'Glee': Director's cut reveals Matthew Morrison's singing chops
Fox debuted the director's cut version of the "Glee" pilot Wednesday. Only a few scenes were extended, but re-watching was well worth it: The episode included Matthew Morrison's stunning acoustic rendition of the 1969 Peter, Paul and Mary classic "Leaving On a Jet Plane."
The song comes at a particularly pivotal moment toward the end of the episode when Morrison's Mr. Schuester is debating whether or not to abandon the glee club he just created for a better-paying job in accounting. (He does have a baby on the way.) Thankfully, the previously unaired performance won't be his last. (Because guess what? Morrison's a Broadway vet who can also rap. Holla!)
"Glee's" pilot episode will air again on Fox -- complete with a cast-powered twitter scroll at the bottom of the screen -- Friday at 9 p.m. Episode two premieres Sept. 9.
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