Lights, camera, action! Glee is celebrating its 500th musical performance with some very familiar cinematic moments.
Mr. Schuester might have been left at the altar, but he’s not letting that get him down. Instead he’s trying to win her back using some of the most romantic songs from the big screen. In hopes to get a little inspiration he even asks every member of the New Directions to sing their favorite movie songs.
The teacher gets into the mix too performing Fred Astaire’s “You’re All The World To Me,” complete with the famous ceiling dance that appeared in 1951’s Royal Wedding.
Looking dapper with his slicked back hair, he tries to entice his runaway bride back to him in the black and white clip. Emma even joins him, dancing together side by side on all four sides of the room.
The guys show their love for Tom Cruise with a mash-up of “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins from Top Gun and Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” complete with the classic Risky Business pants-less slide.
The girls on the other hand are honoring two of the world’s most famous blondes: Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. For “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” Marley, Unique and the rest of the ladies don those unforgettable hot pink gowns and lots of bling just like Marilyn in Gentleman Prefer Blondes, but channel Nicole Kidman’s Satine in Moulin Rouge for a Baz Luhrmann-inspired performance that includes Madge’s “Material Girl.”
Kurt and Blaine also honor Moulin Rouge with their “Come What May” duet that is bound to leave us all reaching for the tissues.
Jake also pulls at our heartstrings with his rendition of “Unchained Melody” from Ghost. We’ll have to wait and see though if he brings out the clay for a little pottery session with Marley.
The guys luckily pick up the pace for Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose” from the 1984 movie. Luckily, dancing hasn’t been banned in Lima, Ohio so they’re allowed to show off all their best moves.
Mr. Schuester tries his hand at another movie classic, Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” enlisting the entire glee club to help with the mostly a cappella version. We really hope he remembered to bring along his boombox, Lloyd Dobler-style.
While all the songs in the episode set the mood, it’s “Shout” by the Isley Brother that earns the honor of being the show’s 500th musical performance. Blaine and the boys of New Directions sing the hit, which appeared in the 1978 comedy Animal House.
It’s also the perfect song to be played at a special occasion. Hint, hint.
Watch this week’s episode of Glee at a special time, 9:30 pm EST, on Fox.