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** "Badda Bing, Badda Bang" was a parody of ''OceansEleven''-style heist capers.

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** "Badda Bing, Badda Bang" was a parody of ''OceansEleven''-style ''Film/OceansEleven''-style heist capers.
21st Mar '17 4:44:42 PM AthenaBlue
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Blue Angel'' is [[FourLinesAllWaiting in part]] [[FandomRivalry a parody of]] ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
[[/folder]]



* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** The 200th episode, "200", not only parodies everything to do with TV and movie writing and production (ranging from the actors wanting more money to references to JumpingTheShark and a LampshadeHanging about... LampshadeHanging). It also parodies everything from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' to {{Supermarionation}} shows (like the original ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''), zombie movies, teen dramas, and, of course, itself. To actually list ''all'' of the parodies including the self-parodying inside jokes would take up this entire ''page'', so if you're interested in hearing all of them, see what [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/200 the Stargate Wiki's page on it]] has listed.
** Similarly, the episode to which "200" is a sequel, "[[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Wormhole_X-Treme%21_%28episode%29 Wormhole X-Treme!]]" from the show's fifth season, is also a Parody Episode, a self-parody as well as parodying both the TV production process and Science Fiction in general.
--->'''Producer:''' You know what this show needs? A [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe sexy female alien]].
* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Vegas" starts out as a ''Series/{{CSI}}'' parody episode, but rapidly gets serious until it hits a TearJerker ending.
* Done several times in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** The 100th episode, "My Way Home", is a parody of... you guessed it... ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', complete with a protagonist who just wants to go home, a search for a literal heart for a transplant, "Over the Rainbow," and a painted yellow floor... among [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_Home other references.]]
** Also, the episode "My Princess" which was told the style of a fairy tale with some ''[[Film/ThePrincessBride Princess Bride]]'' references.
** "My Life in Four Cameras" qualifies as well, being a parody of standard 80s-90s sitcoms with StudioAudience.
** "My House" parodies ''Series/{{House}}''
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' spent the majority of one episode inside the head of Crichton, the FishOutOfWater sole human member of the cast, where everything was drawn in the style of the Looney Tunes cartoons. Great episode.
* The ''Series/JustShootMe'' episode "How the Finch Stole Christmas" is, of course, a send-up of ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', complete with Seuss-like narration. Furthermore, it had subplots spoofing ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and ''Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus''.
** There was also the one where Maya befriends a guy who acts like Woody Allen.



* The doctors of ''Series/ChicagoHope'' get blamed for the death of a famous actor. The episode is shown as an ''Entertainnment Tonight'' exclusive.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' loves these. It has done parody episodes of the PoliceProcedural, [[LawProcedural Courtroom Dramas]], ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', TheWestern, TheMafia, ''Series/DoctorWho'', WarMovies, ''Film/PulpFiction'', TheCaper, and even the ZombieApocalypse. Roughly a quarter of the episodes do this, going so far as to be shot in the same fashion as whatever genre they are portraying.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' spent the majority of one episode inside the head of Crichton, the FishOutOfWater sole human member of the cast, where everything was drawn in the style of the Looney Tunes cartoons. Great episode.



* The ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow'' episodes "Film/TheGraduate" and "Series/TheFugitive". Since there's NoFourthWall, the episodes openly referenced the originals, to the point of including clips.
* The ''Series/JustShootMe'' episode "How the Finch Stole Christmas" is, of course, a send-up of ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', complete with Seuss-like narration. Furthermore, it had subplots spoofing ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and ''Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus''.
** There was also the one where Maya befriends a guy who acts like Woody Allen.
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}'' parodied ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' in an imaginatively titled episode 'Definitely Not The Cosbys' (which was originally the working title for ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'').
* ''Series/MrRobot'' has a darker take on this. The first half of "m4ster-s1ave.aes" is a dream of Elliot's that parodies 90s sitcoms like FullHouse (complete with 90s-esque commercials for E Corp). Eventually it is revealed to be [[spoiler: a dreamworld created by [[SplitPersonality Mr. Robot]] to spare Elliot the trauma of being beaten half to death.]]



* ''Series/RaisingHope'' parodied ''Series/ModernFamily'' and even ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' with the original cast.
* ''Series/RememberWENN'' did two -- one parodying ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and one parodying ''Film/SunsetBoulevard''.
* In the ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' episode "As Westbridge Turns", the usually realistic UrbanFantasy series parodies soap operas. Forbidden relationships, SeriousBusiness, and improbable coincidences ('My long lost sister!') abound. Of course, the change is caused by Sabrina ingesting a magical '[[JustForPun can of worms]]' and everything is back to normal at the end of the episode.
* Done several times in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** The 100th episode, "My Way Home", is a parody of... you guessed it... ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', complete with a protagonist who just wants to go home, a search for a literal heart for a transplant, "Over the Rainbow," and a painted yellow floor... among [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_Home other references.]]
** Also, the episode "My Princess" which was told the style of a fairy tale with some ''[[Film/ThePrincessBride Princess Bride]]'' references.
** "My Life in Four Cameras" qualifies as well, being a parody of standard 80s-90s sitcoms with StudioAudience.
** "My House" parodies ''Series/{{House}}''.
* The second season of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' consisted almost entirely of these. ("Hammeroid" was a parody of ''Franchise/RoboCop'', "Vertical" was a parody of ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', etc.)
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** The 200th episode, "200", not only parodies everything to do with TV and movie writing and production (ranging from the actors wanting more money to references to JumpingTheShark and a LampshadeHanging about... LampshadeHanging). It also parodies everything from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' to {{Supermarionation}} shows (like the original ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''), zombie movies, teen dramas, and, of course, itself. To actually list ''all'' of the parodies including the self-parodying inside jokes would take up this entire ''page'', so if you're interested in hearing all of them, see what [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/200 the Stargate Wiki's page on it]] has listed.
** Similarly, the episode to which "200" is a sequel, "[[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Wormhole_X-Treme%21_%28episode%29 Wormhole X-Treme!]]" from the show's fifth season, is also a Parody Episode, a self-parody as well as parodying both the TV production process and Science Fiction in general.
--->'''Producer:''' You know what this show needs? A [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe sexy female alien]].
* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Vegas" starts out as a ''Series/{{CSI}}'' parody episode, but rapidly gets serious until it hits a TearJerker ending.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
** "Our Man Bashir" riffed on espionage movies like ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Film/OurManFlint''.
** "Badda Bing, Badda Bang" was a parody of ''OceansEleven''-style heist capers.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' homaged the early sci-fi serials like ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' and ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' with the "Captain Proton" holoprogram, most notably in the episode "Bride of Chaotica!".



* MrRobot has a darker take on this. The first half of "m4ster-s1ave.aes" is a dream of Elliot's that parodies 90s sitcoms like FullHouse (complete with 90s-esque commercials for E Corp). Eventually it is revealed to be [[spoiler: a dreamworld created by [[SplitPersonality Mr. Robot]] to spare Elliot the trauma of being beaten half to death.]]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
** "Our Man Bashir" riffed on espionage movies like ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Film/OurManFlint''.
** "Badda Bing, Badda Bang" was a parody of ''OceansEleven''-style heist capers.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' homaged the early sci-fi serials like ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' and ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' with the "Captain Proton" holoprogram, most notably in the episode "Bride of Chaotica!".
* ''Remember WENN'' did two -- one parodying ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and one parodying ''Film/SunsetBoulevard''.
* The ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow'' episodes "Film/TheGraduate" and "Series/TheFugitive." Since there's NoFourthWall, the episodes openly referenced the originals, to the point of including clips.

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* MrRobot has a darker take on this. The first half ''Series/TwinPeaks'' homage episode "Dual Spires" episode of "m4ster-s1ave.aes" is a dream of Elliot's that parodies 90s sitcoms like FullHouse (complete ''Series/{{Psych}}'', with 90s-esque commercials for E Corp). Eventually it is revealed to be [[spoiler: a dreamworld created by [[SplitPersonality Mr. Robot]] to spare Elliot the trauma added bonus of the original cast of the show being beaten half to death.]]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
parodied providing copious amounts of AdamWesting.
** "Our Man Bashir" riffed on espionage movies like ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Film/OurManFlint''.
** "Badda Bing, Badda Bang" was
The episode about Carlton moving into a (presumably haunted) apartment is a parody of ''OceansEleven''-style heist capers.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' homaged
''Film/TheShining''. His annoying neighbors are parodies of the early sci-fi serials like ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' and ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' with the "Captain Proton" holoprogram, most notably in the episode "Bride of Chaotica!".
* ''Remember WENN'' did two -- one parodying ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and one parodying ''Film/SunsetBoulevard''.
* The ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow'' episodes "Film/TheGraduate" and "Series/TheFugitive." Since there's NoFourthWall, the episodes openly referenced the originals, to the point of including clips.
main characters from ''Film/RosemarysBaby''.



* The doctors of ''Series/ChicagoHope'' get blamed for the death of a famous actor. The episode is shown as an ''Entertainnment Tonight'' exclusive.
* The ''Series/TwinPeaks'' homage episode "Dual Spires" episode of ''Series/{{Psych}}'', with the added bonus of the original cast of the show being parodied providing copious amounts of AdamWesting.
** The episode about Carlton moving into a (presumably haunted) apartment is a parody of ''Film/TheShining''. His annoying neighbors are parodies of the main characters from ''Film/RosemarysBaby''.
* The second season of Series/SledgeHammer consisted almost entirely of these. ("Hammeroid" was a parody of ''Franchise/RoboCop'', "Vertical" was a parody of ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', etc.)
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' loves these. It has done parody episodes of the PoliceProcedural, [[LawProcedural Courtroom Dramas]], Series/{{Glee}}, StarWars, TheWestern, TheMafia, Series/DoctorWho, WarMovies, PulpFiction, TheCaper, and even the ZombieApocalypse. Roughly a quater of the episodes do this, going so far as to be shot in the same fashion as whatever genre they are portraying.
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}'' parodied ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' in an imaginatively titled episode 'Definitely Not The Cosbys' (which was originally the working title for ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'').
* ''Series/RaisingHope'' parodied ''Series/ModernFamily'' and even ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' with the original cast.
* In the ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' episode "As Westbridge Turns", the usually realistic UrbanFantasy series parodies soap operas. Forbidden relationships, SeriousBusiness, and improbable coincidences ('My long lost sister!') abound. Of course, the change is caused by Sabrina ingesting a magical '[[JustForPun can of worms]]' and everything is back to normal at the end of the episode.



[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Blue Angel'' is [[FourLinesAllWaiting in part]] [[FandomRivalry a parody of]] ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
[[/folder]]


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27th Feb '17 3:09:48 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Episode 69 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' is a parody of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''.
6th Feb '17 3:10:50 AM erforce
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** An episode about Lois becoming becomes a parody of ''Film/{{Rocky}} 3''.

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** An episode about Lois becoming becomes a parody of ''Film/{{Rocky}} 3''.''Film/RockyIII''.



* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' did a ''Film/DieHard'' parody. They also did a ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' parody. As well as a ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' did a ''Film/DieHard'' ''Franchise/DieHard'' parody. They also did a ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' parody. As well as a ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''.
26th Dec '16 9:59:08 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' did a ''Film/DieHard'' parody. They also did a ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' parody. As well as a ''Film/CharlieAndTheCharlieChocolateFactory''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' did a ''Film/DieHard'' parody. They also did a ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' parody. As well as a ''Film/CharlieAndTheCharlieChocolateFactory''.''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''.
26th Dec '16 9:57:55 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' did a ''Film/DieHard'' parody. They also did a ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' parody.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' did a ''Film/DieHard'' parody. They also did a ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' parody. As well as a ''Film/CharlieAndTheCharlieChocolateFactory''.
24th Dec '16 11:51:28 AM Buerdax
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** In an episode [[ShortRunInPeru that didn't air in America yet]], the entire episode is splitted into parodies of different formats of TV shows, and it ends up not having a plot at all.

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** In an episode [[ShortRunInPeru that didn't air in America yet]], the One entire episode is splitted into parodies of different formats of TV shows, and it ends up not having a plot at all.
27th Nov '16 5:59:10 PM nombretomado
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** There's also "The Snuke" (''24''), "Fantastic Easter Special" (''TheDaVinciCode''), and "Die Hippie Die" (''Film/TheCore''). As well as "Behind the Blow" (VH1 documentaries). Basically, the creators of South Park are in love with this trope.

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** There's also "The Snuke" (''24''), "Fantastic Easter Special" (''TheDaVinciCode''), (''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''), and "Die Hippie Die" (''Film/TheCore''). As well as "Behind the Blow" (VH1 documentaries). Basically, the creators of South Park are in love with this trope.
5th Nov '16 3:40:54 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/{{Patalliro}} Saiyuki'' is an entire ''series'' based around the concept of a parody episode, recasting the characters in a theme of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' or ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', usually to hilarious results.
* Half of all ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' episodes. There was a Wild West episode, a {{joshikousei}} episode, a MagicalGirl episode (which was really a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' episode, but you can't blame them for having SmallReferencePools)...

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\n* ''Manga/{{Patalliro}} Saiyuki'' is ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' did an entire ''series'' based around the concept of a Arabian parody episode, recasting the characters in and a theme MonsterMash parody, both of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' or ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', usually to hilarious results.
* Half of all ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' episodes. There was a Wild West episode, a {{joshikousei}} episode, a MagicalGirl episode (which was really a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' episode, but you can't blame them for having SmallReferencePools)...
which were dream sequences.



* Half of all ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' episodes. There was a Wild West episode, a {{joshikousei}} episode, a MagicalGirl episode (which was really a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' episode, but you can't blame them for having SmallReferencePools)...
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', something of a parody of shounen manga in itself, also features several parody episodes, mostly of Japanese series such as ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' and a bizarrely cast ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', not to mention a 2-part satire of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' and a movie-parody episode that touched on everything from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Anime/MillenniumActress''. And of course the almost frame-for-frame [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxE2zS5U_NM End of Gintamangelion]].
** Hell, there's even parody ''arcs''.
* The ''Franchise/LupinIII'' franchise ''frequently'' uses this trope. The original Manga stories simply used the Arsene Lupin Sansei character as a vehicle to drive a story, through whatever tale Creator/MonkeyPunch wanted to tell.



* Most of the ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' parallel works are these, although some have plot relevance. Not an episode perse, but they do feature new footage. The Manga version has quite a few more, and there's another, spin-off manga featuring the cast in a modern high school.
** Episode 6 might get a distinction as a parody of a stereotypical HotSpringsEpisode, considering the fact that it all goes to hell and what not. The same could be said of Episode 12, which is a parody of a stereotypical BeachEpisode.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' did an Arabian parody and a MonsterMash parody, both of which were dream sequences.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', something of a parody of shounen manga in itself, also features several parody episodes, mostly of Japanese series such as ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' and a bizarrely cast ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', not to mention a 2-part satire of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' and a movie-parody episode that touched on everything from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Anime/MillenniumActress''.
** And of course the almost frame-for-frame [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxE2zS5U_NM End of Gintamangelion]].

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' did ''Manga/{{Patalliro}} Saiyuki'' is an Arabian parody and a MonsterMash parody, both of which were dream sequences.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', something
entire ''series'' based around the concept of a parody of shounen manga in itself, also features several parody episodes, mostly of Japanese series such as ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' and a bizarrely cast ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', not to mention a 2-part satire of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' and a movie-parody episode that touched on everything from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Anime/MillenniumActress''.
** And of course
episode, recasting the almost frame-for-frame [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxE2zS5U_NM End characters in a theme of Gintamangelion]].''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' or ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', usually to hilarious results.



* The ''Franchise/LupinIII'' franchise ''frequently'' uses this trope. The original Manga stories simply used the Arsene Lupin Sansei character as a vehicle to drive a story, through whatever tale Creator/MonkeyPunch wanted to tell.

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* Most of the ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' parallel works are these, although some have plot relevance. Not an episode perse, but they do feature new footage. The ''Franchise/LupinIII'' franchise ''frequently'' uses this trope. The original Manga stories simply used version has quite a few more, and there's another, spin-off manga featuring the Arsene Lupin Sansei character cast in a modern high school.
** Episode 6 might get a distinction
as a vehicle parody of a stereotypical HotSpringsEpisode, considering the fact that it all goes to drive hell and what not. The same could be said of Episode 12, which is a story, through whatever tale Creator/MonkeyPunch wanted to tell. parody of a stereotypical BeachEpisode.
4th Sep '16 3:07:55 PM nombretomado
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** Also "Love and Rocket", which pays homage primarily to the HAL-9000 scenes of ASpaceOdyssey.

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** Also "Love and Rocket", which pays homage primarily to the HAL-9000 scenes of ASpaceOdyssey.''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
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