Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dear Glee... Sincerely Bonnie

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Dear Glee,

Yes, this letter is to GLEE... not JUST the cast, not JUST the writers, but to the whole big production.

I'm not one to write fan letters very often- hence why I'm summing this up in one letter to everyone, but I've never had a anything take over my life like Glee has. Okay, some might call me crazy, but I call me happy.

Not only is Glee fun to watch, but it's fun to write about, to talk about, to see live... It's more than just a show or a concert. It's an experience. An addicting one at that... seriously, like crack. All I want to do is watch Glee, listen to their music, and go to their concerts ALL.THE.TIME. It's my oasis. If I'm sad, Glee makes me happy. If you could experience something that makes you happy all the time, then why wouldn't you?

That's what Glee is for me. In a nut shell. An awesome experience that's led me to meet some awesome people, talk with some awesome people, meet the cast, see them live three times, go places I've never been before... All thanks to Glee. So, without further ado...

First of all, to the writers: I feel I must give credit where credit is due, and there would be no Glee without you. Ryan, Ian, Brad -- I would love nothing more than to sit and talk over a beer or glass of wine some day, and just take in your genius. I love to write, and I love to imagine things in my head. But to create something as epic as Glee has become, I'd love to just pick your brains and see how the three of you operate. It's literally genius. That's the only way I could describe it.

Thank you for taking an idea that was different than anything we've ever seen on TV, and fighting for it, even when people said that it would never work. Thank you for also creating storylines that incorporate 99.9% of America. If someone says that they cannot relate to Glee in some way shape or form, they are straight up lying. You three have incorporated the world into your show, and I think that's what people like about it so much. You all are brilliant, and I look forward to season 3 because of that.

To the crew:

Zach Woodlee, Adam Anders, Telly Kousakis, Dante Di Loreto and company -- Without you guys, the show really wouldn't happen. You can make dance routines, get the set in order, create mashups, make edits -- all of the crazy things that no body really wants to have to deal with, you guys put up with. I see those behind the Glees, and behind the scene interviews... I can only imagine how stressful your jobs are at times, but it's truly amazing what you guys do.

Now, for the cast:

Each one of you brings something special to the table. You're all so unique in your characters, yet everyone can relate to you in some way shape or form. I'd like to thank you all for, in the words of Kevin McHale, taking your craft seriously. You deliver flawless lines, with a certain kind of spirit that only you can provide. And on top of that, you are all SO talented.

I'd love for each one of you to create an album. It's amazing to me how each of your voices are all so different, yet in a duet or a group number, you can make it sound incredible.

Kevin: No one can do MJ like you can. I mean that seriously. The King of Pop would be proud the way you dance, and the way you get his "oohs and ahhs" down in PYT and Thriller. Not to mention you rap better than anyone in the cast. Oh, and your dance moves? I can't even take it. You're pretty fly for a white guy ;)

Naya: Your voice is seriously like heaven to my ears. You do Amy Winehouse better than Amy Winehouse. Seriously. I like her music, but I like it even better when you sing it. I can't wait for your album to come out because I can only imagine that it's going to be completely and totally flawless. The moment I heard you sing in Like a Virgin, I knew you'd have one of my favorite voices on the show. Oh, and your backups in Toxic? 'Nuff said.

Amber: Girl, I can't even. I LOVE when you hit those high notes -- you know the ones that make Naya cool you down in concert, and the ones where even Simon Cowell on the X-Factor doesn't know what to say. You leave people, particularly myself, completely speechless with the soul you bring to the table.

Jenna: You won us all over with True Colors. You have the most amazingly soothing voice I've ever heard in my life, and you can really sing anything. In all honesty, I had never heard of Lykee Li until you sang I Follow Rivers (which by the way, I have to listen to every single day), and you completely blew us out of the water. And of course Dog Days are Over... Girl, you just know how to take a song and make it your own.

Mark: Your voice is so versatile, I can't even deal. Who else can sing Sammy Davis Jr. in one episode, Queen in another, and then Jamie Foxx the next? I love it. I never know what you're going to sing, because you can literally sing anything. I especially love it when you rock out on the guitar. Looked REAL good live :)

Cory: I love your voice because it represents everyone who ever wants to be a singer, but like a hundred times better. You're so musically talented that you just know how to make us feel what the song is about. You can take a song like Having My Baby (one that I'm not particularly fond of by the way), and turn it into this heart wrenching song, that makes us just want to hug you after you sing it. You're amazing, inspirational, and you really know how to pull at the heartstrings of every single girl in the world!

Chris: Chris, no one can replicate your voice. It's literally one of a kind. You are epically talented and unique in your own way. You tell a story with your voice. I'll never, ever forget your Rose's Turn performance because it's just so intensely emotional and you deliver it flawlessly. You're flawless Mr. Colfer. It's truly amazing how much you bring to the show.

Chord: What can I saw about our one and only inspiration to this blog? You can rock the guitar, rock those golden locks, and make even Justin Beiber look good! (Yeah, our followers are going to hate me for that, but I don't have Beiber fever, I have Gleeber fever, thanks to you Chord!) And just as good as your voice and guitar playing is your impersonations! Seriously - a TRUE triple threat!

Ashley: Girl, I know what boys want... and they want you! You've given us all inspiration and confidence to go do what we want, and be who we are. And girl, you can rock! I saw you at the dress rehearsals in Vegas when you rocked the guitar like it was nobody else's business! A true inspiration!

Dianna: You and Lea seriously changed my perspective on a lot of things with the I Feel Pretty/Unpretty mashup. You really got to show case your funky side in the first season, and I really loved you in Rocky Horror. You transform yourself into the respective roles that you're supposed to play. You're truly talented. Oh... and you have amazing dance moves. I saw the "Behind the Stage Boogie" that Naya tweeted... you go girl!

Heather: Oh Heather. You are a flawless talent. No one can move the way you do. You tell stories in your dance moves. And your character transforms into this amazing dancer every time you dance on the show. It blows me away. Then add to that an amazing voice... Seriously, I believe you when you say that Britney herself said that you sounded just like her. No one can do Britney like you. You and Harry in Valerie: I have a hard time watching Naya sing that song better than Amy Winehouse, because you two are dancing around so amazingly... you're seriously epic!

Harry: Ok, I know I just said this to Heather... but no one can move the way you do either. What I really love is that you teach others to do what you do. LXD is truly one of the most unbelievable shows that I've ever seen. And for you to have a huge role in putting that show on, you should be incredibly proud of yourself. And Oh My Gosh... Your movin' around in Make 'Em Laugh. No one could compare. You take risks, and you're not afraid to showcase your moves. Can't stop watching you move in PYT and Valerie!

Darren: I really like how you perform. You don't just sing, you're a real performer. You're not afraid to take risks with the songs you sing, and it's really fun to watch. You know how to work the crowds. You've got mad skill, Blaine Warbler!

Warblers: Each one of you guys is a little somethin' special. From Riker, to Jon, to Curt, to Titus, to Telly... you all have your own roles that help make the Warblers the Warblers. And to this day, Silly Love Songs will be one of my all time favorite performances, both on the show and Live!

Lea: I had to save the best for last. True, raw talent. You don't need a show, or a stage, or a studio... you just need your voice. You tell stories with your voice. You make people feel what you're feeling when you sing. I could seriously listen to you all day. With that said, you are a star. Glee would not be the same without Rachel Berry. I will forever have Don't Rain on My Parade both from NY and from Las Vegas embedded in my head. Each time you sang that was different from the last, but it brought so much energy to the crowd. Left me with chills both times. I'm glad you haven't fallen and broken your talent... but I don't think we have to worry about that any time soon.

Now, after I have broken down each one of your incredible, raw talent, I finally have to just give you one big thank you. You each embrace the roles you play. You reach out to your fans. You teach us something every day. When I have kids, I'd rather them watch your show, and learn about acceptance, and self-awareness, and how to be humble, and how to deal with things... than watch 3/4ths of the smut that's out there.

You all really have no idea how big of a difference you have made in so many people's lives.

Oh, and in mine. Thanks to you, I've been to Vegas, Chicago, New York (for the first time ever, and got to walk through Times Square through the wee hours of the night- so crazy), met people at concerts, met some of you, got to give you guys gifts, talk to some awesome people, and create a website that a few hundred people see per day. It's really a gleeful experience.

So thank you for that.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bonnie and Whitney Take Glee York

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Now this is a story all about how
Bonnie and Whitney went uptown
And I'd like to take a minute to talk about Glee
And tell ya how we impulsivley went to N-Y-C.

Somewhere in Missouri, we were born and raised,
Watchin' TV is how we spent most of our days
As we grew up, that really stayed the same
and watchin' Glee quickly became our game.

And a couple of shows turned into everything good
Nothin' made us happier than Trouty Mouth would
So we made one little blog, and we wrote a post
Then I said "This blog is my life, and I love it the most."

We bought our tickets to Chi-town, and when it arrived
Whitney said "I can't believe we're really goin' to Glee Live"
We made T-Shirts and we got to meet some of the cast
It was a great weekend, we decided we wanted it to last!

Friday, we called some friends around 7 or 8
We yelled "Get a ticket! We're goin' again!"
Flew into NYC Saturday morning, as Glee came to a close
We got to sit on the floor, at the closing Glee Live show."

Pardon my Fresh Prince references, but seriously, it took us less time to book our plane tickets to NYC than it did for me to write that song. This was the best decision of our lives.

Basically, Friday night, I chatted with Whitney and said "We have to go!" Her first answer: Absolutely not. Let me tell ya folks, persistence pays off. After mentioning it approximately 107 more times, Whitney finally said "Let me revisit this thought". At about 12 PM Friday, she decided it was a go!

So... she told her roommate, and a good Trouty Mouth friend-- Ashley. It took me saying to Ashley "You should come" for her to quickly respond "IM IN!". Then I called my roommate, and another good Trouty Mouth friend-- Liz. I said, "Liz, we're going to NY!" It took a little more convincing, but by 4:00, there were 4 of us leaving for NYC at 8 AM the next morning!

Saturday morning we woke up at 5:00 AM... to none other than tornado sirens. The thought that went through my head: "You've got to be effing kidding me". I wasn't scared (even though I should have been as the recent tornadoes in Missouri have been DEVASTATING), instead, I was just pissed. I thought "If these freakin' tornadoes ruin my Glee trip..." Yeah... probably not the first thought that should run through your head when tornado sirens are going off.
Anyways, after waiting out the storm a bit, we rushed to the airport with the clothes on our back, our purses, and one change of shirt. No suitcases, no show tickets, no hotel room booked... nothing. We were going to be there for less than 24 hours. We had to do it big.

I was of course wearing my "Count Boozey von Drunkaton" T-Shirt. (In fact, the security guard made a comment like "Do you have any alcohol in your bag, ma'am" when we were walking through security).

So, after a minor delay because of the weather... we were off. We landed in NYC at about 12. We got a car to take us straight to the venue. We were there at about one o'clock. After walking around, scoping out the place a bit, we went to get some lunch and pack a little "picnic" to bring back with us.

We came back to the venue at about 3, right when the first show was starting. Holy cow were people trying to sell us tickets. Since we had just packed a picnic, and really just wanted to see the last show, we decided against it. So we posted up by the trailers, hoping maybe we'd catch someone... or maybe Telly would come out with some sweet tickets... even though he didn't :)

Since we had no hotel, we used the Marriott next door to clean up, get some beverages, use the restroom, etc. On a bathroom break, Ashley and I decided it was a good idea to stop in the box office to see if they had any tickets available. They did. But the seats weren't good. So we talked about it for like five minutes, and finally I turned and said, "you don't have anything else?" The wonderful teller lady said "Let me run another check". For the same price that they were trying to offer us section 210 tickets, she said "We have B1 row 14 available". I looked at the little map of the venue... B1 row 14 meant center stage floor seats, 14th row. I died. We took them immediately.

Then we did the Naya Dance in celebration.

Then it was time for the concert...

After Tw'assaulting Telly a little, we saw him run to some other section at the venue and hand off what we can only assume were our backstage passes to someone else... It's ok Telly, mistakes happen.

Anyways, we had really sweet seats. We sat back, relaxed and watch LXD take the stage. It was even better seeing them head on! They seriously rock.

Then all the sudden, the barf bags started comin' out. Then the lights went low. And we started hearing the "bahs" of Don't Stop Believing. I don't know why... maybe it was the seats, maybe it was the fact that we were in New York, maybe it was the fact that it was their last show... but my adrenaline was pumping like never before.

As the concert went on, (and sorry, not many pics this time, because we didn't have our photographer-- Alison) we were screamin' and yellin' and havin' a blast. One of my favorite performances of the night was P.Y.T. because not only was it amazing as per usual, but Harry sexified it up way more than he did in Chicago. Seriously... SO hot. 

Then, all the sudden it was a different Brittany/Blaine skit than we saw in Chicago. Blaine said he wanted to do... a Broadway number?

That only meant one thing: Don't Rain on My Parade. That song didn't happen in Chicago, but sure enough, Lea performed it (amazingly I might add), in New York! So exciting. I went a little bit crazy.

Then came our favorite: Valerie. And before you knew it, they were singing Loser Like Me. So, we knew it was time...

Time for the encores. Single Ladies first, and it was phenomenal as always. Then it was Safety Dance. This was particularly amazing. Not only did Kevin sexify it up, but Telly danced in it too... With his fanny pack. It was amazeballs. They seemed to have skipped Friday which I was a little disappointed in, because that was one of my personal faves in Chicago... but then we heard Empire State of Mind. If you liked that performance when you weren't in New York, you'd die at the performance in New York. It was seriously amazeballs. Probably the best performance of the night. Then they closed it out with Somebody to Love. Boom went the confetti, and off went the cast!

So we ran outside to the fences. The set up there kind of sucked because there was like a road that went underneath to a garage that lead to the building. So, they didn't come up. But they did drive by in cars. In fact, Naya even rolled down her window and screamed to us all. There was a bus blocking us, so I saw her for about .3 seconds, but it was awesome nonetheless.

So, what'd we do? Searched for a cab to take us to Manhattan!

A van was parked right next to us, and offered us a ride. $130 later, we were dropped off in Penn Station. We ended up in Times Square, and I was able to snag a picture of where they filmed "New York" (episode 22). Pictures will come later. After walking around a bit, getting some drinks in Times Sqaure, and taking in the city, we headed to our hotel... LaGuardia Airport. 

We were seriously so tired. We had been up for like 24 hours straight. Whitney was still wearing her "I pray for Naya Rivera as my D-O-Double-G" t-shirt. The security guard talked to her about her shirt this time. He said "Who's Naya Rivera". She said "Oh she's an actress on Glee" (We later discussed that the correct answer to that question was 'Who's Naya Rivera?!! Kill yourself!' but hey, we were tired. Give us a break). Then he said "What happened to her?" (in reference to the 'I pray for Naya Rivera') "Whitney gave a tired..uh, um, nothing... she's fine" and we were off through security...

We slept with our heads on tables, and on the airport floor for a couple of hours, and before we knew it, they were boarding. Just like that, we were headed back to Missouri after a total Gleexcursion in New York. Less than 24 hours had gone by, but it was the best less than 24 hours of our lives.

A big thank you to Ashley and Liz for being as crazy as Whitney and I are...

Also, thank you Glee Live, for making us crazy enough to spontaneously drop our lives and fly to New York to see you.


Glee Relationships - Can ya dig it?!

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We all have our favorite relationships... Finchel, Puckleberry, Tina Cohen-Chang Chang, Samcedes, Pizes, Bartie, Brittana... But can we really keep up with ALL of them? I know it's hard for me, despite having seen every episode 1324987 times.

A few days ago, we were approached and asked to put up this awesome Glee Infographic onto our website. Giving us a little sneak peak, I absolutely said yes, because this graphic is genius! Everything you need to know about Glee is in this Online Dating University diagram. Get your learnin' on y'all!

Complete Glee Relationships Chart (Infographic)
Research and design by Online Dating University

So, what do you think? Look at my man, Harry, stickin' to one girl... Unfortunately, that one girl should be me...

Let us know your thoughts, comments, concerns, favorites, general reactions to the graphic. I personally love it. But heck, I love anything that has to do with Glee!

Enjoy! Have a gleeful afternoon :)


Monday, June 20, 2011

Telly Seduction

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"We're still mad at you... but you're so hot." 

Just kidding Telly. We love you, and to show how much, we went ahead and made this video for you (and by we I mean Whitney did. I jusut write about it). Hopefully you already saw it when we gave it to you in the bag of goodies from Chicago... which included the Santana Hand Clap Video in it, too.

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this 50 second video of pure Telly seduction.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Kevin!

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Today, being your 23rd birthday, TroutyMouth.com wants to give a trouty mouth sized "Happy Birthday" shout out to such an amazing dude. That said, here's a little poetry for our favorite bee:

On your 23rd Birthday, Trouty Mouth has to say:
We know no one else can move their body that way.
We can only assume that's from your days with NLT.
Kevin, you've got more swagger than anyone else on TV.
We love watching you as Artie Abrams on Glee, 
You rap better than Schue, which is the way it should be.
During the Glee Live tour you stepped up your swag,
You performed Safety Dance, an instant chick-mag.
You have won all our hearts with your songs, skill and style,
Happy Birthday Kevin, you better stick around Glee for a while!

Happy Birthday Kevin! Trouty Mouth loves you!

Photos from Glee Live in Chicago!

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The wait is over! We've finally got these pictures from Glee Live! It's only been a week and a half, but I hope they will be worth the wait! :)

Your welcome to use any of them for icons, but if you post the graphics anywhere else, the only thing we ask is that if any of you take any of these pictures to use just drop a little word that they came from TroutyMouth.com :) We had an awesome photographer to help out with these pictures, and she got some amazeballs shots for us, so we want to make sure that TroutyMouth gets some credit for 'em!

We had a really great time as you can read about here and I hope that everyone gets a chance to enjoy the amazing Glee Live concert! Or be lucky enough to meet any of them! :) Hope you enjoy the pics!

Glee Live! Chicago 6/4/2011






Don't Stop Believing

Don't Stop Believing

Dog Days are Over

Oh hi, Naya!

Dog Days are Over

Dog Days are Over

Oh Harry. I want you.

Run fast :)

Dog Days are Over


Oh hey, Puckerman! So.Hot.


Ohhh girl!

Sing it loud!

Hey Lady Di!


Still singin'!

Sing it for the boys!

Sing it for the girls!


It's Brittany... Bitch.

Slave 4 U

Get 'em Heather

Oh, ok...

Slave 4 U

Can you get it?

HeMo can!


Yep, she's serious.

Damn girl!

Get over here Puckerman!

There he is :)


Spellin' Woman Z-I-Z-E-S


Fat Bottom Girls

I Want to Hold Your Hand

Yeah, YOU Chris Colfer

I Want to Hold Your Hand

So Cute :)

Blurry... but STILL cute

In Love.

Beautiful Amber.

Ain't No Way


Moves so fast,
you can't see his hands

Two P.Y.T's



Born This Way.


Get 'em Kev.

Heeeeey Naya.

Born This Way.

Don't be a drag...

...Just Be a Queen.

Born This Way.



Born This Way.

Baby This Way.

No words.


Get it girl!

Cuz baby, you were born this way.

Baby you're a Firework!

Come on show 'em what
you're worth!


Love it.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Lea pointin' at errebody.

Oh hey Blaine Warbler!

Teenage Dream.

Silly Love Songs.

Lookin' good Darren!

Silly Love Songs.


Raise Ur Glass.

To school for cool.

Handsome Dalton Academy Boys

Come on Get Happy/
Happy Days

Love them.

Note: Pizes.

Mmmm Chord...

Come on Get Happy/
Happy Days Still.


Get it Di!

Blurry, but I love it.


Awwww Shoot!

River Deep Mountain High


River Deep Mountain High.

Girls got swag!

That new dance move!


She knows she's hot.

Caught up in the dancin'

Note: Naya's face.

Go get 'em!

Love the cast here.

Heather and her skit.

Love this one.

...We should makeout.

Brittany? Are you messin'
With my man?

Will you...

Jesse's Girl.

You point Cory!

Sexy man.



Go girl!

Sing it Naya!


Luffffff this.

My Jam!

Three faves in one perfomance.

Flauntin' it.



Blurry, but awesome.

Loser Like Me.


You want to be...

...A loser like me!

Love this.

Loser Like Me.

Aw :)

Love the cast here.

Jenna UshkoWITZ.

Slushing the crowd!

Great Concert!

The End?

Single Ladies Encore.

Get it girls! And Chris!

Go Chris!!

Go JennaUSH!

Glee Live Unplugged.



Sexy Men rockin to
Rebecca Black.

Oh Em Glee.

Get it Kev!


It's his dream!


Safety Dancin'

Safety Dance.

I see you HeMo.

Empire State of Mind.

Go Heather, go!

Oooh Girl.

Concrete Jungle where
dreams are made of.

New York, New York,
New York!

Empire State of Mind

Get it Naya!

Caaaaan anybody, find me...

Somebody to Love?

Blurry... but love it!

Somebody to Love

Tell him Lea!

Somebody to Love

Best STL pic ever!

Naya and Harry
That's all I see.


Lookin' good Trouty Mouth.

Sombody toooooo...


(Bang) Confetti Machines.

(Pow) Celebration!

Sombody to Love!

TroutyMouth loves the Glee Cast.

Final note: somebody
to loooooooooove!


Hope you enjoyed! We had a blast!