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Tuesday night’s much-hyped homage to “the most powerful woman ever to walk the face of the earth” on Fox’s breakout hit show, Glee, was all about asking, “What would Madonna do?”
(Acerbic cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester’s response: “Well, the answer to that question would normally be: date a younger man.”)
The episode highlighted nearly three decades of the Material Girl’s music, looks and influence on pop culture and was filled with the show’s traditional one-line zingers. Actor Corey Monteith (Finn Hudson) tweeted that the rumor was that Madonna herself watched the episode with creator, Ryan Murphy.
The theme was all about empowerment and what better role model than Madonna for everything from women’s equality (a slick “Express Yourself” number by the girls) to self-image (a frame-by-frame Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) tribute to the 1990 video “Vogue”).
“Glee” s scheming cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester’s parody of a 1990 Madonna music video got its much anticipated premiere on Tuesday night. But did it live up to its billing?
Reactions to the black-and-white remake of Madonna’s “Vogue” video have been mixed, with some fans (especially those too young to remember the 1990 original) saying they were confused as to whether it was supposed to be funny, while others raved about the subtle homage to one of the world’s most influential pop stars. The video, which will be featured again as part of next week’s Madonna-themed “Glee” episode. But here it is for those who can’t wait that long.
Musical TV comedy “Glee” might be centered on a group of high school misfits, but devious cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester is likely to be stealing the show for the next couple of weeks with her “Vogue” mini video homage to Madonna.
Sylvester, played by actress Jane Lynch, stars in the three-minute video in the highly-anticipated April 20 episode devoted to cover versions of Madonna hits. But fans will get a sneak preview on Tuesday night when “Glee” returns to U.S. TV screens after a four month absence.