Britney Spears Spared Legendary ‘Glee’ Irreverence

08.10.10 7 years ago 5 Comments

Encouraged by the results of their Madonna episode last season, it appears the makers of “Glee” are content to churn out endless tribute episodes to trashy pop music icons. That’s probably fine and dandy for the show’s audience, though it’s amusing to hear the show’s creator leak the news that haggardface Britney Spears will appear on the episode dedicated to her career by saying they will treat her with “kid gloves.” Damn. And here I thought they were planning the Glee Comedy Roast of Trampy Von Badmom.

“Britney, I think 100% is going to be on the episode, which is exciting,” Ryan Murphy told Ryan Seacrest this morning. Britney, he says, might play John Stamos’ dental assistant as the kids drift into an anesthetic Britney state. “The Britney episode, I’m here to say, is so reverential about her,” said Murphy, “and so kind and it’s about her music and it’s not about her personal life. And I think, Britney Spears is pop-culture, and I think she’s been through a lot. And I want to do something that just sort of says, you know what, ‘thank you for what you have done.'”

THANK YOU SO MUCH, BRIT!!!!!! WE WOULD BE LOST IN A CRUEL, CHOPPY SEA OF NOTHINGNESS WITHOUT YOU!!!!

Let’s hope the episode begins with the cast handing her a trophy during the opening credits. One single 30-minute camera shot (get a big company to sponsor the episode commercial-free) of her crying while holding it to her chest. All the “Glee” characters, wearing Britney masks, encircle her screaming with arms outstretched in her direction. Finally: BLAM-O! Drench her in purple soda. How does that bit stay so fresh every time!?

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