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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.

Director:

Ryan Murphy

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dianna Agron ... Quinn Fabray
Chris Colfer ... Kurt Hummel
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Terri Schuester (credit only)
Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester
Jayma Mays ... Emma Pillsbury
Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams
Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith ... Finn Hudson
Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester
Amber Riley ... Mercedes Jones
Mark Salling ... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang
Jonathan Groff ... Jesse St. James
Iqbal Theba ... Principal Figgins
Naya Rivera ... Santana Lopez
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A Madonna show was the first concert Lea Michele ever attended. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jesse St. James: [flashback, making out with Rachel] We should do it.
Rachel Berry: It?
Jesse St. James: Totally. Haven't you ever done it before?
Rachel Berry: No. Have you?
Jesse St. James: [chuckles] What do you think? It's no big deal.
Rachel Berry: It is for a girl!
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Soundtracks

Like a Virgin
(uncredited)
Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
Performed by Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, Matthew Morrison,
Jayma Mays, Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith
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Fun Episode but felt a little forced
31 May 2010 | by mekiasSee 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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