Popetown - Netflix

"Popetown" is a controversial animated sitcom, billed by its producers as "Father Ted meets South Park", following the doodles and scribblings of a student at school during a lesson. His drawings depict the life of Father Nicholas, who lives in a Vatican City parody referred to as "Popetown". He is charged with being the handler for the Pope (who is always referred to by his title, and never given any name) who is a complete nincompoop with the emotional and mental maturity of a four-year-old. Father Nicholas must keep the Pope out of trouble, and make sure the general public does not find out that the Holy Father is a drooling idiot. Other characters include a priest who is a sexual deviant, and a trio of corrupt cardinals who secretly run Popetown and attempt to get rich behind the Pope's back. These and other elements caused the show to be extremely controversial.

Popetown - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2005-06-08

Popetown - Bob Mortimer - Netflix

Robert Renwick “Bob” Mortimer (born 23 May 1959) is an English comedian, podcast presenter, and actor. He is known for his work with Vic Reeves as part of Vic and Bob.

Popetown - Personal life - Netflix

At around the age of 7, Mortimer accidentally burnt down his family's home with a stray firework. He suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, which gives him great pain when he is stressed, especially before making a television series or embarking on a tour. On those occasions, he controls the illness with steroids. In October 2015, it was revealed that he was recovering from a triple bypass surgery which led to the cancellation of the first leg of the Reeves and Mortimer 25 years tour. Mortimer married his partner of 22 years, Lisa Matthews, in October 2015. The couple have two children, Harry (born March 1997) and Tom (born August 1998). On 11 December 2017, on the comedy panel show Would I Lie to You, Mortimer revealed he had practised his own dentistry for the past fifteen years. He is a lifelong fan of Middlesbrough Football Club.

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