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Jerry Springer: The Opera (2005)

A TV presentation of the successful London stage show. A fully operatic production very loosely based on the 'Jerry Springer' TV show.

Director:

Peter Orton

Writers:

Richard Thomas (book), Stewart Lee (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Soul ... Jerry Springer
David Bedella ... Warm-up Man / Satan
Leon Craig Leon Craig ... Montel / Jesus
Carrie Ellis Carrie Ellis ... Peaches / Baby Jane
Alison Jiear Alison Jiear ... Shawntel / Eve
Christopher Key Christopher Key ... Chucky / Adam
Benjamin Lake Benjamin Lake ... Dwight / God
Ryan Molloy Ryan Molloy ... Tremont / Angel Gabriel
Claire Platt Claire Platt ... Zandra / Irene / Mary
Guy Porritt Guy Porritt ... Steve
Annabelle Williams Annabelle Williams ... Andrea / Archangel Michael
Adriano Agostino Adriano Agostino ... Ensemble
Richard Alliston Richard Alliston ... Ensemble
Edward Baruwa Edward Baruwa ... Ensemble
Dale Branston ... Ensemble
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Storyline

'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.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Tremont: [singing over a balcony] When you're dead and buried in the grass. / I'll dig you up and fuck you up the ass! /
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Connections

Spoofs The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Written by people wanting to make a fast buck by being 'outrageous'?
21 March 2016 | by scowan-889-506828See all my reviews

I watched it on BBC2 at the time and was so disgusted with it that I cancelled my television licence and never renewed it. It is vulgar and boring; it made me sick to my stomach. It was co-written by Stewart Lee, who once said, "One would like to think that comedy could incite religious hatred. That would be great." (The Independent on Sunday, 5th December 2004.)

I'm at a loss to explain how a degenerate load of sick rubbish like this has positive reviews. How the people have been dumbed down, dehumanised and brainwashed into accepting mockery as entertainment. God will not be mocked.

As another reviewer discovered, once the faux shock of the vulgarity wears off after 15 minutes, the 'opera' is exposed as being not worth watching, even, I suspect, if for Dawkins-worshipping 'atheists'.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2005 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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