Category: Spitting Image

  • Spitting Image Live! From London
    Spitting Image Live! From London

    Here’s some footage from Live! From London, an HBO special, hosted by Howie Mandel in 1988, of Spitting Image. No idea why Nigel is in the back of the plane. I wish I could find more clips from the show, which was MC’d by Ben Elton, and also featured French & Saunders, Rowan Atkinson, and…

  • Margaret Thatcher: Where Am I Now?
    Margaret Thatcher: Where Am I Now?

    Bob Godfrey may be better known for his kid’s shows like Roobard and Henry’s Cat, but he has a darker, more grown up output too. Margaret Thatcher: Where Am I Now, was a co-creation with Steve Bell, and aired for five nights after the Channel 4 News in May of 1999.

  • A Question Of Spoof
    A Question Of Spoof

    In a cyncial effort to link to trending topics and current news, here’s some A Question Sport spoofs. First up, here’s an advert for HP Sauce. Simon Dunn And I wish I could find a better version of this from A Bit Of Fry & Laurie.

  • Spitting Xmas Fury
    Spitting Xmas Fury

    What’s not to like?BBC Globe – check.TWO logo – check.Hancock impression – check.Nice parody of continuity announcer voice – check.The Central Logo – check.Christmas Presentation – check.

  • House Of Comedy
    House Of Comedy

    Aside from this sketch being terrible, also marvel at the complete lack of attention to any detail whatsoever. Compare it to the gorgeous set here, and the proper protocols, and people sitting on the correct benches. Even puppets can get it right.

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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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