Sorry for the second TV related post in less than two weeks. But sometimes you see something that just calls for it.
This guy you all. This guy:
Ever since Mike O’Malley first appeared on Glee, I’ve been blown away by his performance as Burt Hummel, the middle-class blue collar father of a flamboyant gay kid, Kurt. I tried to get people to see the awesome, and a few did (i.e. The Unprofessional Critic). But most people were like, ‘oh. That’s the guy who hosted Guts.’ And yeah, we all know him best from his crappy sitcom work.
Then this past week on Glee, he had his moment. This moment that very well may define his career. He got to carry a scene – a dramatic scene and he scored an A+.
Normally, Burt Hummel is supportive of his son in a somewhat begrudging, low-key sort of way. It’s obvious that this car mechanic just doesn’t get his kid. But you try to use the word fag in his house and his protective instinct comes out.
It’s not just that this scene is so great, which it is. It’s just that in Glee, the dramatic scenes are usually there to set up a song and dance number. But this scene of a father protecting his son is one of the realest, rawest, most emotionally honest scenes I’ve ever seen on television. And I can’t believe it came from something as campy as Glee!
Give him an Emmy already.
The quality sucks. Unfortunately it took me forever to even find the scene online.