Bruce Springsteen--a man who has recorded exciting and important songs about migrant workers and girls who get their kicks from just-a-knockin' you down down down--could be making a guest appearance on Glee. According to iVillage, The Boss is "is in talks to play Finn Hudson's uncle." We have no idea what those words even mean, but feel reasonably confident nothing good will come of them.
One person who feels differently is Glee star Jane Lynch.
"The Glee versions of Journey’s songs have been a real hit," Lynch told RTE Ten, "and we just know Bruce’s songs would go down a storm too." Right, except Springsteen's songs represent the American experience, while Journey's songs represent the watching-Caddyshack experience. We don't want to say the Glee kids will massacre the simple beauty of Long Walk Home's sixth verse ("My father said 'Son, we're lucky in this town/It's a beautiful place to be born/It just wraps its arms around you/Nobody crowds you, nobody goes it alone'"), but the Glee kids will massacre the simple beauty of Long Walk Home's sixth verse.
The only way this can be salvaged is if Bruce tricks everyone into singing Reno.
Until then, enjoy this:
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