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29th May '18 9:28:45 PM Valiona
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* EvilLawyerJoke: Used quite frequently, and discussed in one Lighter Side strip, in which it a lawyer points out that no one likes lawyers until they need one.

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* EvilLawyerJoke: Used quite frequently, and discussed in one Lighter Side strip, in which it a lawyer points out that no one likes everyone hates lawyers until they need one.



** In one personality quiz about whether you have Type A personality, if you get mostly "yes" answers, it says that there's a word for [[JerkAss the kind of person]] you are, which starts with A and rhymes with "gas hole"..



* HypocriticalHumor: The parody for ''Film/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' has this, combined with NeverMyFault, when the parents of the main characters drop [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F Bombs]] while complaining about their children swearing, and when they can't figure out why they're doing that, blame the media.

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* HypocriticalHumor: The parody for ''Film/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' has this, combined with NeverMyFault, when the parents of the main characters drop [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F Bombs]] while complaining about their children swearing, and when they can't figure out why they're doing that, unsure of what caused the children to use such foul language, blame the media.



* PoliticiansKissBabies: Mentioned in an article from 1962 (also an early version of the RussianReversal): "Russian politics can best be understood by comparing them with American politics. For instance, in America, politicians have to kiss babies, and if they don't, the mothers can take their offices away from them. In Russia, the system is somewhat different. To get food, mothers have to kiss politicians and if they don't, the politicians can take their babies away from them."

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* PoliticiansKissBabies: PoliticiansKissBabies:
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Mentioned in an article from 1962 (also an early version of the RussianReversal): "Russian politics can best be understood by comparing them with American politics. For instance, in America, politicians have to kiss babies, and if they don't, the mothers can take their offices away from them. In Russia, the system is somewhat different. To get food, mothers have to kiss politicians and if they don't, the politicians can take their babies away from them.""
** One "A Mad Look At" showed a politician kissing babies, and accidentally kissing a woman's breast.


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** When the "politically correct" version of James Bond sees a dolphin strapped with a bomb swimming toward a naval base, he saves the dolphin... and lets the base get blown up.
17th May '18 2:27:36 PM Malady
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* NormalFishInATinyPond: One ''Nasty File'' article says the ''PoliceAcademy'' movies "...prove that even Bubba Smith can seem like a talented actor if he's surrounded by a cast that's sufficiently untalented."

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* NormalFishInATinyPond: One ''Nasty File'' article says the ''PoliceAcademy'' ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies "...prove that even Bubba Smith can seem like a talented actor if he's surrounded by a cast that's sufficiently untalented."
30th Apr '18 6:26:16 PM Valiona
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-->'''Billy''': Barby Doll, I'm afraid I've got some bad news... and some good news for you! First... I shot and killed your Father!\\
'''Barby''': Okay... now tell me the BAD news!\\

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-->'''Billy''': Barby Doll, I'm afraid I've got some bad news... and some good news for you! First... I shot and killed your Father!\\
[[AbusiveParents Father]]!\\
'''Barby''': [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Okay... now tell me the BAD news!\\news]]!\\



* IHaveNoSon: In the parody of "Superman II", Superman's mother does this to him, along with taking his powers.

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* IHaveNoSon: In the parody of "Superman II", Superman's mother does this to him, along with taking his powers.powers, prompting a joke about Superman's mother being Jewish.



* ItsAWonderfulPlot: A parody of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' stars Bill Clinton as George Bailey and the recently deceased Richard Nixon as the angel who hopes to help Clinton, since Nixon only has his right wing. Naturally, the parody is anything but heartwarming, and features many backhanded compliments and outright insults of Clinton.



** In the parody of "Under Siege," the main character proudly states that by entering the kill codes and exploding the missiles off the coast of Honolulu, he'll be "a real hero." When the female lead tells him that the fallout will kill most of Hawaii, he admits "I never thought of that! But then, neither did our scriptwriter!"

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** In the parody of "Under Siege," the main character proudly states that by entering the kill codes and exploding the missiles off the coast of Honolulu, he'll be "a real hero." When the female lead tells him that the fallout will kill most of Hawaii, he admits "I "[[DidntThinkThisThrough I never thought of that! that]]! But then, neither did our scriptwriter!"



* NoSympathy: Often played for comedy, with parodied characters and original ones.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: A man throws a Molotov cocktail at a recruiting office, and a bunch of hippies praise him as a hero, but he says that he's just a {{pyromaniac}}.

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* NoSympathy: Often played for comedy, with parodied characters and original ones. \n Fully justified in the ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' parody, when one slave thinks to herself that her masters, who are afraid of losing their lifestyle after slavery ends, shouldn't expect any sympathy for her.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: A In a Vietnam War-era "Lighter Side" strip, a man throws a Molotov cocktail at a military recruiting office, and a bunch of hippies praise him as a hero, but he says that he's just a {{pyromaniac}}.



* UnderdogsAlwaysWin: Subverted with the parody of Rocky

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* UnderdogsAlwaysWin: Subverted with the parody of RockyRocky.


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* VisualPun: In one "Lighter Side of" strip, two office workers question if they're pawns in a corporate chess game, while standing on a black and white checkered floor.


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* WellThisIsNotThatTrope: In "Clooney as the Bat", it's said that despite having lackluster performances for Batman in ''Film/{{Batman}}'', ''Film/BatmanReturns'' and ''Film/BatmanForever'', this "is no game of baseball like in Literature/CaseyAtTheBat," so Creator/GeorgeClooney has a chance to set things right with ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. As might be expected, though, Clooney doesn't succeed.
26th Apr '18 11:22:27 AM Malady
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* BrickJoke: In the parody of TheMatrix, as in the film, Neo's mouth vanishes when the Agents plant a bug in him. At the end, after realizing his status as the One, he does this to Morpheus when facing another one of his long speeches.

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* BrickJoke: In the parody of TheMatrix, ''Film/TheMatrix'', as in the film, Neo's mouth vanishes when the Agents plant a bug in him. At the end, after realizing his status as the One, he does this to Morpheus when facing another one of his long speeches.



** Often joked about in many parodies, such as TheMatrix.

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** Often joked about in many parodies, such as TheMatrix.''Film/TheMatrix''.
6th Apr '18 3:24:38 PM Valiona
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* BluntYes: Inverted in one article. One politician, as an example of a rare moment of honesty, says it isn't possible to lower taxes and keep a balanced budget without cutting spending.



** ''Superduperman'' mocks the TwoPersonLoveTriangle by insisting that "Nice Guy" obsession with being loved for their "true selves" is inherently pathetic. As Lois Pain tells Clark Bent when he finally reveals his identity, "Once a creep, always a creep."

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** ''Superduperman'' mocks the TwoPersonLoveTriangle TwoPersonLoveTriangle, as well as the DoggedNiceGuy trope, by insisting that "Nice Guy" obsession with being loved for their "true selves" is inherently pathetic. As Lois Pain tells Clark Bent when he finally reveals his identity, "Once a creep, always a creep."



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Lampshaded in the introductory text of "[[Film/ABeautifulMind A Booty-filled Mind]]" regarding John Nash, but [[InformedAttribute not referenced in the actual parody]].

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Lampshaded in the The introductory text of "[[Film/ABeautifulMind A Booty-filled Mind]]" regarding brings up some of the less than flattering aspects of John Nash, but [[InformedAttribute not referenced in which the actual parody]].movie glosses over.


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* ShutUpKirk: In the parody of ''Film/TheShining'', after the cook arrives, telling about his "shining," Jack Nicholson's character mortally wounds him with an ax, smugly saying that he didn't foresee his own death. As the caretaker vows that his murderer won't get away with it, he's told that killing a cook will only be punished by a slap on the wrist.


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* StealthInsult: Many jokes involve fairly subtle insults. For example, near the end of the parody of "The Shining," the boy's mother (who'd [[HollywoodHomely previously been described as ugly]]), says that he'll probably have to sell newspapers, and she'll have to sell her body. He then remarks that he'll feel weird making more money than she does.


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* XMeetsY: ''Film/Gladiator'' is described as a mix of ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' and ''Film/BenHur'' when it come to the action, but "[[TakeThat A Message in a Bottle meets Judge Dredd]]" when it comes to the story.
5th Apr '18 6:56:20 PM troperaiser
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In February 2018, ''MAD'' ended its original run with issue #550, and subsequently [[http://ew.com/books/2018/02/20/mad-magazine-rebooted-april/ announced a new revamped version of the magazine]] to launch with #1 in April of the same year (which more than a few people initially mistook for an AprilFools joke), to coincide with the staff moving operations from New York to Los Angeles. [[https://twitter.com/MADmagazine/status/980905764251303936 Don't worry though, the magazine won't change too much.]]
22nd Mar '18 8:40:38 PM nombretomado
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* SelfMadeOrphan: In the ''RoadToPerdition'' parody, as [[spoiler:John is killing Rooney]], who protests that he's [[LikeASonToMe like a father to him]], he declares that [[BondOneLiner now he's become an orphan]].

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* SelfMadeOrphan: In the ''RoadToPerdition'' ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' parody, as [[spoiler:John is killing Rooney]], who protests that he's [[LikeASonToMe like a father to him]], he declares that [[BondOneLiner now he's become an orphan]].
22nd Mar '18 8:39:34 PM nombretomado
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* PedophilePriest: A common joke; in the RoadToPerdition spoof, Michael tells his son not to go to their Catholic priest, not because of his ties to the mob, but because he might be this.

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* PedophilePriest: A common joke; in the RoadToPerdition ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' spoof, Michael tells his son not to go to their Catholic priest, not because of his ties to the mob, but because he might be this.
8th Mar '18 9:24:11 PM nombretomado
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: In a 60s parody of TVGuide Commercials are listed in the listings. Many online guides now list infomercials by the program's name instead of the standard ''Paid Programming''.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: In a 60s parody of TVGuide Magazine/TVGuide Commercials are listed in the listings. Many online guides now list infomercials by the program's name instead of the standard ''Paid Programming''.
5th Mar '18 4:49:16 PM nombretomado
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* TheMusical: ''The Mad Show'', a 1966 off-Broadway production starring Paul Sand and Linda Lavin. With lyrics by Creator/StephenSondheim, no less.

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* TheMusical: ''The Mad Show'', a 1966 off-Broadway production starring Paul Sand and Linda Lavin. With lyrics by Creator/StephenSondheim, Music/StephenSondheim, no less.
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