Bruce Springsteen inspires a lot of things: awe, admiration, dancing. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that the producers of “Glee” want to cast him as a motivational speaker. It should come as no surprise that the show that got A-list celebrities like Britney Spears and Gwyneth Paltrow to guest star, would set their sites on The Boss, and yet: What? The Kings of Leon turned the show down flat when asked to use their songs, but rumor has it that Springsteen is considering bringing the rock to the series.
The hit television show about a high school show choir doesn’t have a yes from the rock icon yet, but Glee’s executive producer, Ian Brennan has said he wants to feature Springsteen. Then Showbiz Spy got the rumors circling, with an insider’s speculation that Springsteen would play Finn Hudson’s uncle, which is plausible. Jane Lynch, who plays Coach Sue Sylvester on the show, said she was a big fan of The Boss and was looking forward to the possible episode. As with all musical guest stars, not only would Springsteen be on the show, but the ‘Glee’ cast would give the show choir treatment to many of his greatest hits, including ‘Born in the USA,’ ‘Dancing in the Dark’ and ‘Born to Run.’
Since the highers up at Fox seem determined to cast incongruous musical celebrities on the show, we have a few suggestions for them to consider.
Five other musicians we want to guest star on “Glee”:
1. Lil Jon as a visiting dentist
2. Ozzy Osbourne as a guidance counselor
3. Will.i.Am as an AV tech
4. Keith Richards as a health teacher
5. Coolio as a drug counselor
Maybe the cast of “Glee” was inspired by the use of Springsteen’s “Born to Run” in the opener from the 2010 Emmy Awards. Although this is really just an excuse to re-post this awesome video: