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31st Jul '16 9:12:22 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/GetCrazy'' - among the players at a New Years Eve show at a venerable ballroom venue is jaded MickJagger expy Reggie Wanker, played by Malcolm Mc Dowell.
* ''Film/StillCrazy'': The story concerns Strange Fruit, a fictiobal British Rock band, led by BillNighy
* Film/BillNighy took on a strikingly similar role to the above in the better known ''Film/LoveActually'' as [[TheDanza Billy Mack.]]

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* ''Film/GetCrazy'' - among the players at a New Years Eve show at a venerable ballroom venue is jaded MickJagger Music/MickJagger expy Reggie Wanker, played by Malcolm Mc Dowell.
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* ''Film/StillCrazy'': The story concerns Strange Fruit, a fictiobal British Rock band, led by BillNighy
Creator/BillNighy
* Film/BillNighy Nighy took on a strikingly similar role to the above in the better known ''Film/LoveActually'' as [[TheDanza Billy Mack.]]
4th Jun '16 7:40:51 PM gewunomox
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* Fred Armisen's Ian Rubbish of Ian and the Bizarros (Mentioned in Television above) has subsequently appeared in several web videos, released a few parody songs and interviewed TheClash.

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* Fred Armisen's Ian Rubbish of Ian and the Bizarros (Mentioned in Television above) has subsequently appeared in several web videos, released a few parody songs and interviewed TheClash.
Music/TheClash.
1st Jun '16 3:29:00 AM Doug86
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* ''{{SCTV}}'' "Mel's Rock Pile" has punk band The Queen Haters playing "I Hate the Bloody Queen", which underwhelms the AmericanBandstand style audience.

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* ''{{SCTV}}'' ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' "Mel's Rock Pile" has punk band The Queen Haters playing "I Hate the Bloody Queen", which underwhelms the AmericanBandstand style audience.
17th May '16 5:04:20 AM erforce
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** In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'', you must escort Love Fist, a Scottish band that is very similar to SpinalTap around.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'', you must escort Love Fist, a Scottish band that is very similar to SpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]] around.
14th May '16 11:40:22 AM nombretomado
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** There's also Spiggy Topes of Spiggy Topes and the Turds (later "[[KnightFever Sir Spigismond Topes]]") who is essentially a combined parody of every fading sixties rock star. Unusual in that this RunningGag actually started at the time of the British Invasion itself, so it has carried on in real time with the real thing.

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** There's also Spiggy Topes of Spiggy Topes and the Turds (later "[[KnightFever "[[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir Spigismond Topes]]") who is essentially a combined parody of every fading sixties rock star. Unusual in that this RunningGag actually started at the time of the British Invasion itself, so it has carried on in real time with the real thing.
4th May '16 8:37:31 PM nombretomado
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* Screamin' Lord Byron in the music video/short film ''Jazzin' for Blue Jean'' (1984) may be far more glamorous than the norm, but he still lives a wild lifestyle (when your entourage has oxygen tanks and B12 vitamins at the ready...), can be snobby to the help, and despite his super-smooth posturing is a quivering wreck when the protagonist, who is trying to maintain a CelebrityLie, literally falls into his dressing room. And [[Main/ActingForTwo both characters]] are played by DavidBowie, [[Main/AdamWesting an actual rock star from Britain who had infamously wild days in the 1970s]] and TheRockStar, period.

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* Screamin' Lord Byron in the music video/short film ''Jazzin' for Blue Jean'' (1984) may be far more glamorous than the norm, but he still lives a wild lifestyle (when your entourage has oxygen tanks and B12 vitamins at the ready...), can be snobby to the help, and despite his super-smooth posturing is a quivering wreck when the protagonist, who is trying to maintain a CelebrityLie, literally falls into his dressing room. And [[Main/ActingForTwo [[ActingForTwo both characters]] are played by DavidBowie, [[Main/AdamWesting Music/DavidBowie, [[AdamWesting an actual rock star from Britain who had infamously wild days in the 1970s]] and TheRockStar, period.
13th Jan '16 4:55:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Aldous Snow in ''ForgettingSarahMarshall'' and ''GetHimToTheGreek''. Snow is interesting in that he combines [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggeration]], [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], and SelfParody:

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* Aldous Snow in ''ForgettingSarahMarshall'' ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' and ''GetHimToTheGreek''.''Film/GetHimToTheGreek''. Snow is interesting in that he combines [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggeration]], [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], and SelfParody:
26th Dec '15 12:54:39 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' you meet up with two characters associated with a band who are largely parodies of this trope (though their style leans more towards pre-Britpop, like TheStoneRoses, Music/{{Suede}} and HappyMondays). The lead singer's name is [[Music/TheBeatles Maccer]] (he even wears a Reni hat).

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** In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' you meet up with two characters associated with a band who are largely parodies of this trope (though their style leans more towards pre-Britpop, like TheStoneRoses, Music/TheStoneRoses, Music/{{Suede}} and HappyMondays).Music/HappyMondays). The lead singer's name is [[Music/TheBeatles Maccer]] (he even wears a Reni hat).
23rd Dec '15 3:21:48 AM Doug86
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* In ''RegularShow'', a future version of Mordecai and Rigby, who are famous rock stars, speak in vaguely Liverpudlian accents despite being American.

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* In ''RegularShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', a future version of Mordecai and Rigby, who are famous rock stars, speak in vaguely Liverpudlian accents despite being American.
14th Dec '15 2:23:42 AM DeepRed
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TheBritishInvasion helped cement British artists as big players in the international market. As such many bands or singers found in American media will turn out British. They're generally of the Metal or Rock genre with horrible fashion sense, [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll take lots of drugs, drink lots of booze]], have [[TheCasanova incredibly high sexual tallies]] (often [[AnythingThatMoves going for the weird stuff]], too), [[TrashTheSet trash hotel rooms]] and [[ApplianceDefenestration throw TVs out the window]], and are either indifferent or throwing themselves behind [[CharityMotivationSong whatever good cause]] [[ProtestSong might be available]]. Pierced nose and spiky mohawk optional.

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TheBritishInvasion helped cement British artists as big players in the international market. As such many bands or singers found in American media will turn out British. They're generally of the Metal or Rock genre with [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes horrible fashion sense, sense]], who [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll take lots of drugs, drink lots of booze]], have [[TheCasanova incredibly high sexual tallies]] (often [[AnythingThatMoves going for the weird stuff]], too), [[TrashTheSet trash hotel rooms]] and [[ApplianceDefenestration throw TVs out the window]], and are either indifferent or throwing themselves behind [[CharityMotivationSong whatever good cause]] [[ProtestSong might be available]]. Pierced nose and spiky mohawk optional.
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