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Spitting Image 

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A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

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Kate Robbins ...
 Queen Elizabeth II / ... 90 episodes, 1986-1996
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 Neil Kinnock / ... 72 episodes, 1984-1991
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 Prince Philip / ... 66 episodes, 1984-1994
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Roger Blake ...
 Prince Philip / ... 61 episodes, 1990-1996
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 Douglas Hurd / ... 49 episodes, 1991-1996
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A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

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26 February 1984 (UK)  »

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The series' first benefactor was Clive Sinclair, who funded the initial puppet development costs to the tune of £20,000, although he pulled out before the first pilot episode was made. The series made a puppet of him. See more »

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Prince Philip: [Royal Variety Show] I hate the theatre! There's always some dreadful old man explaining what's happening to his family...
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Based on an original lunch by Martin Lambie-Nairn See more »

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See the funny side.
31 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

All satire bites. Of course this series was vituperative. Most, if not all humour is at the expense of somebody else. So what better targets can there be for humour than the rich, famous and powerful? The other reviewer who expressed his disgust at a programme that could mock a certain baby should take this into consideration: any child born into the family of Windsor will be one of the most privileged and pampered people in the world from the very first day of its life. "Spitting Image" was not evil. It didn't stigmatize the large numbers unemployed, force the poll tax on people, starve public services of cash. It didn't widen the gulf between the rich and the poor. It simply provided satire. If one doesn't like "Spitting Image" then one won't like any good satire at all. The series also launched the careers of many of this country's most popular comic actors. The puppets, mannerisms and voices were spot on. The 80s and early 90s were a very difficult time for a lot of people in the UK. "Spitting Image" was a fine example of how we were able to laugh at ourselves and this crazy world we live in.


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