Ramsay's Kitchen (Church?) Nightmares

My current favorite TV show is actually a cooking show, of sorts, called Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. It airs on BBC America and it's fantastic. The star is Chef Gordon Ramsay of the UK (he also stars on Fox's Hell's Kitchen). He is a huge star in the UK and fairly popular here, too. In the show, he shows up at failing restaurants all over Great Britain and stays for one week, showing the owners and staff how to turn their flops into successes. The thing that makes this show so entertaining is Ramsay's method of completely demoralizing them, screaming at them, and cursing at them for a solid week. It's really hilarious. Ramsay is truly an artist of two mediums. He is an artist in the kitchen, but his other art would definitely be profanity. Those of you who have been exposed to people in your life that can masterfully string together curse words in a rant in a way that is both awe-inspiring and funny will know what I'm talking about. (I, myself, dabbled a bit in this art in high school, but became truly proficient in it during my 3-year stint in the Army.) But he is almost always successful at turning the restaurant into a true successful business.

The good news is that Fox is bringing this show to the US, but will have Chef Ramsay working his magic in US restaurants. It starts in a few weeks and is called simply Kitchen Nightmares.

However, I have a much better idea I would like to pitch. If there are any network execs out there reading this or if any of you could forward this to a network exec, it would be appreciated. Here's the show: Church Nightmares. I would go into a truly failing church (you know, rejects outsiders, a little racist, refusing to change to meet the needs of a modern culture) and just rip 'em a new one for a week. I believe this could end up being the most popular show on TV. The general public would enjoy seeing the stereotypical church folk getting told off. Open-minded church folk would get a kick out of seeing someone say the things to this church that they were always too "Christian" to say. And I think God would enjoy seeing a true modern-day prophet come into these churches and putting the fear of Him in them. And how awesome would it be if the viewing public could actually see some of these churches change (or shut down). It's a great idea! Let's get it made. Maybe we could start a letter-writing campaign. Send one to Fox because they'll air anything and one to ABC because I think they hate Christians a little more than the others.

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