The episode reveals the glee club attempt to recruit new members by performing Salt-n-Pepa's Push It at a school assembly. It advances the love triangles between Rachel, Finn, and Quinn and Emma, Will, and Terri. We also see antagonist Sue Sylvester begin to conspire against the club.
PlotEditCheerleading coach Sue Sylvester informs the glee club director Will Shuester that New Directions must have twelve members to be eligible to compete at Regionals. Will decides to have New Directions perform in a school assembly, hoping to recruit new members. The group is opposed to his choice of song 'Le Freak by Chic so as a compromise, Will suggests they also learn Gold Digger by Kanye West. Rachel Berry's crush on Finn Hudson leads her to join the celibacy club to get closer to him, which he attends with his girlfriend, Quinn Fabray.
Rachel convinces the Glee club members to secretly change their performance to Push I't by Salt-n-Pepa, to give the audience what they want, as Rachel said, "sex". The song is well received by the student body, however complaints from parents pushes Principal Figgins to compile a list of pre-approved, sanitary, family friendly songs which New Directions must choose from in the future. Will is angry at Rachel for her actions, and when Quinn and fellow cheerleaders Santana and Brittany audition for the club with a tongue-in-cheek rendition of Say A Little Prayer, he gives Rachel's solo in Don't Stop Believin' to Quinn. Sue later recruits Quinn to help her bring glee club down from the inside, angered because Figgins has cut her funds to help finance the club.