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To want a return of Spitting Image

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seagull70 Fri 28-Nov-14 21:13:39

I loved the way that it satirised politicians and current affairs and even more serious issues such as the IRA.

Growing up, it really helped to be able to deal with things in the news using humour grin and I would love for my teens to be able to watch it again.

AngelsWithSilverWings Fri 28-Nov-14 21:18:12

I loved the way it made politicians recognisable to me. I would struggle to name any members of the current cabinet but in the 80's I would have known the names and faces of most of them purely as a result of watching spitting image.

It was a fantastic show.

SaucyJack Fri 28-Nov-14 21:18:53

I don't think we need it when we have Boris Johnson.

I genuinely thought he was a comedy alter ego a la Tim Nice But Dim for a couple of years.

WorraLiberty Fri 28-Nov-14 21:19:27

YANBU at all

I used to love that show grin

StandByYourTesselators Fri 28-Nov-14 21:19:52

When I recall of all those politicians from the 80s, I still think of them as rubber puppets rather than actual people! Douglas Hurd's hair...ha!

The current cabinet is ripe for puppetising...

weebarra Fri 28-Nov-14 21:20:35

Was saying the same thing to DH the other day! I miss it!

Pipbin Fri 28-Nov-14 21:21:48

I was saying the same too.
We knew who all the MPs were then.
I used to love the queen mum.

PiggyPlumPie Fri 28-Nov-14 21:23:27

Hell yes!

We often compliment each other on the peas, a la John Major!

Tobyjugg Fri 28-Nov-14 21:24:10

Maybe, but it was getting a bit tired towards the end.

silverstreak Fri 28-Nov-14 21:24:20

Not me, at all... I know this is probably completely word but it used to scare me shirtless! That said, I am a massive scaredy cat and even now can't stand Bo Selecta and the like.....

kim147 Fri 28-Nov-14 21:24:25

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YouTheCat Fri 28-Nov-14 21:24:49

Love it.

I'd want to see a puppet of George Osborne constantly off his tits. grin

like this

silverstreak Fri 28-Nov-14 21:26:39

*weird and shirtless! Clearly I have a prudish autocorrect....

silverstreak Fri 28-Nov-14 21:27:30

*shitless, ffs

CarcerDun Fri 28-Nov-14 21:31:53

'Hold a chicken in the air, stick a deckchair up your nose...'

seagull70 Fri 28-Nov-14 21:34:05

Who was the politician that used to spray everyone with dribble?

Roy Hattersley?

YouTheCat Fri 28-Nov-14 21:35:04

Yes, it was. grin

AshesOfRoses Fri 28-Nov-14 21:35:47

Boris Johnson grin

This forum member remembers my favourite sketch better than I do:

Spitting image told that joke when they had it in for Gerald Kauffman, depicting him as a certain Dr Lecter

Neil Kinnock, "Look Gerald, you're far too creepy, you're going to have to learn a joke to soften your image so you don't frighten away supporters"

Gerald Kauffman, "I know one: I say, I say, I say, my dog's got no nose"

Neil Kinnock, "Your dog's got no nose, how does it smell?"

Gerald Kauffman, "It can't; I sliced it off"

Neil Kinnock running away Arrrrrrrrgh!!!!!

Imagine what they could do with Iain Duncan Smith shock

wakeywakeyteaandcakey Fri 28-Nov-14 21:36:51

Yes good idea you should start an online petition on FB!

WerewolfBarMitzvah Fri 28-Nov-14 21:41:27

I'm with you silver - I found it soooo scary as a child. Particularly Margaret Thatcher.

Mind you, I thought Fraggle Rock was scary too.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 28-Nov-14 21:43:26

It was amazing, best thing ever

But apparently too expensive to produce

Which is dead sad actually - I don't think I care if the puppets are shit, I just want wobbly jowelled Cameron to be fucked in the arse on screen by Theresa May (and enjoy it)

LaurieFairyCake Fri 28-Nov-14 21:44:24

And my favourite sketch was John Major, the peas and Norma - and insane Edwina

dalekanium Fri 28-Nov-14 21:45:13

I was thinking this too, while watching mock the week.

We really need spitting image back.

seagull70 Fri 28-Nov-14 21:46:00

I'd love to see the Milliband Brothers portrayed.

And all of the shitty carbon-copy boy bands grin

And Jeremy Paxman ripping the shit out of everyone on University Challenge.

Jeremy Paxman also needs to be brought down a peg or two wink

bigTillyMint Fri 28-Nov-14 21:47:12

YANBU. Let's have a MN campaign!

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