Round the Bend was a TV show featuring puppets, from the same creators of Spitting Image, but it was for kids! The show was broadcast between 1989 and 1991 on ITV. It was like a fictional comic that was published in a sewer by Doc Croc, and 3 rats, Vince Vermin, Jemima Green, and Louschetti Bruschetti(Lou Brush). Lou was a bad Italian artist, Jemima did the interviews with celebrity toilets, and Vince was given the usually dangerous tasks and generally beaten about by Doc Croc with or without his boxing gloves on!
Each episode had a main storyline involving the characters down in the sewer, but would contain various sections. Spoof cartoons based on mostly 80s cartoons, for example, Wee-Man, Transformerloids(featuring Octopus Slime), Fatman and Thunderpants(with my personal favourite Bum-Ra, who had a bum for a head obviously).
The shows contained their own various cartoons with names like: Wooly the Wonder Sheep, Psycho the Magnificent(a psychotic magician), and Tommy's Magic Time Trousers (a bit like Bill and Ted but with talking trousers). Vegetables was a take on Australian soaps with stupid vegetable jokes and then there was the spoof 50s B-Movie animation False Teeth From Beyond The Stars, and 70s Japanese spoof Attack of the Atomic Banana (like godzilla but a giant banana with Stallone's voice).
You had sport reports from David ColeMole and John Potato's Newsround and finally, there were the pop videos with such artists as, Binanarama, Sneezy Wonder, Swill Collins, Elton The John, Stink, Kylie Manure and Jason Dungovan. Basically a very close to the original version of the real artists' songs but being as gross as possible for kids TV. I would put it in my top 3 shows of all time from when I was growing up. If only I could get a copy of the show!