This Spitting image scene about 'Essex is Crap' had me in stitches of laughter. I live in Essex and most of the UK give us a stereotype, thick thugs, attitude with Barby doll girls sporting orange fake tans. This of course is not true, though there is the odd one or two that might comfortably fit the image. I love Essex and this joke on Spitting Image sending up Essex people. This UK tv show took no prisoners when it was at its height in the 1980s of Thatcher's Britain.