Cheerio Brittany has had some of the best lines on Glee ever. Remember when she tried to get a refund on her salad by claiming it had a mouse in it? The actress who plays Brittany, Heather Morris, began her career not as a gifted comedienne but as a dancer, and this week’s [lastfm]Britney Spears[/lastfm]-themed episode finally gave Morris (whose character’s full name, Brittany S. Pearce, is revealed in the episode) a vehicle to display her dance talents.
Before Glee, Morris was a backup dancer for [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm], and helped to introduce the Single Ladies dance craze.
Take a look at Morris in action with Beyonce on the American Music Awards. She makes her entrance at the :50 mark.
Up until now, Morris’ Brittany has pretty much remained in the background when it comes to the musical numbers, but this week she had two opportunities to shine. Thanks to dentist John Stamos’ magical anesthesia, Brittany was given the chance to inhabit the other Britney with I’m A Slave 4 U and Me Against the Music with BFF Santana (Naya Rivera).
Slave 4 U
Me Against The Music
Brittany may have broken out as an amazing (although purely in fantasy) dancer in this episode, but she still retained plenty of the dense deadpan delivery that makes her one of my favorite characters on Glee. Here are a few gems from the episode:
I don’t brush my teeth. I rinse my mouth out with soda after I eat. I was pretty sure Dr. Pepper was a dentist.
This room looks like the one on that space ship where I got probed.
Please don’t pull all my teeth. When I smile I’ll look like an adult baby, but with boobs.
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