May 26th, 2010
10:40 AM ET
As far as I am concerned, Lady Gaga beat Madonna... at least on "Glee." The Gaga episode thrilled me more, hands down.
It was the perfect, over-the-top homage to an artist who is pretty over-the-top herself.
From the battle against the Goth, courtesy of Principal Figgin's dislike of Tina's look, to the wanna-be "Twilight" pack attacking and Rachel's pitiful Gaga inspired outfit, the show was better than ever.
Thank goodness we had the return of the Britt quips ("You look terrible. I look awesome) and more Rachel with her newly discovered mom, Shelby.
Watching the latter pair try to awkwardly forge a relationship was some good television - as was Kurt's father standing up for him against Finn's homophobia.
And just when I thought I couldn't love a musical number more than Kurt and his fellow divas taking on "Bad Romance" (who knew Santana had such pipes?), Rachel and Shelby provided a whimsical version of "PokerFace" which made me want to laugh and cry. Ditto for Puck and the guys' touching version of "Beth" by Kiss.
It's no secret that I'm Gaga for "Glee," but I swear this show makes it so easy to love. It just keeps getting better and better.
Don't miss Lady Gaga's appearance next week on "Larry King Live" at 9 p.m. EST on CNN.
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