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'It's Hard Out Here For A Pope' Video: Cult Comedy Pictures Sends Up Papal Resignation

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Pope Benedict as an Ensure-swilling, blunt-bogarting grump?

A goofy new video, "It's Hard Out Here For A Pope," presents the unholy possibility in the wake of the pontiff's resignation.

The spoof is brought to you by Cult Comedy Pictures, which also crafted "Damn It Feels Good To Be a Banksta" and "Zombie Clap."

In the latest, the pope (Jake Hart) gripes about the issues that have dogged him in his tenure, while Lucifer pursues him. To the tune of the Oscar-winning song "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" (sung here by Kajuana Shuford), the religious leader raps, "I pissed off Islam, I pissed off the Jews, I can't control my bladder so I piss on my shoes."

Yeah, it's that kind of video.

"We don't fear the controversy. That's the essence of our 'brand,'" Cult Comedy Pictures creative director George Gaffney told The Huffington Post in an email.

Gaffney said the crew shot the entire deal on Valentine's Day in Manhattan, N.Y., and posted it Wednesday morning.

As for where it rates on the blasphemy scale, you be the judge. But it's a lot lower-budget than the revenge parody "Djesus Uncrossed" that recently aired on "Saturday Night Live."

Remember: We're just the messenger.

Check out the video, above.