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  1. spitting imagenoun

    a perfect likeness or counterpart


  1. spitting imagenoun

    The exact likeness (of someone).

  2. Etymology: Alteration of spit and image.


  1. Spitting Image

    Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn. First broadcast in 1984, the series was produced by 'Spitting Image Productions' for Central Independent Television over 18 series which aired on the ITV network. The series was nominated and won numerous awards, including ten BAFTA Television Awards, and two Emmy Awards in 1985 and 1986 in the Popular Arts Category. The series features puppet caricatures of contemporary celebrities and public figures, including British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major and the British royal family. The series was the first to caricature Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (as an elderly gin-drinker with a Beryl Reid voice).One of the most-watched shows of the 1980s, Spitting Image satirised politics, entertainment, sport and British popular culture of the era. At its peak, the show was watched by 15 million people. The popularity of the show saw collaborations with musicians, including Phil Collins and Sting. The series was cancelled in 1996 after viewing figures declined. ITV had plans for a new series in 2006, but these were scrapped after a dispute over the Ant & Dec puppets used to host Best Ever Spitting Image, which were created against Roger Law's wishes. In 2018, Law donated his entire archive – including scripts, puppet moulds, drawings and recordings – to the University of Cambridge. In 2019, Law announced the show would be returning with a new series. The revived series debuted on 3 October 2020 on BritBox, and featured caricatures of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump.


  1. spitting image

    A spitting image refers to a person who strongly resembles another, often used in terms of a child who looks like their parent. It suggests almost an identical likeness in appearance.


  1. Spitting Image

    Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show that aired on the ITV network from 1984 to 1996. It was produced by Spitting Image Productions for Central Independent Television. The series was nominated for 10 BAFTA Awards, winning one for editing in 1989. The series featured puppet caricatures of celebrities famous during the 1980s and 1990s. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and fellow Tory politicians, American president Ronald Reagan, and the British Royal Family were the most prominent targets.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spitting image in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spitting image in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Roger Law:

    The new Spitting Image will be global through a uniquely British eye. It will be more outrageous, audacious and salacious than the previous incarnation.

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