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Anyone Catch Jerry Spring Opera This Morning?

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CapnHook
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JERRY SPRINGER, THE OPERA was on CBS' SUNDAY MORNING Show. Anyone catch it? Better yet, record it?
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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Yeah, it looks pretty funny!
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This should remove any doubt about it coming to Broadway. They are not doing a number from it on a nationwide morning show to help attendence in London . The only question is when.
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Updated On: 11/16/03 at 06:14 PM
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I can envisage theatregoers in the states ganging up on the show with collective derision before it even opens.. certainly from other threads here it seems to be that people write the show off at first sight of any of the "shocking" lyrics without undertanding that it is satirising everything that people assume it represents.....

Give it a chance everyone !!!
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Lee, for the record, some of my British theatrical friends with proven credentials who have seen the show told me the lyrics are trashy and unnecessarily so. They too were quite taken aback and derisive. I gather the reaction is not something unique to us Americans. Maybe it's more centered on the quality of the piece. As you know I haven't seen it but I'm not keen on promoting it. Then again, I'm not a smart Londoner hence I avoided TABOO when in London in 2001, too. But what do I know?

Yours for a better Broadway!

Cheers, Bulldog.

p.s. I didn't catch it this morning.
Updated On: 11/16/03 at 07:02 PM
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After hearing about " The Producers " insanity, my opinions of the theater going public just went down a notch . Jerry Springer is the perfect show for some of these lowlifes ( using homeless people to wait on line )
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Saw it in London.

Wasn't offended. Also was not entertained.

Could someone explain what's ground-breaking about it?

(I'm not just being snarky, the term ground-breaking is used in just about everthing I read about it, but I just don't see it...).
say what?
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Speaking of Jerry Springer: The Opera, has anyone gotten their hands on a copy of the 2-Disc live cast recording of it yet?

I hope to find it under my Christmas tree this year.
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Updated On: 11/17/03 at 12:27 AM
leeinlondon
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Thats the Bulldog we love - paraphrasing - "I have not seen anything I am talking about and would not see it but I will condemn it"

Get over yourself really.
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For those still yet to see/hear lyrics from the show -
Quotes from Jerry Springer the Opera (strong language)