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Best Camp Number of the Season

Okay, Glee takes the cake for the campiest, most hilarious show on television right now. This send-up of ordinary high school cliches (the final moment of the big football game of the entire high school season) is one reason the show is so good; other episodes have sent up the cheerleader’s car wash; the over-zealous show choir; and the teacher’s dreams of small stage-fame.

Last night’s clip perfectly skewered Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. I love the fact that the show doesn’t take itself too seriously:

Glee‘s creator, Ryan Murphy, created another great television show, Nip/Tuck, about the absurdness of plastic surgery. I’m in love with this show, and not just because I’m a recovering theater musical nerd.

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