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In the days of Healey and Thatcher, Reagan and even Tony Blair, "Spitting Image" was a weekly Political satire, and it's passing is still mourned.

Some of the humour is uniquely British, but much of it will cross the Pond in style.

It is thought that, following the cancellation of the Series, some politicians even bought the puppets made in their own images.

Sit back and enjoy a compilation

This show ran from 1984 to 1996 covering such events as the Reagan Presidency, various Royal Family events and Margret Thatcher's tenure in No. 10, Downing Street. It was around for the ascent of Tony Blair.

The show leaves an enduring legacy of British Political Satire at it's very finest.

We open with a little "Global Conflict".

Now that's settled, let's introduce President Reagan:

His successor made a few appearances, here is one:

Religion featured regularly, and was not treated in a favourable manner:

and this:

Margret Thatcher had her whole tenure recorded for posterity:

Even James Bond got in on the act:

And the Royal Family were not immune:

Her Majesty the Queen:

Tony Blair was not left out either:

And now ... we roll the final credits:

That last video is regarded by many as "Spitting Image's Finest Hour".

Many more available. Google is your friend.

Originally posted to Every Part of You Belongs to You on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 06:31 AM PST.

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