Role: Emma Pillsbury
Tagline: A biting comedy for the underdog in all of us.
Network: FOX
Premiere Date: May 19, 2009 – (US)
Availability: Volume 1 on DVD
Status: On hiatus until April 13, 2010
Genre: Comedy/Musical

Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing McKinley High’s Glee Club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Going up against McKinley’s cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will is determined to prove them all wrong.

Jayma plays Emma Pillsbury, a guidance counselor at William McInley High School. To call Emma a clean freak would be putting it mildly. Despite her extreme mysophobia, she is a dedicated counselor and really cares about the kids she is trying to help. Emma’s other dilemma is that she is hopelessly in love with Will Schuester – feelings that he seems to reciprocate but neither of them act on these feelings as he is a married man.

This is my favorite Jayma role. She plays the part of Emma with absolute perfection. It’s an ensemble show but Jayma gets plenty of screentime and has even had the opportunity to show off her singing talents in the volume one episode “Mash-Up”.

For more about the character, please visit Jayma Source’s page devoted entirely to Emma. [here]

Lea Michelle
Dianna Agron
Matthew Morrison
Cory Monteith

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• All cast members do their own singing and dancing.

• 70 songs were used in the first thirteen episodes.

• To date, there has only been one episode that had more than one word for its title.

• Jayma sung “Toucha Toucha Toucha Me” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show for her Glee audition.

• “Since when are cheerleaders performers?”

• “I have trouble with things like that… the messy things.”

• “I’m a girl who knows her solvents and your breath smells like rubbing alcohol.”

• “Terry, Will’s a good man. He’s kind and he’s generous. And he deserves a lot better than you.”

• “Sue, did someone finally punch you?”

For more quotes, please visit Jayma Source’s page devoted entirely to Emma. [here]

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