History Creator / SeltzerAndFriedberg

18th Jun '17 9:29:28 AM nombretomado
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After ''Disaster Movie'' flopped even by their standards (largely due to popping up in August, which has become a much more crowded Dump Month in recent years), they took a short break before jumping on board the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' train with ''Film/VampiresSuck''. While the latter was still not well received, it did slightly better critically than their previous couple of films and returned them to box office glory. They are currently working on two more projects, ''Best Night Ever'' and ''The Starving Games'', the latter a clear parody of ''Film/TheHungerGames.'' While their output has slowed since their heyday, they've hardly stopped.

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After ''Disaster Movie'' flopped even by their standards (largely due to popping up in August, which has become a much more crowded Dump Month in recent years), they took a short break before jumping on board the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' train with ''Film/VampiresSuck''. While the latter was still not well received, it did slightly better critically than their previous couple of films and returned them to box office glory. They are currently working on have since released two more projects, ''Best Night Ever'' and ''The Starving Games'', the latter a clear parody of ''Film/TheHungerGames.'' While their output has slowed since their heyday, they've hardly stopped.
15th Apr '17 6:34:48 PM nombretomado
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* DontExplainTheJoke: Every single reference will be explained flatly to the audience. ''TheSoup'' made fun of this with a parody of the movies entitled "Reference Movie" in which every character parody explained who they were and said "Get it?"

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* DontExplainTheJoke: Every single reference will be explained flatly to the audience. ''TheSoup'' ''Series/TheSoup'' made fun of this with a parody of the movies entitled "Reference Movie" in which every character parody explained who they were and said "Get it?"
6th Sep '16 6:18:28 PM nombretomado
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* NarrowParody: The movies "parodied" are often only one or two years old. For example, ''Film/DisasterMovie'' had parodies of ''Film/{{Juno}}'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', ''Film/{{Superbad}}'', ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', ''Film/TheLoveGuru'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/{{Wanted}}'', ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'', ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'', ''Film/{{Jumper}}'', and ''Film/TenThousandBC''. None of these movie were older than a year at the time, and many were in fact released after ''Disaster Movie'' hit theaters.

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* NarrowParody: The movies "parodied" are often only one or two years old. For example, ''Film/DisasterMovie'' had parodies of ''Film/{{Juno}}'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', ''Film/{{Superbad}}'', ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', ''Film/TheLoveGuru'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/{{Wanted}}'', ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'', ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'', ''Film/{{Jumper}}'', and ''Film/TenThousandBC''. None of these movie were older than a year at the time, and many were in fact released after ''Disaster Movie'' hit theaters.



-->" I! AM! [[Film/{{Beowulf}} BEOWULF!]]

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-->" I! AM! [[Film/{{Beowulf}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}} BEOWULF!]]
6th Sep '16 6:10:27 PM nombretomado
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Due to the nature of their films largely being simplistic parodies of whatever is popular at the time, a number of other parody films in the same style have been wrongly attributed to them. This includes ''Not Another Teen Movie'', ''Film/SuperheroMovie'' (which was in fact by a ''different'' pair of ''Scary Movie'' alumni), and ''Dance Flick'' (which was actually the Wayans brothers).

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Due to the nature of their films largely being simplistic parodies of whatever is popular at the time, a number of other parody films in the same style have been wrongly attributed to them. This includes ''Not Another Teen Movie'', ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', ''Film/SuperheroMovie'' (which was in fact by a ''different'' pair of ''Scary Movie'' alumni), and ''Dance Flick'' (which was actually the Wayans brothers).
4th Feb '16 4:03:56 PM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: Hector Jimenez and Kal Penn appear in both ''Epic Movie'' and the subjects of parody (''NachoLibre'' and ''Film/SupermanReturns''), adding two actors to the short list of those to get roles in both the straight and parody adaptations.

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* ActorAllusion: Hector Jimenez and Kal Penn appear in both ''Epic Movie'' and the subjects of parody (''NachoLibre'' (''Film/NachoLibre'' and ''Film/SupermanReturns''), adding two actors to the short list of those to get roles in both the straight and parody adaptations.



* CrackFic: Most of the XMeetsY formulas for the Seltzer and Friedberg are bizarre beyond belief, with the very few threads connecting them being that they were in the public's zeitgeist by the time the film was created. For example, "Meet The Spartans" was ThreeHundred combined with MeetTheParents. As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[BlatantLies eloquently asked]]: "'''What''' the '''fuck''' do those two things have in common?!"

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* CrackFic: Most of the XMeetsY formulas for the Seltzer and Friedberg are bizarre beyond belief, with the very few threads connecting them being that they were in the public's zeitgeist by the time the film was created. For example, "Meet The Spartans" was ThreeHundred ''Film/ThreeHundred'' combined with MeetTheParents.''Film/MeetTheParents''. As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[BlatantLies eloquently asked]]: "'''What''' the '''fuck''' do those two things have in common?!"
30th Jun '14 7:49:24 PM Willbyr
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* HumongousMecha: In ''Meet the Spartans''. It even has a TV screen on its chest playing ChrisCrocker's Britney Spears rant. For no reason.

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* HumongousMecha: In ''Meet the Spartans''. It even has a TV screen on its chest playing ChrisCrocker's Britney Spears Creator/ChrisCrocker's Music/BritneySpears rant. For no reason.
15th Jan '14 8:43:50 AM Willbyr
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* RaidersOfTheLostParody: ''Disaster Movie'', like most films made by them, contains a parody of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''.
24th Jun '13 6:55:16 PM Willbyr
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* CrackFic: Most of the XMeetsY formulas for the Seltzer and Friedberg are bizarre beyond belief, with the very few threads connecting them being that they were in the public's zeitgeist by the time the film was created. For example, "Meet The Spartans" was ThreeHundred combined with MeetTheParents. As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[BlatantLies eleqouently asked]]: "'''What''' the '''fuck''' do those two things have in common?!"

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* CrackFic: Most of the XMeetsY formulas for the Seltzer and Friedberg are bizarre beyond belief, with the very few threads connecting them being that they were in the public's zeitgeist by the time the film was created. For example, "Meet The Spartans" was ThreeHundred combined with MeetTheParents. As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[BlatantLies eleqouently eloquently asked]]: "'''What''' the '''fuck''' do those two things have in common?!"
24th Jun '13 6:54:56 PM Willbyr
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Added DiffLines:

* CrackFic: Most of the XMeetsY formulas for the Seltzer and Friedberg are bizarre beyond belief, with the very few threads connecting them being that they were in the public's zeitgeist by the time the film was created. For example, "Meet The Spartans" was ThreeHundred combined with MeetTheParents. As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[BlatantLies eleqouently asked]]: "'''What''' the '''fuck''' do those two things have in common?!"
24th Jun '13 6:53:15 PM Willbyr
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Their first official project was the 1996 Leslie Nielson spy parody ''Film/SpyHard.'' It received a lukewarm reception and little notice at the box office. Their next contribution to parody films was one of the many scripts that was folded into the first ''Film/ScaryMovie''. The duo finally attracted commercial success on their own with the 2006 film ''Date Movie''. While panned by critics, the film made back triple its meager budget and secured them a contract to do a couple more films. They became known for turning out simple, cheap, and quickly produced parody films during the mid-late 2000s, releasing ''Epic Movie'', ''Meet the Spartans'', and ''Disaster Movie'' back to back over 2007 and 2008, the latter two films coming out within mere months of each other. Their movies were routinely NotScreenedForCritics. The few critics that ''did'' see them had nothing but scorn for them. However, the duo's successes tend to involve the low-cost of their movies (not a one of them has a budget over $20 million) and their release dates during the typical DumpMonths of January and February when the competition is light and a film simply cashing in on a pop culture craze can stand out.

After ''Disaster Movie'' flopped even by their standards (largely due to popping up in August, which has become a much more crowded Dump Month in recent years), they took a short break before jumping on board the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' train with ''Film/VampiresSuck''. While the latter was still not well received, it did slightly better critically than their previous couple of films and returned them to box office glory. They are currently working on two more projects, ''Best Night Ever'' and ''The Starving Games'', the latter a clear parody of ''Film/TheHungerGames.'' While their output has slowed since their heydey, they've hardly stopped.

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Their first official project was the 1996 Leslie Nielson Nielsen spy parody ''Film/SpyHard.'' It received a lukewarm reception and little notice at the box office. Their next contribution to parody films was one of the many scripts that was folded into the first ''Film/ScaryMovie''. The duo finally attracted commercial success on their own with the 2006 film ''Date Movie''. While panned by critics, the film made back triple its meager budget and secured them a contract to do a couple more films. They became known for turning out simple, cheap, and quickly produced parody films during the mid-late 2000s, releasing ''Epic Movie'', ''Meet the Spartans'', and ''Disaster Movie'' back to back over 2007 and 2008, the latter two films coming out within mere months of each other. Their movies were routinely NotScreenedForCritics. The few critics that ''did'' see them had nothing but scorn for them. However, the duo's successes tend to involve the low-cost of their movies (not a one of them has a budget over $20 million) and their release dates during the typical DumpMonths of January and February when the competition is light and a film simply cashing in on a pop culture craze can stand out.

After ''Disaster Movie'' flopped even by their standards (largely due to popping up in August, which has become a much more crowded Dump Month in recent years), they took a short break before jumping on board the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' train with ''Film/VampiresSuck''. While the latter was still not well received, it did slightly better critically than their previous couple of films and returned them to box office glory. They are currently working on two more projects, ''Best Night Ever'' and ''The Starving Games'', the latter a clear parody of ''Film/TheHungerGames.'' While their output has slowed since their heydey, heyday, they've hardly stopped.
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