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Jane Lynch has quickly become one of TV's all-time greats, thanks to her viciously funny (emphasis on vicious) role as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox hit Glee. So who else but another television icon could portray the woman who brought McKinley High's school sourpuss into the world?
Tying with the recent Streep-Fey movie news for the best mom-daughter casting we've heard in a week, EW.com reports that legendary comedienne Carol Burnett, 77, will guest-star on Glee this fall as none other than Sue Sylvester's mom!
The Emmy winner will portray Mama Sylvester (who, if a line of dialogue in season 1 is to be believed, was a Nazi hunter!), but details about the size of her character arc are still under wraps. What we're dying to know is: Will there be a musical number? After all, Burnett launched her career belting on Broadway as a singing princess in the 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress (and she stepped into the Queen role for a 2005 TV movie version with Tracy Ullman). She also let 'er rip as the caustic (rather Sue Sylvester-like!) Miss Hannigan in 1982's movie musical Annie.
The producers of Glee certainly know how to cast mom characters. Guest star Idina Menzel played Lea Michele's biological mom during season 1; the pair not only sing with remarkable power and skill, but share an uncanny physical resemblance. Looking ahead, Burnett's episode will reportedly air sometime in October or November. We're just not sure we can wait that long!
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