History Creator / SeltzerAndFriedberg

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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* 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.
21st Jun '13 10:49:43 PM Willbyr
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* DesignatedGirlFight: Happens quite a bit in these movies, although the male characters absolutely WouldHitaGirl.

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* DesignatedGirlFight: Happens quite a bit in these movies, although the male characters absolutely WouldHitaGirl.WouldHitAGirl.
21st May '13 7:53:19 PM Willbyr
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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 ''{{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 ''TheHungerGames.'' While their output has slowed since their heydey, 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 ''{{Twilight}}'' ''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 ''TheHungerGames.''Film/TheHungerGames.'' While their output has slowed since their heydey, they've hardly stopped.



** A literal case of this happens in ''Disaster Movie'', in which Juney chugs vodka, breakdances on her belly, and she and her unborn child get ripped apart by rabid wildlife from the popular disaster film ''Alvin and the Chipmunks''.
** In ''Disaster Movie'', there was a big bottle of Ambien and a wine glass, which could be a reference to Heath Ledger's death. Rumors also circulated that they wanted to be more direct based on casting the role of the Joker, but the deleted scene in question was actually just the character making out with some guy in a reference to ''BrokebackMountain''.

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** A literal case of this happens in In ''Disaster Movie'', in which Juney chugs vodka, breakdances on her belly, and she and her unborn child get ripped apart by rabid wildlife from the popular disaster film ''Alvin and the Chipmunks''.
** In ''Disaster Movie'', there was a big bottle of Ambien and a wine glass, which could be a reference to Heath Ledger's death. Rumors also circulated that they wanted to be more direct based on casting the role of the Joker, but the deleted scene in question was actually just the character making out with some guy in a reference to ''BrokebackMountain''.''Film/BrokebackMountain''.



* DistressedDamsel: Amy (Vanessa Minnillo), also from ''Disaster Movie'' being an expy of Beth from ''Cloverfield''.

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* DistressedDamsel: Amy (Vanessa Minnillo), also from ''Disaster Movie'' being an expy of Beth from ''Cloverfield''.''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''.



* DVDCommentary: Two film critics who did not like the movie were hired to commentary ''Date Movie''. Highlights include pin-pointing exactly where movies like ''{{Airplane}}'' succeeded while ''Date Movie'' failed. The directors themselves did a commentary for one of their films that started out informative, but quickly turned into a tongue-in-cheek bullshitting contest.

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* DVDCommentary: Two film critics who did not like the movie were hired to commentary ''Date Movie''. Highlights include pin-pointing exactly where movies like ''{{Airplane}}'' ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' succeeded while ''Date Movie'' failed. The directors themselves did a commentary for one of their films that started out informative, but quickly turned into a tongue-in-cheek bullshitting contest.



* FollowTheLeader: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ5X4YhpFk Spanish Movie]],'' ''SuperheroMovie'', and ''DanceFlick''. Sometimes, these guys are mistakenly credited for the latter two.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ5X4YhpFk Spanish Movie]],'' ''SuperheroMovie'', ''Film/SuperheroMovie'', and ''DanceFlick''. Sometimes, these guys are mistakenly credited for the latter two.



* InherentlyFunnyWords: ''Meet The Spartans'' was called ''[[{{Ratatouille}} Spartatouille]]'' (pronounced "Sparta-too-eee") in France.
* MagicPants: Parodied, of course, with TheIncredibleHulk. [[DropTheCow Then a cow falls on him.]]

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: ''Meet The Spartans'' was called ''[[{{Ratatouille}} ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} Spartatouille]]'' (pronounced "Sparta-too-eee") in France.
* MagicPants: Parodied, of course, with TheIncredibleHulk.Film/TheIncredibleHulk. [[DropTheCow Then a cow falls on him.]]



* NarrowParody: The movies "parodied" are often only one or two years old. For example, ''Film/DisasterMovie'' had parodies of ''{{Juno}}'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''SexAndTheCity'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', ''Film/{{Superbad}}'', ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', ''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 ''{{Juno}}'', ''Film/{{Juno}}'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', ''Film/IronMan'', ''SexAndTheCity'', ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', ''Film/{{Superbad}}'', ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', ''TheLoveGuru'', ''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.



** In ''Meet the Spartans'', they parody the famous "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis This is Sparta]]" scene from ''ThreeHundred'' by... having their Leonidas equivalent kick about ten more people into the well in succession.
* ParodyNames: Not often, but they're there. [[strike:{{Juno}}]] Juney, the [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia White]] [[strike:[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Witch]]]] Bitch, [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack]] [[strike:[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Sparrow]]]] Swallows, etc.
* RapidFireComedy: In the [[{{Airplane}} Abrams, Zucker and Abrams]] style, but most of the time, they throw in near-exact replicas of scenes from other movies instead of jokes.

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** In ''Meet the Spartans'', they parody the famous "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis This is Sparta]]" scene from ''ThreeHundred'' ''Film/ThreeHundred'' by... having their Leonidas equivalent kick about ten more people into the well in succession.
* ParodyNames: Not often, but they're there. [[strike:{{Juno}}]] [[strike:Film/{{Juno}}]] Juney, the [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia White]] [[strike:[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[strike:[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Witch]]]] Bitch, [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack]] [[strike:[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[strike:[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Sparrow]]]] Swallows, etc.
* RapidFireComedy: In the [[{{Airplane}} [[Film/{{Airplane}} Abrams, Zucker and Abrams]] style, but most of the time, they throw in near-exact replicas of scenes from other movies instead of jokes.



--> "I am [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Prince Caspian!]]"

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--> "I am [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Prince Caspian!]]"



--> "I AM ''[[KungFuPanda KUNG FU PANDA!]]''" (See IAmNotShazam)

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--> "I AM ''[[KungFuPanda ''[[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda KUNG FU PANDA!]]''" (See IAmNotShazam)
19th May '13 5:49:04 AM Willbyr
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* NominalParody: Sometimes, they make jokes that were present in the original source material. For example, the Wolverine parody in ''Epic Movie'' uses his middle claw to flip Edward the finger. This would be a valid parody of the character... if the real Wolverine didn't do the ''exact same thing'' in the first ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movie.


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* RedundantParody: Sometimes, they make jokes that were present in the original source material. For example, the Wolverine parody in ''Epic Movie'' uses his middle claw to flip Edward the finger. This would be a valid parody of the character... if the real Wolverine didn't do the ''exact same thing'' in the first ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movie.
19th Mar '13 6:33:59 PM Willbyr
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* RefugeInVulgarity:
** ''Disaster Movie'' has multiple scenes of women pulling objects out of their crotches.
** The "[[UnratedEdition uncut]]" version of ''Epic Movie'' apparently decides that the best way to improve an [[OverlyLongGag already overly long vomiting scene]] is to make it even longer.




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* VulgarHumor:
** ''Disaster Movie'' has multiple scenes of women pulling objects out of their crotches.
** The "[[UnratedEdition uncut]]" version of ''Epic Movie'' apparently decides that the best way to improve an [[OverlyLongGag already overly long vomiting scene]] is to make it even longer.
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