Not looked, but can it work?
Spitting Image was incendiary when it started. Not that it got less biting as it went on, but it was a victim of its own success and it's impact wained to zero.
It destroyed the bubble that authority had enjoyed for, well, ever (although we can obviously only view that in terms of the last 100 years or so). I remember the Sundays going mental on the day the queen mother puppet was scheduled to appear for the first time (and she did).
Watching it was a badge of disrespect for the way things were. But it burst the bubble. It made us distrust politicians, media and all, so by the early 90s it wasn't funny. There was no shock value anymore. It was accepted by then that our "betters" were just a bunch of chancers.
And that was 25 years ago! How can you lampoon our politics today? Even if we weren't having to deal with the nonsense we are in this country just now, the internet has dealt the final blow to the credibility of politicians. A puppet mimicking that won't be funny at all.
That said, I did say I've not read the article. I'll deserve it explaining why my take is wrong! :-)