Good news, Gleeks … the amazingly brilliant comic Kathy Griffin will be making a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of Glee! And, get this … Kathy will be playing a woman named Tammy Jean, described as a politically conservative “middle-aged recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler — a Sarah Palin type”! I mean, that is just awesome. In addition, Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) will also guest star on the show as Sister Mary Constance, described as “a middle-aged African-American and exotic dancer-turned-Carmelite Nun”. Hello? Brills.
Let’s go ahead and start calling the judges for Glee’s upcoming Regionals “The Supremes,” shall we, because this one-two punch of casting scoop definitely qualifies them for the title: Not only Kathy Griffin but Grey’s Anatomy‘s Loretta Devine have been named to the panel! Although a casting breakdown that’s being passed around like a love note in third period suggests that Griffin will be playing a Sarah Palin type, my source tells me that Tammy Jean, the D-Listed liberal’s home-schooling Tea Party candidate character, isn’t really anything like the controversial former Alaskan governor. (Besides, what would be the point of trying to out-Palin Tina Fey?) Devine, meanwhile, will tackle a sister act — as in Sister Mary Constance. Though the character wears a halo and a habit now, she is said to have worn a lot less in her former profession, at least by the end of a shift: She used to be a stripper!
First, I am really in LOVE with the idea of Kathy Griffin playing a Sarah Palin-type Tea Party conservative … I cannot WAIT to see her in action in the role. And, I gotta admit, I’m also in love with Glee doing the Sister Act thing. Loretta Devine is a great actress, I think she’ll make a fantastic Sister Mary Constance. I can’t help but continue to be addicted to Glee … and when they do stuff like this, they’re sure to keep me addicted. I cannot wait for this ep!!