CITY Council Leader, Fireman Warren Bradley has gone bananas in a shock new video.
It's shockingly clear from the deeply disturbing two-minute film, that the fireman is now showing the stresses and strains of leading the worst council in the country - despite being able to wangle freebies in Las Vegas whenever he likes.
There can be no other explanation for the council leader gabbling away in the film as though he has completely taken leave of his senses.
But it is also the funniest thing you are likely to see this year - even better than the Christmas dancing elves which brought so much joy to us all over the festive season.
And the subject of this not-to-be-missed new vid?
The campaign to keep the Superlambanana within the precincts of the city.
CHORTLE - as the Fireman describes how the young people of Liverpool "see the Superlambanana as being an integral part of their life."
GIGGLE - as the Fireman repeatedly stumbles over his words under the hostile questioning of a Daily Post Paxman.
HOWL - as the Fireman gives the longest and most credible interview of his career about the big yellow thing behind him.
And LAUGH - as the poor numbskull stomps away on cue to the nearby traffic lights, like a 'B' movie buffoon.
The off-screen spin doctor who came up with this absurd interview idea - no doubt to show a 'more human, cuddly side of the Leader' - has succeeded in making the Fireman an even bigger figure of fun.
Perhaps Bradley thinks he is now leading a banana republic?
But you judge for yourselves. Here it is...