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Thanks To Ryan Murphy and GLEE

4 comments | November 24th, 2011

As many a rock-star has said as their show has ended "THANK YOU."  Today, we're reprinting a story we first put up on Huffington Post. IN it we give thanks for Ryan Murphy and Glee.  Here we go:

I practically assaulted Ryan Murphy the other night.

Not in a bad way — though he might have thought so. But I did pretty much hit him over the head and punch him in the stomach with effusive praise and adoration. And I'm not even a Gleek. No, my sycophantishness (sic) wasn't because of the show per se, but because of what the show's done. In my opinion, Glee's one of the most culturally important TV shows — ever. And ever is a long time.

Why so much love for a show I don't really watch? Because Ryan's used the show and his platform as a creator to change the world. Hyperbole? Nope. He's saved lives and made lives better. He's given kids (and people) of all shapes, sizes, colors, persuasions, orientations, abilities and disabilities, the permission, and at least some measure of comfort, to be themselves, to withstand peer pressure, and to break-free of Breakfast Club stereotypes. And with a catchy set of song and dance numbers to boot.

(read the rest of our homage here: http://su.pr/1O6C55).  Happy happy, everybody.  Oh, and THANK YOU.

4 comments

  • Petra T.

    Posted on November 26, 2011

    Hah. I saw this in Huffington Post and did not even realize it was you guys! I love Glee. Great story.

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  • Happy Momma

    Posted on November 26, 2011

    I have been telling my husband for 2 years that this show has helped our boy come out of his shell. He’s always been reserved, felt like he’s different then the other kids. He’s become so much more alive. I do not know if it really is this show, or age, or I do not know what and I do not care. My boy is doing great.

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  • Mama's Tantrum

    Posted on November 28, 2011

    Ryan Murphy had me at Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. Brilliant. All of it is pure brilliance.

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  • offourchests

    Posted on November 29, 2011

    Hey, Mama’s Tantrum. What about the Soprano’s? I think they went first:)

    Yes, as the french say, j’adore Ryan et GLEE.

    Thanks for writing. It’s always nice to see you here.

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