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21st Jan '16 1:02:43 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' and especially ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' seemed totally indecisive as to whether to play Batman seriously or as a campy parody. It's especially {{egregious}} in the latter film, which used Mr. Freeze's tragic backstory from the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, but also had Freeze [[PungeonMaster spouting ice-related puns in every scene]].
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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' and especially ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' seemed totally indecisive as to whether to play Batman seriously or as a campy parody. It's especially {{egregious}} in the latter film, which used Mr. Freeze's [[TragicVillain tragic backstory backstory]] from the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, but also had Freeze [[PungeonMaster spouting ice-related puns in every scene]].
20th Dec '15 2:44:01 AM Ugolino
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is repeatedly referred to as a parody by its writer, but there really isn't anything parodic about it - it's at best fanfiction and at worst a ripoff. More than a few followers of the comic have questioned whether Chris actually knows what the word "parody" means.
18th Dec '15 9:29:02 PM quackytrope
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** The [[NeverTrustATrailer misleading trailers]] also meant that most people didn't know what they were getting into, and in some cases, weren't happy when they found out. [[spoiler: The film is actually about girls in an institution being sexually abused and trying desperately to escape from it; the {{Animesque}} action scenes are a figment of the main heroine's imagination]].
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** The [[NeverTrustATrailer misleading trailers]] also meant that most people didn't know what they were getting into, and in some cases, weren't happy when they found out. [[spoiler: The film is actually about girls in an institution a mental asylum being physically and sexually abused and trying desperately to escape from it; the {{Animesque}} action scenes are a figment of the main heroine's imagination]].
18th Dec '15 9:05:41 PM quackytrope
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** The [[NeverTrustATrailer misleading trailers]] also meant that most people didn't know what they were getting into, and in some cases, weren't happy when they found out. The film is actually about girls in an institution being sexually abused and trying desperately to escape from it; the {{Animesque}} action scenes are a figment of the main heroine's imagination.
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** The [[NeverTrustATrailer misleading trailers]] also meant that most people didn't know what they were getting into, and in some cases, weren't happy when they found out. [[spoiler: The film is actually about girls in an institution being sexually abused and trying desperately to escape from it; the {{Animesque}} action scenes are a figment of the main heroine's imagination.imagination]].
18th Dec '15 9:04:30 PM quackytrope
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** Confusing things further, [[{{Defictionalisation}} Spinal Tap actually toured]]. After opening act [[Film/AMightyWind The Folksmen.]]

** Confusing things further, [[{{Defictionalisation}} Spinal Tap actually toured]]. After opening act [[Film/AMightyWind The Folksmen.]]
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** Confusing things further, [[{{Defictionalisation}} Spinal Tap The [[NeverTrustATrailer misleading trailers]] also meant that most people didn't know what they were getting into, and in some cases, weren't happy when they found out. The film is actually toured]]. After opening act [[Film/AMightyWind The Folksmen.]]about girls in an institution being sexually abused and trying desperately to escape from it; the {{Animesque}} action scenes are a figment of the main heroine's imagination.
17th Dec '15 2:12:40 PM chopshop
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* This is generally agreed to be why ''Film/SuckerPunch'' failed in the box office. Nobody could figure out whether it was supposed to be a straight {{Animesque}} action film or a {{Deconstruction}} of that genre. The result was an AudienceAlienatingPremise; nerdy audiences turned away because they felt they were being insulted while audiences who'd be interested in a deconstruction thought it was just another action movie.
10th Nov '15 1:28:16 PM PurrElise
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' loved to mock the way disadvantaged groups were given the shaft by the media...only to then turn round and play those jokes exactly straight themselves. Cleveland was a good example; the writers often lampooned the way black people are portrayed, except their ''own'' main black protagonist was easily the least developed of Peter's group and most of the jokes centered round him and his family relied on their race.
6th Nov '15 1:42:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* Arguably, ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''. Particularly the scenes with the Mechanicals, who are performing a self parody of Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet, it's possible those characters are parodies of some of the Lord Chamberlain's Men
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* Arguably, ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''. Particularly the scenes with the Mechanicals, who are performing a self parody of Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet, it's possible those characters are parodies of some of the Lord Chamberlain's Men
6th Nov '15 1:41:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Broadway version of ''TanzDerVampire'', retitled ''Dance of the Vampires''. ''Tanz'' is a serious rock musical, albeit not without humor. ''Dance'' tried to make the show into a straight-up musical comedy, since the producer thought this would go over better with an American audience. Unfortunately, due to an incredibly dysfunctional creative process, many of the songs didn't fit in with the new approach, so the show wound up swinging between {{Camp}} and seriousness, leaving no one satisfied. To quote the [[http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117919518?refCatId=33 Variety review]]: "It's not an outright comedy [...] but as a serious musical -- well, it's pretty damn funny." * The play ''DoneToDeath'' is an AffectionateParody of the MysteryFiction genre. However it combines drastically different styles and the first scene of Act 1 is extremely different from the rest of the show.
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* The Broadway version of ''TanzDerVampire'', ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', retitled ''Dance of the Vampires''. ''Tanz'' is a serious rock musical, albeit not without humor. ''Dance'' tried to make the show into a straight-up musical comedy, since the producer thought this would go over better with an American audience. Unfortunately, due to an incredibly dysfunctional creative process, many of the songs didn't fit in with the new approach, so the show wound up swinging between {{Camp}} and seriousness, leaving no one satisfied. To quote the [[http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117919518?refCatId=33 Variety review]]: "It's not an outright comedy [...] but as a serious musical -- well, it's pretty damn funny." * The play ''DoneToDeath'' ''Theatre/DoneToDeath'' is an AffectionateParody of the MysteryFiction genre. However it combines drastically different styles and the first scene of Act 1 is extremely different from the rest of the show.
24th Oct '15 5:19:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''MagicalProjectS'', and intentionally so. It starts off as a clear parody of Sailor Moon...but about three-quarters of the way through the series, an ''extreme'' case of CerebusSyndrome hits. [[CerebusRollercoaster It goes away pretty quickly]], but then ''Magical Project S'' becomes a MagicalGirl show played more or less straight.
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* ''MagicalProjectS'', ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'', and intentionally so. It starts off as a clear parody of Sailor Moon...but about three-quarters of the way through the series, an ''extreme'' case of CerebusSyndrome hits. [[CerebusRollercoaster It goes away pretty quickly]], but then ''Magical Project S'' becomes a MagicalGirl show played more or less straight.
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