I'm not sure if the hour-long hit series "Glee" officially counts as a sitcom, but for me it totally works as one -- thanks mostly to the brilliant, guaranteed-to-win-an-Emmy work of Jane Lynch as hilariously villainous cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, but also because of the Twitter-worthy dialogue that pretty much all the characters get to utter at some point. The technically-might-be-a-dramedy, which follows the sociopolitical trials and tribulations of the members of a glee club (and the dysfunctional adults who work with them) at a fictional high-school in Lima, Ohio, is known for its awesomely over-the-top song-and-dance numbers, clips of which inevitably become viral-media sensations. But for me, the real pleasure of the show is marveling at how many sharp, subversively funny lines the writers can cram into each episode -- and then checking Twitter to see how many people have already gleefully (seriously, this show inspires honest-to-god glee in its viewers!) quoted them back to the Twittersphere.
Stuff like, "That was the most offensive thing I've seen in 20 years of teaching, and that includes an elementary-school production of 'Hair.'" Or "This banister was made by Ecuadorian children" (part of a realtor's painfully un-PC sales pitch). Or "I had sex with you because you got me drunk on wine coolers, and I felt fat that day. But it was a mistake." Or "I'm gonna say this as nice as I can, but you look like a sad clown hooker."
Those lines and more are why "Glee" is my pick for the Most Twitter-Worthy Comedy of the Year. Maybe you want one of the two copies of "Glee, Vol. One: Road to Sectionals" (out on DVD Dec. 29) that I'm giving away in my random drawing? See the details below.
P.S. Stay tuned: There are seven more days of picks (and 14 more giveaways) to come.
THE FINE PRINT: To enter the random drawing for one of two copies of "Glee, Vol. One: Road to Sectionals" in this informal Media Guy's Pop Pick giveaway, send me an e-mail with "Glee DVD" in the subject line on or before December 31 (the cut-off is 12 midnight EST). You must have a valid U.S. mailing address and be 18 or older.
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Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco