Spitting Image (1984–1996)

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

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Steve Nallon ...
 Margaret Thatcher / ... (126 episodes, 1984-1996)
Kate Robbins ...
 Queen Elizabeth II / ... (90 episodes, 1986-1996)
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 Neil Kinnock / ... (70 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Douglas Hurd / ... (65 episodes, 1987-1993)
Roger Blake ...
 George Bush / ... (61 episodes, 1990-1996)
Jon Glover ...
 Prince Philip / ... (59 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Boris Yeltsin / ... (52 episodes, 1991-1996)
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A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

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Chris Barrie's dead-on impersonation of Ronald Reagan was so well known, he reprised the role in the 1985 song "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. See more »

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Waitress: [Thatcher is dining out with her Cabinet] Would you like to order, Sir?
Margaret Thatcher: Steak, please.
Waitress: How would you like it?
Margaret Thatcher: Raw
Waitress: And what about the vegetables?
Margaret Thatcher: Oh? They'll have the same as me...
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"Don't Miss TV" of the 80s
9 October 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

In the 80s no celebrity was off limits to the Spitting Image team which lampooned contemporary celebrities using latex puppets with exaggerated features. Regulars included the street smart Pope with his shades and cellphone, or Ronald Reagan in the infamous "the President's brain is missing" (with two dangerously arranged "nurse" and "nuke" bedside buttons). Other common appearances included the British royal family, Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet.

Every Sunday night at 10pm Brits would be sure to watch the latest satirical sketches penned by now famous celebrities such as David Baddiel. Voices were also from comedians who went onto greater things including Steve Coogan (Around the World in 80 Days), Rory Bremner (has his own impressionist show on British TV), Harry Enfield and Adrian Edmonson.

Over time it deteriorated. The great news is that there is talk the show will return in 2005.


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