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Carol Burnett Joins 'Glee' as Sue Sylvester's Mom

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 4th 2010 11:15AM
Carol BurnettSue Sylvester, a legend in her own right, is getting one heck of a legendary actress to play her mom on Fox's 'Glee': Carol Burnett.

The Emmy-winner has been tapped to play the cheerleading coach's mother on the hit musical comedy. According to Ausiello Files, Burnett's episode will air in October or November.

Over the course of the series, Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) has dropped a few hints about her mom. We know that she, along with an unseen father, was a Nazi-hunter who would go on adventures, leaving Sue to care for her sister.

Burnett has won six Emmys throughout her career and popped up on numerous TV shows, most recently 'Law and Order: SVU' and 'Desperate Housewives.' In 2009, Burnett appeared in the comedy 'Post Grad.'

The actress joins an already impressive list of guest stars for season 2. John Stamos, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Cheyenne Jackson, Charice, Chord Overstreet, Dot Jones and even Sir Paul McCartney are all confirmed or rumored to be popping up on the series.

Tell us: Is Carol Burnett a good fit to play Sue Sylvester's mom?

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Carol Thomas

Lula, Carol Burnette has a rich and colorful artistic gift that would enhance anything she even put her little toe in. What ever she does for this role I can promise you that the age difference will become a mojor asset before she has finished with it!

August 23 2010 at 12:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
a

YES LOVE IT GREAT IDEA GLAD TO SEE HER BACK ON T.V. BIGGGGGGG FAN

August 19 2010 at 6:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda

The only person that would even come close to Carol Burnett as Sue's mother would be Carol's side kick Vicky Lawrence. This is going to be incredible and I can't wait to see her. I would love to find DVDs of the Carol Burnett Show..If anybody knows where I can find them, please let me know.

August 15 2010 at 11:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bharghanvoh

Let's keep 'em going!

August 06 2010 at 7:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fiona

There's a 27 year age difference. Enough for you?

August 05 2010 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ross

Burnett's real life daughters look a lot younger than Lynch, who is charming but looks over 50.

August 05 2010 at 3:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
onic7

Now, I'll have to watch the show. I didn't read comments, but terrific. I hope she'll play it 'off-beat' as a character actress and have some strange oddities.

August 05 2010 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Garcia

yea carol, she is one of the great wonders of the world. she is so funny, and yes she can sing too.

August 05 2010 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sheila

Carol Burnett can play anything. She could read the phone book and make it interesting. Way to go, Carol !

August 05 2010 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ross

Burnett is a little young to play Lynch'es mother, don't you think? What is the age difference??

August 05 2010 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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fiona

There's a 27 year age difference. Enough for you?

August 05 2010 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cynthia

Barbara, You're an idiot.

August 05 2010 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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