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Glee: Guilty Pleasures

The members of New Directions tackle their musical indulgences - the songs and groups that everyone is too embarrassed to admit that they love

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x17
Airdate: Thursday March 21st, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Mar 21, 2013
AU (Eleven) Apr 16, 2013
UK (sky 1) May 05, 2013
IE (3e) Aug 18, 2013


Guest Stars
Alex NewellAlex Newell
As Wade Adams
Becca TobinBecca Tobin
As Kitty
Blake JennerBlake Jenner
As Ryder Lynn
Dean GeyerDean Geyer
As Brody Weston
Jacob ArtistJacob Artist
As Jake Puckerman
Melissa BenoistMelissa Benoist
As Marley Rose
Main Cast
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
Naya RiveraNaya Rivera
As Santana Lopez
Darren CrissDarren Criss
As Blaine Anderson
Chord OverstreetChord Overstreet
As Sam Evans


The episode begins with Blaine giving Sam $50. Sam wonders what is going on. Blaine tells him that he knows that his family is struggling and that he wants to help. He tells Sam that he had seen him stealing pasta from the cafeteria. Sam takes him to a room and admits that he has been stealing pasta, but that was not for hunger; it was for art. He then shows Blaine his macaroni portraits and tells him that this is one of his guilty pleasures. Sam tells him that everyone likes something that he or she is ashamed of sharing with the world. Blaine tells him that he likes the band “Wham”. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ABBAMamma Mia 
Barry ManilowCopacabana 
Bobby BrownMy Perogative 
Phil CollinsAgainst All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) 
Spice GirlsWannabe 
Wham!Wake Me Up Before You Go Go 

Episode Quotes
Jake: "Look I get that Chris Brown is a douchebag."

Unique: "I don't think douchebag is a strong enough word to describe Chris Brown."

Tina: "He brutally beat up his girlfriend."

Episode Goofs
The handwriting on the blackboard saying "Guilty Pleasures" changes several times throughout the episode.

Cultural References
Britanny references the Bring It On franchise, which was multiple movies based on cheerleaders and their competition against rival squads. They were notorious for being cheesy and over the top, but were all very popular.

Chris Brown is referenced in his infamous fight with former girlfriend star Rihanna, where he allegedly beat her.

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