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* ''SpittingImage''. In the 1980s the puppet-based satire show was the most important topical comedy show in Britain. Now it's almost totally forgotten except as a relic of TheEighties. However, its writers and voice actors went on to do things like ''Series/RedDwarf'' and ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''. Some of us, however still see those puppets in our nightmares.
* In France, ''Le Bébête Show'' went the exact same way, except that their puppets were based upon Jim Henson's ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet Show]]''. Lasted for ten years or so, before being declared too lame to live, especially because of the comparison between them and their concurrent ''Series/LesGuignolsDeLInfo'', which rose a few years ago on another network.
* ''Les Guignols'' itself started in the beginning of the nineties, following the very same concept of ''Spitting Image'', and is still aired. Slowly dying of {{flanderization}} after the successive departures of Benoît Delépine and, some years after, Bruno Gaccio, who both were a LOT sharper in their writing.
* ''DCFollies'', an American show based on the same idea.

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