Jerry Springer The Opera
I really hope the Opera reaches the USA, it's something special. I'm an opera/theatre lover, and I was bowled over by the wonderful talent and incredible music of this show. I was singing various numbers for weeks, and I just got the soundtrack to listen to because the music wouldn't get out of my head!!!
It's so important that somebody has the balls to go against the grain occasionally. Just because it includes the Ku Klux Klan doesn't mean its condoning them (it's not exactly flattering to have them tap dancing like morons!). It's poking fun at them, while delivering a very serious message about what it says about society as a whole for watching a show like this and making it "give or take a few million, bigger than the f***** Pope".
It's refreshing to see something where absolutely nothing is sacred, and the writers refuse to tiptoe around beliefs/moralities/anything that might offend. It'll get a lot of people protesting in the USA (the evangelicals will flip their lids big time) no doubt - and I say, thank God for that! I mean, come on people, it's better to debate than to pander!
PS - My fav song? Too many to pick from, but I think the Jesus/Satan operatic exchange is brilliant. And you can't beat "Talk to the Hand!".
BEST LINE: "I like flowers more than people."