'Glee' Gets Funky with Beck, Marky Mark, James Brown
"Glee" got funky Tuesday night with covers of Parliament's "Give Up the Funk" and Rufus and Chaka Khan's "Tell Me Something Good," but it was the head-scratching Beck and Marky Mark numbers and a borderline jump-the-shark teen pregnancy ballad that really stole the show.
When faced with the drudgery of their day jobs, Puck and Finn broke into Beck's early '90s slacker anthem, "Loser," an unlikely choice for the "Glee" cast. Thankfully Mr. Schue's ex-wife, Terri, cut off the number before it can really get going. (Sidenote: Let's hope this plotline of Terri seducing Finn does not last beyond next week's season finale, because, ick.)
Video: Puck & Finn perform "Loser"
Later, Mercedes teamed up with Finn and Puck to sing Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations" -- another '90s jam, though one that caters to a decidedly different audience than Beck's hit did.
Video: Puck, Finn & Mercedes perform "Good Vibrations"
The kicker, though, came when Quinn channeled her angst into James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World." Sporting a baby bump twice the size of what it was a week ago, Quinn performed the soulful song with her pregnant peers from the "Unwed Mothership Connection." Moving, yes, but also a little too campy for its own good.
Did you think "Glee" had the funk last night, or was it in a funk?