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Kurt Hummel versus Lennon and McCartney: Is 'Glee' bigger than the Beatles? [Polls] [Updated]

October 6, 2010 | 10:54 am

The "Grilled Cheesus" episode of "Glee" on Tuesday was definitely a star turn for Chris Colfer, as well as a sharp departure from the lighter tone of the previous week's Britney Spears adventure, with the gang considering spirituality as the father of Colfer's Kurt Hummel hangs in limbo in the hospital after a heart attack.

We have to ask, in the wake of Colfer's performance of John Lennon's and Paul McCartney's "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and with a generous dollop of self-conscious hyperbole in our hearts: Is "Glee" bigger than the Beatles?

(If you can't decide from the MTV snippet above, catch the whole song here.)

[Updated, 11:20 a.m.: OK, we swear we didn't see this Gossip Cop item first -- in which it is revealed that "Glee" is in fact bigger than the Beatles, when it comes to most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act. Yeesh.]

-- Christie D'Zurilla

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