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ATW COMEDY CORNER

By Pete Moore On February 15th, 2020

Humour, remember that? If so, you’re knocking on a bit. British TV was once full of great humour which spared no sensitivity. How times change. I admit to being a Spitting Image fan. It was just funny at the time. Looking back from these snowflaked times, it appears brutal and funny.

The chief thing about it is that no-one was spared: no religion, no colour and no creed was above being mocked. There’s not a chance that it would be commissioned today.

7 Responses to “ATW COMEDY CORNER”

  1. It was absolutely bloody magnificent. Barbed satire at its best.

    I think this was probably my favourite:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeDk6ZeGNnU

  2. For God’s sake, no-one show this to PVR –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_bbsXs7o7I

    (The skit which starts at 0:59 is laugh out loud funny)

  3. Back of the net Pete.

  4. haha great links
    I’ll never for get this one liner

    Margaret Thatcher Out For A Meal With Her Cabinet

  5. It was too good. This is one of my favourites, broadcast around the time of the “Koo, she’s Starkers!” headlines about Andrew’s latest flame.

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

  6. Well at least back then Andrew was associated with women of an appropriate age !

  7. Bloody hell. I actually remember that spitting image sketch.
    I used to love spitting image, it seems like so long ago now.