They always have been there and they always will be there. Some people hate it. Some people love it. Some people are meh on it.
They have always been there. They will always be there. As long as their as artists who are more than happy to let glee peruse their song catalogue then they will happen.
Gooood. Goood. Yes we need more tributes.
Love it. Embrace it. Move on.
More often then not something like this happens. At least once in the episode.
The most recent tribute episode was one about The Beatles. There is also an upcoming Billy Joel tribute episode. It’s something that will be done until glee ends. Like I said, embrace it.
Now tributes for the most part can be hit or miss. It’s usually just a bunch of songs crammed in by the artist with some thinly made plot. Ultimately the music is pretty awesome, but it’s really just a filler episode. Oh and then all the teenagers blurt out random facts about the artist/band they are covering. That part always sounds super weird.
Now there are some cases where a balance between song, plot, and tribute is somewhat well maintained. Some of these examples include “Power of Madonna” (season one episode fourteen), “Saturday Night Glee-ver” (season three episode sixteen), and “Dance With Somebody” (season three episode seventeen).
So what other artists should glee pay tribute too?
The thing about saying goodbye is that it’s a really heart-wrenching thing to do.
I never say “goodbye”. I say “see ya later,” “ciao,” “I love you,” or something of that variant. I never like to say “goodbye”. It implies a permanence. I prefer to hope that I will see the person again.
Of course, I said “goodbye” several times in the course of my life to great-grandparents, to grandparents, and (the hardest one) to my mother when I saw her the last time before she died of cancer.
Shortly after his death, I said my “goodbye” to Cory Monteith. His life was short and imperfect with a tragic end but a legacy that will inspire love. It is my hope that Cory will be remembered for the legacy of love and joy over the demons of his death.
Now, though, it is time to say another goodbye to Finn Hudson.