Here comes Bibleman! And angels and other proofs of god’s existence


Charlie Brooker and his guests have fun at the expense of religious TV shows in a way that you will never find on US TV. I had not been aware that there really is a TV show called Bibleman and that it ran for many seasons despite the low production values and the awful dialogue.

I watched part of an actual episode (below) and the beginning of it has a different origin story for Bibleman than the one shown in the above clip with the little boy. I am not sure how the two were reconciled. The creators, while clearly earnest about the Bible, are also self-consciously campy, and have clearly modeled their show on the Batman series.

Comments

  1. Randomfactor says

    I am not sure how the two were reconciled.

    Same way they reconcile the two contrasting creation fables in Genesis. By denying there’s any contradiction.

  2. moarscienceplz says

    I want Ray Comfort to do the banana apologetic thing with artichokes, coconuts, pineapples, and pomegranates.
    “Well you see Kirk, artichokes are covered in protective spines in order to keep Satan from stealing them. And coconuts have a hard shell so they can be dropped on Gilligan’s head, which is very funny, and shows that God has a wonderful sense of humor. Praise the Lord!”

  3. moarscienceplz says

    I simply can’t watch that whole Bibleman clip. Life’s too short. But I did see enough to wonder: how come the white guy gets to be the hero and the black guy only gets to be the sidekick?

  4. mordred says

    I watched part of an actual episode (below) and the beginning of it has a different origin story for Bibleman than the one shown in the above clip with the little boy. I am not sure how the two were reconciled.

    I stumbled on an article about the series somewhere on the net a while ago, I think there was a reboot of the series under a new writer/producer at some point.

    how come the white guy gets to be the hero and the black guy only gets to be the sidekick?

    I fear that might be the most normal part of the series – normal as compared to other TV shows.

  5. astrosmash says

    “…the beginning of it has a different origin story for Bibleman than the one shown in the above clip with the little boy.*** I am not sure how the two were reconciled***.”

    prophetic, eh?

  6. says

    how come the white guy gets to be the hero and the black guy only gets to be the sidekick?

    They don’t want it to be too different from regular superheroes.

    (Only somewhat kidding. Representation is getting better.)

  7. WhiteHatLurker says

    Does Bibleman’s sidekick also use “Holy (bleep), Bibleman” as a catchphrase?

    (bleep) substituted as appropriate, of course.

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