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The 'Glee' Bullying/'Born This Way' Episode Will Be 90 Minutes

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 29th 2011 12:00PM
GleeGet ready for a very special episode of 'Glee.' So special, in fact, that the episode is being expanded to 90 minutes instead of the usual 60.

The episode in question is the long-anticipated 'Born This Way' installment, in which bully Karofsky finally comes to terms with the fact that he's gay (presumably ... at least that's what we gather from past interviews with creator Ryan Murphy), but it will also feature several other characters struggling with acceptance and body-image issues, TV Line reports.

The story will obviously end with a triumphant rendition of Lady Gaga's hit, but throughout the episode, the zaftig Lauren Zizes (TV Squad BFF Ashley Fink) will run for prom queen, an unorthodox candidate for sure, and Rachel will consider getting a nose job, something star Lea Michele has been open about struggling with in the past.

Once producers get the official OK from the network, they'll use the 30 extra minutes to pack two extra musical numbers into the episode, which has mostly been shot already. It's not a Madonna- or Britney-style tribute, so the other songs won't necessarily be Lady Gaga, but we're hoping she gets at least one more for a Bieber-style homage.

More singing and dancing? Count us in. Especially if there's more Gaga on the menu.

No word yet on the scheduled air date for the episode.

Tell us: Does the prospect of an extra half hour of 'Glee' make you giddy, or does it make you want to change the channel?

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thomas dobias

one final thought before i turn off my mac laptop pc
think about shareing ideas and thoughts and maybe you alone
can do something important to change the world for the better
and maybe men could put down their weapons of war and maybe
there could be peace around the world? just something to think about.
this friday befor the royal wedding bye good night

April 27 2011 at 2:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thomas dobias

we need to speak against vioents against people who maybe differnt then themself like people of color
black or white latino asian or gay orbisexual even some one whose in wheel chair or uses a walker.
and sit down with them and talk and share you ideals or just talk to them about the weather or
sports. or just talk like people once did before tv talk raidio or the inernet oh im not against the use
of the internet or texxing but people today arnt awere about their surondings they are too busy
waiting for an answer to their emails why? we need to put a way our cell phones and laptops
one day this spring and summer just pick any day and turn off our cell phones and turn off our laptops too

April 27 2011 at 2:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thomas dobias

we people of america should hold an old fashion love in like the hippies did in the summer like they once
did in goden gate park in san francisco april 1967 people from across america and the wold and join
together as one blacks whites and famies with kids and neighbors and business men &women all left
their jobs for one day of love & peace on april 7th 1967. well lets doit again this summer of 2011
thorw a love in around americal & the world for more detailals email me a thomasdobia@gmail.com

April 27 2011 at 2:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thomas dobias

gay bulling is a hate crime becaues when you and your army of fellow bullyies tont and tease some one
because the love some of the same sex is wrong because you dont know the person that you have made
your persoal target. worst thing about bulling gay people they feel its a sin tobe homosexual becaues what
the bible says or jesus said? using the bible like a weapon isnt what jesus wanted us humans to use it for.
the holy bible is a book of love. the bible also tells us thu shu not speak wrong about your neighbor
and if your neighbor is gay and you spoke against him or her you spoke against you neighbor and you
went against what jesus said. if jesus is a man of love why do peoeple use the name of jesus to show
their hate for gay people?

April 27 2011 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thomas dobias

when i was a kid from gade school - jr high school and though out some of my high school years.
kids who knew i attended special ed classes use to say to me he tommy you go to those dummy.
i told tose brats back then im no dummy i just cant count my fours and read so well.
in high school i use to dress mod like a hippie with my purple bell bottoms jeans and my tye dye
shirt i made in art class. the names that some kids who bullyied me was sissy boy queer boy
and the dreaded fag it yes teen agers mostly the jocks use the other f- word ok it was their weapon of choice

April 27 2011 at 1:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mrsfujimojo

Bullying is a huge problem whether you find the prospect of it boring or not. Children have been killing themselves over this issue. Anytime a tv show, movie, song, or book can reach one person, means less bullying and less dying. I work at a public high school and I see this on a day to day basis. People need to accept each other for who they are. Get to know a person before they make judgements. Think about how they would feel if that was happening to them. I applaud Glee for tackling a rough subject.

April 06 2011 at 9:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Byrnes

It’s not Bullying, it is Aggession!

As long as we address these issues as “bullying,” “conflict resolution,” etc. we will continue to be befuddled by reacting to them and their potential of violence. “Conflict resolution” presupposed conflict! You are reacting to conflict, not preventing it! “Bullying” presupposes someone exhibiting bullying behavior. You are reacting to bullying behavior, not preventing it. Only when we understand that “conflict,” “bullying” and any predatory behaviors are simply elements of an Aggression Continuum and that through this Continuum we can foresee conflict, bullying and any predatory behavior prior to an aggressor actually exhibiting these behaviors, can we actually prevent conflict, bullying and predatory behaviors. To learn more visit http://blog.AggressionManagement.com

March 30 2011 at 8:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
shadowracer

No. There's too much singing and dancing already. I swear each episode in the first half of this season probably had less than ten minutes of actual story progression.

Enough with the bullying already. Hopefully they'll drop it after this episode. It's boring.

March 29 2011 at 5:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben Murphy

Giddy.

March 29 2011 at 2:42 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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