This has got to be one of the greatest casting coups of all time. Carol Burnett is guest starring in Season 2 of Glee as — get this — Sue Sylvester’s mother! Sue (played by the hilarious Jane Lynch) mentioned in an episode in Season 1 that her parents were rarely around when she was growing up, because they were “famous Nazi hunters.”
EW’s Ausiello Files first nabbed the incredible scoop, and also confirmed that Burnett will be appearing solo — Sue’s father will not be appearing. (I’m thinking that only one person could successfully costar next to Burnett in such a role, and that’s Harvey Korman, who unfortunately passed away two years ago.)
Can’t you just see this comedy legend as a cigar-chompin’, big-gun-totin’, tough-as-nails Nazi hunter? Seriously, if there’s one person on the planet who could actually take on Sue Sylvester, it’s Carol Burnett. This is beyond perfect casting; it’s flawlessness incarnate. No word yet on when Burnett’s episode will air, but my DVR is already set to record.