Concerned that the Glee Club girls are being bullied by the guys, Mr. Schuester challenges the kids to choose Madonna songs as their next assignment.



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Mr. Schuester is concerned that the girls in the glee club are being disrespected and bullied by the guys. Looking to Madonna and her musical message of equality as inspiration, he challenges the entire team to choose Madonna songs as their next assignment in the hopes that the girls embrace her strength, independence and confidence and that the guys will see the error of their misogynistic ways. The glee club takes the assignment to heart as they perform some of Madonna's greatest hits, including "Express Yourself" and "Like A Prayer." Meanwhile, Kurt and Mercedes give Sue a vote of confidence with a makeover that is definitely in "Vogue." Written by FOX Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical



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20 April 2010 (USA)  »

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References Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) See more »


Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Performed by Madonna
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"The Power of Madonna" is a wonderful "Glee" tribute to The Material Girl
12 October 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Well, I finally watched the first of the "Glee" theme episodes! In this one, Madonna's music is showcased through the courtesy of Sue Sylvester who decides to have the school intercom filled with her songs for the day though Emma's office is the exception since Sue doesn't think she is sexy enough. Depite her club-mates warnings, Rachel is indeed dating rival glee member Jesse but doesn't want to go all the way with him. When Finn finds out, he agrees to have sex with Santana. And Emma herself decides to give herself to Will...I'll stop there and just say what a wonderful showcase of many of Madge's greatest hits that were compiled for this episode of "Glee"! Especially noteworthy was Sue's tribute video of her "Vogue" in which she changes a few lyrics in which one mentions her and another mentions Will as in "Will Schuester, I hate you!" Kudos for everyone involved. Can't wait to watch another episode...

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