Jane Lynch Reflects On Memorable GLEE Duet With Carol Burnett

Jane Lynch Reflects On Memorable GLEE Duet With Carol BurnettAs part of an ongoing celebration, the cast of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee looks back at the musical highlights of the series so far as we anticipate the upcoming second part of the two-part 100 episode extravaganza tonight, with Jane Lynch fondly recalling her WONDERFUL TOWN duet with comedy legend Carol Burnett.

Lynch remembers of "Ohio", "It was a big moment in my life; I was doing 'Why Did I Leave Ohio' with Carol Burnett, so I was thrilled. It was just me, Carol, and Brad Ellis, our piano player, harmonizing together. It was a great moment. A wonderful memory. Performing in this room is as if you're doing it for an audience. It's presentational. It's got a different energy than walking through the halls and singing."

Furthermore, Lynch clarifies of the sequence as it was ultimately seen on the final finished show, "Here, the convention is we are on a stage. There is supposedly an audience and we're gesturing and singing in order to reach the back row. I knew I was working with Carol, and I thought that would be enough, but to do it in this auditorium was the cherry on top of the cake."

Of note, Glee recently celebrated 100 episodes and the celebration continues this week with an episode titled "New Directions".

The official description of "New Directions" is as follows: "With the McKinley High School Glee club officially a thing of the past, many of those involved in New Directions, past and present, look towards what their futures hold. In a bid to keep music in the school in some form, returning substitute teacher Holly Holliday takes advantage of her oddly logical friendship with Principal Sue and wins approval for Will and the gleeks to try out a new, extra-curricular music club on a trial basis, but it doesn't go quite as planned. As the original members of New Directions work with limited success to mend the ongoing rift between Rachel and Santana, it takes wise words from an unexpected source to make any progress towards ending the feud. Meanwhile, with graduation imminent, Tina grows more concerned about her dwindling college options and - desperate to find her ticket out of Lima - resorts to using questionable tactics; Puck makes a heartfelt admission to Quinn, prompting an unexpected and welcome response; Brittany and Santana make a realization about themselves and the future of their relationship; and an increasingly (and uncharacteristically) pessimistic Will gets mixed news about his future as a teacher."

"New Directions" airs this Tuesday at 8 PM on FOX.

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