GLEEful Possibilities

Hot off the critically acclaimed and highly rated Madonna-themed episode of GLEE, the show’s creators and cast have buzzed about the possibility of future themed episodes. We already know that a Lady Gaga episode is on the way, and that a second Madonna episode will premiere early next year, but what else is in the pipeline? 

Will "Me Against the Music" be in "The Power of Madonna 2"? via Flickr

Well, if internet petitioners and twitter users have their way, Britney Spears could be getting her own episode soon as well. We can almost see it now – Sue Sylvester’s rendition of “Toxic,” Kurt’s version of “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,” or maybe even Rachel’s very own “Piece of Me”? Could one too many slushees in the face cause one of the fierce singers to shave their hair off? Or maybe marry a back up dancer, only to get a reality show devoted to weight loss later on? 

PaparazzGLEE via Flickr

Another possibility could be Billy Joel or Courtney Love themed episodes. While I have to admit I don’t know much of Courtney’s repertoire (if one even exists), the idea of a pop train wreck storyline seems too similar to Britney’s blackout-era collection for a completely independent episode. As for Billy Joel? Well, he certainly has a large collection to work from, but with so many New York-centric hits, would they work in a suburban Ohio setting? 

Flavors of the week. via Flickr

How about these ideas? A Disney-themed episode – it could totally work with all the growing up plotlines, self-discovery themes, and focus on underdogs. A Broadway-themed episode? Sure, the show has played with musicals – “Defying Gravity” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade” being two big examples of that – but what about a full episode of show tunes? And finally, what about episodes devoted to the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elvis, or others who have made music what it is? Sure, Madonna and Britney are great, but music does go back further than 25 years…even if most of us may have trouble thinking back that far. 

-MK
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