Dead Ringers Election Special, BBC2

by | May 5, 2005 | All, Reviews

1 – “Dale Winton” campaigning in the streets for The Lovely Party. Policies: police in burgundy slacks, invasion of Ibiza, on-the-spot fines for colour clashes, increase in fake tan.

2 – “Dale Winton” interrupting BBC News’ George Alagiah and recommending they co-host Strictly News together

3 – Tony and Gordon as Little Britain’s Lou and Andy, with Gordon getting out of his wheelchair and denouncing Tony (“Blair stinks”) as soon as he was out of earshot.

4 – Peter Snow’s madcap graphics, representing Michael Howard as a gypsy trying to set up camp outside Number Ten, with the addition of caravans and rubbish bags to represent Tory gains

5 – Tony Blair’s response on Question Time when he’s asked: “Why did you invade Iraq? Why? Why?” “Oh mind your own business,” he said. “If you don’t like it, you can not vote for me. I’m going to get in anyway. Have you won two General Elections? Why don’t you come back when you have.”

6 – David Frost (Jon Culshaw’s best impression) giving an easy ride to the leaders. “Is that chair comfy enough? Really? Really?”

7 – The Linda Barker Celebrities So Desperate To Keep In The Public Eye They’ll Endorse Anyone Agency featuring David Dickinson, a Chuckle brother, Isla St Clair, the Roly Polys and that bloke who used to be Beppe in EastEnders.

8 – Charles Kennedy promising to replace levity with whimsy, Countdown with 15-to-1, Getting On With Each Other with Unpleasantness, War In Iraq with Sorting Things Out Over A Nice Cup Of tea.

9 – John Prescott’s balletic victory dance

10 – Fiona Bruce being so, so full of herself she makes Nitwit Natasha seem like a shrinking violet

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