Brace Yourself, 'Glee' Fans — Sarah Palin's Headed To McKinley High!

Sat, February 19, 2011 3:32pm EST by 5 Comments

It may be just a parody, but we’re sure the real Sarah will get plenty fired up when Kathy Griffin steps into the role!

Gleeks — get ready for Sarah Palin to inject some venom into your favorite show!

Casting calls have been put out for a new character on Glee named Tammy Jean, described as a “recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler — a Sarah Palin type,” Movieline reports. The season two episode will begin shooting Feb. 22, and TVLine confirms the part will be played by funnylady and outspoken Palin family critic Kathy Griffin.

Glee has been less than kind to Sarah in the past, as illustrated by Sue Sylvester’s season one quip that two of her Cheerios are “the stupidest teens I’ve ever encountered — and that’s saying something. I once taught a cheerleading seminar to Sarah Palin.” Kathy will be a good fit with the show’s sensibilities, considering she’s feuded very publicly with the Palins and even hung out with family frenemy Levi Johnston!

It will be hard for anyone to match Tina Fey‘s epic impersonation, but we’re hoping Kathy nails it!

— William Earl