Essentially the French version of Spitting Imageit used latex puppets as caricatures of prominent political figures to satirize national fuck international politics in sketches but also touched upon other topics such as sports, cinema and French television in general.
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The show enjoyed tremendous popularity through the years that continued for more info two decadesand had been credited with introducing younger generations to politics and even of influencing the French public's views on certain politicians.
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Alas, audience ratings were appalling and the show was definitely put to an end inthree months before its 30th anniversary.
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Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, probably the friendliest and funniest mass-murdering Islamist terrorists you've ever met in a TV show. Too many to count over the years. Any sketch involving Arnold Schwarzenegger has him les and usually act like the Terminator.