Glee (2009–2015)
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Hold on to Sixteen 

In an attempt to recruit a few more members, Finn tracks down former teammate Sam Evans and convinces him to come back to the Glee Club.


Bradley Buecker


Ryan Murphy (created by), Ross Maxwell (staff writer) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dianna Agron ... Quinn Fabray
Chris Colfer ... Kurt Hummel
Darren Criss ... Blaine Anderson
Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester (credit only)
Jayma Mays ... Emma Pillsbury
Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams
Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith ... Finn Hudson
Heather Morris ... Brittany S. Pierce
Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester
Amber Riley ... Mercedes Jones
Naya Rivera ... Santana Lopez
Mark Salling ... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Harry Shum Jr. ... Mike Chang
Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang


In an attempt to recruit a few more members, Finn tracks down former teammate Sam Evans and convinces him to come back to the glee club. Tina comes to the defense of Mike and encourages him to pursue his dream while McKinley prepares to host the big sectionals performance. Written by Fox Publicity

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Plot Keywords:

lesbian | See All (1) »


Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


New Directions does a trio of Jackson songs, From ABC by The Jackson 5, to Control by Janet Jackson, to Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson. See more »


During the performance of man in the mirror, you can clearly see a cameraman and crew member See more »


Finn Hudson: [after seeing Sam performing on stage as a stripper] That's an image I'll never be able to get out of my mind.
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References Fight Club (1999) See more »


Written by Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Janet Jackson
Performed by Dianna Agron, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale and the Glee Cast (New Directions)
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20 March 2012 | by lekud26See all my reviews

I happened across this episode recently and watched it for 10 excruciating minutes. I have no idea why anyone thinks this is a 'superior' series - the so-called acting was non-existent, the 'stage-production' scene was awful, and the pathetic fake crowd screaming applause bizarre. My daughter's Grade 9 modern dance class is far superior to the poor timing shown by the cast (even with ridiculous 5 second editing cuts). These 'actors' and 'producers' get paid for this stuff? I despair if this is what USA TV has fallen to. What is the point of putting a fake character in a wheelchair on the stage? Simply to try to make the episode look twee so that the idiots that watch American Idols watch this rubbish. Compared to the realism of "The Secret Life of American Teenager" this is not even fake entertainment - it should make any intelligent person cringe with horror.

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