/ Spitting Image is back!!
The classic satire puppets are back after 23 years. Will it be any good after all this time?
Seems to me all they need to do these days is to describe reality :/
Edit: forgot link
fond memories of watching the original series, oddly the French version (les guignols de l'info) ran until last year.
Now that will be interesting. Can’t see society at large taking too well to this. Is it going to be BBC or ITV ?
Which side of Brexit will they fall ? Will it actually influence the electorate if it hits the zeitgeist like it did back in the day.
Will they mock the monarchy just as they seem to be winning the PR war?
To this day people of a certain age think John major is actually grey
They'll be using the Pob toy from channel 4 to play Michael Gove.
These last few weeks, I keep finding myself thinking that John Major should run for Prime Minister again – in fact I think that will be blooming marvellous. Even the Grey Spitting Image version.
The original series is also responsible for my strongest earworm – something about a nice South African…
Can't see that working. Politics all too dull, nothing worth a sharp parady at the moment.....
"I met a man in Kathmandu who said he had two willies but I've never met a..."
I'm not sure that they will need to do much except change the puppets - nothing much seems to have changed...
Hoping for a new series has come up in several conversations with friends recently.
Now, if they still have the original puppets, the possibilities are legion. A heavenly choir made up of Maggie, Tebbit (although they could pretty much use him unmodified for Cummings) and Kinnock etc, in the viewing gallery at Westminster.
I bet the lawyers nobble it though
Swapping Steve interesting Davis for Andy Murray? some elements are timeless.
Whilst the politicians were good, it wasn't all politics.
What grotesque effigies they are.
The puppets look amusing though.
> "I met a man in Kathmandu who said he had two willies but I've never met a..."
... although, ironically, I have!
> Can't see that working. Politics all too dull, nothing worth a sharp parady at the moment.....
I think the issue will be not being able to tell the difference between the actual and the parady.
Never been to Kathmandu myself.
It's good to have you back after 23 years, it is too long time
I'm not sore how much UK politics will feature but there is promised a trump whose anus writes his tweets
I thought it was meant to be satire!
> Which side of Brexit will they fall ?
The Punch and Judy side hopefully.
I hope they do Brexito Mussolini! Boris in a silly hat or steel helmet.
People thought him charming, affable in the early years, with his obsession with ancient roman ways and ability to impress by spending other people's money
> The classic satire puppets are back after 23 years. Will it be any good after all this time?
I really do hope so .
Spitting image has a lot to answer for in the development of my sense of humour.
I'm not sure they will be able to go as far as they did back then , is my only concern .
Who could forget, predictive stuff
Hilarious if not just a bit wrong by today's standards
My fellow South Africans, I feel it is time to tell you things as they really are.
1) Bananas are marsupials
2) Cars run on gravy
3) Salmon live in trees and eat pencils
4) Reform in South Africa is on the way.
My favourite sketch from the original had Ronald Reagan seeing Thatcher off at the airport with the comment - "what a woman, it's a shame I'm only screwing her country".
Would be interesting to see the same scene set up with Boris and trump
My favorite is the restaurant scene with Mrs Thatcher and her cabinet. The waiter is taking the orders and says to Mrs Thatcher 'what about the vegetables?'. She replies 'they will have the same as me'.
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