Nellie Andreeva

It is the zeitgeist show at the moment, so it was probably inevitable that politicians would turn to Glee in their campaigns for the November elections. A new ad for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, which represents a full-court assault on his Republican challenger, Bill Brady, is virtually a carbon copy of That’s What You Missed on Glee recap that airs at the beginning of every episode of the Fox musical dramedy, complete with a handmade version of the show’s logo. Fox’s copyright department is yet to weigh in on the clip, which will be rolled out officially tomorrow, to coincide with the new episode of Glee, but is already going viral on YouTube with more than 42,000 hits.

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