Pope Francis To Investigate Roman Curia On TV Show “Undercover Boss”

April 25, 2013 by  
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Undercover Pope

ROME–Executives from CBS confirmed Wednesday that Chief Executive Officer of The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Pope Francis would be appearing in this season’s finale of the hit television show Undercover Boss. The finale, slated to appear in late May, will feature the Pontiff taking on an alias and fictional backstory as he navigates his way through different parts of the Vatican in an attempt to investigate the inner workings of the Curia. Series Creator and Producer Stephen Lambert told Eye of the Tiber that it was one of the most difficult episodes he’s ever worked on. “Usually it’s the CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS or something, so it’s typically a lot easier to hide their identity…but when it’s the Bishop of Rome, that’s when it gets a bit tricky.” Lambert went on to say that the episode had some hallmark moments, especially the moment his true identity is revealed. “Everyone is shocked, as expected. But what really shocked us most was how many people said, ‘Oh, crap,’ after the revelation.”

  • Jon

    I’m so glad the pope is taking this important step. I bet he’ll be great for ratings. God bless Pope Francis!

  • Steve

    I always get a chuckle or a sardonic snort out of these stories; however, this one gave me a genuine out-loud laugh! Thanks!

  • TheresaEH

    I will be sure to PVR this episode eh 😉

  • Anita

    I watch Undercover Boss every week. I think this is a great idea. I will spread the word to watch.

  • Hallie Wolfe

    Very funny. Of course, you are all going to He’ll for writing it, but it is still very funny.

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  • maureen

    This can’t be for real!!

  • Luke

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    Welcome to Eye of the Tiber, the website for Catholic satire. The stories here, though funny and insightful, aren’t actually true. Enjoy.

    • Cindy

      Never fails to crack me up, not only are the satires funny the people who take it serious are just as funny!!!!!

  • AnneG

    Darn! My favorite part was the “Oh, Crap!”

  • That is a great disguise! After revealing his identity, in a tear-filled moment, I hear that he will also announce that he has set up $5,000 scholarships for the children of all the Curia members.

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  • Mitzi

    Oh, this story made me laugh out loud! Hilarious. 🙂 Thank you!!!

  • I can’t stop laughing, and I haven’t had my coffee yet! Great “wake-up” 😀

  • Veronica

    His Holiness looks TOTALLY disguised in the gimme cap and eyeglasses!! I’d never recognize him!! The Curia better watch out!!

    • More Tea Vicar?

      HH looks like Tom Jones…

  • I would pay some serious money to watch that episode.

    • Jen

      As would I, if it were, indeed, a real episode….

    • James F.

      Who wouldn’t?

  • Panda Rosa

    I bet this was Francis’ own idea; he’d love to see what’s going on at ground level.

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  • Pater Noster

    Well the problem is he won’t find many of the Curia riding the city bus to work. As he feels more comfortable among the real working stiffs, He is going to have to adjust his lifestyle and mix with the 0.1% for the show

  • I was all like, “Who is this cool looking dude? I’d love to chill with him and have a beer.”

  • jesspinosa

    Hah!!! That smile gives him away.

    • Vicky P

      I thought the give-away was “the wave.”

  • letsgetreal

    he should have a green hat on…

  • Richard Mondak

    “That new Deacon Frank just isn’t going to work out at the Regional Catholic School… we should assign him to the Liturgical Music Process Action Team and see if he can get them to dump the banjo player and his kid who plays clarinet.”