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Watch: 'Glee' Dad Offers a Lesson About the Word 'Fag'


Burt Hummel tells Finn he won't stand for the word "faggy" in his home, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Burt Hummel is a big piece of yummy.

    Posted by: The Milkman | May 26, 2010 5:02:45 PM

  2. dayum. its true, its still acceptable to use homosexuality as an insult, even to/around homosexuals. then we all pretend its supposed to mean something else.

    on a separate note, I just realized they are named burt and kurt.

    Posted by: Wes | May 26, 2010 5:03:36 PM

  3. this was handled so well, it brought tears to my eyes, and most poignant was that Burt chose his Son over Finn's Mom!!!!

    Posted by: AlexInBoston | May 26, 2010 5:07:52 PM

  4. Glee just earned itself another fan.

    Posted by: TommyOC | May 26, 2010 5:08:26 PM

  5. whenever I see mike o'malley (burt hummel) I think of GUTS on nickelodeon

    Posted by: Wes | May 26, 2010 5:09:34 PM

  6. Agreed, this rocked, but Kurt is still acting creepy. :)

    Posted by: ColinATL | May 26, 2010 5:09:35 PM

  7. This show has saved someone's life.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 26, 2010 5:09:39 PM

  8. That scene was great. But the best part of last night's episode was when a high school girl was reunited with her estranged biological mother and together they sang a song about faking an orgasm.

    Posted by: crispy | May 26, 2010 5:14:28 PM

  9. I have not seen the show but I will watch for it when they do reruns.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | May 26, 2010 5:14:53 PM

  10. It was a well-done scene. Even the actors said in interviews that while it felt emotional on paper, it really took on a life of its own when they actually performed. It hit all the important points, and I hope that the show will resolve the tension between Kurt and Fin with more than just the end of the ep we got last night...

    Posted by: DR | May 26, 2010 5:19:48 PM

  11. Glee is such a great fantasy... If only real life were like that!

    And ditto ColinATL... But we've all been there :)

    Posted by: Feral | May 26, 2010 5:20:10 PM

  12. The second season has been a bit of a letdown - until last night. This scene was the kind of excellent dramatic writing I had come to expect from the show and thought they had lost touch with.

    Posted by: Bill | May 26, 2010 5:22:11 PM

  13. normally, I don't comment on this sort of stuff.

    but all I can say is...WOW!

    Just Wow!

    Posted by: Ben in Oakland | May 26, 2010 5:34:19 PM

  14. This choked me up. Great scene. Don't watch the show but want to now!

    Posted by: Mark | May 26, 2010 5:41:36 PM

  15. We've been trying to organize a group of Facebook to get Mike O'Malley an Emmy nomination. He is so tremendous playing Burt Hummel. In a single scene last night, no singing, he steals the show. The actor has taken great writing and knocked this character out of the park.

    So if you're on Facebook, find us and join the Get Mike O'Malley An Emmy Nomination.

    This character and these speeches wouldn't work as well if this guy weren't doing as an amazing job wiht the material as he is.

    Posted by: Bart | May 26, 2010 5:49:02 PM

  16. This is a great scene Burt Hummel character is an awesome father. But Kurt deserved to be yelled at. Kurt has been creeping and stalking on Finn for awhile. He even got his and Finn’s parents to move in together so they could share a room without Finn’s knowledge. Kurt tells the bullies that he will not change who is for anyone. Then why must Finn turn into something he is not?

    Posted by: brad | May 26, 2010 5:51:27 PM

  17. It seems that I was the only one who thought the scene was ridiculous and silly. Kurt's dad -- aka the adult -- tells Finn -- aka the kid -- that the latter can no longer stay in the house because he used the word "faggot." Wow, that's a really *great* way to teach a kid a lesson... by kicking him out. Anyone else see the irony?? RIDICULOUS AND OFFENSIVE!! No one should parent like that, EVER.

    The scene not shown here involves Finn learning his "faggot" lesson by dressing up in drag to save the nelly Kurt from being beat up. WTF?! So the lesson here: you have to be like somebody else (straight guy dresses up like a drag queen, which he isn't interested in doing or being) in order to show you've learned a lesson? What a bunch of crap! If Finn had just shown up as "him," without apologies or shower curtains, it would have been more powerful. But to show up as a character was unnecessary and defeated the whole point they were painfully trying to make.

    I like Glee less and less every time I watch it. It's becoming some after school special trying to overtly shove "feel good" crap down people's throats through cheeky lines and cliched stories. Dang... Glee had a lot of potential to change hearts and minds on our issues. I hope they can put the show back on the rails.

    Posted by: Brett | May 26, 2010 5:51:41 PM

  18. THAT deserves a few Emmys. Wow. *totally choked up*

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | May 26, 2010 5:52:30 PM

  19. Faggy and faggot are not nice words. However, part of this is Kurt's problem. He's a manipulator. He manipulated Finn and his mom getting together with Burt just so he and Finn could be together. Finn's creeped out by Kurt's manipulation to "fix" the room in what he thinks is what Finn likes. Bringing the faggot word is not nice, but Kurt brought it on himself by his manipulation.

    Posted by: Joseph SingerJ | May 26, 2010 6:02:23 PM

  20. Setting the plotlines aside. What Burt said should be permanently etched into the heart and soul of every mom, dad and best friend of any gay kid out there.

    Posted by: LonerAZ | May 26, 2010 6:05:51 PM

  21. I've never watched an episode of this show. I'll correct that immediately.

    Posted by: David T | May 26, 2010 6:09:42 PM

  22. @BRETT -- yeah... it's just you, honey. Just you.

    You know, I think Kurt's been off, and I think he'll apologize to Finn, but come on -- as someone who's known dozens of real people who were KICKED OUT of their own homes and families for who they love, I'll take this "feel good crap" thanks!

    As well, this is FOX in prime time having a dad speaking directly to the masses about how to love your gay kids. That IS its potential to change hearts and minds.

    Posted by: Strepsi | May 26, 2010 6:38:49 PM

  23. waaahhh he used the word "fag" waaaaahhh...

    the more importance you give it, the more power you give it. Glee is the WORST!!!

    Posted by: why? | May 26, 2010 6:52:44 PM

  24. Watched this episode in a movie theater here in Columbus, OH last night and during this scene the usually chatty crowd went completely, eerily silent. It was a powerful moment.

    Posted by: virtualdespot | May 26, 2010 7:01:17 PM

  25. @ WHY?

    Honey You ARE a "FAGGOT" Now shut up!

    Glee was making a point stupid.Some of you queens really need to take a good long hard look in the mirror and reexamine your lives.The kind of bullshit I see spewed by the likes of you cunts here (i.e. Tank) is just a disgrace to all gay people.Go get laid or smoke a joint or something.

    Posted by: Rocky | May 26, 2010 7:11:28 PM

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