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(Sky.com)   Spitting Image reveals its Boris Johnson and Prince Andrew for the first time. Wait...those are puppets?   (news.sky.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 9:43:22 AM  
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Sorry, today's teens. We were desperately hoping you would be spared Spitting Image. We failed to learn from history, and we have failed you. God help you all.
 
2020-08-05 2:17:43 PM  
Spitting Image is still around? Bring back Members Only!
 
2020-08-05 3:00:44 PM  
The Cummings one is more lifelike than the real thing
 
2020-08-05 3:25:17 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: The Cummings one is more lifelike than the real thing


Came here to say the same thing.

/shakes angry slashy
 
2020-08-05 8:31:57 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: [Fark user image 593x367]
Sorry, today's teens. We were desperately hoping you would be spared Spitting Image. We failed to learn from history, and we have failed you. God help you all.


Thank you for that.  Enough alcohol and other substances had passed through my body to forget that video.  Now I have to start over.
 
2020-08-05 8:32:05 PM  
So Prince Andrew apparently fondled underage girls using his earlier spitting image puppet (a pair was made -him and then-wife Sarah Ferguson), as foreplay to having sex with them.

Nothing creepy about that.
 
2020-08-05 8:32:13 PM  
The satirical series, which ran for 18 seasons from 1984 to 1996,
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2020-08-05 8:32:33 PM  
Does the Prince Andrew puppet have another tiny Prince Andrew puppet that gropes underage girls?
 
2020-08-05 8:33:05 PM  
 
2020-08-05 8:33:29 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: [Fark user image image 593x367]
Sorry, today's teens. We were desperately hoping you would be spared Spitting Image. We failed to learn from history, and we have failed you. God help you all.


I won't be coming home tonight. My generation will put it right.

We're not just making promises that we know we'll never keep
 
2020-08-05 8:33:30 PM  
Didn't Andrew just get accused of molesting people with a puppet?
 
2020-08-05 8:35:29 PM  
The US version was great. I think they roasted everyone who was popular at the time. The Reagan puppet was really hideous and spot on.
 
2020-08-05 8:42:24 PM  

kokomo61: The satirical series, which ran for 18 seasons from 1984 to 1996,
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Per wiki, it had one series a year from '84 to '87, two series a year between '88 and '94, and the final one in '96.

thatguyoverthere70: Sorry, today's teens. We were desperately hoping you would be spared Spitting Image.


It really was the most cutting satire on TV back in the day. And it fostered some great talent, too. Chris Barrie, Rory Bremner, Phil Cornwell, Steve Coogan, John Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson [...]
 
2020-08-05 8:43:22 PM  

Parthenogenetic: thatguyoverthere70: [Fark user image image 593x367]
Sorry, today's teens. We were desperately hoping you would be spared Spitting Image. We failed to learn from history, and we have failed you. God help you all.

I won't be coming home tonight. My generation will put it right.

We're not just making promises that we know we'll never keep


YoureNotHelping.jpg
 
2020-08-05 8:47:14 PM  

kokomo61: The satirical series, which ran for 18 seasons from 1984 to 1996,
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Some shows do more than one season a year. I think Master Chef is one, off the top of my head...
 
2020-08-05 8:50:34 PM  

fsbilly: kokomo61: The satirical series, which ran for 18 seasons from 1984 to 1996,
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Some shows do more than one season a year. I think Master Chef is one, off the top of my head...


I stand corrected.

Satire is one of the things the British seem to do better than anybody else on the planet. Now I have to go back and watch the whole 18 seasons. :D
 
2020-08-05 8:56:46 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: [Fark user image image 593x367]
Sorry, today's teens. We were desperately hoping you would be spared Spitting Image. We failed to learn from history, and we have failed you. God help you all.


This is a seminal song from my younger days, but I find the cover and remade video from Disturbed far superior...far more angst, anger and despair that the original should have had.
 
2020-08-05 9:05:25 PM  

kokomo61: Satire is one of the things the British seem to do better than anybody else on the planet.


While America has the likes of Andy Borowitz, it makes up for that by having Colbert, The Onion, and from what I've read of Spy magazine, it sounds very much like what Private Eye is.

Now I have to go back and watch the whole 18 seasons. :D

It's probably not worth it, because it was topical satirical comedy.

It was great seeing John Major represented by a grey puppet, asking Norma for more peas when he was PM, but watching those episodes today will probably serve more to confuse you about whatever topics they're riffing on.

ICBW though; if you do watch it, let us know what you think of it.
 
2020-08-05 9:21:55 PM  

iron de havilland: kokomo61: The satirical series, which ran for 18 seasons from 1984 to 1996,
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Per wiki, it had one series a year from '84 to '87, two series a year between '88 and '94, and the final one in '96.

thatguyoverthere70: Sorry, today's teens. We were desperately hoping you would be spared Spitting Image.

It really was the most cutting satire on TV back in the day. And it fostered some great talent, too. Chris Barrie, Rory Bremner, Phil Cornwell, Steve Coogan, John Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson [...]


I lived in England for a year or so in the mid 80's, then from 88-92. I have no memory of Spitting Image being around during the last period. Was it on Sky or something? We didn't have a dish -- just good ol' 4 channel British telly.

LOVED it back in the first run. Remember, fondly, a sketch where Maggie Thatcher is out to dinner with her simpering, toady cabinet members.

Snobby Waiter: And what can I bring for Madame this evening?

Mags:  I'll have the steak. Raw.

Snobby Waiter: Very good Madame. And as for the vegetables?

Mags:  They'll have the same.
 
2020-08-05 9:50:31 PM  

Penguin_named_Nori:
I lived in England for a year or so in the mid 80's, then from 88-92. I have no memory of Spitting Image being around during the last period. Was it on Sky or something? We didn't have a dish -- just good ol' 4 channel British telly.


Naw, it was always on ITV. Perhaps just in a timeslot you didn't notice on your later visits?

Penguin_named_Nori: LOVED it back in the first run. Remember, fondly, a sketch where Maggie Thatcher is out to dinner with her simpering, toady cabinet members.

Snobby Waiter: And what can I bring for Madame this evening?

Mags:  I'll have the steak. Raw.

Snobby Waiter: Very good Madame. And as for the vegetables?

Mags:  They'll have the same.


For some reason I have an abiding memory of the royal family around the dinner table, having received a letter addressed to The Occupier, and I think it was Phil who asked who Theo C. Cupier was.
 
2020-08-05 11:17:19 PM  
Boris Johnson looks like the fat brain-damaged Skeksis they'd hide in a back room when company was over.  The puppet's pretty frightening too.
 
2020-08-06 1:22:55 AM  

kokomo61: The satirical series, which ran for 18 seasons from 1984 to 1996,
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Most British shows don't actually do what Americans would consider 'seasons', they call them 'series'.

Sometimes they have more than one series in a calendar year (Spitting image series 6&7 both aired in 1989, 8&9 both in 1990, and 10&11 both in 1991), and sometimes they skip one or two years between series.
 
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