Glee (2009–2015)
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The Power of Madonna 

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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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Jesse and Rachel are making out (at around 3 mins), the music playing is from the song "Hello 12, Hello 13, Hello Love" from the musical "A Chorus Line". Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff recorded a version of this song for Glee: Hell-O (2010) but the scene was cut. See more »


When Santana and Brittany are talking about Santana dating Finn because he's younger, Brittany says that his birthday is three days before Santana's. This would actually make Finn older than Santana. See more »


Mercedes Jones: You all just trot me out at the end of every number so I can wail on the last note. How is that okay?
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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Little Man on Campus (2010) See more »


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Performed by Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, Matthew Morrison,
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One of the Best Glee Episodes Ever!
9 May 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This episode was fantastic! All the Glee episodes are amazing, but this one was a standout. I loved how they took the best of Madonna and used it to incorporate the ideas of female empowerment, while still managing to put the signature Glee fun into it. Not only that, but they showed the guys seeing it from and accepting the girls' point of view too - the best of both worlds. It was one of the most fun 1 hour of television I have ever experienced. This episode's effect on audiences shows how Glee is a game-changer in the world of television. It is changing the way people view TV and deserves all the merit it gets. It's one of the best and most hard-working shows on TV, and this episode is proof of that.

This special episode is microcosmic of the show's values and for all that it stands for and presents. For Gleeks it is a must, and for everyone else still essential viewing!

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