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 2: “I Am Unicorn.” Did you catch them all?
Teacher: Do you even know who the president is?
Schue: [to Mercedes] You told me once you were Beyonce.
Schue: Now, Ms. Pillsbury did such a good job helping me out with Rocky Horror last year that I knew she can handle the job.
Beiste: And I’m here to keep the football guys in line, and I’ve also talked them into playing the Jets.
Beiste: In college, I was in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. I played the forum.
Rachel: Barbra was 40 when she directed herself in Yentl, so it’s too soon.
Brittany: I hate you.
Kurt: It’s understated yet elegant, inspired of course by the classic Blackglama fur coat ads. Rumor has it that Judy Garland, down on her luck and thin as a baby bird, stole her Blackglama mink coat after her photo shoot — and it wasn’t even lined yet.
Blaine: [about his audition song] I’m still trying to decide between “Maria” and “Something’s Coming.”
Sue: [about Quinn] And now after a long day of snorting Splenda and cutting class, she kills the pain the only way she knows how: smoking corn starch.
Puck: And it turns out, Napoleon — not just a dessert. He was a real dude!
Artie: [about Beiste] She’s like my own private Jim Henson.
Kurt: I’ll be performing the seminal and in my case semi-autobiographical Broadway classic, “I Am the Greatest Star in the World,” from Funny Girl.
Puck: You look like a Real Housewife of Reno.
Artie: I’m a firm believer in color-blind, nontraditional casting. For instance, I hope to play Porgy one day.
Kurt: I’ve asked your obvious Maria-elect to do a cold reading with me — not from West Side Story but from the play it’s originally based on, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Sugar: [to Shelby] I need to catch up on My Strange Addiction episodes, and you kind of have this irritating nasally quality that I can only take so much of.
Shelby: I went with the Regis Philben tattoo and the Sinead O’Connor haircut.
Shelby: [to Quinn] That’s the real measure of motherhood: How much of yourself will you give up for them. King Solomon and all that.
Rachel: I’m gonna be in emotional DEFCON 1 until they post the audition results for the musical, which means I’m gonna be even more self-centered than usual. Just so you know.
Kurt: I made a list. These are the only musicals that I’m a shoo-in to play the lead role in — number one: Cage aux Folles; number two: Falsettos; number three: Miss Saigon as Miss Saigon.
Burt: [to Kurt] You’re gay. And you’re not like Rock Hudson gay — you’re really gay. You sing like Diana Ross, and you dress like you own a magic chocolate factory.
Kurt: I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but no one’s really looking for a Kurt Hummel-type to play opposite Kate Hudson in a rom-com.
Sue: [to Beiste, Schue, and Emma] Well, hello, She-Hulk, Weepy the Vest Clown, and little Miss Golden Marmoset.
Kurt: [to Brittany] We’ll give each other oatmeal facials, and we can watch Project Runway.
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