Category: Spitting Image

  • Spitting Im-AD-Ges
    Spitting Im-AD-Ges

    Let’s have a quick look at some adverts featuring the latex creations of Spitting Image. This first one is for a tie-in board game. This is what came in the box. In 1987, the puppets were used in a campaign for Chiclets, an American gum product. This one for Heineken feels like it’s an actual…

  • Clipping Image
    Clipping Image

    I thought we’d all enjoy a little stroll through the newspaper coverage of the early years of Spitting Image, before all the famous people claimed to be cockahoop about their puppets, and Alan Partridge wanted one of his own, but never got it. Here’s some early news of the new production gearing up at Central,…

  • The Chicken Song
    The Chicken Song

    I went to bed last night with The Chicken Song running round my head in a constant loop. The song featured heavily in episodes of Spitting Image, with characters humming it, or it being used as background muzak. It was written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, with the music by Phillip Pope. It was…

  • What’s The Opposite Of Spitting Image?
    What’s The Opposite Of Spitting Image?

    If Mario looks at his reflection in a glass, is what looks back at him a Spitting Image of himself? I mean, there’s no way of knowing, so instead we work out the opposite of those things. Don’t share. Don’t enjoy.

  • The Other Spitting Image Computer Game
    The Other Spitting Image Computer Game

    After pressing the random article button in the corner up there last night, I was reminded of the Spitting Image computer game, and tweeted it out once more. This prompted @bbapbf to direct me to the precursor to this game, originally called Spitting Image, but later re-packaged as Split Personalities. As you can see it…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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