The BEST Episodes of Spitting Image
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021
A satire show using puppets that are caricatures of contemporary celebrities and major public figures.
#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).
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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'...
#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...
#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'.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#21 - Episode 1
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 1, 1987
#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'
#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.
#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.
#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?