One of the best and worst things to happen to ‘Glee’ in Season Two was the emergence of a love interest for Kurt.
On the plus side, the bullying storyline that drove Kurt from McKinley High to the Dalton Academy was well handled and poignant.
And Blaine Anderson (played by the super talented Darren Criss) proved a dreamy distraction from the troubles Kurt left behind. The blooming of their relationship was a joy to watch, and how great to imagine all the American households rooting for a couple of gay kids to have their first kiss.
However, the show sometimes suffered by stripping New Directions of one of its most talented members and limiting Kurt’s interaction with the rest of the cast. And the Dalton Academy scenes often turned into the Blaine Show, with Kurt relegated to background singer status.
At times, though, the plot move led to sublime moments like this one, from the Christmas episode. Blaine and Kurt’s flirtatious performance of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ was one of the early indications that Kurt’s crush might develop into something more.
I’ve got to go ‘way (Baby, it’s cold outside)
The evening has been (I’ve been hopin’ that you’d drop in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hand, they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Hey beautiful, what’s your hurry)
And father will be pacing the floor (Listen to that fireplace roar)
So really, I’d better scurry (Beautiful, please don’t hurry)
Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Put some music on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (Baby, it’s bad out there)
Say, what’s in this drink (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I oughtta say no, no, no sir (You mind if I move in closer)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (And what’s the sense in hurting my pride)
I really can’t stay (Oh baby, don’t hold out)
Oh, but it’s cold outside
I simply must go (It’s cold outside)
The answer is no (Baby, it’s cold outside)
The welcome has been (So lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)
My sister will be suspicious (Your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (I ain’t worried about you brother)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (That ol’ biddy, she ain’t gonna bother me)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (You don’t need no cigarette, it’s smokin’ plenty up in here)
I’ve got to get home (Baby, you’ll freeze out there)
Say, lend me a comb (It’s up to your knees out there)
You’ve really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)
Oh, but don’t you see (How can you do this thing to me)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (Well, think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died)
I really can’t stay (Get over that hold out)
Oh, but baby it’s cold outside