History AffectionateParody / WesternAnimation

29th Apr '17 7:16:04 PM nombretomado
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* An 80's cartoon called ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVBt2AIUK8 Cat and Mouse at the Home]]'' is an AffectionateParody of TomAndJerry if they were to live in a retirement center.

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* An 80's cartoon called ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVBt2AIUK8 Cat and Mouse at the Home]]'' is an AffectionateParody of TomAndJerry WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry if they were to live in a retirement center.
9th Apr '17 8:58:03 AM nombretomado
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* The 1988 WesternAnimation/MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial" featured not-so-affectionate parodies of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (both paired up as "The Jetstones"), ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ("four totally off-the-wall characters sworn to eliminate any trace of humor in the world today") as well as an affectionate parody of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.

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* The 1988 WesternAnimation/MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial" featured not-so-affectionate parodies of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (both paired up as "The Jetstones"), ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ("four totally off-the-wall characters sworn to eliminate any trace of humor in the world today") as well as an affectionate parody of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' direct-to-video movie ''Film/WakkosWish'' is an affectionate parody of animated musicals. [[note]]The funny part is that Creator/StevenSpielberg, who was the executive producer of ''Animaniacs'' (but not this movie), was also the producer of [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail another animated musical]].[[/note]]
** Also they parodied Power Rangers with "Super Strong Warner Siblings", even getting the likeness of the command center down accurately.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is an affectionate parody and deconstruction of James Bond and spy fiction in general.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' contains a wonderful parody of ProfessionalWrestling in the episode "The Blind Bandit." "[[ThirdPersonPerson The Boulder]] has conflicted feelings about fighting a [[CuteBruiser young]], [[BlindSeer blind]] [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl girl]]!"
** The Boulder was actually voiced by former WWF wrestler Mick Foley, as well as being a visual parody of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]].
** Not to mention "The Ember Island Players". How can you not love a show that ''[[TakeThatUs parodies itself?]]''
* The Oscar-nominated ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izy2ittIe7A The Big Story]]'' is an AffectionateParody of Kirk Douglas.
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', given that it is intended to be the in-universe cartoon the Buzz Lightyear toys are based on in the ''Franchise/ToyStory'' movies, happens to be a warm love letter to pretty much every MerchandiseDriven action cartoon of the 80's and 90's.
* An 80's cartoon called ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVBt2AIUK8 Cat and Mouse at the Home]]'' is an AffectionateParody of TomAndJerry if they were to live in a retirement center.
* ''The Critic'' (not Jay Sherman, but the Oscar-winning animated short starring Mel Brooks) is an AffectionateParody of the works of Creator/NormanMcLaren.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is an affectionate parody of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics, with a teensy bit of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] thrown in for good measure. For an animated media and not a printed media, the odd usage of [[WrittenSoundEffect 'POW!'s]] and [[WrittenSoundEffect 'WHAM!'s]] really accentuates this.
* In general, the majority of the shorts on ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' were lighthearted and comedic depictions of numerous DC Comics characters, but one specific example was the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans New Teen Titans]]'' short "Kidz Korner 4 Kidz", which parodies educational shows for little kids like ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "For Real" includes shots of people commenting on the trials over the internet in what can only be an affectionate jab at series fans, and at [[ShippingTropes shippers]] in particular.
** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' is an Affectionate Parody of the Japanese kids' shows from yesteryear, including ''Anime/AstroBoy'', ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' & ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', plus ''Anime/LupinIII'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider''.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' parodies things frequently, such as:
** ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ("Lord of the Beans"),
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ("[[Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy The Gourds Must Be Crazy]]"),
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' ("Omelet"),
** Creator/GilbertAndSullivan ("Lyle the Kindly Viking", "The Star of Christmas", and "Sumo of the Opera").
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Parody of {{shonen}} anime in "Good Times With Weapons". The GratuitousEnglish-filled J-rock song playing in the background was even sung by Trey Parker, who is an open Japanophile.
** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has also affectionately parodied ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in a memorable season 6 episode entitled "[[ItsBeenDone The Simpsons Already Did It]]" that poked fun at how hard it was to come up with new plotlines when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had already done so many.
** "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants" is a paean to a classic WartimeCartoon, especially Bugs Bunny's.
** In the "Coon and Friends" trilogy, this is done twice between Cartman and Cthulhu: one, a tribute to ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'', and the other is a nod to the Chuck Jones cartoon "Feed the Kitty". The original "Coon" episode also parodies ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in the beginning.
** A meta-example: the 20+ minute animation "Trey Gets Stoned" is one of both the show itself (seriously, the animation is indistinguishable) and TreyParkerAndMattStone. Not surprising, since it was made by several fans.
** They also tackled ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' in "Major Boobage".
* The jokes on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' deviate from [[RuleOfFunny random ridicule]] to Affectionate Parody, and most of them are pretty good mixtures of both. One of the most affectionate of them, however, would have to be [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=9HFEKQkF_TY "My Drunken Irish Dad"]] (as opposed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDPT0Ph5rA&feature=channel_page "The Freakin' FCC"]] (viewer discretion advised), which is essentially a giant TakeThat to, well, the Federal Communications Commission). Except that it turns out the FCC actually ''liked it''.
** Not to mention [[Franchise/StarWars "Blue Harvest"]], [[Franchise/StarWars "Something, Something, Something Dark Side"]], and [[http://www.starwars.com/fans/media/family_guy_trap/index.html "Family Guy: It's a Trap!"]].
*** However, the affection by the third one has... waned. It's not so much that they grew to hate StarWars as they began to grow frustrated with the format of forced storyline retread with jokes they had set up.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' featured an episode "For Real" includes shots of people commenting on the trials over the internet in what can that not only be parodied ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''--Dodgers dreaming he's Samurai Quack--but the dream sequence itself was directed by SJ creator Creator/GenndyTartakovsky and featured Creator/{{Mako}} as the voice of Quack's adversary Achoo.
** Another episode featured an incredibly close to its source parody of ComicBook/GreenLantern, complete with Kilowog, Ch'p, Ganthet, Sinestro, and more.
** The show itself is
an affectionate jab at series fans, and at [[ShippingTropes shippers]] in particular.
** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' is an Affectionate Parody
parody of the Japanese kids' shows from yesteryear, including ''Anime/AstroBoy'', ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' & ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', plus ''Anime/LupinIII'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider''.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' parodies things frequently, such as:
** ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ("Lord of the Beans"),
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ("[[Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy The Gourds Must Be Crazy]]"),
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' ("Omelet"),
** Creator/GilbertAndSullivan ("Lyle the Kindly Viking", "The Star of Christmas", and "Sumo of the Opera").
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Parody of {{shonen}} anime in "Good Times With Weapons". The GratuitousEnglish-filled J-rock song playing in the background was even sung by Trey Parker, who is an open Japanophile.
** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
sci-fi has also affectionately parodied ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in a memorable season 6 episode entitled "[[ItsBeenDone The Simpsons Already Did It]]" that poked fun at how hard it was to come up with new plotlines when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had already done so many.
** "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants" is a paean to a classic WartimeCartoon, especially Bugs Bunny's.
** In the "Coon and Friends" trilogy, this is done twice between Cartman and Cthulhu: one, a tribute to ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'',
whole, and the other protagonist's name is a nod to the Chuck Jones cartoon "Feed the Kitty". The original "Coon" episode also parodies ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in the beginning.
** A meta-example: the 20+ minute animation "Trey Gets Stoned" is one
parody of both the show itself (seriously, the animation is indistinguishable) and TreyParkerAndMattStone. Not surprising, since it was made by several fans.
** They also tackled ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' in "Major Boobage".
* The jokes on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' deviate from [[RuleOfFunny random ridicule]] to Affectionate Parody, and most of them are pretty good mixtures of both. One of the most affectionate of them, however, would have to be [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=9HFEKQkF_TY "My Drunken Irish Dad"]] (as opposed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDPT0Ph5rA&feature=channel_page "The Freakin' FCC"]] (viewer discretion advised), which is essentially a giant TakeThat to, well, the Federal Communications Commission). Except that it turns out the FCC actually ''liked it''.
** Not to mention [[Franchise/StarWars "Blue Harvest"]], [[Franchise/StarWars "Something, Something, Something Dark Side"]], and [[http://www.starwars.com/fans/media/family_guy_trap/index.html "Family Guy: It's a Trap!"]].
*** However, the affection by the third one has... waned. It's not so much that they grew to hate StarWars as they began to grow frustrated with the format of forced storyline retread with jokes they had set up.
ComicStrip/BuckRogers.



* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' pokes fun at the awful parts of Fairy Tales while maintaining an upbeat and cheery attitude.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Fairly OddParents}}'' [[TheMovie movie]], ''Channel Chasers'', is all about this as Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda and Vicky go through various parodies of popular shows. It was finally lampshaded in TheSimpsons parody with Timmy writing on the blackboard "This is the sincerest form of flattery."
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Fairly OddParents}}'' also has the recurring character of Cat-Man, voiced by Adam West; an affectionate parody of his earlier role as TV's Batman.
* The jokes on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' deviate from [[RuleOfFunny random ridicule]] to Affectionate Parody, and most of them are pretty good mixtures of both. One of the most affectionate of them, however, would have to be [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=9HFEKQkF_TY "My Drunken Irish Dad"]] (as opposed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDPT0Ph5rA&feature=channel_page "The Freakin' FCC"]] (viewer discretion advised), which is essentially a giant TakeThat to, well, the Federal Communications Commission). Except that it turns out the FCC actually ''liked it''.
** Not to mention [[Franchise/StarWars "Blue Harvest"]], [[Franchise/StarWars "Something, Something, Something Dark Side"]], and [[http://www.starwars.com/fans/media/family_guy_trap/index.html "Family Guy: It's a Trap!"]].
*** However, the affection by the third one has... waned. It's not so much that they grew to hate StarWars as they began to grow frustrated with the format of forced storyline retread with jokes they had set up.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' segment "Toby Danger" parodied ''Jonny Quest'' TOS. They even went so far as to get Creator/DonMessick (Benton Quest) and Granville Van Dusen (Race Bannon) to do the voices of their parody characters.



* ''The Critic'' (not Jay Sherman, but the Oscar-winning animated short starring Mel Brooks) is an AffectionateParody of the works of Creator/NormanMcLaren.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" is an Affectionate Parody of the career of Music/TheBeatles in the form of Homer's 1980s barbershop quartet, the B'Sharps, that takes the world by storm in a similar fashion to the way the Beatles did. The career of the B'Sharps mirrors that of the Beatles in almost every way, including similar controversies, [[SeriousBusiness the complete hysteria surrounding them]] and band meltdowns. The producers even persuaded Music/GeorgeHarrison to play along, giving him the perfect closing line; as he watches the B'Sharps imitate the famous last gig on the rooftop of Apple Corps that the Beatles played, he acerbically mutters, "ItsBeenDone," and drives off.
-->'''Bart:''' Did you screw up like the Beatles and say you were BiggerThanJesus?\\
'''Homer:''' All the time! It was the title of our second album. (Holds up record album [[AbbeyRoadCrossing that looks like "Abbey Road"]], except the band is [[WalkOnWater walking on water]].)
** The episode "The Springfield Files" is an Affectionate Parody of ''Series/TheXFiles''. Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny SpecialGuest-starred in the roles of their famous characters.
** The nuns' backstory sequence from "Gone Maggie Gone" is one of these to Creator/TexAvery's travelogue cartoons.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' direct-to-video movie ''Film/WakkosWish'' is an affectionate parody of animated musicals. [[note]]The funny part is that Creator/StevenSpielberg, who was the executive producer of ''Animaniacs'' (but not this movie), was also the producer of [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail another animated musical]].[[/note]]
** Also they parodied Power Rangers with "Super Strong Warner Siblings", even getting the likeness of the command center down accurately.

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* ''The Critic'' (not Jay Sherman, but the Oscar-winning animated short starring Mel Brooks) is ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'' had an AffectionateParody of the works of Creator/NormanMcLaren.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" is an Affectionate Parody of ("[[ButtMonkey Gerald's]] Way or the career of Music/TheBeatles in the form of Homer's 1980s barbershop quartet, the B'Sharps, High Way") that takes [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar has tons of parodies to Mafia films, prison films and]] Creator/RobertDeNiro films.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is fond of this trope. They parody all
the world by storm in a similar fashion to the way the Beatles did. The career of the B'Sharps mirrors that of the Beatles in almost every way, including similar controversies, [[SeriousBusiness the complete hysteria surrounding them]] time and band meltdowns. The producers even persuaded Music/GeorgeHarrison to play along, giving him the perfect closing line; as he watches the B'Sharps imitate the famous last gig on the rooftop of Apple Corps that the Beatles played, he acerbically mutters, "ItsBeenDone," and drives off.
-->'''Bart:''' Did you screw
end up like the Beatles and say you were BiggerThanJesus?\\
'''Homer:''' All the time! It was the title of our second album. (Holds up record album [[AbbeyRoadCrossing that looks like "Abbey Road"]], except the band is [[WalkOnWater walking on water]].)
** The episode "The Springfield Files" is an Affectionate Parody of ''Series/TheXFiles''. Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny SpecialGuest-starred in the roles of their famous characters.
** The nuns' backstory sequence from "Gone Maggie Gone" is one of these to Creator/TexAvery's travelogue cartoons.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' direct-to-video movie ''Film/WakkosWish'' is an
not making it look worse. A particularly affectionate parody of animated musicals. [[note]]The funny part is that Creator/StevenSpielberg, who one was the executive producer of ''Animaniacs'' (but not this movie), was also the producer of [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail another animated musical]].[[/note]]
** Also
"Hokey Monsters", a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' parody, where they parodied Power Rangers with "Super Strong Warner Siblings", even getting make it a card game and bring them to life. They pick at a few aspects of it but in the likeness of the command center down accurately.end it said Pokémon was still awesome. They've done many many others like ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s "Night on Bald Mountain" segment.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is an Affectionate Parody of TheFifties {{Sit Com}}s; and TheSixties Adventure cartoons, particularly WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest and Film/JamesBond.
** They also Affectionately Parody superhero comics, even getting Creator/KevinConroy to play Captain Sunshine, a parody of Franchise/{{Batman}} and a bit of Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' contains a wonderful parody of ProfessionalWrestling in the episode "The Blind Bandit." "[[ThirdPersonPerson The Boulder]] has conflicted feelings about fighting a [[CuteBruiser young]], [[BlindSeer blind]] [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl girl]]!"
** The Boulder was actually voiced by former WWF wrestler Mick Foley, as well as being a visual parody of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]].
** Not to mention "The Ember Island Players". How can you not love a show that ''[[TakeThatUs parodies itself?]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is fond of this trope. They parody all the time and end up not making it look worse. A particularly affectionate one was "Hokey Monsters", a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' parody, where they make it a card game and bring them to life. They pick at a few aspects of it but in the end it said Pokémon was still awesome. They've done many many others like ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s "Night on Bald Mountain" segment.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has parodied ''Star Wars'' and demonstrated more knowledge of and reverence for the originals than most, including character names and terms that aren't mentioned in the movies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Most of ''WesternAnimation/{{Mad}}'' is an Affectionate Parody of TheFifties {{Sit Com}}s; and TheSixties Adventure cartoons, particularly WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest and Film/JamesBond.
** They also Affectionately Parody superhero comics, even getting Creator/KevinConroy to play Captain Sunshine, a parody of Franchise/{{Batman}} and a bit of Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' contains a wonderful parody of ProfessionalWrestling
nearly anything that's been popular in the past 10 years.
* The entirety of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' is an AffectionateParody of the HumongousMecha genre in every possible way. [[ShoutOut But it doesn't stop there, folks.]]
* The 1988 WesternAnimation/MightyMouse
episode "Don't Touch That Dial" featured not-so-affectionate parodies of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (both paired up as "The Blind Bandit." "[[ThirdPersonPerson The Boulder]] has conflicted feelings about fighting a [[CuteBruiser young]], [[BlindSeer blind]] [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl girl]]!"
** The Boulder was actually voiced by former WWF wrestler Mick Foley,
Jetstones"), ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ("four totally off-the-wall characters sworn to eliminate any trace of humor in the world today") as well as being a visual parody of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]].
** Not to mention "The Ember Island Players". How can you not love a show that ''[[TakeThatUs parodies itself?]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is fond of this trope. They parody all the time and end up not making it look worse. A particularly
an affectionate one was "Hokey Monsters", a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' parody, where they make it a card game and bring them to life. They pick at a few aspects parody of it but in the end it said Pokémon was still awesome. They've done many many others like ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s "Night on Bald Mountain" segment.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has parodied ''Star Wars'' and demonstrated more knowledge of and reverence for the originals than most, including character names and terms that aren't mentioned in the movies.
''RockyAndBullwinkle''.



* ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' had an entire episode that was an AffectionateParody of classic ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts.
* The entirety of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' is an AffectionateParody of the HumongousMecha genre in every possible way. [[ShoutOut But it doesn't stop there, folks.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future" spoofs ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' and includes not only a caricature of Creator/JayWard at the end but has Creator/JuneForay (Rocky, Natasha) as the voice of the ep's villain.
** Also of note is their episode parodying ''Music/TheBeatles'', which was full of jokes and references that made it clear that they were very familiar with the band.



* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is an affectionate parody of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics, with a teensy bit of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] thrown in for good measure. For an animated media and not a printed media, the odd usage of [[WrittenSoundEffect 'POW!'s]] and [[WrittenSoundEffect 'WHAM!'s]] really accentuates this.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future" spoofs ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' and includes not only a caricature of Creator/JayWard at the end but has Creator/JuneForay (Rocky, Natasha) as the voice of the ep's villain.
** Also of note is their episode parodying ''Music/TheBeatles'', which was full of jokes and references that made it clear that they were very familiar with the band.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' featured an episode that not only parodied ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''--Dodgers dreaming he's Samurai Quack--but the dream sequence itself was directed by SJ creator Creator/GenndyTartakovsky and featured Creator/{{Mako}} as the voice of Quack's adversary Achoo.
** Another episode featured an incredibly close to its source parody of ComicBook/GreenLantern, complete with Kilowog, Ch'p, Ganthet, Sinestro, and more.
** The show itself is an affectionate parody of sci-fi has a whole, and the protagonist's name is a parody of ComicStrip/BuckRogers.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' segment "Toby Danger" parodied ''Jonny Quest'' TOS. They even went so far as to get Creator/DonMessick (Benton Quest) and Granville Van Dusen (Race Bannon) to do the voices of their parody characters.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'' had an episode ("[[ButtMonkey Gerald's]] Way or the High Way") that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar has tons of parodies to Mafia films, prison films and]] Creator/RobertDeNiro films.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' Lord Stringray is a parody of ''GIJoe'''s Cobra Commander.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Fairly OddParents}}'' [[TheMovie movie]], ''Channel Chasers'', is all about this as Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda and Vicky go through various parodies of popular shows. It was finally lampshaded in TheSimpsons parody with Timmy writing on the blackboard "This is the sincerest form of flattery."
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Fairly OddParents}}'' also has the recurring character of Cat-Man, voiced by Adam West; an affectionate parody of his earlier role as TV's Batman.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is an affectionate parody and deconstruction of James Bond and spy fiction in general.
* Most of ''WesternAnimation/{{Mad}}'' is Affectionate Parody of nearly anything that's been popular in the past 10 years.
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' pokes fun at the awful parts of Fairy Tales while maintaining an upbeat and cheery attitude.
* The 1988 WesternAnimation/MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial" featured not-so-affectionate parodies of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (both paired up as "The Jetstones"), ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ("four totally off-the-wall characters sworn to eliminate any trace of humor in the world today") as well as an affectionate parody of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'' *''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' had an episode ("[[ButtMonkey Gerald's]] Way or parodied ''Star Wars'' and demonstrated more knowledge of and reverence for the High Way") that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar has tons of parodies to Mafia films, prison films and]] Creator/RobertDeNiro films.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' Lord Stringray is a parody of ''GIJoe'''s Cobra Commander.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Fairly OddParents}}'' [[TheMovie movie]], ''Channel Chasers'', is all about this as Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda and Vicky go through various parodies of popular shows. It was finally lampshaded in TheSimpsons parody with Timmy writing on the blackboard "This is the sincerest form of flattery."
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Fairly OddParents}}'' also has the recurring
originals than most, including character of Cat-Man, voiced by Adam West; an affectionate parody of his earlier role as TV's Batman.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is an affectionate parody
names and deconstruction of James Bond and spy fiction in general.
* Most of ''WesternAnimation/{{Mad}}'' is Affectionate Parody of nearly anything that's been popular
terms that aren't mentioned in the past 10 years.
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' pokes fun at the awful parts of Fairy Tales while maintaining an upbeat and cheery attitude.
* The 1988 WesternAnimation/MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial" featured not-so-affectionate parodies of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (both paired up as "The Jetstones"), ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ("four totally off-the-wall characters sworn to eliminate any trace of humor in the world today") as well as an affectionate parody of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.
movies.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" is an Affectionate Parody of the career of Music/TheBeatles in the form of Homer's 1980s barbershop quartet, the B'Sharps, that takes the world by storm in a similar fashion to the way the Beatles did. The career of the B'Sharps mirrors that of the Beatles in almost every way, including similar controversies, [[SeriousBusiness the complete hysteria surrounding them]] and band meltdowns. The producers even persuaded Music/GeorgeHarrison to play along, giving him the perfect closing line; as he watches the B'Sharps imitate the famous last gig on the rooftop of Apple Corps that the Beatles played, he acerbically mutters, "ItsBeenDone," and drives off.
-->'''Bart:''' Did you screw up like the Beatles and say you were BiggerThanJesus?\\
'''Homer:''' All the time! It was the title of our second album. (Holds up record album [[AbbeyRoadCrossing that looks like "Abbey Road"]], except the band is [[WalkOnWater walking on water]].)
** The episode "The Springfield Files" is an Affectionate Parody of ''Series/TheXFiles''. Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny SpecialGuest-starred in the roles of their famous characters.
** The nuns' backstory sequence from "Gone Maggie Gone" is one of these to Creator/TexAvery's travelogue cartoons.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Parody of {{shonen}} anime in "Good Times With Weapons". The GratuitousEnglish-filled J-rock song playing in the background was even sung by Trey Parker, who is an open Japanophile.
** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has also affectionately parodied ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in a memorable season 6 episode entitled "[[ItsBeenDone The Simpsons Already Did It]]" that poked fun at how hard it was to come up with new plotlines when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had already done so many.
** "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants" is a paean to a classic WartimeCartoon, especially Bugs Bunny's.
** In the "Coon and Friends" trilogy, this is done twice between Cartman and Cthulhu: one, a tribute to ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'', and the other is a nod to the Chuck Jones cartoon "Feed the Kitty". The original "Coon" episode also parodies ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in the beginning.
** A meta-example: the 20+ minute animation "Trey Gets Stoned" is one of both the show itself (seriously, the animation is indistinguishable) and TreyParkerAndMattStone. Not surprising, since it was made by several fans.
** They also tackled ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' in "Major Boobage".



* The Oscar-nominated ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izy2ittIe7A The Big Story]]'' is an AffectionateParody of Kirk Douglas.
* In general, the majority of the shorts on ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' were lighthearted and comedic depictions of numerous DC Comics characters, but one specific example was the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans New Teen Titans]]'' short "Kidz Korner 4 Kidz", which parodies educational shows for little kids like ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVBt2AIUK8]] An 80's cartoon called ''Cat and Mouse at the Home'' is an AffectionateParody of TomAndJerry if they were to live in a retirement center.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiTgoRR3tbk]] Technological Threat is an Oscar-nominated Creator/TexAvery tribute from TheEighties
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', given that it is intended to be the in-universe cartoon the Buzz Lightyear toys are based on in the ''Franchise/ToyStory'' movies, happens to be a warm love letter to pretty much every MerchandiseDriven action cartoon of the 80's and 90's.

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* The Oscar-nominated ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' Lord Stringray is a parody of ''GIJoe'''s Cobra Commander.
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''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izy2ittIe7A The Big Story]]'' is an AffectionateParody of Kirk Douglas.
* In general, the majority of the shorts on ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' were lighthearted and comedic depictions of numerous DC Comics characters, but one specific example was the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans New Teen Titans]]'' short "Kidz Korner 4 Kidz", which parodies educational shows for little kids like ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVBt2AIUK8]] An 80's cartoon called ''Cat and Mouse at the Home'' is an AffectionateParody of TomAndJerry if they were to live in a retirement center.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiTgoRR3tbk]]
com/watch?v=XiTgoRR3tbk Technological Threat Threat]]'' is an Oscar-nominated Creator/TexAvery tribute from TheEighties
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', given that it is intended to be The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "For Real" includes shots of people commenting on the in-universe cartoon trials over the Buzz Lightyear toys are based on internet in the ''Franchise/ToyStory'' movies, happens to what can only be a warm love letter to pretty much every MerchandiseDriven action cartoon an affectionate jab at series fans, and at [[ShippingTropes shippers]] in particular.
** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' is an Affectionate Parody
of the 80's Japanese kids' shows from yesteryear, including ''Anime/AstroBoy'', ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' & ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', plus ''Anime/LupinIII'' and 90's.''Franchise/KamenRider''.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' parodies things frequently, such as:
** ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ("Lord of the Beans"),
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ("[[Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy The Gourds Must Be Crazy]]"),
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' ("Omelet"),
** Creator/GilbertAndSullivan ("Lyle the Kindly Viking", "The Star of Christmas", and "Sumo of the Opera").
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is an Affectionate Parody of TheFifties {{Sit Com}}s; and TheSixties Adventure cartoons, particularly WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest and Film/JamesBond.
** They also Affectionately Parody superhero comics, even getting Creator/KevinConroy to play Captain Sunshine, a parody of Franchise/{{Batman}} and a bit of Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' had an entire episode that was an AffectionateParody of classic ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts.
21st Mar '17 4:41:01 PM Golondrina
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* ''WesternAnimation/ShinChan'' and ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' have parodied ''Star Wars'' and demonstrated more knowledge of and reverence for the originals than most, including character names and terms that aren't mentioned in the movies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ShinChan'' and ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' have has parodied ''Star Wars'' and demonstrated more knowledge of and reverence for the originals than most, including character names and terms that aren't mentioned in the movies.
18th Mar '17 6:45:30 AM CaptainTedium
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiTgoRR3tbk]] Technological Threat is an Oscar-nominated TexAvery tribute from TheEighties

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiTgoRR3tbk]] Technological Threat is an Oscar-nominated TexAvery Creator/TexAvery tribute from TheEightiesTheEighties
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', given that it is intended to be the in-universe cartoon the Buzz Lightyear toys are based on in the ''Franchise/ToyStory'' movies, happens to be a warm love letter to pretty much every MerchandiseDriven action cartoon of the 80's and 90's.
31st Dec '16 10:30:09 AM nombretomado
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** The Boulder was actually voiced by former WWF wrestler Mick Foley, as well as being a visual parody of [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]].

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** The Boulder was actually voiced by former WWF wrestler Mick Foley, as well as being a visual parody of [[DwayneJohnson [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]].
9th Nov '16 11:28:29 AM nombretomado
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* The 1988 WesternAnimation/MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial" featured not-so-affectionate parodies of ''TheFlintstones,'' ''TheJetsons'' (both paired up as "The Jetstones"), ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ("four totally off-the-wall characters sworn to eliminate any trace of humor in the world today") as well as an affectionate parody of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.

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* The 1988 WesternAnimation/MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial" featured not-so-affectionate parodies of ''TheFlintstones,'' ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (both paired up as "The Jetstones"), ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ("four totally off-the-wall characters sworn to eliminate any trace of humor in the world today") as well as an affectionate parody of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.
3rd Nov '16 9:21:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', the parody of death metal whose soundtrack album made those in the same genre it parodies stop and take notes. It helps that the creator is a huge fan of the music, even including other parodies of the genre in his previous show, ''HomeMovies''.
* ''ReBoot'' had nearly every episode that had at least one affectionate parody. One of the ways they can do this is the nature of the Games, where it transforms an area of Mainframe and comes with its own built-in story. But one interesting thing they did was that each parody flowed with the theme of the episode or was merely a fun backdrop to the main story. It is most notable in the third season, where ''every'' episode owes something to some franchise or genre. Just in the first half: ''Franchise/EvilDead'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''Film/JamesBond'', ''MortalKombat'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' / ''XenaWarriorPrincess''[=/=]''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''Franchise/StarTrek''[=/=]ComicBooks, ''Series/ThePrisoner'', Spaghetti Westerns and {{Pirate}}[=/=]GreatEscape.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', the parody of death metal whose soundtrack album made those in the same genre it parodies stop and take notes. It helps that the creator is a huge fan of the music, even including other parodies of the genre in his previous show, ''HomeMovies''.
''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies''.
* ''ReBoot'' ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' had nearly every episode that had at least one affectionate parody. One of the ways they can do this is the nature of the Games, where it transforms an area of Mainframe and comes with its own built-in story. But one interesting thing they did was that each parody flowed with the theme of the episode or was merely a fun backdrop to the main story. It is most notable in the third season, where ''every'' episode owes something to some franchise or genre. Just in the first half: ''Franchise/EvilDead'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''Film/JamesBond'', ''MortalKombat'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' / ''XenaWarriorPrincess''[=/=]''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''Franchise/StarTrek''[=/=]ComicBooks, ''Series/ThePrisoner'', Spaghetti Westerns and {{Pirate}}[=/=]GreatEscape.
2nd Sep '16 6:03:42 AM lledsmar
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