The Mercedes-Tina Relationship, also known as Tincedes, is the friendship between Mercedes Jones and Tina Cohen-Chang.


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Mercedes and Tina are among the original five who join the New Directions in the Pilot. They sing Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat along with Rachel, Kurt, and Artie. Later they sing Don't Stop Believin'. (Pilot)

Tina and Mercedes, along with the other female New Directions, go in search of Dakota Stanley. Later on, Tina and Rachel try to convince Mercedes to not pursue a relationship with Kurt since they suspect he is gay. (Acafellas)

When April Rhodes joins the New Directions, she teaches Tina and Mercedes to shop lift in order to gain their friendship and fit in at McKinley. Later, each one with a new pair of sunglasses, tell Mr. Schuester they like April and want they to stay. Both of them later provide backup for Last Name and perform with the Glee Club in Somebody to Love. (The Rhodes Not Taken)

Mercedes is seen giving Tina a pedicure, and neither of them are too bothered by the upcoming mash-up competition against the boys. (Vitamin D)

Both Tina and Mercedes are chosen to be members of Sue's elite group, Sue's Kids. Later, Tina dances along and provides back up vocals to Mercedes' rendition of Hate on Me. (Throwdown)

Tina, Mercedes, Kurt and Rachel are afraid to be slushied by Karofsky and protect themselves with plastic raincoats. Both the girls and Rachel defend Kurt from Finn when he slushies him. (Mash-Up)

Mercedes talks to Tina on the phone about how everyone is so rattled up about Quinn and Finn's baby, that they can't express any emotions of their own in the ballads. girls are getting ready for the New Directions' Club photo for the Thunderclap during the Smile montage. (Ballad)

Tina and Mercedes are seen discussing Puck being the father of Quinn's child. Tina enjoys Mercedes' rendition of And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going. Tina rubs Mercedes back to comfort her after Mercedes finds out that the Jane Addams Girls were doing And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going. (Sectionals)

Tina and Mercedes confront Rachel about her relationship with Jesse and threaten her along with Artie and Kurt. (Hell-O)

Mercedes and Tina perform Express Yourself with the other New Directions girls since they do not approve of the way they have been treated by the boys lately. (The Power of Madonna)

Tina and Artie express their concerns to Mercedes about her trying to lose weight. Mercedes does not listen to them and in her food-deprived haze, imagines Tina as a cupcake. Tina sings backup for Mercedes during her performance of Beautiful. (Home)

Tina and Mercedes are disappointed after finding out that they were not mentioned on the Glist. Along with Kurt and Brittany, they dance to Artie's performance of U Can't Touch This in the library, hoping to earn a "bad reputation." They are embarrassed and disappointed after the librarian considers their performance "cute." (Bad Reputation)

After Tina is forbidden from wearing her Goth outfits in school, both she and Mercedes are excited by Mr. Schuester's idea for "Lady Gaga week." Both wear outfits inspired by the pop singer and perform Bad Romance along with Kurt and the New Direction girls. (Theatricality)

Tina, along with Quinn, provides backup for Mercedes during her performance of I Look to You. Both Tina and Mercedes are surprised to learn that Kurt is an atheist. (Grilled Cheesus)

They laugh when Rachel falls over and plan to swap names. After Holly Holliday's performance of Forget You they hold hands and jump up and down, giggling. (The Substitute)

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Mr. Schuester offers Rachel a celebratory solo in Glee, she defers to Tina and Mercedes, whom she calls "unsung heroes." Tina and Mercedes sing Dog Days Are Over together. (Special Education)

Mercedes, Tina and Mike are seen getting a bright green slushie facial in a flashback. Later, both girls go to Mr. Schuester's house to celebrate Christmas with him and the New Directions. (A Very Glee Christmas)

Mercedes and Tina enjoy Rachel's performance of Firework and join in enthusiastically. Later, they sit with Mike and Rachel at Breadstix, and enjoy the Warblers' performance of Silly Love Songs. (Silly Love Songs)

During Rachel's Trainwreck Extravaganza, Mercedes and Tina get really drunk and laugh uncontrollably and hug each other. Finn dubs them as "happy girl drunks." (Blame It on the Alcohol)

Tina sings backup for Mercedes during Hell to the No. Both the girls share their grievances when Mr. Schuester asks them how Sue has hurt them. Both of them are part of the unanimous vote declaring Rachel Berry MVP for her help in preparing the Glee Club for Regionals. (Original Song)

Tina and Mercedes are Brittany's first guests on her new Internet talk show Fondue For Two, where she introduces them as "the school's biggest gossips." Tina asks Brittany, "Shouldn't it be 'Fondue for Three?" Brittany begins the show with a rumor about the janitor drinking vodka from a teapot. Tina adds that the janitor is a "hot mess" and then changes the subject, saying, "the rumor about Asian men: not true."
Tina and Mercedes are both shocked when Brittany says that she can confirm a rumor that Santana "plays for the other team," evidently thinking that Brittany has just outed Santana as a lesbian. They presumably spread the rumor around school and it is published in The Muckraker, the McKinley High School newspaper. (Rumours)

Tina and Brittany provide backup for Mercedes when she auditions for West Side Story with her rendition of Spotlight. Both the girls are present at Booty Camp rehearsals, and Mercedes imagines Tina going against her in It's All Over. (Asian F)

Tina is shown crying because Mercedes left the Glee Club. She said she's sad because Mercedes is one of the original members of New Directions and she feels naked without her, so Santana tells her to suck it up. She also blamed Artie for not giving the role of Maria to Mercedes. Tina, Kurt and Artie watch Mercedes rehearse with the newly formed Troubletones and are sad to realize they are growing apart Take Care of Yourself. (Pot o' Gold)

Tina and Mercedes, along with Sugar, Brittany, Quinn, and Rachel, defend Santana in the hallways after a guy mocks her for being a lesbian. They dance and sing along to I Kissed a Girl. (I Kissed A Girl)

At the end, the Glee Club performs We Are Young. Tina, along with the rest of the club, greets Mercedes, Santana, Brittany, and Sugar back into New Directions. (Hold on to Sixteen)

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Tina, along with several others, pressures Mercedes for details about her summer romance with Sam. They launch into a group number - Summer Nights. They sing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face with Rachel and Santana. When Mercedes breaks down during the performance, Tina is the first to run after her and comfort her. (Yes/No)

Tina and Mercedes are seen laughing at Santana's jokes about Coach Beiste getting hit by her husband, Cooter Menkins, which gets them into trouble with Roz Washington along with Sugar and Brittany. They are later forced to sing a song about female empowerment, in which they unwisely choose Cell Block Tango to sing. During Kurt's audition, they, along with Brittany, back Kurt up when he sings Not the Boy Next Door. When Coach Beiste's later reveals that she has been abused, Mercedes, Tina, and Santana sing Shake It Out for her. (Choke)

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In Tina's dream sequence, Tina imagined Mercedes as Brittany and spoke to her briefly about bailing Lord Tubbington out of jail for trying to sell Mercedes' iPhone for drug money. (Props)

When Mercedes falls ill, Tina shows concern for her friend and is selected along with Quinn by Mr. Schuester to sing Mercedes solos in Edge of Glory. Later Mercedes recovers from her illness and joins The Troubletones to sing, but tells Tina and Quinn to join them. (Nationals)

Tina and Mercedes are singing Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat with Artie, Rachel, and Kurt to the Glee Club. Mercedes sings You Get What You Give along with the seniors to the underclassmen, including Tina. Tina, along with the rest of the underclassmen, sings In My Life to the seniors, including Mercedes. Both of them bid farewell to Rachel at the train station as she sets off to New York. (Goodbye)

They both help Blaine with his wedding proposal number for Kurt. (Love, Love, Love)

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When New Directions arrives in L.A. at a hotel, Tina is every excited to see Mercedes when she enters the hotel. She responds to her entrance by saying the glee club was hoping that she would come in a very ecstatic tone. (City of Angels)

Tina arrives at the Bushwick apartment, and Mercedes is excited to see her, until Tina begins to decrease Rachel's motivation for her opening night of Funny Girl. To change the subject, Mercedes questions about her experience at Brown University. As Tina continues to talk about Rachel's hatred in the media, it forces Mercedes to push her out of the apartment to stay at hers. they later attend Rachel's opening night and are seen dancing together in the club afterwards. (Opening Night)

Tina and Mercedes reunite with the rest of Original Glee Club Members in Auditorium. Later, both of them are part of Take On Me and Home. (Homecoming)

Tina mentions Mercedes twice during conversation with Becky Jackson. (Jagged Little Tapestry)

Mercedes and Tina take a selfie along with Kitty and Sam before the wedding. (A Wedding)

Mercedes and Tina meet for the first time in the choir room before Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat. Later, they provide back-up for Don't Stop Believin'. (2009)

They are seen for the first time in the Choir Room, when Will dedicates song for Alumni and New Directions. Later, Mercedes sings Someday We'll Be Together for her friends, because she's leaving and she's not gonna see them for a long time. Tina seems to be sad. Five years later, Tina and Mercedes meet before Tony Awards to cheer Rachel up. They hug Artie asks Mercedes if he can use her song in his movie in which Tina is the star. She agrees. At the end of the episode, both of them are part of I Lived. (Dreams Come True)


Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Push It Showmance Artie, Finn, and Rachel
Proud Mary Wheels Artie
Express Yourself The Power of Madonna Quinn, Rachel, and Santana
Bad Romance Theatricality Kurt, Quinn, and Santana
Give up the Funk Funk Artie, Finn, and Kurt
To Sir, with Love Journey Artie, Finn, Kurt, Rachel, and Santana
Back Up Vocals
Song Episode Sung by
Take a Bow Showmance Rachel

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

One of Us Grilled Cheesus Finn, Kurt, Quinn, and Rachel
Time Warp The Rocky Horror Glee Show Artie, Brittany, Finn, Kurt, Quinn, and Santana
Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer Never Been Kissed Brittany, Rachel, and Santana
We Need a Little Christmas A Very Glee Christmas Kurt (album)
Deck the Rooftop Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Artie, Finn, Rachel, and Santana
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Quinn, Rachel, and Santana
Born This Way Born This Way Kurt
Related Songs

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

You Can't Stop the Beat The Purple Piano Project Artie, Finn, Kurt, and Rachel
Do They Know It's Christmas? Extraordinary Merry Christmas Artie, Blaine, Brittany, Finn, Kurt, Puck, Rachel, and Santana
Summer Nights Yes/No Finn, Kurt, Rory, Sam, Santana, and Sugar
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Rachel and Santana
Cell Block Tango Choke Brittany, Santana, and Sugar
Shake It Out Santana
Edge of Glory Nationals Quinn and Santana
Back Up Vocals
Song Episode Sung by
Not the Boy Next Door Choke Kurt
Related Songs

Back Up Vocals
Song Episode Sung by
Don't Stop Believin' Sweet Dreams Rachel

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Seasons of Love The Quarterback Kurt, Mike, Puck, and Santana

Sang Together (In a Group Number)



Solos with

Take On Me Homecoming Artie, Brittany, Kurt, Puck, Quinn, Rachel, Sam, and Santana
Related Songs



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