BBC's Newsnight is a fiery place for political debate but never in its history has anything as wild or bizarre happened as a Member of Parliament drawing a revolver on an opponent.
However, that's exactly what happened recently live on Jordanian television, as MP Mohammed Shawabka got so infuriated during a debate with his opponent, activist Mansour Sayk al-Din Murad that he threw his shoe at the man before drawing a six-shot revolver and pointing it at him.
According to The Guardian, Shawabka is accused of being a Mossad agent by the man opposite and takes exception, first throwing his shoe before drawing his pistol.
The frantic scenes all took place live in a studio in front of a shocked crew and host, Mohammad Habashneh.
Habashneh at first tries to restrain Shawabka before Murad himself confronts the armed politician. The confrontation continues as the credits roll and the program ends.
Fortunately, after much shouting and suit-pulling, Shawabka was calmed down and no shots were fired and no one hurt.
The scenes were a grim reminder of a similar horrifying incident last month, in which Greek MP Ilias Kasidiaris struck a female guest on a political debate show.Suggest a correction