Bernard Manning (1930-2007) was a British comedian, notorious for his offensive jokes aimed at minorities.

Bernard Manning

Bernard Manning

In "Spitting Image" he was depicted as a very fat man, usually sweating and with a cigarette or glass of beer in his hand. He never cared about anyone and loved to make racist jokes. In one sketch he is shown with writer's block and unable to think of someone to insult since he already made fun of "blacks, micks, kikes, yanks,...". Hulk Hogan then suggests Manning to poke fun at himself. Manning is delighted by the idea and claims that he now has ideas for "years to come". The next shot shows him telling jokes in a bar, accompanied by a laugh track which he turns off at the end of the sketch.

The real Bernard Manning

The real Bernard Manning.

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