'Glee': John Stamos makes his debut as Dr. Carl, raising expectations of dentists everywhere

stamos-on-john-stamos-glee-02-320.jpgThis week's episode of "Glee" might have been called "Britney/Brittany" but let's not forget the episode's other (and if you ask me, subtler-yet-also-brighter) shining star, John Stamos.  And who better to critique/review/laud/examine the artist-formerly-known-as Uncle Jesse and his glorious debut than me, the other Stamos. So for the introduction of Dr. Carl, the superhero anesthesia-happy dentist stealing the hearts of Gleeks everywhere, let's apply the 'Stam-O-s-Meter' (patent pending) to a few extra Stamos-y highlights from the episode.

Hair
Sorry Mr. Schue ( Matthew Morrison) but next to Stamos, arguably the most attractive man to pull off salt-n-pepper locks since George Clooney, your over-gelled mop screams 90s boy-band.

Clothes
We already knew Stamos could pull off scrubs thanks to his time on "ER," but damn, he does the buttoned-down, rolled-up cuffs look quite well. Although, what he really needs is a leather jacket.

One-liners
His enthusiastic "I'll give you a 100 toothbrushes" was expertly-delivered gem but "you gotta get ridiculous, bro" may have been the second coming of Uncle Jesse, himself.

Singing
That snippet of him "gumming" was not nearly enough. This is a Broadway sensation, people! The front-man for Uncle Jesse and the Rippers! The guy is practically a national treasure! Pass him a mic!

Wild Card Category
Perfect 10

Overall Stam-O-s-Meter score?
I think it's safe to say John Stamos has raised expectations of dentists everywhere. Dr. Carl is like a superhero - no wonder Emma is smitten. I'd say his debut performance garners him a final score of: 'Cool as a Cucumber' Stamos.

Now, it could have been the Britney Spears Factor, it could be that the show is finding its groove again, but I like to think it was the Stamos Factor that made this one of the greatest episodes of "Glee" to date.  Wait, who am I kidding? I'm going to go ahead and say that John Stamos is one of the best things to happen to our TV screens so far this young television season. Quite simply, Stamos is The Man. 

What do you think? Did Stamos make you want to "do things that feel good for no reason?" If you had your own 'Stamos-o-Meter' how would you rank him?  And in case you're still wondering who made me the authority on all things Stamos, in the words of Rachel Berry, "I look forward to the day the paparazzi provokes me and I attack them."



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