Blogrot is in a state of eager anticipation ahead of tonight’s screening of Jerry Springer: The Opera, featuring “transsexuals, nappy wearers and a troupe of tap-dancing Ku Klux Klansmen”. Sounds right up my street. And as if that weren’t enough, it also pisses off evangelical Christians and Michael Ancram. Heck, it’s as if I wrote it!
I particularly love the nitpicking over the number of “obscenities” the show contains. The BBC swear it’s only 300, but the fundamentalist Christians – big fans of 4 to 5-figure numbers – make it up to 8,000 by counting each chorus member individually. There’s an implication there that if it were only, say, 500 obscenities the Christians might come round. I can just picture a bunch of BBC bigwigs and top-bollock evangelists sitting round the Stormont table past midnight trying to broker some kind of compromise. (“OK, we’ll show you video evidence of five wanks being decommisioned if you’ll accept that 27 nappy-wearing gay satanists singing Ooh, me twatting bollocks in close harmony is only 2 swearwords and not 54…”)