One of my favorite television shows is Glee. I enjoy the show because of the great musical performances and its coverage of some interesting and controversial topics in a humorous and positive manner. Like all shows, some episodes aren’t so great, but the majority, especially the first two seasons, are very good.
Below a is an example of one of my favorite musical performances. Since the video ends early, I’ll tell you what you miss. When the performance ends, the Glee teacher asks the guidance counselor to marry him. The guidance counselor, Ms. Pillsbury, is also one of my favorite characters. She has OCD, and the Glee teacher loves her so much that he is willing to marry her despite her many eccentricities related to the OCD.
Before the video, I wanted to give a brief overview of OCD. Here’s some information on OCD from Wikipedia:
“Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry, by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety, or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions. Symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning; repeated checking; extreme hoarding; preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts; aversion to particular numbers; and nervous rituals, such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room. These symptoms can be alienating and time-consuming, and often cause severe emotional and financial distress. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and potentially psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their obsessions and compulsions as irrational, and may become further distressed by this realization.”
Now that you have a little background. Here’s the video.