What’s The Opposite Of Margaret Thatcher?

Time now for another episode of setisoppO, the podcast about opposites. This week, we explore the possible opposites of Margaret Thatcher, ghosts, and for some reason, St Helen’s Fort.

Here’s how Spitting Image portrayed her resignation in 1990.

And here’s Steve Nallon in a Rory Bremner sketch:

What’s The Opposite Of Davros?

There’s something fun about debating a pointless subject, and that’s just what happens in our weekly podcast setisoppO. Each week, we work out what’s the opposite of things that don’t have a natural opposite. This week, we wonder about quizzes, Davros, and hessian sacks.

We didn’t really cover any weird or esoteric stuff this time though, so no bonus clips or histories for you I’m afraid, sorry.

What’s The Opposite Of Blankety Blank?

It’s Friday, which means it’s Opposite Day. No, not some life-changing Costanza-esque philosophy, just a new episode of setisoppO, the podcast of opposites.

This week, we wonder about the opposites of Blankety Blank, Lotion, and specific parts of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. If you haven’t seen Blankety Blank, here’s the opening title sequence for you.

You may also need to watch this, for reference purposes.

I also talk about a couple of adverts that used to scare me, or at least, unnerve me as a kid. This one did, I think, because of the voice over, and the Running Man style sound effects.

Again, it’s the voice over, and the implied threat in this one. Buy this margarine, or we’ll throw bowling balls at your head.

What’s The Opposite Of A UFO?

It’s Friday, so that means there’s a new episode of setisoppO out. If you don’t already know, it’s a podcast about things that don’t have a natural opposite … like, what’s the opposite of a potato? That’s the starting point for a debate, until we finally decide on an answer. This week, we wonder what’s the opposite of a UFO …

Now, I usually like to add something about the episode on this blog, something that’s not on the official podcast site (which you can visit here), but I stumbled across this Tumblr this morning, and I wanted to share it with you.

This person made a movie poster every day last year, and some of the results are fabulous. Have a look through the archive, you won’t be disappointed. In the meantime, here are a few of my favourites.

Anyway, go and look, seriously.

Great Galloping Galaxies!

Another random delve into the Radio Times Guide To TV Comedy turns up a strong memory but little recollection of the CBBC sitcom Galopping Galaxies!

I sort of remembered the theme tune, but it was only when I saw the computer, and heard Kenneth Williams’ voice that I knew I had watched this as a kid. That’s pretty much all I remember though.

It was created and written by Bob Block, who is better known as the creator of Rentaghost, and aired on the BBC for ten episodes in 1985-86. Apparently, there was even a Target novelisation of the show.