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"The National Anthem" (2011)
This season 1 plot saw British Prime Minister Michael Callow (Rory Kinnear) being forced to have sex with a pig live on national TV in order to rescue the kidnapped Princess Susannah. Callow complies, the royal is saved, and the PM's popularity soars. That's probably hard for David Cameron to hear, given the beating his political career took last year when Lord Ashcroft claimed he'd (sorry, there's no delicate way to put this) stuck his penis inside the mouth of a dead pig. FYI, he's now out of a job.
"White Christmas" (2014)
Imagine Jon Hamm as a devastatingly handsome Cyrano de Bergerac stand-in armed with futuristic technology and a copy of The Game. This Christmas special had a few disturbing storylines, but the one in which Hamm plays a seduction specialist who basically drives his client to his death really got under our skin. For his crimes, Hamm's character is listed as a sex offender.
"The Waldo Moment" (2013)
If this episode about a blue cartoon bear named Waldo running for political office makes you think about Donald Trump, you're not alone. According to an interview Charlie Brooker gave to The Daily Beast, even he's startled by the similarities. "You look at it now and go, ‘Fuck me — that’s Trump,'" he said of the episode. "Originally, it was based on Boris Johnson, who also fucked the country up. It’s less funny now.”
"Fifteen Million Merits" (2011)
The fate of reality-TV hopeful Abi (Jessica Brown Findlay) still breaks our hearts. And yet, we wouldn't be surprised if a similar situation played out in real life.