So here's my take on the "Spearstacular" Britney/Brittany episode of Glee. Let's start with the most important thing I had learned from that episode. Brittany knows her full name! Her full name is Brittany S. Pierce, the "S" stands for Susan, although I may be wrong. This is her reason why she is always standing in the shadows of Britney Spears. But after some anesthesia-induced dream sequence when she went to the dentist's clinic, she became more talented than Rachel Berry(!?!). Also, she has 68 cavities, ouch!
And then, there's Dr.Carl. Emma's dentist/boyfriend played by John Stamos. I'll admit, he is better looking than Will Schuester.Or it may be because Will is too uptight. Ask Emma, Kurt (who had a chat with Principal Figgins which means he may be suspended or expelled), and Dr. Carl himself. Plus he is funny, so nice catch, Emma!
Just how many dream sequence can you cram in an episode of Glee? About 5 or 4, sorry, I lost count already! Let's discuss them, one by one, shall we?
First on the list is "I'm a Slave 4 U" by Heather Morris (Brittany S. Pierce, I am enjoying typing her full name..Ha!) Before this, the kids, especially Kurt wanted to sing some Britney songs for the New Directions but one uptight Will Shuester would not agree with them. Good thing we have this fantasy number from Brittany (S. Pierce!) which showcased her amazing dance skills and iconic costumes from Britney Spears, not to mention a seven-foot albino python. Also we get to hear Heather Morris' singing which is decent for a girl who can dance up a storm like that! Her best performance yet and her best lines spoken "I petted a snake. Are you a cat?"
Then Santana accompanies Brittany to the dentist informing Carl to "get up in my grill. Cause Britts and I wants to get our anesthesia on.". The ever trusty dentist agreed and so we get the second Britney/Brittany number "Me Against the Music". This was also very good as we get to see Brittany and Santana together on a dance production. Plus a Britney cameo. Look below! I also saw Finn in this number somewhere.
And then there was Rachel Berry doing "Baby, One More Time". Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry, is a very good singer but a dancer, not so much. This is a slightly awkward number for me probably because we get to see Heather Morris' dancing prowess first. Although I still did enjoy this, especially when Rachel gets her close up and she looks on the camera the same way Ms. Spears had done on her 1999 video. Amazing! Meanwhile, Brittany demanded everyone saying: "I would just like to say that from now on I demand to have every solo in glee club. I sing and dance better than her … I'm more talented than all of you. It's Britney. B*%#h." And she’s kinda right!
Next would be "Stronger" by Kevin McHale's character with the help of Finn, Puck and the rest of the football team. Check this out first.
Britney as a cheerleader, cute! Artie, although sitting on a wheelchair is still a great dancer. The funny part is when Artie goes to the gym and tries some bench press using one hand. One hand only!
The last Britney song remade by the New Directions is "Toxic". It was my favorite. Done on a school assembly and introduced by Principal Figgins deadpan of a face. It was provocative and yet subdued. Their dance routine was high on sexiness but their costumes are androgynous. Plus, Will's vest jokes is the new Hair jokes. Loving Sue Sylvester here!
And on "The Only Exception", an almost tearjerker. The extravagant production number is over and we get an emotional Rachel Berry singing Paramore's hit. Although not a Britney song, this explores to the relationship between Rachel and Finn. I almost wanted a girlfriend, just so she can sing this song to me. And so, the episode ended with the lesson that even pop songs momentarily make everything better.
See yah later!