Iconic Sue Sylvester Moments From ‘Glee’!

Sue Sylvester is an unforgettable character from Glee, and she does and says some pretty absurd things. Of course, because she’s Sue, she gets away with a lot more than any of us would. Let’s write in our journal as Sue does and ‘C’ what some of our favorite moments from her are.

Dear Journal,

Sue Sylvester is an icon. She‘s satirical. She is remarkable. She’s Powerful. She uses her exceptional characteristics to make the series just THAT much better. She really just is the main character. So now, since here we are admiring her; let’s talk about some of her exemplary moments throughout the six seasons. We have her locking Klaine in the elevator, when she throws her fits in the middle of Mckinley High, and more. She’s definitely had some insane moments on the show, but that just makes her even more badass than she already is.

Klaine Locked In An Elevator

Kurt and Blaine quickly became one of the most shipped couples on the show, and we craved more and more of them as the series continued. Fans are all so invested in this relationship that when they were broken up in season 6, all we wanted was for the couple to reconnect and live happily ever after. Thanks to Sue, she gave the klaineish exactly what they wanted. In Season 6 Episode 5– “The Hurt Locker, Part 2”. Sue Sylvester brought Becky to her secret location where she kept video and photos- pretty much all of Kurt and Blaine’s love story in a room. She was on a mission to get them back together. If you are into horror movies, it takes the idea from the movie “Saw,” and a mini Sue Sylvester doll bikes into the elevator where the couple is locked in until they are forced to kiss and realize that they are both still in love with each other. This is a crazy thing to do, honestly, but I mean, come on, we all kinda wanted it to happen.

Her Hissy Fits

Sue Sylvester is known for her over-dramatics. It, in fact, is a part of who her character is. She fully starts throwing things in principal Figgins office, screaming, and shoving students. The best part of all of this is the dramatic score playing in the background. The expressions on everyone’s face when she does this are in such shock it is actually hilarious as Will calmly says, “that’s a lawsuit.” Then as soon as we think it’s over, of course, it’s not. She starts throwing things in Coach Beiste’s locker room.“What the hell are you doing?” Beiste screams at her, and Sue responds with, “I’m sending a message….”  Her breakdown is so comical because she is acting like a complete baby. But because it’s Sue, it doesn’t come as a surprise to any of us as she acts so seriously. If you want to re-watch one of Sue’s iconic hissy fits that we all want to throw once in a while, since she actually has the courage to do so, rewatch Season 2, Episode 11–“The Sue Sylvester Shuffle.” 

Sue Feels Bad Kurt Is Being Bullied

Due to Kurt being bullied by Karofsky in season 2, Sue feels bad and allows Kurt to pick which offensive nickname she would continue to call him from then on. Mr. Shue and Kurt went to Sue Sylvester (principal at the time), and as Kurt was leaving the room, he told her, “when you call me lady, that’s bullying, and it’s really hurtful.” Sue then responds with, “I’m sorry, I thought that was your name. As an apology, I’ll allow you to choose from the following nicknames: Gelfling, Porcelain, and Tickle-Me-Doughface”. Kurt then says, “I guess I’ll go with Porcelain.” Sue responds with, “Damn. Totally wanted Tickle-Me-Doughface.” This is iconic within itself because even when she is being nice, she is naturally a “bully,” specifically to the kids in the glee club, and it’s just something that has become socially accepted in the series. This conversation appeared in Season 2, Episode 8– “Furt.”

Sue Overdoses On Vitamins 

Sue deserves the award for the most dramatic person of all time because who else do you know that would take an excessive amount of vitamins, fake an overdose, have her co-workers scared to death, and have them find her lying in her bed as she “stopped [her] own heart” with her CIA training. Sue says, “These gummy vitamins didn’t work at all! I was told to take enough vitamin A, and you drift off into a blissful oblivion.” She did all of this because she was “HUMILIATED,” as her cheerios didn’t qualify for nationals that year. She is used to being a winner, so this was an unusual occurrence for Coach Sylvester. She wasn’t too sure what to do with herself other than to over-exaggerate. 

Putting Brittany In The Cannon and Talking About Her Cannon Babies 

 Coach Sylvester will do anything to win. She is NOT a loser like THE GLEE CLUB, she would say. Her “Sue-clear weapon” was her big idea to win one of the cheer competitions, and she wanted to put Brittany in the cannon so she could be shot out of it mid-performance. “Congratulations, you’re doing this big stunt for the competition,” she says during a cheerios practice to Brittany. Funny enough, this happened right before one of her most memorable hissy fits in Season 2, Episode 11– “The Sue Sylvester Shuffle”, when they wouldn’t allow them to put Brittany in the cannon because it’s 1. dangerous, and 2. she could die. “Cheerleading is a sport. There are dangers involved. The same as when a quarterback is sacked or a hockey player is slammed up against the boards.” She iconically tries to compare the very different circumstances as Figgins and Shue tell her that she is not allowed to shoot a student out of a cannon for a performance. 

Sue is always out to destroy ‘THE GLEE CLUB!!” She is a winner and gets what she wants, no matter the consequences or risks. Through these iconic moments, we are really able to see how “Sue ‘C’s’ it,” and I love that for every one of us Gleeks. 

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Gabriella Celona

Gabriella Celona is a student at Emerson College majoring in journalism, specifically broadcasting and minoring in dance. She is currently an intern for AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos and loves all things entertainment! She is pursuing her career as an entertainment reporter/host.