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Jerry Springer: The Opera (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Musical | Comedy | Adventure  -  8 January 2005 (UK)
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A TV presentation of the successful London stage show. A fully operatic production very loosely based on the 'Jerry Springer' TV show.

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Warm-up Man / Satan
Leon Craig ...
Montel / Jesus
Carrie Ellis ...
Peaches / Baby Jane
Alison Jiear ...
Shawntel / Eve
Christopher Key ...
Chucky / Adam
Benjamin Lake ...
Dwight / God
Ryan Molloy ...
Tremont / Angel Gabriel
Claire Platt ...
Zandra / Irene / Mary
Guy Porritt ...
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Annabelle Williams ...
Adriano Agostino ...
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'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 spyk_

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Jerry Springer is about to have the worst day of his career.


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The BBC received over 50,000 complaints about the screening of this show (most of them before it aired), making it the most complained about TV broadcast in British television history. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Springer: [to Tremont] Now let me get this straight.
[Pointing to Peaches]
Jerry Springer: She says she's his.
[Pointing to Zandra]
Jerry Springer: She says he's hers.
[Pointing to Zandra and Peaches]
Jerry Springer: They say he's theirs, I guess you're saying he's yours, so what's going on?
Tremont: She said that he said that I said, that I said that he said that she said, that they said that she said we both said that he said that I said that YOU said... something or other, I forget!
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Taboo-breaking shock-fest doesn't really work on-screen
28 January 2006 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A show which sells itself on its association with The Jerry Springer show (a forum in which ill-educated, working-class attention-seekers can feel at home and Springer's production team can make a great deal of money). But the 'opera' needs more than the magazine of morally vapid couples and their revelations to build a narrative trajectory than will last the full 2 hours.

Consequently we're faced with Jerry getting more caught up in the content of his work than he bargained for: where once he just asked the questions (a devil's advocate, ironic here) now his life depends on his own moral association with what they provoke. There is drama here, even opera. And it's contemporaneously controversial too.

Unfortunately it's also a bit rubbish. The song-n-dance numbers are surprisingly basic (and, yes, unsurprisingly base). Plus, the show doesn't work on the small screen - surely part of the thrill of going to see the show is being part of an audience which is corporately dared to take offence all the time. The singing is mixed but that's the least interesting part of the package. 2/10


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