Glee: Season 1, Episode 15

The Power of Madonna (20 Apr. 2010)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Will Schuester: Guys, you know, it's come to my attention that many of you haven't been treating the young ladies of our group very nicely lately. You're disrespectful, bullying, sexist, and, I hate to say it, misogynistic.
Finn Hudson: I have no idea what that means.
Brittany: When I pulled my hamstring, I went to a "misogynist"
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Frozen
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Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
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Fun Episode but felt a little forced
31 May 2010 | by (Roanoke, Virginia) – See all my reviews

There was maybe 3 or 4 minutes of this hour that didn't have to do with Madonna. It's like honey. Honey is really good and sweet but too much of it starts to make you feel a little sick.

It also felt that several key parts of the storyline were adjusted just so they could connect it to Madonna. Having 3 virgins suddenly want to have sex just so they could play "Like a Virgin" didn't really fit the flow of the season. Making all the guys act even more like misogynists than usual so they could empower all the girls was kind of offensive as well.

It almost felt like Madonna's agent was standing over their shoulders during this episode, trying to eek out every minute of promotion for his client.

Don't get me wrong, it was still enjoyable. But not up to the usual standards I've come to expect from Glee.


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