The BEST Episodes of Spitting Image

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2021

Network: ITV1

A satire show using puppets that are caricatures of contemporary celebrities and major public figures.

Episode 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 1985

As Liz Taylor explodes, Donald Sinden tries his best to sell the viewing public a nice cup of Reptiles Bland Blend Coffee. Sir John Geilgud reads another excerpt from the Booker Prize winning 'The A Team' (in the original Latin).

star 10.00
2 votes
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 1985

It's Rubinovski and Franks - the new crimefighting duo starring a sheep and an anteater - and woe betide the lawbreaker who gets in their way! Meanwhile, the pound sterling is in freefall and so is the Chancellor!

star 8.33
3 votes
Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 1985

Russian Prime Minister Gorbachev proves beyond a doubt he;s the grooviest Russian premier in history. Meanwhile, Jim Callaghan states publicly that, being a pedigree wolverine breeder, he would feed them nothing other than new Chunky Lumps.

star 8.25
4 votes
Episode 9

#4 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 27, 1984

Can the Shadow Cabinet afford the electricity this week? Meanwhile, in the current edition of 'Criminal Libel', Margaret Thatcher, Norman Tebbit and Geoffrey Howe appear to have met their match in the shape of presenter Harold Angryperson.

star 8.00
5 votes
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 1985

Prince William's plan to remove all obstacles between himself and the throne continues apace. Snooker champion Steve Davis bemoans his lack of a nickname and comes up with something altogether more 'interesting'...

star 8.00
3 votes
Episode 7

#6 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 24, 1985

The magician Paul Daniels chances his arm by hosting the brand new quiz show 'Block Your Odd Bob Mr. Name That Priceslines 2-1'. The world of theatrical luvvies goes into overdrive when they find out that one of their number has died. Unfortunately, they don't know which one...

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 8

#7 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 3, 1985

The Royal Family frantically band together when they discover that one of Diana's hairs is out of place. As Conan the Stamp Collector struts his stuff, Denis Norden finds out how funny he really is when he falls victim to Jeremy Beadle in 'Game for a naff'.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 30, 1986

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (Fergie), try to sort out their wedding plans, while a brand new song about holding chickens aloft gets it's first airing. The Who discover that they are no longer the voice of urban youth, and Prince Charles meets up with a cheeky Cockney chappie.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 7

#9 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 6, 1986

Ian Paisley indulges in a bit of shouting while Larry gives Johnny advice on ducks. A political dinosaur ponders wistfully on the lack of values in modern-day society. Frank Muir threatens to strangle Denis Norden again.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 8

#10 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 13, 1986

President Botha gives his country The Facts as he sees them, while some unsuspecting Mormons pay a visit to Cliff Richard's house. Barry Norman discovers that Meryl Streep is actually Dustin Hoffman, who wants to be both the greatest actor and greatest actress.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 9

#11 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 20, 1986

Ronald Reagan confides to Nancy his idea for finishing off Gadaffi. Mick and Keith indulge in a bit of shopping and Andrew Ridgeley from pop group Wham!, tries for a solo career. Bernard Levin encourages Jonathan Miller to call him Ishamel.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 10

#12 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 27, 1986

Michael Foot sends the rest of the Shadow Cabinet to sleepybobos. Tarby interviews Michael Caine about some of his favourite cheques and Russell Harty gets a bit flustered whilst interviewing 'The Sun's' page three pinup Samantha Fox. Ronald Reagan employs the Four Larrys of the Apocalypse as new advisors.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 11

#13 - Episode 11

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired May 4, 1986

The latest edition of 'Potato World' is interrupted with the breaking news that no nuclear accidents have happened at Chernobyl. The Royal Family indulge in a bit of a sing-song for a new album, while David Owen takes the SDP back to the shop as he believes it may well have ceased to be.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 12

#14 - Episode 12

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 28, 1986

David Coleman introduces the Euro Winkle Championships while Cliff frowns on Mrs. Whitehouse's non-virginal status. Margaret Thatcher causes consternation amongst her Cabinet when she discusses the subject of her successor.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 13

#15 - Episode 13

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 5, 1986

Brucie has isues with Tarby's new material when he discovers that it's just a potato. Andy and Fergie become concerned when Billy Connolly helps to write the Queen's Christmas Message. The press react with predictability when Sooty is put in charge of the NCB.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 15

#16 - Episode 15

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 19, 1986

Prince Philip grumbles that not only are his quotes being taken out of context, but that he's also expected to eat dog sick. Actor Leslie Grantham finds it hard to catcha cab, while things don't go to plan when the Penns and the McEnroes have dinner together.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 17

#17 - Episode 17

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 2, 1986

Norman Tebbit ensures that the Government gets unbiased news coverage by doing it all himself. Brucie Forsyth tries to get his toupee past Customs and the Two Davids get a visit from the Ghost of the Liberal Party Past.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 6, 1988

When a Cherubic urchin gets an unfortunate visitation from the Tooth Fairy, the BBC News gets a revamp with Marcel Marceau reporting live from Northern Ireland. A bunch of professional cockneys show off their new long-playing record and Jeffrey Archer appears on Mastermind - his special subject; Jeffrey Archer.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 7

#19 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 13, 1984

As Mary Whitehouse continues to disapprove, David Atenborough's knowledge of wildlife is tested by a panel of experts. Meanwhile, Roy Jenkins and David Owen complain about other epople's ability to be funnier than themselves...

star 7.67
6 votes
Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 1985

Prince Williams devious machinations continue, while Barry Norman takes time out to interview Dustin Hoffman in his starring role as The Lettuce. The Cabinet struggle to find a response to the latest piece of news when they find all the best answers have already been used.

star 7.67
3 votes
Episode 1

#21 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 1, 1987

star 7.50
2 votes
Episode 2

#22 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 4, 1984

Thatcher is seranaded by her Cabinet in the back garden of Number 10 while Mary Whitehose strengthens her convictions about how awful Spitting Image really is. Dylan is still protesting - this time against pants - and Sir Robin Day may finally have met his match on this week's 'Question Time'

star 7.22
18 votes
Episode 10

#23 - Episode 10

Season 19 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 28, 2020

President Trump's welcome for Joe Biden backfires, Taylor Swift tries to win the biggest Christmas tree competition and Boris Johnson confronts Priti Patel about bullying.

star 7.04
26 votes
US Election Special (Part 1)

#24 - US Election Special (Part 1)

Season 19 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 2020

President Donald Trump investigates election voter fraud and Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson race to Mars.

star 7.03
33 votes
Episode 8

#25 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 20, 1984

While Denis Norden peddles his latest clips programme, even he's taken aback at some plastic surgery being carried out by David Coleman and Barry Manilow. In this week's episode of 'Master Class' it's a face-off between Julian Lloyd-Webber and Henry Cooper - who will be victorious?

star 7.00
4 votes