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

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While Margaret Thatcher impersonates The Queen, can Joan Collins really be in bed with John McEnroe? As Bob Dylan protests against the use of cheese, Mick Jagger gets in trouble whilst abusing other dairy products. Meanwhile, in "The President's Brain is Missing," President Ronald Reagan wakes up in bed with a stuffed monkey...


  • Series 1 Transcipts


Picture Description
? The cabinet, consisting of Michael Heseltine, Norman Tebbit, Leon Brittan, Norman Fowler and Geoffery Howe, read an edition of the News of the World, when they hear a fanfare. The gentleman announces the Queen is here, but really it is just Margaret Thatcher wearing a crown.
? Spitting Image Titles
? During the darkness, a voice is heard, shouting it was in. When the lights goes up, it is revealed to be John McEnroe and Joan Collins, who says "John, it was not even close."
? The President's Brain is Missing

Ronald Reagan and his advisor, Ed Meese, wory if the President will get shot again during the re-election. So, they agree to take out the small brain, for security reasons. The test is successful, but the brain starts jumping around the bed.

? Margaret Thatcher arrives at Buckingham Palace.
? Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini wonders in his palace in Iran, when he writes something with a sharp bloodied finger, which is attached to a severed hand.
? Bob Dylan sings a protest about cheese.
? Exchequers

Harold Wilson arrives at the place of ex-prime ministers, not to relax, but is suddenly shocked to find that this place has his Tory rivals, Harold Macmillan and Alec Douglas-Home, and also, his successor, James Callaghan. He then trys to get out of this place, but he is caught and told off by the nurse, who turns out to be Queen Victoria.

Harold Wilson then cries about how unfair this is, when Michael Foot enters the scene, asking for odd jobs. Harold tells him that this home is for former prime ministers only, not for failures like him, and pushes him out. Queen Victoria knews that Harold did this, gives him a slap, and forces him to eat his soup. Harold then discovers that there's a fly in his soup, and pulls it out. This causes Alec Douglas-Home, who was holding a fishing rod, which attached to a "fly", to tumble down the stairs in a wheelchair.

Wilson knows it is terrible, then Macmillan tells him "not to worry," then Wilson implied that he was talking about the soup.

? Margaret Thatcher is still waiting for the Queen.

End of Part One

? Part Two

Mick Jagger sneakingly drinks a chocolate milkshake in his nose, using both straws.

? The International Terrorist of the Year Awards

Muammar al-Gaddafi is announcing the award for the International Terrorist of the Year.

? Margaret Thatcher wanted Konstantin Chernenko to sign his autograph, stating that it's for her son.
? While Mark Thatcher is serving some items on board an airplane, the small puppets are discussing affairs and jokes.
? Before making a statement, Konstantin Chernenko collapses and dies. The Russian officials must do something about it.
? Ian Paisley asks God to do something about Gerry Adams, but God wasn't intersing about the fact that this is TOO Old Testament.
? With a bunch of zombies, Michael Jackson sings "I'm Perfect."
? Credits

The end credits start with the audience appulading, then an announcer says "Don't miss next week's programme, when Mrs. Thatcher meets Her Majesty, The Queen." Then, the end credits end with a sound of Ronald Reagan grunting. Which leads to...

? ...this post-credits sketch, when Ronald Reagan seems to be 'nursing' Nancy Reagan. He asks her "Does the world moves for you?" Nancy denies it. Then, Ronald thinks he has to push the button again, and presses the 'Nuke' Button, again.

The beeping goes through the production endboard.


  • There was a laughter track in this episode.


  • On Granada Plus, the first Thatcher sketch, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini sketch, the airplane shot, the McCartneys sketch, and the announcement part were cut. It was uncut in the release and on UK Gold.
  • On ITV4, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini sketch and the second Thatcher sketch were cut.



Leon Brittan, Norman Fowler, Michael Heseltine, Geoffery Howe, Norman Tebbit, Margaret Thatcher, John McEnroe, Joan Collins, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Bonzo, Ed Meese, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Bob Dylan, Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-Home, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Queen Victoria, Michael Foot, Mick Jagger, Muammar al-Gaddafi, Konstantin Chernenko, Mark Thatcher, Len Murray, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, David Steel, Robert Mugabe, Comrades, Ian Paisley, God, Michael Jackson

Background Characters:

Arthur Scargill, Enoch Powell, John Gielgud, Sheep

Refenced Characters:

Queen Elizabeth II, Edward Heath, Richard Attenbourgh, Ringo Starr (first name only), Gerry Adams

Voice Artists and Puppeteers[]

Anthony Asbury as John McEnroe, Ed Meese
Chris Barrie as Town-Crier, Ronald Reagan, Harold MacMillan, James Callaghan, Michael Foot, Mark Thatcher, Ian Paisley, Comrades
Kevin Bradshaw
Alistair Fullarton as David Steel?
Louise Gold as Joan Collins, Queen Victoria, Linda McCartney, Nancy Reagan
Terry Lee
Steve Nallon as Margaret Thatcher, Harold Wilson, Comrades
Richard Robinson
Jon Glover as Awards announcer, Comrades
Chris Emmett
Errol Manoff