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15th Jun '16 7:06:01 PM nombretomado
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* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner's "fake" and now {{Defictionalized}} Videlectrix had been producing parody games long before TelltaleGames ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople''. Since point-and-click adventures had become self-parodying since their early years, it was a natural format.

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* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner's "fake" and now {{Defictionalized}} Videlectrix had been producing parody games long before TelltaleGames Creator/TelltaleGames ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople''. Since point-and-click adventures had become self-parodying since their early years, it was a natural format.
5th Jun '16 5:04:31 PM klausbaudelaire
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** Besides the aforementioned ''Pyst'', this has been the staple of Creator/ParrotyInteractive a subsidiary of Palladium Interactive. While they did produce games, er, novelty applications, which parodied popular fantasy and sci-fi franchises of the day, their efforts were short-lived especially as most of Parroty's titles were critically panned.
5th Jun '16 4:55:58 PM klausbaudelaire
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pyst}}'' is, on the surface, a ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' parody, but is more of a novelty application that [[ShallowParody barely even touched upon]] the original game and its surrounding fandom, with one reviewer likening it to a Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg spoof film in a somewhat interactive form.
2nd Jun '16 8:09:34 PM ImNotMonty
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* {{WebVideo/Googlebrains}} has lots of these, including Caillou Plays Minecraft.
8th May '16 4:34:38 AM rcmerod52
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* ''VideoGame/CrossyRoad''[='=]s Michael Boom is a parody of Creator/MichaelBay and the films he has directed, and as such, features StuffBlowingUp all the time. Michael himself ends up blowing up when he gets hit.
26th Apr '16 2:01:53 AM JackG
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* ''Series/DangerFive'', a parody of sixties adventure shows.

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* ''Series/DangerFive'', ''Series/Danger5'', a parody of sixties adventure shows.
26th Apr '16 2:00:56 AM JackG
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** And an Australian version ''Series/FunkySquad''.


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* ''Series/GetSmart'' was a parody of the spy shows prevalent at the time.
* ''Series/DangerFive'', a parody of sixties adventure shows.
24th Mar '16 6:02:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/AllanSherman was well known for his parody songs in the '60s.
* Music/BobRivers is particularly known for his parodies of ChristmasSongs.
12th Mar '16 8:35:10 PM KYCubbie
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** And Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg's ''Meet the Spartans'' and ''Film/VampiresSuck'' is, you've guessed it, a parody of the ''300'' film and the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series.
* A grand Italian tradition is that of redubbing, which consists in gag dubs of movies ranging from the sketches to full-length movies that may not share the film's plot or premise at all (sometimes with extensive new footage shot). Started with ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' way way back in the 1980s, making the gag dub OlderThanTheyThink. Lots of parodies can be found [[http://www.stevenworks.com here]] (naturally in Italian, and many of which strictly in local dialects.)

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** And Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg's ''Meet the Spartans'' and ''Film/VampiresSuck'' is, are, you've guessed it, a parody respectively parodies of the ''300'' ''Film/ThreeHundred'' film and the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series.
* A grand Italian tradition is that of redubbing, which consists in gag dubs of movies ranging from the sketches to full-length movies that may not share the film's plot or premise at all (sometimes with extensive new footage shot). Started with ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' way way back in the 1980s, making the gag dub OlderThanTheyThink. Lots of parodies can be found [[http://www.stevenworks.com here]] (naturally in Italian, and many of which are strictly in local dialects.)dialects).



* ''Film/BeverlyHillsNinja'' is a parody of MightyWhitey ninja films. It features a tribe of ninjas adopting an orphan Caucasian boy whom they think will be their clan's long-prophesized "Great White Hope." Unfortunately for them, the boy grows up to be a clumsy, uncoordinated adult (played by Chris Farley) and the only way he can save the day is with the secret assistance of the ninja tribe's best Japanese member.

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* ''Film/BeverlyHillsNinja'' is a parody of MightyWhitey ninja films. It features a tribe of ninjas adopting an orphan Caucasian boy whom they think will be their clan's long-prophesized long-prophesied "Great White Hope." Unfortunately for them, the boy grows up to be a clumsy, uncoordinated adult (played by Chris Farley) and the only way he can save the day is with the secret assistance of the ninja tribe's best Japanese member.



* Similarly, ''Series/PoliceSquad!'' was a parody of 1960s- and 1970s-vintage PoliceProcedural shows, particularly the output of Quinn Martin Productions, and specifically ''MSquad''.

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* Similarly, ''Series/PoliceSquad!'' ''Series/PoliceSquad'' was a parody of 1960s- and 1970s-vintage PoliceProcedural shows, particularly the output of Quinn Martin Productions, and specifically ''MSquad''.



* ''The Oceanic Six: A Conspiracy of Lies'' is a [[FauxDocumentary mockumentary]] on the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' season 4 DVD. Presented as an in-universe documentary, the film is an obvious parody of ''WebVideo/LooseChange'', from the music, voiceovers, interviews with questionably qualified scientists, anonymous interviews, wild accusations, and claims of a government coverup in regards to the crash of Oceanic flight 815 and the subsequent [[spoiler:rescuing of six passengers]]. The irony is that the documentary is ''right'' that the official story is a lie...but its explanation is hilariously wrong (one word: cannabalism).

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* ''The Oceanic Six: A Conspiracy of Lies'' is a [[FauxDocumentary mockumentary]] on the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' season 4 DVD. Presented as an in-universe documentary, the film is an obvious parody of ''WebVideo/LooseChange'', from the music, voiceovers, interviews with questionably qualified scientists, anonymous interviews, wild accusations, and claims of a government coverup in regards to the crash of Oceanic flight 815 and the subsequent [[spoiler:rescuing of six passengers]]. The irony is that the documentary is ''right'' that the official story is a lie...but its explanation is hilariously wrong (one word: cannabalism).cannibalism).



* Series/PoshNosh: Parody of cooking shows.

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* Series/PoshNosh: ''Series/PoshNosh'': Parody of cooking shows.



* At the 1996 ''November To Remember'', Wrestling/{{ECW}} debuted a parody of Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo, the blue World order, centered around Wrestling/StevieRichards, Wrestling/{{Nova}} and Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie in the roles of Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/ScottHall. When WCW used it's partnership with Wrestling/{{N|ewJapanProWrestling}}JPW to create nWo Japan, ECW used it's with Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling to create bWo Japan.
* Founded in 1997, the Japanese Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam promotion is dedicated to parodying American professional wrestling, especially the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation, as it was born around the WWF's height of popularity and financial success.

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* At the 1996 ''November To Remember'', Wrestling/{{ECW}} debuted a parody of Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo, Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldOrder}}Wo, the blue World order, centered around Wrestling/StevieRichards, Wrestling/{{Nova}} and Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie in the roles of Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/ScottHall. When WCW used it's its partnership with Wrestling/{{N|ewJapanProWrestling}}JPW to create nWo Japan, ECW used it's its with Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling to create bWo Japan.
* Founded in 1997, the Japanese Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam promotion is dedicated to parodying American professional wrestling, especially the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation, Wrestling/{{WWE}}, as it was born around the WWF's then-WWF's height of popularity and financial success.



* The 2006 Wrestling/{{Chikara}} Tag World Grand Prix saw the debut of team WWF, a parody of the Second City Saints, CP Munk, Colt Cabunny and Ace Panda (Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/ColtCabana and Ace Steel).[[/folder]]

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* The 2006 Wrestling/{{Chikara}} Tag World Grand Prix saw the debut of team Team WWF, a parody of the Second City Saints, Saints: CP Munk, Colt Cabunny and Ace Panda (Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/ColtCabana and Ace Steel).[[/folder]]
19th Feb '16 5:09:43 PM Kitchen90
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* Parodies were the ''Film/CarryOn'' movies' forte. It was rather daring at the time because the owners of the films they wanted to parody feared that they were stealing, but Hollywood's paranoia was soon reassured.
** ''Film/CarryOnCleo'' was a parody of ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'', with many references to {{Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'' and ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar''.
** ''Film/CarryOnSpying'' mocked Franchise/JamesBond, with many characters being named after many espionage characters.
** ''Film/CarryOnJack'' nodded to {{swashbuckler}}s and WoodenShipsAndIronMen movies, particularly ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty''.
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