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2nd Apr '17 10:46:01 AM DustSnitch
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* The ''Creator/MontyPython'' team have always denied that ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' was a parody of the {{Jesus}} story - instead it's just a story about a guy called Brian living around the same time who is mistaken for the Messiah. The parody is about the various trappings of the religion - things like emphasis on symbols and extreme sectarianism and interpretations of Jesus's teachings that [[CompletelyMissingThePoint completely miss the point]], while the teachings themselves are left intact. They never said they weren't making fun of religion, they just said they weren't making fun of ''Jesus''. And they weren't. At least, not more than a couple of times. ("Bloody do-gooder.") They rejected their initial concept of Brian as a forgotten disciple of Jesus because the laughs stopped dead whenever Jesus was around none of them felt comfortable directly making jokes about Him because [[JesusWasWayCool there's nothing to really mock about the man Himself]].

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* The ''Creator/MontyPython'' team have always denied that ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' was a parody of the {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} story - instead it's just a story about a guy called Brian living around the same time who is mistaken for the Messiah. The parody is about the various trappings of the religion - things like emphasis on symbols and extreme sectarianism and interpretations of Jesus's teachings that [[CompletelyMissingThePoint completely miss the point]], while the teachings themselves are left intact. They never said they weren't making fun of religion, they just said they weren't making fun of ''Jesus''. And they weren't. At least, not more than a couple of times. ("Bloody do-gooder.") They rejected their initial concept of Brian as a forgotten disciple of Jesus because the laughs stopped dead whenever Jesus was around none of them felt comfortable directly making jokes about Him because [[JesusWasWayCool there's nothing to really mock about the man Himself]].
24th Mar '17 10:34:15 PM WildeOscar
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* Creator/PaulMcCartney's song "Let me Roll It" sounds like Creator/JohnLennon, but Paul says it's just a coincidence.

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* Creator/PaulMcCartney's Music/PaulMcCartney's song "Let me Roll It" sounds like Creator/JohnLennon, Music/JohnLennon, but Paul says it's just a coincidence.
24th Mar '17 10:32:49 PM WildeOscar
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* Creator/PaulMcCartney's song "Let me Roll It" sounds like Creator/JohnLennon, but Paul says it's just a coincidence.
19th Mar '17 5:27:19 PM DrY9K
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* According to Creator/PeterJackson, ''Film/MeetTheFeebles'' is not a parody of ''Franchise/TheMuppets''. While he ''did'' say he was inspired by it, he claims that the film is more of a satire on human behavior. Indeed, the movie was never advertised as a parody of any kind. It was only ever marketed as "the adult puppet movie."
14th Jan '17 10:46:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OrsonWelles denied that the lead character of ''Film/CitizenKane'' was based on William Randolph Hearst. It's unclear whether Welles was telling the truth, but Hearst certainly went out of his way to make sure everyone would think Kane was based off him. [[HypocriticalHumor How very Charles Foster Kane of him.]]

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* OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles denied that the lead character of ''Film/CitizenKane'' was based on William Randolph Hearst. It's unclear whether Welles was telling the truth, but Hearst certainly went out of his way to make sure everyone would think Kane was based off him. [[HypocriticalHumor How very Charles Foster Kane of him.]]
6th Mar '16 10:06:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* It is often assumed that Tommy Carcetti in [[{{The Wire}} The Wire]] is based on former mayor of Baltimore, Martin O'Malley. David Simon and the writers clarify that he's modeled after a number of obscure Baltimore politicians.

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* It is often assumed that Tommy Carcetti in [[{{The Wire}} The Wire]] ''Series/TheWire'' is based on former mayor of Baltimore, Martin O'Malley. David Simon and the writers clarify that he's modeled after a number of obscure Baltimore politicians.



* An InUniverse example on ''MurderSheWrote'' had a man cleared but largely suspected of murdering his wife attempting to sue Jessica over one of her novels which just happened to have similarities to the case, including the husband being the prime suspect. After finally reading the book himself and finding out the husband wasn't the killer in the book either he agreed to drop the lawsuit, but was killed before he could.

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* An InUniverse example on ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' had a man cleared but largely suspected of murdering his wife attempting to sue Jessica over one of her novels which just happened to have similarities to the case, including the husband being the prime suspect. After finally reading the book himself and finding out the husband wasn't the killer in the book either he agreed to drop the lawsuit, but was killed before he could.
2nd Aug '15 3:53:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* While Elliot Carver from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' looks at first glance like a thinly disguised version of Rupert Murdoch, the movie's main writer claims he was actually based on Robert Maxwell (this is supported by the cover story for Carver's death and the public's reaction to it mirroring Maxwell's fatal boat accident).

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* While Elliot Carver from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' looks at first glance like a thinly disguised version of Rupert Murdoch, the movie's main writer claims he was actually based on Robert Maxwell (this is supported by the cover story for Carver's death and the public's reaction to it mirroring Maxwell's fatal boat accident).''Film/JamesBond'':


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** While Elliot Carver from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' looks at first glance like a thinly disguised version of Rupert Murdoch, the movie's main writer claims he was actually based on Robert Maxwell (this is supported by the cover story for Carver's death and the public's reaction to it mirroring Maxwell's fatal boat accident).
2nd Aug '15 3:48:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Like ''Good Night and Good Luck'', ''Film/TheCrucible'' is commonly interpreted as an {{anvilicious}} commentary on a contemporary legal scare. In the case of ''The Crucible'', that was [=McCarthyism=], though Arthur Miller denied it at the time.

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* Like ''Good Night and Good Luck'', ''Film/TheCrucible'' is commonly interpreted as an {{anvilicious}} commentary on a contemporary legal scare. In the case of ''The Crucible'', that was [=McCarthyism=], though Arthur Miller denied it at the time.
15th Jun '15 9:16:00 AM BanjoTCat
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* It is often assumed that Tommy Carcetti in [[{{The Wire}} The Wire]] is based on former mayor of Baltimore, Martin O'Malley. David Simon and the writers clarify that he's modeled after a number of obscure Baltimore politicians.
22nd Mar '15 5:50:29 AM Folamh3
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Also, this trope does not cover situations where the denials are plausible--for example, [=McBain=] on ''The Simpsons'' could easily be a parody of the character from the Creator/ChristopherWalken film [=McBain=], if it weren't for the fact that the film was released 8 months after [=McBain=]'s first appearance on ''The Simpsons''. In this case, the denial is plausible.

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Also, this trope does not cover situations where the denials are plausible--for example, [=McBain=] on ''The Simpsons'' could easily be a parody of the character from the Creator/ChristopherWalken film [=McBain=], ''[=McBain=]'', if it weren't for the fact that the film was released 8 months after [=McBain=]'s first appearance on ''The Simpsons''. In this case, the denial is plausible.
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