'Fat Bottomed' Serenade: Has 'Glee' Bottomed Out?

The show's use of "Fat Bottomed Girls" draws mixed reviews.

ByABC News
February 9, 2011, 11:17 AM

Feb. 9, 2011— -- Nothing, it appears, is off limits on "Glee."

In Tuesday's episode, the resident bad boy, Puck, serenades "whole lotta woman" Lauren Zizes with Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls."

For a musical comedy-drama that seems to highlight the outcasts and misfits of high school life, Puck's ode to large-sized Lauren (portrayed by actress Ashley Fink) drew mixed reactions from fans.

Large-sized blogger Lesley Kinzel, who wrote about the episode on her blog Two Whole Cakes, questioned why Lauren was not more flattered by Puck's choice of song.

"If I had been 16 or 17 and a guy serenaded me with 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' I would have been over the moon," Kinzel told ABCNews.com.

Kinzel was puzzled why Lauren, who appears to be comfortable with her size, wouldn't be flattered by the musical tribute from Noah Puckerman, who is portrayed by actor Mark Salling.

"It's an awkward process trying to rewrite decades of fat storylines," she said. "She doesn't always have to be the butt of jokes, but the show is constantly fixating on what she's eating. I'd like to see her be more balanced.

A fan commenting on New York magazine's "Glee Recap" seems to agree. "Although the whole 'Lauren wants to be wooed' cannot be a bad thing, I am still uncomfortable about the fact that, let's face it, a lot of her toughness comes from her heft," the fan wrote.

"So, the skinny girls are nut jobs and only Lauren and Mercedes are in any way sensible (with Tina somewhere in between)? Plus the fact that they feel the need to super zoom every time she puts something in her mouth," the fan continued.

Others bought into the storyline.

"Puck and Lauren, while the idea seems silly, is surprisingly amazing," one person wrote on the "Other Shows That Suck" forum.

Another wrote: "Lauren is a much better token fattie than Mercedes. I think her and Puck (and Santana) are pretty funny together."

Lauren was not amused when Puck picked up his guitar and directed his rendition of "Fat Bottomed Girls" toward her.

"I was just a skinny lad/Never knew no good from bad/But I knew love before I left my nursery/Left alone with big fat fanny/She was such a naughty nanny/Heap big woman you made a bad boy out of me," Puck sang.