Super-Kiwi-socialistic-empire-of-Jacinda, by Stuff.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appeared as Mary Poppins in an episode of UK puppet satire Spitting Image.
The caricature puppet version of Ardern was part of a sketch that mocked the New Zealand approach to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
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In the sketch, two people are sat outside a cafe, praising the freedoms currently experienced by New Zealanders compared to the rest of the world.
“What a fantastic day in New Zealand – meat pies, a ginger crunch and a positive balance of trade with China,” one says, before another replies “I know, but sometimes I think things here could be more fantastic.”
As the figure lands in front of the cafe, the Ardern-puppet says “Kia ora, children. What healthful weather we are having. Not a spit-spot of virus to be seen.”
“Why, Jacinda Ardern, are you boasting?” a sheep attached to her umbrella asks.
“Practically perfect people never boast,” the puppet Ardern replies, before adding “We just get re-elected forever.”
It’s then the sketch turns into a song, riffing on the famous Mary Poppins’ tune Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious entitled “Super-Kiwi-socialistic-empire-of-Jacinda.” …
“Now NZ’s virus-free, we kicked it in the tits,” the song ends before further dancing ensues.