Deader Than Disco / Puppet Shows

  • France's Le Bébête Show, even though their puppets were based upon Jim Henson's 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 Les Guignols de l'info, which rose a few years ago on another network.
  • Les Guignols Del Info 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.