Did we like it?
The parody of The Apprentice was wonderfully accurate and wicked, providing half an hour of excellent entertainment.
What was good about it?
• While Jerry Springer: The Opera, from the same team, dragged a bit, this show was packed with hilarity.
• John Thomson as Sir Alan Prentice, an exaggerated version of Sir Alan Sugar, with a list of people he hates going much further than the real thing.
• The central character among the contestants reminded us of Jo, that frizzy-haired freak from the last series – a loser desperate to succeed to boost her low self esteem. (The chorus sang, in perfect harmony,: “Specky, four-eyed slag/ Rotten, skanky bitch”)
• The accurate portrayal of the show’s backstabbing and pleading.
• The writers didn’t hold back from dissing religions as Sir Alan demanded a new fashion line for My Church of England.
• The singing was perfect – and very funny.
What was bad about it?
• The microwaving of a dog. How dare these people upset millions of dog lovers throughout the land.