Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Why I'm going to burn in hell

The election of a new pope has established the climate for an Apprentice spin-off.

Picture Joseph Ratzinger in Donald Trump's chair.
We bring you The Inquisitor.
Catchphrase: You're excommunicated! (Or maybe: You're going to burn in hell.)
Theologians vs the pastors.

Among the tasks for contestants:
Run a PR campaign to attract young men to the priesthood.
Convert a small village.
Renovate and repurpose the papal palace at Avignon.
Design a new line of vestments, to be judged by Gammarelli.

Who will be the next Inquisitor?


Tim said...

That's hilarious. I wish I had thought of it.

Ben said...

I think that the show might work better if it was open to for a vote... of the conclave of cardinals. Mind you, they're probably to busy to meet in person every week so maybe they could just vote via SMS.

You could divvy it up as diocesan clergy vs religious orders. Tasks could include hunting down heretics for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and organising the third Vatican Council.