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 “Original Song.” Did you catch them all?
Blaine (Darren Criss): How did you manage to find a Burberry-esque canary cage cover?
Kurt (Chris Colfer): I feel like we’re Blaine and The Pips.
Kurt: Now I know today we need to practice doo-wopping behind Blaine while he sings every solo in the medley of P!nk songs, but I’d like to sing a song for Pavarotti today.
Sue (Jane Lynch): Now I met the drummer for My Chemical Romance at a drum circle, Daytona Beach, spring break, 1996 — we had a brief affair. And when I heard of your song choice for Regionals, well, I was compelled to notify the band about your long-running legal battle with PETA.
Sue: Well, well — if it isn’t Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Fake-Boobs.
Puck (Mark Salling): I know that when I sang “Fat Bottomed Girls” it might have hurt her feelings a little bit, but I think this makes up for it.
Blaine: “Candles” by Hey Monday.
Kurt: I’m impressed — you’re usually so Top 40.
Blaine: Watching you do “Blackbird” this week, that was a moment for me about you.
Mercedes (Amber Riley): [Singing “Hell to the No”] Tell me I should eat my Wheaties — you know what? Hell to the no.
Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison): Just think about it — what’s your favorite song of all time?
Brittany (Heather Morris): “My Headband.”
Santana (Naya Rivera): Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughtta Know.”
Puck: “What’s Going On” — Marvin Gaye.
Quinn (Dianna Agron): It’s like Groundhog Day with you, Rachel — how many times do you have to make the same mistake to realize it’s not gonna work out?
Sue: The drummer I slept with was that guy from Jimmy Eat World.
Announcer: Recent Tea Party candidate and home-schooler Tammy Jean Albertson.
Tammy Jean Albertson (Kathy Griffin): I Twittered that Obama is a terrorist.
Blaine: We do nursing-home shows all the time, and do you know how many Gaps there are in Ohio? Tons.
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