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Oh, Ricky Martin, you're so fine. You're so fine that Glee's producers have cast you as a suave Spanish teacher who threatens Mr. Schue's (Matthew Morrison) standing as the most popular teacher at McKinley High.
"He came onto the show because my [character’s] Spanish speaking skills were coming into question, so I started attending night school and he was my teacher," Morrison told AccessHollywood.com. "He comes in and I bring him into the Glee Club and people like, really love him…So my job is kind of on the line now because the kids really love him."
That love is pretty evident in this clip, when the New Directions boogie down with Martin to the LMFAO song, "Sexy and I Know It" -- watch the clip here:
Of course this will lead to a sing-off between the two men, with Mr. Schue taking on a Spanish version of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation."
Martin's guest appearance gives Glee (Tuesdays, 8 p.m. ET, on FOX) an opportunity to shape a whole episode around Spanish-language and Spanish-tinged music. For even more Latin flare, it's also been reported that Gloria Estefan is heading to McKinley High to play Santana's (Naya Rivera) mom!
Aside from Rivera, who is half-Puerto Rican, Glee's cast doesn't exactly look like they would come naturally to Latin music (please see Finn dancing in the Ricky Martin clip). But in yet another testament to the hardest-working cast on TV, the episode is chock-full of Spanish-language songs.
The ultra-Anglo-looking Sam (Chord Overstreet) will sing to Mercedes (Amber Riley) with a Spanish mash-up of Gypsy Kings' "Bamboleo" and Enrique Iglesias' "Hero." And even Canadian-born Corey Monteith will be rolling some R's with an episode-opening ditty in Spanish.
Will Mr. Schue win back his glee club's affections? Oh, of course he will. Let's not forget, this guy knows how to shake his bon-bon, too.