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->''"Normally journalists would point out how very filled with politics all the other British writers of the school of eighty-something were, and that ''Sandman'' wasn't. And why is that? And I would hesitantly suggest that I thought that ''Sandman'' might have been a bit more political than they thought, and they would say no, it definitely wasn't; where was Margaret Thatcher, after all, and why hadn't I shown her eating babies with her [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} vampire teeth]]?"''
-->-- '''Creator/NeilGaiman'''

British Prime Minister (and the only woman to hold that position) for 11 years, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher remains the most divisive figure in British political history. Her administration featured controversial economic policies, high unemployment, the Miners' Strike, UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar, a significant disembowelment of the Trade Union movement, the sidelining of Britain's heavy industry sector, and privatisation of public assets. As you can imagine, she's ''very'' divisive.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Thatcher makes two minor cameos in ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'' as a wheelchair-bound IronLady. In her first appearance she (correctly) predicts the outcome of Koizumi vs. Putin and is later shown [[DeathGlare glaring the combined heads of state of Europe into submission]]. She is stated to be the strongest female TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}} player on the planet but is unable to play actively due to health reasons.
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[[folder:Comic Book]]
* French comic ''Cupidon'' had Cupido unsuccessfully try to soften Margaret Thatcher for discussions, but all of his arrows just bounce off her. Ultimately, he shoots her through one ear while a colleague of his holds the other shut. The arrow stays in this time and gives unexpected results: instead of ignoring her opponents, she ''[[FlippingTheBird flips them off]]''. By Cupido's own admission, "better than nothing."
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'':
** Yuppie demons celebrate her reelection in an early issue written by Jamie Delano, which also featured Creator/DaveMcKean's painting of a vampire-fanged Thatcher on the cover.
** England's political climate both during and post-Thatcher are heavy themes in ''Hellblazer''. Many of the threats John Constantine has faced are, while not directly caused by Thatcher, certainly helped out by her politics. The rampant unemployment and economic depression during her tenure led to despair amongst the lower classes, prime breeding ground for evils that go bump in the night, for example.
* ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'':
** The issue "To Be in England, in the Summertime", in which the team flies to London for the funeral of a John Constantine {{Expy}}, is a reflection on Thatcher's Britain and the fiction it produced. Jakita has... less than warm feelings towards Thatcher, which are obviously an echo of Warren Ellis; one of the points of the issue is the political climate that gave rise to a lot of the early VertigoComics.
--->'''Jakita:''' She wanted concentration camps for AIDS victims, wanted to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 eradicate homosexuality even as an abstract concept]], made poor people [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Charge choose between eating and keeping their vote]], ran the most shameless vote-grabbing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War artificial war scam]] in fifty years...
** The issue also features a flashback to the John Constantine Expy thwarting her attempt to murder the pregnant mother of a possible Second Coming of Christ by trapping her InvisibleToNormals agent in an invisible box. Thatcher wasn't even doing it because she was in league with Satan or something; just because the Second Coming would be ''politically inconvenient for her''.
* She appears -- though unnamed, it is very obviously her -- in one of the eighties issues of ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' as one of Mesmero's therapy patients when he's trying to use his powers to go straight. She's depicted in a ridiculous but harmless light, dreaming of herself as Captain Britain and the TeamMum of the Excalibur team (the female members of whom are, for some reason, gender flipped), doing things like making sure they brushed their teeth and went to bed and reading them books like ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''.
* Creator/AlanMoore wrote ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' primarily as a rebuttal to Thatcher's more divisive policies.
* And yet she appears in ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'' in a much more sympathetic light, [[spoiler:as another small human, arguing for the free market against a godlike superhuman]].
* A caricatured Mrs. Thatcher appears as a fearsome Cirinist leader in ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark''. Later on Cerebus gets the better of her, in an issue that appeared just around the time the real Margaret Thatcher was coming to the end of her term in office.
* Many ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' comics from TheEighties feature expies of her:
** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
*** One story leads to the following exchange when the title character chases after Count Dracula, who takes refuge inside a Hall of Horrors tourist museum.
---->'''Dredd:''' You! Close the Hall! Get everyone out! Dracula's in there!\\
'''Employee:''' 'Course he is! So's Frankenstein, the Wolfman, [[TheTriple Margaret Thatcher]]...
*** There was also Chief Justice Hilda Margaret [=McGruder=], who succeeded Chief Justice Griffin. After a very successful first term she made an error in judgement and went on the Long Walk, only to later have to take back her post after years of isolation and radiation exposure rapidly becoming clearly insane. Amongst many, many references she develops a SplitPersonality, and refers to her various selves as "we", parodying Thatcher's infamous "[[RoyalWe We are a grandmother]]" comment. Also of note were [=McGruder=]'s more masculine physical features after her time spent in the Cursed Earth (including a beard), which would reflect Thatcher's masculine composure.
** In ''Invasion!'', where Britain is over-run by a foreign army which is suspiciously like the Russians, in an early episode a prime minister looking suspiciously like Margaret Thatcher is seen hanged by the invaders.
** ''Bec & Kawl'' once featured a story where Margaret Thatcher ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed unnamed in the strip]], but the obvious caricature tells all) plotted to privatize Hell. Kawl refers to her as "The Arch-Manifestation of Evil".
* ''Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Multiverse'' portrays her as "Mrs Ratchet", an old woman who is scared to death by the mysterious "silverskin" [[spoiler:in this particular usage the name refers to Count Zodiac]], despite earler assurances that he has never harmed a woman.
* In Creator/GarthEnnis' ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', her era takes place during Billy Butcher's formative years; he fought in the Falklands War and afterwards was a working schlub while her economic policies were in effect - and after Butcher's wife dies from bearing a fetus begat by being raped by a rogue superhuman, her administration is all but stated to be an ally of the BigBad MegaCorp, Vought-American.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': In ''De Man Van Europa'' ("The Man of Europe") people's heads start falling off when they watch the sky. This strange phenomenon happens when several European Prime Ministers at the time (1990) visit Brussels. One of them is Thatcher, whose head indeed falls off. A general mutters: "Iron Lady, hollow head". Eventually all the heads are glued back on.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Margaret Thatcher is also made fun of in the ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strips parodying the Falklands War and the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana and the birth of their first son, William.
* ''ComicStrip/ShermansLagoon'': The lagoon was once infested by a giant singing clone of Music/BarryManilow, to which the government responded by sending "the toughest agent they could find"; Margaret Thatcher on water skis with a machine gun.
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' had two main comic strip parodies of the Thatcher years, one where she was identified with Rommel in a Desert Rats-inspired scenario, the other where she was 'the Maggon' to Neil Kinnock's ComicStrip/DanDare stand-in.
* The Daily Record's ''ComicStrip/AngusOg'' had Thatcher as a frequent target due to her (in)famous anti-Scottish stance. In one example her picture was rejected as a DartboardOfHate because it was felt her face might blunt the darts.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'''s Zonker Harris, who owns a British lordship, was once called to the House of Lords to help repeal one of Thatcher's tax laws. He proceeded to lead the lords in singing "Ding, dong, the witch is dead!"[[note]]This song was helped into the British pop charts in the week after Thatcher's death backed by a massive Internet campaign, much to the consternation of the BBC, who banned it from airplay. Thanks, Zonker![[/note]]
* Steve Bell's satirical ''ComicStrip/{{If}}'' went out of its way to savage her as a soul-less robot with no empathy or understanding.

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' doujinshii ''From the New Earth, with Love'' has [[HotScientist a young and Moe-looking]] [[IWasQuiteALooker Thatcher]] as [[spoiler:one of the caretakers of England, who survived his DuelToTheDeath with America parallel to WorldWarTwo... only to fall in a coma due to his almost fatal injuries.]] She chats with America over some soft ice cream, and he asks her to step forward into politics; some pages later, her older self is featured as Prime Minister in TheEighties. [[spoiler:As she becomes a full-fledged leader, England finally recovers from his coma.]]
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/MerylStreep plays her in the 2011 {{Biopic}} ''Film/TheIronLady'', for which she won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward.
* Margaret Thatcher appears (played by an impersonator) in the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.
* Mentioned in less than glowing terms in ''Film/BrassedOff'', considering it was her fault that the colliery was being shut down.
* Film/AustinPowers [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts thinks of her to avoid becoming aroused]] in ''International Man of Mystery''.
-->'''Austin:''' Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!
* Her IronLady image is PlayedForLaughs in the comedy ''Film/{{Water|1985}}''. Sir Malcolm Leveridge is having to explain to the PM how he let an American company get the sole rights to Cascara's mineral water. Thatcher is opening her mail at the time.
-->'''Sir Malcolm:''' And we do regret the somewhat disappointing revenue.\\
'''Thatcher:''' How much?\\
'''Sir Malcolm:''' Err... one cent per every hundred barrels-- (''flung letter opener drills into the wall next to his head'')
* Faith Brook played a female British Prime Minister in ''Film/NorthSeaHijack'', which came out in 1980. It was obviously prompted by real life circumstances.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Caricatured in the picture book ''The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman'' by Creator/RaymondBriggs.
* The early ''Literature/AdrianMole'' books were set during Thatcher's regime and thus featured many jabs at her policies. Adrian's diagram of personal relationships at the start of the second book lists her under "Enemies". This went UpToEleven in ''True Confessions of Adrian Mole'' with a section called "The Secret Diary Of Margaret Hilda Roberts" (Roberts being Mrs. Thatcher's maiden name) which portrayed the titular teenager as an insufferable overachiever with a heavy disdain for the working class and delusions of royalty (going so far as writing letters to royals claiming to be the result of an hypothetical extramarital union, much of which was not dissimilar to the public perception of Thatcher at the time). (This was originally published in the newspaper ''Today''.)
* As the main ''Literature/HarryPotter'' page says, both Aunt Marge in Book 3 and Dolores Umbridge are thinly veiled takes on Margaret Thatcher, whom Creator/JKRowling had a dislike for.
** Although given her censorious attitude, Dolores Umbridge must also be partly based on [[MoralGuardians Mary Whitehouse]].
* Gets a particularly nasty treatment in ''Literature/TheSatanicVerses'', in which patrons of the [[CoolestClubEver Hot Wax Club]] melt giant wax effigies of unpopular politicians, including "Maggie the Bitch".
* Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' story "You Don't Have To Be Mad..." features a BedlamHouse being run as a training ground that turns people into high-functioning sociopaths, the BigBad believing that madness will be a way of life in TheEighties, and his patients will be the leaders. The star graduate of the system is a woman known as "Mrs Empty", a play on her initials.
** All of the "patients" are notorious figures of the 1980s, identifiable by plays on their initials. Captain Naughty, for instance, is Thatcher's subordinate Norman Tebbit.
* Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/{{Temps}}'' story "Pitbull Brittan" parodies the Thatcher government's handling of the Miners' Strike by depicting it as a battle against a sinister international conspiracy of the type seen in xenophobic pulp adventure stories like ''Literature/BulldogDrummond''. Margaret Thatcher makes several appearances in the story, and something very unpleasant happens to her at the end.
* Several 1990s and 2000s Creator/MichaelMoorcock works refer in backstory to an evil female Lord of Order named [[SignificantAnagram Miggea]], who imposed oppressive uniformity on many parts of the Multiverse. In the 1990s [[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius stories]], the elderly, senile and ennobled Miss Brunner became a blatant caricature of Thatcher after her retirement.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Creator/MontyPython got in on the act long before she was even PM, with a spectacular TakeThat in the sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98oeOocy2yI&t=23m54s "How to Identify Different Parts of the Body"]]
-->(''Image shows a shin'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-three: the shin.\\
(''image shows Reginald Maudling, with an arrow pointing to his shin'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-four: Reginald Maudling's shin.\\
(''image shows a brain'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-five: the brain.\\
(''image shows Margaret Thatcher'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-six: Margaret Thatcher's brain.\\
(''an arrow points '''to her shin''; cue tremendous audience applause'')
* Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher come in for some ribbing in ''Series/{{Coupling}}''.
-->'''Patrick:''' You know what? We need Maggie back!
* During Sylvester [=McCoy=]'s tenure on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/287573 the writers loathed Thatcher]] and this showed in their scripts. Most blatant was Helen A. in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]", an unsubtle Thatcher satire.
* [[FanFic She wrote a sketch herself]] for ''Series/YesMinister'', which she [[SelfInsertFic appeared in with the cast]].
* In a world in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', an AlternateHistory Thatcher became TheQuisling after Kromags (basically evolved Neandarthals) invaded. After they were successfully repelled, the word "Thatcher" remained synonymous with "selling out your kind"/"collaborating with the enemy". ''Sliders'' does have the habit of [[AcceptableTargets hitting the British]] at every chance it makes/gets.
* Season 3's third episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes'' depicts the 1983 election, complete with clips of Thatcher and bomb threats against her -- after which [[FishOutOfTemporalWater Alex]] assures everyone the IRA isn't behind this bombing, since their only attempt failed. The characters also discuss Tory vs. Labour, UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar, and Gene dubs Thatcher "the great handbag". This is rather ironic considering that, in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', Gene famously commented "there will never be a woman Prime Minister as long as I have a hole in my arse."
* ''Series/MaidMarianAndHerMerryMen'' had a house repairer character called 'Margaret The Thatcher'.
* In the opening montage of the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' special ''Blackadder Back and Forth'', a doctored stock photo shows Thatcher holding her arms aloft in a triumphant pose while an incarnation of Edmund Blackadder reacts to the stink from her armpits.
* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Leslie has this to say about her mother Marlene: "She's a big mucky-muck in the county school system. She's my hero. How do I explain her? She's as respected as Mother Teresa, she's as powerful as Stalin and she's as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher." In a later episode, we learn that Marlene is nicknamed "The Iron ''<long bleep>'' of Pawnee".
* A sketch on ''The Lenny Henry Show'' parodying ''Series/DoctorWho'' had Creator/LennyHenry as the Doctor confronting the big-haired alien dictator Thatchos (and her ineffectual underling Denos).
* The main character in BBC mini-series ''The Line of Beauty'', set in the early to mid-1980s, takes a turn with her.
* Thatcher still manages to make political satire shows. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFzNhLRAgEU As summed up with this quote]] from ''Series/MockTheWeek''[='=]s Creator/FrankieBoyle upon being told the projected cost of Thatcher's funeral is £3 million.
-->'''Frankie:''' For £3 million we could give everyone in Scotland a shovel, and we would dig a hole so deep we could hand her over to Satan personally.
* Insulted, mocked and reviled in every single episode of ''Series/TheYoungOnes''.
-->'''Rick:''' Thatcher's Britain! Thatcher's bloody Britain!!
* The first two series of ''Series/TheNewStatesman'' coincided with her final term as PM, so she was at least mentioned in almost every episode. She also was TheGhost in three episodes, with the plots generally revolving around the main character, a VillainProtagonist who was a StrawCharacter of Tory [=MP=]s taken UpToEleven, trying to regain her favor after doing something particularly stupid.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'': During their time as Scouts, Bill and Graeme are awarded their "Initiative Badge" for...
-->'''Tim:''' ''"Stealing a pair of Margaret Thatcher's bloomers?!"''
** More to the trope is the episode "Politics" with Tim running for Prime Minister as a crossdressing 'Maggie' whose election platform includes "on the glorious twelfth each year, the nice people will be allowed to hold a workers cull (with Bill shown being clubbed like a seal pup as he lays around doing nothing), invoking the death penalty for "people who walk behind the bowlers arm at Lords" (as Bill detonates in a huge explosion for doing just that), abolishing the National Health Service so that "people will be encouraged to save doctors' time and money by treating themselves" (with Bill shown sawing his leg off, stuffing it into a bin and then promptly fainting at the sight of the grisly aftermath!) and treating union officials as "naughty schoolboys" that deserve a good spanking. In the end England gets the real Margaret Thatcher as a booby prize.
* Following Thatcher's death, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' paid tribute of sorts with a {{Mockumentary}} bit about Ian Rubbish, a perfectly stereotypical British punk rocker whose songs trashed everything that was wrong with late 1970s-early 1980s Britain except for one thing...he absolutely loved Margaret Thatcher. It's recounted how Ian, much to the bewilderment of his own bandmates, wrote songs praising Thatcher, even as his other songs attacked the police, the Queen, and the monarchy in general. The reason why Ian didn't trash Margaret Thatcher: she reminded him of his mother and Thatcher found solace in his music when she was kicked out of office. See it [[https://screen.yahoo.com/history-punk-000000227.html here]].
* In ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' sketch, Stephen Fry reads a StronglyWordedLetter about how they criticize everything but never offer an alternative:
-->'''Stephen:''' "It's oh so simple, for instance, to knock Mrs Thatcher, isn't it? But what are you suggesting should go in the place of the institutions and people you so viciously decry?" Well of course he's absolutely right. It's ludicrously easy to knock Mrs. Thatcher, isn't it? It's the simplest, easiest and most obvious thing in the world to remark that she's a shameful, putrid scab, an embarrassing, ludicrous monstrosity that makes one frankly ashamed to be British and that her ideas and standards are a stain on our national history. That's easy, anyone can see that. Nothing difficult about that. But after tonight, no one can accuse us of failing to come up with something to take her place. Hugh.
-->''(Hugh holds up a coat hanger.)''
* During Britain's Mad Cow Disease scare, Australian skit show ''Full Frontal'' parodied a contemporary lamb ad with a skit portraying a butcher selling British beef. After the customer fails to grasp this via a Union Jack and a picture of the Queen, the shopkeeper puts a picture of Margaret Thatcher on it, and he gets the "mad cow" message.
* Series/TheComicStripPresents produced ''GLC'' which was supposed to be how a Hollywood film might portray the fall of the Greater London Council. Jennifer Saunders played Brigitte Nielsen playing Margaret Thatcher as a murderous cyborg.
* ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUK House of Cards]]'' does not actually show Thatcher, but its triggering event is her decision to retire. By a remarkable coincidence, the first episode aired a mere ''four days'' before she was actually forced to resign (the episode aired 18 November 1990; she was forced to announce her resignation 22 November, and left office six days later).
* ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons'': Thatcher was elected at #16, the highest living Briton at time of broadcast (2002).
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[[folder:Music]]
* Thatcher holds the '[[ZeroPercentApprovalRating interesting]]' distinction of being the political figure with the most pop songs celebrating her death written while she was still alive.
* Frequently criticized by the TwoTone {{Ska}} revival. Jerry Dammers of Music/TheSpecials wrote the band's last hit ''Ghost Town'' as an attack on her economic policies and Dave Wakeling of Music/TheBeat (who was from a working class background and believed that the PM was denying her similar upbringing and pretending to be something she wasn't) covered the Prince Buster song ''Whine and Grine'' with the addition of a refrain of "''Stand down Margaret/Stand down please,/Stand down Margaret''". The Specials' cover of Music/BobDylan's "Maggie's Farm" also had some definite associations, even though Dylan hadn't been thinking of her when he wrote the song.
* Music/PinkFloyd's Roger Waters is a vocal critic of Thatcher, and he would take shots at her in the 1977 song, "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" from ''Music/{{Animals}}'', and throughout the 1983 album ''Music/TheFinalCut'', which was released after UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar started.
* And then there is Music/{{Morrissey}}'s "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Margaret On The Guillotine]]"...
* French singer Renaud wrote a song ("Miss Maggie") where he expressed how men were violent, vulgar and stupidly proud, and finishing each verse by stating how no woman would lower herself to such a behavior, "à part bien sûr Mme Thatcher" (except of course Mrs Thatcher). He finished by saying that after his death, rather than going to a Hell full of stupid men, he would rather stay on Earth as a dog, provided he could use Margaret Thatcher as a street lamp to pee on.
* Music/ElvisCostello wrote a song on his 1989 album ''Spike'', titled "Tramp The Dirt Down", which explains how he would like to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin do as much]] to "Maggie" when she dies.
* Music/FrankTurner, being the punk he is, wrote the bluntly-titled "Thatcher Fucked The Kids".
* Even Turner is probably topped for bluntness by The Exploited's enchantingly nasty [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwnkFlVRCZc "Maggie You Cunt"]].
* In another frank statement of opinion, the notorious cover of Music/IronMaiden's single "Sanctuary" showed the band's undead MetalBandMascot "Eddie" standing over a dead Thatcher with a bloody dagger in his hand.
* Somewhat less crude is Music/TearsForFears' "Sowing the Seeds of Love," which encourages Britons to kick out the "grannie politician with [her] high ideals" and accuses her of "smashing any hope of democracy."
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[[folder:Print Media]]
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye''[='=]s prime ministerial parody was ''The Dear Bill Letters'', in which Thatcher's husband Denis (presented, not entirely inaccurately, as something of a drinker) wrote letters on topical subjects to ancient Telegraph correspondent Bill Deedes.
** This led to a stage play and (separately) to a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum text adventure game, ''Denis Through the Drinking Glass''.
** They also had at least two comic strips in which she featured: ''Battle for Britain'', where "Herr Thachler" was a Rommel caricature commanding the Tories as stand-ins for the Nazi Afrika Corps in the North African Front of WorldWarII (while Labour were the British Desert Rats), and ''Dan Dire: Pilot of the Future?'', a ''ComicStrip/DanDare'' parody with Neil Kinnock as the title character and Thatcher as 'the Maggon', standing in for Dare's enemy the Mekon.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* She appears regularly (and highly derisively) in the British puppet satire series ''Series/SpittingImage''. The classic example from here involves her ordering a raw steak at a dinner with her Cabinet:
-->'''Waiter:''' What about the vegetables?\\
'''Thatcher:''' Oh, they'll have the same as me.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''You Are Maggie Thatcher'' is a roleplaying game where you have to win the election in bizarre and hilarious manners.
* ''Diana: Warrior Princess'' is a roleplaying game about a future holo-vision show full of FutureImperfect. As a result, it has Princess Diana and [[TonyBlair Toni the Vampire Slayer]] going up against the sorceress Thatcher and the war god Landmines.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* The opening of the second act of ''Film/BillyElliot'' is a song called "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher", an upbeat tune with lyrics celebrating that Christmas is "one day closer to [her] death." Not to mention that poor government policy is the whole reason the town's miners are on strike.
* Even [[Creator/MontyPython the Dead Parrot Sketch]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTV3lQc4AmQ wasn't immune to Thatcher]].
* Thatcher appears as a character in the ''Doctor Who'' stage play (yes) "The Ultimate Adventure".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'':
** She's referenced during a cutscene in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''. While CJ is talking to Mike Toreno, [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] we see that Kent Paul has locked Maccer in a recording studio, refusing to let him out until he gets over his addiction to [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]]. As a suggestion, Kent tells him to think of Thatcher. Doesn't work.
** During an [[Radio/GTARadio radio interview]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', the StrawFeminist character mistakenly names Thatcher alongside Reagan and Gorbachev while ranting about how everything was being run by men.
** During ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'', one of the [=DJs=] on Wave 103 (the New Wave station), [[IAmVeryBritish Trish Camden]], mentions Thatcher pejoratively. Adam First, her co-worker, comes off in contrast as very much a Thatcherite.
* ''Wanted: VideoGame/MontyMole'' was based on the infamous Miners' Strike against Thatcher's policies that lead to the destruction of several British industries.
* In the computer version of NuclearWar, she is "P.M. Satcher".
* Thatcher appears in ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}} 4'' under the name "[[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Brunhilde_Van_Hoof Brunhilde Van Hoof]]" but the head shot is very clearly meant to be her. Funnily enough she's thought to be Dutch in game and is a representative of the UN rather than being tied to the UK.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ErfWorld'' has a CaptainErsatz of Mrs Thatcher as one of its more important side characters -- she's affectionately known as "Maggie" and is actually one of the more likable people in the cast.
* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' casts Thatcher as a [[{{Demonization}} literal monster]] who loves two things; [[CargoShip nuclear weapons]] and UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Tends to show up in a lot of AlternateHistory stories set in the 1970s and the 1980s.
** In the famously dystopian ''What if Gordon Banks Had Played?'' timeline, Thatcher is Home Secretary in the cabinet of PM Enoch Powell and is [[spoiler:put on trial for human rights abuses in the prison camps in Northern Ireland after Powell's government falls]].
** She also appears in ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'', this time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Once more, she is shown implementing authoritarian anti-terror measures against the PIRA. [[spoiler:However, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath gives her this job because he hopes it will break her.]]
** ''[[http://www.anthonymayer.net/ah/thaxted/thaxted1.html Thaxted]]'' imagines what might have happened if a young Margaret Hilda Roberts had become a Marxist instead of a Conservative.
** ''Literature/AGreaterBritain'' is more concerned with the first half of the 20th century, but Margaret Thatcher appears in an epilogue -- as a member of the Labour Party.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Gains mention during an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Discussing what woman they'd most want if they weren't married, Cleveland answers with Thatcher. Peter, Joe, and Quagmire are instantly revolted, leading to this quote from Cleveland.
-->'''Cleveland:''' So no one thinks power is sexy? Not one of you finds power sexy?
* On the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "I Can't Stan You"[[note]]where Stan evacuates everyone in the neighborhood after hearing them talk about how much of a loser he is[[/note]], one of the objects in the CIA contraband room is a robot version of Margaret Thatcher.
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->''"Normally journalists would point out how very filled with politics all the other British writers of the school of eighty-something were, and that ''Sandman'' wasn't. And why is that? And I would hesitantly suggest that I thought that ''Sandman'' might have been a bit more political than they thought, and they would say no, it definitely wasn't; where was Margaret Thatcher, after all, and why hadn't I shown her eating babies with her [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} vampire teeth]]?"''
-->-- '''Creator/NeilGaiman'''

British Prime Minister (and the only woman to hold that position) for 11 years, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher remains the most divisive figure in British political history. Her administration featured controversial economic policies, high unemployment, the Miners' Strike, UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar, a significant disembowelment of the Trade Union movement, the sidelining of Britain's heavy industry sector, and privatisation of public assets. As you can imagine, she's ''very'' divisive.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Thatcher makes two minor cameos in ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'' as a wheelchair-bound IronLady. In her first appearance she (correctly) predicts the outcome of Koizumi vs. Putin and is later shown [[DeathGlare glaring the combined heads of state of Europe into submission]]. She is stated to be the strongest female TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}} player on the planet but is unable to play actively due to health reasons.
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[[folder:Comic Book]]
* French comic ''Cupidon'' had Cupido unsuccessfully try to soften Margaret Thatcher for discussions, but all of his arrows just bounce off her. Ultimately, he shoots her through one ear while a colleague of his holds the other shut. The arrow stays in this time and gives unexpected results: instead of ignoring her opponents, she ''[[FlippingTheBird flips them off]]''. By Cupido's own admission, "better than nothing."
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'':
** Yuppie demons celebrate her reelection in an early issue written by Jamie Delano, which also featured Creator/DaveMcKean's painting of a vampire-fanged Thatcher on the cover.
** England's political climate both during and post-Thatcher are heavy themes in ''Hellblazer''. Many of the threats John Constantine has faced are, while not directly caused by Thatcher, certainly helped out by her politics. The rampant unemployment and economic depression during her tenure led to despair amongst the lower classes, prime breeding ground for evils that go bump in the night, for example.
* ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'':
** The issue "To Be in England, in the Summertime", in which the team flies to London for the funeral of a John Constantine {{Expy}}, is a reflection on Thatcher's Britain and the fiction it produced. Jakita has... less than warm feelings towards Thatcher, which are obviously an echo of Warren Ellis; one of the points of the issue is the political climate that gave rise to a lot of the early VertigoComics.
--->'''Jakita:''' She wanted concentration camps for AIDS victims, wanted to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 eradicate homosexuality even as an abstract concept]], made poor people [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Charge choose between eating and keeping their vote]], ran the most shameless vote-grabbing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War artificial war scam]] in fifty years...
** The issue also features a flashback to the John Constantine Expy thwarting her attempt to murder the pregnant mother of a possible Second Coming of Christ by trapping her InvisibleToNormals agent in an invisible box. Thatcher wasn't even doing it because she was in league with Satan or something; just because the Second Coming would be ''politically inconvenient for her''.
* She appears -- though unnamed, it is very obviously her -- in one of the eighties issues of ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' as one of Mesmero's therapy patients when he's trying to use his powers to go straight. She's depicted in a ridiculous but harmless light, dreaming of herself as Captain Britain and the TeamMum of the Excalibur team (the female members of whom are, for some reason, gender flipped), doing things like making sure they brushed their teeth and went to bed and reading them books like ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''.
* Creator/AlanMoore wrote ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' primarily as a rebuttal to Thatcher's more divisive policies.
* And yet she appears in ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'' in a much more sympathetic light, [[spoiler:as another small human, arguing for the free market against a godlike superhuman]].
* A caricatured Mrs. Thatcher appears as a fearsome Cirinist leader in ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark''. Later on Cerebus gets the better of her, in an issue that appeared just around the time the real Margaret Thatcher was coming to the end of her term in office.
* Many ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' comics from TheEighties feature expies of her:
** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
*** One story leads to the following exchange when the title character chases after Count Dracula, who takes refuge inside a Hall of Horrors tourist museum.
---->'''Dredd:''' You! Close the Hall! Get everyone out! Dracula's in there!\\
'''Employee:''' 'Course he is! So's Frankenstein, the Wolfman, [[TheTriple Margaret Thatcher]]...
*** There was also Chief Justice Hilda Margaret [=McGruder=], who succeeded Chief Justice Griffin. After a very successful first term she made an error in judgement and went on the Long Walk, only to later have to take back her post after years of isolation and radiation exposure rapidly becoming clearly insane. Amongst many, many references she develops a SplitPersonality, and refers to her various selves as "we", parodying Thatcher's infamous "[[RoyalWe We are a grandmother]]" comment. Also of note were [=McGruder=]'s more masculine physical features after her time spent in the Cursed Earth (including a beard), which would reflect Thatcher's masculine composure.
** In ''Invasion!'', where Britain is over-run by a foreign army which is suspiciously like the Russians, in an early episode a prime minister looking suspiciously like Margaret Thatcher is seen hanged by the invaders.
** ''Bec & Kawl'' once featured a story where Margaret Thatcher ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed unnamed in the strip]], but the obvious caricature tells all) plotted to privatize Hell. Kawl refers to her as "The Arch-Manifestation of Evil".
* ''Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Multiverse'' portrays her as "Mrs Ratchet", an old woman who is scared to death by the mysterious "silverskin" [[spoiler:in this particular usage the name refers to Count Zodiac]], despite earler assurances that he has never harmed a woman.
* In Creator/GarthEnnis' ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', her era takes place during Billy Butcher's formative years; he fought in the Falklands War and afterwards was a working schlub while her economic policies were in effect - and after Butcher's wife dies from bearing a fetus begat by being raped by a rogue superhuman, her administration is all but stated to be an ally of the BigBad MegaCorp, Vought-American.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': In ''De Man Van Europa'' ("The Man of Europe") people's heads start falling off when they watch the sky. This strange phenomenon happens when several European Prime Ministers at the time (1990) visit Brussels. One of them is Thatcher, whose head indeed falls off. A general mutters: "Iron Lady, hollow head". Eventually all the heads are glued back on.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Margaret Thatcher is also made fun of in the ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strips parodying the Falklands War and the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana and the birth of their first son, William.
* ''ComicStrip/ShermansLagoon'': The lagoon was once infested by a giant singing clone of Music/BarryManilow, to which the government responded by sending "the toughest agent they could find"; Margaret Thatcher on water skis with a machine gun.
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' had two main comic strip parodies of the Thatcher years, one where she was identified with Rommel in a Desert Rats-inspired scenario, the other where she was 'the Maggon' to Neil Kinnock's ComicStrip/DanDare stand-in.
* The Daily Record's ''ComicStrip/AngusOg'' had Thatcher as a frequent target due to her (in)famous anti-Scottish stance. In one example her picture was rejected as a DartboardOfHate because it was felt her face might blunt the darts.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'''s Zonker Harris, who owns a British lordship, was once called to the House of Lords to help repeal one of Thatcher's tax laws. He proceeded to lead the lords in singing "Ding, dong, the witch is dead!"[[note]]This song was helped into the British pop charts in the week after Thatcher's death backed by a massive Internet campaign, much to the consternation of the BBC, who banned it from airplay. Thanks, Zonker![[/note]]
* Steve Bell's satirical ''ComicStrip/{{If}}'' went out of its way to savage her as a soul-less robot with no empathy or understanding.

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' doujinshii ''From the New Earth, with Love'' has [[HotScientist a young and Moe-looking]] [[IWasQuiteALooker Thatcher]] as [[spoiler:one of the caretakers of England, who survived his DuelToTheDeath with America parallel to WorldWarTwo... only to fall in a coma due to his almost fatal injuries.]] She chats with America over some soft ice cream, and he asks her to step forward into politics; some pages later, her older self is featured as Prime Minister in TheEighties. [[spoiler:As she becomes a full-fledged leader, England finally recovers from his coma.]]
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/MerylStreep plays her in the 2011 {{Biopic}} ''Film/TheIronLady'', for which she won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward.
* Margaret Thatcher appears (played by an impersonator) in the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.
* Mentioned in less than glowing terms in ''Film/BrassedOff'', considering it was her fault that the colliery was being shut down.
* Film/AustinPowers [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts thinks of her to avoid becoming aroused]] in ''International Man of Mystery''.
-->'''Austin:''' Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!
* Her IronLady image is PlayedForLaughs in the comedy ''Film/{{Water|1985}}''. Sir Malcolm Leveridge is having to explain to the PM how he let an American company get the sole rights to Cascara's mineral water. Thatcher is opening her mail at the time.
-->'''Sir Malcolm:''' And we do regret the somewhat disappointing revenue.\\
'''Thatcher:''' How much?\\
'''Sir Malcolm:''' Err... one cent per every hundred barrels-- (''flung letter opener drills into the wall next to his head'')
* Faith Brook played a female British Prime Minister in ''Film/NorthSeaHijack'', which came out in 1980. It was obviously prompted by real life circumstances.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Caricatured in the picture book ''The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman'' by Creator/RaymondBriggs.
* The early ''Literature/AdrianMole'' books were set during Thatcher's regime and thus featured many jabs at her policies. Adrian's diagram of personal relationships at the start of the second book lists her under "Enemies". This went UpToEleven in ''True Confessions of Adrian Mole'' with a section called "The Secret Diary Of Margaret Hilda Roberts" (Roberts being Mrs. Thatcher's maiden name) which portrayed the titular teenager as an insufferable overachiever with a heavy disdain for the working class and delusions of royalty (going so far as writing letters to royals claiming to be the result of an hypothetical extramarital union, much of which was not dissimilar to the public perception of Thatcher at the time). (This was originally published in the newspaper ''Today''.)
* As the main ''Literature/HarryPotter'' page says, both Aunt Marge in Book 3 and Dolores Umbridge are thinly veiled takes on Margaret Thatcher, whom Creator/JKRowling had a dislike for.
** Although given her censorious attitude, Dolores Umbridge must also be partly based on [[MoralGuardians Mary Whitehouse]].
* Gets a particularly nasty treatment in ''Literature/TheSatanicVerses'', in which patrons of the [[CoolestClubEver Hot Wax Club]] melt giant wax effigies of unpopular politicians, including "Maggie the Bitch".
* Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' story "You Don't Have To Be Mad..." features a BedlamHouse being run as a training ground that turns people into high-functioning sociopaths, the BigBad believing that madness will be a way of life in TheEighties, and his patients will be the leaders. The star graduate of the system is a woman known as "Mrs Empty", a play on her initials.
** All of the "patients" are notorious figures of the 1980s, identifiable by plays on their initials. Captain Naughty, for instance, is Thatcher's subordinate Norman Tebbit.
* Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/{{Temps}}'' story "Pitbull Brittan" parodies the Thatcher government's handling of the Miners' Strike by depicting it as a battle against a sinister international conspiracy of the type seen in xenophobic pulp adventure stories like ''Literature/BulldogDrummond''. Margaret Thatcher makes several appearances in the story, and something very unpleasant happens to her at the end.
* Several 1990s and 2000s Creator/MichaelMoorcock works refer in backstory to an evil female Lord of Order named [[SignificantAnagram Miggea]], who imposed oppressive uniformity on many parts of the Multiverse. In the 1990s [[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius stories]], the elderly, senile and ennobled Miss Brunner became a blatant caricature of Thatcher after her retirement.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Creator/MontyPython got in on the act long before she was even PM, with a spectacular TakeThat in the sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98oeOocy2yI&t=23m54s "How to Identify Different Parts of the Body"]]
-->(''Image shows a shin'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-three: the shin.\\
(''image shows Reginald Maudling, with an arrow pointing to his shin'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-four: Reginald Maudling's shin.\\
(''image shows a brain'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-five: the brain.\\
(''image shows Margaret Thatcher'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-six: Margaret Thatcher's brain.\\
(''an arrow points '''to her shin''; cue tremendous audience applause'')
* Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher come in for some ribbing in ''Series/{{Coupling}}''.
-->'''Patrick:''' You know what? We need Maggie back!
* During Sylvester [=McCoy=]'s tenure on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/287573 the writers loathed Thatcher]] and this showed in their scripts. Most blatant was Helen A. in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]", an unsubtle Thatcher satire.
* [[FanFic She wrote a sketch herself]] for ''Series/YesMinister'', which she [[SelfInsertFic appeared in with the cast]].
* In a world in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', an AlternateHistory Thatcher became TheQuisling after Kromags (basically evolved Neandarthals) invaded. After they were successfully repelled, the word "Thatcher" remained synonymous with "selling out your kind"/"collaborating with the enemy". ''Sliders'' does have the habit of [[AcceptableTargets hitting the British]] at every chance it makes/gets.
* Season 3's third episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes'' depicts the 1983 election, complete with clips of Thatcher and bomb threats against her -- after which [[FishOutOfTemporalWater Alex]] assures everyone the IRA isn't behind this bombing, since their only attempt failed. The characters also discuss Tory vs. Labour, UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar, and Gene dubs Thatcher "the great handbag". This is rather ironic considering that, in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', Gene famously commented "there will never be a woman Prime Minister as long as I have a hole in my arse."
* ''Series/MaidMarianAndHerMerryMen'' had a house repairer character called 'Margaret The Thatcher'.
* In the opening montage of the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' special ''Blackadder Back and Forth'', a doctored stock photo shows Thatcher holding her arms aloft in a triumphant pose while an incarnation of Edmund Blackadder reacts to the stink from her armpits.
* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Leslie has this to say about her mother Marlene: "She's a big mucky-muck in the county school system. She's my hero. How do I explain her? She's as respected as Mother Teresa, she's as powerful as Stalin and she's as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher." In a later episode, we learn that Marlene is nicknamed "The Iron ''<long bleep>'' of Pawnee".
* A sketch on ''The Lenny Henry Show'' parodying ''Series/DoctorWho'' had Creator/LennyHenry as the Doctor confronting the big-haired alien dictator Thatchos (and her ineffectual underling Denos).
* The main character in BBC mini-series ''The Line of Beauty'', set in the early to mid-1980s, takes a turn with her.
* Thatcher still manages to make political satire shows. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFzNhLRAgEU As summed up with this quote]] from ''Series/MockTheWeek''[='=]s Creator/FrankieBoyle upon being told the projected cost of Thatcher's funeral is £3 million.
-->'''Frankie:''' For £3 million we could give everyone in Scotland a shovel, and we would dig a hole so deep we could hand her over to Satan personally.
* Insulted, mocked and reviled in every single episode of ''Series/TheYoungOnes''.
-->'''Rick:''' Thatcher's Britain! Thatcher's bloody Britain!!
* The first two series of ''Series/TheNewStatesman'' coincided with her final term as PM, so she was at least mentioned in almost every episode. She also was TheGhost in three episodes, with the plots generally revolving around the main character, a VillainProtagonist who was a StrawCharacter of Tory [=MP=]s taken UpToEleven, trying to regain her favor after doing something particularly stupid.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'': During their time as Scouts, Bill and Graeme are awarded their "Initiative Badge" for...
-->'''Tim:''' ''"Stealing a pair of Margaret Thatcher's bloomers?!"''
** More to the trope is the episode "Politics" with Tim running for Prime Minister as a crossdressing 'Maggie' whose election platform includes "on the glorious twelfth each year, the nice people will be allowed to hold a workers cull (with Bill shown being clubbed like a seal pup as he lays around doing nothing), invoking the death penalty for "people who walk behind the bowlers arm at Lords" (as Bill detonates in a huge explosion for doing just that), abolishing the National Health Service so that "people will be encouraged to save doctors' time and money by treating themselves" (with Bill shown sawing his leg off, stuffing it into a bin and then promptly fainting at the sight of the grisly aftermath!) and treating union officials as "naughty schoolboys" that deserve a good spanking. In the end England gets the real Margaret Thatcher as a booby prize.
* Following Thatcher's death, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' paid tribute of sorts with a {{Mockumentary}} bit about Ian Rubbish, a perfectly stereotypical British punk rocker whose songs trashed everything that was wrong with late 1970s-early 1980s Britain except for one thing...he absolutely loved Margaret Thatcher. It's recounted how Ian, much to the bewilderment of his own bandmates, wrote songs praising Thatcher, even as his other songs attacked the police, the Queen, and the monarchy in general. The reason why Ian didn't trash Margaret Thatcher: she reminded him of his mother and Thatcher found solace in his music when she was kicked out of office. See it [[https://screen.yahoo.com/history-punk-000000227.html here]].
* In ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' sketch, Stephen Fry reads a StronglyWordedLetter about how they criticize everything but never offer an alternative:
-->'''Stephen:''' "It's oh so simple, for instance, to knock Mrs Thatcher, isn't it? But what are you suggesting should go in the place of the institutions and people you so viciously decry?" Well of course he's absolutely right. It's ludicrously easy to knock Mrs. Thatcher, isn't it? It's the simplest, easiest and most obvious thing in the world to remark that she's a shameful, putrid scab, an embarrassing, ludicrous monstrosity that makes one frankly ashamed to be British and that her ideas and standards are a stain on our national history. That's easy, anyone can see that. Nothing difficult about that. But after tonight, no one can accuse us of failing to come up with something to take her place. Hugh.
-->''(Hugh holds up a coat hanger.)''
* During Britain's Mad Cow Disease scare, Australian skit show ''Full Frontal'' parodied a contemporary lamb ad with a skit portraying a butcher selling British beef. After the customer fails to grasp this via a Union Jack and a picture of the Queen, the shopkeeper puts a picture of Margaret Thatcher on it, and he gets the "mad cow" message.
* Series/TheComicStripPresents produced ''GLC'' which was supposed to be how a Hollywood film might portray the fall of the Greater London Council. Jennifer Saunders played Brigitte Nielsen playing Margaret Thatcher as a murderous cyborg.
* ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUK House of Cards]]'' does not actually show Thatcher, but its triggering event is her decision to retire. By a remarkable coincidence, the first episode aired a mere ''four days'' before she was actually forced to resign (the episode aired 18 November 1990; she was forced to announce her resignation 22 November, and left office six days later).
* ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons'': Thatcher was elected at #16, the highest living Briton at time of broadcast (2002).
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[[folder:Music]]
* Thatcher holds the '[[ZeroPercentApprovalRating interesting]]' distinction of being the political figure with the most pop songs celebrating her death written while she was still alive.
* Frequently criticized by the TwoTone {{Ska}} revival. Jerry Dammers of Music/TheSpecials wrote the band's last hit ''Ghost Town'' as an attack on her economic policies and Dave Wakeling of Music/TheBeat (who was from a working class background and believed that the PM was denying her similar upbringing and pretending to be something she wasn't) covered the Prince Buster song ''Whine and Grine'' with the addition of a refrain of "''Stand down Margaret/Stand down please,/Stand down Margaret''". The Specials' cover of Music/BobDylan's "Maggie's Farm" also had some definite associations, even though Dylan hadn't been thinking of her when he wrote the song.
* Music/PinkFloyd's Roger Waters is a vocal critic of Thatcher, and he would take shots at her in the 1977 song, "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" from ''Music/{{Animals}}'', and throughout the 1983 album ''Music/TheFinalCut'', which was released after UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar started.
* And then there is Music/{{Morrissey}}'s "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Margaret On The Guillotine]]"...
* French singer Renaud wrote a song ("Miss Maggie") where he expressed how men were violent, vulgar and stupidly proud, and finishing each verse by stating how no woman would lower herself to such a behavior, "à part bien sûr Mme Thatcher" (except of course Mrs Thatcher). He finished by saying that after his death, rather than going to a Hell full of stupid men, he would rather stay on Earth as a dog, provided he could use Margaret Thatcher as a street lamp to pee on.
* Music/ElvisCostello wrote a song on his 1989 album ''Spike'', titled "Tramp The Dirt Down", which explains how he would like to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin do as much]] to "Maggie" when she dies.
* Music/FrankTurner, being the punk he is, wrote the bluntly-titled "Thatcher Fucked The Kids".
* Even Turner is probably topped for bluntness by The Exploited's enchantingly nasty [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwnkFlVRCZc "Maggie You Cunt"]].
* In another frank statement of opinion, the notorious cover of Music/IronMaiden's single "Sanctuary" showed the band's undead MetalBandMascot "Eddie" standing over a dead Thatcher with a bloody dagger in his hand.
* Somewhat less crude is Music/TearsForFears' "Sowing the Seeds of Love," which encourages Britons to kick out the "grannie politician with [her] high ideals" and accuses her of "smashing any hope of democracy."
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[[folder:Print Media]]
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye''[='=]s prime ministerial parody was ''The Dear Bill Letters'', in which Thatcher's husband Denis (presented, not entirely inaccurately, as something of a drinker) wrote letters on topical subjects to ancient Telegraph correspondent Bill Deedes.
** This led to a stage play and (separately) to a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum text adventure game, ''Denis Through the Drinking Glass''.
** They also had at least two comic strips in which she featured: ''Battle for Britain'', where "Herr Thachler" was a Rommel caricature commanding the Tories as stand-ins for the Nazi Afrika Corps in the North African Front of WorldWarII (while Labour were the British Desert Rats), and ''Dan Dire: Pilot of the Future?'', a ''ComicStrip/DanDare'' parody with Neil Kinnock as the title character and Thatcher as 'the Maggon', standing in for Dare's enemy the Mekon.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* She appears regularly (and highly derisively) in the British puppet satire series ''Series/SpittingImage''. The classic example from here involves her ordering a raw steak at a dinner with her Cabinet:
-->'''Waiter:''' What about the vegetables?\\
'''Thatcher:''' Oh, they'll have the same as me.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''You Are Maggie Thatcher'' is a roleplaying game where you have to win the election in bizarre and hilarious manners.
* ''Diana: Warrior Princess'' is a roleplaying game about a future holo-vision show full of FutureImperfect. As a result, it has Princess Diana and [[TonyBlair Toni the Vampire Slayer]] going up against the sorceress Thatcher and the war god Landmines.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* The opening of the second act of ''Film/BillyElliot'' is a song called "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher", an upbeat tune with lyrics celebrating that Christmas is "one day closer to [her] death." Not to mention that poor government policy is the whole reason the town's miners are on strike.
* Even [[Creator/MontyPython the Dead Parrot Sketch]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTV3lQc4AmQ wasn't immune to Thatcher]].
* Thatcher appears as a character in the ''Doctor Who'' stage play (yes) "The Ultimate Adventure".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'':
** She's referenced during a cutscene in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''. While CJ is talking to Mike Toreno, [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] we see that Kent Paul has locked Maccer in a recording studio, refusing to let him out until he gets over his addiction to [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]]. As a suggestion, Kent tells him to think of Thatcher. Doesn't work.
** During an [[Radio/GTARadio radio interview]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', the StrawFeminist character mistakenly names Thatcher alongside Reagan and Gorbachev while ranting about how everything was being run by men.
** During ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'', one of the [=DJs=] on Wave 103 (the New Wave station), [[IAmVeryBritish Trish Camden]], mentions Thatcher pejoratively. Adam First, her co-worker, comes off in contrast as very much a Thatcherite.
* ''Wanted: VideoGame/MontyMole'' was based on the infamous Miners' Strike against Thatcher's policies that lead to the destruction of several British industries.
* In the computer version of NuclearWar, she is "P.M. Satcher".
* Thatcher appears in ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}} 4'' under the name "[[http://tropico.wikia.com/wiki/Brunhilde_Van_Hoof Brunhilde Van Hoof]]" but the head shot is very clearly meant to be her. Funnily enough she's thought to be Dutch in game and is a representative of the UN rather than being tied to the UK.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ErfWorld'' has a CaptainErsatz of Mrs Thatcher as one of its more important side characters -- she's affectionately known as "Maggie" and is actually one of the more likable people in the cast.
* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' casts Thatcher as a [[{{Demonization}} literal monster]] who loves two things; [[CargoShip nuclear weapons]] and UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Tends to show up in a lot of AlternateHistory stories set in the 1970s and the 1980s.
** In the famously dystopian ''What if Gordon Banks Had Played?'' timeline, Thatcher is Home Secretary in the cabinet of PM Enoch Powell and is [[spoiler:put on trial for human rights abuses in the prison camps in Northern Ireland after Powell's government falls]].
** She also appears in ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'', this time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Once more, she is shown implementing authoritarian anti-terror measures against the PIRA. [[spoiler:However, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath gives her this job because he hopes it will break her.]]
** ''[[http://www.anthonymayer.net/ah/thaxted/thaxted1.html Thaxted]]'' imagines what might have happened if a young Margaret Hilda Roberts had become a Marxist instead of a Conservative.
** ''Literature/AGreaterBritain'' is more concerned with the first half of the 20th century, but Margaret Thatcher appears in an epilogue -- as a member of the Labour Party.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Gains mention during an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Discussing what woman they'd most want if they weren't married, Cleveland answers with Thatcher. Peter, Joe, and Quagmire are instantly revolted, leading to this quote from Cleveland.
-->'''Cleveland:''' So no one thinks power is sexy? Not one of you finds power sexy?
* On the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "I Can't Stan You"[[note]]where Stan evacuates everyone in the neighborhood after hearing them talk about how much of a loser he is[[/note]], one of the objects in the CIA contraband room is a robot version of Margaret Thatcher.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'''s Zonker Harris, who owns a British lordship, was once called to the House of Lords to help repeal one of Thatcher's tax laws. He proceeded to lead the lords in singing "Ding, dong, the witch is dead!"

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'''s Zonker Harris, who owns a British lordship, was once called to the House of Lords to help repeal one of Thatcher's tax laws. He proceeded to lead the lords in singing "Ding, dong, the witch is dead!"dead!"[[note]]This song was helped into the British pop charts in the week after Thatcher's death backed by a massive Internet campaign, much to the consternation of the BBC, who banned it from airplay. Thanks, Zonker![[/note]]
* Steve Bell's satirical ''ComicStrip/{{If}}'' went out of its way to savage her as a soul-less robot with no empathy or understanding.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' doujinshii ''From the New Earth, with Love'' has [[HotScientist a young and Moe-looking]] [[IWasQuiteALooker Thatcher]] as [[spoiler:one of the caretakers of England, who survived his DuelToTheDeath with America parallel to WorldWarTwo... only to fall in a coma due to his almost fatal injuries.]] She chats with America over some soft ice cream, and he asks her to step forward into politics; some pages later, her older self is featured as Prime Minister in TheEighties. [[spoiler:As she becomes a full-fledged leader, England finally recovers from his coma.]]
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* French comic ''Cupidon'' had Cupido unsuccessfully try to soften Margaret Thatcher for discussions, but all of his arrows just bounced off her. Ultimately, he shot her through one ear while a colleague of his held the other shut. The arrow stayed in this time and gave unexpected results: instead of ignoring her opponents, she ''[[FlippingTheBird flipped them off]]''. By Cupido's own admission, "better than nothing."
* Yuppie demons celebrate her reelection in an early issue of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' written by Jamie Delano, which also featured DaveMcKean's painting of a vampire-fanged Thatcher on the cover.
** England's political climate both during and post-Thatcher are heavy themes in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''. Many of the threats John Constantine has faced are, while not directly caused by Thatcher, certainly helped out by her politics. The rampant unemployment and economic depression during her tenure led to despair amongst the lower classes, prime breeding ground for evils that go bump in the night, for example.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' issue "To Be in England, in the Summertime", in which the team flies to London for the funeral of a John Constantine {{Expy}}, is a reflection on Thatcher's Britain and the fiction it produced. Jakita has...less than warm feelings towards Thatcher, which are obviously an echo of Warren Ellis; one of the points of the issue is the political climate that gave rise to a lot of the early VertigoComics.
-->'''Jakita''': She wanted concentration camps for AIDS victims, wanted to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 eradicate homosexuality even as an abstract concept]], made poor people [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Charge choose between eating and keeping their vote]], ran the most shameless vote-grabbing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War artificial war scam]] in fifty years...

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* French comic ''Cupidon'' had Cupido unsuccessfully try to soften Margaret Thatcher for discussions, but all of his arrows just bounced bounce off her. Ultimately, he shot shoots her through one ear while a colleague of his held holds the other shut. The arrow stayed stays in this time and gave gives unexpected results: instead of ignoring her opponents, she ''[[FlippingTheBird flipped flips them off]]''. By Cupido's own admission, "better than nothing."
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'':
**
Yuppie demons celebrate her reelection in an early issue of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' written by Jamie Delano, which also featured DaveMcKean's Creator/DaveMcKean's painting of a vampire-fanged Thatcher on the cover.
** England's political climate both during and post-Thatcher are heavy themes in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''.''Hellblazer''. Many of the threats John Constantine has faced are, while not directly caused by Thatcher, certainly helped out by her politics. The rampant unemployment and economic depression during her tenure led to despair amongst the lower classes, prime breeding ground for evils that go bump in the night, for example.
* ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'':
**
The ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' issue "To Be in England, in the Summertime", in which the team flies to London for the funeral of a John Constantine {{Expy}}, is a reflection on Thatcher's Britain and the fiction it produced. Jakita has... less than warm feelings towards Thatcher, which are obviously an echo of Warren Ellis; one of the points of the issue is the political climate that gave rise to a lot of the early VertigoComics.
-->'''Jakita''': --->'''Jakita:''' She wanted concentration camps for AIDS victims, wanted to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 eradicate homosexuality even as an abstract concept]], made poor people [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Charge choose between eating and keeping their vote]], ran the most shameless vote-grabbing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War artificial war scam]] in fifty years...



* She appears - though unnamed, it is very obviously her - in one of the eighties issues of ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' as one of Mesmero's therapy patients when he's trying to use his powers to go straight. She's depicted in a ridiculous but harmless light, dreaming of herself as Captain Britain and the TeamMum of the Excalibur team (the female members of whom are, for some reason, gender flipped), doing things like making sure they brushed their teeth and went to bed and reading them books like ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''.

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* She appears - -- though unnamed, it is very obviously her - -- in one of the eighties issues of ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' as one of Mesmero's therapy patients when he's trying to use his powers to go straight. She's depicted in a ridiculous but harmless light, dreaming of herself as Captain Britain and the TeamMum of the Excalibur team (the female members of whom are, for some reason, gender flipped), doing things like making sure they brushed their teeth and went to bed and reading them books like ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''.



** And yet she appears in ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'' in a much more sympathetic light, [[spoiler:as another small human, arguing for the free market against a godlike superhuman]].

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** * And yet she appears in ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'' in a much more sympathetic light, [[spoiler:as another small human, arguing for the free market against a godlike superhuman]].



--->'''Dredd:''' You! Close the Hall! Get everyone out! Dracula's in there!\\

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--->'''Dredd:''' ---->'''Dredd:''' You! Close the Hall! Get everyone out! Dracula's in there!\\



* In Creator/GarthEnnis' ''Comicbook/TheBoys'', her era takes place during Billy Butcher's formative years; he fought in the Falklands War and afterwards was a working schlub while her economic policies were in effect - and after Butcher's wife dies from bearing a fetus begat by being raped by a rogue superhuman, her administration is all but stated to be an ally of the BigBad MegaCorp, Vought-American.

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* In Creator/GarthEnnis' ''Comicbook/TheBoys'', ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', her era takes place during Billy Butcher's formative years; he fought in the Falklands War and afterwards was a working schlub while her economic policies were in effect - and after Butcher's wife dies from bearing a fetus begat by being raped by a rogue superhuman, her administration is all but stated to be an ally of the BigBad MegaCorp, Vought-American.



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* Margaret Thatcher is also made fun of in the ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strips parodying the Falklands War and the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana and the birth of their first son, William.
* ''ComicStrip/ShermansLagoon'': The lagoon was once infested by a giant singing clone of Music/BarryManilow, to which the government responded by sending "the toughest agent they could find"; Margaret Thatcher on water skis with a machine gun.
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' had two main comic strip parodies of the Thatcher years, one where she was identified with Rommel in a Desert Rats-inspired scenario, the other where she was 'the Maggon' to Neil Kinnock's ComicStrip/DanDare stand-in.
* The Daily Record's ''ComicStrip/AngusOg'' had Thatcher as a frequent target due to her (in)famous anti-Scottish stance. In one example her picture was rejected as a DartboardOfHate because it was felt her face might blunt the darts.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'''s Zonker Harris, who owns a British lordship, was once called to the House of Lords to help repeal one of Thatcher's tax laws. He proceeded to lead the lords in singing "Ding, dong, the witch is dead!"
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' doujinshii ''From the New Earth, with Love'' has [[HotScientist a young and Moe-looking]] [[IWasQuiteALooker Thatcher]] as [[spoiler:one of the caretakers of England, who survived his DuelToTheDeath with America parallel to WorldWarTwo... only to fall in a coma due to his almost fatal injuries.]] She chats with America over some soft ice cream, and he asks her to step forward into politics; some pages later, her older self is featured as Prime Minister in TheEighties. [[spoiler:As she becomes a full-fledged leader, England finally recovers from his coma.]]
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



-->'''Austin''': "Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!"
* Her IronLady image is PlayedForLaughs in the comedy ''Film/{{Water 1985}}''. Sir Malcolm Leveridge is having to explain to the PM how he let an American company get the sole rights to Cascara's mineral water. Thatcher is opening her mail at the time.
-->'''Sir Malcolm:''' And we do regret the somewhat disappointing revenue.
-->'''Thatcher:''' How much?
-->'''Sir Malcolm:''' Err...one cent per every hundred barrels-- ''(flung letter opener drills into the wall next to his head)''

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-->'''Austin''': "Margaret -->'''Austin:''' Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!"
day!
* Her IronLady image is PlayedForLaughs in the comedy ''Film/{{Water 1985}}''.''Film/{{Water|1985}}''. Sir Malcolm Leveridge is having to explain to the PM how he let an American company get the sole rights to Cascara's mineral water. Thatcher is opening her mail at the time.
-->'''Sir Malcolm:''' And we do regret the somewhat disappointing revenue.
-->'''Thatcher:'''
revenue.\\
'''Thatcher:'''
How much?
-->'''Sir
much?\\
'''Sir
Malcolm:''' Err...Err... one cent per every hundred barrels-- ''(flung (''flung letter opener drills into the wall next to his head)''head'')



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--->''[Image shows a shin]'' '''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-three: the shin.
--->''[Image shows Reginald Maudling, with an arrow pointing to his shin]'' '''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-four: Reginald Maudling's shin.
--->''[Image shows a brain]'' '''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-five: the brain.
--->''[Image shows Margaret Thatcher]'' '''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-six: Margaret Thatcher's brain. ''[An arrow points '''to her shin'''. Cue tremendous audience applause.]''
* She appears regularly (and highly derisively) in the British puppet satire series ''Series/SpittingImage''. The classic example from here involves her ordering a raw steak at a dinner with her Cabinet:
-->'''Waiter:''' What about the vegetables?\\
'''Thatcher:''' Oh, they'll have the same as me.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1jY5fYjV-U I did it My Way]]''

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--->''[Image -->(''Image shows a shin]'' shin'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-three: the shin.
--->''[Image
shin.\\
(''image
shows Reginald Maudling, with an arrow pointing to his shin]'' shin'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-four: Reginald Maudling's shin.
--->''[Image
shin.\\
(''image
shows a brain]'' brain'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-five: the brain.
--->''[Image
brain.\\
(''image
shows Margaret Thatcher]'' Thatcher'')\\
'''Cleese:''' Number Twenty-six: Margaret Thatcher's brain. ''[An brain.\\
(''an
arrow points '''to her shin'''. Cue shin''; cue tremendous audience applause.]''
* She appears regularly (and highly derisively) in the British puppet satire series ''Series/SpittingImage''. The classic example from here involves her ordering a raw steak at a dinner with her Cabinet:
-->'''Waiter:''' What about the vegetables?\\
'''Thatcher:''' Oh, they'll have the same as me.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1jY5fYjV-U I did it My Way]]''
applause'')



[[folder:Magazines]]
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye''[='=]s prime ministerial parody was ''The Dear Bill Letters'', in which Thatcher's husband Denis (presented, not entirely inaccurately, as something of a drinker) wrote letters on topical subjects to ancient Telegraph correspondent Bill Deedes.
** This led to a stage play and (separately) to a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum text adventure game, ''Denis Through the Drinking Glass''.
** They also had at least two comic strips in which she featured: ''Battle for Britain'', where "Herr Thachler" was a Rommel caricature commanding the Tories as stand-ins for the Nazi Afrika Corps in the North African Front of WorldWarII (while Labour were the British Desert Rats), and ''Dan Dire: Pilot of the Future?'', a ''ComicStrip/DanDare'' parody with Neil Kinnock as the title character and Thatcher as 'the Maggon', standing in for Dare's enemy the Mekon.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Margaret Thatcher is also made fun of in the ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strips parodying the Falklands War and the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana and the birth of their first son, William.
* ShermansLagoon was once infested by a giant singing clone of Music/BarryManilow, to which the government responded by sending "the toughest agent they could find"; Margaret Thatcher on water skis with a machine gun.
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' had two main comic strip parodies of the Thatcher years, one where she was identified with Rommel in a Desert Rats-inspired scenario, the other where she was 'the Maggon' to Neil Kinnock's ComicStrip/DanDare stand-in.
* The Daily Record's ''ComicStrip/AngusOg'' had Thatcher as a frequent target due to her (in)famous anti-Scottish stance. In one example her picture was rejected as a DartboardOfHate because it was felt her face might blunt the darts.
* Doonesbury 's Zonker Harris, who owns a British lordship, was once called to the House of Lords to help repeal one of Thatcher's tax laws. He proceeded to lead the lords in singing "Ding, dong, the witch is dead!"

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[[folder:Print Media]]
* Margaret Thatcher is also made fun of in the ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strips parodying the Falklands War and the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana and the birth of their first son, William.
* ShermansLagoon
''Magazine/PrivateEye''[='=]s prime ministerial parody was once infested by a giant singing clone of Music/BarryManilow, to ''The Dear Bill Letters'', in which the government responded by sending "the toughest agent they could find"; Margaret Thatcher on water skis with a machine gun.
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' had two main comic strip parodies of the Thatcher years, one where she was identified with Rommel in a Desert Rats-inspired scenario, the other where she was 'the Maggon' to Neil Kinnock's ComicStrip/DanDare stand-in.
* The Daily Record's ''ComicStrip/AngusOg'' had Thatcher as a frequent target due to her (in)famous anti-Scottish stance. In one example her picture was rejected as a DartboardOfHate because it was felt her face might blunt the darts.
* Doonesbury 's Zonker Harris, who owns a British lordship, was once called to the House of Lords to help repeal one of
Thatcher's tax laws. He proceeded husband Denis (presented, not entirely inaccurately, as something of a drinker) wrote letters on topical subjects to lead ancient Telegraph correspondent Bill Deedes.
** This led to a stage play and (separately) to a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum text adventure game, ''Denis Through
the lords Drinking Glass''.
** They also had at least two comic strips
in singing "Ding, dong, which she featured: ''Battle for Britain'', where "Herr Thachler" was a Rommel caricature commanding the witch is dead!"Tories as stand-ins for the Nazi Afrika Corps in the North African Front of WorldWarII (while Labour were the British Desert Rats), and ''Dan Dire: Pilot of the Future?'', a ''ComicStrip/DanDare'' parody with Neil Kinnock as the title character and Thatcher as 'the Maggon', standing in for Dare's enemy the Mekon.



[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* She appears regularly (and highly derisively) in the British puppet satire series ''Series/SpittingImage''. The classic example from here involves her ordering a raw steak at a dinner with her Cabinet:
-->'''Waiter:''' What about the vegetables?\\
'''Thatcher:''' Oh, they'll have the same as me.
[[/folder]]



* ''You Are Maggie Thatcher'' was a roleplaying game where you had to win the election in bizarre and hilarious manners.

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* ''You Are Maggie Thatcher'' was is a roleplaying game where you had have to win the election in bizarre and hilarious manners.



[[folder:Theatre]]
* The opening of the second act of ''BillyElliot'' is a song called 'Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher', an upbeat tune with lyrics celebrating that Christmas is "one day closer to [her] death." Not to mention that poor government policy is the whole reason the town's miners are on strike.

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[[folder:Theater]]
* The opening of the second act of ''BillyElliot'' ''Film/BillyElliot'' is a song called 'Merry "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher', Thatcher", an upbeat tune with lyrics celebrating that Christmas is "one day closer to [her] death." Not to mention that poor government policy is the whole reason the town's miners are on strike.



** During an [[GTARadio radio interview]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', the StrawFeminist character mistakenly names Thatcher alongside Reagan and Gorbachev while ranting about how everything was being run by men.

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** During an [[GTARadio [[Radio/GTARadio radio interview]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', the StrawFeminist character mistakenly names Thatcher alongside Reagan and Gorbachev while ranting about how everything was being run by men.



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25th Dec '15 6:20:50 PM FF32
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** During ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'', one of the DJs on Wave 103 (the New Wave station), [[IAmVeryBritish Trish Camden]], mentions Thatcher pejoratively. Adam First, her co-worker, comes off in contrast as very much a Thatcherite.

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** During ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'', one of the DJs [=DJs=] on Wave 103 (the New Wave station), [[IAmVeryBritish Trish Camden]], mentions Thatcher pejoratively. Adam First, her co-worker, comes off in contrast as very much a Thatcherite.
15th Nov '15 11:48:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' casts Thatcher as a [[{{Demonization}} literal monster]] who loves two things; [[CargoShip nuclear weapons]] and RonaldReagan.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' casts Thatcher as a [[{{Demonization}} literal monster]] who loves two things; [[CargoShip nuclear weapons]] and RonaldReagan.UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan.
15th Oct '15 3:39:19 PM AllenbysEyes
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* Somewhat less crude is Music/TearsForFears' "Sowing the Seeds of Love," which encourages Britons to kick out the "grannie politician with [her] high ideals" and accuses her of "destroying any hope of democracy."

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* Somewhat less crude is Music/TearsForFears' "Sowing the Seeds of Love," which encourages Britons to kick out the "grannie politician with [her] high ideals" and accuses her of "destroying "smashing any hope of democracy."
14th Oct '15 2:42:52 PM AllenbysEyes
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* Somewhat less crude is Music/TearsForFears' "Sowing the Seeds of Love," which encourages Britons to kick out the "grannie politician with [her] high ideals" and accuses her of "destroying any hope of democracy."
30th Sep '15 7:32:58 PM PaulA
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* Kim Newman's ''Literature/{{Temps}}'' story "Pitbull Brittan" parodies the Thatcher government's handling of the Miners' Strike by depicting it as a battle against a sinister international conspiracy of the type seen in xenophobic pulp adventure stories like ''BulldogDrummond''. Margaret Thatcher makes several appearances in the story, and something unpleasant happens to her at the end.

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* Kim Newman's Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/{{Temps}}'' story "Pitbull Brittan" parodies the Thatcher government's handling of the Miners' Strike by depicting it as a battle against a sinister international conspiracy of the type seen in xenophobic pulp adventure stories like ''BulldogDrummond''. ''Literature/BulldogDrummond''. Margaret Thatcher makes several appearances in the story, and something very unpleasant happens to her at the end.
18th Jul '15 12:14:32 PM johnnyfog
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