Hand me a hose, I’m the Pope!
Okay guys, for reasons that baffle me, the stupid network dropped our Police Pope! series. It’s a blow, but we’re back in the lineup this fall with something even better: Jacob’s Ladder!
Look at these publicity stills. Putting on his helmet, racing to the action in his car, directing the other firemen on the scene. It’s a natural!
Roy, put together a trailer. The Pope sliding down his special Vatican fire pole, running out of a burning building carrying somebody over his shoulder, rough-housing with the squad’s Dalmatian.
And Roy, the trailer has to end with that scene from the pilot, where the fire chief says, “Your Holiness, this is the worst blaze ever!”
The Pope looks at the camera, winks, and says, “Not even close, chief!”
Above: Pope Benedict XVI tries on a firefighter’s helmet during a visit to a Guardia di Finanza barracks in L’Aquila April 28, 2009. Pope Benedict comforted survivors of Italy’s earthquake. REUTERS/ Vigili del Fuoco/Handout
Left top: Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the destroyed village of Onna, near Aquila, April 28, 2009. REUTERS/Max Rossi
Left bottom: Pope Benedict XVI greets a fireman after visiting a church in the destroyed village of Onna, near Aquila, April 28, 2009. REUTERS/Max Rossi