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 Season 3, Episode 11: “Michael.” Did you catch them all?
Blaine: The world tour of the Cirque du Soleil tribute show to Michael Jackson, Immortal, is coming to Columbus in June.
Kurt: Rachel, he was best friends with Liza Minnelli and Liz Taylor.
Rachel: All I’m saying is, I haven’t connected with him the way I have with Barbra or either of the Stephens: Sondheim, Schwartz.
Artie: In 1983, MTV said they wouldn’t air his “Billie Jean” video. What’d he do? He fought back. They aired it, and the Thriller album sold an additional ten million copies.
Santana [to Kurt]: You know what, Prancy Smurf?
Santana: I respect that — I wanna go to a college that isn’t a FEMA trailer in a prison yard, so let’s take the high road.
Kurt [reading]: “Miss Jolie says that after a dramatic directorial debut, she expects her second feature to have far more honey than blood.”
Finn: And I brought you a couple of eye-patch-featuring flicks from my collection. I got, uh, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Valkyrie, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Rachel: Yeah, and there are tons of legendary performers who've only had one eye: Sammy Davis, Jr., Columbo.
Finn: And Stevie Wonder, he did pretty good with no eyes at all.
Santana [to Sebastian]: Hey, Andrew McCarthy.
Santana: You may look like the villain out of a cheesy '80s high school movie, but you should know that I am fully prepared to go all Danny LaRusso on your ass.
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