'Jerry Springer-The Opera' tells the story of a day in the job of world famous talk-show host, Jerry Springer. Jerry has to sort out a number of guests problems; including a man who wants to dress up as a baby, a man with 3 lovers (one of them a transexual) and a fat woman who wants to be a pole dancer. However, on this particular day, something out of the ordinary will happen... Written by
Jerry's final speech uniting Satan and God quotes from Blake's "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" See more »
[Jerry is hanging over a pit, about to be burned in the fires of hell for not solving the problems of Satan]
Wait! At least give me one chance to sort this out!
I have a dream!
[he is lifted slighty out of the pit]
I have a dream where everyone here turns to their neighbour...
... and shakes them by the hand and says...
..."You know, you're not such a bad guy. Why don't you come on over, my wife's making meatloaf!"
[dropped into pit]
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I thought that this was a brilliantly entertaining critique which was far from being the blasphemous obscenity which many organisations would have us believe. The performances were electric, especially Alison Jiear and David Bedella who were simply stunning in the way they twisted the audience from one emotion to the other. Their characters were a heady mix of comedy and pathos.
I am glad the BBC did not cave and showed this as I think this is a clear example of where people pre-judge an issue and make decisions for the masses on an uninformed premise. I'm an adult and I am happy to to make up my own mind!
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