The world of light entertainment is in shock today after it emerged that North Korean dictator Kim Yong-un is a fan of TV comedy Mrs. Brown’s Boys. The surprise news was revealed when basketball star Dennis Rodman returned home to the USA after spending a week in Pyongyang earlier this month. Former NBA bad boy Rodman has traveled to North Korea four times in recent years having struck up an unlikely friendship with the communist leader who is known to be a big basketball enthusiast. Mister Rodman was interviewed last night on American news channel CNN and made some surprising revelations about the elusive North Korean leader.
“He loves this Irish TV show called Mrs. Brown’s Boys.” said Rodman. “He can’t get enough of it and he’s picked up a lot of Irish slang from watching the show. He goes around now saying ‘Feck’ all the time and ‘Bollocks’ and ‘Shite’. When I was leaving to fly back to the States he told me to tell President Trump that he’s a big gobshite and that he’s going to ram a nuclear missile up his hole.”
The news comes as a huge surprise considering North Koreans are often imprisoned and tortured for even attempting to watch western TV. North Korean television is strictly controlled by the state and consists mainly of shows about Kim Yong-un and how great he is. They also show the same documentary every Saturday night about how North Korea has won every World Cup in the history of football, beating the USA 10 – 0 in every final. However, Rodman says that Kim himself has literally hundreds of English language channels in his private mansion.
“I remember one day he said he’d love to meet Mrs. Brown and one of his advisors tried to tell him that she’s not real and that it’s actually a man dressed up as a woman. He became furious and had the guy executed. I was also present when he caught one of his bodyguards not laughing at one of the jokes on the show so he had him executed too. It’s tough for those guys coz he’s fluent in English but none of them have a single word of it and there’s no subtitles so they’ve gotta laugh exactly when he laughs. If they get it wrong they’re fucked.”
Meanwhile a spokesperson for RTE & BBC Scotland who produce Mrs. Brown’s Boys issued an official statement today saying they had no way of knowing the show had such a notorious fan, adding “We just make the programme to make people laugh and obviously have no control over who likes it. If we had known that infamous dictator Kim Yong-un was getting enjoyment from our work we would have sang it from the fecking rooftops. Ratings are ratings at the end of the day and fuck the begrudgers. Go on Kim ya mad yoke. Lol.” the statement said.