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Who Is Marvelous Marvin? Namedrops and Pop Culture References From Glee’s “Prom Queen”

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 “Prom Queen.” Did you catch them all?

Who Is Marvelous Marvin? Namedrops and Pop Culture References From Glee’s “Prom Queen”
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Sue (Jane Lynch): As a going-away present, here’s a spray bottle of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

Figgins (Iqbal Theba): Junior prom is in one week, and my favorite band canceled.
Schue (Matthew Morrison): What band?
Figgins: Air Supply, William!

Sue: And I would appreciate it if you would not reprise any of the following songs. Number 1, “Run Joey Run.”

Sue: Number 2, the ingenious mash-up of “Crazy in Love” and “Hair.”

Lauren (Ashley Fink): I’ve been to Ann Taylor LOFT, Filene’s Basement, and, like, six Forever 21s, and I cannot find a dress that fits.

Santana (Naya Rivera): Prom is like our Oscars.

Brittany (Heather Morris): Why did we decide to include Kurt [Chris Colfer]?
Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz): Because getting a look past him is like getting a thumbs-up from Joan and Melissa Rivers.

Santana: So Kurt, I think you need a full security detail, which the Bullywhips and I would be more than happy to provide you with — you know, like the Hells Angels when The Rolling Stones performed at Altamont Speedway.

Santana: I’ll be like the law-and-order Eva Peron candidate. Grimace and Stretch Marks won’t stand a chance.

Puck (Mark Salling): So, since you don’t have a date to the prom now, I was hoping you could help me out with Operation Punch and Judy.

Karofsky (Max Adler): Sorry — no burning Liberace mannequins. Over.

Burt (Mike O’Malley): I wore a powder blue tux with a ruffled shirt and a big velour bow tie. I looked like Tony Orlando.

Kurt: My ensemble is an homage to the recent royal wedding and the late Alexander McQueen.

Finn (Cory Monteith): Dude, that rocks! It’s like gay Braveheart.

Sam (Chord Overstreet): Seriously, though, Jesse — what do you think of the bolo tie? Pretty cool, right? Saw Springsteen on the cover of Tunnel of Love album wearing it.

Jesse (Jonathan Groff): I couldn’t even get a job as one of the singing waiters at Johnny Rockets.

Jesse: Quinn, you look stunning — the ghost of Grace Kelly.

Puck: Tora! Tora! Tora! It’s go time.

Santana: As soon as we get to New York, I’m bailing to live in a lesbian colony... or Tribeca.

Sue: You are the worst POW ever! John McCain is rolling over in his grave.

Jesse: [to Finn] This isn’t your girlfriend, so beat it, MJ.

Sue: Prom is over for you, Sugar Ray. You, too, Marvelous Marvin.

Kurt: Eat your heart out, Kate Middleton.

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05.13.2011 / 12:20 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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