August 10th, 2010
04:07 PM ET
Oh, the joys "Glee's" second season will bring.
In addition to Carol Burnett being cast as Sue Sylvester's mom, the possibility of Susan Boyle playing a lunch lady and a Britney Spears-themed episode, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Spears herself will also make an appearance on the show.
“Britney, I think 100 percent, is going to be on the episode, which is exciting,” Murphy said on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. “She’ll come and join us and do a couple of scenes.”
Although Murphy isn’t quite sure what role Brit Brit would play yet, he does know that the show’s plot will not require Matthew Morrison to shave his head. In fact, they’re handling the episode with “kid gloves.” So while you may be expecting tons of sarcasm, Murphy is going more for a celebration of the "Oops...I Did it Again" singer.
“It’s about her music, it's not about her personal life,” Murphy said. “I think Britney Spears is pop culture. I think she’s been through a lot, and I want to do something that says thank you.”
Here's a semi-spoiler: The episode will also feature John Stamos as a dentist who has to treat four of the kids who have poor dental hygiene, and the Britney moments will happen when they're under anesthesia. "I'm excited, because I really admire what she's done with her life and how she's turned things around," Murphy said.
As for other themes for future episodes, Murphy has a dream shortlist that includes Prince, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Although he doesn't currently have any plans to do a Jackson episode, because of how difficult it is to clear the rights to Jackson's music, he told Seacrest, he is hoping to do one of those three in the future.
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