Scoop on the “Glee” episode featuring Sue Sylvester and her mother to be played by Carol Burnett
We’re all very excited about Carol Burnett guest starring in an upcoming episode of Glee as Sue Sylvester’s mom.
TV Guide’s William Keck has some scoop on the November episode’s plotline: Looking to steal some of the glory away from the over-the-top wedding Kurt’s planning for his dad and Finn’s mom (think doves and glitter!), Sue (Emmy winner Jane Lynch) announces to the school that she, too, is getting married. To whom, you ask? All I’ll say is that it’s the only person Sue views as her equal.
Then Carol breezes in as mama Doris Sylvester.
“She and I sing a duet, ‘Why, Oh Why, Oh Why, Did I Leave Ohio’ from [the Broadway musical] Wonderful Town,” Jane tells TV Guide, explaining that Sue’s mom and dad abandoned her in Ohio so she could take care of disabled sister Jean while they took off hunting Nazis.
“I guess all the Nazis have been caught, so Mother comes back — but there’s still a lot of resentment. We’re going to see another level of Sue’s vulnerability. This has a lot to do with why Sue is so mean.”
As for working with Burnett again (they previously did a film together) Lynch said: “I’m a little nervous, but I can’t wait to get in scenes with her. It’s like playing tennis with a master.”