Can you believe it's been 10 gleekin' years?!
That's right, Glee premiered 10 years ago on May 19, 2009, introducing us to stars like Lea Michele and Darren Criss, made being a theater nerd cool, and, most importantly, raised awareness for the LGBTQ community and arts education. And it did all of this while simultaneously making its rabid fanbase laugh and cry on a regular basis.
At the height of its popularity, the Fox hit series, created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, was a pop culture phenomenon, delivering record ratings, attracting an endless line-up of A-list guest stars and even breaking Elvis Presley's long-standing record for the most appearances on "Billboard's" Hot 100 chart.
It seemed like everyone was gleek, listening to the cast's catchy covers and quoting every biting one-line spit out by the eternally track-suited Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).