It really didn't take long after the passing of MJ for Leigh Francis to announce this 45 minute long "tribute" to the great man. The thought probably made some hardcore Jacko fans wince. Francis' Bo'Selector characters are renowned for being somewhat less than tasteful, however his MJ had also traditionally been one of his more affectionate portrails, and one of the most popular.
Aired on E4 in mid-september 2009, this is nothing short of comedy genius. A rip-roaring comedy express train that provides a Bo'Selector biopic from Jacko's childhood all the way to his untimely death. Along the way we have some great Bo' cameos including Craig David, Mel B and Kanye (the yorkshire Ken West). The brilliant thing about Francis' characters is that they are so far removed form reality that he can get away with things that other impersonations can't, and as such, while vulgour, sick and perverted, it never feels that offensive (saying that i have a very high tollerance to this kind of humour, others may be horrified).
The fact that Francis decided to resurect Bo'Selector and devote an hour long special to MJ i think shows he was a fan and there's a very touching moment at the end (as touching as Bo'Selector can be) where you feel that his choice of the word 'tribute' was actually genuine.
If you're a fan of Bo'Selector its a must. If you're a fan of Jacko and can handle a bit of satire then its a must. If you didn't like Jacko, its a must. However if you have a weak stomach when comdey is concerned and are easily offended by what are essentially just jokes, then i would stay clear. In my view though this is timeless comedy.