Saturday, 13 June 2009

Political Comedy Week - Spitting Image

A throwback to the 80s, Spitting Image was a satirical puppet program which ran for much of the 1980s and 90s. Never equalled since in both its cutting and often crude satirism and occasional moments of deep comments on our society.

The program made many heavy criticisms of the Thatcher and then Major governments in it's time and provided entertainment to a huge audience.
It politicized a great mass of people in its time, even if just by turning government ministers into slugs and cyborgs.

This particular clip mocks Maggie Thatcher's policy of selling council houses to the tune of 'Our house' by Madness.

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