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Pants wettingly funny British TV series that started up in the early eighties and eventually ended in the late nineties, but not before humiliating hundreds of talented celebrities and politicians. The use of puppets enabled them to get away with things that other shows just couldn't.

Despite most of the sketches insulting Maggie, one famous sketch portrayed her in a sympathetic light; where she walked an empty House of Commons. This moved two of Ian Hislop's friends to vote for Thatcher rather then abstain.

Spitting Image also released Crapston Villas on Channel 4 during the 1990s, A similar show portraying the everyday life of British people.