"Mash Off" was met with a mostly positive reception from critics, and its musical performances and cover versions were also well received by reviewers. Watch Glee - Season 3, Episode 6 - Mash Off: Sue starts a dirty campaign against Burt and the competition between New Directions and the Trouble Tones gets nasty. “Mash Off” is the title of Glee‘s sixth episode and new episode this week. "Mash-Off," to an extent, was about the dueling glee clubs performing songs mashed together. , While five singles were released from the episode, it was the four mash-ups that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. But where the show's musical mash-ups are usually pretty harmonious, the tonal shifts can often be brutally unsubtle. 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Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) starts a propaganda campaign against Burt Hummel (Mike O'Malley), her chief rival in the special election for congress. , West gave the mash-up of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" / "One Way or Another" a "B" grade, while Slezak gave the performance a "B+". After winning the dodgeball game, The Troubletones elects Mercedes as their leader; Mercedes instructs Santana to lay off of Finn, and Santana reluctantly agrees, stating that she will be "so nice that cotton candy melts in [her] mouth". Quinn still wants to get Bethback from Shelby and tries to join The Troubletones in an effort to get closer to … " 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.  This episode marked the 300th musical number Glee has filmed, which was a mash-up of two Adele songs: "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You", with lead vocals by Amber Riley and Naya Rivera. Mercedes (Amber Riley) is elected president of the Troubletones, and tells Santana that she should play fair against New Directions from now on. All songs from the episode were released as singles available for digital download. 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). The episode premiered on the Fox network on October 21, 2009.  In contrast, Rae Votta of Billboard denounced the sequence, and called it "horrendous". , "Mash Off" was first broadcast on November 15, 2011 in the United States on Fox. Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way Or Another, https://glee.fandom.com/wiki/Mash_Off?oldid=3976407. Puck tries to convince Shelby, who adopted the child he fathered with Quinn (Dianna Agron), to start a relationship with him, but she rejects the idea. )", "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. " 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 challenges Santana and the other Troubletones to a game of dodgeball. “Glee” really isn”t interested in the types of musical combinations on display in tonight”s episode. “Mash-Off” features the kids performing in pairs, and an epic battle both physical AND musical between the members of New Direction and Shelby Corcoran’s new Glee club called The Troubletones. He added, "Santana has certainly been not-exactly-cuddly these past few weeks, but it's still clear that Finn totally crossed the line. 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. 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.  Moyler asserted that the number was "perfection" and said, "This is why I watch Glee. She was ably aided by Mercedes, and the back-up singers. She is a star in the making. 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. This is because the episode's director, Eric Stoltz, instructed Rivera to actually slap Monteith, so she did. He challenges Santana and the other Troubletones to a game of dodgeball. " 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. Trivia When Santana (Naya Rivera) accuses Finn (Cory Monteith) of outing her as a lesbian (after the Trebletones' "Rumour Has It/Someone Like You" performance) and slaps him, Finn's reaction to the slap is real. Home; News. The episode was also its own mash-up, squeezing together a variety of … In the beginning of the episode in the choir room, following, The episode was to contain a flashback to a fifteen-year-old Sue, played by Colby Minifie, singing the title song of the musical, This is the third season, and the third time that mash-ups have been the main part of the 6th episode of a season. Santana is called into Sue's office, explaining that Sue's opponent in her campaign has a niece who attends William McKinley High, and that she overheard her and Finn's conversation. "Mash Off" is the sixth episode of the third season of the American musical television series Glee, and the fiftieth overall. The episode kicked off with Puck admitting whole heartedly that he's hot for teacher—Shelby specifically. Puck fantasizes about his substitute teacher, Shelby Corcoran, whom he recently kissed and has since fallen in love with. "Glee" Mash Off (TV Episode 2011) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Start Me Up/Living On a Prayer. Despite having won, Santana violently targets Rory (Damian McGinty), and makes his nose bleed. 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. As the New Directions and Trouble Tones battle it out on and off the stage, Santana is pushed out of the closet and other top moments from Season 3, Episode 6. First Aired The nominees for class president debate in front of the senior class. 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Every Wednesday, our resident Gleek Eric Garneau gives his take on last night’s Glee covers. 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. Three at once!! Burt and Sue's campaign heats up and when the two Glee Clubs rivalry is taken seriously, Shelby and Will attempts to hold a mash-up competition between the two clubs. 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.  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). Glee Season 3 Spoilers: Episode 7 – “I Kissed a Girl” Glee Season 3 Spoilers: Episode … She compares it to his run for class president, saying that he should play it the same way to get ahead in the votes. Kinda confusing.. Haha", "Twitter / @msleamichele: Off to bed... Finishing episode 5 tomorrow! 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. New Directions wins the rock/paper/scissors game to go first in the Mash-Off, which is apparently thrilling for everyone. I'm Bridget Daly with your Glee-Cap from episode 6, Mash-Off. , 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.  Robert Canning of IGN wrote, "The biggest development was the unexpected way Santana's sexuality became public. 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 ", Berk said that the mash-up of the two "You and I" songs "almost worked", while Los Angeles Times writer L'Oreal Thompson praised the vocals of Menzel: "It's official. This is the first time Quinn sings in Season Three. " Futterman said that Menzel "can kill a Gaga ballad", and while she "outshines" Morrison, he "complements her nicely". ", 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! Club's Emily VanDerWerff gave "Mash Off" a "C" grade, and felt that the episode did not reach its full potential. Smear campaigns and insults cause karmic retribution for teachers and students alike this week on Glee. Students Finn (Cory Monteith) and Quinn (Dianna Agron) find that they are no longer considered popular, while glee clu… Sue starts a smear campaign against Burt to the clear disapproval of everyone else, especially Kurt. 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. They can be referred to as sing-offs, or mash-offs if the divas decide to sing a mash-up. " 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. Still shooting 5 and 6 though! Episode Guide Like a lot of angry people out there, Sue's a wannabe. 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. , — Raymund Flandez of The Wall Street Journal, The episode's concluding musical number, "Rumour Has It" / "Someone Like You", was acclaimed as its main highlight. Puck (Mark Salling) fantasizes about his substitute teacher, Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel), whom he recently kissed and has since fallen in love with. But then, in the last few minutes, it suddenly got really rather dark indeed.  Principal photography for the episode commenced on October 6, 2011, while the fifth episode, "The First Time" was still shooting; It was initially filmed in parallel with that episode, which continued through October 14, 2011, and also with the seventh episode, which began filming on October 13, 2011. Puck fantasizes about his substitute teacher, Shelby Corcoran, whom he recently kissed and has since fallen in love with.  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". Puck falls in love, and glee club directors Will Schuester and Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) encourage some friendly competition between their clubs. 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. "Mash Off" was written by Michael Hitchcock and directed by Eric Stoltz. 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. Glee: Mash Off. 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. Mash Off " The A.V.  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. Santana's lesbianism is being used in a smear campaign against Sue from Reggie "the sauce" Salazar. Sue's campaign against Burt continues, and Burt becomes enraged. I always thought of Beth as an accident, but she's no accident. Episode Edit. Poniewozik stated that Santana confronting her sexuality was one of the highlights of "Mash Off". 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.  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.