Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor ... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice (or Britain's Got the Pop Factor for short) is an Affectionate Parody of TV talent shows, mainly influenced is The X Factor. It was broadcasted as a two-part one-off special on Channel 4 on 12 October 2008, and is notable for being Kay's first Channel 4 production in four years.
The special is a mock talent show grand finale, using recaps to explain the finalists' journeys. The production is very accurate; three of the judges from Pop Idol appear as themselves. Channel 4 were highly impressed by the ratings the special drew and promptly asked Kay to produce another one; it was followed that December with Geraldine: The Winner's Story.
This show contains examples of
- I Have No Son!: In Peter Kay's The X Factor and Pop Idol spoof, the mother of the transgender Geraldine McQueen gives us this wonderful line: "she is no son of mine!"
- Long Title: of the "sticking together parts of loads of other titles" variety.
- Precision F-Strike: Said by Cat Deeley, of all people.Cat: (audience gets loud) The voting lines have officially closed. The votes have been counted and verified. Could we please have quiet in the studio?(audience does not get any quieter)Cat: Quiet, please.(audience gets even louder)Cat: FUCKING SHUT UP! (Beat) Thank you!
- Silence, You Fool!/Big "SHUT UP!": When Cat Deeley walks onto the stage she tries to ask the audience to keep quiet. It doesn't work, so she yells "FUCKING SHUT UP!". Silence.