History YMMV / SpittingImage

19th Nov '16 6:47:47 PM YZQ
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** A recurring joke on the show was to depict Pope John Paul II as a guitar playing rock 'n' roller. Then in 2015 Pope Francis [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQFjADahUKEwjLjcGz3pzIAhUFcD4KHf9fDFo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rollingstone.com%2Fmusic%2Fnews%2Fpope-francis-to-release-pop-rock-album-wake-up-20150925&usg=AFQjCNFdmk9FOkaCbejE8coJcK6LE5wqyw announced plans to release a rock album.]]

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** A recurring joke on the show was to depict Pope John Paul II as a guitar playing rock 'n' roller. Then in 2015 2015, Pope Francis [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQFjADahUKEwjLjcGz3pzIAhUFcD4KHf9fDFo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rollingstone.com%2Fmusic%2Fnews%2Fpope-francis-to-release-pop-rock-album-wake-up-20150925&usg=AFQjCNFdmk9FOkaCbejE8coJcK6LE5wqyw announced plans to release a rock album.]]]]
**Rod Stewart's penis nose becomes more funny when one considers that after the show ended, he continued to have children well into his ''60''s [[note]] That's both his kids with third wife Penny Lancaster[[/note]].
29th Sep '15 10:14:50 AM CrashDavis
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** A recurring joke on the show was to depict Pope John Paul II as a guitar playing rock 'n' roller. Then in 2015 Pope Francis [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQFjADahUKEwjLjcGz3pzIAhUFcD4KHf9fDFo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rollingstone.com%2Fmusic%2Fnews%2Fpope-francis-to-release-pop-rock-album-wake-up-20150925&usg=AFQjCNFdmk9FOkaCbejE8coJcK6LE5wqyw announced plans to release a rock album.]]
8th Jul '15 7:00:10 AM Alfred442
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** In 1988, when the Shadow Chancellor John Smith suffered a near-fatal heart attack, a sketch was run showing Neil Kinnock (who was depicted as fearing Smith was a rival for the Labour Party leadership) visiting him in hospital advising him to take up smoking and eat lots of lard. This sketch becomes less funny after 1994 when John Smith suffered another heart attack that this time proved fatal.

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** In 1988, when the Shadow Chancellor John Smith suffered a near-fatal heart attack, a sketch was run showing Neil Kinnock (who was depicted as fearing regarding Smith was as a potential rival for the Labour Party leadership) visiting him in hospital advising him to take up smoking and eat lots of lard. This sketch becomes became less funny after 1994 when John Smith suffered another heart attack that this time proved fatal.ultimately killed him.
8th Jul '15 6:57:52 AM Alfred442
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** In 1988, when the Shadow Chancellor John Smith suffered a near-fatal heart attack, a sketch was run showing Neil Kinnock (who was depicted as fearing Smith was a rival for the Labour Party leadership) visiting him in hospital advising him to take up smoking and eat lots of lard. This sketch becomes less funny after 1994 when John Smith suffered another heart attack that this time proved fatal.
21st Feb '15 12:30:35 AM Patachou
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The sketch that had Margaret Thatcher wandering an empty House of Commons is regarded as a very moving piece of writing and probably the only time when they showed her any sympathy. It was seen by two Tory [=MPs=], friends of [[PrivateEye Ian Hislop]], who were so touched by it that they voted to keep her as party leader in the ballot when they previously planned on abstaining. Although this wasn't enough to save her from the axe, their votes proved to be the decider in tipping the scale towards a second round of ballots. So in over a decade, the writers actually did more to keep Maggie in power than they ever did to get rid of her.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The sketch that had Margaret Thatcher wandering an empty House of Commons is regarded as a very moving piece of writing and probably the only time when they showed her any sympathy. It was seen by two Tory [=MPs=], friends of [[PrivateEye [[Magazine/PrivateEye Ian Hislop]], who were so touched by it that they voted to keep her as party leader in the ballot when they previously planned on abstaining. Although this wasn't enough to save her from the axe, their votes proved to be the decider in tipping the scale towards a second round of ballots. So in over a decade, the writers actually did more to keep Maggie in power than they ever did to get rid of her.



** RonaldReagan being portrayed as completely oblivious (and extremely forgetful), years before it was revealed he had the early signs of dementia at the time.
** The sketch where Jimmy Savile is portrayed as a dangerous psychotic has become not so funny, following allegations that he molested and raped schoolgirls.

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** RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan being portrayed as completely oblivious (and extremely forgetful), years before it was revealed he had the early signs of dementia at the time.
** The sketch where Jimmy Savile Creator/JimmySavile is portrayed as a dangerous psychotic has become not so funny, following allegations that he molested and raped schoolgirls.



** LampshadeHanging, coupled with a bit of a TakeThatAudience, in a {{Mockumentary}} about ''SpittingImage'' itself: "''Spitting Image'' [[BlatantLies began in 1888]], and even then, it wasn't nearly as good as it used to be."

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** LampshadeHanging, coupled with a bit of a TakeThatAudience, in a {{Mockumentary}} about ''SpittingImage'' ''Spitting Image'' itself: "''Spitting Image'' [[BlatantLies began in 1888]], and even then, it wasn't nearly as good as it used to be."



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* UncannyValleyUncannyValley: Those puppets became far more realistically looking as the seasons went on, with blinking eyes and puppeteers walking around with puppet heads on their own body for scenes that required such actions.
6th Feb '15 9:53:49 AM RAraya
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** The economic cycle has ensured that a great wodge of early-90s sketches and songs about falling house prices, currency devaluation, and economic recession have become just as relevant today.

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** A RunningGag featured the Chancellor of the Exchequer panicking over a crisis he allegedly caused. In RealLife, Nigel Lawson enthusiastically supported the infamous "poll tax" which led to a near-economic collapse in 1989.
** The economic cycle has ensured that a great wodge of early-90s the 1989-1994 sketches and songs about falling house prices, currency devaluation, and economic recession have become just as relevant today.



** The Social Democracts contending that they could be part of the ''two''-party system with the Tories ''and'' with Labour is pretty funny when their successors, the ''Liberal'' Democrats, ended up doing exactly that by forming a coalition with the Tories.

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** The Social Democracts Democrats contending that they could be part of the ''two''-party system with the Tories ''and'' with Labour is pretty funny when their successors, the ''Liberal'' Democrats, ended up doing exactly that by forming a coalition with the Tories.
4th Sep '14 6:20:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: Mary Whitehouse partakes in this.
-->"Hello, I'm Mary Whitehouse. I didn't actually see Spitting Image last week, but it was disgusting!"
3rd Apr '14 8:06:13 AM VonClutch
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Almost every single song composed by Philip Pope, but mainly [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ1rjRVs_7M Pinstripe Wizard]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccM4wVgZN9o Chicken Song]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA1ePzf99vI Kill An Estate Agent Today]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZIV4tQ63tM Santa Clause On The Dole]] and last but not least [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBzHTcYGK8Y Original Theme Tune]].
20th Feb '14 9:19:36 AM OneEyedDragon
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** RonaldReagan being portrayed as completely oblivious (and extremely forgetful).
** The sketch where Jimmy Savile is portrayed as a dangerous psychotic has been become not so funny, following allegations that he molested and raped schoolgirls.

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** RonaldReagan being portrayed as completely oblivious (and extremely forgetful).
forgetful), years before it was revealed he had the early signs of dementia at the time.
** The sketch where Jimmy Savile is portrayed as a dangerous psychotic has been become not so funny, following allegations that he molested and raped schoolgirls.
20th Feb '14 9:17:57 AM OneEyedDragon
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** The Nigella Lawson puppet that pops up in 1986 (her dad's puppet in drag) before anyone knew [[HelloNurse what she actually looked like]].

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** The Nigella Lawson puppet that pops up in 1986 (her dad's puppet in drag) before anyone knew [[HelloNurse what she actually looked like]].like]].
** The Social Democracts contending that they could be part of the ''two''-party system with the Tories ''and'' with Labour is pretty funny when their successors, the ''Liberal'' Democrats, ended up doing exactly that by forming a coalition with the Tories.
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