (2)Lauren Potter (2)
As Becky Jackson
Melissa BenoistMelissa Benoist
As Marley Rose
Samuel LarsenSamuel Larsen
As Joe Hart
Vanessa LengiesVanessa Lengies
As Sugar Motta
Main Cast
Jane LynchJane Lynch
As Sue Sylvester
Lea MicheleLea Michele
As Rachel Berry
Chris ColferChris Colfer
As Kurt Hummel
Jenna UshkowitzJenna Ushkowitz
As Tina Cohen-Chang
Kevin McHaleKevin McHale
As Artie Abrams
Darren CrissDarren Criss
As Blaine Anderson
Chord OverstreetChord Overstreet
As Sam Evans
Heather MorrisHeather Morris
As Brittany Pierce
Cory MonteithCory Monteith
As Finn Hudson


The episode begins with the breaking news that Hunter Clarington of the Warblers has been busted for taking performance enhancers and so now McKinley High is declared as the new Sectional Champions. This qualifies them for the Regional’s. Finn tells the group that they need to raise money for the bus to get to the Regional’s. Tina has a brilliant idea; the guys should pose for a calendar which can be put out for sale to raise the money. There are six guys and each can choose two months and work out the theme. Friggins tells Sam and Brittany that they have scored the lowest and highest SAT scores respectively ever recorded in McKinley high. ..

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Episode Notes
Regionals are to take place in Indianapolis, this is where Ryan Murphy was born and raised.

The idea for the McKinley calendar has been around since Season One.

When this episode was aired in Australia, they cut Sam's line where he talks about selling his semen.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Christina PerriA Thousand YearsMarley deciding not to tell Jake she loves him
GleeTrouty MouthSantana sings a clip in the video to Sam
A Great Big WorldThis Is the New YearGlee Club celebrating their success
The J. Geils Band/NellyCenterfold/Hot In HerreSam directing the boys is how to look good
Natalie ImbrugliaTornRachel's decision to do the topless scene
Ne-YoLet Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)Jake coming to terms with his deeper feelings
Sara BareillesLove SongRachel decides to not do the topless scene

Episode Quotes
Sam: "If you want to make it in this world, you have to be special."

Blaine: "But you are special. Even without your body."

Kurt: "I don't get it. A year ago you were all plaid skirts and 'Do you think Finn likes me?' and now you're slutty Barbie asking misogynist Ken to move in with you, doing pornos. Whats happening to you?"

Episode Goofs
In the scene where Kurt, Rachel and Brody discuss the topless scene, there is a banana on the table. In one shot Rachel takes a bite, and in the next the banana is untouched.

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