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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

46 Seasons of Saturday Night Live on Peacock ! - FREE !

All the episodes of Saturday Night Live - FREE - on Peacock ! https://www.peacocktv.com/.../saturda.../8885992813767211112 Land of Gorch ( Jim Henson's Muppets ) , Mr. Bill , Robert Smigel's TV Funhouse, Sean Connery teasing the life out of Alex Trebek in those hilarious Celebrity Jeopardy parodies, and Jerry Rubin of The Yippies making a reference of turning YUPPIE selling out on Wallpaper in episode 2. Also Kenan Thompson from All That and Kenan & Kel being a regular cast member on Saturday Night Life for awhile now.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sesame Street - Five Jive


5 more days until Street Gang : The Documentary becomes available on digital. 

According to Muppet Wiki, this is from 1991 ( Season 23 : 1991 - 1992 ). The 1990s ( when the show's seasons were in the 20s ) was around the end of Classic Old School Sesame Street and the start of the change of the show's entertainment quality. Jim Henson's final season was Season 21. Richard Hunt's final season was Season 22. Tough Pigs mentioned how Season 25 was the indicator of the show's change in format as well as season 30 due to trying to keep up with the competition of other educational shows for kids like Barney & Friends which took a different approach then Sesame Street ever did. Elmo went from just one of the monsters to becoming a main character. When he first became a character, his personality was very similar to the short lived girl version of Cookie Monster named " Deena " who just wanted to play all the time to the point of being impulsive and causing problems to other characters. lol Then by the early 1990s, he became more Big Bird, child-like. Maybe it was around the time of Tickle Me Elmo but he became a younger character afterwords. It's true that Sesame Street is an educational show for kids but there used to be this great entertainment quality aspect to it. And as a fan of Old School Classic Sesame Street, I'm very excited about seeing this documentary. :) In my opinion, this is WAY better than the current one which seems to me like "Play With Me Sesame" level now, sort of. But I'm just expressing this as a Classic Jim Henson Muppet fan. :) I agree with Frank Oz who of course prefers the original version, where it used to be hip for adults. Often the original Muppet crew would describe The Muppet Show as being Adult / Family and Sesame Street as Kid / Family. And that's something The Muppets tried to revive which was Family Entertainment with quality entertainment. Jim Henson grew up in the 1940s / 1950s when entertainment and cartoons didn't have such a strict rating system and audience division like there is today with the entertainment industry. Unfortunately most people have that consumer mindset. Even YouTube has that COPPA law thing where people need to separate their videos for kids or for adults. Anyway, I'm very excited to see this documentary. It looks AWESOME ! :)

Friday, April 23, 2021

Behind the Scenes facts about the film Let The Show Go On… ( Regardless ...


Behind the Scenes facts and Did You Know trivia about the short film
“ Let The Show Go On… ( Regardless ) ( 2021 ) “ by Erica Crooks.

The film was a submission to the 48hr Puppet Film Project ( 2021 ) .

Check out the film right here. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaAGyOkOq6A

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Steve Nallon ( Spitting Image ) Interview 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

How The Royal Family Used TV To Change Their Image (And How TV Pushed Ba...


Rare Roger Law ( Spitting Image ) Interview from 1992. Also footage of Spitting Image caricaturist Pablo Bach. #SpittingImage #SpittingImagePuppets #RogerLaw #PabloBach #Caricature #Caricatures #satirist #satirists #puppetry #politicalsatire

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Let The Show Go On... ( Regardless ) ( 2021 ) by Erica Crooks


Let The Show Go On… ( Regardless ) ( 2021 ) by Erica Crooks


Puppetry Short Film Submission for The 48hr Puppet Film Project ( LA Guild of Puppetry )


Featuring the cast from The Erica Crooks Show.


Barney The Hand and his performance arts friends rent a community theater venue to put on a theatrical production with.

Unfortunately they soon discover that the owner has taken advantage of them and commits hate crime against them.

While taking a walk to the craft store to calm his nerves, he meets a like minded artist who shares his wisdom about artistic expression and life.


The film was a submission to the 48hr Puppet Film Project ( 2021 ) .

From start to finish April 9th - April 11th 6pm PT / 9pm ET.

Inspired by the ideas of

Theme: GRATITUDE

Object: WOOD

Action: LAUGHING


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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The real Trial of the Chicago 7, 1969


Harpo Marxist / John Lennonist = What Abbie Hoffman calls Anarchism #abbiehoffman #yippies #theyippies #60s #1960s #leftist #leftists #anticapitalist #anticapitalism #youthinternationalparty #theyouthinternationalparty

Sesame Street: I Wish I Had A Friend to Play With Song


The trailer to the Street Gang documentary ( coming out May 7th ) featured a behind the scenes look at this 1980s classic. :)

Street Gang - Official Trailer


May 7th

Monday, April 5, 2021

Rare Spitting Image John Cole Promo ( 1986 )

Rare Spitting Image John Cole Promo ( 1986 )
https://youtu.be/CL6BJ9sQaN0?t=260
#SpittingImage #SpittingImagePuppets #RogerLaw #IanHislop #satire #caricature #caricatures #puppetry #ChrisBarrie #80s #1980s

Friday, April 2, 2021

Spitting Image (1984) - Series 1, Episode 12 | Full Episode


The legendary final episode of series 1 of Spitting Image ( 1984 ) has been uploaded. This was originally intended to be the last and final episode of the show. The show would continue until 1996 with 12 years and 18 series, and then returning in 2020 with two series. The second series of Britbox Spitting Image starts this fall. Britbox Spitting Image is even more distant from 1980s Spitting Image than 1990s Spitting Image is. 

This features Sting singing the Spitting Image parody lyrics for "Every Breath You Take" which they called "Every Bomb You Drop".
This would be one of the biggest highlights of Spitting Image history.

#spittingimage #spittingimagepuppets #rogerlaw #sting #satire #satirists #ianhislop #nicknewman #leftist #leftism #1980s #80s

Sunday, March 21, 2021

30 Years of Spitting Image joining Phil Collins and Genesis with The Land of Confusion music video in 1986

30 Years of Spitting Image joining Phil Collins and Genesis with The Land of Confusion music video in 1986. 



Yes, Spitting Image is a show ( 1984 - 1996 ) ( 2020 - current ) 


And the Genesis Land of Confusion Spitting Image music video happened because Spitting Image satirized Phil Collins https://spittingimage.fandom.com/wiki/Hello,_You_Must_Be_Going  . And that didn't stop Spitting Image from doing it after the music video either.


The other puppets for the band members of Genesis would be recycled as stock puppets through out the rest of the show's original run.


#spittingimage #spittingimageat30 #spittingimagepuppets #rogerlaw #spittingimage30 #landofconfusion #caricature #Genesis #PhilCollins

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Peter Harris: Tributes for one of TV's best loved directors | ITV News


Louise Gold & Steve Nallon interviewed for a tribute to The Muppet Show & Spitting Image director Peter Harris. #peterharris #peterharrisrip #themuppetshow #muppetshow #muppetshow45 #themuppetshow45 #spittingimage #spittingimageat30 #spittingimage30 #spittingimagepuppets #rogerlaw #itv #britishtelevision #film #television #televisionprododuction #production #televisiondirector #director

Monday, March 15, 2021

Pepe Le Pew has been retired / fired / CANCELED by CANCEL CULTURE ( satire )




It's sad that Pepe Le Pew has been officially announced as retired / banned by Warner Bros. He's a satirical character. He's a romantic who's probably watched many romantic movies and read many romance novels but lacks experience in relationships and no one ever told him about boundaries, consent, respect, etc.

Today's culture seems different. Satire & Slapstick Comedy doesn't seem to be as popular as it used to be.
I love it because I feel artistically and creatively that it relates to this quote.
" Art Should Disturb The Comfortable And Comfort The Disturbed. "

I don't think any of this reinforces crime and abuse. It's satire. But culture is different now. It's very commodity focused rather than about life in my opinion.

Not everything is for everyone, not everyone can find this kind of humor healing. We all heal differently. Spiritually, through music, etc.

The world needs love, but we live in a world of hate, fear, sadness & pain unfortunately.

I don't think reform, commodifying, trusting people in power is going to solve anything. Fred Hampton talked about Class Conscious. The root cause of all political problems has the same pattern which is hierarchical power over others. If people got along horizontally socially, the world would be a better place. And when people live happier lives, people can laugh more. :)
Still, satire sometimes needs to do it's duty because that's what satire does. And satire is often a misunderstood art form.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Cancel Culture on Pepe Le Pew & Miss Piggy





It's been an interesting week. I was wondering how would Miss Piggy & Pepe Le Pew respond to the Cancel Culture controversies surrounding them. ;) I'm very happy that the originals are available on the streaming services but unfortunately there's people reacting to them negatively. There's this strong demand for "positive media representation" in characters. And to me, this explains why many favorites in pop culture history aren't as good as the originals in my opinion. Many comedy characters were satirical. But today, people think such characters are negatively reinforcing crime & abuse. And unfortunately, it's nothing new because satire has always been controversial & misunderstood. And the thing is satire and slapstick comedy has been apart of cartoons and puppetry just as long as the art form's existence in history. To me, it's artist tradition. I wish there was more cultural appreciation. But instead, art is looked at as a commodity, instead of what art and entertainment really is about. A reflection on life and the hard working, creative and talented people behind it as well as the fun and love they put into what they love to do. :)

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross and Spitting Image - Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria! ( 1988 )


Spitting Image victim Stephen Fry presents Spitting Image victims to their Spitting Images in rare appearance from 1988. Well, isn't most things from the original Spitting Image rare now a days. #SpittingImage #SpittingImagePuppets #RogerLaw #caricature #caricatures #antiestablishment #satire

Monday, March 8, 2021

Remembering Emma Goldman on International Woman's Day


One of the most inspirational political philosophers, and feminists in not only American history but world history, and she's rarely ever talked about. Probably because she was thrown out of America. Probably because she was an Anarchist. Probably because she was a truth teller. Probably because she was a woman who spoke out her mind because she knew in her heart and in her intuition that it was the right thing to do even if she was standing alone at times. Remembering Emma Goldman.

HAPPY 25th Anniversary to The Muppet Show of the 1990s " Muppets Tonight " !


HAPPY 25th Anniversary to The Muppet Show of the 1990s " Muppets Tonight " ! #MuppetsTonight #MuppetsTonight25 #Muppets #BrianHenson #JimHensonProductions #1990s #90s

Thursday, March 4, 2021

September 20, 1987: MAD Magazine turns 60!

ITV - Spitting Image Promo 1989.


What Footballers think of " Spitting Image " featuring Jon Glover ( Spitting Image promo 1989 ) ( Unfortunately the video / audio quality is basically someone recording their monitor but it's still rare. Isn't most things from the original Spitting Image. ) #SpittingImage #JonGlover

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Spitting Image : Neil Kinnock & Roy Hattersley ( 1988 Telethon ITV promo )


Spitting Image : Neil Kinnock & Roy Hattersley ( 1988 Telethon ITV promo )
#spittingimage #spittingimagepuppets #rogerlaw #chrisbarrie #stevenallon 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Erica Crooks Shorts ( 2007 - 2018 ) Trailer


Erica Crooks Short Films ( 2007 - 2018 ) Trailer

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Should The Left And Right Unite?

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Muppet Show Disney+ Disclaimer Controversy


( The following contains commentary on the controversy and contains no copyright material ) .

Fans of Jim Henson's Muppets & many Pop Culture fans alike were exited and pleased with The Walt Disney Company's decision to upload The Muppet Show to Disney+ recently. Especially when it's been between 10 - 15 years since the original release of The Muppet Show DVDs and over a decade wait for a release of The Muppet Show seasons 4 & 5. 

Unfortunately ( at the time of the recording of this blog video ) several songs have been edited out due to not clearing the copyright in time as well as two episodes are missing from Season 5 which are the Brooke Shields episode ( aka Alice In Wonderland themed episode ) and the Chris Langham episode. Despite the fact that the Chris Langham episode is one of the funniest episodes of The Muppet Show ever produced and Chris Langham being a writer of The Muppet Show from seasons 3 - 5, a writer for The Muppet Show special " The Muppets Go To The Movies " as well as writing and appearing on The Jim Henson Hour's MuppeTelevision, as well as appearing in an episode of Bottom and playing the role of Leftist George Orwell in a Dramatic Documentary based on actual writings and interviews of Leftist George Orwell, Chris Langham unfortunately has committed abuse crimes against humanity which has since damaged his reputation.

Disney+ has also added the following disclaimer on The Muppet Show.

" “ Content Advisory

This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or culture. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge it’s harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.

Disney is committed to created stories with inspirational and aspirational themes
That reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe.

To learn more about how stories have impacted society visit : www.Disney.com/StoriesMatter “ "

Many people understand due to cultural prejudices that were a product of the society at the time the 40 - 45 year old episodes of The Muppet Show were produced.

On the other hand, there has been many reactionary rages against the disclaimer which seem very right wing in the negative and false beliefs that Political Correctness & Social Justices ruins comedy and violates Free Speech.

Fox has even called The Muppets " Communist ".

Ironically the right hasn't complained about the many political satires against right wing politics including Sam The Eagle and The Villains of The Muppet Musicians of Bremen. 

And even though The Muppets and the people behind them aren't specifically " Communist ",
there are strong themes of community solidarity & direct action through out the history of The Muppets.
Especially the fact that on Fraggle Rock, Fraggles lead themselves and the rulers of the universe " The Gorgs " are so full of their own Ego to bother Governing anyone or anything.

However, what if the vaguely and strangely worded disclaimer also means that The Muppets themselves are considered " negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people " which explains why the new stuff under the " Disney's Muppets " name is very different from " Jim Henson's Muppets " from the 1970s.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Jim Henson is an INFP

 One of my favorite parts about Jim Henson : The Biography by Brian Jay Jones is how it mentions that Jim Henson took the MBTI ( Myers Briggs Personality Test ) & resulted as " Idealist " ( aka INFP ) . As an INFP myself, I find this accurate. :) 

Check out Jim Henson : The Biography by Brian Jay Jones right here.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345526112/

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

" Sanford and Son" The BEST of Julio Part 2


Gregory Sierra RIP
( Julio Fuentes from Sanford and Son ) 
#GregorySierra #GregorySierraRIP #Julio #JulioFuentes #SandfordandSon #70s #1970s

RIP Gregory Sierra -The Best of Julio Part 1


Gregory Sierra RIP
( Julio Fuentes from Sanford and Son ) 
#GregorySierra #GregorySierraRIP #Julio #JulioFuentes #SandfordandSon #70s #1970s

Thursday, January 21, 2021

What? 10 Years Old Already?? Thank You For Watching! | Rachel Maddow | M...


Ok Trump is out and Biden is in, NOW make The Rachel Maddow Show Funny Again ! #rachelmaddow #therachelmaddowshow #rachelmaddowshow

Sunday, January 10, 2021

1984 (9/11) Movie CLIP - Vision of the Future (1984) HD


" If I had understood the situation a bit better I should probably have joined the Anarchists. " _ George Orwell ( George Orwell was a Leftist. He was also INFP. )  #1984isHere #Anarchist #Anarchism #Leftist #Leftism #Orwell #Orwellian #infp #infps #NineteenEightyFour

Friday, January 8, 2021

Spitting Image (1984) - Series 1, Episode 4 | Full Episode


Warning : contains material that was a product of it's time. #SpittingImage #SpittingImagePuppets #RogerLaw #IanHislop

The Erica Crooks Show ( 2021 ) Trump knew what he was doing


WARNING : This program is intended for mature audiences only. The following film is a work of satirical fiction. Any similarity to anyone , anywhere or anything beyond parody and satire is coincidental and unintentional.

The following film might contain depictions that were a product of it's time, which might not relate to today's view of society.

_ This film contains the original sound levels so sound volume may vary .


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The Tube Midsummer Night 1984 / Spitting Image Puppets

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Erica Crooks Show - Behind The Scenes - Biden throws Trump out of White House ( Animatic )


A Behind the Scenes look at this sketch from The Erica Crooks Show ( Season 14 ) . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81NFtCGeXL4 And for more content from Erica Crooks Check out : https://linktr.ee/officialericcrooks AND MORE visit The Official Erica Crooks Websites : Personal Website : ericacrooks.weebly.com Official Website for The Erica Crooks Show : officialericcrooks.weebly.com #ericacrooks #theericacrooksshow #ericacrooksshow #ericcrooks #theericcrooksshow #ericcrooksshow #ericacrookspuppeteer #ericacrookspuppet #ericacrookspuppets #satire #puppet #puppets #puppetry #adultpuppetry #darkcomedy #darkhumor #darkhumour #blackcomedy #blackhumor #blackhumour #parody #parodies #cartoons #cartoon #politicalsatire #funny #comedy #humor #humour #slapstick

Monday, December 7, 2020

The Lavender Fudge Experience - The Nudist and Mr. Pendleton

The Erica Crooks Show ( 2020 ) YouTube Ads ( political satire )

 The Erica Crooks Show ( 2020 ) YouTube Ads ( political satire ) Video Adverts Are Annoying




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The Erica Crooks Show ( 2020 ) YouTube Ads ( political satire )


The Erica Crooks Show ( 2020 ) YouTube Ads ( political satire ) Video Adverts Are Annoying

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

BAH HUMBUG ! : Nothing beats some holiday classics

 BAH HUMBUG ! : Nothing beats some holiday classics 



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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

iTunes is great for studying animation

 When it comes to buying digital movies, out of all main platforms, I usually stick with iTunes ( which is now Apple TV ) and the reason why is that the videos are downloadable which are quicktime files and through a quicktime player, especially animation, you can study the frames in detail. And if you don't have room on your computer, no problem, you can delete the video file and it's still in your library because it's on a cloud. Amazon doesn't do this. It's strictly on their video player only. Even though Streaming is very popular, I still recommend this as well as digital video ( and DVDs ) , especially when it comes to studying animation, film, etc.  #animation

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Erica Crooks Show ( 2020 ) - Joe Biden gets Trump thrown out of The White House ( political satire )


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Omaha-Moby Grape-1968

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Human Nature and Contracts


#anarchist #anarchism #libertariansocialist #libertariansocialism #anarchocommunist #anarchocommunism #anarchistsociety #breadtube 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Alexei Sayle Singing Dr Martens Boots on the Tube


As heard on The Young Ones. #theyoungones #youngones #alexeisayle #drmartensboots #docmartens #docmartensboots

Five Mantras for life by Rik Mayall, Honorary Doctorate of the University


Rick Mayall's Words of Wisdom. Equality - Opportunity - Wisdom - Freedom - Love . #rikmayall

Rik Mayall and the Bastard Squad performing My Generation, 1983

Remembering Rik Mayall & The Young Ones :) #rikmayall #youngones #theyoungones

Classic Sesame Street - (I Can't Get No) Cooperation


This is one of my all time favorite Classic Sesame Street moments. I remember discovering this on the 1990 VHS Rock & Roll and just rewinding the video over and over and over just studying this one song.
This was my introduction to The Rolling Stones. :) And of course, it's a parody of Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones and their classic hit " I Can't Get No Satisfaction ". In this case, it's Mick Swagger & The Cobblestones in (I Can't Get No) Co-Operation. This was from Season 12 ( 1981 ) which was around the time when new Muppet Performers were joining in on Sesame Street. The vocals of Mick Swagger are performed by ( as well as composed ) the legendary Christopher Cerf. I'm a huge fan of his work on Sesame Street and he's definitely one of the best singers ever. :) He also made some great singles back in the early 1960s too ( Sweet Music, Fallout Filly, The Penguin, etc . )
I believe the puppeteer performing Mick Swagger is Karen Prell who would later be featured as one of the Fraggle 5, Red Fraggle on Fraggle Rock a few years later.
I also recognize Brian Muehl as the keyboard player. 
There's still many things from Classic Sesame Street which Muppet fans are discovering ( and listing on Muppet Wiki of course ;) ).
And it's really cool that many episodes and footage ( especially many which hasn't been seen in about 40 years ) has been restored and presented on HBO Max.
 https://youtu.be/n7h2n1h6kEM
#classicsesamestreet #classicsesame #chriscerf #christophercerf #jimhensonsmuppets #sesame50 #sesamestreet50 #parodies #puppetry #puppeteers

It's ironic how Sean Connery and Alex Trebek died only 9 days apart.


It's ironic how Sean Connery and Alex Trebek died only 9 days apart.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Trump Worries About Election ( The Erica Crooks Show )


 


Oh Dear, Trump is feeling vulnerable about the election ? Cry us all a river ? On second thought, don't bother. The Trump Administration has done enough to pollute the planet. Hopefully we can reverse climate change in time.

#ericacrooks #theericacrooksshow #ericacrooksshow #officialericcrooks #removetrump #removetrumpnow #impeachtrump #impeachtrumpnow #trumppuppet #puppettrump #antitrump #puppet #puppets #politicalsatire #satire #puppetry #cartoon #cartoons #politicalcartoon #politicalcartoons #antiauthoritarian #antiauthoritarianism #anarchist #anarchism #leftist #leftism #artistsagainsttrump #makeartnotwar #politicalpuppetry #politicalpuppetshow


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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Happy Halloween 2020 ( Erica Crooks )

There’s nothing scarier than hierarchy.





The Erica Crooks Show : The Best of Halloween related sketches 2006 - 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt7gKOpLprY


and


The Erica Crooks Show : Season 13 ( 2020 )

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Friday, October 9, 2020

The BritBox Spitting Image Problem

 The BritBox Spitting Image Problem



 American Networks decided no to Spitting Image out of

 “ Nervousness “ ( aka probably out of fear of being sued ) . 

What’s interesting is how 3 Spitting Image specials for NBC 

were shown in the 1980s made by the original crew for the most part, 

especially the original writers. Eventually NBC replaced any future deals 

with Spitting Image with D.C. Follies 

because the humor was more American and not as harsh as Spitting Image.

BritBox Spitting Image according to what I can see

 from the first episode seems Pro-Liberal.

So if this says something, it says America would want 

Spitting Image to be more like D.C. Follies.


I have reviewed the promo videos for BritBox Spitting Image 

and after seeing the trailer and the first episode, 

my opinion hasn’t change all that much.


BritBox Spitting Image is a disappointment, it’s commodified and Americanized.


Instead of being Leftist leaning like Spitting Image and even Les Guignols De L’info, the show is strongly pro-liberalism.


BritBox Spitting Image is like 1990s Spitting Image except commodified and Americanized for whatever is 

acceptable on mainstream media now a days. So it doesn’t matter that it’s exclusively for a streaming platform.


Familiar caricatures from the past seem different from how they appeared in the original series.


All the characterizations seem to be more silly and cautious observations rather than harsh and truthful.


Even the Prince Andrew situation is being treated rather cautiously.


In fact, the opening sketch with Andy in the first episode closely resembles the running gag sketches of

Piers Morgan on Headcases where Piers would be talking towards the camera and then something painful happens to him.


Like 1990s Spitting Image, it focuses more on being a parody comedy show rather than a political satire. Even to the point of shock 

and gross out gags for the sake of it and even punching down ( as far as Liberalism would allow ).


The politicians are just seen as ignorant people who are bad at their job rather than being rich bastards who’s only job

 is lying and making sure they don’t get caught.


The sketches are more extended in length and the humor isn’t fast pace, filled with puns and word play, and

 not much confrontation in a Punch and Judy fashion like the original.


In fact the slapstick in BritBox Spitting Image seems to be coming more from a certain character doing something 

ignorant usually toward themselves for the most part.


It does seem like a lot of the comedy is very cautious and very pro-liberalism instead of Leftist leaning which 

Spitting Image used to be known for as well as Les Guignols De L’info.


Stock puppets are slightly modeled after previous puppets from the series but slightly redesigned probably out 

of fear of being sued for not going credit to the original artists for certain designs.


 Another way to describe BritBox Spitting Image is that the humor is very mild and cautious,

especially with it’s slapstick comedy.


I’ll admit that seeing the silly moments do have potential of being funny,

but they seem very mild.


So again, it does feel commodified because 1980s Spitting Image

had several kinds of humor happening harmoniously and it was more fast pace.


The only way I can really describe the blandness is that it’s commodified and Americanized.


And it’s different compared to the 1980s original.

1990s Spitting Image also seems closer to the 1980s in comparison to

BritBox Spitting Image which is like 1990s Spitting Image but MORE distant from the original.

And like the 1990s, BritBox Spitting Image seems to be making the same mistakes.


It’s not just Spitting Image, this kind of commodified rebooting / reviving

happens ALL THE TIME in the entertainment industry.


But there’s always something wonderful about the originals that’s never present in the

remakes which are more often then not made by new teams of people with

different motives.


BritBox Spitting Image is not the rebellious pro-Leftist political satire 

that worked within the system like it used to be but instead this liberal commodified 

clone that closely resembles 1990s Spitting Image but humor is similar to current 

popular adult animation that isn’t very clever like Family Guy.


If there’s anything good to say about it, it would be the puppets but I can already 

see by the quality of the show itself that the budget is very low.


If there’s any similarity to the original 1980s Spitting Image, it would just be the caricatured puppets, 

caricature design style, familiar looking stock puppets, and the name of the show.


THAT’S ALL !


Spitting Image was much more than that.




Check out the video version right here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jD5VbW68p8&t=6s


( Fair Use / Fandom expressed opinion / educational historic purposes )


BritBox Spitting Image Promo Video Essay :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Babs1NXmTo


What made the original 1980s Spitting Image special video essay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Briy6FApKWs


What caused Spitting Image to decline and get cancelled in the 1990s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks7rahFTWkQ


Leftist Politics & Spitting Image blog video

https://youtu.be/xG0Z1Jvt00M


Original review of BritBox Spitting Image Series 1, Episode 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xL2ekfdyg0


Review version 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azkmEcWylkE


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