Top 10 Unforgettable Glee Moments



Top 10 Unforgettable Glee Moments

Script written by Carly Comtois

Top 10 Unforgettable Glee Moments


Calling all Gleeks! There were so many moments on Glee it was hard to choose a Top 10! Remember the double wedding? Or that Shelby was actually Rachel's mother? When Will and Emma got married, Finn's death, Finn's proposal to Rachel, Rachel singing after Finn's death, the Don't Stop Believing performance, National's Victory and when Quinn was pregnant?! These are just a few of the most unforgettable moments from Glee!

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Top 10 Most Unforgettable Glee Moments

Gleeks, rejoice! Welcome to MsMojo and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Unforgettable Glee Moments.

For this list, we’ve chosen memorable moments from this musical comedy series’ six seasons. In case you STILL haven’t seen the whole show, a SPOILER ALERT is now in effect.

#10: The Double Wedding
“A Wedding”

After six seasons of toying with our emotions, these two on-again off-again couples finally tied the knot in one of “Glee”’s final episodes. Fans rejoiced when Blaine proposed to Kurt back in season five, but were devastated when their engagement was cut short. When Santana and Brittany reveal their master plan to have their friends get married alongside them at their own wedding, viewers were screaming, “Do it!” So not only did we get the “Brittana” wedding of our dreams; we also got the double wedding we didn’t even know we needed, and we couldn’t have been more satisfied.

#9: Shelby Is Rachel’s Mother

When Broadway legend Idina Menzel first guest-starred on the show as head of the rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline, viewers noted how much she and Rachel looked alike. It didn’t take long for it to be revealed to us that she was indeed playing Rachel’s on-screen birth mother – though it’s hard to believe the actresses aren’t related in real life! It took longer still for Rachel to find out that Shelby was her mother. Unfortunately, Rachel doesn’t get the fairytale ending she hopes for since Shelby doesn’t want that kind of relationship with her. But at least we get to hear them sing together.

#8: Will & Emma Get Married
“All or Nothing”

While “Glee” mostly centers around the love lives of the kids in glee club, one of the cutest romances on the show is that of co-workers Will and Emma. After overcoming bad marriages, relationships with other people, and even one failed attempt at a big church wedding, it all comes down to this simple moment. Without a huge and fancy ceremony to scare her, Emma’s finally able to exchange vows with the man she loves, and recalls how she loved him from the “gooey” start. Surrounded by the glee club in the choir room, these two finally – and quickly – skip to the part we’d all been waiting for.

#7: Finn Proposes to Rachel

There are so many couples on this show we eventually lost track, but we always kept our eyes on “Finchel.” These two always had feelings for each other, even when they were dating other people. After Will proposes to Emma, Finn decides he wants to spend his life with Rachel, and decides to pop the question himself. On the auditorium stage where their romance first blossomed, Finn talks about how much of an inspiration Rachel has been to him. Without any grandiose gestures, he gives a heartfelt and genuine speech. Finally, he takes out the ring and asks a surprised Rachel to marry him. 

#6: The Prom Meltdowns
“Prom Queen”

On his prom night, Kurt is the victim of a cruel prank and is announced as Prom Queen. It wouldn’t be “Glee” without even more drama though, and we see Finn fight Rachel’s prom date, Jesse; Brittany consoles an upset Santana; and Rachel was blamed for Quinn losing the title of Queen. This episode in particular tackles tough subjects like homophobia, and shows Kurt for the strong character he is when he comes back to accept his crown. Unfortunately, Prom King Karofsky isn’t ready to show who he truly is, and refuses to dance with Kurt. Fortunately, however, this disastrous prom does have its heartfelt moments, and the next year’s prom goes much better when Santana and Quinn rig the votes so Rachel and Finn win prom queen and king. 

#5: Quinn Is Pregnant

Season one introduced us to the squeaky-clean Quinn Fabray, head cheerleader, president of the Celibacy Club and girlfriend to jock Finn Hudson. So it came as a shock to viewers – and especially Finn – when Quinn got pregnant. Finn, a sweetheart but not always the brightest, accepted that he was the father, even though they hadn’t had sex. Meanwhile, the baby’s actual father, Puck, proved he was ready for fatherhood. Both boys’ songs dedicated to the unborn child melted viewers’ hearts. Ultimately, the baby would find a home instead with Rachel’s birth mother Shelby, but needless to say, the entire experience made Quinn grow into a strong woman, despite everything thrown at her. 

#4: Burt & Carole Get Married

As much as this episode is about Burt and Carole’s wedding – and trust us, we love Burt and Carole – it’s just as much about the union of Finn and Kurt as stepbrothers. The two glee club members didn’t hit it off at first because Kurt had a huge crush on Finn and Finn felt awkward around him, which became especially apparent when they moved in together and Finn insulted Kurt’s... extravagant decor. But during their parents’ wedding, when Finn sings to Kurt, it becomes clear that they now love each other like real brothers, and want nothing more than to be one big happy family, making the day even more special for Burt and Carole.

#3: Nationals Victory

The glee club constantly proved they were about more than performing, since we saw friendships, relationships, and lifelong bonds formed there. But sometimes, all we wanted was to see them compete against other glee clubs. Throughout the first two seasons, New Directions came dead last during Regionals and lost Nationals because of an unplanned onstage kiss, so by the time season three rolled around, they – and we – wanted the title. Bad. Opening with a bang with “Edge of Glory,” Rachel then brings the house down with her rendition of “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” Finally, the entire cast delivers an energetic and dynamic cover of a Meat Loaf tune. It doesn’t come as a surprise, but we’re incredibly satisfied when they win the Nationals trophy. 

#2: “Don’t Stop Believin’” Performance

You didn’t think we’d forget THIS, did you? In a simple but impassioned performance of the Journey hit, “Glee” proved from its pilot how good the cast could be. What’s more, without this epic performance, Will might’ve given up on the glee club. It’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” that makes him realize a place for kids to feel safe and accepted is possible, and worth fighting for. The song acts as an anthem for what the show’s all about, remaining one of their most iconic performances. “Don’t Stop Believin’” was revisited five more times during the show, including the first part of the series finale where Will remembers that first time. It brought the glee club together in the first place and made us believe in “Glee” from the start.

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- Santana Tells Brittany She Loves Her

- The Football Team Dances to “Single Ladies”

- Sue Sylvester Goes on a Rampage
“The Sue Sylvester Shuffle”

#1: Rachel Sings After Finn’s Death

This is a moment that “Glee” fans still can’t get over. Cory Monteith, who played Finn on the show, tragically died of a drug overdose in July 2013, before the cast began shooting season five. With the cast and crew left in shock, production was postponed. When season five did return, it did so on a high note, but in the third episode they finally paid tribute to Monteith by addressing the death of his character, Finn. Besides the opening number where the entire cast sings a song in his honor, as well as Santana’s breakdown, Lea Michele’s performance was most notable, as she had been Monteith’s real-life girlfriend. When Rachel sang “Make You Feel My Love” in his memory, we all felt it.

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I would've tied "I Lived" and the gun shot.