Season 1 Episode 1

The Double

Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Jun 08, 2005 on Channel 4
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Episode Summary

The Double
A group of disabled children are coming to meet the Pope and perform, but the Pope has gone missing (playing hide-and-seek too well). Father Nicholas, in desperation to keep the days activities running seeks out a Pope impersonator. This impersonator is an exact image of the Pope, but unlike the real Pope, who is a young child with a girlie voice, the impersonator is a Jewish man with a Brooklyn/Jew accent. To pull off the scheme, he must be seen but not heard.moreless
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  • A great first episode. This show was controversial BEFORE ever going to air, but episode 1 gave Catholics little to complain about (unlike some of the episodes that followed)

    All the regular characters are rapidly laid out in the manner which they appear in subsequent episodes.

    Father Nicholas is responsible, hard working, intelligent, and the only person holding Popetown together.

    Sister Marie is 'nice but dim'. A simple lady, who despite her vows of celibacy secretly fancies Father Nicholas.

    The Cardinals are wheeling, dealing and manipulative. Their only interest is fantastic wealth, and Popetown and the Pope are simply their tools towards that goal.

    The Pope is a young child, with all the energy and innocent spontaniety of any other child - and a very far cry from the Popes of the real world. As you'd expect from a child, Pope sometimes says or does things that an adult would consider inappropriate, and can be very demanding.

    Lesser characters are Sister Penelope, a pretty but self obsessed reporter for Popetown TV, Father Bush, an aging gent with a suspicious interest in wild fauna, the perpetually drunken Father in the supermarket (who never once addresses anyone without getting their gender wrong), the Popetown guard (who is savage in enforcing the rules).moreless

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    • Take a really good look at the background art - the building walls, ceilings, and the outdoor views (computer models) of the buildings.
      The background art is fantastic - beautifully detailed and rendered surfaces, and vibrant colours - quite in contrast with the relativly 'standard' animation of the characters in the foregroung artwork. In fact, the foreground animation is pretty cheap at times, making the gorgeous backgrounds even more obvious.

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