Two friends have decided to pitch an outrageous idea to the BBC for a new TV programme. CON-AIR (the musical). It’s unclear as to why, but the BBC have replied with a rather considerate email. Below is the ridiculous application that makes quite a convincing pitch.
Together social network, we can make this happen !
The Prince & Culboy Productions
Dear Sir/Madam at the BBC
I am writing to you today to make you an offer I hope you simply cannot refuse. What is it I hear you say? Well it’s to fund a behind the scenes documentary on the production of:
CON AIR: THE MUSICAL
Now I have your attention I will begin by introducing myself and partner (work-related/non-sexual). Our names are Ben Jorgensen and Tom Culshaw. In 2015 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-TEAM (this is us!). We have zero experience in acting, theatre production or casting. We have zero contacts we don’t have an agent and we have no understanding of the television industry.
What we do have is guile, intelligence, pure comic genius, showmanship as well as an unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of humour to another level. To date our biggest achievement is blagging Wagner of X-Factor fame to come to our pub making local headline news; see picture below.
We watch T.V and what is missing right now is something interesting, something relatable to the audience and something down right funny. Everyone loves an underdog, and the premise of the notion I am about to portray is one that will spread laughter, excitement, and inspiration throughout the country.
We propose the documentary is a no holds barred un-censored view of our struggles to develop the musical consisting of the following.
- A challenging timescale to squeeze in planning and production
- A tight budget supplied by yourselves, subsequently forcing us to use our initiative as well as searching for a venue
- ‘The hunt for Cameron Poe’. This will involve us making hilarious contact to various celebrities.
- Attempting to recruit and choreograph for a musical
- Daily struggles with personal life and the animated characters we meet
- Securing props
- Over coming inevitable confrontation with each other
- Dealing with Ben’s fear of flying
- The dress rehearsal (which will be terrible)
- Pulling it all together on the night. Winning the hearts of the nation
Please don’t disregard this immediately, just think, how funny would it be to watch the journey of two loveable common lads tackle one the greatest films in history, turning it into a Broadway classic.
We await a response; thank you for your time