“I wouldn’t miss an episode,” said ardent fan, 57-year old Angela Merkel. “The way they flap around trying to correct the mistakes of a flawed system invented by Germany is just hilarious.”
Set in Greece in the present day, it stars popular clowns, Antonis Samaras and Alexis Tsiparis, as men pretending to be politicians.
Sunday’s episode – which fans described as “excruciating” - culminated in a beleaguered Greek public entering polling booths only to discover that it was a complete waste of time.
Fans have revelled in the plotlines which centre on the lead characters promising to sort everything out while slowly pushing the country into an abyss.
The farrago also features French siren, Christine Lagarde as a woman who pretends to pay taxes, Brutos Thuggos, leader of the Golden Shower party, who pretends not to be a Nazi.
It has also featured, in an unpopular cameo role, Herman van Rompuy as a lizard who pretends to be a man.
Despite storylines which test the credibility of the audience, it continues to attract viewers who cringe as the Greek antics threaten the stability of everyone else in Europe.
“I do enjoy it but it is a little far-fetched,” said one. “After all, you can’t really believe that such a ludicrous bunch of clueless morons could actually be in such positions of power.”
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