It’s time to vote for the choice that best represents you! No, we’re not talking about the upcoming presidential election (though that’s important, too. Darren Criss (Blaine) says so.) Nope, we’re talking about choosing which of Glee’s two Britney Spears tribute episodes you liked the best! To help you rock this vote, we’ve analyzed five categories to determine whether Season 2’s “Britney/Brittany” or last week’s “Britney 2.0” is tops.
So let us know in the poll if you agree — but if you don’t agree, please don’t hold it against us.
1. Which episode had better song performances?
Tough call. We love so many from this year’s offering, like “3,” but we slightly preferred Rachel’s sexy performance of a song with ellipses in the title from last time (“...Baby One More Time”) to the one from this time (“Oops!... I Did It Again”). And nothing this time around can hold a candle to last time’s Bob Fosse-esque “Toxic.” Plus, while we’re at it, the new tribute could have used some snakes, a la last time’s “I’m a Slave 4 U.” (When in doubt, always add snakes.)
2. Which had better storylines?
Both episodes had Brittany (Heather Morris) at the forefront, but each displayed a very different tone. This year’s very relatable storylines involved Brittany feeling alone and frustrated, Rachel (Lea Michele) coping without Finn (Cory Monteith), and Marley (Melissa Benoist) falling for Jake (Jacob Artist). Compare that to the over-the-top ridiculousness last time, in which we got Artie (Kevin McHale) playing football, Sue (Jane Lynch) interrogating a naked Jacob (Josh Sussman), Rachel asking Quinn (Dianna Agron) to seduce Finn, and dentist chair-fueled hallucinations galore. But at least the first tribute episode taught an important lesson: Dr. Pepper is not a real doctor.
Advantage: “Britney 2.0”
3. Which episode was funnier?
Sure, Season 2’s tribute had more than its share of chuckles, especially with lines like the one where Sue tells Schue (Matthew Morrison) that he wears more vests than the cast of Blossom. (So true.) But Season 4’s had us rolling in the aisles from the very beginning, with Brittany’s misguided attempt at voiceover, or her thrift-shop getup, or her picture of Happyville. Heck, any episode with Lord Tubbington channeling his inner Fonz is gonna pretty tough to beat when it comes to laughs.
Advantage: “Britney 2.0”
4. Which had better celebrity guest stars?
This category is the easiest to call. Like, it’s hard to compete with the Britney Spears tribute episode that actually features Britney Spears, right? And then there was John Stamos as Dr. Carl, who ratcheted up the handsomeness quotient by several notches. Compare that to Kate Hudson, who made a perfectly fine but not spectacular appearance this year.
5. Which one had the better duet?
We loved Jake and Marley’s duet on “Crazy”/“U Drive Me Crazy” — that is, until the dude had to go ruin things with Kitty (Becca Tobin). But even if he hadn’t, it would still have been tough for the fledgling couple to top the smokin’ hot Brittana duet on “Me Against the Music.” We start to perspire just by thinking of those two writhing around on opposite sides of that wall.
AND THE WINNER IS: “Britney/Brittany”!
Both episodes were amazing, but the first tribute was a tad “stronger” in a few key categories, especially in the Brittana-hotness category. We just hope Lord Tubbington doesn’t send his gang out to rough us up for not giving his episode the win.