I am a huge fan of the TV show “Glee,” which has its second season premiere Tuesday, September 21. I spent the summer re-watching the first season’s episodes and listening to all the music therein.
What a wonderful world, and no, they haven’t done that song (yet).
For the uninitiated, “Glee” takes place in a high school in Ohio. The main characters are the members of a glee club and their teacher, and the cheerleading coach who is out to get them.
The unofficial symbol of the show is the classic “loser” sign: a letter L in front of the forehead. If you look on any “Glee” website, each character is pictured with the loser symbol. It’s very Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Cue the Beck song, “Loser.” In fact, the characters sing it in the episode called “Funk.” Right there, in the middle of Sheets ‘n Things, Puck and Finn and Terri and Mr. Ryerson and Howard Bamboo and everyone else sings, “I’m a loser, baby. So why don’t you kill me?”
Shocked? Are you similarly shocked by Isaiah 53:6, which says, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Yes, I’m a loser, baby. So is Quinn, the head cheerleader who got pregnant. So is Tina, who dresses Goth to express herself. So are Kurt and Artie and Mr. Shuester and even Sue Sylvester.
What are you gonna do? Kill us? We’re all just a bunch of sheep, desperate for a Shepherd.