Hot on the heels of the huge success of the Madonna episode that aired this past Tuesday, it was reported on Wednesday that Glee is planning to do another episode devoted entirely to the music of Madonna early in the next season this Fall. Because of all the hype generated by this successful ep, a new push has begun to have the show do an entire episode devoted entirely to the music of Britney Spears. Britney’s manager, Adam Leber, posted a message on Twitter asking fans if they want to see a Britney Spears episode of Glee … he even got the chatter to trend with the hashtag #BritneySpearsGlee. Could it be? Will this actually happen?
Britney Spears is reportedly hoping for an episode of Glee based on her songs. An edition of the show featuring nine Madonna tracks aired in the US earlier this week and the cast is releasing an EP of the cover versions. Spears’s manager Adam Leber has now asked fans whether they would like a Britney episode. Writing on Twitter, he said: “Do you guys want to see a Britney Spears episode of GLEE? Thoughts?” Meanwhile, Us Weekly reports that the ‘hashtag’ Leber invented, #BritneySpearsGlee, began trending. Glee creator Ryan Murphy recently confirmed that he is planning another Madonna episode.
First, yes … this will happen. The fact that Britney’s manager is even talking about this means that her people are amenable to letting the show use her music in this way. Second, the folks at Glee will have access to a pop music catalog that will allow them to make a full, well-rounded episode much like they did with the Madonna ep. They will also have the opportunity to release another mini-album of their version of Britney’s songs … fans will buy that release, guaranteed. Can you imagine … Sue Sylvester featuring in her own music video for Oops! I Did it Again? or I’m A Slave 4 U or Toxic? Ye gods, the awesome possibilities are endless. Because this season has already finished filming, we’ll have to wait at least until next season to see this happen … but mark my words — it’ll happen. What do y’all think? Irregardless of what you think of Britney Spears herself, you cannot deny that her catalog of songs is AMAZING! Which Britney songs would you like to see get the Glee treatment?
UPDATE: Pink reader Rigo informs me that there is a Facebook fan campaign HERE started up by fans to lobby the Glee folks to make this Britney Spears episode. Now YOU can join the call to make this happen :)