We already reviewed premiere of 2 Broke Girls, premiere of New Girl and upcoming premiere of How to be a gentleman.
Up All Night, Free Agents and Whitney are other sitcoms that already started, and new seasons of How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher started too.
Glee premiered tonight too! Glee came back with The Purple Piano Project, third season premiere, It´s fall and that means back to school for the students and faculty at McKinley High. The New Directions clan returns after a devastating loss at Nationals, so Mr. Schuester assigns a project to get them back on track. Meanwhile, Sue Sylvester starts her congressional campaign.
And we got to see the first Glee Project alum starring on Glee.
Best Quotes from Glee Season Premiere The Purple Piano Project S03E01
Jacob: I thought you were a senior
Artie: Optical illusion, the chair adds a year
Kurt: Married by thirty. Legally!
Santana: Senior year is all about being Cheerios top hoe
Jacob: Brittany. What are your plans for the future?
Brittany: Wait, are you making a time machine too?
Puck: She´s the one who got away, really really slowly
Kurt: If there are purple pianos involved, then I´m on board
Will Schuester: For many of you, this is your last year
Sue Sylvester: I need to find something everybody hates
Quinn: Senior year and I´m finally found myself
Quinn: I have new friends now, and they accept me for who I am
Will: It´s so frustrating. I get the green light, the red light comes just as quickly
Sue: Santana, you like playing for both teams. Which team will you play for this year: Winners or Losers?
Santana: Team Sue
Sue: Glad to hear it
Brittany: I have pepperoni in my bra
Santana: Those are your nipples
Will: Sue Sylvester, you just got glitterbmbed
Rachel: I´ve never been so humiliated in my life
Kurt: Me neither
Will: I don´t want to go to school today
Will: You are banned from Glee
Songs from Glee Season Premiere The Purple Piano Project S03E01
New Directions performed The Go-Gos We Got The Beat
Sugar Motta performed Sweet Charity´s Big Spender
Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel performed Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead from Barbra Streisand and Harold Arlen
Blaine Anderson performs Tom Jones´ It´s not Unusual
Harmony and NYADA Members perform Anything Goes / Anything You Can Do mashup from Anyhting Goes / Annie Get Your Gun
Hairspray´s You Can´t Stop the Beat was performed by New Directions
Recap from Glee Season Premiere The Purple Piano Project S03E01
Recap by MikeSaros for IMDB.com
Open with a Jacob video blog where he asks everybody about their plans for the future. Some (Finn) aren’t sure what they want to do while others (Rachel, Kurt) have very definitive plans. We learn that Sam’s father got an out-of-town job and Mercedes is now dating a football player. Finn is still getting slushied.
Will and Emma are still together, thought it appears he’s frustrated at not “getting any.”
Will tells the team he’s planning on pushing them particularly hard this season. We learn Finn and Rachel’s kiss made them the laughing stock of the show choir world. Also Lauren has left the team and nobody knows where Quinn is. Will brings in two donated pianos from repossessed homes. He painted them purple, beginning the purple piano project. He will be placing the pianos in various locations around the school and when they see one they must stop what they’re doing and sing. The idea is to attract new blood.
Rachel and Kurt go to Emma about applying to Juilliard, not realizing it doesn’t have a musical theatre department. She suggests the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts, a competitive school that only accepts about 20 students a year. She mentions an upcoming local meeting of students planning on applying.
With Sue’s Congressional campaign flailing she decides she must be “against something.” The plan is to find something everyone hates. Sue hears one of the purple pianos and immediately destroys it. A math teacher thanks her, telling Sue she has her vote after mentioning how much the Glee club irritates her.
Kurt tries to talk Blaine into transferring to McKinley.
Quinn strolls into school with a new punk rock makeover. Santana and Brittany want her to come back to the Cheerios but Quinn isn’t interested. She’s hanging out with a group of girls who call themselves “The Skanks.” Rachel tries to talk Quinn into returning to New Directions but it isn’t working.
During ‘Sue’s Corner,’ Sue tells the 4th District she’s opposing the arts in public schools. Since those programs are expensive she pledges that if elected she’ll suspend all funding for art programs until every student reads at grade level.
Will storms into Figgins’ office and tells her that he’s taking her pledge personally. It comes out that want to start a family and is sexually frustrated.
Sue meets with Becky and Santana, telling them they will be co-captains. They hate the idea. She tells them their job is to “take care of” the purple pianos and make it look like an accident. Santana says this year she’s playing on Team Sue.
After some debate the team sings a song in the cafeteria during lunch. They perform a version of “We Got the Beat.” The student body isn’t impressed and a food fight breaks out.
While the kids complain to Will that his plan isn’t working a girls walks into the room. Her name is Sugar and she’s has “self-diagnosed Asperger’s.” Watching New Directions sing she realized how much better she is than them. Right after we learn that her father donated the pianos she gives a horrific audition. After she leaves Will reminds the kids that policy is to let everyone who auditions onto the team.
Beiste tells Will the job of a coach is to put the team in the best possible position to win. If they win nationals, she points out, the team may get ten more years at the school. Emma tells them Sue is starting to climb in the polls. Will says he’s going to fight back.
Rachel and Kurt practice for their NYADA mixer with “Ding-Dong The Witch is Dead.” They are both pretty cocky.
We watch Sue, Santana and Becky conduct Cheerios tryouts. Emma and Will show up and Emma films him pouring glitter on her as he tells her the importance of the arts.
Blaine has transferred to McKinley, telling Kurt he can’t stand being apart from the person he loves. Blaine performs “It’s Not Unusual” outside the school as a way to reintroduce himself to New Directions. As part of the finale members of the Cheerios spray a liquid on the piano and when Quinn flicks her cigarette on the keys the instrument goes up in flames.
Rachel and Kurt are stunned when everybody at the mixer is exactly like them. They are horrified when the group performs a fantastic singing and tapping version of “Anything Goes.”
Afterwards Rachel and Kurt weep in her car. They are humiliated that outside of the walls of McKinley they aren’t anything special. Rachel is ready to give up on their dreams but Kurt convinces her that she is fierce. “You are getting into that school,” he says. She says the same and they swear together they’ll do it.
The next morning Emma tells Will she’s turned on by his transition into being a man of action. In school Will tells Sugar that she can’t sing but he’ll work with her. She yells at him and storms off, just as Sue arrives and congratulates him for being a man. She says that Will’s YouTube video made her a martyr and increased her poll numbers.
Blaine is formally introduced to the club. Will tells Santana she’s banned from Glee until she can be loyal. He tells them the goal this year is to be united. Rachel tells them she want to do West Side Story because it showcases her talent. Kurt announces he’s running for senior class president. Rachel stands up and starts singing “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” We cut to the club doing a full on-stage performance. Quinn is secretly watching from the rafters.
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