Spitting Image Series 1-7 (11 DVDs) at dvdgold.co.uk £25.99
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Spitting Image Series 1-7 (11 DVDs) at dvdgold.co.uk £25.99

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Found 30th Sep 2013Made hot 1st Oct 2013
For those of a certain age relive the best satirical show ITV had to offer long before the X Factor. Next best price is Amazon at just over £30. The complete series 1-7 of the groundbreaking 1980s satirical puppet show. No target was safe from the series' gunsights: Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet, the opposition, the Liberals, Ronald Reagan, the Pope and the Royal Family could all find themselves up for a painful ribbing on any given programme. The series was worked around the current week's news stories and featured a number of famous impressionists, including Chris Barrie, Rory Bremner, Phil Cornwell, Steve Coogan, John Culshaw, Harry Enfield and Kate Robbins.

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I already own this, but that's a good price.

Hold a chicken in the air,
Stick a deckchair up your nose....

Fly a jumbo jet...and bury all your clothes.

Stick the current torrie muppets in there and I might buy it.

More peas please Norma

3 weeks at number 1, I seem to remember.
Wouldn't happen in today's world of boy bands and the like.

Anyone remember the B-side "I've never met a nice South African". ?

Spitting Image was brilliant, but I don't think it could happen in the same way in today's politically correct world.

HOT

BigAde

Anyone remember the B-side "I've never met a nice South African". ?



I made the mistake of mentioning that song to a workmate, who was south african. I tried to gloss over it, but in the end had to give him a copy. He was horrified!

And today's hymn...
"You couldn't meet a nicer bloke than God; with the possible exception of Frank Bough..."

Ah, "The president's brain is missing" and all those gems! It's right on my birthday list!!

Yes, I remember the "Never met a nice South African" ended with "Couldn't put a better bit of Botha on you're knife!"
Edited by: "arithon68" 1st Oct 2013

BigAde

3 weeks at number 1, I seem to remember.Wouldn't happen in today's world … 3 weeks at number 1, I seem to remember.Wouldn't happen in today's world of boy bands and the like.Anyone remember the B-side "I've never met a nice South African".



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arithon68

And today's hymn..."You couldn't meet a nicer bloke than God; with the … And today's hymn..."You couldn't meet a nicer bloke than God; with the possible exception of Frank Bough..."Ah, "The president's brain is missing" and all those gems! It's right on my birthday list!!Yes, I remember the "Never met a nice South African" ended with "Couldn't put a better bit of Botha on you're knife!"



Some classic lyrics (I still have the single somewhere)

I've had a Close Encounter of the 22nd Kind....that's where an alien spaceship disappears up your behind

I've travelled this old world of ours from Barnsley to Peru
I've had sunshine in the arctic and a swim in Tinbuktu
I've seen unicorns in Burma and a Yetti in Nepal
And I've danced with ten foot pygmies in a Montezuma hall
I've met the King of China and a working Yorkshire miner
But I've never met a nice South African.

No he's never met a nice South African
And that's not bloody surprising man
'Cause we're a bunch of arrogant b***tards
Who hate black people

I once got served in Woolies aften less than four week's wait
I had lunch with Rowan Atkinson when he paid and wasn't late
I know a public swimming bath where they don't **** in the pool
I know a guy who got a job straight after leaving school
I've met a normal merman and a fairly modest German
But I've never met a nice South African.

No he's never met a nice South African
And that's not bloody surprising man
'Cause we're a bunch of talentless murderers
Who smell like baboons

I've had a close encounter of the twenty-second kind
That's when an alien spaceship disappears up your behind
I got directory enquiries after less than forty rings
I've even heard a decent song by Paul McCartney's Wings
I've seen a flying pig in a quite convincing wig
But I've never met a nice South African.

No he's never met a nice South African
And that's not bloody surprising man
'Cause we're a bunch of ignorant loudmouths
With no sense of humour - ha ha

I've met the Loch Ness monster and he looks like Fred Astaire
At the BBC in London he's the chief commissionaire
I know a place in Glasgow which is rife with daffodillies
I met a man in Katmandu who claimed to have two willies
I've had a nice pot noodle but I've never had a poodle
And I've never met a nice South African.

No he's never met a nice South African
And that's not bloody surprising man
Because we've never met one either
Except for Breyten Breytenbach and he's emigrated to Paris. (farts)

Yes he's quite a nice South African
And he's hardly ever killed anyone
And he's not smelly at all.
That's why they put him prison.
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 1st Oct 2013

The President's Brain is Missing was brilliant. I also loved it when they did "The Ronnie & Nancy Show".

I am of that age I remember. It'd be illegal now! As is decent music. Talking of which. There was a skit where they sang "Is it me or is music today utter [email protected]" but I can't find that on youtube. However th price is showing £35 or am I doing summat won. Also - is this the definite COMPLETE collection? Thanks!

£34.99

still a decent price.

Was tempted at £26 but not at £35. I suspect a lot of the jokes have not stood the test of time as they were spefici to the news at the time. Required viewing at the time though!

Great show for the most part - not sure what the connection with the bloody X factor is though - they couldn't be more different...

The x factor is satirical?
I thought it was pathetic, desperate people singing and dancing?
Like a karaoke Jeremy kyle show?
How wrong was I, think I'll watch an episode as I enjoy satire.
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