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Ryan Murphy Ponders Britney Spears-Themed Episode of Glee

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Ryan Murphy is listening.

A few days after the manager of Britney Spears tried to Tweet interest in a Glee episode dedicated to his client, the show's creator says "“I’m interested in the Britney Spears idea."

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he added: "I’ve always loved her. I’m entertaining it. I think young kids would like that.”

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Murphy said he also has interest in Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, and, even, Courtney Love as artists he'd love Glee to cover.

“I actually ran into Courtney Love the other day and talked to her,” said Murphy. “She’s interested. I would love to have the kids do a Courtney Love episode one day...The key is the songs in the catalogue have to have a certain degree of theatricality."

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i think it would be nice to do an episode centered on britney's music, but are they seriously considering doing a themed britney episode before doing a beatles one? talk about double standard
I really dont mind them doing themed episode because it doesnt really get in the way of character development(kurt and mercedes became cheerleaders in the power of madonna)

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LISTEN. Courtney Love would be amazing. Get over yourselves! "Oh she's not a good influence." Who gives a flying fuck. It's a show. With music. Courtney Love did make good music.

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I agree with J completely.Glee should stick to its original focus-
the talented teens.

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Courtney Love? She's a terrible example to youth. Britney is to commercial.

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Speaking as a HUGE Britney Spears fan.. I would love that idea! She was my idol growing up so if it's done the right way I think that would be awesome :)

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I think that they should use some of Britney's songs, but to have a whole episode dedicated to her may not be a good idea. I don't think they should have all the episodes themed with artists, more like themed with ideas, like in the first set of episodes. Ballad, mash-up, hairography etc. Although I would love to see Rachel tackle a few of Britney's songs such as "Circus", "Not a Girl Not Yet a Woman", and "Womanizer" :)

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I think its a good idea to do Britney Spears I mean lots of people say she is like our generation Madonna, when I was a kid I loved her and it would be cool to see how they could make it. However, all the others I think would be dumb, I mean really Courtney Love? Every once in awhile to feature an artist could be interesting and entertaining

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Madonna was worthy of an episode. Britney Spears: no.

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i completely agree. the one madonna centred show was good but if they continue to do the same thing then they are just cheapening what was once a good idea...

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So now ALL the old hacks want in Glee???? And what's sad is Ryan Murphy is listening. What happened to the show about the characters, NOT about faded out music artists. If it becomes a hour-long variety show featuring only one artist, then the show has sold out and that's sad.

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