'Glee' recap: Livin' La Vida Lima

matthewmorrison_glee_290.jpgWill suffers through a crisis of confidence that kicks off when The Maharishi informs him one of his students anonymously mouthed off about his lousy teaching methods, which offers Glee a convenient excuse to introduce Ricky Martin as "David Martinez," McKinley High's nighttime adult education Spanish teacher, whom Will turns to in a desperate attempt to brush up on his pathetic language skills. It also offers Will a convenient excuse to announce a Latin theme for this week's musical selections, and many a choir-room seat dampens when Ricky Martin and his hair and his teeth and his tattoos and his eyes and his hips and his OMG SQUEEEEEEEEE! swivel on in to show the children how it's done. Eventually, Santana Lopez admits it was she who ratted Mr. Schue out to Figgins in the first place, because while Mr. Schue might be an excellent Glee Club director, he pretty much sucks at just about everything else, including life. As a result of this little confrontation, Mr. Schue admits both to himself and to the children that he became a Spanish teacher because it was the only opening at the school when he originally applied, and he decides to transfer to McKinley's History department, thereby freeing up his old position for Ricky Martin. Though, you know, given the fact that Ricky Martin's scheduled to open on Broadway soon as Che in a much-anticipated revival of Evita, I'm not sure how much we'll be seeing of him. And his fine, fine ass.

In other news, Sue Sylvester's decided to get herself knocked up, Mercedes and Lady Lips Von Bieberhausen keep making cow eyes at each other, Rachel and Frankenteen exchange heated words with St. Gay Of Lima regarding their absolutely asinine engagement, and Emma's pamphlets have become quite popular amongst the athletically inclined at various Big Ten universities. Yeah, it all felt pretty pointless.

Featuring "La Cucaracha," as performed by Mr. Schue, Puck, Frankenteen, and Artie; LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It," as performed by Ricky Martin's Hair; "Dang Diggy Dang" by The Beatards, heard during an especially aerobic Cheerios routine; "Don't Want To Lose You," by Gloria Estefan, as performed by Mercedes; a medley of "Bamboleo" by the Gipsy Kings and Enrique Iglesias's "Hero," as performed by Lady Lips Von Bieberhausen and his fellow Glee Guys; Madonna's "La Isla Bonita," as performed by Santana Lopez and Ricky Martin's Hips; and finally, a Spanish-language version of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation," as performed by Mr. Schue with a bullish dancing assist from Brit-Brit and Gaylord Weiner.