Emma, the lead singer in the Glee club, is caught attempting to make herself vomit in the bathroom by the school guidance counseler, Emma. Emma decides to talk with Rachel about bulimia. Rachel divulges that she was “trying” to be bulimic because there was someone she liked. Emma, trying to discuss Rachel’s issue with her love interest, accidentally relates it to her own interest in the married-and-expecting-a-baby, Schuester. Emma ultimately tells Rachel to try finding out what her love interest likes, and doing it.
Rachel takes Emma’s advice and goes to a chastity club meeting, something that Finn does because of his girlfriend Quinn. Rachel attempts to take the meeting seriously, but when she has to stand with a boy and keep a balloon between them without popping it, Rachel has had enough. She starts telling the other chastity club members that abstinance dosen’t work in high school and when she mentions contraceptives, Quinn becomes livid and warns her to not even say “the C word!” Rachel leaves the meeting, obviously upset.
Sue, the cheerleading coach, calls Schuester to her office, presenting him with information she found about show choir requiring twelve members while his Glee club only had “five and a half” member (the one half was referring to the wheelchair bound member). Sue is intending to gloat, however, the Glee club members take this as a motivating reason to find new recruits and decide to hold a performance for the whole school to “show everyone what Glee club is about.” Sue then catches Finn and Rachel using the cheerleaders-only copier machine and spills her drink all over the floor. She is livid, demanding from the principal that they be punished. The principal ultimately has Rachel and Finn pay 4.5 cents per copy for 17 copies to Sue and orders Sue to clean her drink off of the floor.
Schuester later sees the principal scrubbing Sue’s drink off the floor. The principal tells him sue was able to get note saying that she could not scrub anything due to her lupus and complains that there aren’t enough funds to cover the janitorial staff. Schuester sees this as an opportunity to make some more money, since his wife is set on a house that they simply can’t afford and he wants to give her the things she claims she deserves. He offers to work for half salary and is hired.
Emma sees him cleaning up a classroom after hours and discovers he is working as a janitor. She offers to help him clean the classroom, however, he OCD seems to get in the way as she washes a pencil sharpener for over an hour. Shuester tells Emma that she’s been helping him with his problems, he wants to help her. He runs his finger in the chalk dust on the ledge beneath the black board and puts it on her nose, then wipes it off. The two share an almost-tender moment, until Emma becomes awkward and says she has to leave. The camera pans out and it is obvious Ken saw the two of them together.
Terri goes to her first obstetrician appointment and is excited to see the baby on ultrasound. Before even seeing the baby, she tells the doctor that she wants to make sure everything is okay and wants every test there is to be ran. The doctor looks concerned as he looks at the screen and takes the wand off of her belly. Terri asks “Well, is it a boy or a girl?” The doctor looks unsure how to say it, and tells Terri that there is no baby. She is suffering from “hysterical pregnancy,” she wants to be pregnant so badly that her body mimics the symptoms of true pregnancy.
Meanwhile, the Glee club is still planning their performance for the school, hoping the performance will attract new members. Schuester chose an older song (“Freak Out!”), hoping to impress everyone in the crowd since it’s a “crowd pleaser.” Schuester also mentions that the song was a hit when he performed it in his own Glee club days, giving an impression that perhaps he was holding onto his glory days just a little too tightly. The members of the Glee club just can’t seem to get into the song, and none of them agree with the choice. Finn is especially concerned on how the performance of that song will affect his reputation. Several times, the club members try to express their displeasures to Shuester and try to convince him to let the change the song, however, he pays no attention to their pleas and insists on keeping the song choice as is.
Rachel decides to take charge, and calls a meeting of Glee club, excluding Schuester by bribing another student to ask him for help with language homework. Rachel suggests that they give the crowd what they want; sex. The Glee club comes up to perform in front of the assembly, and rather than “Freak out!” they perform a somewhat raunchy salt ‘n pepper song, lots of grinding and thrusting included. Schuester was completely unaware and is humilated. After the performance, he is brought to the principal’s office with Sue. The principal informs him that he has recieved numerous complaints from parents and has had a local church give him an approved list of family friendly songs that the club is “allowed” to sing. Schuester is upset when Rachel tries to talk to him, although he claims to understand why she did what she did. Fortunately, the performance did spark a large number of auditions, including Quinn.
Quinn and two other cheerleaders who auditioned and were accepted to Glee club plead their case to Sue hoping she won’t kick them off of cheerleading for joining the Glee club. Quinn explains that she needs to keep an eye on her boyfriend and dosen’t want “that thing” (referring to Rachel) to steal him away from her. Sue, although seeming upset to begin with, decides to use the girls as her spies.
Schuester, after his long day at school after the unexpecter performance, goes home to Terri who had made him homemade pot pie. He sits down to eat, seeming a bit stressed and tells Terri a bit about her day. He then asks what Terri how the baby’s appointment went, and she, nervously and on the spot blurted out “It’s a boy,” rather than telling him that there was no baby.