Top 10 Best Glee Episodes


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1Blame It On the Alcohol (Season 2)

Possibly one of the best glee episodes to have ever been made, the new episodes are nowhere near as good as this one. It puts across a very important message to its viewers about underage drinking and alcohol, but in a fun and entertaining way. All of the songs in this episode are amazing and I could watch this episode over and over again as it is just so fantastic.

I have every episode of Glee on DVD and I watched this episode more than any other. How is Grilled Cheesus higher than this. That episode was way too sad. This episode is funny but also shows you the dangers of drinking. I loved the spin the bottle scene but they should have made Kurt kiss a girl (Santana for example).

This episode is one of the funniest episodes ever on Glee. I loved the whole Rachel-Blaine storyline, I thought it was hilarious,especially Rachel's reaction when she found out Blaine was gay - Rachel Berry classic!

The funniest episode ever!

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2Grilled Cheesus (Season 2)

Who doesn't like grilled cheese sandwiches? With Jesus on it as well! As far as the episode is concerned, hats off to the creative team for coming up with such a unique concept! Once again this episode brings a lot of laughs with the wishes finn asks grilled cheesus but yet tears due to the tragedy between burt and kurt hummel, which only brings them together. Also for sue, badass as ever to will, she creates hell for him and the glee club once more, but on the contrary we get to see her closely bond with sister Jean. So gleeks, , is there really a "god" for the glee club? Watch and find out!

One of the most serious episodes they made. I think the way the touched on the subject of religion (which is a sensitive subject for many people) was very clever and I love the fact that in the show they have people with different belief etc because they all represent someone.
I cried a lot in that episode especially about the situation with Kurt's dad because it was truly sad. I think Chris Colfer should have won an Emmy award for that episode alone because his performance was just incredible and it felt so real.

Haha I loved when finn wished for rachel's boobs. It was extremely funny. Laugh out loud. This episode is definitely. One of my favorites.

Everybody's acting in that episode was superb and it felt very real. I think that especially Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith were incredible in that episode.

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3The Quarterback (Season 5)

Everyone has different opinions on glee... The majoraty believe that the show should have been canceled after season 3 because it was a perfect ending... Some people even think it should have stopped after season 1... Others season 2... Others season 5... But whether you hate the new seasons, love em, or just started on the show everyone can agree that this episode was the heart and sole of ALL tribute episodes... Even with the character Finn not making an appearance in the episode itself, It still manages to perfectly capture who finn was not only as a person, but more importantly, as a friend, lover, teacher, brother, and so much more. The raw emotions portrayed by the actors are unbeatable and within the first five minutes, you feel yourself being pulled into the sad world of this glee. The episode doesn't even state his death in the first like 10 minutes yet you know exactly what happened just from the depressed and hurting eyes of the characters while singing at the funeral. I ...more

I'm a huge Gleek but season 4 was a big disappointment to me. Of course I didn't expect to see the original characters to stay in Lima forever - that would be horrible and the exact opposite of what the show teaches. However, I wanted the original cast to get more storylines and the show to be more New York centric as I didn't care about what was going on in Lima anymore except of maybe Brittany's storylines that still seemed interesting. The show kind of lost its spark for me in the fourth season as the characters that I cared about such as Santana and Kurt didn't get much of a storyline or screen time whatsoever.
The Quarterback episode made me remember again what Glee means to me and why I have been watching the show for so many years and why I still love it to this day. Seeing everyone mourning for Finn's death and sharing their thoughts and emotions about him made me realize again what Glee is all about. From that episode, I think that Glee regained many old fans that left the ...more

This heart-warming and loved tribute to Finn really deserves the 1st position. Finn was really an inspiring leader and character and this episode really told the viewers how each character felt about Finn on Glee. All the tears that fell from people's faces really made the emotion clear. Also, the songs that were sang were really touching and I felt like the actors/actresses on Glee could really communicate with Finn in this episode. Finn's family trying to let the pain out, Rachel's touching song that was sang while she was crying, Puck and Coach Bestie's strong bond and Will and Emma's scene really made this episode what it was. Heartbreaking, unforgettable, amazing, touching and sad. Ryan Murphy did an excellent job. We love you late Cory Monteith and our love for you is really expressed and showcased in this episode. - davakoh

The songs were amazing and the story was so sad and real. Great acting.

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4Britney/Brittany (Season 2)

I loved this episode and would watch it over until I am sick of it! I love it;)I also love the thriller episode it is a great one my favorite season is season 5 because it has all the Greta and newish songs in it was a good season! Glee is the best show and I can't miss an episode I LOVE GLEE!

Brittany s pierce classic. her mind and body over power the screen so what do they do they finally bring in an artist that matches brittany's priceless talent with brittany spears

Brittany is one of my favorite characters of Glee and I was very happy she got to have her own episode! It was one of the funniest episodes, with some of the most iconic and classic Glee quotes and moments!

One of the funniest episodes they ever did. It was the first episode where Brittany had her own storyline and she stole the show.

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5The Power of Madonna (Season 1)

Sue sang Vogue. Mercedes and Kurt sang 4 Minutes. Artie and Tina got back together. There was a Cheerios performance on FREAKING STILTS.

Nailed the power and the message of Madonna. All the different models of Madonna in the second number were great. Vogue seals it.

One of the best episodes storyline wise. It explored a lot of different sides of some characters but it was also pretty hilarious.

My personal favorite season one episode. It had comedy, drama, awesome performances, pretty much everything to be honest

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6Prom Queen (Season 2)

One of my favorite episodes. I loved how they showed Kurt being brave and accepting his crown even though he was humiliated by everybody. He was truly the star of the episode and he proved that you have to be proud of yourself and overcome every obstacle people put in your way by smiling and moving on. The scene where Kurt ran out of prom crying and Blaine went after him was so sweet and heartbreaking. However, this episode also had some funny moments, such the scene between Sue and Artie. It was also the beginning of Samcedes - they danced for the first time and Mercedes got her Cindrella fairytale just like she wanted. I also liked Quinn's development. Even though she wanted to win prom queen so badly, at the end of the episode she was dancing with everybody and was just having fun.

The acting was amazing in that episode. Especially Naya Rivera, Chris Colfer and Dianna Agron, I feel like these specific people are always amazing in acting and portraying their characters in the show, but that episode was the time for them to shine and show their true talent.

Kurt proved he REALLY was the queen of the prom. And I don't mean it the wrong way. He proved royalty!

I did feel bad for kurt when he got elected prom queen but I can't argue with the outcome the episode was super entertaining and I think kurt felt better after it was over

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7A Wedding (Season 6)

Two of the best couples got married. Kurt and Blaine had a wonderful relationship that had its ups and its downs but they never lost the love they had for each other and through all the drama they always got together in the end no matter what. They have been role models for each other throughout the years and I love the beginning of their relationship in Dalton Academy and how it progressed. Brittany and Santana started as friends and then they admitted their feelings to each other. They didn't have much drama in their relationship and they were mature enough to break up because of the long distance and also mature enough to realize that they were meant to be together. What's so special about them is that they were always best friends, together or not. These two couples are amazing in different ways and they are not only inspirational to LGBT teens but to young people in general.

This episode was hilarious because of the way "Glee" poked fun at themselves with the infamous "Marriage Concept" that has been a problem in the show since the first mid season finale. - hockeyvampire

I'm so happy that Santana and Brittany got married because they are my favorite couple and they are so perfect together!

I was so happy two of my fave couples got married, but I wish they had separate weddings

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8Guilty Pleasures (Season 4)

Kitty and Brittany had a scene in the episode - Fondue for two. And if YOU were a real Gleek, you would know that Santana and Brittany didn't have any scenes together in that episode.

Excuse me but I'm just a little mad at whoever wrote "i loved kitty and britt" needs to know that it was SANTANA and britt not KITTY and britt and if you do not know that then you are clearly NOT a geek

This episode had so many funny moments and guilty pleasures is such a great idea for a week's assignment, I'm surprised they didn't come up with it earlier.

One of the best episodes because it has awesome songs and I would know I have memorized every episode and all the songs

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9The Hurt Locker, Part Two (Season 6)V2 Comments
10Journey (Season 1)

The season finale beats everything from Season 2 so far! Definetely the best episode... Why is Audition at the top? This is the very best episode!

I love the part where Quinn is in labor while vocal adrenaline is singing and she is actually singing some of the lyrics! Overall the singing is pretty much flawless

Really good music, great acting, and the start (well, RE-START) of Finchel! Too bad they are broken up now! Love love love this episode! FAITHFULLY

This episode left me in tears, laughter, pain, and relief. An amazing way to end the best season on the show

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The Contenders

11Never Been Kissed (Season 2)

I love this episode so much. It's the first episode with Darren Criss in it which makes it awesome. I love it when he sings teenage dream.

Blaine and Kurt are Glee's best couple, and when Blaine tries to help Kurt with Karofsky it is just so like him. Blaine is Glee's best character by far and when he sang Teenage Dream it was by far the best song sung on the show.

Very touching episode. Kurt's new acquaintance, Blaine, is like an angel that has arrived. The scene when one of the warblers answers that their school has a policy to treat everyone equally and Kurt tears up unable to speak... Wow. The Biest scene was also quite emotional and Will's small peck on the lips was very moving. Truly a powerful character-driven program.

The most amazing beautiful and epic love story started here.

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12New York (Season 2)

Such a good episode!
I really really loved how it was set in NYC, and especially how Rachel gets her first real taste of stardom. Some of the best parts include:
1. The original songs! I personally loved Light Up the World and Pretending, not to mention Brittany's hilarious, "My Cup".
2. ALL THE FINCHEL MOMENTS! From the adorable date to the breathtaking kiss onstage to them officially getting back together. This episode is one of Finchel's greatest.
3. Blaine and Kurt say I love you for the first time. Enough said.
4. SAMCEDES BEGINS! What ever happened to that pairing anyway? I LOVED that pairing.
5. Cute Brittana scene at the end.
I cannot believe this episode is so low down on the list. It deserves one of the top spots.

This episode feels extremely long. One time when I was watching it on Netflix, I was like "the episodes only halfway done"? There's so much going on, it keeps it from being boring. Most episodes, there are scenes that I think shouldn't exist. If they were cut, the episode would've been better. I didn't think that about New York. Every scene was just perfection. I also like how they focus on Nationals a lot less, and mainly on being in New York. (Unlike the Nationals episode in season 3). Wonderful character development, relationship development, songs (best original songs of the series in my opinion, Pretending, Light Up the World, As Long As You're There, etc. as well as the beautiful For Good, and really interesting and addictive acappella version of Bella Notte. Also, We Still Got Tonight proved to me that Mr. Schue needs to sing more. I also found myself very entertained by My Cup and Yeah! Man the episode was full of songs. The sogs are my favorite part of the show, so that may ...more

! The first time I saw the episode was a moment that was just so amazing! I just wish I could see it again like it is the first time. Amazing. I miss the old glee. They should make more original episodes like the new York one.

Best episode ever! Rachel and Kurt singing for good in the gershwin theatre is one of the greatest moments in glee history also my cup and Rachel and Finn have so many cute scenes

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13Nationals (Season 3)

The end of an era in my opinion. The performances were stunning and I was so thrilled New Directions finally won Nationals! I miss that kind of Glee.

I love the ending when they have the confetti slushies! The performances were amazing, the romance was beautiful, and Sue teaming up with the New Directions?! I really wish they won nationals again. This was an emotional episode... It just makes me smile

This episode was the happiest one and it was a big moment in glee history!

Yes this was a great episode xxx

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14The Rocky Horror Glee Show (Season 2)

This was truly one of the best episodes of glee. Myself being a devoted gleek have been very disappointed with the new glee episodes but this episode has everything, from music to the original characters, dancing and who doesn't love the raging battles between will and sue.

This is one of my top five favorite episodes of both season one and two of Glee. The episode has great humor, a fantastic theme, and there song covers for Rocky Horror totally live up to the original but are still uniquely done.

My biggest regret about this episode is that Sue did not walk in on the song Emma sang with Will where she took his shirt off. It would have made it my favourite episode! - Pepper24Dalek

My favorite part was creature of the night

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15A Very Glee Christmas (Season 2)

Love Klaine's Baby It's Cold outside. So cute. Love Brittany being her own Cindy Lou Who and Sue as the Grinch, Beiste giving the present that makes Artie walk for Christmas. Finchel sings Last Christmas, which is a favorite. LOVE LOVE LOVE

It was so sweet when the Glee kids saw Artie walking. And Brittany was so funny when she asked Santa to make Artie walk. Brittany is the cutest! It was awesome when Rachel and Finn sang Last Christmas!

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16Hell-O (Season 1)

I love it when Rachel tells Finn that she found a new guy! And Finn says that he is not going to give up... I can't stop watching this episode! Why is it number 7? It should be at the top!

Hell-o is one of the best episodes! And the part where Rachel tells Finn that she has found a new guy, and that Finn says he's never going to give up. It's a great episode!

I love every episode where Finn wants Rachel back! It's so cute. Plus the songs are amazing! This is definitely one of the best on the show!

Great episode

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17Born This Way (Season 2)

Glee goes back to its Season One roots in this extra long episode; it's packed with those feel-good numbers and heart-warming character moments that got Gleeks hooked in the first place. What's not to love?
Pretty/Unpretty is one of the best duets the show has ever done. The mall "Barbravention", and Rachel's adorable reaction to it, are charmingly ridiculous. Kurt's return and accompanying Chris Colfer solo are real showstopping moments. Santana's zingers are as excellent as ever. The final Born This Way performance showcases the cast's many talents and brings the whole gang together in a way we really don't see enough of in seasons 2 and 3.
Okay, so Quinn's Lucy Caboosey storyline is unconvincing and the episode's self-love message is cloying and patronising, but overall this episode definitely stands out as one of the show's best!

It makes people feel good about their flaws and embrace them! I love at the end how they all had their tops and they said the thing that they were most ashamed about with themselves. - BunnyC

One of the funniest but also most meaningful episodes. I loved that we got to see the insecurities that each character has and how they got to embrace their uniqueness.

Love it, love it, love it!

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18The Break-Up (Season 4)

I cry so much every time I watch this. Heartbreaking scenes between all the best Glee couples (Finn and Rachel, Santanna and Britney and Blaine and Kurt) and some of the best songs ever sung on Glee

I cried so badly when Santana and Brittany broke up.

Every song is solid. I was deeply involved with the characters and events of the episode.

Never cried this much!

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19Audition (Season 2)

Just amazing people enter this show that made them even interesting. - hatcher234

First episode of season 2 and did a great job reintroducing again! The duet with Sunshine Corazon and Rachel was the best.

This is where Sam Evans and Sunshine Corazon enter McKinley High. I loved it. - hatcher234

Great way to start off series 2 and hilariously funny. LOVED IT.

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20Ballad (Season 1)

It's So funny how Rachel falls in love with mr schue and just doesn't get it when he sings the song then. And when Rachel and Emma are watching him sing don't stand so close to me? Young girl

First glee episode I ever watched.

It's an awesome episode! Quinn told her parents she was pregnat, Finn sang "I'll Stand By You" and "You're having my baby", Rachel and Mr. Shue sang "Endless Love" and it was such a brilliant episode. Rachel was so funny, she actually fell for Mr. Shue! Hillarious.

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Blame It On the Alcohol (Season 2)
2. A Wedding (Season 6)
3. Guilty Pleasures (Season 4)
1. Grilled Cheesus (Season 2)
2. Nationals (Season 3)
3. The Quarterback (Season 5)
1. Born This Way (Season 2)
2. Ballad (Season 1)
3. Duet (Season 2)

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