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'Glee' Mash-Ups: '30 Rock,' '24,' 'Grey's' and More

by Van Sias, posted Jun 12th 2010 4:00PM
30 Rock and Glee'Glee' has done for the mash-up -- blending two songs into one tune -- what Mr. T did for mohawks. It's taken something you didn't think about so much and elevated it into the pop culture stratosphere.

But what would happen if 'Glee' itself were to get mashed up with some of your favorite shows? Can you see Sue Sylvester mercilessly attacking Kenneth the page on '30 Rock'? I can.

Here's a look at a few "what if" pairings, and some song mash-ups to go along with the crossover.


'Glee' Meets '30 Rock'

Episode Title: 'Songs in the Key of Strife'
The Story: After getting through sectionals, then regionals, New Directions makes it to the national glee club championships in New York City. It so happens that Mercedes' uncle is Tracy Jordan, star of 'TGS.' Tracy arranges for the kids to come and tour 30 Rockefeller while they're in town. Rachel gets to meet one of her idols, Jenna Maroney, who takes it upon herself to try to hook up with Puck in an attempt to copy Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. Liz tries to convince Jenna how wrong that is, but meanwhile she's falling for Will Schuester. Will's no astronaut Mike Dexter, but Liz starts thinking settling in Ohio could be a good thing. Of course, Sue Sylvester is there, trying to mess up the glee club's big moment and she butts heads with Kenneth, who thinks the kids are perfect.
The Songs: 'New York, New York' by Frank Sinatra, 'Empire State of Mind' by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys


Glee, 24'Glee' Meets '24'

Episode Title: '2/4 Time'
The Story: This could be from the lost CTU files: A series of terrorist attacks in America's heartland has Jack Bauer on the case. Chloe O'Brien triangulates the location of the terrorists to small-town Lima, Ohio. After arriving on the scene and busting a few heads, he discovers fliers handed out to teens at the local high schools telling them to revolt against the system. The first school he visits is William McKinley High School, where he poses as a substitute teacher. He starts hearing some things about the glee club and how its members are "disaffected." Bauer arranges to sit in on practice one day and notices how there are two kids that only dance and sing a little backup, but never say anything. Jack calls Chloe for info on football players Mike Chang and Matt Rutherford. She finds that both of their parents have ties to revolutionary-type groups and relays it to Jack, who gets the kids to confess. They lead him to terrorists, Jack takes them out like only he can and the nation can rest easy once again!
The Songs: 'Boom Boom Pow' by Black Eyed Peas, 'Paper Planes' by M.I.A.

Glee Grey's Anatomy'Glee' Meets 'Grey's Anatomy'
Episode Title: 'Music is the Best Medicine'
The Story: After the harrowing pressure of her last surgery where she was threatened at gunpoint, Dr. Cristina Yang decides she needs to get away from Seattle Grace for a break and heads out to visit some distant relatives in small-town Lima. Her teenage cousin, Tina Cohen-Chang, goes to glee club practice complaining how her cool aunt from Seattle is really being a drag. Will suggests she bring her in to watch them practice and this cheers Dr. Yang up, enough that she starts thinking small-town life might be best for her. But after tooling around town and spending some time with Tina, she realizes her heart's in Seattle. Just when she's at the airport to head back home, Dr. Derek Shepard, aka "McDreamy," arrives off a flight from Seattle to tell her thanks for saving his life and the hospital needs her.
The Songs: 'Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)' by Robert Palmer, 'The Remedy' by Jason Mraz

Glee Two and a Half Men'Glee' Meets 'Two and a Half Men'
Episode Title: 'Commercial Appeal'
The Story: After stumbling upon the commercial New Directions did for a local mattress company on YouTube, famed jingle writer Charlie Harper flies out to Ohio with his brother Alan and nephew Jake to meet the kids in hopes of working with them. After the trouble they got in with that last bit of local celebrity, Will is reluctant to let the kids do anything like that and threaten their chance at regionals. Sue, in her quest to destroy the glee club, starts trying to convince the kids behind Will's back that this could be their one true shot at fame, all they have to do is refuse any gifts. Meanwhile, there's an obscure rule that any amateurs negotiating with professionals in any field for work will lose their amateur status. The kids start to listen to her, but guidance counselor Emma Pilsbury finds the rule and stops the team before they sign anything. Emma also finds that Alan is truly the man of her dreams as they find comfort in each other's neuroses and she ends up leaving the school, but not before saving the team for Will.
The Songs: 'Fame' by David Bowie, 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' by Tears for Fears

True Blood Glee'Glee' Meets 'True Blood'

Episode Title: 'Life Sucks Without Singing'
The Story: Back before she started hanging out at truck stops and luring guys into her clutches, young vampire Jessica Hamby was quite the singing sensation, taking part in competitions around the country. One of the girls she met at a summer music camp was Rachel. The two remained pen pals over the years, but lost touch when Jessica joined the ranks of the undead. She decides to pay a visit to her old friend and explain why she's stopped writing. Rachel keeps her cool and offers Jessica a place to crash for a couple of days. The next day at glee club practice, Rachel tells the gang the story and after much debating, a special night practice is arranged for Jessica to participate in. After chasing her from state to state, Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton find her singing with the group, and Bill sheds a bloody tear, moved by her voice and feeling guilty for what he's taken from her as her maker.
The Songs: 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson, 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' by Bonnie Tyler


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Tillie

Okay, here it is:

Glee meets Entourage.

oh, forget it. I can't write one as clever as yours. what would happen when Rachel met Johnny Drama?

June 15 2010 at 11:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JT

'Glee' meets 'Heroes'

Confusion reigns when it is suddenly found out that Terri can create fire with her bare hands, Emma can suddenly speak five languages and knows a bunch of facts, Sandy Ryerson can turn things at the Sheets and Things store turn to gold, and a new Cheerio that just transferred in keeps getting dropped on her head to no ill effects.

Things are put back to normal when somethings really confusing involving shape-shifters, time travel, a flying man, and some guy with a tortoise all converge in a way that no one can really explain to erase everyone's memories.

Songs: 'Fire' by Bruce Springsteen, 'Heart of Gold' by Neil Young, 'I Need a Hero' by Bonnie Tyler

June 14 2010 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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