Posts Tagged ‘Trumpton’

Donald Trump Now Satirised in Private Eye Cartoon

January 9, 2016

Donald Trump’s stupidity and bigotry are an increasing concern on this side of the Atlantic to the point where he’s wound up being satirised in the pages of this fortnight’s Private Eye. In addition to the other cartoons, like ‘Dave Snooty and His Pals’, ‘It’s Grim Up North London’, ‘Young British Artists’, and ‘The Premiersh*ts’, they’ve launched another strip featuring him, called ‘Trumpton’. It’s named after the well-loved ’70s BBC children’s programme, and is drawn in the same style as models used in the animated episodes.

In the first edition of the strip, Trump tells Mrs Ladyvoter, that if she’s voting for Hillary Clinton, it must be because she’s ugly, a lesbian or has lost her mind due to being on her period. These are all the offensive or misogynistic remarks Trump has hurled at women, who have dared to disagree with him. It’s shows just how coarse and graceless the man actually is. And as this moron could become President of the USA and leader of the free world, Private Eye are sending him up. Mind you, it’s not as if he needs much help from satirists to turn himself into a laughing stock, but it’s great to see the Eye making jokes at his expense.

And just to remind you how awesome the original was, here are the titles of the Trumpton TV series, and the rhyme about their fire brigade, to delight children of a certain age.

UKIP: Not So Much Trumpton, More Little Britain

February 8, 2015

LITTLE BRITAIN

Little Britain: Is this the real source of UKIP’s policies?

I found this report by the anti-Fascists over at Hope Not Hate on another bug-eyed rant from the Kippers very revealing. It’s from way back on the 18th May last year, entitled My rivals should be hanged for treason, says Ukip candidate, and covers a story in the Torygraph. One of the Kippers’ candidates for that month’s election, Gordon Ferguson, had declared that Labour, the Lib Dems and the Conservatives had all condemned Britain to slavery inside the EU dictatorship. He stated that they should be tried for treason, and sentenced to death. Moreover, their voters should also be tried and punished, because they were guilty of treason by association.

The nutters were most definitely out in force that month.

Some mischievous individuals on the net have been sending UKIP up with a series of posts about the weird adventures of UKIP’s Trumpton branch. This has annoyed Farage, and delighted just about everyone else who isn’t a fan of Fuhrer Farage and his stormtroopers, but is a fan of the awesome children’s toy town TV series, narrated by the maestro of children’s TV, Brian Cant.

It is, however, almost beyond parody itself. It’s almost identical to a line from David Walliams’ and Matt Lucas’ long running comedy, Little Britain, narrated by that other maestro of British high weirdness, Tom Baker. Every episode begins with an overblow panegyric to this ‘sceptre’d isle’. One week’s episode opened with Baker declaring, ‘Britain! Britain! Britain! … Anyone taking a foreign holiday ought to be tried for treason!’

It isn’t quite Ferguson’s comment, but it’s very nearly there.

Which raises the question: do Kippers watch Little Britain, and think the weird antics on there are a reflection of the real world?

The Hope Not Hate article is at: http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/ukip/my-rivals-should-be-hanged-for-treason-says-ukip-candidate-3764.

UKIP in Trumpton Riots

December 4, 2014

Those of us of a certain age remember fondly the TV series Trumpton, and its fellow Camberwick Green, narrated by that master of 70s children’s television, Brian Cant. Other fans of the series include 80s pop band Half Man, Half Biscuit, who in a masterpiece of twisted humour produced the song ‘Trumpton Riots’. This was about what would happen if a riot broke out in the televisual toytown. It contained lines like

‘Time flies by when you’re the driver of a train
As I ride on the footplate with my cargo of cocaine.’

It had a nod to Pink Floyd, ‘Careful with that axe, Eugene, causes consternation’.

Now, according to Mike over at Vox Political, twitter has also used Trumpton, as well as the other puppet and animated children’s stars of that period to send up UKIP. There are shots of various scenes from the programme accompanied by a suitable caption making a satirical comment on Kipper policy.

UKIP are, of course, absolutely furious, and particular Kipper politicians are demanding that Twitter censor the images and the twitter feed. Which itself is highly amusing.

Mike’s article on this latest furore is Pugh, Pugh, Nigel Farage, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb at http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2014/12/04/pugh-pugh-nigel-farage-cuthbert-dibble-grubb/. Go there for some very funny pics.