History Main / DeconstructiveParody

18th Jul '16 5:56:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS7xDS24GGE This]] Website/CollegeHumor video deconstructs elements of ''Film/HarryPotter'' by moving the eponymous WizardingSchool to...[[CrapsackWorld the inner city.]] The teachers couldn't care less, the school's resources are thin, crime is implied to be ''very'' rampant, and series BigBad Voldemort seems to be some combination of a street gang ringleader and a FantasticDrug dealer.
17th Jul '16 2:33:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' did this to {{slasher movie}}s. The main characters are all GenreSavvy (DangerouslyGenreSavvy in the case of the killer Ghostface), mocking, exploiting, and otherwise discussing the "rules" of slashers throughout the film. Several characters make fun of horror movie victims who prove themselves TooDumbToLive, the killings become a media circus (as would happen if somebody is murdering [[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome young, pretty, white teenagers]]), and the FinalGirl Sidney goes out of her way to make sure that the killer [[NotQuiteDead won't get back up for one last scare]]. It is, however, an IndecisiveDeconstruction; while it often acknowledges the tropes of slasher movies, it still plays many of them straight, and rests more on PostModernism than deconstruction for its humor and satire.

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* ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' did this to {{slasher movie}}s. The main characters are all GenreSavvy (DangerouslyGenreSavvy in the case of (as well as the killer Ghostface), mocking, exploiting, and otherwise discussing the "rules" of slashers throughout the film. Several characters make fun of horror movie victims who prove themselves TooDumbToLive, the killings become a media circus (as would happen if somebody is murdering [[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome young, pretty, white teenagers]]), and the FinalGirl Sidney goes out of her way to make sure that the killer [[NotQuiteDead won't get back up for one last scare]]. It is, however, an IndecisiveDeconstruction; while it often acknowledges the tropes of slasher movies, it still plays many of them straight, and rests more on PostModernism than deconstruction for its humor and satire.



* For that matter, the first season of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' was itself one of these, as was ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''. In the pilot, the Riddler tricks Batman into falsely arresting him so he can make a FrivolousLawsuit for a million dollars, exposing Batmanís SecretIdentity. The second episode shows the Penguin taking advantage of Batmanís BatDeduction to commit crimes. Mr. Freeze is DangerouslyGenreSavvy. ''Batman The Movie'' ends lampshading ReedRichardsIsUseless when Batman refuses Robinís idea to alter the personalities of the world leaders for the betterment of the world (and then exactly that happens). The next two seasons suffer great SeasonalRot and were examples of IndecisiveDeconstruction and IndecisiveParody.

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* For that matter, the first season of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' was itself one of these, as was ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''. In the pilot, the Riddler tricks Batman into falsely arresting him so he can make a FrivolousLawsuit for a million dollars, exposing Batmanís SecretIdentity. The second episode shows the Penguin taking advantage of Batmanís BatDeduction to commit crimes. Mr. Freeze is DangerouslyGenreSavvy.pretty cunning. ''Batman The Movie'' ends lampshading ReedRichardsIsUseless when Batman refuses Robinís idea to alter the personalities of the world leaders for the betterment of the world (and then exactly that happens). The next two seasons suffer great SeasonalRot and were examples of IndecisiveDeconstruction and IndecisiveParody.
2nd Jun '16 12:52:14 AM PaulA
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* Creator/JoWalton's ''Literature/ToothAndClaw'' deconstructs the assumptions and tropes of Victorian novels by the likes of Creator/AnthonyTrollope by displaying an alien society in which they actually make sense.
31st May '16 1:32:03 PM DoctorTItanX
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** Of the [[WackyFratboyHijinx frat boy comedies]] that its star Creator/SethRogen had previously starred in. Namely, it shows how reasonable people would act surrounded by characters from these movies, and how the frat guys are pathetic, petty [[ManChild Man-Children]] who are unwilling to accept maturity.

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** Of the [[WackyFratboyHijinx frat boy comedies]] that its star Creator/SethRogen had previously Rogen starred in. Namely, it shows how reasonable people would act surrounded by characters from these movies, and how the frat guys are pathetic, petty [[ManChild Man-Children]] who are unwilling to accept maturity.



* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' took ''everything'' from the American [[TheWestern Western]] genre, [[DeconstructorFleet a couple dozen more from every other genre of American film]], and proceeded to nuke them (particularly [[ValuesDissonance the racist elements]]) in a way that only Creator/MelBrooks and Creator/RichardPryor could manage. It was almost two decades before anyone took the Western seriously again.

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* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' took ''everything'' from the American [[TheWestern Western]] Western genre, [[DeconstructorFleet a couple dozen more from every other genre of American film]], film, and proceeded to nuke them (particularly [[ValuesDissonance the racist elements]]) in a way that only Creator/MelBrooks and Creator/RichardPryor could manage. It was almost two decades before anyone took the Western seriously again.



* ''Scream After Dark'', the aftershow to Creator/{{MTV}}[='=]s ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}'', is this to {{talk show}}s like ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]'', ''[[Series/GameOfThrones After the Thrones]]'', and ''[[Series/OrphanBlack After the Black]]'' that come right after popular TV shows, where a group of panelists discuss the events of the latest episode together with some of the cast and crew providing behind-the-scenes details. So, you think that these shows are nothing but frivolous behind-the-scenes trivia that doesn't really deepen one's understanding of the latest episode, and only serves as more promotional material? Well, ''Scream After Dark'' features ''made-up'' trivia designed to paint the cast, the crew, and the show as a whole in the most unflattering light possible. The writing process is portrayed as throwing darts at a board to decide who to kill off this week, then spinning a wheel to decide where that person dies. The acting process is shown in detail, with two of the show's stars reading from a canned script for character reactions to recent deaths, one that is [[RecycledScript recycled over and over]] with minor variations each time someone dies. Lead actress Willa Fitzgerald gives a set tour that degenerates into an [[SoapboxSadie ill-informed rant]] about war and politics. The behind-the-scenes look at the actors' relationships portrays them as secretly hating one another. The host straight-up [[TheyJustDidntCare doesn't care]] and implies several times that [[MoneyDearBoy he's only in it for the money]]. And it's all PlayedForLaughs.

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* ''Scream After Dark'', the aftershow to Creator/{{MTV}}[='=]s ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}'', is this to {{talk show}}s like ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]'', ''[[Series/GameOfThrones After the Thrones]]'', and ''[[Series/OrphanBlack After the Black]]'' that come right after popular TV shows, where a group of panelists discuss the events of the latest episode together with some of the cast and crew providing behind-the-scenes details. So, you think that these shows are nothing but frivolous behind-the-scenes trivia that doesn't really deepen one's understanding of the latest episode, and only serves as more promotional material? Well, ''Scream After Dark'' features ''made-up'' trivia designed to paint the cast, the crew, cast and the show as a whole crew in the most unflattering light possible. The writing process is portrayed as throwing darts at a board to decide who to kill off this week, then spinning a wheel to decide where that person dies. The acting process is shown in detail, with two of the show's stars reading from a canned script for character reactions to recent deaths, one that is [[RecycledScript recycled over and over]] with minor variations each time someone dies. Lead actress Willa Fitzgerald gives a set tour that degenerates into an [[SoapboxSadie ill-informed rant]] about war and politics. The behind-the-scenes look at the actors' relationships portrays them as secretly hating one another. The host straight-up [[TheyJustDidntCare doesn't care]] and implies several times that [[MoneyDearBoy he's only in it for the money]]. And it's all PlayedForLaughs.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has the IdiotHero Bartz annoying [[TurtlePower the sage Guido]] with him [[ParrotExposition repeatedly responding to the latter's exposition with a expositionary question, which named the exact same thing Guido expositioned about]]. The BigBad Exdeath also comes across as being a parody of the stereotypical TinTyrant EvilOverlord, as well as possibly villains from FF's genre in general, what with his [[LargeHam bombastic tendencies and over-the top dialogue]]. FFV's status as a parody is arguably more apparent in the GBA version's English translation of the game than any of the proceeding translations.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has the IdiotHero Bartz annoying [[TurtlePower the sage Guido]] with him [[ParrotExposition repeatedly responding to the latter's exposition with a an expositionary question, which named the exact same thing Guido expositioned about]]. The BigBad Exdeath also comes across as being a parody of the stereotypical TinTyrant EvilOverlord, as well as possibly villains from FF's genre in general, what with his [[LargeHam bombastic tendencies and over-the top dialogue]]. FFV's status as a parody is arguably more apparent in the GBA version's English translation of the game than any of the proceeding translations.



** It also deconstructs some of the cartoon formulas(such as typical cliches, and cartoon anatomy), [[RealityEnsues and shows what happens when reality kicks in]].

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** It also deconstructs some of the cartoon formulas(such formulas (such as typical cliches, clichés, and cartoon anatomy), [[RealityEnsues and shows what happens when reality kicks in]].
31st May '16 10:25:07 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Of the [[WackyFratboyHijinx frat boy comedies]] Rogen starred in. Namely, it shows how reasonable people would act surrounded by characters from these movies, and how the frat guys are pathetic, petty [[ManChild Man-Children]] who are unwilling to accept maturity.

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** Of the [[WackyFratboyHijinx frat boy comedies]] Rogen that its star Creator/SethRogen had previously starred in. Namely, it shows how reasonable people would act surrounded by characters from these movies, and how the frat guys are pathetic, petty [[ManChild Man-Children]] who are unwilling to accept maturity.



* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' took ''everything'' from the American Western genre, a couple dozen more from every other genre of American film, and proceeded to nuke them (particularly [[ValuesDissonance the racist elements]]) in a way that only Creator/MelBrooks and Creator/RichardPryor could manage. It was almost two decades before anyone took the Western seriously again.

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* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' took ''everything'' from the American Western [[TheWestern Western]] genre, [[DeconstructorFleet a couple dozen more from every other genre of American film, film]], and proceeded to nuke them (particularly [[ValuesDissonance the racist elements]]) in a way that only Creator/MelBrooks and Creator/RichardPryor could manage. It was almost two decades before anyone took the Western seriously again.
31st May '16 10:20:55 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Scream After Dark'', the aftershow to Creator/{{MTV}}[='=]s ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}'', is this to {{talk show}}s like ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]'', ''[[Series/GameOfThrones After the Thrones]]'', and ''[[Series/OrphanBlack After the Black]]'' that come right after popular TV shows, where a group of panelists discuss the events of the latest episode together with some of the cast and crew providing behind-the-scenes details. So, you think that these shows are nothing but frivolous behind-the-scenes trivia that doesn't really deepen one's understanding of the latest episode, and only serves as more promotional material? Well, ''Scream After Dark'' features ''made-up'' trivia designed to paint the cast and crew in the most unflattering light possible. The writing process is portrayed as throwing darts at a board to decide who to kill off this week, then spinning a wheel to decide where that person dies. The acting process is shown in detail, with two of the show's stars reading from a canned script for character reactions to recent deaths, one that is [[RecycledScript recycled over and over]] with minor variations each time someone dies. Lead actress Willa Fitzgerald gives a set tour that degenerates into an [[SoapboxSadie ill-informed rant]] about war and politics. The behind-the-scenes look at the actors' relationships portrays them as secretly hating one another. And it's all PlayedForLaughs.

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* ''Scream After Dark'', the aftershow to Creator/{{MTV}}[='=]s ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}'', is this to {{talk show}}s like ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]'', ''[[Series/GameOfThrones After the Thrones]]'', and ''[[Series/OrphanBlack After the Black]]'' that come right after popular TV shows, where a group of panelists discuss the events of the latest episode together with some of the cast and crew providing behind-the-scenes details. So, you think that these shows are nothing but frivolous behind-the-scenes trivia that doesn't really deepen one's understanding of the latest episode, and only serves as more promotional material? Well, ''Scream After Dark'' features ''made-up'' trivia designed to paint the cast cast, the crew, and crew the show as a whole in the most unflattering light possible. The writing process is portrayed as throwing darts at a board to decide who to kill off this week, then spinning a wheel to decide where that person dies. The acting process is shown in detail, with two of the show's stars reading from a canned script for character reactions to recent deaths, one that is [[RecycledScript recycled over and over]] with minor variations each time someone dies. Lead actress Willa Fitzgerald gives a set tour that degenerates into an [[SoapboxSadie ill-informed rant]] about war and politics. The behind-the-scenes look at the actors' relationships portrays them as secretly hating one another. The host straight-up [[TheyJustDidntCare doesn't care]] and implies several times that [[MoneyDearBoy he's only in it for the money]]. And it's all PlayedForLaughs.
30th May '16 10:16:47 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Scream After Dark'', the aftershow to Creator/{{MTV}}[='=]s ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}, is this to {{talk show}}s like ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]'', ''[[Series/GameOfThrones After the Thrones]]'', and ''[[Series/OrphanBlack After the Black]]'' that come right after popular TV shows, where a group of panelists discuss the events of the latest episode together with some of the cast and crew providing behind-the-scenes details. So, you think that these shows are nothing but frivolous behind-the-scenes trivia that doesn't really deepen one's understanding of the latest episode, and only serves as more promotional material? Well, ''Scream After Dark'' features ''made-up'' trivia designed to paint the cast and crew in the most unflattering light possible. The writing process is portrayed as throwing darts at a board to decide who to kill off this week, then spinning a wheel to decide where that person dies. The acting process is shown in detail, with two of the show's stars reading from a canned script for character reactions to recent deaths, one that is [[RecycledScript recycled over and over]] with minor variations each time someone dies. Lead actress Willa Fitzgerald gives a set tour that degenerates into an [[SoapboxSadie ill-informed rant]] about war and politics. The behind-the-scenes look at the actors' relationships portrays them as secretly hating one another. And it's all PlayedForLaughs.

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* ''Scream After Dark'', the aftershow to Creator/{{MTV}}[='=]s ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}, ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}'', is this to {{talk show}}s like ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]'', ''[[Series/GameOfThrones After the Thrones]]'', and ''[[Series/OrphanBlack After the Black]]'' that come right after popular TV shows, where a group of panelists discuss the events of the latest episode together with some of the cast and crew providing behind-the-scenes details. So, you think that these shows are nothing but frivolous behind-the-scenes trivia that doesn't really deepen one's understanding of the latest episode, and only serves as more promotional material? Well, ''Scream After Dark'' features ''made-up'' trivia designed to paint the cast and crew in the most unflattering light possible. The writing process is portrayed as throwing darts at a board to decide who to kill off this week, then spinning a wheel to decide where that person dies. The acting process is shown in detail, with two of the show's stars reading from a canned script for character reactions to recent deaths, one that is [[RecycledScript recycled over and over]] with minor variations each time someone dies. Lead actress Willa Fitzgerald gives a set tour that degenerates into an [[SoapboxSadie ill-informed rant]] about war and politics. The behind-the-scenes look at the actors' relationships portrays them as secretly hating one another. And it's all PlayedForLaughs.
30th May '16 10:16:03 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Jack Burton of ''BigTroubleInLittleChina'' is a Deconstructive Parody of the AllAmericanFace. Burton sports a JamesDean pompadour and drawls like JohnWayne, but lives up to these iconic images of American masculinity with less than perfect aplomb. Overconfident and always slightly behind the information curve, his bombast sometimes pays off, but more often makes him the butt of a slapstick gag. For a light comic performance, KurtRussell walks a very precise tightrope, giving Jack a puppyish quality that redeems his made-in-America arrogance. The audience roots for him to succeed, and to be taken down a peg or two along the way.
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' took ''everything'' from the American Western genre, a couple dozen more from every other genre of American film, and proceeded to nuke them (particularly the racist elements) in a way that only MelBrooks and RichardPryor could manage. It was almost two decades before anyone took the Western seriously again.

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* Jack Burton of ''BigTroubleInLittleChina'' ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' is a Deconstructive Parody of the AllAmericanFace. Burton sports a JamesDean Creator/JamesDean pompadour and drawls like JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, but lives up to these iconic images of American masculinity with less than perfect aplomb. Overconfident and always slightly behind the information curve, his bombast sometimes pays off, but more often makes him the butt of a slapstick gag. For a light comic performance, KurtRussell Creator/KurtRussell walks a very precise tightrope, giving Jack a puppyish quality that redeems his made-in-America arrogance. The audience roots for him to succeed, and to be taken down a peg or two along the way.
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' took ''everything'' from the American Western genre, a couple dozen more from every other genre of American film, and proceeded to nuke them (particularly [[ValuesDissonance the racist elements) elements]]) in a way that only MelBrooks Creator/MelBrooks and RichardPryor Creator/RichardPryor could manage. It was almost two decades before anyone took the Western seriously again.



** Before that, in the 1960s, there was ''Captain Nice'' (NBC) and ''Mr. Terrific'' (CBS), both which were made to capitalize on the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' craze at the time.

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** * Before that, in the 1960s, there was ''Captain Nice'' (NBC) and ''Mr. Terrific'' (CBS), both which were made to capitalize on the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' craze at the time.time.
* For that matter, the first season of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' was itself one of these, as was ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''. In the pilot, the Riddler tricks Batman into falsely arresting him so he can make a FrivolousLawsuit for a million dollars, exposing Batmanís SecretIdentity. The second episode shows the Penguin taking advantage of Batmanís BatDeduction to commit crimes. Mr. Freeze is DangerouslyGenreSavvy. ''Batman The Movie'' ends lampshading ReedRichardsIsUseless when Batman refuses Robinís idea to alter the personalities of the world leaders for the betterment of the world (and then exactly that happens). The next two seasons suffer great SeasonalRot and were examples of IndecisiveDeconstruction and IndecisiveParody.



** "Dude's Night Out" was a more realistic beer commercial. Their activities included getting into barfights (and losing), defecating in public and having sex with transvestite prostitutes.

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** "Dude's Night Out" was a more realistic beer commercial. Their activities included getting into barfights (and losing), defecating in public public, and having sex with transvestite prostitutes.



* Can a court case be deconstructed? If so, then ''Series/TheColbertReport'''s Colbert [=SuperPAC=] is playing every aspect of the Citizens United case to its logical extreme for as many laughs as possible, while making a mockery of the US political system.
** Even more brilliantly, by ''actually creating'' a political action committee, he basically conscripted Viacom and the Federal Election Commission into the joke against their will. He does things so ridiculous that they have to respond, then shows that the laws support what he just did. Maybe one of the finest real life deconstructions ever done.
* Arguably the first season of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'': In the pilot, the Riddler deconstructs the SuperHero by tricking Batman into falsely arresting him so he can make a FrivolousLawsuit for a million dollars, exposing Batmanís SecretIdentity. The second episode shows the Penguin taking advantage of Batmanís BatDeduction to commit crimes. Mr. Freeze is DangerouslyGenreSavvy. ''Batman The Movie'' ends lampshading ReedRichardsIsUseless when Batman refuses Robinís idea to alter the personalities of the world leaders for the betterment of the world (and then exactly that happens). The next two seasons suffer great SeasonalRot and were examples of IndecisiveDeconstruction and IndecisiveParody.

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* Can a court case be deconstructed? If so, then ''Series/TheColbertReport'''s ''Series/TheColbertReport''[='=]s Colbert [=SuperPAC=] is playing every aspect of the Citizens United case to its logical extreme for as many laughs as possible, while making a mockery of the US political system.
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system. Even more brilliantly, by ''actually creating'' a political action committee, he basically conscripted Viacom and the Federal Election Commission into the joke against their will. He does things so ridiculous that they have to respond, then shows that the laws support what he just did. Maybe one of the finest real life deconstructions ever done.
* Arguably the first season of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'': In the pilot, the Riddler deconstructs the SuperHero by tricking Batman into falsely arresting him so he can make a FrivolousLawsuit for a million dollars, exposing Batmanís SecretIdentity. The second episode shows the Penguin taking advantage of Batmanís BatDeduction to commit crimes. Mr. Freeze is DangerouslyGenreSavvy. ''Batman The Movie'' ends lampshading ReedRichardsIsUseless when Batman refuses Robinís idea to alter the personalities of the world leaders for the betterment of the world (and then exactly that happens). The next two seasons suffer great SeasonalRot and were examples of IndecisiveDeconstruction and IndecisiveParody.
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* ''Scream After Dark'', the aftershow to Creator/{{MTV}}[='=]s ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}, is this to {{talk show}}s like ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]'', ''[[Series/GameOfThrones After the Thrones]]'', and ''[[Series/OrphanBlack After the Black]]'' that come right after popular TV shows, where a group of panelists discuss the events of the latest episode together with some of the cast and crew providing behind-the-scenes details. So, you think that these shows are nothing but frivolous behind-the-scenes trivia that doesn't really deepen one's understanding of the latest episode, and only serves as more promotional material? Well, ''Scream After Dark'' features ''made-up'' trivia designed to paint the cast and crew in the most unflattering light possible. The writing process is portrayed as throwing darts at a board to decide who to kill off this week, then spinning a wheel to decide where that person dies. The acting process is shown in detail, with two of the show's stars reading from a canned script for character reactions to recent deaths, one that is [[RecycledScript recycled over and over]] with minor variations each time someone dies. Lead actress Willa Fitzgerald gives a set tour that degenerates into an [[SoapboxSadie ill-informed rant]] about war and politics. The behind-the-scenes look at the actors' relationships portrays them as secretly hating one another. And it's all PlayedForLaughs.
29th May '16 12:39:54 AM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' can be seen as a heavy deconstruction of anthropomorphization, which is common among Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks films.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' can initially be seen viewed as a heavy deconstruction of anthropomorphization, which is common among Disney, Pixar, animated works that are aimed towards more younger audiences (especially Disney and Dreamworks films.Pixar).
29th May '16 12:17:05 AM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' brutally deconstructs anthropomorphization, which is common among Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks films.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' brutally deconstructs can be seen as a heavy deconstruction of anthropomorphization, which is common among Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks films.
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