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Posted Jul 15, 2010 @ 1:44 PM

I imagine they'll still be some unresolved tension between Burt and Finn in S2, even if Kurt and Finn are friends again and Burt and Carole are still together. I don't think that's a bad thing, it'd be nice to see Mike and Cory playing the wariness between their characters. But when Kurt's boyfriend comes along I can imagine Burt turning to Finn for advice on how to deal with it.

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Posted Jul 22, 2010 @ 7:06 AM

Boston.com - The Everyman: For years, Hollywood saw Mike O’Malley only as a laugh-track sitcom guy. Now the New Hampshire native is finally getting the respect he deserves.

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Posted Jul 22, 2010 @ 11:40 AM

Do we know which episode (or episodes, I dunno how this category works) he's submitting for himself?

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Posted Jul 22, 2010 @ 2:57 PM

Wheels, I believe. I think that's a good choice, as he gets to showcase a whole load of emotions: teasing of Kurt at first, then tender concern; rage at Mr Shuester & Figgins; hurt at the phone call where the person on the line calls his son a f*g; then anger/confusion/hurt at first when Kurt reveals he screwed up the high F, followed by pride & affection and trying not to lose it emotionally...

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Posted Jul 22, 2010 @ 4:24 PM

Ah, good to hear. That's the one I would have chosen for all the reasons you listed!

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Posted Sep 30, 2010 @ 2:33 PM

I watched "Britney/Brittany" on Hulu, so I didn't get to see the episode 3 preview until I sought it out today.

Holy crap. I'm already tearing up.

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Posted Oct 7, 2010 @ 6:55 AM

So happy to have Mike O'Malley back on my screen. I hope Burt will get more to do than lie on a bed next week. I also hope they don't rush through Burt's recovery. I'd like to see Burt slowly returning to health, maybe making some drastic changes to his diet and lifestyle. I wonder if he'll have any guilt issues for putting Kurt through all that turmoil. Burt could've died and the last thing he would have said to his son is that he was disappointed in him. And it seems Burt went to the garage for greasy salami rather than eating what Kurt had brought him.

Burt and Kurt's dynamic continues to be wonderfully written. On one level it's very much parent/teenager with Kurt wanting to do his own thing on Friday nights and Burt griping about it being family time. But in many ways Kurt has assumed the motherly role in their family - making Burt a healthy breakfast, fussing over Burt's bad eating habits and saying that he never dresses himself properly. It's very mother hen-ish. Judging by the raw chicken story it seems Burt tried to fill the hole that his late wife left but quickly realised that he was hopeless at it, so Kurt had to step up and take that duty himself. I'm also assuming that since there were no aunts, uncles or grandparents rushing to Burt's bedside that the Hummels have no other close family, at least not living in Lima. I know that Burt was criticised for rushing into a house sharing situation with Carole and Finn, but it occurs to me that Burt may be striving to create this new family unit partly so if anything did happen to him Kurt wouldn't be left orphaned and living with some foster parents who Burt doesn't know or trust.

I loved the Kurt/Burt flashbacks so much. Not only because they were adorable but they also showed how their father/son relationship has always been a compromise. Burt teaching his son to ride a bike seems like the sort of fatherly thing he would want to do, even if Kurt isn't very good at it and keeps falling off. And then we see Burt looking so out of place at Kurt's dainty little tea party, but it's beautiful that Burt tries to make Kurt happy, sticking his pinkie out while slipping from his tiny tea cup.

Edited by Rosencrantz 13, Oct 7, 2010 @ 7:00 AM.


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Posted Feb 5, 2011 @ 10:34 AM

Mike O'Malley was on Conan on Thursday. It was a pretty funny interview. He mentioned that his name always seems to follow "The surprisingly good" these days and he doesn't know if he should take that as a compliment or not. He also talked about how his scenes are always the least gleeful and usually take place in the basement (which I totally didn't think of until they mentioned it). He also said that he was told he didn't need any makeup to play a heart attack victim, which again he wasn't sure how to take that.

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Posted Mar 9, 2011 @ 5:59 PM

I loved Burt last night! Best. Dad. Ever. Mike O'Malley was awesome.

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Posted Mar 10, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

Burt Hummel is my hero. The emotional side of sex is so often overlooked when teaching about it to kids. Also every child deserves to hear their parent tell them that they matter the way Burt told Kurt. So touching.

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Posted Mar 10, 2011 @ 3:13 PM

Burt was spot on in his sex talk with Kurt. O'Malley is an incredible actor.

It just so annoying that the writers presented it as if he need Blaine to jumpstart the conversation. The groundwork had already been laid with his conversatoin with Kurt during BIOTA.

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Posted Mar 10, 2011 @ 3:16 PM

I didn't think the point was that Blaine had to force Burt to talk to Kurt, I thought the point there was that Blaine cared that much about Kurt and not Burt knows that too. Everything about how Burt handled the chat with Blaine said to me that he already knew it was true, but that he was glad to see Kurt having a friend like that. And that the writers got some Burt and Blaine action going in the first place.

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Posted Mar 10, 2011 @ 3:31 PM

Burt would have had The Talk with Kurt eventually, but there was some discomfort with the idea in BIOTA and I do think he was putting off the conversation some. That said, something would have happened to let him know he shouldn't be avoiding it any longer and it didn't necessarily have to be Blaine. I think Kurt kissing a guy or going on a date would have done the trick as well. Or him catching Kurt watching a gay porno. The catalyst could have been a number of things, but I think the writers wanted to have a Burt/Blaine talk so we could get some backstory on Blaine and have him be in a scene without Kurt for once.

For the record, I think it's even more admirable that Burt got over any hangups he might have had over the idea of Kurt being intimate with guys. As opposed to him being hunky-dory with gay sex all along. He's willing to step out of his comfort zone to be there for his son and that says a lot.

(I was one of those kids whose parents weren't comfortable with sex and had to learn from the internet and taking a sexuality class in college, so I'm totally biased here.)

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Posted Mar 10, 2011 @ 3:59 PM

For the record, I think it's even more admirable that Burt got over any hangups he might have had over the idea of Kurt being intimate with guys. As opposed to him being hunky-dory with gay sex all along. He's willing to step out of his comfort zone to be there for his son and that says a lot.



This so much. There is a matter of fact ness about Kurt Hummell that trumps other TV parent's "empathy and "understanding" . He's like a single malt bottle of scotch, unadulterated.

It's not that he has more knowledge or sophistication then others, it's more that he cuts to the chase what the core issues are. The fact that he knows time with his son doing mundane things is important speaks volumes..(ie cooking because it's what they both enjoy doing it together , though it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figgure that Burt would love to be hunting and fishing with Kurt, but that ain't gonna happen)

but I think the writers wanted to have a Burt/Blaine talk so we could get some backstory on Blaine and have him be in a scene without Kurt for once.


I would have loved a conversaton where Burt talks to Blaine about the inappropriatenes of ending up drunk at his home then sleeping in Kurt's bed. Burt doesn't strike me as so clueless he doesn't realize Kurt has a thing for Blaine. And naturally, Burt's concern would be with Kurt ending up being hurt.

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Posted Mar 14, 2011 @ 1:20 AM

I just stumbled on this and it made me laugh so hard, my sister thinks I'm crazy.

Burt Hummel, Old Spice

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Posted Mar 16, 2011 @ 1:31 PM

Was anyone else feeling the pain for Burt and Carole in this episode? Yeah, I know they weren't in it, but they kind of got stuck between a rock and a hard place. Unless Aural intensity one, either way one of their kids was going to win and the other wasn't. And while Kurt seemed to be being very mature in his outward reaction to ND winning, they've both gotta know that hurt. Which would be fine, except Finn's got every right to be happy.

I have a feeling that was not a fun weekend at the Hudson-Hummel residence.

(And yes, also, Blaine had better watch out once Burt figures out he's dating Kurt. (If the writers remember to have continuity, that is.) Saying "hey, talk to your son about sex, would ya?" and then getting together with him a week or two later... Oh, Blaine, sweetie. You'd better start talking. Or running.)

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Posted Mar 16, 2011 @ 1:40 PM

I wish we had more parental interaction on this show. Cut one of the many redundant Sue/Will/Emma scenes and throw in a different type of adult for once. I actually think we have a good amount of Burt -- I want more Carol, Rachel's dad's, and Puck's, Santana's, and Brittany's parents.

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Posted Jan 5, 2012 @ 9:55 PM

What does everyone think of how Burt's been portrayed this season so far? Out of all the adults on the show, he's my favorite. I only like Sue when she's interacting with Kurt.. her fondness for him makes her human and Shuester's just an ass.

Anyways, I liked how he decided to run against Sue, wanting to make sure the arts were protected. My heart tightened the way he just quietly said "Glee club saved my kid's life."

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Posted Jan 6, 2012 @ 12:16 AM

Burt really did step up to the plate on that one. I'm surprised they let him win though, instead of just spoiling Sue's campaign because I have no idea where they can take this from here. Is Burt actually going to be an active politician or is this just going to be yet another thing that is quietly dropped?

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Posted Jan 6, 2012 @ 12:34 AM

My big issue with Burt is his whole "write your own part" in Unicorn. His advice as career advice was very questionable, however i think that the bigger point was that he was telling Kurt, F*** that, you are you and you are fine the way you are.
As a Dad, I think that was important above all else, to tell Kurt there was nothing wrong with him. Burt is not a director nor a performing arts expert.

I did love how he seemed to be judging Kurt when his son was babbling about how he thought about cheating in the Presidential race.

Edited by delplata, Jan 6, 2012 @ 12:34 AM.


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Posted Jan 6, 2012 @ 12:41 AM

I did love how he seemed to be judging Kurt when his son was babbling about how he thought about cheating in the Presidential race.


He does seem to have a good judging face. Not as harsh as Kurt's, heh, but he has one.

Personally I'd love to have him have some future scenes where he's dealing with his son maturing and going off to college. It's got to be hard for a father like him.. Before Carole and Finn, it seemed like they had a very co dependent relationship, (due to being widowed/single father and health issues in S2) and I'm sure being married has lessened it, but it still has to be hard for him.

I've seen comments where others suggest that Kurt got Burt wrapped around his finger, even though Burt knows his son. I can see Kurt being spoiled a little... but does it appear that way?

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Posted Jan 6, 2012 @ 3:49 AM

I did love how he seemed to be judging Kurt when his son was babbling about how he thought about cheating in the Presidential race.


I liked this as well.

To my suprise I have generally liked Burt this season, since in S2 he was definitely in my TOP3 most disliked characters. Or well, I didn't really even consider him a character, I felt like his and Kurt's scenes were not even a part of the show but some mid-show specials to deliver the Very Special Messagef of the Week. On re-runs I think I flashforward every single Burt -scene since "Laryngitis", since Burt/Kurt -scenes alternatively annoy, bore or make me uncomfortable. I feel like this season Burt has become more like a character in this show should be, and I have liked his scenes with Will (it was time he got a male friend, all the adults but him and Figgins in WMHS are female!) I didn't even think the scene in "I Am Unicorn" was that bad (even though I find the actual advice horrendously bad) and I liked that they were casually wondering in the shop while talking at it wasn't made to be the most serious life-changing conversation in the history of all conversations ever.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 1:48 PM

Burt Hummel is on the list of AfterElton's Top 50 Favorite Characters: He's number 38

Some of the series’ most emotional moments revolve around Burt and Kurt Hummel’s relationship, from Kurt singing “Blackbird” while keeping vigil at his father’s bedside after Burt suffered a heart attack to Burt admonishing Finn (Cory Monteith) to stand up for his stepbrother at school. No matter what, Burt is always in Kurt’s corner. And because of that, we’re always in Burt’s.



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Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 7:13 PM

Burt Hummel is on the list of AfterElton's Top 50 Favorite Characters: He's number 38

Some of the series’ most emotional moments revolve around Burt and Kurt Hummel’s relationship, from Kurt singing “Blackbird” while keeping vigil at his father’s bedside after Burt suffered a heart attack to Burt admonishing Finn (Cory Monteith) to stand up for his stepbrother at school. No matter what, Burt is always in Kurt’s corner. And because of that, we’re always in Burt’s.

This is great, I'm a huge fan of Burt Hummel, Best Teevee Dad EVER ™...but does the person who wrote this little blurb even watch the show?? Kurt sang Blackbird for...his dead bird. RACHEL sang at Burt's bedside (and risked blowing up the whole hospital burning a candle in a room where someone's on oxygen...talk about not doing your research!).

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Posted May 6, 2012 @ 1:15 AM

Burt has always been my favorite supporting character from Season 1 onwards.

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Posted May 25, 2012 @ 3:14 PM

Best. Present. Ever. Also, the best moment from a wildly uneven episode.

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Posted Nov 8, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

So, did he win reelection, or what?

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Posted Dec 22, 2012 @ 1:42 PM

I dunno giving him prostate cancer is like keeping a death scene for Burt in the show's back pocket.