Okay, I know we all have mixed feelings about “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. But, come on, didn’t you get just a little bit of a kick watching the Glee gang perform the song outside their Ohio high school in order to attract new recruits so that they could create a massive wall of sound that would take them all the way to the national glee club finals in — where else — New York City? A New York arc in one of the hottest shows on TV!

Of course, the number went down like a ton of bricks. Natch. William McKinley H.S. did not end up in an Empire State of Mind.

A bit of verisimilitude in a show that is otherwise awash in Broadway-show-tune-1980s-pop hyperreality.

Well, here’s hoping for a Big Apple cameo at season’s end.