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Artie-Brittany Relationship
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General Information
Nickname: Bartie
Artittany
Intimacy Level: Ex-Boyfriend and Girlfriend
Sexual
Friends
Dating History: Hooked up in Duets
Started dating in Never Been Kissed
Ended in Rumours
Dating Status: Broken up

The Artie-Brittany Relationship, commonly known as Bartie or Artittany (as referred to in Rumours by Artie), is the formerly romantic relationship and now friendship between Artie Abrams and Brittany Pierce.

They break up in the nineteenth episode of Season Two, Rumours, due to Artie calling Brittany stupid (because he felt hurt that she had cheated on him, and that he was the only person who never called her that).

Overview

Artie and Brittany rarely interact with each other during Season One (possibly because Brittany believes Artie to be a robot, according to an interaction in Season Two), though they are often dance partners for performances (ironically, in real life Kevin is one of the best dancers but on the show, although Brittany still is the best dancer, Mike is classed as the best dancer seen as Artie is significantly diminished due to him being in a wheelchair). Their first significant romantic interaction is in the episode, Duets. In Furt, they are officially dating. They break up in the episode Rumours after Artie calls Brittany stupid. Artie attempts to win Brittany back in Prom Queen, but he fails. As of then, they are just friends.

Episodes

Artie comments on how Sectionals will be an easy win for the club, while Brittany nudges him on the shoulder. Artie attempts to give her a high five but she turns around and high fives Santana, leaving Artie quite embarrassed. (Vitamin D')

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Proud Mary

Brittany gives Artie a high five after Artie's lesson on how to spin in wheelchairs. Brittany puts her hand on Artie's shoulder at the end of Proud Mary. (Wheels)

Brittany and Artie are seen sitting next to each other while watching the other groups perform and he nudges her when she waves at one of the members of Haverbrook School for the Deaf. And they are seen next to each other in the ending part of You Can't Always Get What You Want. (Sectionals)

While Rachel and Finn are talking about what they did the night before (their attempts to have sex with Jesse and Santana, respectively) Brittany can be seen stretching on Artie in the background. (The Power of Madonna)

Bartie Kiss

Brittany admits to Artie that she has feelings for him, even though she's primarily using him to make Santana jealous and win the duet assignment Mr. Schue gave the New Directions. At first, he's confused and cautious of her advances, but after Brittany explains that she just really wants to get him in a stroller even though at first she thought he was a robot, and after she promises him to be his girlfriend, Artie accepts Brittany's offer. While at Brittany's house practicing their duet, Artie realizes that he still has feeling for his ex-girlfriend, Tina. In hopes of relieving him of his feelings, Brittany carries him out of his wheelchair, drops him on her bed and takes Artie's virginity. The next day in the cafeteria, Santana tells him out of jealousy that sex means almost nothing to Brittany. After that, Artie tells Brittany that he wants to end the relationship. Brittany is shocked, and tells him she really wanted to go to Breadstix with him and act out the famous scene from Lady and the Tramp. Artie explains to her that nobody thought he could even have sex after the car accident and her not caring for his feelings ruined the experience. Artie calls it quits and he and Brittany don't perform their duet. She watches sadly as Artie wheels himself down the hallway and Brittany goes to Breadstix alone, rolling the meatball and acting out the Lady and the Tramp scene alone. (Duets)

Artie and Puck become friends in this episode when Puck helps Artie try to look cool in order to fulfill Puck's community service. Artie looks longingly at Brittany, and reveals to Puck that he still has feelings for her. Puck tries to help Artie out by teaching him his ways of getting girls. They go on a double date with Brittany and Santana respectively. Artie tries to act cool during the date, by Puck's instructions. Artie acts disinterested towards Brittany throughout the date to make her interested. At the end of the date, Puck attempts to dine and dash, which Artie doesn't agree with. He pays for the dinner anyway to the dismay of Puck who insults Artie, and leaves with Santana and Brittany. It is unknown what happens with Artie and Brittany after this, but there is fanfiction. (Never Been Kissed)

When Tina asks Brittany if she is officially dating Artie, Brittany tells her to "deal with it." Brittany also says that Artie defending Kurt in the locker room was hot. At Burt and Carole's wedding, she rolls Artie down the aisle, sings with him, and dances with him during Will's rendition of Sway. They also sing together in Marry You. (Furt)

Artie wheels into an empty classroom to find Brittany standing in a corner, obviously upset. When asked why she says she feels stressed that Mr. Schue has asked her and Mike to be lead dancers at Sectionals, and she does not feel prepared. Artie gives her a "magic comb" and promises her that it will help her. She thanks him and kisses him on the cheek. He then takes her by the hands and promises her that they will win. Later, Tina passes Artie a rumor that Brittany and Mike are having an affair. Artie begins to believe this when he later asks Brittany on a date twice and she says no both times, and leaves quickly. Backstage at sectionals, Artie confronts her and asks her why she cheated on him. As it turned out, she wasn't cheating on him; she had just lost the magic comb. They share a passionate kiss after Artie tells her the comb wasn't really magic, but it was Brittany who was the magic herself. She then tells him that when she is on stage dancing at sectionals, it will be for him, not the crowd or the team. After the show is over while the audience applauds, Artie gives Brittany a high-five. (Special Education)

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Brittany still believes in Santa Claus, and Artie does not want to lose this, because it is a magical feeling to believe. He convinces the New Directions to pretend that Santa is real. So while the New Directions are at the mall, she asks "Santa" to give Artie, the ability to walk. Santa promises to, but Artie is visibly upset that Brittany might lose faith in Santa. When Coach Beiste, disguised as Santa, goes to Brittany's house to tell her that Santa cannot grant her wish, she becomes depressed and loses her Christmas spirit. (A Very Glee Christmas)

Artie sings his favorite love song to Brittany, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), with Mike (who dances for Tina). They are seen cuddling throughout the entirety of the episode, but especially during Santana's voice over. (Silly Love Songs)

The Justin Bieber Experience, including Artie, performs Somebody to Love for their girlfriends. Brittany is seen cheering Artie on excitedly. (Comeback)

Brittany and Artie spent most of their time together at Rachel's party. Brittany stripped and Artie said "That's my girlfriend, I love you, babe" while throwing money at her. When Brittany and Sam had to kiss for spin the bottle, Artie did not mind. He was seen laughing and watching happily as the two kissed. This was probably just because he was drunk. During Rachel and Blaine's performance of Don't You Want Me, they are seen making out. After the Blame It (On the Alcohol) performance, Brittany was playing with Artie's hair. (Blame It on the Alcohol)

Brittany tells Santana that she thinks she may be pregnant, Artie then finds out, but it turns out Brittany still thinks babies come from storks. Brittany tells Santana that when she's with Artie they talk about their feelings. When Santana admits that she loves Brittany, Brittany says that while she loves Santana, she loves Artie too, and she would be with Santana if weren't for him. Santana takes great offense to this. It can be implied from this interaction that while Santana is a lesbian, Brittany is most likely bisexual. Artie and Brittany join the Celibacy Club together and share a moment when Rachel is talking about love. (Sexy)

Bartie Brainiacs

Artie and Brittany are also both on The Brainiacs, the school's academic decathlon team, along with Tina and Mike (Brittany was bribed with Dots when the team were one member short). However, her extensive knowledge on cat diseases helped them get to Nationals. They are seen together at McKinley while Kurt shows Blaine the school. (A Night of Neglect)

Brittany and Artie can be seen cuddling throughout the episode, especially while Santana's snarky voice-overs play in the beginning of the episode. (Born This Way)

After getting into a fight about Santana and Brittany's involvement with her, Artie gets frustrated and calls Brittany stupid. This really hurts Brittany, who then bursts into tears and says that he was the only person who had never called her that, then runs away sobbing. Because of this they break up. Artie then sings Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac and longingly looks at Brittany, who is being comforted by Santana. (Rumours)

Artie sings Isn't She Lovely to Brittany while she was in cooking class, as a prom proposal and an apology. She declines the offer to go with him, because she really didn't like it when he called her stupid. At the prom they dance and take a prom photo together. (Prom Queen)

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During Nationals they sing part of Light Up the World together and they sing My Cup (Brittany's original song) together, with Puck playing the guitar. Brittany also tells Santana that she (Brittany) loves everyone in Glee club and will be there when Artie takes his first steps, after they find an operation to make his legs work again, showing that they are still close friends. Brittany, Santana, and Artie are also seen laughing and sitting together during the last glee club meeting of the year. (New York)

Artie mentions the time Brittany took his virginity, saying it was exciting and how it had made him feel like a man (even though she got his name wrong 4 times during and after) to Rachel and Blaine. Brittany also thanks Artie with the others for directing West Side Story. (The First Time)

Artie, as the director of the television program, gives Brittany a solo number, Christmas Wrapping. Both Artie and Brittany sing a small part of Do They Know It's Christmas? together. (Extraordinary Merry Christmas)

When Artie is talking to Sue about how Becky sent him an inappropriate picture of herself, she mentions how Brittany also sent pictures of herself to him, which he claims was different. (Yes/No)

Bartie Cheetah

In the song It's Not Right But It's Okay it is shown that Artie and Brittany are sitting close together, when Brittany was saying "Cheetahs have the fastest land speed of any living animal." (Dance with Somebody)

Brittany sprays Artie with a wine bottle during Tongue Tied, and she and Santana kiss Artie on the cheeks. (Nationals)

After Artie and some of they New Directions, (the ones who are not graduating) sing In My Life Brittany along with Finn hug Artie. (Goodbye)

Brittany, Tina, Blaine and Wade are competing for the role of The New Rachel of New Directions. After performing Call Me Maybe in front of Artie, Artie tells Brittany, Tina, Blaine, and Wade that Brittany was a close second for becoming The New Rachel and that Blaine claimed victory. (The New Rachel)

Blaine and Artie sing Boys/Boyfriend to make Brittany feel better; however, this doesn't work at all. She is also on his lap for part of the performance of Gimme More. (Britney 2.0)

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Brittany asks Artie to be her vice-president when she runs for Student Council President. Artie agrees, saying he'd like to find a relationship that lasts more than a few weeks, then tells her not to be offended by that. Brittany is confused as to why she'd be offended, having forgotten that they dated. When she is upset that everyone thinks she will say something stupid in the debate, he tells her that she is not stupid but creative, and that her brain "exists in this magical other dimension where anything is possible," and that it is really amazing. Unfortunately, they lose the election to Blaine and Sam in the end. (Makeover)

Brittany says Artie (along with Sam) is hot topless or not. (Naked)

They sit next to each other in the choir room and during Nutbush City Limits, they are also seen holding hands at some point during the performance. (Diva)

In the choir room, Brittany, who has a new diva attitude demands to sing My Cup as a solo at Regionals and she sings a part of it along with Artie. During Brittany's goodbye speech, she mentions that Artie is like "the boy next door who builds robots and I take his virginity." (All or Nothing)

As Kitty is talking to Artie she mentions how his previous relationship with Brittany didn't last. (Love, Love, Love)

Songs

Duets
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Time Warp The Rocky Horror Glee Show Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Quinn, Santana (album), and Tina
Marry You Furt Finn, Mike, Quinn, Rachel, Sam, and Tina
The Most Wonderful Day of the Year A Very Glee Christmas Kurt (album), Quinn (episode), Sam and Tina
I Love New York/New York, New York New York Finn, Mercedes, Rachel and Santana
Light Up the World Finn, Rachel, Santana and Tina
Related Songs

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Do They Know It's Christmas? Extraordinary Merry Christmas Blaine, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Rachel, Santana, and Tina

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

This Is the New Year Naked Blaine, Jake, Marley, Ryder and Unique
Related Songs

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Pompeii The Untitled Rachel Berry Project Blaine, Kurt, Mercedes, Rachel, and Sam

Trivia

  • Heather Morris ships Brittany with both Artie and Santana, while Kevin ships all Artie-related ships.
  • During the break between the seasons two and three, Heather said that Brittany was going to want Artie back in the first episode of Season Three. However, that didn't happen, because she wanted Santana.
  • According to Brittany, Artie was the only person at McKinley who hadn't called her stupid until Rumours.
  • When Artie lost his virginity to her, Brittany called him with the wrong name four times. (The First Time)
  • In Sexy, Brittany is seen with a note in her locker that says "Brittany Luvs Artie 4eva."
  • Brittany said that she likes pushing Artie's wheelchair and she wants to put him in a stroller.
  • When they were at Breadstix, Brittany told Artie that she had been practicing pushing meatballs with her nose like in Lady and the Tramp.
  • Brittany forgot that she and Artie dated. (Makeover)
  • During the party in Blame It on the Alcohol, Artie and Brittany switched shirts.
  • Both have sung songs that are related to dancing by themselves.

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