Last weekend I mentioned Fireball XL-5 and a conversation about Gerry Anderson Supermarionation TV shows ensued. So tonight I was very pleased to stumble upon Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s wickedly accurate parody, Superthunderstingcar.
Thanks to BoingBoing for the pointer.
That great satirist Peter Cook was once asked if he thought that satire had a political effect. He said:
Absolutely. The greatest satire of the twentieth century was the Weimar cabaret, and they stopped Hitler in his tracks.
Attributed to Stephen Colbert, in a Rolling Stone interview, thanks to Blog Them Out of the Stone Age.