Logic Fails in Glee Season 5, Episode 5: “The End of Twerk”
Okay, so an episode of a TV show that’s all about a teacher encouraging his students to twerk — which happened in last week’s GleeSeason 5 Episode 5: “The End of Twerk” — is not one that’s aiming for realism. Still, there were just too many logic fails this week for us to ignore. Here are our top five — and let us know in the comments if we missed any!
Kurt’s tattoo artist doesn’t ask about the typo
We suppose we can get onboard with the fact that Kurt (Chris Colfer) somehow found a tattoo artist with a heart of gold who can’t wait to dispense life lessons. Okay, whatever. But why would the tattoo artist not have first proofread Kurt’s tattoo print-out, especially since the artist himself has had to live with a botched tattoo of his own? If you ask us, this plot twist was not incredible.
Schue dances with the kids during “Blurred Lines”? No, thank you.
Schue has certainly made some questionable decisions throughout his career — like choosing Rocky Horror for the school to perform — but we have to think he would know better than to get his twerk on with his students during “Blurred Lines.” Kudos to Sue for having the good sense to call Schue out on the not-exactly-feminist nature of the song and this performance.
There are elements of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” video that we’re glad Marley didn’t recreate, namely the sledgehammer-licking moment. Gross. But frankly, the one thing people remember about the original video is that Miley is naked, so it’s hard to pay homage to the song without that major detail. Not that we’re encouraging high school kids to get naked, mind you...
Schue throws a tantrum — for the first time ever
Glee is not always known for its most consistent characterizations. Still, Schue losing his cool and throwing a Sue-style tantrum was not only out-of-character but made absolutely no sense. And are we really supposed to be worried when someone at McKinley is threatened with losing their job, considering jobs at this school are lost and restored on an almost weekly basis? There’s no doubt that the ridiculous, book-tossing scene was fun to watch. It just didn’t make sense at all for his character.
Nobody would have been fooled by Rachel’s wig. Nobody.
We’re not trying to rain on Rachel’s parade for trying to switch up her look in the most non-committal way possible. However, we find it quite dubious that a theatre director — who clearly would have seen his share of wigs over the years — would be duped by Rachel’s clearly phony coif. Talk about harebrained.