Upon its initial airing, this episode was viewed by 7.08 million American viewers and earned a 3.0/8 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic. Puck falls in love, and glee club directors Will Schuester and Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) encourage some friendly competition between their clubs. The viewership was up slightly from the previous episode, which was seen by 660,000 viewers. The two make up, and go to work on Kurt's campaign. 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Here’s what happened on this week’s episode of Glee: When we get back to school, Puck is daydreaming over his love for Shelby. The episode sees glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) attempt to create a wedding medley in the style of a mash-up for his colleagues Emma (Jayma Mays) and Ken (Patrick Gallagher). "I Kissed a Girl" "[16] Slezak was less enthusiastic about the sequence. The fine art of the mash-up has been a hallowed tradition that has been explored to a significant extent on GLEE since the very beginning, so a night … [15] Brett Berk of Vanity Fair gave the musical number a four out of five stars, and cited the choreography as the highlight of the performance. [14], Television critics were more favorable than not in their response to "Mash Off". In the end, that murky, telltale undercurrent burst to the fore, like a ... slap in the face, leaving us gasping and a little confused. "Mash Off" was written by Michael Hitchcock and directed by Eric Stoltz. "[20] In December 2012, TV Guide named the mash-up one of Glee's best performances. New Directions wins the rock/paper/scissors game to go first in the Mash-Off, which is apparently thrilling for everyone. The performance was filmed with great fanfare "in front of an audience of press and crew members" on October 26, 2011, and included a press briefing afterward. Mash Off 2.0 is the 5th chapter on the fanfic Glee: The Brand New Directions. Sue starts a smear campaign against Burt to the clear disapproval of everyone else, especially Kurt. It received a 3.0/8 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic, and attracted 7.08 million American viewers during its initial airing, which tied with "Pot o' Gold" for the lowest rating of the third season. Episode Guide "[15] Entertainment Weekly journalist Abby West noted that she loved the fact that it "was a bullying episode that snuck up on us". The episode kicked off with Puck admitting whole heartedly that he's hot for teacher—Shelby specifically. Every Wednesday, our resident Gleek Eric Garneau gives his take on last night’s Glee covers. Will (Matthew Morrison) and Shelby agree to hold a mash-up competition between the New Directions and the Troubletones. He was critical of Salling's vocals, and felt that a heavy metal song was not suited to his stylings; he ultimately gave it a "C+" grade. They can be either impromptu or planned, and have been featured in all five seasons of Glee. [23] Wightman commented that despite Santana's callous personality, "watching her burst into tears and sob that she hasn't even told her parents about her sexuality yet [was] heartbreaking". A couple of days later, Santana is told by Sue and Burt that the niece of one of their opponents in the election overheard the conversation between her and Finn, and said opponent is about to release an attack ad that criticizes Sue for choosing a lesbian as head cheerleader. “Glee” really isn”t interested in the types of musical combinations on display in tonight”s episode. [20] He also criticized the choreography, and stated that he had to "downgrade a little for Blaine and Mike Chang's grotesque 'whoopsie, I'm hiding an erection!' [34] The mash-up sparked a revival in sales for "Rumour Has It", which achieved a new peak at number sixty that same week, during which it sold 42,000 digital copies. Mercedes (Amber Riley) is elected president of the Troubletones, and tells Santana that she should play fair against New Directions from now on. "[21] The A.V. Despite having won, they violently target Rory with dodgeballs, causing his nose to bleed. Quinn still wants to get Beth back from Shelby and tries to join The Troubletones in an effort to get closer to her. Celebrity News Movie News TV News Music News News Archive 4 News Archive 3 News Archive 2 News Archive 1 … For a while, it seemed pretty unremarkable—a standard installment, meandering along enjoyably enough. "[20] Votta characterized the performance as a "fun, retro number",[29] and Jen Chaney of The Washington Post was similarly pleased, and gave it a "B+". [23], The character development of Santana and her interactions with Finn were well received by critics. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The episode was written by Michael Hitchcock and directed by Eric Stoltz, and originally aired on Fox in the United States on November 15, 2011. in a scene that would have explained Sue's antipathy to music in the schools. Sue's campaign against Burt continues, and Burt becomes enraged. previous ", "The Gay Guide to Glee, Season Three, Episode Six: "Mash Off, "Glee Watch: Season 3, Episode 6 - Mash-Off", "The Best and Worst Glee Performances (So Far! Congressional hopeful Sue Sylvester starts a smear campaign to ruin the candidacy of her biggest rival. Rachel (Lea Michele) withdraws her candidacy and urges everyone to vote for Kurt. He challenges Santana and the other Troubletones to a game of dodgeball. After Puck tells Shelby of Quinn's true intentions, Shelby informs Quinn that she does not want her in Beth's life. It was a nice way to end things, building tension towards hopefully more resonating episodes to come. Diva-Off Diva-Offs are face-offs between a number of "divas" for any number of reasons. I'm Bridget Daly with your Glee-Cap from episode 6, Mash-Off. "[24] VanDerWerff said that "the last five minutes of this episode are phenomenal, one of those times that the show gets the mix of tones just right and something that's vaguely comedic gets more and more horrifying and dramatic, and then we plunge down the rabbit hole and everything goes nuts. "Mash-Off," to an extent, was about the dueling glee clubs performing songs mashed together. It was written by series co-creator Ian Brennan and directed by Elodie Keene. This is because the episode's director, Eric Stoltz, instructed Rivera to actually slap Monteith, so she did. Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher", performed by Mark Salling, is also included. [15] West gave the mash-up a "B+", called it "really well-done" and said it was "elevated" by Menzel's voice. Special guest star Idina Menzel is featured as rival glee club director Shelby Corcoran, and she and Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) hold a mash-up competition between the Troubletones and the New Directions. The third annual "mash-up competition" takes place in this episode. She wrote, "The gut-punch moment is sufficiently gut-punchy, and we'll get to that in a bit. They can be referred to as sing-offs, or mash-offs if the divas decide to sing a mash-up. Television critics commended the interactions between Santana (Rivera, "Topping the night off with Adele was a stroke of genius. Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) starts a propaganda campaign against Burt Hummel (Mike O'Malley), her chief rival in the special election for congress. Special guest star Idina Menzel is featured as rival glee club director Shelby Corcoran, and she and Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) hold a mash-up competition between the Troubletones and the New Directions. Santana runs out of the office in tears, saying that her parents do not yet know she is gay. Oy vey! Cheerleading coach Sue (Jane Lynch) starts a campaign against Burt Hummel (Mike O'Malley), her main rival in the election for congress. “Mash-Off” Season 3 Episode 6 – Whenever I think Glee can’t get any more dramatical (and yes, that is a word), they come up with an episode like … Read our recap of the latest episode of Glee, 'Mash Off'. Shelby Corcoran is a recurring fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.Portrayed by actress Idina Menzel, Shelby was introduced in the fourteenth episode of the show as the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, a rival show choir to New Directions, the show's primary musical group. So Sue Me for Slander When I first watched the Burt Hummel Baboon Heart ad I did literally laugh out loud. There was plenty of airy fun to be found in Tuesday night's "Mash Off," but underneath all the silly fake mustaches and snappy quotes about root-beer fountains and robot teachers beat a very dark baboon heart. "[18] Houston Chronicle's Bobby Hankinson stated that it was "surprisingly good", and that "Mash Off" was a "solid hour of television that was bursting with fantastic musical numbers and some really gratifying narrative developments". Quinn still wants to get Beth, her birth daughter, back from Shelby, and tries to join Shelby's glee club, the Troubletones, to get closer to Shelby. "[6] However, the scene was not broadcast because it was, according to Murphy, "too long for the episode"; he also stated that the footage, with the title "How Sue Sylvester Became a Bitch", would be released in the future, "either as a DVD extra or online". "[20], Berk said that the mash-up of the two "You and I" songs "almost worked",[26] while Los Angeles Times writer L'Oreal Thompson praised the vocals of Menzel: "It's official. "[22] James Poniewozik of Time felt that it was notably inferior to the previous episode, with many more "forgettable scenes and stories". She compares it to his run for class president, saying that he should play it the same way to get ahead in the votes. Glee was back on track in a big way with this week’s “Mash Off” after two horrible episodes that followed a three-week hiatus. Kinda confusing.. Haha", "Twitter / @msleamichele: Off to bed... Finishing episode 5 tomorrow! The episode wraps up with The Troubletones' mashup of Adele's Rumour Has It/Someone Like You At the end of the number, Finn whispers something to Rachel, causing Santana to jump down from the stage, and verbally attack him, accusing him of being the cause of everyone knowing about her being a lesbian. She is a star in the making. Puck (Mark Salling) fantasizes about his substitute teacher, Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel), whom he recently kissed and has since fallen in love with. But everything building up to it is so messy that the solidly dramatic moment almost made me angry. Raymund Flandez described Rivera's vocals as "electrifying" and "golden". What a strange and startling mash-up of a "Glee" episode. This is first sixth episode of a season in which the, Even though Kurt said that Rachel doesn't have a MySpace account, it is stated she has one in, Puck mentions that he is taking geometry with Shelby as his teacher. "[15] Votta called it the best performance since the cast's rendition of "Don't Stop Believin'" in the season one finale, "Journey to Regionals", and stated, "Naya Rivera's powerful vocals and the strong arrangement still packs the emotional punch Glee was targeting. [15] Hankinson rated it the second best performance of the episode. "Rumour Has It" / "Someone Like You" debuted at number eleven in the issue dated November 23, 2011. With Brittany and Santana in The Troubletones with Mercedes, it's big trouble for New Directions. Start Me Up/Living On a Prayer. The episode features four mash-ups, including the show's 300th musical number, Adele's "Someone Like You" and "Rumour Has It", which sold 160,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100. Finn and Santana are the last two people standing, until Santana throws a ball at Finn's face, catching him off-guard, and The Troubletones win the game. [31] Moyler asserted that the number was "perfection" and said, "This is why I watch Glee. [5][9], "Mash Off" was first broadcast on November 15, 2011 in the United States on Fox. First Aired Slezak wrote, "Santana's moments on lead were obviously stronger than Finn's Auto-Tuned into submission vocals, but that doesn't mean the number wasn't a hoot. All that pain, all that emotion, vibrating through the voices of the all-girl Trouble Tones was sublimely executed. Club's Emily VanDerWerff gave "Mash Off" a "C" grade, and felt that the episode did not reach its full potential. [16] MTV's Kevin P. Sullivan wanted Menzel to interpret more songs by Lady Gaga. Season 3 episode 6: they are doing a mash-up competition). The nominees for class president debate in front of the senior class. [26] West gave it a grade of "A–", and wrote, "This was such big fun and the backup guys ... really helped amp it up. Glee: Mash Off. The two teams compete in the game, performing a mash-up of Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way Or Another by Pat Benatar/Blondie. Santana (Naya Rivera) mercilessly taunts rival glee club member Finn (Cory Monteith), who ultimately responds by publicly accusing her of cowardice in her relationship with Brittany, thereby revealing to their fellow students that she is a lesbian. "[5], The episode was to contain a flashback to a sixteen-year-old Sue, played by Colby Minifie, singing the title song of the musical Oklahoma! [35], The remaining three mash-ups that charted in the Billboard Hot 100 were "You and I" / "You and I" at number sixty-nine, "I Can't Go for That" / "You Make My Dreams" at number eighty, and "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" / "One Way or Another" at number eighty-six. "[30] Cinema Blend's Melissa Duko stated that the show "hit it out of the park" and added that it was her favorite performance of the season. [34] In Canada, the mash-up entered on the Canadian Hot 100 at number twelve on the strength of sales of 14,000 downloads. )", "Rihanna's 'Love' Still Leads Hot 100, Katy Perry Back in Top 10", "Nielsen Music: Canadian Update (November 25, 2011)", "Hot 100: Week of December 03, 2011 (Biggest Jump)", "Glee: The Music, Volume 7 Available Tuesday 12/6", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mash_Off&oldid=985584498, Articles with dead external links from January 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 19:31. The show enjoys a renewed fun factor this week when the annual 'mash-up' contest between girls and boys becomes a 'mash off' between McKinley High's two resident Glee clubs. Puck tries to convince Shelby, who adopted the child he fathered with Quinn, to start a relationship with him, but she rejects the idea. Glee Season 3 Spoilers: Episode 7 – “I Kissed a Girl” Glee Season 3 Spoilers: Episode … But then, in the last few minutes, it suddenly got really rather dark indeed. Glee 306 Recap: It Was a Monster Mash-Off, With Feelings ... i curled up on my roommate’s bed in a ball and went “ohmygooooddddd” a lot. Shelby's voice was almost too crystal clear for the Gaga half of the composition. [30], Moyler felt that the combination of "I Can't Go for That" and "You Make My Dreams" was "an abomination" and "New Directions at their worst". by Harry Earle. Santana, whom you feel a bit sorry for because she’s been outed to the whole school and possibly all of Ohio, gives an electrifying cover of Adele's hits 'Rumour Has It' and 'Someone Like You'. The songs this… Starting episode 7 today.. 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Glee recap: 'Mash-Off' Glee recap: 'Mash-Off' Finn and Santana go at it, Puck makes his big play for Shelby, and the glee clubs have a battle of the mash-ups Home; News. He summarized: "The outfits are hokey, the dance is silly, and the music has absolutely no emotion in it. "[20] Futterman said that Menzel "can kill a Gaga ballad", and while she "outshines" Morrison, he "complements her nicely". Smear campaigns and insults cause karmic retribution for teachers and students alike this week on Glee. [8] Recurring guest stars appearing in the episode include teacher Shelby Corcoran (Menzel), Kurt's father and new congressional candidate Burt Hummel (O'Malley), Principal Figgins (Iqbal Theba), football coach Shannon Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones), cheerleader Becky Jackson (Lauren Potter), rival glee club member Sugar Motta (Vanessa Lengies), and exchange student Rory Flanagan (McGinty). "[30] Slezak, however, issued the performance an "A–" grade, and wrote, "The Troubletones beat New Directions in this particular battle, but I loved the frothy, silly spirit of this number, with the guys dressed like Miami Vice extras, Puck and Blaine rocking Oatestaches, and Tina getting a little moment on lead vocals. [19] Michael Slezak of TV Line said that the episode contributed to a revitalization of the quality of the show's third season. [16] Raymund Flandez of The Wall Street Journal opined that "Mash Off" was one of the best installments of Glee, and cited the episode's storylines as highlights: "The mash-up episodes every season can be hit or miss, but this year was perfected to the nth degree. Puck fantasizes about his substitute teacher, Shelby Corcoran, whom he recently kissed and has since fallen in love with. "[22] To Ryan Gajewski of Wetpaint, the scene that concluded "Mash Off" was a "fascinating twist, and one that makes it hard to choose sides". He sings "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen, with Mike (Harry Shum, Jr.), Blaine (Darren Criss) and Finn (Cory Monteith). dance move that will probably haunt me to my grave. This is also the last sixth episode of a season to feature a mash-up competition. She then ends up slapping Finn in the face, leaving everyone shocked, and the credits start rolling. Despite having won, Santana violently targets Rory (Damian McGinty), and makes his nose bleed. "[17] Amy Reiter of the Los Angeles Times wrote that there was plenty of "airy fun to be found" in "Mash Off", but added that "underneath all the silly fake mustaches and snappy quotes about root-beer fountains and robot teachers beat a very dark baboon heart. Episode Edit. Rick Nelson claims he'll make it so teachers have to listen to students; Brittany promises topless Tuesdays (on her part) as well as outlawing tornadoes; Kurt pledges to ban dodgeball, since it's a direct bullying tactic; Rachel withdraws herself from the race, and urges everyone to vote for Kurt, since he's the only one who's played fair. The moment the performance ends, Santana jumps down from the stage, blames Finn for outing her to the world and slaps him in the face. [28] In contrast, Rae Votta of Billboard denounced the sequence, and called it "horrendous". Rachel later confesses to Kurt that she quit so that he could have something important to put on his college application, and because she missed being his friend. But in secret, Finn and Santana plan a Dodgeball competition for the two Glee Clubs. Harry Earle reviews 'Mash Off', an episode of the TV series 'Glee'. [11], Viewership was also up slightly in Australia, but decreased in Canada and hit a season low in the United Kingdom, where "Mash Off" was watched on Sky1 by 900,000 viewers, down over 7% compared to "The First Time" the previous week, when 973,000 viewers were watching. After viewing the campaign ad, Santana runs out of Sue's office in tears, admitting that she hasn't even come out to her parents yet. The third annual "mash-up competition" takes place in this episode, with the first being in. "[20] Futterman called it a "fierce match", and added the mash-up was well crafted. “Mash Off” is the title of Glee‘s sixth episode and new episode this week. Worried about the possibility of “World War Glee” between New Directions and the Troubletones, Schue and Shelby proposed a “mash-off” — a battle to create the best mash-up … "Mash-Up" is the eighth episode of the American television series Glee. "Mash Off" is the sixth episode of the third season of the American musical television series Glee, and the fiftieth overall. Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way Or Another, https://glee.fandom.com/wiki/Mash_Off?oldid=3976407. Season Three, Episode Six Poniewozik stated that Santana confronting her sexuality was one of the highlights of "Mash Off". Principal photography for "Mash Off" occurred in October 2011. [32] Slezak gave the number an "A+" and wrote, "Nobody can completely match Adele doing Adele, and yet Naya Rivera and Amber Riley somehow made the sum of this mashup a worthy equal to Adele's glorious original parts. In “Mash Off,” New Directions and rival glee club The Troubletones square off in a friendly competition to see who can produce the best mash-up in preparation for … [37], Not to be confused with the season one episode, ". It premiered on November 15, 2011. I'm intrigued about what happens next. [17] Futterman wrote that the performance was one of Glee's best sequences: "Mercedes and Santana nail their vocals and the song combines great tracks from one of the year's biggest albums while capturing both the sass and sadness of the Troubletones at this particular moment. "[27] Slezak awarded the performance a "B" grade, and opined: "I loved the audacity of mashing up Lady Gaga with an Eddie Rabbit–Crystal Gayle chestnut, and the results had the sheen of '70s a.m. radio fare. The New Directions perform their mash-up first, and it's the Hall and Oates classic I Can't Go For That/You Make My Dreams, complete with 80's costumes.