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The Power of Madonna: The sequel?

April 25, 2010

I’ve still got “Borderline/Open Your Heart” stuck in my head, but Ryan Murphy’s already looking for a second helping of Madge. Entertainment Weekly reported this week that the Glee crew is in talks about a second Madonna tribute episode in the halls of McKinley High. From Entertainment Weekly:

Murphy confirms that he’s in discussions with M’s camp and that “Madonna and her people are into it and want it to happen.” The follow-up would air early next season and feature six more songs from the pop icon’s immense catalog of hits. (There’s talk that fans might be able to vote on which tracks should be used via a poll on

And while I understand why Glee and Madonna would want to do this (1. Money; 2. More money; 3. Oh yeah, and it’s fun, too), I’m really apprehensive. I loved “The Power of Madonna,” but there really can be too much of a good thing. With Glee, the story lines are supposed to influence the music, not vice versa. I think “The Power of Madonna” worked well because they picked a great theme and great songs that worked well within that. To recreate this magic again would not be an easy task, and it seems overly gimmicky to me that Glee wants to give it a try. I’ve seen many suggestions from fans of other artists Glee could take for a tribute episode spin (Glee Dork, in particular, has some awesome ideas, and I’m fully behind her in rooting for a Queen or Beatles episode!), and I can see this as a possibility, if the artist really works well in the context of the show. (I’m definitely not in support of an all-Britney Spears episode, however, and I’m really hoping Ryan Murphy is just humoring the Brit fans in this Entertainment Weekly article.) But overall, I’m still a bit unsure about the concept of regular tribute episodes and would prefer that Glee just continues to give us rockin’ stories with equally rockin’ songs. That might just be me though!

Do you think Glee should do a second Madonna episode? Or tribute episodes for other artists? Sound off in the comments and let me know what you think!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. LeilaneMc permalink
    April 25, 2010 9:02 pm

    Ñot Madonna again.
    No tribute episodes
    No special superstar guests
    and PLEASE better song choices.

  2. April 26, 2010 12:35 pm

    Completely agree, Suzie. Like we talked about in last week’s Gleekdom chat, I think another all-Madonna episode could be too much of a good thing too. One thing I praised Ryan Murphy for early on was his putting characters and storylines first, before the music – which works awesomely. I think another Madonna episode might start to take away from that awesomeness.

    Although I’m all for a Beatles episode. 😉

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