Fans of Glee have often wondered when Rachel's dads might be cast and shown on screen. They are, in fact, shown in picture form in "Pilot." They are a geeky looking white guy with glasses and a tall, African American. If her dads do end up on screen, it may cause slight outcry from diehards if these two actors are not used, but just from the picture, it's not clear if they are any good or not. At best, they look like a big ball of cheese, which would not be totally out of line with the series.
For those who wonder why so many musicians hang around the New Directions and play for them all the time, Artie mentions he plays guitar in the jazz band (wtf?!), and that is why they show up in the "Pilot," and presumably, almost every week after. Though Artie's love of jazz or participation in the instrumental group is never mentioned again.
The only real inconsistency complaint "Pilot" deserves is that not all of the recurring characters appear where they should be. Quinn is followed around by Santana (Naya Rivera), but even in the larger Cheerio scenes, there is not one glimpse of Brittany (Heather Morris). Similarly, there are many shots of the football players, but Mike Chang (Harry Shrum Jr.), Matt (Dijon Talton), Dave Karofsky (Max Adler), and Azimio (James Earl) are not in any of them. Maybe, going by later dialogue, there is a disease keeping Brittany and all the football players she recently slept with at home?
A wonderful pilot setting up beautifully what will become a much better show. Glee will return to FOX this fall.