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Who Is Wallis Simpson? Namedrops and Pop Culture References From Glee’s “A Night of Neglect”

Namedrops abound on Glee. More often than not, a famous person's name is used as an insult to take someone down a peg or two — and that's something we totally support! To help you keep it all straight, we've compiled a list of the names and pop culture references deemed important enough to be dropped by Glee characters in “A Night of Neglect.” Did you catch them all?

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Artie (Kevin McHale): Brittany was the only person we could find on short notice; we bribed her with Dots.

Rod Remington: In 1970...
Sunshine (Charice): The Bola cyclone.

Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz): With gas and motels — if we only eat Funyuns — $250.

Sue (Jane Lynch): My code name will be General Zod.

Tina: I’m totally doing Lykke Li. She’s Bjork meets Florence + The Machine, and a promising new talent.

Mike (Harry Shum Jr.): Mike Chang Dance Dance Revolution — I’m tired of my dancing being overshadowed by all of you guys singing.

Mercedes (Amber Riley): You’re forgetting about the most neglected artist this glee club’s ever seen: Aretha Franklin.

Mercedes: See, I auditioned for this club singing “Respect,” and she’s gotten none since, so I’m doing Aretha.

Rachel (Lea Michele): Those songs are great appetizers to my main course: Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.”

Sunshine: I heard about your benefit concert on Facebook, and I wanted to perform.

Sunshine: I have 600 Twitter followers — I can get all of them to come.

Sunshine: I would like to sing the perfect song about neglect: “All By Myself.”

Lauren (Ashley Fink) [about not having trouble getting respect]: Neither does Aretha, or J.Lo, or Mariah.

Mercedes: A.) I need a bowl of green M&M’s, and by bowl, I mean large bowl — really, a small barrel.

Holly (Gwyneth Paltrow): Hello, class. I am the world’s most famous and stylish divorcee, Wallis Simpson. I was married a bunch of times, and then I fell in love with Edward VIII and made him abdicate the throne.

Holly: [As Wallis Simpson] Others said I was a Nazi sympathizer; that was true! Boy, did I think Hitler showed promise. [Bell rings.] Tomorrow, we’re going to do Catherine the Great and her pet stallion Fred, so come early!

Dustin Goolsby (Cheyenne Jackson): Once, I saw [Will] try to pick up a Big Mac — he couldn’t do it. He had to eat it layer by layer.

Lauren: Oh, did you not see Celine’s wedding?
Mercedes: Carried in.
Lauren: Cher’s comeback tour.
Mercedes: Carried in.
Lauren: Gaga at the Grammys.
Mercedes: Carried the hell in.

Sam (Chord Overstreet): And now, please enjoy the dance stylings of Mr. Mike Chang as he busts some moves to Jack Johnson’s “Bubble Toes.”

Azimio: You know, my posts on NCIS and CSI: Miami chatrooms are legendary.

Becky: I am “The Beckster” on the Entertainment Weekly chatrooms.

Jacob (Josh Sussman): And my “Curly Hair in Cairo” Twitter account helped bring down Mubarak.

Holly: I spent three years sending hate mail to Debbie Gibson until she wrote me back and said the stress from my letters was giving her alopecia.

Azimio: Nah, I think I’m just gonna go home — probably do a new post about how handsome Mark Harmon is.

04.21.2011 / 11:50 PM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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