Who Is Karl Malden? Namedrops and Pop Culture References From Glee’s “Born This Way”
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 “Born This Way.” Did you catch them all?
Schue: We’re gonna perform [Lady Gaga’s] anthem to acceptance: “Born This Way.”
Quinn (Dianna Agron): And as everybody snickers as they try to squeeze that tiara onto your head, somebody’s gonna spill pig’s blood on you or something like that, and you’ll become more of an outcast than you already are.
Santana: [to Karofsky] Maybe [you’ll] become a state senator or a deacon, and then get caught in the men’s room tapping your foot with some page.
Santana: [to Karofsky] It’s when a gay man and woman date each other to hide the fact that they’re gay — like the Roosevelts.