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S3-E11 Michael

S3-E11 Michael



An episode entirely of songs by Michael Jackson. Whether it’s a useful tribute is arguable: Glee always tries to pour the essence of what an artist stood for into its themed episodes, but when Mr Schuester tells his pupils that the topic is “What would Michael Jackson do?”, you wonder if they should just randomly sing some of his tunes instead.

That’s mostly what they do, startin’ with Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ and ending with a version of Ben that will make you hoot and spew at the same time. The best bits are at the extremes: a lithe Smooth Criminal backed only by cellos, and a fantasy sequence in which Artie leaves his wheelchair and dances for a furious but quite funny version of Scream.


New Directions go head to head with the Dalton Warblers, who are led by devious new leader Sebastian, for the right to sing Michael Jackson material at the regionals, but the contest ends in misery for Blaine when their rivals decide to play dirty. Meanwhile, Mercedes and Sam's unresolved feelings get the better of them during a performance of Human Nature, and Rachel struggles to make a life-altering decision.

Cast & Crew

Will Schuester Matthew Morrison
Sue Sylvester Jane Lynch
Rachel Berry Lea Michele
Kurt Hummel Chris Colfer
Brittany Heather Morris
Santana Naya Rivera
Artie Abrams Kevin McHale
Finn Hudson Cory Monteith
Mercedes Jones Amber Riley
Tina Cohen-Chang Jenna Ushkowitz
Quinn Fabray Dianna Agron
Mike Harry Shum Jr
Blaine Darren Criss
Noah `Puck' Puckerman Mark Salling
Emma Pillsbury Jayma Mays
Coach Beiste Dot-Marie Jones
Becky Lauren Potter
Sebastian Grant Gustin
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Writer Ryan Murphy
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