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Spitting Image to return on BritBox

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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Needed more belly laughs for me. I found some of it quite bizarre and didn't entirely understand the joke in some of the sketches.


Out of interest, what jokes did you not get?
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Jon posted:
What was the actual music used?


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deejay Oxford
Needed more belly laughs for me. I found some of it quite bizarre and didn't entirely understand the joke in some of the sketches.


Out of interest, what jokes did you not get?


Actually I really can’t remember and I’m not sure I can be bothered to watch it again. I will try the next episode though. I just remember thinking that some sketches just didn’t work for me. It is highly likely this was also the case with the original spitting image. Most sketch shows have highs and lows, and even shows considered comedy gold often contain a reasonable number of less successful sketches (this is skewed in public memory by the same sketches shown over and over again in compilation shows rather than whole series repeated verbatim).
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Britbox has already recommissioned Spitting Image to run for a second series in Autumn 2021.
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Series 1 and 2 were both commissioned together.
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Surely Spitting Image will air on ITV after Series 1 has concluded? It would be madness if ITV did not cash in, and have them air on ITV or ITV 2 maybe in a few weeks?
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JKDerry Recently warned UTV Newsline
For people commenting that they feel they need to expand on the traits and personalities - the original Spitting Image did a great job, here is just a few I remember:

Kenneth Baker, Tory Home Secretary and Education Secretary was portrayed as a slug, slimey

Douglas Hurd, the Foreign Secretary was portrayed with a Mr Whippy ice cream styled hair and a Dalek voice

Willie Whitelaw, the Tory grandee always had fluffy eyebrows and wore a Scottish tartan dressing gown

Margaret Thatcher was always seen in a men's suit, using the men's toilets and chomping on cigars like Churchill

Roy Hattersley from Labour was always spitting huge amounts whenever he talked

Prince Charles had massive ears which moved on their own, with Princess Diana's clothes always changing every few seconds

The Queen Mother was a racing addict, spent a fortune on betting, was having a fling with jockey Lester Piggott and had a Birmingham accent, and was common, which explained why the Queen Mother rarely spoke in public

Alistair Burnet the ITN News reader was a smarmy royalist, always licking up to them and was nicknamed "Arselicker Burnet" by Private Eye magazine

Those are the few I remember, they were fantastic at their peak.
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Surprised it won’t be on the US version of Britbox?
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Surprised it won’t be on the US version of Britbox?

NBC useless again, Never Broadcast Comedy
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Surprised it won’t be on the US version of Britbox?


Why would America need Spitting Image? It's pretty toothless and they have much better satire anyway.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
JCB posted:



Surprised it won’t be on the US version of Britbox?


Why would America need Spitting Image? It's pretty toothless and they have much better satire anyway.


Like the comedy free zone that is SNL?
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JCB posted:



Surprised it won’t be on the US version of Britbox?


Why would America need Spitting Image? It's pretty toothless and they have much better satire anyway.


Like the comedy free zone that is SNL?


Nope. Trevor Noah, John Oliver Samantha Bee ect all do more thoughtful satire with more bite. Spitting Image barely rises above "Trump is orange LOL"

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