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7th Oct '17 4:16:16 PM nombretomado
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* The BlackEyedPeas' "My Humps" is ''supposedly'' a parody of misogynistic mainstream rap.

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* The BlackEyedPeas' Music/TheBlackEyedPeas' "My Humps" is ''supposedly'' a parody of misogynistic mainstream rap.
29th Aug '17 8:45:20 AM MBG
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* This trope is a recurring issue for ComicBook/{{Lobo}}. He's iconically considered a parody of a comic-book badass - he has [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk no redeeming qualities]], his powers [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe are designed to be inconsistent]] and include a healing ability that's so powerful [[StoryBreakerPower it makes putting him in danger almost impossible]], he has a dark backstory that's [[SelfMadeOrphan entirely his fault]], he constantly swears but uses [[PardonMyKlingon fake swear words]], and his "badass" accomplishments include killing Santa Claus. But a lot of people, both fans and writers, see him as less a parody and more an UpToEleven version of such characters.
27th Aug '17 4:20:59 PM Ezclee4050
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* Is Music/ThatPoppy a conceptual art project satirizing shallow image-obsessed pop music, or a satire of shallow conceptual art projects that pick on easy, obvious targets?

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* Is Music/ThatPoppy a MindScrew conceptual art project satirizing shallow image-obsessed pop music, or a satire of shallow MindScrew conceptual art projects that pick on easy, obvious targets? projects?
27th Aug '17 4:15:21 PM Ezclee4050
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* Is Music/ThatPoppy a conceptual art project satirizing shallow image-obsessed pop music, or a satire of shallow conceptual art projects that pick on easy, obvious targets?
12th Aug '17 2:37:47 PM Folamh3
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Note that this is not a ParodyFailure - that's when something attempt to parody accidentally copies the original work thinking they were parodying. Compare IndecisiveDeconstruction. Also compare DeniedParody, where a work that is seen as a parody is denied to be such through WordOfGod.

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Note that this is not a ParodyFailure just RedundantParody - that's when something attempt to parody accidentally copies the original work thinking they were parodying. Compare IndecisiveDeconstruction. Also compare DeniedParody, where a work that is seen as a parody is denied to be such through WordOfGod.
2nd Aug '17 6:54:43 AM StFan
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* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' and its sequel run on RuleOfFunny -- until they get to a particularly serious moment from the books and play it up as heartwrenchingly as possible before settling back into nonsense again.
* Meta example: In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural'', an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged]] parody of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight Sparkle explains that a proper parody has to stay close to its source material and cannot just go off the rails with whatever the author thinks would be funny.



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* The RealLife tropes page can't seem to decide whether to pretend that reality is a [[{{UsefulNotes/Television}} TV show]], an [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]], or a TabletopRPG, or whether to just play the examples straight. As examples on said page can change drastically in style DependingOnTheWriter, there may never be a unified vision for that page.
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* High Voltage Software claimed that ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}'' is supposed to be "tongue-in-cheek". Some portions the game are clearly taking the piss (half of Ford's dialogue, for instance), but other parts of the game are done completely seriously (like the conspiracy objects), and still others are ambiguous (the ending).

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* High Voltage Software claimed that ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Conduit2'' is supposed to be "tongue-in-cheek". Some portions the game are clearly taking the piss (half of Ford's dialogue, for instance), but other parts of the game are done completely seriously (like the conspiracy objects), and still others are ambiguous (the ending).



*** The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned and General Knoxx's Secret Armory (DLC 1 and 3 respectively) both leaned more on the parody side, while Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot (DLC 2) went mostly straight. Claptrap's New Robot Revolution (DLC 4) apparently decided once and for all that the series was meant to by parodic.

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*** ** The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned and General Knoxx's Secret Armory (DLC 1 and 3 respectively) both leaned more on the parody side, while Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot (DLC 2) went mostly straight. Claptrap's New Robot Revolution (DLC 4) apparently decided once and for all that the series was meant to by parodic.



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* A common criticism of ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' is that, since it started out as a whimsical webcomic about a kid trying to negotiate VideoGameTropes in real life and then progressed into a dramatic fantasy plot while keeping the punchlines and humor, it can never decide if it's buying into its own schtick or not. This leads to {{Narm}} and DudeNotFunny for some readers when its usual snarky attitude is blended with legitimately sad, upsetting moments, as if the comic is [[YouBastard laughing at the reader for taking its serious story seriously]]. [[TrollingCreator And the truth is that it probably is]].
** Admitted by AndrewHussie on his now defunct Formspring:

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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A common criticism of ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' is that, since it started out as a whimsical webcomic about a kid trying to negotiate VideoGameTropes in real life and then progressed into a dramatic fantasy plot while keeping the punchlines and humor, it can never decide if it's buying into its own schtick or not. This leads to {{Narm}} and DudeNotFunny for some readers when its usual snarky attitude is blended with legitimately sad, upsetting moments, as if the comic is [[YouBastard laughing at the reader for taking its serious story seriously]]. [[TrollingCreator And the truth is that it probably is]].
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is]]. Admitted by AndrewHussie Creator/AndrewHussie on his now defunct Formspring:



* ''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.

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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.



* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' and its sequel run on RuleOfFunny--until they get to a particularly serious moment from the books and play it up as heartwrenchingly as possible before settling back into nonsense again.
* Meta example: In ''MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural'', an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged]] parody of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight Sparkle explains that a proper parody has to stay close to its source material and cannot just go off the rails with whatever the author thinks would be funny.
* [[MindScrew Parodied]] in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', where he includes elements from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Avatar: The Legend Of Korra. The narrator even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.

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* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' and its sequel run on RuleOfFunny--until they get Wiki/TVTropes: The RealLife tropes page can't seem to decide whether to pretend that reality is a particularly serious moment from the books and [[UsefulNotes/{{Television}} TV show]], an [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]], or a TabletopRPG, or whether to just play it up as heartwrenchingly as possible before settling back into nonsense again.
* Meta example: In ''MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural'', an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged]] parody of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight Sparkle explains
the examples straight. As examples on said page can change drastically in style DependingOnTheWriter, there may never be a unified vision for that a proper parody has to stay close to its source material and cannot just go off the rails with whatever the author thinks would be funny.
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* [[MindScrew Parodied]] in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', where he includes elements from Avatar: ''Avatar: The Last Airbender, Airbender'', and Avatar: ''Avatar: The Legend Of Korra.of Korra''. The narrator even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.



25th Jun '17 6:58:49 AM Mineboot45
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---->It makes one wonder, what does "going {{grimdark}}" even mean? Is that even a thing? I guess it is, as long as we understand that it probably refers to the metamorphosis of a vanilla character into a [[NinetiesAntiHero brooding gothic cliche]], and this is something played [[DorkAge absolutely straight in things which are generally terrible]]. Please note it is not being played straight in this case. [AND YET IT IS. WINK.]

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---->It --->It makes one wonder, what does "going {{grimdark}}" even mean? Is that even a thing? I guess it is, as long as we understand that it probably refers to the metamorphosis of a vanilla character into a [[NinetiesAntiHero brooding gothic cliche]], and this is something played [[DorkAge absolutely straight in things which are generally terrible]]. Please note it is not being played straight in this case. [AND YET IT IS. WINK.]
8th Jun '17 9:11:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[MindScrew Parodied]] in the NostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', where he includes elements from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Avatar: The Legend Of Korra. The narrator even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.

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* [[MindScrew Parodied]] in the NostalgiaCritic's WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', where he includes elements from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Avatar: The Legend Of Korra. The narrator even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.
20th May '17 7:22:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''AVeryPotterMusical'' and its sequel run on RuleOfFunny--until they get to a particularly serious moment from the books and play it up as heartwrenchingly as possible before settling back into nonsense again.

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* ''AVeryPotterMusical'' ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' and its sequel run on RuleOfFunny--until they get to a particularly serious moment from the books and play it up as heartwrenchingly as possible before settling back into nonsense again.
20th May '17 4:05:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' A lot of people didn't understand that the "{{rockumentary}}" film was a parody of the burgeoning heavy metal scene of the time. [[StealthParody People thought it was a documentary of a real band]]. Much of this was probably because of how much TruthInTelevision it had (Eddie VanHalen is quoted as not finding it funny because "everything in that movie had happened to me"... Which just goes to show how [[SeriousBusiness serious Eddie Van Halen takes himself]]).

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* ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' A lot of people didn't understand that the "{{rockumentary}}" film was a parody of the burgeoning heavy metal scene of the time. [[StealthParody People thought it was a documentary of a real band]]. Much of this was probably because of how much TruthInTelevision it had (Eddie VanHalen Music/VanHalen is quoted as not finding it funny because "everything in that movie had happened to me"... Which just goes to show how [[SeriousBusiness serious Eddie Van Halen takes himself]]).
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