And then we cut to Rachel entering the McKinley auditorium wearing this. And it looks great, but it loses some points for lack of insanity, since it could double as a smart cocktail dress. The girls (and Kurt) are all wearing their Gaga looks, still or again or whatever. And then Will introduces the boys (minus Kurt, and also Jesse, who neither appears nor is mentioned in this episode). And the boys are singing an excellent cover of "Shout It Out Loud," by that very theatrical rock band KISS, complete with makeup and outer-space gladiator costumes. Solos come from Finn, Puck and Artie, with Mike and Matt providing some nice backing vocals as well as rocking out the dancing. The girls (plus Kurt) get into it in the audience. Will tells them it was great and asks what the costumes represent. And then, it's a day that will live in history as Mike Chang gets his first line in the back nine. It's just "We did our research, Mr. Schue." But still, that's something. And then, even more remarkably, Matt Rutherford gets a line -- "And I'm dressed as the guy that replaced Artie when he quit." Remember this day, kids -- someday you'll tell your grandchildren about it.
Kurt and Tina walk down some stairs, critiquing the boys' performance. Tina's big problem was that "Finn kept sticking his tongue out and I couldn't stop picturing him licking stuff. It was disturbing." And then they turn a corner and are brought up short, because they're face to face with the meatheads, who tell them that "Gaga has got to go" as they back our shiny pair up against a wall.
Cut to the Hummel basement bedroom, which Kurt and Finn are apparently already sharing, because Finn is sitting in front of Kurt's vanity (by which I mean the piece of furniture and not the overwhelming ego), taking off his Kiss makeup. Kurt is re-Bedazzling his Gaga shoe and asking Finn if he could please ask his jock friends to try to harass him without damaging his costumes in the future. Finn tells him that he has no pull with those guys, because they already think Kurt and Finn are dating. Kurt calls them Neanderthals and predicts -- with some likelihood of success, I think -- that the meatheads will be cleaning his septic tank in three years. But Finn thinks Kurt is living in a fantasy land: "We live in Ohio, not New York or San Francisco or some other city where people eat vegetables that aren't fried." Wait, hold up -- vegetables that aren't fried? I don't believe such things exist. Unless maybe he's talking about vegetables in a cheese sauce. That must be it. Finn's point is that he can't understand why Kurt has to make such a spectacle of himself: "Why can't you work harder at blending in?" Kurt: "I'm sure that would be easier for you." Finn: "You know, it would." He keeps wiping off makeup. Kurt notices that he's just using a tissue and walks up to show him how to do it properly with a moist towelette. I guess cold cream is passé. But Finn freaks out as Kurt's hand comes near his face. So Finn leaves to finish his makeup removal in the laundry room. Why not one of the two-and-a-half bathrooms? Commercials.