Glee Super Bowl Episode to Honor Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and More

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Glee is set to air one Thriller of an episode on February 6.

Fox will air a special installment of this hit following Super Bowl XLIV, an hour Entertainment Weekly confirms will feature a mash-up of Michael Jackson's most famous single. But the episode - which will be the most expensive in show history - will NOT be a full-on MJ tribute, as had been previously rumored.

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In fact, sources say Jackson will be just one of several singers covered on the episode. Others will include the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum and Katy Perry.

Among other tidbits revealed by the magazine:
  • Consistent with the major sporting event that will preceded it, this installment will center around the local football championship, along with the Cheerios at Regionals.
  • Both Blaine and Coach Beiste will appear on it.
  • General Motors will co-sponsor the episode, resulting in reduced commercial interruptions.
  • There will likely be an Elton John tribute episode at some point in 2011.

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Do you people even watch the show? The picture is of there performance in sectional this year. Santana got her first lead. rachel is behind Santana, though you only really see part of her hair. The new girl is Lauren, she was brought in to help cover the fact that Puckerman has been in an out of "juvie".


love the idea of this episode!! super excited about lady a Texan most of us are forced to like country especially if you live where i live there is nothing but country radio stations or a classic rock one and they don't do enough country


U GOTTA BE KIDDING !!!!! February 6th !!!! It's 2 month after the December 7th's episode !!!!!!!!


OMG!! Totally can't wait for this episode. Who the hell is that chick with the glasses and when did she join???!!!


the girl with glasses doesn't even has a name, does she?? she was on season 1 too, since "Hell-O"


fewer commercials...OMG FINALLY!
there are always too many commercials!

Chair me up

YES YES YES! more katy perry, please! their version of teegnage dream was amazing! and i love blaine, so i'm glad he'll be on it!


um 'steve', behind santana is rachel so um NO i wasnt talking about the fat girl...


^^ Rachel is not even in this picture. The fat girl from this season (like during the Toxic song) is the girl you are referring to.


im glad rachel and finn are standing close to each other that means they arent too mad

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